Top Ten Video Game Controllers
The Top Ten Video Game Controllers
This is THE BEST for Mario Kart (except for Wii due to all the motion controls in that one)
If there's at least anything completely undeniable about this little beast is that its controller is the king of kings. Also my opinion the best analog stick on a controller of all time. Also, I love how the buttons actually have shapes so I can know what button I'm actually pressing. Similar to how I know the buttons I press on a PlayStation controller. Shapes and symbols beat letters any day. No game I ever played on this system I ever had a problem with. Beats Xbox 360 controller because the D-Pad on the Xbox is awful awful awful. Only little gripe for Gamecube controller is the C analog stick is kinda tiny. 10/10. Xbox 360 is right behind at like a 9.8/10.
This is the best controller I have ever felt in my life! Amazing! My only problems are that the d-pad is absolutely useless and barely works, and playing SNES on virtual console is damn near IMPOSSIBLE because of the distance between B and Y. However, the control stick and c-stick are amazing, and the buttons and shoulder buttons feel incredibly satisfying and well worth it. I also understand the emphasis on the A button, since that's the button that most used in games (except SNES games, as I mentioned).
Sleek, ergonomic, and easy to master. The different-sized buttons made it even more intuitive than Microsoft's similar-looking controllers.
Yes, it is comfortable, and anyone who says that he/she didn't find it comfortable, probably never has even touched it.
Even my friends who are Xbox guys say the ps4 controller is comfortable.
It looms good, It feels good, and it responds good nintendo controllers look good and are well responsive but they take finger positioning to get used to so I have to say this one
The trigger and analog sticks are amazing to me ps is the best
You can whine and be a hipster and say " the SNES was best controlz ever", but with the 360 controller, you can't quite deny the all round perfectness. Now I'm actually a 90% PC gamer, and for games when controller suits best, such as Assassin's Creed, my trusty 360 controller is always there. The controller (at least when intact), feels really tight to use. The analog sticks snap back firmly and quickly as soon as you release them and their easy to maneuver and the actually sticks are comfortable to place your thumbs on. The shape of the controller is really comfortable to hold in your hands with some nice curves which just feel so natural. Also the left analog is swapped with the DPAD directional buttons, which, for most games, is a lot easier to reach the analog stick without strain, but fighting games are a little more tricky, although I've never known a fighting game to stop you from using the analog stick as movement as well. The triggers are really nice, spongy, and ...more
Using the PS3/PS4 controller as a direct comparison, the left analog stick placement feels way more natural to me than the Playstation's arrangement, and I feel like the slightly meatier build is more comfortable for an adult user.
Ok you may argue the gamecube was better overall, but for FPS it's so much fun to have a must get controller
I like the Xbox 360 because is so simple to control it, I think it's the best controller among all controllers.
This Controller literally invented how modern controllers are built, with that 4 button layout and the shoulder buttons
Just nice and simple and classic. That's all I need!
It looks like a dumb controller but is nice.
Such a good controller
Despite that is too big and have a poor battery life, it's really kind of useful, responsive, accurate and it finally got the pressing joysticks.
It seemed to be completely useless due to its large size but it actually feels very natural and the button placement is very simple.
Its very nice, especially the control sticks.
2 main problems:
1. when you shake it, it rattles, which is very irritating.
2. if you break it, you have to pay a minimum of $130 for a new one.
It's good, but terrible battery
*Insert facepalm here shouldn't be top 10
Fits well in your hands
30 hours of battery life. Nice.
The best motion controller around, but if you're not playing a motion controlled game, then this thing really just makes playing games harder than it should be. The buttons are awkwardly-placed, the D-pad is tiny as hell, and the feel of it is just uncomfortable and weird. Trying to play Super Smash Bros. with this thing has been nothing but a huge pain in the ass. Then there was the ridiculous steering peripheral for Mario Kart, which actually just made it harder to drive compared to just using an analog stick or D-Pad to steer.
Wiimote: I love this controller. It has the best motion controls out there! Even Nintendo was so creative that in some games, (ex. Mario Kart Wii, Super Smash Bros, etc.) you turn it sideways like it's a NES controller or something. Best controller ever!
Nunchuck: Okay, the reason why I like this one is because it gives you more buttons, (Joystick, C, Z) so it makes Super Smash Bros easier to understand. Also, you NEED it for some games. I like it because you can actually hold all 3 buttons at once.
Classic Controller Pro: I haven't used it, OR EVEN SEEN IT AT STORES YET! So right now, I know nothing about it except that it makes it an actual controller. I think the one with the grips looks better. How about you?
Why is this last and Xbox 360 controller 1st? Should be the other way around. the Xbox 360 d-pad is really bad and if an Xbox controller was to be first then it would be the xbox one controller
Okay fine it can be here but probably my least favorite controller out of all the Nintendo ones.
I prefer the PS3 controller over the PS4 one. It better suits my hands and it feels much more responsive.
Dude. The joysticks also work as buttons. In Minecraft, you press the left joystick to change your view (I'm used to the third-person view) and press the right joystick to fly down or crouch.
This controller fit my hand perfect, better than any other controller I've ever used, and I have over 20 different consoles.
There all the same controllers so it's a tie for the same spot
Lets be honest, this controller is way more comfortable than the PS4 and Xbox One Controllers in my opinion. It also offers more, for example HD rumble. The only negative about this controller is the price tag.
