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Best Video Games with "Play Without Sight" Accessibility Settings

As part of our Accessibility Report, this page lists games that have been flagged with Visual - Play Without Sight accessibility (how you can adjust the visuals to suit your needs, and offer additional information if you can't hear the game) for the following:

Play Without Sight: The game can be played without sight. Positional/stereo sounds and haptic feedback enable play without the need to see the screen. This is useful for blind low-vision and sightless players.


 

Brok the Investigator

Release Date: 26/08/2022, updated in 2024

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Brok The Investigator is a point-and-click narrative adventure set in a cyberpunk future where animals have replaced humans. Play is an unusual combination of finding and combining items along with action fights and exploration. It stands out for the...

Blind Drive

Release Date: 10/03/2021

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Blind Drive is a driving adventure game you play with audio rather than visuals. You are Donnie and are in a scientific study that has got out of control. You find yourself cuffed to the wheel of a car driving blindfolded against traffic. It's tongue in...

Ploppy Pairs

Release Date: 06/03/2022

Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS

Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Cards and Grid

Ploppy Pairs is a card matching puzzle game. Along with the sanitary humour, it's a simple and approachable game for very young players. The SharePlay via FaceTime means you can play and connect with family members online or in the same room.

Frequency Missing

Release Date: 07/11/2018

Out Now: Android and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On

Frequency Missing is a point-and-click adventure. You play young radio reporter Patricia who has just started her first job at a radio station. However, strange things are happening. Richard, her friend who got her the job has vanished and someone is...

Lost and Hound

Release Date: 17/08/2022

Out Now: PC and Switch

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Hand-Made

Lost and Hound is an adventure puzzle game where you play as a scent-tracking rescue dogs, Corgi and Biscuit. You use your sense of smell to find things and solve mysteries. Your heightened hearing and senses enable you to find your goals, eventually...

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

Release Date: 10/08/2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical is a tongue-in-cheek narrative game set in a world where Greek Gods live among us. You play by talking to (and singing with) people and deciding who you can trust. It stands out not only for the branching narrative...

Alt-Frequencies

Release Date: 16/05/2019

Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

Alt-Frequencies is an adventure game played by listening 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.

Frog's Princess

Release Date: 09/12/2020

Out Now: Android, Mac and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made

Frog's Princess is a narrative game about a kingdom surrounded by evil. You play a young princess who must save her kingdom. Along the way, you encounter a frog prince on a quest to rescue his bodyguard and find your plans overturned.

Upheaval

Release Date: 03/10/2022, updated in 2023

Out Now: Android, Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Components: Day and Night and Text

Upheaval is a narrative game where you have 30 days in a village before a wizard arrives. In those days, you can stir up chaos, lay low, go adventuring or do countless other activities. With over 5000 possible endings, it stands out for the sheer...

Rescue: Mayday

Release Date: 15/09/2021

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Rescue: Mayday is a helicopter adventure where you are putting out fires and rescuing civilians. You play the game in a team of two, each on your own device. The Pilot player flies the helicopter but has no visibility and must use information from the...

Rhythm Doctor

Release Date: 26/02/2021

Out Now: PC

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

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...

Stories of Blossom

Release Date: 16/08/2023

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Hand-Made

Stories of Blossom is a narrative point-and-click game where you play Clara as her grandfather tells her stories. In each story, you take on a different character and go on adventures as you solve puzzles.

Pitch Black: A Detective's Demise

Release Date: 26/10/2020

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Open World

Pitch Black: A Detective's Demise is an adventure game set in a technological noir-detective world. You play using sound alone which offers voice acting and environmental sound effects to enable you to navigate.

Rescue: Under Pressure

Release Date: 15/09/2020

Out Now: Mac and PC

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead and Pixels

Rescue: Under Pressure is an adventure exploration game. Your task is to explore the sea and find treasure in the dark. But to do this you need the help of another player on the sonar to guide you. It's a game designed to work for players with mixed...

Sequence Storm

Release Date: 21/12/2018

Out Now: PC

Components: 3D First-Person

Sequence Storm is a rhythm game where you press buttons in time with the music to score points. It sounds simple but similar to games like Guitar Hero, it soon gets more complex. Unusually the rhythm play has a futuristic racing story.

Here Kitty!

Release Date: 04/05/2020

Out Now: iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Here Kitty! is a real-world hide and seek game you play by hiding your phone. It's from the same team behind Heads Up. When the child calls out or gets near the phone makes cat noises to give them clues to find it. When it's...

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Release Date: 19/08/2021

Out Now: PC and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Hand-Made and Open World

The Vale: Shadow of the Crown is an audio-based role-play adventure where you play Alex, a blind princess. After your brother takes his place as king, you are made warden of a small castle on the outskirts of the kingdom. Without sight from birth and...

A Blind Legend

Release Date: 07/04/2016

Out Now: Android, PC and iOS

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

A Blind Legend is an adventure game that is played without graphics using headphones. You play Edward Blake, a blind knight who is guided by his daughter Louise. You use the audio-based interactions to find your way, avoid traps and confront dangerous...

Ear Hockey

Release Date: 14/12/2018

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 3D First-Person

Ear Hockey is a bat and ball competitive game played by listening to the in-game audio alone; no screen is 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...

Warsim: The Realm of Aslona

Release Date: 28/06/2017

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Text

Warsim: The Realm of Aslona (often called just Warsim) is a simulation management game where you rule a medieval fantasy kingdom. The twist is it's all depicted as text, through which you interact with your subjects and enemies, decide how you want to...

Heartbeat: Regret

Release Date: 23/08/2021

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels

Heartbeat: Regret is a horror rhythm-typing game. It's a tough game where you are hunted in a mansion by a dark monster. Unusually, you need to press buttons in time with the audible heart beat to move around and then type directions to take specific...

Jump Rope Challenge

Release Date: 15/06/2020

Out Now: Switch

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon

Jump Rope Challenge is a virtual skipping game where you hold the Switch controllers like rope handles and skip. The game displays an on-screen counter and you can play with another person at the same time as you compete for a high score.

Street Fighter 6 (Series)

Release Date: 02/06/2023, updated in 2023

Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5 and Xbox X|S

Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On, 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World

Street Fighter 6, the latest Street Fighter game, is a fighting game where you beat opponents with punches and powers. Alongside player-versus-player fights, this edition offers a surprisingly in-depth open-world story...

1428: Shadows over Silesia

Release Date: 04/10/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds

Components: 3D Third-Person and Hand-Made

1428: Shadows over Silesia is a historical adventure where you explore 15th-century Europe through the eyes of two characters intertwined at the outbreak of war. You fight opponents, sneak around enemy sites, and solve puzzles to progress through the...

Blind Spot

Release Date: 29/10/2019

Out Now: Android

Components: 2D Side-On

Blind Spot is a hidden target game where you have to identify the location of the targets without any audio or visual clues. As you run your two fingers over the screen you are provided vibration feedback that increases as you home in on the two targets...

Space Wave Race

Release Date: 07/07/2020

Out Now: Mac and PC

Components: 3D Third-Person

Space Wave Race is a racing game. You compete in an intergalactic racing championship where you will challenge the best pilots in the galaxy. It's designed to be able to be played with just the audio feedback, and offers a challenge for both sighted and...

Audio Wizards

Release Date: 01/09/2019

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Components: 2D Side-On

Audio Wizards is an adventure where you battle enemies with elemental spells. It's unusual for offering an adventure experience for blind and visually impaired players. You play as an apprentice who travels with a seasoned wizard called Saundaman...

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