The software essentially tricks Windows into treating the DS4 like an Xbox controller, so just about any game which supports an Xbox controller basically any game with controller support should work with the default profile. While it may be important for console gamers, we’re almost always going to use WASD for any kind of shooter. Check out our listing of input device manufacturers , including game controller manufacturers, for links to the company’s website to download the software. But what makes for the best PC gaming controller? A game which requires excellent d-pad control and responsive face buttons. The triggers have an easy pull, which can be shortened via two sliders on the back of the controller.

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Grid Autosport is not best played with a keyboard. Ignore those who seem to think every game ft2r92 best with a mouse and keyboard. Furthermore, additional software may be needed to configure the button options.

I’ve put a lot of hours into SFIV with both controllers and fight sticks, so I know how it ought to feel.

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Most PC games have button prompts based on the Xbox controller and immediately autodetect when it’s plugged in. The mouse and keyboard will always be our first choice for playing games on PC, but some games are better suited to a controller.

I’ve had an Xbox controller since which, aside from desperately needing a cleaning, still works great.

True, we play most games with a mouse and keyboard, but for PC gamers with ranging tastes, a good controller is a must. Most manufacturer’s allow you to download the latest drivers for game controllers. I’ve contfoller each of its predecessors, the two current Logitech controllers, the Mad Catz C.


In this case, the standard is the best: Additional information See the gamepad and joystick definitions for further information and related links. That said, the d-pad is nowhere near the quality of the DS4’s—it feels loose and I had trouble accurately maneuvering in Super Meat Boy.

We’ve tested the DualShock 4, Xbox controller, every official version of the Xbox One controller, and a few dedicated PC pads to pick our favorite.

In that article I explain that I prefer the shape and layout of Microsoft’s controllers, but after further testing I’ve decided that when I put aside my personal preference for offset analog sticks, the DS4 stands out. I chose Grid primarily to test the analog sticks, which according to my preferences need three qualities: Though I’ve done some testing with first-person shooters, I’ve largely ignored the genre.

That in mind, the games I primarily used for testing are the ones mentioned above:. That means fighting game inputs might be hit or miss, but at least the cardinal directions are harder to fudge. D-pad design does away with omnidirectional inputs and sticks to four buttons.

For games that do support controllers, we prefer the DualShock and Xbox pads.

When I squeeze the handles with pc-uusb much force as I can, I can barely hear the strain. The thing is light, but feels like a tank, so I have no fear of abusing it.

As more and more console games make their way coontroller the PC, it makes sense to have a great PC controller on-hand. USB wired Cord length: Ultra Street Fighter IV is ridiculous with a keyboard. We recommend By Fame. The triggers and bumpers are housed on outcroppings that the knuckles of my middle fingers rub against uncomfortably, and the analog sticks, while pleasantly springy, have a convex shape that isn’t great for sweaty hands. However, some joysticks or gamepads require you to install the software for them manually.


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While it may be important for console gamers, we’re almost always going to use WASD for any kind of shooter. The face buttons are large and still mushy, the bumpers and triggers have a responsive click and pull—they just feel identical to using an Xbox One controller.

My fingers tense up after a few minutes of play, which leads to a few too many accidental back paddle presses and thumb cramps. The grips are huge, part of an intentional convex design meant to arch your thumbs over the touchpads comfortably.

Most of todays peripheral devices are plug-and-playwhich means they will find the drivers automatically when they are attached to a USB port.

I also prefer its triggers and bumpers to the Xbox One’s. Setting up or installing a joystick or gamepad Updated: Super Meat Boy is not best played with a keyboard.