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Best Games Rated PEGI 3 and Younger with Holding Down Buttons Optional Accessibility Settings

As part of our accessibility review, 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:

  • Holding Down Buttons Optional: Holding down buttons for prolonged periods is not required, can be turned off or switched to toggling the action on and off. This is in addition to the direction stick which is not considered a hold for this purpose.

 

Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulnes‪s‬

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 14/02/2020

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Narrative

Accessibilty: 15 features

Players: This is a single player game

Moshi: Sleep and Mindfulnes‪s‬ is a narrative experience designed to aid sleep. Children can select stories, sounds, meditation or music and calm colours to help them drift off to sleep quickly. Once started the original stories and sounds play with...

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 27/08/1992, updated in 2018

Price: 26% off

Platforms: GameCube, Nintendo 2DS|3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Switch and iOS

Genres: Action and Racing

Accessibilty: 22 features

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 16 players online

Mario Kart is a go-kart racing game on Nintendo systems. You race against other Nintendo characters around different circuits, picking up power ups, attacks and speed boosts. It is frantic and chaotic, but still requires skills to do well at.

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 06/11/2017

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Action, Platform, Simulation and Sports

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @Bfod

Players: This is a single player game

Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a strange game about movement and momentum. You are tasked with climbing a mountain. However, your only means of locomotion is a hammer that can stick to objects and drag you forwards.

Boomerang Fu

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 13/08/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Fighting and Simulation

Accessibilty: 8 features

Developer: @BoomerangFu

Players: You can play with 6 players in the same room

Boomerang Fu is a fighting game where you control small food-like characters. Using your boomerang the aim is to slice the other players with ranged or melee attacks. You can use a large range of power-ups such as: explosive boomerangs, disguise and...

Frogger In Toy Town

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 07/10/2019

Platforms: iOS Apple Arcade

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @Konami

Players: This is a single player game

Frogger In Toy Town is a jumping and running game that updates the classic Frogger road-crossing challenge. You play in rich three dimensional environments with objects that interact with each other. As well as looking nice, this adds a physical...

Fancade

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 30/04/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Fighting, Puzzle, Racing and Shooting

Accessibilty: 20 features

Developer: @MartinMagni

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

Fancade is a collection of simple games played on smartphones. It offers simple running, jumping, puzzle, shooting challenges depicted with simple pixel visuals. Like Roblox, these offer simple versions of other commercial games. Unlike Roblox, these...

Katamari Damacy Reroll

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 06/12/2018, updated in 2020

Price: 75% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Open World

Accessibilty: 18 features

Developer: @BandaiNamcoUS

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

Katamari Damacy Reroll is a puzzle game where you control a sticky ball. The aim is to roll up as much stuff as possible, making yourself as big as possible. The game starts small by simply having you pick up thumbtacks, game pieces, and caramels....

Moving Out

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 29/04/2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 24 features

Developer: @SmgStudio

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

Moving Out is an action-puzzle game where you play a removal company. With up to four players you work together to get items out of the house and into the van. Although this starts simply you soon find furniture that is an awkward shape or needs two...

Forza Horizon 4 (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 25/09/2018

Price: 30% off

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

Genres: Open World and Racing

Accessibilty: 29 features

Developer: @WeArePlayground

Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 72 players online

Forza Horizon 4 is a thrilling racing game where you race all manner of vehicles across a wide range of landscapes. This fourth iteration is set in the United Kingdom, with Edinburgh’s narrow streets, the Lake District’s hills and rainfall and the...

The Gecko Gods

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: Coming soon

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Adventure, Open World, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 35 features

Developer: @Inresin

Players: This is a single player game

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.

Sniks

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 05/08/2020

Platforms: Android, Mac and iOS

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty: 19 features

Developer: @ShellyAlon

Players: This is a single player game

Sniks is a puzzle game about guiding colourful worms to matching coloured fruit and food. Each level is a self contained arena with a number of snakes. Each snake can only consume fruit of a matching colour and they can't pass each other. It poses some...

Mini Metro

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 06/01/2015

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and iOS

Genres: Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty: 27 features

Developer: @Dinopoloclub

Players: This is a single player game

Create an ordered, efficient underground train system. It sounds like hard work, but the simple Tube-map visuals, calm music, and streamlined interactions make this relaxing, like sudoku. Dip your toe in this strategy challenge and keep the system...

