Papers, Please Review
Posted: 10 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.
Author: Andy Robertson.
These decisions are powerful because of the real stories they tell. There’s the jeopardy of acting morally but at risk and cost to your own job and impoverished family.
Rating: PEGI 16+, ESRB MATURE 17+
Release Date: 08/08/2013, updated in 2017
This game features infrequent depictions of non-realistic looking violence towards human-like characters. Characters are shot, blown up and run over in this game. However, all the violence is shown from very far away with figures being shown as silhouettes, some mild blood effects are shown.
ESRB rated this MATURE 17+ with blood, drug reference, nudity, sexual themes, strong language, violence.
How you can adjust the challenge of play, and assistance the game offers when you fail or get stuck.
Reaction-time Not Critical: Individual game actions don’t need quick reactions.
How much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is.
Moderate Reading: Moderate reading required.
High Text Contrast: Text colour contrasts to background.
Speaker Indicator: Captions or icons and speech bubbles indicate who is speaking.
How you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs.
Mouse And Keyboard
Mouse Alone: Can play with just the mouse/mouse button/mouse wheel.
Mouse and Keys: Can play with mouse and multiple keys.
Rapid Pressing Optional: Quick, repeated button pressing not required or can be skipped or disabled.
Vibration Optional: Controller vibration not used in the game or you can disable it.
How you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game.
Large Game Elements: Game characters and other elements are large and distinguishable.
No Flashes: No flashing strobe effects or you can disable them.
No Screen Shake: No screen shake effect or this can be disabled.
Colourblind friendly: Game doesn’t rely on colour or can switch to colourblind friendly mode.
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.
Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well
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. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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