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Windbound Accessibility Report

We've documented 2 accessibility features for Windbound in the Difficulty and Audio 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.

Windbound is an adventure game where you hunt, explore and craft to survive. But unlike games like Zelda when you die you start over and the world is endlessly changing for each new adventure.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 01/08/2020

Price: 65% off

Platforms: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One

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

Accessibility: 2 features

Developer: 5 Lives Studios (@5LivesStudios)

Players: This is a single player game

Costs: Purchase cost

 

DifficultyDifficulty

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Difficulty in Windbound 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 Windbound, but it doesn't offer the Difficulty accessibility features you require, this similar game extends the Difficulty accessibility:

Getting StartedGetting Started

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

ReadingReading

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Reading in Windbound 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 Windbound, and offer accessibility features for Reading:

NavigationNavigation

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Navigation in Windbound 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 Windbound, and offer accessibility features for Navigation:

ControlsControls

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Controls in Windbound 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 Windbound, and offer accessibility features for Controls:

VisualVisual

We haven’t documented any accessibility features for Visual in Windbound 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 Windbound, and offer accessibility features for Visual:

AudioAudio

We've documented 1 accessibility feature for Audio in Windbound 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.

Adjustable Audio

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.

 

Similar Games With More Accessibility Features for Audio

If you want to play Windbound, but it doesn't offer the Audio accessibility features you require, these similar games extend the Audio accessibility:

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).
 
Stadia
Stadia offers some system accessibility features. Tandem enables you to use two controllers to play one character. This also enables you to connect other controllers like the Xbox Adaptive Controller.
 
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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