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Demon's Souls (Series) Accessibility Report

Demon's Souls offers 5 accessibility features in the Reading, Navigation and Visual areas to aid enjoyment of the game for different players. This report is created with input from accessibility experts and the player community to help people find games that have the accessibility features they require. Once you have found potential games on the database, there are excellent specialist accessibility sites that offer in-depth reviews to guide your purchasing decisions.

Demons Souls is first a series of fighting and exploration games recently re-released on PlayStation 5. From third-person perspective you navigate interconnected locations while fighting enemies with weapons and magic. Larger boss enemy encounters progress the story. The games are known for their difficulty and intentional frustration of the player.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Release Date: 04/10/2011

Platforms: PS3 and PS5

Genres: Action, Adventure and Narrative

Accessibility: 5 features

Developer: @Bluepointgames

Players: You can play this with 6 players online

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Demon's Souls has no accessibility features for Difficulty which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck. The following games are similar to Demon's Souls, but offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

Demon's Souls has no accessibility features for Getting Started which deal with what support is offered to get started with the game. This includes customising the experience when you first open the game via any onboarding processes it provides as well as tutorials and other assistance when you first start playing. The following games are similar to Demon's Souls, but offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

Demon's Souls has 2 accessibility features for Reading which deal with how much reading or listening comprehension is required, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose.

Text Visibility

High Contrast Text: Text colour contrasts to the background or can be adjusted to be. The text in menus, instructions and other information is presented in high contrast with a solid background.

Subtitles

Some Speech Subtitled: Some spoken content has subtitles. This reduces the pressure on interpreting all the spoken content, although not everything is captured textually.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play Demon's Souls, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

Demon's Souls has 1 accessibility feature for Navigation which deals with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces.

Head-Up Display

Adjust Head-Up Display: Resize and adjust the content of the head-up display. This enables it to be made more visible. It can also enable the removal of too much information that can be distracting or confusing.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation

If you want to play Demon's Souls, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

Demon's Souls has no accessibility features for Controls which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. The following games are similar to Demon's Souls, but offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

Demon's Souls has 2 accessibility features for Visual which deal with how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.

Colour Options

Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.

Colour adjustments: Adjust colours of characters or game elements for greater visibility. Includes the ability to select which type of colourblind mode you require.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Visual

If you want to play Demon's Souls, but it doesn't offer the Visual accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Visual accessibility:

AudioAudio

Demon's Souls has no accessibility features for Audio which deal with how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. The following games are similar to Demon's Souls, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

CommunicationCommunication

Demon's Souls has no accessibility features for Communication which deal with how you can communicate with other players in the game and what options are available to customise and control this interaction. The following games are similar to Demon's Souls, but offer accessibility features for Communication:

System Accessibility Settings

In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:

PlayStation 5
PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @momoxmia



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