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Braid is a platform game, not dissimilar to Mario World, that appears simple but has a twist. The movement of your character is connected to the progression of time in a mind-bending manner. The resulting puzzles are fascinating and connected to a story about relationships and forgiveness.
Unfortunately, Braid is not available on Android, PS4, PS5, Switch or iOS. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:
Release Date: 06/08/2008
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Genres: Brain Game, Platform and Narrative
Accessibility: 16 features
Components: 2D Side-On
Developer: Jonathan Blow (@Jonathan_Blow)
Costs: Purchase cost
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Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
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Release Date: 06/11/2017
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If you like the sound of Braid but it doesn’t offer the accessibility you require, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with more Accessibility Features.
You can view a full breakdown in our Braid Accessibility Report.
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