If you are a gaming freak, you sure need a controller with which you can kick some serious ass! With new games and newer versions of games entering the market, constant upgrade of hardware has become an imperative. Here are some super tips on how you could select a game pad that would work best for you.
Benchmark a game for which you are unsure of what controller works best. Bring out all the controllers that you can lay your hands on. Your key considerations should be as follows.
Durability – Can the controller sustain your handling?
Flexibility – Does the controller have all the necessary buttons, keys or levers that you would require in a controller?
Handling capacity – Which controller do you handle best?
Your comfort zone – What type of controller have you used the most for other games?
The money honey – If it goes kaput, would it take a bite out of your ass?
The availability – Is the particular type and model easily available and serviceable in stores and service centres near you?
The last of the considerations is undoubtedly the most important because if the answer is negative, the rest of the considerations obviously become invalid.
So, let’s look at what we have available. Although many gamers would stay loyal to their trusted gaming mouse and gaming keyboard for playing video games on their PC, the keyboard and mouse combo needs getting used to. Besides, a professional gaming keyboard and mouse for a PC workstation can set you back significantly in costs as compared to a gaming controller. PC gaming controllers and accessories give you a better feel making the gaming experience all the more exciting. Controllers can be useful in various video game types that don’t benefit from the somewhat more strictly binary inputs of a keyboard.
Since all controllers available serve more or less similar functions, let’s explore some of the standard options available to justify your purchase.
Xbox Wireless Controller (Xbox One S version)
Looking for something simple that would be a plug-and-play with your PC and support most of the controller-friendly games that you come by? There’s nothing like the Xbox Wireless Controller. Designed by Microsoft, it’s not too much of a surprise that it plays smooth with gaming workstations that run on Windows 10. It also works with Xbox One, Xbox One S, and Xbox One X consoles.
DualShock 4 controller
The difference between the Sony DualShock 4 controller and the Microsoft Xbox Wireless Controller is just your ergonomic preference — what feels more comfortable in your hand. The DualShock 4 has large rounded hand-grips and it mirrors the positions of the two analogue thumb sticks, making it an easier choice than PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Pro.
The other options available that are just as good include the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, the Scuf Infinity1, the Scuf Infinity 4PS Pro, the Razer Wolverine Ultimate, the 8bitdo N30 Pro, the 8bitdo N30 Pro and the Xbox Adaptive Controller.