The games here can be played with a single button. Although ranging in difficulty they are a good place to start for those needing simpler controls. It should be noted that many of these games need to be started with more than one button. Some are played by tapping at a fixed point on a touchscreen. For those needing alternative access there are many possibilities with an accessibility switch. These "switches" come in many shapes and sizes including jumbo buttons, super-sensitive finger switches and sound sensors. In some cases, the spacebar or a Bluetooth keyboard can work just fine. If the player can activate the control and if it can be connected to the games machine, then one-button play becomes a possibility.This list was compiled with the help of Barrie Ellis, who runs One Switch. On that site you can find equipment to enable a far wider range of games to be played by accessibility switch users. OneSwitch also supports a range of other accessible gaming solutions.
This list includes 29 games from the last 29 years, with 282 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play with one button.
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Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Release Date: 15/12/2020
Platforms: Android, Switch and iOS
Genres: Narrative and Puzzle
Accessibility: 21 features
Players: This is a single player game
Pokemon Cafe Mix is a puzzle game. Similar to the icon-connection challenge of Disney Tsum Tsum, you play as Eevee and delivering orders in a cafe by linking Pokemon icons in a ring. It's a low pressure puzzle with a swirl-to-connect interaction that is...
Skill Rating: 3-10 year-olds
Release Date: 27/08/1992, updated in 2018
Price: 26% off
Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, DS, GameCube, Switch and iOS
Genres: Action and Racing
Accessibility: 27 features
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Release Date: 11/11/2020
Platforms: PS4 and Switch
Genres: Action and Rhythm
Accessibility: 17 features
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 2 players online
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory is an action-rhythm game. You play through songs from the Kingdom Hearts series of video games by hitting enemies in time with the music with your staff. This makes for a nice blend of rhythm and combat.
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3
Skill Rating: 6-12 year-olds
Release Date: 07/10/2019
Platforms: iPhone, iPad
Genres: Platform and Puzzle
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...
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Release Date: 13/08/2013, updated in 2017
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Genres: Creative, Platform and Rhythm
Accessibility: 18 features
Geometry Dash is a running, jumping game. It features over 20 stages where you play as a customisable small cube, which you used to dodge 2D obstacles to the rhythm of electronic music using a single button to control the cube. If you hit any of the...
Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds
Release Date: 19/02/2015, updated in 2018
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Action, Platform and Racing
Accessibility: 13 features
Descend beautiful mountains, dunes and canyons on a snowboarding journey full of serenity and secrets. All you have to worry about is tapping to jump to avoid chasms, rockfall and other hazards. It’s simple and moreish due to the stunning landscapes...
Release Date: 03/10/2017
Price: 75% off
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room and up to 24 players online
Forza Motorsport 7 immerses players in the exhilarating thrill of competitive racing. From mastering the new motorsport-inspired campaign to collecting a wide range of cars to experiencing the excitement of driving at the limit, this is Forza reimagined.
Release Date: 12/12/2018
Platforms: Android, PC, Web and iOS
Genres: Action and Sports
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...
Release Date: 15/12/2016, updated in 2017
Platforms: Android and iOS
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...
Release Date: 07/05/2020
Platforms: Switch and iPhone, iPad
Genres: Action, Platform and Rhythm
Accessibility: 11 features
Players: You can play with 2 players in the same room
Fledgeling Heroes is a fun flying game where you tap or press to guide a part through landscapes and collect coins. You can swim, sprint and soar, defeat dastardly dragons, unlock wondrous new worlds, and explore limitless levels in the Lab.
Release Date: 05/06/2019, updated in 2020
Genres: Adventure, Narrative and Role-Playing
Accessibility: 24 features
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...
Release Date: Coming soon
Platforms: Android, PC, PS4, Wii, Xbox One and iOS
Genres: Adventure, Platform and Puzzle
Playerless: One Button Adventure is a puzzle adventure game you can play with a single button. You play a robot in a game who has become self-aware.
