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5 Action Games Right Now You Should Play With Subtitles On

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Have you ever rented a movie, inserted it in your DVD player, moved your body gracefully, only press the play button, and it played in subtitles? Some video games those experiencing cinephilia and telephilia the same feeling. At least with games, if you are exhausted of reading, you can skim pass the paragraphs, possibly missing clues to find for your next mission. 

Get ready to strain your eyes, staring at texts that are too small to read. If you own a microscope or an 85-inch television screen, worry not. As soon as the subtitles pop up on the screen, do you feel an overwhelming amount of laziness, with a responsibility to read? How about the awkward feeling when you read the subtitles and every word does not line up with the actual dialogue?

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Sure, some of us can read lips, but can you read animated lips? It can get worse if the character’s voice goes out of sync and if that happens, maybe your device needs rest. I doubt the game developers would be workhorses just for the game characters to have minor difficulties in dialogue. Distractions by texts on the screen never seemed more irresistible, but if you are deaf or hard of hearing or have cognitive disabilities, feel free to tell us if you got used to subtitles.

Maybe you struggle with reading comprehension, prefer or have to play the volume low (to not disturb others around you), or just are not a native speaker of the game. If the voice acting of the characters are not impressive enough to win your attention, take into consideration of reading the subtitles instead. The background music and sound effects may be overpowering. Accents may be hard to understand. Here are 5 action games you should play right now with subtitles on.

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5. Halo: Fireteam Raven: 

Actually, the entire Halo series belongs on the list. Large, clear subtitles are appreciated, especially when it is a first-person shooter game. The arcade shooter, Halo: Fireteam Raven, is a 130-inch 4K screen experience, in English. Halo Infinite will be released December 8, 2021. 

4. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom (Series):

Now, you are likely wondering, “What is a SpongeBob game doing on the list?” If the texts in a SpongeBob game were not clear to read, can you imagine how disastrous it could be for the SpongeBob animated television series? The fish speak their own language, but besides that, the creatures on Bikini Island speak English. You can always switch the subtitles. Defend Bikini Bottom from an invasion of robots.

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3. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the twelfth game in the Assassin’s Creed series. There are short term effects of the story, when you change the next line of dialogue. Basically, your gameplay effects how the dialogue can play out. The supported languages are English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Japanese, Korean, and Arabic. 

2. Game Builder Garage: 

Anyone can create video games with Nintendo’s Game Builder Garage. Depending on what your motive is, Game Builder Garage is an excellent start to learning how to create an action game. This game offers in-depth lessons, taking you from basic to advanced techniques. With coding not being involved, you learn fundamental concepts.

All you have to do is use a drag and drop construction, powered by the Nodon characters. If you are not playing Game Builder Garage with subtitles on, you are a fast learner. The supported languages are English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, French, German, Italian, and Dutch.

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1. Fortnite: 

Enable your subtitles on Fortnite to read the storyline, for the free-to-play Battle Royale game (with numerous game modes). In Fortnitemares 2021, the Wrath of The Cubed Queen is upon the island. Play as Ariana Grande and take down monsters. Complete her Monster Hunter Questline and unlock the new All-Weather Extractor Pickaxe (Dark Style).

Currently, Fortnite is available in English, Spanish (Latin America, Spain), Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), German, Arabic, Russian, and Turkish. 

Isaiah Joshua is an author and poet and has a love for video games. In May 2016, he graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Bachelor's Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. As an avid gamer, some of his favorite games are "WWF No Mercy, Hitman, Manhunt, Sims 3, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter. Conscious in gaming culture, he is always researching gaming history, as well as the latest games to write about.