As part of our accessibility review, this page lists games that have been flagged with accessibility settings in the following areas.
Reading: Each of these games has been assessed for how much reading or listening comprehension is required, and how accessible this is. Each game offers the following accessibility features and settings:
A Short Hike
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC
Genres: Adventure and Open World
Duration: Between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.
Costs: Purchase cost.
In A Short Hike you play penguin-like character Claire, who needs to climb a mountain in a beautiful national park to receive an important phone call. Presented in cute pixel graphics, the game invites you to explore the park, help other animals, find...
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 15 hours and 22 hours to complete.
Costs: Free-to-start. In-game purchases.
Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair is a side-on running and jumping game starring the characters from the 3D platform game Yooka-Laylee. You control Yooka, a male chameleon, and Laylee, a female bat and take on a level...
Genres: Action and Racing
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online.
Inertial Drift is a racing game set in an alternative 90s retro future. Unusually, you use two sticks to control the direction with one stick and the drift with the other. Choose to either enter races or play the single player story mode, where you...
Platforms: Android and iOS
Genres: Action, Narrative, Puzzle and Role-Playing
Duration: Between 2 hours and 3 hours to complete.
This is a point and click adventure. You play young radio reporter Patricia who has just started her first job at a radio station. However, strange things are happening. Richard, her friend who got her the job has vanished and someone is tampering with...
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Adventure, Open World and Simulation
Duration: Between 6 hours and 7 hours to complete.
Costs: Free. In-game purchases.
Island Saver is action-adventure about cleaning up litter and goop to make money. It's created by Natwest with the aim of teaching children how to manage money. Unusually for a game with ideological ambitions, it's also a lot of fun.
Platforms: Android, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Puzzle
Duration: Between 2 hours and 3 and a half hours to complete.
Minit is retro puzzle game where you complete small tasks in within a 60 second time frame. You must dodge or fight foes, cut through the undergrowth, explore your world and find keys and swords. You start from the same place for each of your 60 second...
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between 51 hours and 75 hours to complete.
Players: You can play this with 4 players online.
Stardew Valley looks like a farming simulator. That’s partly what it is, but you must also develop relationships with the other townsfolk and delve deep into the mines. Its quirky labyrinthine attention to detail is as inviting for young players to...
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Duration: Between 13 hours and 30 hours to complete.
This is a platform game that requires players to use jumping and climbing moves to ascend an increasingly challenging two-dimensional mountain. You play Madeline, who is, perhaps unsurprisingly, haunted by self-doubt at the task in hand. She presses on...
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle
Duration: Between 18 hours and 22 hours to complete.
In Heaven’s Vault you play an archaeologist translating an ancient alien language whose decrypting weaves through an unfolding drama. While doing real linguistic work you interact with companions and locals. Your choices can open or close vast swathes...
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS/3DS and Nintendo Switch
Genres: Action, Adventure and Puzzle
Duration: Between 14 hours and 20 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 8 players online.
Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases.
The three Luigi’s Mansion (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Gamecube or Nintendo Switch) games each challenge you to investigate a haunted mansion. As longstanding Nintendo character Luigi, you play a ghostbuster to capture various mischievous ghouls. The...
I Am Dead
Duration: Between 5 hours and 7 hours to complete.
I Am Dead is a puzzle game from the creators of Wilmot's Warehouse. You play a recently-deceased museum curator trying to avert a disaster from his home town of Shelmerston.
Genres: Action, Open World, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 7 hours and 15 hours to complete.
You play a fox in a magical fairy tale forest. The world extends in front of you in stylised form, with trees, mountains and streams glistening with sparkles of life. You run, jump, climb and dip your paws in every aspect of the world. But it’s the...
Genres: Fighting, Strategy and Turn-Based
Duration: Between 20 hours and 40 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online.
This is a fantasy war game, similar to Advanced Wars from the Gameboy era, where players take turns in a variety of battles. Computer-controlled and human opponents compete to achieve objectives and be the last player remaining.
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action and Platform
Duration: Between 1 minute and 5 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online.
Cuphead is a running, jumping and shooting game that looks like an old Mickey Mouse cartoon. You play on your own or with someone else and work across the screen, jumping gaps, shooting enemies and avoiding projectiles.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Xbox and Xbox One
Duration: Between 11 hours and 16 hours to complete.
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is a running and jumping game based on the Nickelodeon animated series SpongeBob SquarePants. It's an original story where you defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots.
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform
Duration: Between 15 hours and 20 hours to complete.
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.
Cookies Must Die
Genres: Fighting and Platform
Duration: Between 2 minutes and 6 minutes to play a round.
Costs: Free. In-game 'loot box' purchases.
Cookies Must Die is a platform game where you fight mutant cookies. Your character is a genetically modified super human who now, thanks to the scientists, has the ability to hurl its self across the lab facility, aiming at foes and avoiding obstacles.
Genres: Action, Platform and Shooting
Duration: Between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.
Mechstermination Force is a shooting game with a difference. Along with jumping and climbing around the levels the focus is on battling huge boss enemies. You do this by finding weak spots and blowing them up. It's from the same creator as the Gunman...
A Hat in Time
Genres: Action, Adventure, Open World, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 9 hours and 14 hours to complete.
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 50 players online.
A Hat in Time is a running, jumping and exploring game inspired by retro platform games like Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Spyro the Dragon and Psychonauts. As you explore each of the worlds, you discover characters to talk to, enemies to battle and an...
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