Content Rating: Not rated by PEGI
Release Date: 15/11/2020
Genres: Action, Platform, Puzzle and Simulation
Accessibility: 26 features
Qomp is a bat and ball game with a difference. You control the ball rather than the bat. Trapped in between paddles for decades, you finally escape and start an adventure through a maze of dungeons.
Release Date: 15/11/2018, updated in 2020
Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Accessibility: 7 features
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.
Content Rating: PEGI 18
Skill Rating: 13-15 year-olds
Release Date: 02/06/2021
Platforms: PC, Switch and iOS
Accessibility: 23 features
Overboard is a murder mystery narrative game played in reverse. You murder your husband at the start of the game and then try and get away with it. It's played on a ship where the characters are affected by your choices and change their actions...
Release Date: 21/02/2020
Genres: Action and Simulation
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online
Tower of Babel is a game where you work with friends to build a tower out of buildings. You control the game with a single button (and one more for special abilities) to drop your building on the stack. It swings left and right so you have to time it...
Skill Rating: 5-10 year-olds
Release Date: 27/04/2018
Genres: Action, Simulation and Sports
Players: You can play with 12 players in the same room
12 Orbits is a tactical game where you control a small coloured ball by pressing a single button. When you are over the grey circles you press to orbit that circle, otherwise pressing the button will dodge.
Release Date: 25/01/2019
Platforms: Android, PC and iOS
Genres: Puzzle and Rhythm
Accessibility: 22 features
A Dance of Fire and Ice is a one-button rhythm game where you control a pair of spheres. You press a button to the beat of the music to progress through the mazes. Each press pivots the direction of motion of the paired spheres to make turns and cross...
Release Date: 03/09/2015
Genres: Action and Platform
Jumpy Wall is a game where you must climb up a shaft by jumping between two walls. As you progress you'll meet more obstacles that aim to kill your little pixel character. Wall jump from left to right to get higher and higher while avoiding spikes and...
Content Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 09/04/2021
Say No More is an adventure game where you learn to say "no". You play as an intern at a new job putting up with colleagues being unpleasant. The twist is that in this world it's illegal to say "no". Eventually pushed to your limit, you discover the...
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Release Date: 12/04/2019
Accessibility: 14 features
Bubbles The Cat is a platform game you play by tapping a single button to jump. Through hundreds of levels and six worlds, you automatically run forwards bu must tap at the right time to survive.
Expected Content Rating: PEGI 7
Release Date: 26/02/2021
Genres: Narrative and Rhythm
Rhythm Doctor is a rhythm game about shocking patients' hearts back in sync with their heartbeats to save their lives. You press a single button on the 7th beat to defibrillate each patient. It sounds simple but each level has a unique illnesses based...
Release Date: 10/04/2019, updated in 2020
Platforms: Mac, PC, PS4 and Switch
Genres: Action and Shooting
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).
Release Date: 05/02/2020
Genres: Fighting and Platform
Accessibility: 19 features
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 itself across the lab facility, aiming at foes and avoiding obstacles.
Release Date: 03/10/2019
Platforms: Mac and iPhone, iPad
Accessibility: 10 features
Cricket Through the Ages is a competitive sport game themed around cricket but with little to do with the rules of that game. Players face off and aim for each other as much as wickets. Controls work by holding or tapping the screen to spin limbs and...
Skill Rating: 7-11 year-olds
Release Date: 23/08/2018
Platforms: PC and Switch
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,...
Release Date: 31/08/2009
Platforms: Android, PC, PSP and iOS
Canabalt is a side-on running game where you press jump at the right time to keep a small character from falling off buildings or crashing into things. With minimalist visuals, you play the small suited man fleeing from an unknown threat. As the game...
Release Date: 06/11/2018
Genres: Narrative and Platform
Spitkiss is a game where you control a ball of saliva around the dangerous interior of different organs. The spittle is the carrier of a message of love and hope between people, but it can only get there if you precisely aim and navigate the different...
Release Date: 25/01/2018
Players: You can play this with 4 players online
Super One More Jump is a jumping platform game you control with a single tap or button press. You control the little character who automatically moves forward. Your task is to press jump at the right time so you can progress through the level.
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