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Best Games on PlayStation 3 with Play Without Hearing Accessibility Settings

The PlayStation 3 was released in 2006. It was the first console to use Blu-ray Disc to store games and moved gaming into the online realm with PlayStation Network. The first versions of the PlayStation 3 could run all PlayStation 2 games but this feature was soon dropped to get the price down.

It was launched with the wireless Sixaxis controllers which offered motion controls and a speaker as had been seen in the Wii. It dropped the vibration feedback aspect of the DualShock controllers, although this was soon reintroduced with DualShock 3.

As part of our accessibility review, this page lists games that have been flagged with accessibility settings in the following areas.

Audio: Each of these games has been assessed for how you can adjust the audio of the game and whether audio cues compensate for aspects of the game that are hard to see. Each game offers the following accessibility features and settings:

  • Play Without Hearing: No audio cues are necessary to play the game well.

 
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Portal

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PEGI Rating 12+ for Portal

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...

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 19/11/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty: 26 features

Developer: @Naughty_Dog

Players: You can play this with 10 players online

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is an action-adventure game set several years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception. You play Nathan Drake, a happily married former treasure hunter coaxed out of retirement by his brother. This leads into...

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 01/11/2011

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure and Shooting

Accessibilty: 20 features

Developer: @Naughty_Dog

Players: This is a single player game

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is an action-adventure game and the third entry in the Uncharted series. In Uncharted 3 you once again take the role of Nathan Drake, treasure hunter, in the hunt for the lost city Ubar (also known as Atlantis of the...

Rayman Origins

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 15/11/2011, updated in 2013

Platforms: Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Adventure and Platform

Accessibilty: 18 features

Developer: @Ubisoft

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

Rayman Origins is platform game where you run, jump, swing and attack your way through fantasy cartoon levels. It stands out because of the strong characters and variety of different enemies ranging in difficulty.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 19/11/2007

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibilty: 20 features

Developer: @Naughty_Dog

Players: This is a single player game

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is an action-adventure where you, treasure hunter Nathan Drake, follow in the footsteps of your ancestor Sir Francis Drake in search of El Dorado. You run, jump, fight, shoot, and explore a rich world that unfolds a film-like...

Ibb and Obb

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 01/08/2013, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 3

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 13 features

Developer: @Sparpweed

Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online

Ibb & Obb is a puzzle game where you run, jump, land on enemies and solve momentum puzzles. The novelty is that it's a game designed for co-operation. One player controls the green creature, Ibb, and the other controls the pink creature, Obb. The world...

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 25/08/2009

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Accessibilty: 13 features

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

Players: This is a single player game

Batman: Arkham Asylum is an open-world adventure game. It's the first game in the Batman: Arkham series. In the game, the Joker has taken over Arkham Asylum trapping Batman inside and watching him as he tries to escape, sending various enemies after him...

Batman: Arkham City

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 18/10/2011

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting and Open World

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @RocksteadyGames

Players: This is a single player game

Batman: Arkham City is an open world adventure, the second instalment in the Arkham series taking place one year after the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum. You play Batman fighting crime, and a dwindling reputation,...

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 13/10/2009, updated in 2015

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure and Shooting

Accessibilty: 20 features

Developer: @Naughty_Dog

Players: This is a single player game

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is an action-adventure game that puts you in the role of treasure hunter Nathan Drake. You head to Nepal looking for the lost city of Shambala, unfortunately, you're not the only one looking for it. On your journey, you'll...

Game image FIFA

FIFA

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PEGI Rating 3+ for FIFA

FIFA (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 15/12/1993, updated in 2020

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Stadia, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports

Accessibilty: 28 features

Developer: @EA

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online

FIFA is one of the two main football video games (the other being Pro Evolution). Each year it's released with improved visuals, more realistic physics and enhanced competitive play. For those that follow the game closely and play it a lot, it offers a...

The Unfinished Swan

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 16/10/2012

Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @GiantSparrow

Players: This is a single player game

The Unfinished Swan invites you to explore a world by splashing paint on it. The tactile experience leads you into a fairy tale about an unfinished painting that leads a child back to his parent.

Costume Quest (Series)

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 19/10/2010, updated in 2011

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Wii U, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Action, Adventure, Narrative, Role-Playing and Turn-Based

Accessibilty: 13 features

Developer: @DoubleFine

Players: This is a single player game

Costume Quest is an adventure game where you play a trick-or-treating child when they encounter a monster that kidnaps your sibling. You travel the neighbourhood collecting items for your costume, candy and fellow children as companions in order to face...

Need for Speed (Series)

Rating: PEGI 16+

Release Date: 08/11/2019

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Open World and Racing

Accessibilty: 26 features

Developer: @GhostGamesEA

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 16 players online

Need for Speed: Heat is an open-world racing game. Races during the day are legally sanctioned street competitions where you try to win cash prizes. Races at night are illegal races where you aim to build a reputation. When racing at night, you need to...

Jetpack Joyride

Rating: PEGI 7+

Release Date: 01/09/2011

Platforms: Android, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and iOS

Genres: Action and Platform

Accessibilty: 17 features

Developer: @HalfBrick

Players: This is a single player game

Jetpack Joyride is a running, jumping and shooting game you play by just tapping the screen or button at the right time to control your jetpack. Your play a scientist who runs through each of the levels and must survive and get to the end.

Fez

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 13/04/2012

Platforms: Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and iOS

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @PHIL_FISH

Players: This is a single player game

Fez is a dimension based puzzle game where you, as a small character called Gomez, can rotate between four 2D views of the 3D world (as four sides around a cube-like space). This sounds confusing but actually develops into a mind-stretching and...

Williams Pinball

Rating: PEGI 12+

Release Date: 09/10/2018

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Simulation

Accessibilty: 18 features

Developer: @FarSightStudios

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room

Williams are a renowned designer and manufacturer of pinball machines. Its tables can be played on different systems through games that simulate the original games. This include the physics of the ball, pixel perfect recreation of the play tables and...


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