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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Series) Accessibility Report

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords offers 11 accessibility features in the Difficulty, Reading and Controls 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.

The Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is a series of hard narrative-driven role-playing and combat games set in the Star Wars universe, 4000 years before Luke Skywalker and the Empire. You fight enemies and discover secrets by talking to the characters you meet on your way. The choices you make affect your ability to wield the light and dark sides of the force, who you meet along your journey and much more. Everything, even down to the ending, is dependent on your choices.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 15/07/2003, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Xbox and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Puzzle, Role-Playing and Turn-Based

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: @Obsidian

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has 4 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.

Cognitive Pressure

Adjust Speed: Adjust the overall speed of the game, or rewind play for a second attempt, to ease reaction times. By slowing the game, you have more time to interpret what is happening and then execute your actions. It also reduces the pressure on getting things right quickly or the first time you attempt them.

Save Anytime: The game automatically saves progress or you can save any time, and not lose progress. This avoids being forced back to the start of a level, or checkpoint when you fail a particular challenge.

Assistance

View Control Mapping: You can view a map of controls during play. This clearly displays the mappings of actions to buttons/keys/mouse/keyboard without having to leave the game.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials, instructions and tips. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate levels of detail. Ideally, this includes ongoing tips that relate to contexts in the game where the player is failing.

 

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If you want to play Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Difficulty accessibility:

ReadingReading

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has 4 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.

Reading Level

Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student would appreciate.

Text Visibility

Large Clear Text: Text is large and clear or can be adjusted to be. The general text used throughout the game in menus, instructions and other information is at least 1/6 the height of the screen.

Subtitles

Large Clear Subtitles: Subtitles are large and clear, or can be adjusted to be. Considered separately from the general text of the game, the subtitles are large, clear and of good contrast.

Voiced

Some Dialogue is Voiced: Some of the game dialogue and narrative is voice acted. This reduces the pressure on reading all the dialogue text, although not everything is provided audibly.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Reading

If you want to play Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:

NavigationNavigation

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has no accessibility features for Navigation which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds and spaces. The following games are similar to Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, but offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has 3 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.

Gamepad

Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.

Mouse And Keyboard

Mouse and Controller: Can play with mouse and controller simultaneously.

Motion

Motion Controls Not Required: You don’t need motion controls to play the game.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords has no 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. The following games are similar to Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, but offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords 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 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, but offer accessibility features for Audio:

System Accessibility Settings

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

Android
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this.
 
PC
Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators.
 
iOS
iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Ben Kendall



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