Super Mario Run

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 15/12/2016, updated in 2017

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Platform

Accessibilty: 13 features

Developer: @Nintendo

Players: You can play this with 1 player online

Super Mario Run is a running and jumping game you play by tapping the screen to jump. Your character automatically runs and you just tap at the right time to avoid obstacles and jump on enemies. It sounds too simple to be fun but is actually a cleverly...

Soccer Physics

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 12/12/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, PC, Web Browser and iOS

Genres: Action and Sports

Accessibilty: 18 features

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

Soccer Physics is a super simple football game you play by pressing one button. Made by Otto-Ville Ojala who also made the similar one-button games Wrestle Jump and Tank of Tanks, it's designed to be silly and fun. The matches are 2-on-2 and you time...

Akurra

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 01/07/2021

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Adventure and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @Gojirra

Players: This is a single player game

Akurra is a block pushing puzzle and exploration game. Its look is inspired by classic games like Zelda, Star Tropics, and Chip’s Challenge. It looks simple, but offers a rich and complex puzzles backed by visuals and sounds that take you back to the...

Silly Walks

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 07/08/2017

Price: Free

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 8 features

Developer: @ParttimeMonkey

Players: This is a single player game

Silly Walks is an adventure where you control household-objects by tapping the screen to get them to walk. Each tap switches legs so you can control their direction as well as their speed. It sounds simple but takes some considerable skill. The...

Untitled Goose Game

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 03/10/2019

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 25 features

Developer: @House_house_

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

This is another silly and funny game but with a dastardly vibe. You play a mean goose who is intent on ruining the day of the inhabitants of a sleepy English village. By stealing items, squawking and otherwise making a nuisance of yourself you slowly...

One Hand Clapping

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 14/07/2020

Platforms: Stadia

Genres: Platform, Puzzle and Rhythm

Accessibilty: 29 features

Developer: @BadDreamGames

Players: This is a single player game

One Hand Clapping is a running and jumping game where you sing into a microphone to interact with the world. The game acknowledges how challenging this idea may be, and gently leads you into using your voice to create platforms, adjust the wind and...

Puyo Puyo (Series)

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 07/05/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty: 24 features

Developer: @SEGA

Players: You can play with 8 players in the same room and up to 2 players online

Puyo Puyo Champions (Puyo Puyo eSports in Japan) is the latest in a puzzle game series where you line up slime-like Puyo creatures who fall from the top of the screen. The trick is to rotate the groups of two, three, and four colours to line up with...

Playne

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 22/06/2019

Platforms: Mac and PC

Genres: Creative, Physically Active and Simulation

Accessibilty: 19 features

Developer: @playne

Players: This is a single player game

Playne is a narrative-driven meditation game that helps you build daily meditation habits. With each meditation session, Playne's story begins to unfold and the life on your island begins to grow providing you with more environments to meditate in.

Ord

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 05/06/2019, updated in 2020

Price: 35% off

Platforms: Android, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Role-Playing

Accessibilty: 24 features

Developer: @JoniTweetsGames

Players: This is a single player game

Ord is an unusual text adventure, rather than one grand story, you embark on a series of distinct quests. Whether it's defeating an evil warlock or creating your own world as a god, Ord tells stories through simple series of words and word associations...

Grace's Diary

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 09/08/2016

Price: Free

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and Web Browser

Genres: Narrative and Role-Playing

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @StopTDV

Players: This is a single player game

Grace's Diary is a role playing game where you play, Grace, who is concerned about her friend Natalie who's behaviour has changed since she started dating her current boyfriend. By experiencing the conversations first hand and making notes in your...

Kolumno

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 15/11/2018, updated in 2020

Price: 30% off

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

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty: 7 features

Developer: @DevilishGames

Players: This is a single player game

Kolumno is a puzzle game where you drop a ball down the side of a sphere aiming to reach the bottom without being blocked. Your task is to manipulate the ball so it fits the rotating elements with gaps in them.

Spooky Chase

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 23/10/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 13 features

Developer: @QubyteGames

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

Spooky Chase is a running, jumping game where you play a ghost collecting a series of flags. However, each route you take to a flag is then followed by enemies when you go after the next one. You play each level multiple times to collect each flag, but...

Gogogo!

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 12/06/2020

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Action, Creative, Physically Active and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 23 features

Developer: @GogogoTheGame

Players: You can play with 16 players in the same room

Gogogo! is a puzzle party game where friends and family compete in clever skill and knowledge challenges revolving around their smartphones. There are memory games, reaction games, word puzzles, challenges where you spin on the spot or tap a dot on your...

