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Best Games with Speaker Indicator, Their Tone and Environment Sounds Accessibility Settings

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, how well the game provides visual and audible access to the text and whether subtitles and captions are a good fit for purpose. Each game offers the following accessibility features and settings:

  • Speaker Indicator, their Tone and Environment Sounds: Captions indicate who is speaking and their tone, game sound and music. This can also be indicated visually in the game with character icons or character expressions with text in speech bubbles next to the person speaking. Environmental sounds are provided as extra text within the subtitles.

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 10/11/2020

Price: 35% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative, Open World and Role-Playing

Accessibilty: 33 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: This is a single player game

Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the twelfth game in the Assassins Creed Series, an open world action-adventure that takes place over several main story quests as well as many optional side missions.

Hot Lava

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 19/09/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Action, Open World, Platform and Simulation

Accessibilty: 29 features

Developer: @Klei

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Hot Lava is a running and jumping game where you mustn't touch the floor because it's covered in lava. It takes the childhood playground game online as you work to cross nostalgia-filled maps on your own or with other players

Immortals Fenyx Rising

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 03/12/2020

Price: 51% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Accessibilty: 42 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: This is a single player game

Immortals Fenyx Rising is a mythical adventure game where you play Fenyx, exploring the huge open world, solving puzzles and fighting evil fantasy creatures. Fenyx is a newly winged demigod, who was prophesied to be the one to save the Greek Gods' home...

Marvel's Avengers

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Narrative

Accessibilty: 25 features

Developer: @CrystalDynamics

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Marvel's Avengers is an action-adventure game based on the Avengers. You control the heroes from a third-person perspective on your own or with friends. Together you assemble a team of heroes to take on the game's main storyline, where you must clear...

Watch Dogs Legion

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 29/10/2020

Price: 50% off

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Narrative, Open World, Role-Playing and Simulation

Accessibilty: 49 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: You can play this with 4 players online

Watch Dogs: Legion is an adventure game, the third instalment in the Watch Dogs series. It's set in a fictionalised future dystopian London. You play hackers in group DedSec seeking to clear their name for bombings in the city.

Before Your Eyes

Expected Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 08/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Narrative

Accessibilty: 27 features

Developer: @Goodbye__World_

Players: This is a single player game

Before Your Eyes is a narrative game you play with a webcam. It detects each time you blink and advances the story. In this way you work through different scenes from your life, looking around with the mouse and choosing interactions by blinking. It...

Star Wars: Squadrons

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 02/10/2020

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Adventure, Shooting and Simulation

Accessibilty: 29 features

Developer: @MotiveMontreal

Players: You can play this with 10 players online

Star Wars: Squadrons is a shooting game where you master piloting spaceships. Squadrons offers a single player, narrative-based game, in which you play as two pilots (one in the Galactic Empire and one in the New Republic) where you'll fight in battles...

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Portal (Series)

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 10/10/2007, updated in 2011

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Web Browser, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Narrative, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty: 27 features

Developer: @ValveSoftware

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room

You are in a science laboratory where you seem to be being tested. Watched by the artificial intelligence GLaDOS, you have a gun that can create a pair of magic portals on any surface: one is an entrance and the other is an exit. Through a series of...

The Cost of Recovery

Expected Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 38 features

Developer: @OffTheBtnTrack

Players: This is a single player game

The Cost of Recovery is a narrative adventure where you play as four different people, one of whom has a stroke. How this impacts each of them is experienced first hand. Can they all get through this together or will everything start to fall apart?

Before I Forget

Rating: Not rated by PEGI

Release Date: 01/07/2020

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibilty: 9 features

Developer: @3FoldGames

Players: This is a single player game

Before I Forget is an exploration adventure, where you play Sunita, a woman alone in a house with early-onset dementia. As you wander from room to room, you discover mysterious objects, each holding a fleeting, fragmented memory. Examine faded...

Lifeline (Series)

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 16/04/2015, updated in 2016

Platforms: Android, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibilty: 15 features

Developer: @3MinuteGames

Players: This is a single player game

Lifeline is a narrative adventure where you interact with an astronaut, Taylor via text messages. You help him return home after crashing his aircraft on a foreign planet.

Embracelet

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 24/09/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 23 features

Developer: @MachineboyCom

Players: This is a single player game

Embracelet is an adventure game, where you use a magical bracelet to interact with objects and solve puzzles. As you explore the fishing community, make friends and solve puzzles, you subtlety affect the outcome of the story.

Alt-Frequencies

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 16/05/2019

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @AccidentalQ

Players: This is a single player game

Alt-Frequencies is an adventure game played by listen to a series of radio shows. It's a story about people stuck in a time loop without realising it and what you can do to save them.

Gears of War 5 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 07/11/2006, updated in 2019

Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Creative, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty: 35 features

Developer: @CoalitionGears

Players: You can play with 3 players in the same room and up to 10 players online

Gears of War is shooting game about a conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent. It's a big brash game franchise with six games, a comic book series and five...


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