We've documented 11 accessibility features for SnowRunner. Strongest in Controls and Navigation but also has features in Getting Started, Reading and Audio to reduce unintended barriers. 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.SnowRunner is an off-road driving simulation game that follows up MudRunner. You drive all-terrain vehicles to traverse between locations and complete deliveries. You need to use the vehicle's gears, all-wheel-drive, fuel levels and other features to negotiate the often broken-down roads. Along with using just a map and compass to navigate you need to take care of your vehicle that tracks damage.
Release Date: 28/04/2020, updated in 2021
Price: 50% off
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 3
Players: 1 (4 online)
Genres: Simulation, Traversal (Action, Adventure and Race)
Accessibility: 11 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
Developer: Tweets Saber (@TweetsSaber)
Costs: Purchase cost, In-Game Purchases and In-Game Pass
We've documented 6 accessibility features for Controls in SnowRunner which deal with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Can play with the following:
Multiple Buttons & Two Sticks: Can play with multiple buttons and two sticks.
Can play with the following:
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Can customise the controls for the game as follows:
Remap Buttons: Can re-map all buttons so that you can use alternatives that better suit your play.
Remap Mouse and Keyboard: Can remap mouse and keyboard key bindings, on systems that support these controls.
Invert X/Y Axis: Can invert the direction required to control looking and aiming. This enables you to match your instinctive orientation when looking.
You can adjust
Adjust Mouse/Stick/Touch Sensitivity: Adjust how sensitive touch/mouse/stick controls are.
If you want to play SnowRunner, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in SnowRunner which deal with how you can adjust the challenge of play, and whether this is locked once chosen or can be adjusted as you play. The following games are similar to SnowRunner, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Getting Started in SnowRunner 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.
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.
If you want to play SnowRunner, but it doesn't offer the Getting Started accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Getting Started accessibility:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Reading in SnowRunner which deals 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.
How much reading is required to play the game's main path or story and how complex the language is. This doesn't include subtitles as required reading if they are fully voiced.
Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required. The quantity and complexity of reading are at a level that a high school student (14-year-old) would appreciate.
If you want to play SnowRunner, but it doesn't offer the Reading accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Reading accessibility:
We've documented 2 accessibility features for Navigation in SnowRunner 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.
Clear Mission Objectives: The game provides clear, structured missions with directional guidance and advice on which can be attempted next. This also indicates (ideally on maps where they are provided) which missions can't be attempted because you do not have the appropriate items yet.
Head-Up Display Navigation: Indication of where to go next with overlaid arrows, minimaps and waypoint markers. This supplements in-game visual and audible cues with additional guidance about where you are and where you need to go.
If you want to play SnowRunner, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in SnowRunner 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 SnowRunner, and offer accessibility features for Visual:
We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in SnowRunner which deals 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.
Balance Audio Levels: Set music and game sound effects separately. This enables you to select your preference as well as ensure critical game sounds aren't obscured by other audio.
If you want to play SnowRunner, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:
We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Communication in SnowRunner 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 SnowRunner, and offer accessibility features for Communication:
In addition to the accessibility features provided in the game, you can also use system-wide accessibility settings:
Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games.
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 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping).
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.
Accessibility Report supported by VSC Rating Board, PlayabilityInitiative and accessibility contributors Andy Robertson and Jo Robertson
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