Top 10 Worst Video Game Controllers


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1Xbox Fat Controller

It has the stupid four inch wire thing that would always get lost so then the whole controller was useless

Too fat and its HEAVY. Try to play fighting games with it, I dare ya.

So out of shape, proportion and weight. Junk. - tenthsage

This is one time when the original is as phony as a three-dollar bill.

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2Jaguar Controller

Jaguar controller sucks and the console also

My god this thing had so many useless buttons!

Way too many buttons

35200 Controller

You guys can say what you want about the Xbox Fat, Jaguar, etc. controllers, but at least those actually worked and could function, unlike this piece of garbage. - SuperNESBrony

You'll be lucky to get one that works. - booklover1

Even the Atari Jaguar controller works a lot better than this crazy excuse for a video game controller works.

It not only breaks easily as it is also one of the most uncomfortable controllers ever made. - lite64

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4Philips CDi Game Controller

. . . And I STILL and never will understand why all of the hype of the Hotel Mario and Forces of Evil CDI games is here (primarily on YouTube)

Three buttons that are never used

These controllers look better in the bin - Harri666

5Power Glove

This thing sucked so hard. It looked cool but didn't work a bit. I remember saving up my allowances to by this piece of crap when I was a kid. First experience of Buyer's Remorse... Stupid thing was in that Stupid Fred Savage movie, Wizard... made us want it even more. - VADERtheIMPALER

A video game controller so bad, it was parodied in Regular Show to mock its inferiority. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

"I love the power glover", it's so bad

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6Intellivision Disk
7Wii Bowling BallV1 Comment
8Roll N Rocker Controller

Want to make your games more unnecessarily difficult? Want to make it so you can't do sudden movements as quick? Want to rock around like an idiot when in reality you actually can use a controller with it? Well then the Roll N Rocker is right up your alley.

Seriously, who thought that would ever be a good idea?

Iv seen on Angry video game nerd, how much this thing sucks. It barely works. Rolling rock on roll N rocker. laugh out loud! But this thing is bad! So... ASS!

I would rather never have had Mario 64 than play a game with this piece of mangled hooker

Lol should be number 1. It's a controller that literally doesn't work.

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9PlayStation 2 Controller

Why is this even on the list? It's not the best controller ever made, but it's still comfortable to hold and it works very well. - lite64

I just can't get over the shape buttons. Everyone else does letters. Also it never improved over 3 generations. It WAS the best when it came out for ps1, but the 2nd Xbox, 360, and GameCube were all better, and N64 was pretty close.

Why is This on here?! The ps2 is great! With a great controller, awesome games, and spectacular sales, the ps2 is the greatest legend ever made!

What, I like the design

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10Nintendo 64 Controller

I really liked the Nintendo 64. But the only thing that flopped it was the controller. I don't like the W-shaped controller. It felt awkward. Especially with the joy stick in the middle. And there was a button in the back. What the hell? I had trouble play ocarina of time with this controller. Such a great game, and it got screwed with the bad controls. So I decided to buy the master quest for the gamecube, since it was a better controller.

The joystick stick was a real pain especially in Mario Party 1 I got a lot of blisters from spinning it around. - egnomac

Why couldn't they just put the joystick above the d-pad, they put the joystick in the center, WELL NO WONDER THE DAMN THING LOOKS LIKE IT'S HAVING AN ERECTION

It works for Zelda, but nothing else.

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11U-Force Controller

Though it was made by a third-party company called Rotorbund, it was licensed by Nintendo.

The you force is a good accercory the nerd reviewed it and its good - st2600

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12Wii Controller

I have no idea why Nintendo released this piece of crap. If you've had a history with the classic controller design, this thing will frustrate you. The buttons are awkwardly placed and the motion sensitivity will sometimes mess up and screw up your game. Also, I have pretty big hands and the controller was actually a bit small in my hands so it made pressing the right button a pain. Now if you've played with this thing a lot, then you may get used to the feel of it soon, but trying to play Smash Bros. on this thing was just ridiculous and made you look like a total noob. And trying to play racing games with the thing was a pain in the ass and made your arms hurt like hell. Then Microsoft had to make it even worse by releasing the stupid and broken Kinect. I'm glad Nintendo switched to new controller for the Wii U. I was a bit worried about it because of the size but the controller has a natural feel to it with the way you hold it and the button placement. - Mcgillacuddy

There's nothing wrong with the shape of the controller. It doesn't break or anything, but sometimes the motion controls screw up and make you lose.
Why do we need motion controls anyway? Buttons are fine! We don't need motion that doesn't respond to the sensor that well.

The controllers was a nice idea but is really frustrating in some of the Wii games - egnomac

Why does this need to be on the list.

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13Xbox Kinect
14Tony Hawk's Ride Board
15Sega Activator Controller

Who the heck is that? I don't even. Know about that?

16Turbo Touch 360 Controller
17Atari Trackball Controller
18The Sega Activator
19Sega Saturn 3d Controller

Last year at game masters I played the Sega Saturn 3d controller I was playing nights into dreams it's impossible to pass a stage with that gigantic controller

This controller is actually pretty good in my opinion. It's bulky, yes, but at least you can still reach the buttons. Also, the Joystick is MUCH better for 3D games.

Same happens with Microsoft, for the Original Xbox Realese, also the Saturn has only 3 controllers, but the 1st one was so dreadful because how builky is the good dammed, D-pad, and irresponsive shoulder bottons.

20The U-Force
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1. Jaguar Controller
2. Wii Bowling Ball
3. Philips CDi Game Controller
1. Xbox Kinect
2. Tony Hawk's Ride Board
3. The Sega Activator
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