- 1 of 6
- next ›
One of the distinct advantages to PC gaming is the keyboard and mouse combo, together which work better than any controller for a wide variety of games. Quick text entry, tons of buttons for macros, less menu hopping, and rapid camera movement in 3D shooters are just a few of the ways the keyboard/mouse combo excel. However, thanks to digital distribution and the revival of 2D, classic style retro games, there is a time when a console-like game controller just makes more sense.
Consoles generally have the advantage for controllers, getting excellent quality pads from Nintendo, Sony, Sega, and Microsoft. The PC has, traditionally, gotten the low quality third party peripherals that mimic, but rarely live up to the console pads they mimic. With such a wide variety to choose from, we've weeded through the lot of them to pick out 5 PC gamepads actually worth laying your hands on.
The first is known for... mice?
To see our controller choices, click on the images bleow or the "Next" link above.