Some games are designed to be played specifically with a PC controller. However, others are designed to be played with a gaming keyboard and gaming mouse. In this guide, we will propose the best PC controllers available on the market today. Features such as ergonomics and materials are crucial when buying your device. In addition, there are also purely personal secondary characteristics, which will affect your final choice.
Ergonomics and materials
One of the fundamental aspects is ergonomics. A controller must be comfortable to hold, so as not to tire the grip, getting the maximum performance in play. Ergonomics is a feature that depends on our needs. The various PC controllers have different shapes from each other. Many of them are inspired by the controllers of Microsoft and Sony consoles.
Wired or wireless controller?
Even in this case, the choice is purely personal. Obviously a wireless PC controller is more practical and convenient to use, as it does not have a cable that can easily get tangled. The wired models, however, are not limited by a battery that can easily be discharged after years of use.
Below we present the list of the best PC controller available on the market. The products included in this guide have been chosen based on the characteristics seen previously.
GameSir G3w[amazon box=”B074NWW8JS” /]
This is a low-end wired model, characterized by a design inspired by Sony’s home console controllers. The materials with which it is made are of good quality, as well as ergonomics. It is compatible with both PC and PS3 console. There is no need to download any drivers, as it is automatically recognized as a compatible controller.
EasySMX ESM-9101[amazon box=”B07F1NLGW2″ /]
The EasySMX model is a cheap and wireless gaming controller. This is an excellent alternative to the model seen above, designed for those who do not want to be limited by the use of a possible connection cable. The shapes are clearly inspired by the Microsoft home controller designed for their console. The ergonomics and the guaranteed grip are really excellent, especially considering the price at which it is proposed. The build quality is perfectly in line with the market segment to which it is addressed.
Logitech F310[amazon box=”B003VAHYQY” /]
This is an excellent Logitech wired controller. It has been available for a few years, but continues to be one of the most popular products thanks to the excellent quality / price ratio. It is characterized by a very compact design, which is able to guarantee good ergonomics, especially for those with small hands.
A wireless variant is also available, namely called the Logitech F710.[amazon box=”B0041RR0TW” /]
Xbox 360 Controller[amazon box=”B003ZSP0WW” /]
This is the PC controller in the wired version of the famous Xbox 360. It is made with good quality, allowing a great grip for those who prefer the shapes of the models of Microsoft home. Thanks to the position of the analog sticks, this controller is particularly suitable for shooter, such as FPS and TPS.
This is not a high-level controller and its look is certainly not the best, but this product will amaze, thanks to the very affordable price.
Xbox Wireless Controller[amazon box=”B01GW3H3U8″ /]
This is another Microsoft home device. This time it is the model dedicated to Xbox One. In addition to improvements mainly related to design, the triggers and the directional pad has been improved. Furthermore, compatibility with Windows PC is assured. However, this is a fairly large product. So those with small hands may find it inconvenient to hold.
SteelSeries Stratus XL[amazon box=”B015WKY3IM” /]
This is a wireless PC controller made by the famous SteelSeries company. Made with a different design than previous models, ensures good ergonomics and good grip, not tiring during the long gameplay sessions. The integrated battery allows you to reach 40 hours of play. Thanks to the special software developed by SteelSeries, we can modify the sensitivity of the controller as we wish.
Moreover, besides being compatible with Windows, we can also use it with Android smartphones, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Gear VR.
Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 2[amazon box=”B0746PN4PZ” /]
This is a wired PC controller designed specifically for PS4, but also perfectly compatible with PC. It is equipped with two different types of customizable analog sticks: one concave and one convex. There is also a 3m USB Type-C cable for maximum accuracy and responsiveness.
The back is characterized by 4 shortcut keys easily and conveniently accessible at any time. You can adjust the weight of the controller to best fit our needs. Moreover, thanks to the dedicated Nacon software, we can achieve maximum customization and compatibility with Windows.
Xbox One Elite[amazon box=”B00ZV0NH40″ /]
It is one of the best wireless controller made by Microsoft. Compared to the base controller, it has the highest quality interchangeable sticks and D-pads made of metal.
Furthermore, extensions can be applied to the buttons on the back of the controller, so that they can be easily reached in any situation. The materials used are of excellent quality and the handle is comfortable even during intense gaming sessions. Also for this model, there is a dedicated software for Xbox One and Windows, which allows you to apply custom settings for each game.
Razer Wolverine Ultimate[amazon box=”B074RNL1RX” /]
It is undoubtedly one of the best controllers available on the market today. It is a concentrate of pure power, enclosed in a controller that incorporates the design of the models for Xbox One. It is equipped with interchangeable levers and D-pads, allowing you to choose between different models for shape and height.
It is also equipped with 2 backbuttons and 4 triggers, for a total of 6 buttons that you can remap to your liking. There is also a quick control panel and an input for the 3.5 mm jack. And also works with Razer’s RGB Chroma lighting as well.
The best-selling PC controllers on the Amazon
Below you will find a list of the top 10 best-selling PC controllers on Amazon. The list is constantly updated:[amazon bestseller=”PC controllers” items=”10″]