Let's inverse examines some of the most accessible games of 2023, highlighting exactly what made them great.
However, like Baldur’s Gate 3, Wonder’s accessibility is primarily through its design. Stages are no longer timed, giving physically disabled players the ability to rest indefinitely.
While there are a multitude of features like control customization, mouse-only movement on PC, and the capability to adjust text size, Baldur’s Gate 3 shines with its overall mechanics.
Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 adds numerous accessibility features and designs to ensure disabled players can enjoy this reimagining of a cult horror classic.
Insomniac Games’ focus on accessibility is well-established, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 continues the studio’s commitment to quality accessibility features for an array of disabilities.
Respawn’s Jedi: Survivor reintroduces key features from 2019’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order including varying difficulty settings, customizable controls, and auto-targeting, while adding additional tools to assist disabled players.
Diablo IV is Blizzard Entertainment’s most successful attempt at making the dungeon-crawling genre accessible with features like complete control remapping skills.
10 years later, Mortal Kombat 1 is the culmination of years of accessibility efforts. For blind and low-vision players, accessibility offerings like full-screen reader support, Audio Described Fatalities, — a first for the series.
For individuals with physical disabilities, Street Fighter 6 adds two new control schemes – Modern and Dynamic – which greatly reduce the number of inputs needed to perform punches, kicks, and specials.
Motive Studio’s retelling of the iconic 2008 horror shooter is rife with excellent accessibility tools for disabled players. Customizable controls, toggles for actions like aiming and sprinting.
Forza Motorsport is one of the most accessible racing games ever. Inverse even scored it a 10/10 with its accessibility review. Games are rarely, if ever, barrier-free, but Forza Motorsport has the distinct privilege of being one of those few.