Like an improved X-Box One controller with better battery life.
The Nintendo Switch Pro Controller took everything that was ever good about the Nintendo Gamecube Controller, and perfected it, increased its build quality and made ergonomics the number 1attribute. It feels so nice in the hand, the gyroscope motion controls are absolutely perfect for games like Splatoon, and the buttons are sized perfectly right. This is the best controller ever made.
Best Nintendo controller, and is not an XB1 controller ripoff.
Some people don't like it I thought it was a good controller other than that middle button to move which looks like a dong lol. It's good to me!
I've never played on it before but it looks like one of the least comfortable controllers I've ever seen (2nd to the Xbox fat controller)
I like this controller, except for the analog stick. But hey, it's really good for it's time
Did Nintendo realize that people had 2 hands and not 3?
You people are idiots. WHY IS THIS 27! Deserves top 10
It's alright I guess not very original
2nd best ps controller
Same as PS3, just less comfortable
This controller is very comfortable for my hands and the layout and amount of buttons is really good for it's time!
Needs more than 3 buttons, and start should not be above the abc buttons
This thing is very uncomfortable to hold and doesn't have enough buttons
Yea that's about right.
Small buttons, slippery control stick, awkward triggers, but its still usable
I grew up with a rubber stick, so it was better for me
The Dreamcast controller is my favorite.
Yea kinda weird at times but yea good.
The one that started it all with the white color controller it was not too bad the moving in a few games are quite weird but fine controller.
Very good, could be a little less rough around the edges, though
I would place this in the top 10 easily over the Wii or XB1 controller.
The new one for the Switch is WIRELESS!
Built with a lot of quality, is very hard to break
First popular turbo controller
2nd best controller for wii
Best for the Wii!
I have one its good but the rounded corners make it bad for your hands and after long gaming sessions your hand gets really sore. But the wii is last gen so its we can't really complain. Overall its not a bad controller. It's better than using the nunchuck and wiimote at least
So much better than the old classic controller. that one was like holding a bar of soap
Be sure to pick up the Japanese version of the controller because I've heard it's amazing.
This controller has everything you need basically.
This has the best 2D game pad in existance
About as simple as a classic video game controller can be
This thing is really good! the only downside I can think of is sometimes if I need to use the trigger button and the joystick my hands can get uncomfortable after a while
" a way to move, and a way to do a thing"
It's weird...the joystick!
This controller SUCKS. We got it and tried to play Mario Kart 8 with it, and every time we used it, our karts would slow down at random times. It is a piece of junk that lasted five minutes. Do NOT spend your money on it.
One of the most comfortable controllers I've ever used and I love the button placement, 2 sticks on top is outstanding, just like the gamepad, and the battery beats every controller on this list, 80 hours!
Best controller for Wii u
It's an entire console
Guys, think new nintendo 2ds xl. definitely the best handheld controller of all time. Gamecube deserves number one and I'm glad its up there
Love it so much, so iconic. COLORFUL BUTTONS
This was on the ' list already!
Whoever put this controller on this list needs to get a life
This is cooler than a Wii remote deserves to be No. 1
Mediocre at times
Now, what's this?!
Good controller but really expensive. Its good for a pc. But other than than this controller isn't that good. It doesn't even have any analog sticks, I mean come on. And why is there a touch pad anyway. Who uses a touch pad. No offense to the ps4 controller.
Best for fighters.
A big improvement over the Big duke controller that was originally launched in 2001, a few years later this controller was a much better at handling to it's previous one.
So your one of the few that likes this? Fair enough I respect your take.
Better than that 'fat boy'
What's wrong with the Duke Controller? What did it ever do to you?
Please tell me this controller doesn't exist
It's actually called Xbox ST.
This will destroy you.
Best great epic epic
World revolutionary controller
Too small. If Mario Kart 8 deluxe did not have auto accelerate, I would not play the game because of how uncomfortable it is, but using two of them is pretty good.
Better than the first one.
Eh... its not that good
Whoever put this on the list is on drugs
I have accidentally thrown this ball at the T.V. many times, and on none of those occasions have I broken the ball or the T.V.. I play almost all of my games on it and I couldn't be happier.10/10 would play again
It's the same as the genesis controller
A pretty neat design which sadly has no additions made for the back, yet is pretty much the last wired controller from Nintendo
Sounds like a rip off of the wii wheel
Harri666: I have an Xbox steering wheel and it is very good. And it also responds very well. Plus it looks nothing like the Wii wheel
We can all agree the virtual boy sucked. But the controller was pretty good! I honestly wouldn't be mad if they came back to this design
If you've ever used one you'd know how awesome and comfortable it is. IT HAS DUAL DPADS! HOW COOL IS THAT?
Doesn't even work
WHO PUT THIS?! This is 2nd worst controller ever made, only beaten with pover glove by Nintendo!
And that would be me thanks for voting for it
Whoever put this it's an idiot
The Oculus Touch controllers are some of the most comfortable game controllers I’ve used
An innovative yet simple piece of technology. It took everything about the GameCube controller and pushed too even grander heights by putting it on a plastic bongo so even your three-year-old brother would understand. The 2 drums feel good to slap and the clap sensors are extremely responsive. 10/10 best controller.