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The Nintendo DS was the first touch screen handheld gaming device from Nintendo. It followed up the Gameboy Advance and added not only touch controls with a stylus but a second screen, microphone and tilt controls. There are a huge number of DS games that you can get at reasonable prices. They can be played on the original DS hardware as well as the DS lite, DSi and DSi XL. It has a local Download Play multiplayer mode where you can often download the game from one cartridge to many DS handhelds.
As part of our Accessibility Report, this page lists games that have been flagged with accessibility settings in the following areas.
Controls: Each of these games has been assessed for how you control the game, different options for alternative inputs and whether you can remap these settings to suit your needs. Each game offers the following accessibility features and settings:
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Release Date: 27/02/1996, updated in 2019
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS and Switch
Pokémon Sword and Shield are role-playing games where you explore a fictional world and collect different creatures called Pokémon. You progress through the game by exploring the world, talking to characters and winning turn-based battles with the...
Skill Rating: 15+ year-olds
Release Date: 01/01/1997, updated in 2019
Platforms: Android, DS, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Grand Theft Auto is a series of action-adventure game where you travel around one large location taking part in different criminal activities: pulling off heists, with lots of shooting and stealing and driving a variety of cars and other vehicles.
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Release Date: 21/01/1999, updated in 2018
Platforms: DS, GameCube, Switch and Wii U
Super Smash Bros. in its various versions offers real-time brawling battles. The tens of characters are drawn from other video games and each has bespoke moves to learn and perfect.
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Release Date: 09/12/2010, updated in 2018
Platforms: DS, PC, PS3, PS4 and Switch
Ni no Kuni is a series of adventure video games where you play a young character with an important mission. The first games follow Oliver, and his journey to another world to save his mother. The sequel, Revenant Kingdom, follows Evan Pettiwhisker...
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Release Date: 11/08/2000, updated in 2020
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch, Wii and Wii U
Paper Mario is a role-play game featuring Mario and other Nintendo characters. Although cute and cartoon-like in appearance, these games are known for the quality of writing and the well balanced and enjoyable turn-based combat.
Release Date: 03/09/2018
Platforms: DS, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS4, Switch, Wii and Xbox One
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a running, jumping, bashing and exploring game. It’s a re-release of the classic platform games featuring the purple dragon, Spyro. The attraction is the well designed levels, collecting and exploration. It’s an amiable...
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 09/11/1996, updated in 2020
Platforms: DS, GBA, GameCube, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PS5, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and iOS
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is the latest game in the Crash Bandicoot series, where you play a genetically enhanced bandicoot called Crash and run, jump and bash your way through levels while avoiding hazards.
Release Date: 04/09/2020
Platforms: DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Tony Hawk's is a skateboarding game series. It features the famous skater in 19 different games. From its start in 1999 on PlayStation it is now available on most consoles and has recently been re released in updated as Tony Hawk's 1 + 2.
Release Date: 27/07/2007, updated in 2021
Platforms: Android, DS, PC, PS4, Switch and iOS
The World Ends with You is a role-playing game set in the modern-day Shibuya shopping district of Tokyo. The place is a ghost town where the dead are forced to battle to try and gain their lives back. With stylized art and a fantasy story it stands out...
Release Date: 16/09/2008, updated in 2022
Platforms: DS, Mac, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, Switch, Wii and Xbox 360
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and its sequel, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II are fighting-adventure games set in the Star Wars universe. You use force powers and lightsaber attacks to defeat enemies in fast-paced combat, and in the latest Switch...