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Looking for some support to play computer games

ShauncityShauncity Posts: 6Member Listener
Hi, my name is Shaun, I'm new to this forum and looking for some support to play a selection of games. I have limited use of my arms so anything that requires precision can be difficult for me. In particular I would like to play call of duty with my brother.


  • ShauncityShauncity Posts: 6Member Listener
    I am currently using a play station 4. I can mange Fifa quite well but struggle with all my other games.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Posts: 6,038Community champion Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Shauncity welcome to the community! I will tag @Andy_Assistive and @Ryan_Assistive to see if they can offer any advice :)
    You're a fighter. Look at everything you've overcome. Don't give up now!
  • ShauncityShauncity Posts: 6Member Listener
  • Andy_AssistiveAndy_Assistive Posts: 44Scope advisor Courageous
    Hi @Shauncity
    I have really limited experience with gaming consoles so cant speak from experience but I have a couple of ideas that may help, the Xbox has an accessible controller that might be useful, but it would also mean a big change in the platform that you are running on. The other suggestion is a charity called Special Effect who specialise just in gaming and they have lots of experience in this area. https://www.specialeffect.org.uk/
    Hope thats useful.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 6,652Administrator Scope community team
    Hi @Shauncity and welcome to the community! I hope you are able to find a solution to this :)
    Online Community Officer
  • ShauncityShauncity Posts: 6Member Listener
    Thanks for your responses, it’s been really helpful. 
  • bendy_bonniebendy_bonnie Posts: 17Member Connected
    Hi, I'm an Xbox ambassador so probably not much use to you :) we do indeed have an accessible controller which may be something you could look into in future?
  • mossymossy Posts: 3Member Listener
    edited July 2019
    Shaun, if you use Steam (through the PS4), there is a group there called AbleGamers. They have lots of info on games suitable for all kinds of restrictions, and that info helps you make informed decisions about what you'd like to play, but also games that may cause one hassle.

    Two spring right to mind for people with restricted hand or arm movement. Pinball FX has many tables and so many ways to adapt you player input, it's worth investigating. The other is Fotonica, again, with such simple controls it can be reduced to smacking a cheap keyboard without precision.

    If you get a bit lost, give me a shout.

    Game on, good sir!


    If anyone gets a Nintendo Switch, the version of Starfox on there has a special mode for players who want to enjoy the story but can't play to completion. If any parent or sibling reads this, you may wish to investigate that title,
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Posts: 5,051Administrator Scope community team
    Hello @mossy and welcome to the community.

    Thanks so much for the tips. I’m sure they’ll be really useful.
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  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Posts: 6,652Administrator Scope community team
    Welcome to the community @mossy and thank you for the great advice!
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