Splatoon 3 (Series) Review
Posted: 22 months ago, last updated yesterday.
For younger players, this is a good alternative to more violent shooting games like Fortnite, but every bit as skilful and exuberant.
View our choice of games like Splatoon 3. This game is good if you want to:
- Play BAFTA nominated games
- Play games with visual impairment
- Raise aspirations through esports
- Dip toe in older teenage games
- Dip your toe into online games
- Paint your game world
- Generate dopamine
- Use motion controls rather than sticks
- Play the best motion controlled games
- Refine competitive virtual motion
- Nourish youthful ambition
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online. To play battles in the same place on the Switch version with up to 8 others you each need a console and the game. Or you can play online with up to 8 players in public or private matches.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 8-14 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Although the game looks perfect for super young players, you do need quite a bit of dexterity and motor skill to enjoy it. For children who have had a few years in school this is a great game, building team work and paint-covering strategy.
There is reading to do, the text is quite big but the font is stylised.
There are a range of controls. Motion controls are default but can be switched off in favour of sticks. Sensitivity can be adjusted.
The colours are bright and can be locked to blue and yellow for colourblind mode. Rumble is used to communicate when you’ve taken damage and give you feedback on your movement.
The sound effects and score are also pretty helpful in anticipating attacks (although not the stealth attacks). You can't adjust the sound effects and music separately.
Our Splatoon 3 Accessibility Report documents 24 accessibility features:
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