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Plants vs. Zombies (Series) Accessibility Report

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Plants vs. Zombies in the Difficulty and Getting Started 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.

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare is a series of third-person shooting games about the battle for supremacy between weaponised plants and attacking zombies. It's good for families because the comedic zombies and funny plant powers keep things away from pure violence.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 8-14 year-olds

Release Date: 04/09/2019

Price: 80% off

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting, Shooting and Strategy

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: Pop Cap (@PopCap)

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 24 players online

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty in Plants vs. Zombies which deals with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.

Difficulty Options

Select Difficulty: Select the level of difficulty from a range of presets. This not only offers a way to adjust the challenge of a game but enables you to do so without dealing with individual criteria.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Difficulty

If you want to play Plants vs. Zombies, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Difficulty accessibility:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in Plants vs. Zombies which deals 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.

Assistance Getting Starting

These features aid your play of the game in terms of cognitive load on learning controls, dealing with pressure and coping with the environment and challenges.

Tutorials: There are helpful tutorials and instructions on how to play. Information is provided in a timely manner, with appropriate level of detail.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Getting Started

If you want to play Plants vs. Zombies, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Plants vs. Zombies 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. The following games are similar to Plants vs. Zombies, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Plants vs. Zombies which deal with how the game provides guidance and assistance to navigate its worlds. These are only for games that have traversal and exploration in 2D and 3D spaces. The following games are similar to Plants vs. Zombies, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Controls in Plants vs. Zombies 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 Plants vs. Zombies, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Plants vs. Zombies 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 Plants vs. Zombies, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in Plants vs. Zombies 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 Plants vs. Zombies, and offer accessibility features for Audio:

CommunicationCommunication

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in Plants vs. Zombies 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 Plants vs. Zombies, and 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:

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
 
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.
 
PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
 
Xbox One
Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games.
 
Read more about system accessibility settings.

VSC LogoAccessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors @GeekDadGamer


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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