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The Elder Scrolls (Series) Accessibility Report

We've documented 2 accessibility features for The Elder Scrolls in the Navigation 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 Elder Scrolls is a series of action role-playing games that take you to detailed open worlds with free-form gameplay. The series has sold more than 58 million copies.

NotesAccessibility Notes

On Switch, Skyrim offers optimal aiming of bows (along with spells) through subtle movements of the controllers. You can perform basic swings to attack and block with swords.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 11/11/2011, updated in 2017

Price: 72% off

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

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: Bethesda Studios (@BethesdaStudios)

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost. Season pass and in-game purchases

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Difficulty in The Elder Scrolls 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 The Elder Scrolls, and offer accessibility features for Difficulty:

Getting StartedGetting Started

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Getting Started in The Elder Scrolls 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 The Elder Scrolls, and offer accessibility features for Getting Started:

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in The Elder Scrolls 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 The Elder Scrolls, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Navigation in The Elder Scrolls which deals 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.

Head-Up Display

Game Map: View a map of the game world during play, with the landscape, points of interest and missions highlighted throughout the entire game. This enables the orientation of the player and the world, confirming a direction of movement and the location of destinations or points of exploration.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Navigation

If you want to play The Elder Scrolls, but it doesn't offer the Navigation accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Navigation accessibility:

ControlsControls

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Controls in The Elder Scrolls which deals with how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.

Motion

Games that can be played with different sorts of motion controllers.

Motion Aiming: Can use small movements of the gamepad to fine-tune aiming or as the main aiming mechanism. This is sometimes known as Gyro-Aiming. This usually provides the ability to calibrate these controls to taste.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Controls

If you want to play The Elder Scrolls, but it doesn't offer the Controls accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Controls accessibility:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in The Elder Scrolls 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 The Elder Scrolls, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Audio in The Elder Scrolls 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 The Elder Scrolls, and 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:

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


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