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:
Genres: Creative and Narrative
Duration: Between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.
Costs: Purchase cost.
Kind Words is unusual because of the main interaction. You write letters to real people and receive back encouraging letters in return. Set in a cosy room with soft furnishings and relaxing music, it creates a space in which to find support and...
The Kingdom of Istyald
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Genres: Adventure and Narrative
Duration: Between 45 minutes and 1 hour to complete.
The Kingdom of Istyald is a text adventure that takes you on a strange journey while also introducing Fantasy as a literary genre. As you play you not only meet fantastic creatures but meet its main tropes: Elves, Dwarves, Warlocks, Dragons. Whether...
South of the Circle
Platforms: iOS Apple Arcade
Duration: Between 3 hours and 4 hours to complete.
South of the Circle is a narrative adventure game about, Peter, a Cambridge academic who finds himself fighting for survival in Antarctica during the 1960’s Cold War. You must cross desolate terrain to reach British, Norwegian and Soviet Antarctic...
The Gecko Gods
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC
Genres: Adventure, Open World, Platform and Puzzle
Duration: Between 4 hours and 5 hours to complete.
The Gecko Gods is a puzzle game where you control a small lizard reptile exploring a world and solving puzzles. You interact with the flora and fauna, catch insects and visit other animals. Because you have sticky feet you can climb any surface.
A Short Hike
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC
Genres: Adventure and Open World
Duration: Between 1 hour and 3 hours to complete.
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...
I Am Dead
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle
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.
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
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...
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.
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.
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...
The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Wii U
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Simulation
Duration: Between 50 hours and 200 hours to complete.
This game departs from the previous Zelda formula with the scale and depth of its world. You walk, fly, ride and climb your way through a landscape that varies in climate, terrain, inhabitants and vegetation. Weather and the passage of the sun and moon...
Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | Series S
Genres: Action, Open World, Simulation and Strategy
Duration: Between half an hour and 1 hour to play a round.
Grounded is a survival game where you are tiny and find yourself in someone’s back yard garden. It’s like Honey I Shrunk The Kids meets Fortnite. Ants, cockroaches, and bees pose a threat along with environmental hazards like water, tall grass and...
To The Moon
Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS
To the Moon is a story-adventure following two doctors trying to fulfil a dying man's last wish to go to the moon. With only a few ways to interact with the game, you control the doctors, exploring and solving puzzles to reconstruct the dying man's...
Duration: Between 11 hours and 12 hours to complete.
Röki is a Scandinavian folklore point-and-click style adventure game where you play Tove on a journey to save her family. As you help her to come to terms with loss, you explore deep into a snowy fairytale landscape with strange locations and creatures.
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Open World and Shooting
Duration: Between 10 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round.
Players: You can play this with 100 players online.
Costs: Free. Season pass and in-game purchases.
Hyper Scape is an online shooting game where players battle to be the last man standing. It's unusual because it integrates a feature that allows viewers of matches (on Twitch) to affect the game.
The White Door
Genres: Adventure and Puzzle
The White Door is an adventure that you play by exploring each room, finding and interacting with items and people. Along with its unusual black and white visuals, The White Door is also notable for the topic of mental health and memory loss it takes on.
A Space for the Unbound
A Space For The Unbound is an adventure about everyday life where you explore your location, chat with people and solve puzzles. Unusually, you do this by stepping into the mind of people you meet and helping them solve their stuck and knotted...
Platforms: Android, PC, PlayStation 4 and iOS
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing
Duration: Between 35 hours and 50 hours to complete.
Costs: Free. Season pass and in-game 'loot box' purchases.
Genshin Impact is a role-playing adventure set in a fantastical open world you explore by walking, climbing, swimming and gliding as necessary. Like the Zelda games, you can collect items, and craft new weapons. However, in this game to create a party...
Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation Vita and iOS
Genres: Narrative, Puzzle, Strategy and Turn-Based
Duration: Between 5 hours and 9 hours to complete.
You play the role of a border-crossing immigration officer in the fictional dystopian Eastern Bloc-like country of Arstotzka. You review each immigrant’s and returning citizens’ passports and paperwork according to an increasing list of changing...
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture
Platforms: Mac, PC and PlayStation 4
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Open World
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture lands you in a fictional deserted English village in 1984. As you walk the streets of another era you discover bright human forms who re-enact events like a radio play. Through their eyes, you see a web of fear,...
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | Series S
Genres: Action, Narrative and Shooting
Duration: Between 11 hours and 15 hours to complete.
This game is an outlandish paranormal fantasy where you are swept into a role as the new director of the Federal Bureau of Control agency of the ‘paranatural’. With impressive cinematic visuals and storytelling, your interactions involve exploring,...
Double Kick Heroes
Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting and Rhythm
Duration: Between 7 hours and 10 hours to complete.
Double Kick Heroes is a heavy metal rhythm game. You tap buttons in time to the music to lead your band through the zombie wasteland. It revolves around the "double kicking" drumming technique. When you get this right you can speed up the music.
Welcome to Elk
Platforms: Mac, PC and Xbox One
Duration: Between 4 hours and 4 and a half hours to complete.
Welcome to Elk is an adventure game set on a fictional island. It tells true stories and tall tales, about the people who live there.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch and iOS Apple Arcade
Genres: Action, Fighting and Puzzle
Grindstone is a colour matching puzzle game, where you plot the right path through each grid-level to attack enemies and gain treasure. The aim it to join together as many similar coloured monsters as possible in once go.
Duration: Between 7 hours and 9 hours to complete.
Beat Cop is a police crime drama where you have been framed for murder. Back on the street, you navigate the pixilated 80’s Miami Vice world to find out who did it. Your approach and decisions matter. Will you go in with the mafia or stay straight?...
Lair Of The Clockwork God
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One
Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Platform
Duration: Between 9 hours and 10 hours to complete.
Lair Of The Clockwork God is an adventure played with two characters from different game genres. Ben is a die-hard, old-school LucasArts Adventure fan, one foot stuck in the 90s. Dan is younger, running and jumping platform character, he's hip, he's...
God of War
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Role-Playing and Shooting
Duration: Between 16 hours and 25 hours to complete.
You play super-strong Norse fantasy hero Kratos as he takes his son Atreus on a brutal quest in the wake of his mother’s death. The exploration, puzzle solving, climbing and fighting gameplay intertwines with a mythological family drama played out in...
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting
Duration: Between 29 hours and 35 hours to complete.
Nier: Automata is a role-playing game, that span off from the Drakengard series. It's set in an alternate future where there is a war between alien machines and human androids. But this isn't a game about winning the war. It's more focused on the plight...
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