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Games I can play with one hand

psyck0psyck0 Registered User regular
edited May 2009 in Games and Technology
While masturbating! (jk)

Hey guys,

I just had a major shoulder surgery and me left arm is going to be in a sling for the next month. Can't even take it out to eat. So, I am looking for some one-handed games! Traditional controllers are obviously out, but I have a Wii and will be able to manage the nunchuck in perhaps a week. Any recommendations for one-handed PC, DS, GBA, or Wii games would be greatly appreciated!

Please excuse me if this is poorly worded or strange-sounding, but I am on morphine right now.

psyck0 on
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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    We had a thread very similar to this awhile back, I'll see if I can dig it up.

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Adventure games should be great like phoenix wright and hotel dusk.

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  • Bill CosbyBill Cosby Registered User
    edited May 2009
    PLANTS VS. ZOMBIES

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Plants Vs Zombies

    edit: COSBYYYYYYYYYYY

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  • TrikoTriko Registered User
    edited May 2009
    You can pretty much play the Pokemon DS games with one hand, good way to waste away 30-40 hours of your life.

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  • chasehatesbearschasehatesbears Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    House of the Dead: Overkill for the Wii.

    It's a lightgun game so yeah.

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  • ChenChen Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Cooking Mama!

    I think most puzzle/rhythm/adventure games for the DS can be played with just the stylus. Professor Layton, Rhythm Heaven, Elite Beat Agents, Phoenix Wright etc.

    Obviously a ton of PC games. Might be a little annoying without hotkeys though.

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  • psyck0psyck0 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Oh, yeah, I think I also remember a similar thread. Sorry for not searching first; like I said, I'm rather stoned.

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Oregon Trail

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I couldn't find it anyway.

    Peggle! Three hours just past and you didn't even know it!

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  • MangarooMangaroo Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Most tower defence games really, so plants vs zombies, defence grid, bunch of tower defence custom maps on warcraft 3 too

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  • TelMarineTelMarine Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    heroes of might and magic series for PC

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  • citizen059citizen059 Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Battle for Wesnoth - turn based strategy, easily controlled with just a mouse. It's also free.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Earthbound for the SNES, L, D-pad, start and select will do everything

    Many RPG's and SRPG's will work too, I rememeber seeing a controller somewhere made to allow you to play RPG's with one hand even

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  • KastanjKastanj __BANNED USERS
    edited May 2009
    Damn, Psyck0, why did you have to preempt all the amusing "nudge-nudge say no more" jocosities that would have resulted from your thread headline?

    As for your request, I can mainly think of the Myst games, other such point-and-click adventure titles and the PopCap repertoire.

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  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    psyck0 wrote: »
    While masturbating! (jk)

    Hey guys,

    I just had a major shoulder surgery and me left arm is going to be in a sling for the next month. Can't even take it out to eat. So, I am looking for some one-handed games! Traditional controllers are obviously out, but I have a Wii and will be able to manage the nunchuck in perhaps a week. Any recommendations for one-handed PC, DS, GBA, or Wii games would be greatly appreciated!

    Please excuse me if this is poorly worded or strange-sounding, but I am on morphine right now.


    Toribash!

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  • MayGodHaveMercyMayGodHaveMercy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    SkutSkut wrote: »

    Ohgod.

    That game. What the hell?

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  • SkutSkutSkutSkut Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Well Sporky reposted it and all the nanaca addicts are addicted again, so let's spread the addiction!

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  • GyralGyral Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    I know specifically Suikoden 3 because the control scheme maps the same face button options to the L1 and L2 buttons. I'm not sure is 4 or 5 does this but I do vividly recall 3 doing it.

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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem I've got waffles and I've got beerRegistered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Defense Grid just popped up on Steam for $5 too.

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  • WMain00WMain00 Registered User
    edited May 2009
    SkutSkut wrote: »

    Ohgod.

    That game. What the hell?

    I got a boost special....and i didn't stop...

    :|

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Gyral wrote: »
    I know specifically Suikoden 3 because the control scheme maps the same face button options to the L1 and L2 buttons. I'm not sure is 4 or 5 does this but I do vividly recall 3 doing it.

    IV and V have this also and I was going to recommend them too till I saw that it was his left hand he'd done in. As far as I can remember they are left hand only.

    Puzzle Quest and Audiosurf would be my recommendations. Each are on Steam for dirt cheap.

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Kelor wrote: »
    Gyral wrote: »
    I know specifically Suikoden 3 because the control scheme maps the same face button options to the L1 and L2 buttons. I'm not sure is 4 or 5 does this but I do vividly recall 3 doing it.

    IV and V have this also and I was going to recommend them too till I saw that it was his left hand he'd done in. As far as I can remember they are left hand only.

    Puzzle Quest and Audiosurf would be my recommendations. Each are on Steam for dirt cheap.

    Suikoden 1 and 2 have this too, should you find them or buy it on the PSN

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  • That_GuyThat_Guy Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Solitaire is a one handed experience.

    You should be able to play Civ 4 with only one hand too.

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  • KelorKelor Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Are they on the US PSN or just Japan? I thought I would have read about it if they had been.

    Suikoden is out. How the fuck did I miss that.

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  • Hotlead JunkieHotlead Junkie Registered User
    edited May 2009
    Resident Evil: The umbrella Chronicles. You do need to attach a nunchuck but you don't have to use it if you don't mind not being able to adjust your character's view slightly. I played it with two wiimotes and it was perfectley playable since all the controls, sans the camera adjust are mapped to the wiimote.

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  • chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Spoiler:

    I regret nothing.

    The list never changes: http://www.infinitebacklog.com
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  • FremFrem Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Diablo and Guild Wars can be played one handedly, iirc. Oh, I'm pretty sure the original Neverwinter Nights was mostly mouse controlled, also.

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  • SkuntySkunty Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    Guild Wars - point and click for the win
    Civ (almost all civ games)
    World of Goo (i think, correct me if i'm wrong anyone) Both PC and Wii

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  • WrenWren Registered User regular
    edited May 2009
    anyone mention plants vs zombies yet? yes? well PLANTS VS ZOMBIES

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  • elliotw2elliotw2 Registered User
    edited May 2009
    If it is just your left hand, Patapon can be played without it, though you need to be able to keep a beat

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