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Video GameAuto Chess Review
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Posted: 23 months ago, last updated 3 months ago.

Author: @JonahMonaghan, @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Auto Chess is a strategy game where you set-up automated actions to gain a competitive advantage. As you play you purchase units that will battle for you, each unit has different attributes that can collaborate with other units. The goal ultimately is to create a team that not only works well together but can counter your opponent's team.

Despite many interactions being based on luck or automation, as a player, it is your job to weigh choices based on the odds you're presented. Will you accept defeat to save your money? Or will you invest in order hopes of stopping your opponent?

In a single player game, you will face opponents many times with each encounter only lasting a few seconds. It is your job in these interactions to see who your threats are and prioritise how you can adapt to defeat them while not creating new weaknesses for the other players to exploit.

While the game has a steep learning curve for ranked play, the basic interactions are simple and the game is able to walk you through basic formations and strategies, reducing the barrier of entry.

Auto Chess goes by two different names:
  • Auto Chess: Origins (Mobile)
  • Auto Chess (PC)

Despite the different names, Auto Chess provides cross-play between the PC and mobile versions. A PS4 version was scheduled for an October 30th release but has been delayed with no new date.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/04/2019

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC, PS4 and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1 (8 online)

Genres: Strategy

Accessibility: 19 features

Developer: Drodo Studio (@DrodoStudio)




Play Time: It takes between 15 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Play StylePlay Style

You can play this by yourself or as a 8-player online game. Players can make parties of up to five players, this makes sure that the game isn't fixed for one player.

Single-player may be offered through user-generated content, however, user-generated content is not representative of the official game.

You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence. This game features unrealistic combat between fantasy characters or unrealistic human-like characters. The violence found in this combat is unrealistic, as are reactions to it. Damage is indicated by health bars, characters flash when hit and disappear when defeated. Violence is mostly seen from a distance, although the player does have the option to zoom in.
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Auto Chess usually costs £0 to £12.39. 

Auto Chess

PlayStation Store PS4 Free
Steam Store PC Free
App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free

AutoChess of Gensokyo

This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Some of these purchases (known as 'loot boxes') are for a chance of getting rare/higher-value items although common/lower-value items are more frequent. These in-game purchases also offer a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
Auto Chess provides a variety of in-game purchases both individually and as a part of a battle-pass (called the Chess Pass). However, all of these purchases are cosmetic and do not provide players with an advantage.


Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

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