The sound is definitely there. As to whether its good or bad, well the jury is still out on that one. The in-game music is a real mellow, skippy type of music. No heavy guitars, or booming drums here. Whilst playing, a couple of different songs flitter which add to the emotion of the game. (After all, chess is staging itself to become an Olympic sport). The unfortunate thing is there is no way to select which song plays, so if you're about to start a grueling game, and an annoying song comes on... Needless to say, it doesn't make for quelling the nerves. I wish sound had been integrated more into the options, so the user can control it. It's worth listening to all the songs once, but some you'll like and some you won't.