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People of every walk of life play games, but gamers with certain disabilities aren't able to enjoy every game that hits the market. Accessibility-minded website Dagers put together a list of the best – and most accessible – games of the year.
Dagers Editor, and ex-GI intern, Josh Straub put together this list of the best games of 2012 for disabled gamers. Diablo III topped the list for its simple controls and extensive customization, not to mention the fact that it is a great game. Check out the full list below, and read Josh's reasonings here.
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I would've guessed Mario being the most accessible
Interesting. Really like this list.
XCOM and Dishonored are ***. They may be simple, but they are hardly some of the SIMPLEST games of the year. Transformers, The darkness 2 and Prototype 2 make way more sense.
For the record people in comments, accessible does not mean simple or easy. It means it can be played by disabled gamers who may not be able to rapid-fire button press for example. XCOM is on there because its controls are on the same level for disabled gamers as nondisabled gamers. He doesn't say specifically, but I think the turn-based nature allows for gamers to take their time. Dishonored is on there because by determining a play style, players can find one that suits them, like someone who can't rapid-fire press might prefer stealth. Accessibility has nothing to do with simplicity.
POkemon! This reminds me that I still need to get some of these games!
I applaud GIO for standing up for ALL gamers, and pointing out to gamers (and developers!) ways in which this industry can do better to let more people experience what it has to offer.
Kinect games, oh wait..Hahaha.