Now that I’ve been exploring video games even more as a disabled gamer, I’ve found even more games that can be played using just 1 hand. For those of you who don’t know, I currently only have functional use of one of my hands, so I had to change how I played video games. One way that I changed was changing how I select the games I play. PC games must allow for keybind changes or have a mouse only option. I don’t really play console games anymore because of my disability. PC gaming is generally more adaptable to physical disabilities, in my experience. So, without further ado, Here is my updated top 10 one-handed video games list.
10. Animal Crossing: New Horizons on Switch
This is a carryover from my last list. The Nintendo Switch’s ability to remap keybinds makes it possible to remap ACNH’s controls to just one joycon. I searched google for a one-handed configuration. It’s only in last place this year because I barely play on my switch anymore.
9. Clash Memory Game on PC
This game is exactly what the title implies, a memory game. It’s the classic memory game where you try to match 2 of the same card out of a series of face down cards. It requires only your mouse for the actual gameplay. Keyboard controls come into it between matches.This game is on the list for ease of play, but low on the list for lack of engaging gameplay.
7. Eventide: Slavic Fable on PC
This game is a point-and-click, search-and-find game. These are story games that require you to solve puzzles to progress the story. The puzzles typically include searching for items in a room or in a pile. They only require a mouse to play. The stories are cute, and typically short. This game is two short games in one.
6. The Grim Legends series on PC
This series of games is the same genre as game #7. They only require a mouse to play, and are actually pretty fun, especially since the stories are usually pretty ridiculous.
5. Jurassic World: Evolution on PC
This game was popular for a while a few years back. You have to build a dinosaur zoo while researching and completing other missions. Only a mouse is required to play the game. There are keyboard controls, but you can successfully play the game without using those.
4. Long Live The Queen on PC
A point-and-click visual novel, only a mouse is required for this game. Your objective is to keep the princess alive as long as possible by making the right decisions in her queen training.
3. Lost Ark on PC
This free-to-play MMORPG is mostly point-and-click. While you do have to use keyboard controls every once in a while, they’re not typically in moments when you need to move quickly. I played this game non-stop for a while. I was obsessed.
2. Wicked Willow on PC
This is a visual novel that only requires a mouse to play. The story plays out like a movie where your decisions determine the ending. Visual novels in general are great for one-handed gamers, as the gameplay is usually not much more than just clicking LMB or your space bar.
1. Ravenous Devils on PC
This game is my current obsession, earning itself the number 1 spot on this list. A horror, point-and-click cooking simulator that pulls strong themes from Sweeny Todd, you play as a married couple trying to run a restaurant and tailor shop in a new city. The husband murders his clients and drops the bodies down a shute to his wife, who grinds the bodies up and cooks them into meat pies. More than a little Sweeny Todd. I think of it as a spiritual successor to the Sweeny Tod story. It’s strictly point-and-click, and quite challenging to keep up with the demands of both shops. The story is compelling, as well
Do me a favor: let me know of any other one-hand accessible games that you know of on PC and Switch, and I’ll check them out!