Submitted by ForeignEarth 974d ago | opinion piece

What Are The Best Video Game Controllers?


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Controllers have been getting better and better as the generations go on. From the days of the single analog N64 controller to the dualshock 3, there have been tons of revolutionary designs, and every gamer's got a different weapon of choice. While PC users swear by the keyboard and mouse, which controller provides the best experience, with comfort and execution at their apex? Let's find out! (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Zodiac  +   974d ago
360 and GC controllers are the best ones.
Root  +   974d ago
The Gamecube controller was nice, shame they didn't have an improved version for the Wii U as the standard controller

However the 360s is nice but only when playing shooters

If I had to pick it would be the Dual Shock controller, it's a good all rounder controller that fits many different genre games.

It has some flaws but not everything is perfect is it


See I have average sized hands though so it's perfect for me. All they have to do next gen for the DS4 is make it a touch smaller for people with larger hands or they could bring out an official "bigger" controller.

As I said though not every controller is perfect, they all have their flaws
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NYC_Gamer  +   974d ago
I would agree,if the DS controller wasn't too small for us people with big hands.
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Kalowest  +   974d ago
"However the 360s is nice but only when playing shooters"

The 360s is good for everything, except fighting games.
Root  +   974d ago

Well thats your opinion, I think it's still good but only shines when on a shooter while the PS3 is good for all types of genres.


In the article

"So, in the end, the Xbox 360 wins the best video game controller, just due to pure satisfaction while using it. A bad d-pad design means you'll want to get your fighting games on the PS3, but aside from that, the 360 has the PS3 controller beat in nearly every aspect, making it the best available video game controller today."

Again it's his opinion, but he makes it sound like fact
Canary  +   974d ago
No. Good God, no.

The best controller is a Bluetooth controller. a Bluetooth 360 controller with a Sony D-Pad would be -perfection-.
NYC_Gamer  +   974d ago
I like the 360 controller because it fits inside my hands perfect
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Kalowest  +   974d ago
The 360s(which is a modified dreamcast controller) and the PS3s
greenpowerz  +   974d ago
I like the ergonomics of the 360 controller and the size. What set this controller apart and what makes it so appealing to core gamers is the stiff spring loaded triggers and pressurized feel to the triggers and sticks giving a superb resistance for unmatched feedback to the gamer and game. Alot of developers go out of their way to develop games that use this stellar sensitivity/control for optimum feedback.

Inferior controllers you just push a button with simply two actions, go or no go. On xbox you play a game like Forza and you have a very sensitive accelerator/braking for example.

I was wondering about the new Wii U core controller. Does it have the same analog stick resistance and trigger spring resistance?
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pr0t0typeknuckles  +   974d ago
the dualshcok is the best controller the d-pad is perfect, the placement of the analog sticks not to menmtion the feel of the analog sticks,the triangle, circle, square, x,was easier to memorize, the only thing holding it back is the shape which is where the 360 controller shines but its really not a big deal, id take dualshock over any controller anyday of the week, its just near perfect.
gamernova  +   974d ago
Mouse and Keyboard FTW!!!!
Nevers  +   974d ago
My favorite controller ever - the NES Advantage. That was such an amazing controller, imho. Some liked the NES Max but I was a Advantage person...

My current preference - 360 for the ergonomics and heft. The Dpad typically sucks on 360 controllers but the new "transforming" Dpad version is a big step in the right direction. Unfortunately, I think this new Dpad is still inferior to the DS4's. The DS4 is just too small for my hands.
TraumahawkS76C  +   974d ago
I wouldn't try going to this website. My Antivirus picked up a trojan.
Tzuno  +   973d ago
Snes and 360.

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