How to Choose the Right Game Controller for Your PC

Different gamepads and other controllers can appeal to different types of gamers, depending on your budget, taste, and platform of choice. Whether you use a Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, or even a PC, here's how to pick the right controller for you.

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NarutoFox35d ago

I use the Xbox elite controller

SegaGamer35d ago

It's tough, mainly because controllers these days are not built to last. I have a PS2 controller that I have had for over 10 years now, it still works as good as it ever has, but every controller I have used since then hasn't been anywhere near as reliable.

Razzer35d ago

Xbox One controller is my personal choice. DS4 would be fine if games would display the PS button shapes rather than the Xbox letters.

NarutoFox35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

And that's the real reason I use the Xbox controller because of the button shapes

Razzer35d ago (Edited 35d ago )

Yep. I tried DS4 and kept getting confused. brain has a hard time translating Y to triangle, X to square....etc.

SegaGamer35d ago

The Xbox One controller is the best I have ever used, to the point where I don't want to use any other controller anymore. The problem I have had with it though is that they don't seem to be well made.

I have been asked to fix so many Xbox One controllers over the last few years and I'm tired of doing it. It's always the same things for me, left analog stick, D pad or one of the bumpers. My own controller is having problems with the left bumper and the right button on the D pad. It's so frustrating because I haven't even owned the controller for a year yet.

Xbox One controllers are very expensive to replace too, so having them start to break down in their first year is very frustrating. I have been looking at cheaper 3rd party controllers but have been reluctant to buy because we all know how hit and miss they are.

Alexander1Nevermind35d ago

DualShock 4 for me. Simple plug and play (especially with the dongle) and Wireless capabilities make it a no-brainer.

Imortus_san35d ago

DS4 as input lag when used wireless.

SickSinceSix35d ago

Usually use an Xbox One controller. Connect a Ps4 controller for any local multiplayee/co-op games.
There's a small amount of games that have native PS4 controller support (show Ps4 button prompts when Ps4 controller is connected), Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Gang Beasts for example. I still prefer the ds4 for fighting games.

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