If you’re not one to use a keyboard for your PC gaming sessions, you have more than a few controller options available. From official controllers to third-party options that’ll knock your socks off, check out four of the best PC Gaming controllers you can grab below.
It’s easy to start with the most basic option, but it’s also completely worth it. Compatible with The Xbox One, One X, One S, and Windows 10, you may already have one of these controllers lying around. If not, they won’t break the bank.
The simplicity and familiarity of the Xbox Wireless Controller making it possibly option for everyone.
Despite being made for the Playstation 4, you can indeed use the DualShock 4 with PC gaming. This can be achieved by purchasing the official, very expensive USB wireless adapter or an unofficial software that spoofs it as a Xbox 360 Controller on your computer. From there, you can use the DualShock 4 to play PC games or PS4 games using Remote Play on Windows/Mac.
If you have the money to spend and want a pro level controller for your PC gaming experience, Microsoft has your back with the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. It brings a level of customization that only the true gamers that know exactly what they want will appreciate, and there’s something to be said about catering to that market, though we can’t imagine it’s a super niche one.
The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller ships with a carrying case, a set of 4 paddles, a set of 6 thumbsticks, a set of 2 D pads: faceted and standard, USB cable, and batteries.
Even if you under utilize the controller, if you want one of the best official experiences available for PC gaming, this is it.
If you’re looking for a highly customizable controller that changes the way you look at controllers, the Astro C40 TR Controller is the one to do just that. It ships with swappable stick modules for both the analog stick and D-pad, allowing you to play just the way you want. It can also go the distance with up to a 12 hour battery life.
This probably more controller than is what’s necessary for the casual gamer, though hard not to admire. It’s an officially licensed PS4 peripheral, but it’s also compatible with Windows PCs, so game on.