FIFA 13 named disabled charity's Accessible Game of the Year

Full mouse support and adjustable AI praised

FIFA 13 has been named the 2012 Accessible Mainstream Game Of The Year by the AbleGamers Foundation.


The charity, which advocates greater access in videogames for disabled players, said the inclusion of full mouse support meant that players with muscular dystrophy, cerebal palsy, multiple sclerosis and those with only one hand are still able to play EA's football sim.

Remappable keys, customisable colour options and high-contrast menus contributed to the game's win, it said, but the option to adjust AI opponents' reactions and game speed won the prize.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown and indie game Colour Bind earned honourable mentions, while Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 and Dishonored were also praised for following the foundation's guidelines as much as possible.

"AbleGamers congratulates Electronic Arts on their fourth and most impressive win," it said in a statement (via Edge).

"On behalf of the more than 33 million disabled gamers, we thank EA for accepting the game accessibility guidelines of Includification with open arms and utilizing the disability community's suggestions on how to improve game accessibility."