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Ear Hockey Review

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Posted: 17 months ago, last updated 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Ear Hockey is a bat and ball competitive game played by listening to the in-game audio alone; no screen required. It uses spatial audio cues to signal to the player where they are in the play-space and where the main game object, the ball, is travelling.

You control a paddle from the first-person perspective and can hear the ball travelling around the court. The goal is to hit the ball so the other player can't return the ball. The first player to score seven points wins the match.

It's an accessible game for players with low vision, but also an interesting game to play and explore you sense of hearing.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 14/12/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action and Sports

Accessibility: 20 features

Developer: Hacksaw Unit (@HacksawUnit)


Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online.


Ear Hockey

Steam Store PC Free
This game is free to play. Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.  

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


There's a good tutorial to introduce sounds and interactions. There are some difficulty settings for the computer opponent. You can adjust the volume of the sound. You can't adjust music and effects volume separately.
Our Ear Hockey Accessibility Report documents 20 accessibility features:

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