Switch 'N' Shoot

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 10/04/2019, updated in 2020

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action and Shooting

Accessibilty: 17 features

Developer: @Crowbarska

Players: This is a single player game

Switch 'N' Shoot is a shooting game controlled by a single button. You pilot a star-fighter, each time you press to shot you change direction. It's a novel way to play but also can be good for players with motor impairment (and fast reactions).

Ear Hockey

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 14/12/2018

Price: Free

Platforms: PC

Genres: Action and Sports

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @HacksawUnit

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

Ear Hockey is a bat and ball competitive game played by listening to the in-game audio alone; no screen required. It uses spatial audio cues to signal to the player where they are in the play-space and where the main game object, the ball, is travelling.

Universal Paperclips

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 09/10/2017

Platforms: Android, Web Browser and iOS

Genres: Adventure, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @flantz

Players: This is a single player game

Universal Paperclips is an adventure game about making paperclips. It sounds simple, but behind the incremental process of clicking a button to create these paperclips is a story about how the desire to make paperclips (or anything) if fully realised...

Brunch Club

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 29/08/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty: 16 features

Developer: @FoggyBoxHQ

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

Brunch Club is a cooking game where you possess and move food around the kitchen to complete different recipes. This unusual way to cook creates a unique and silly challenge you take on with up to four people.

She Remembered Caterpillars

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 17/01/2017

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty: 15 features

Developer: @TheJumpSuits

Players: This is a single player game

She Remembered Caterpillars is a colour-matching puzzle game with an unusual look and emotional story to tell. Through the unsettling fungi-punk aesthetic you work out how to get your characters to the endpoint of each stage. As you do you eavesdrop on...

Yi and the Thousand Moons

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 24/11/2017

Platforms: Mac and PlayStation 2

Genres: Adventure and Narrative

Accessibilty: 21 features

Developer: @UsDivad

Players: This is a single player game

Yi and the Thousand Moons is an adventure game in the form of a musical. You follow Yi who is told by the gods to bring down the moons, but then has to try and save the people of her village from the unforeseen results.

Rip Them Off

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 24/03/2021

Platforms: Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One and iOS

Genres: Puzzle and Simulation

Accessibilty: 24 features

Developer: @Lozange_Lab

Players: This is a single player game

Rip Them Off is puzzle game where you build businesses to attract customers. It's an economic management version of tower defence. Rather than stopping soldiers by shooting them, you are stopping citizens by selling them things. You choose locations,...

Inner Tao

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 12/04/2021

Platforms: PC

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty: 25 features

Developer: @LeSloDev

Players: This is a single player game

Inner Tao is a puzzle game where you move two circles, manoeuvring objects to their destinations, marked by small squares. This starts simply but soon has you manipulating multiple elements and moving between the white and black halves of each puzzle....

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...

HyperDot

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 31/01/2020

Platforms: PC and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Creative and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 17 features

Developer: @TribeGames

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

HyperDot is a dodging game, where you control a small circle and must move to avoid collisions with other shapes. It sounds too simple to be fun, but the cover design and variation in challenge make it a really enjoyable game.

One Person Story

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 23/08/2018

Price: 66% off

Platforms: Nintendo Switch and PC

Genres: Narrative and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 18 features

Developer: @Lampogolovii

Players: This is a single player game

This is a simple puzzle game played by pressing a single button to help a bouncing ball through a maze. It's voiced with a narrative about life's difficulties and challenges. It starts simply but gets more difficult as you have to open and close doors,...

Pushy and Pully

Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 05/05/2020

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Puzzle

Accessibilty: 15 features

Developer: @ResistanceStdio

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

Pushy and Pully is a puzzle game where you push blocks into enemies to kill them, or into each other to gain special attacks. The action takes place on a single screen with up to two players. After 10 levels there is a large enemy to defeat before...

Shadow Frog

Expected Rating: PEGI 3+

Release Date: 18/06/2020

Price: Free

Platforms: iOS

Genres: Platform and Puzzle

Accessibilty: 17 features

Developer: @Oddrok

Players: This is a single player game

Shadow Frog is a simple running and jumping game you play with a single button/tap on the screen. You play Frogo who needs to escape the caves. Using just your jump button you interact with the cave walls and platforms to get around and collect keys....


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