When playing a video game in another language, the main difficulty you will face is large amounts of text.
When the experience is very visual without the need for much language to explain what’s going on then it makes things a lot easier. Sounds obvious right? The problem is we don’t always know which types of games these are.
Below is a compiled list of games that are great to help supplement your English learning while having fun. These are arranged by difficulty level.
As well as amount of “text to gameplay”, these difficulty ratings are based on the pace of a game and style of language. A slower paced game is generally a lot easier to understand than a faster paced one that has a lot of information appearing quickly.
Moreover it’s a lot easier to understand a game using standard simple English rather than slang or language specific to the game.
It is important to note that these are all mainstream games. There are a lot of educational or “edutainment” games out there which can be very beneficial (maybe even more beneficial) than these, but if you are just looking to have some fun with a little extra English benefit then these are for you.