As in title, my father is an American nomad, and he just recently got a spot with good internet signal for a few months.

He hasn’t really played in years, and the last game he really enjoyed was Warface and Novalogic’s Joint Operations: Combined Arms.

There is a bit of a twist though, his vision certainly isn’t what it used to be, so whatever game I suggest needs accessibility options galore.

I found a really good “singleplayer only” experience in Ravenfield and the style lends itself very well to my father’s limited vision.

Is there something like Ravenfield but with a well supported online component? Perhaps Battlebit: Remastered is pretty close?

EDIT: I suppose the genre is better described a “mil-sim” than “tactical shooter”.

UPDATE: Someone recommended the latest Insurgency game. After realizing my father had over 1K hours in the previous Insurgency game I realized that this was the game to get. Turns out it was a good choice! That’s where most of my father’s online buddies ended up! Thanks all! Feel free to keep recommending things, but we already seem to have a winner!

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    i can recommend battlebit, very clear visuals and it’s fun. also insurgency sandstorm, not sure how active it is nowadays but I bet he’d like that one too

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      Well, seeing that Insurgency: Sandstorm was on a sale, I just picked it up for him (and myself). Seems to have a lot in the map making scene, and that’s a really important factor for him.

      It also helps that the prior Insurgency game has the most hours on his profile, by far. Gave me a good hint that he should enjoy this one.

      Thanks so much!

      EDIT: My dad just got back to me, and loves the gift. Apparently that’s where most of his online buddies went and still are. Nailed it!

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        hell yeah, glad to hear it! man i LOVED the first prior entry too. i think you just got me to reinstall sandstorm haha

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    I highly recommend Squad. It’s a solid middle ground between Battlefield and ARMA. The community aspect behind it makes it great and communication is key to success.

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      Can not recommend Squad enough.

      There’s a lot of jank, but the charm and community make up for it. Just be aware that there’s a fairly decent sized learning curve, and it’s pretty badly unoptimized.

      It’s my most played game by a good bit. Nothing quite scratches the same itch

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      And if he had any problems seeing enemies (I’m not sure if it has accessibility options?) he might be able to try Project Reality for free, it’s older so it had less happening on screen graphically

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    Arma 3?

    Haven’t played it personally, I’m not big on milsim games, but it’s got a decent following. Might not have the accessibility options though.

    I’ve heard good things about Battlebits, for what it’s worth it seems decent.

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      i like arma 3 but it’s got a bit of a steep learning curve if that’s a problem for OP, and is definitely lacking in accessibility unfortunately

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    It might be worth giving Helldivers 2 a try, it may not end up being his thing but it has a good few milsim elements