Top 10 Worst Video Game Controllers


The Top Ten

1 Xbox 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.

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

Too Big
Too Heavy
Looks Like Something Built For An Octopus

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2 Jaguar Controller

Jaguar controller sucks and the console also

My god this thing had so many useless buttons!

Way too many buttons

Worse than Duke.

3 5200 Controller

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

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

Is that a telephone?!? - GeorgeTheNin10doGamer

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4 Philips 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

5 Power 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

It's looks awesome, but you can't complete a game with it! Controls: move hand instead of joystick and press lots of buttons. Its awful, but looking cool. That's all about it.

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

Cloress has two of those "bad" controllers in Pokemon Moon/Ultra Moon. - PerfectImpulseX

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6 Wii Bowling Ball

Ok just with the name you can tell it sucks

OK, who thought this was a good idea? I get that Wii bowling is a thing, but come on.

7 Roll 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!

Let's face it, the biggest reason the Roll-n-Rocker sucks can be summed up in three little words: Laughing Joking Numbnuts

Let's face it, the Roll-n-Rocker is a useless waste of perfectly good plastic brought to you by Laughing Joking Numbnuts!

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8 Nintendo 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

Yea,I love the 64 but Jesus, the controller,how many hands do you think I have and how big do you think they are? - NightyO

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9 Intellivision Disk
10 U-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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The Contenders

11 Xbox Kinect

Even Phil Spencer (the current head of Xbox) said it sucked. - Masterlugia64

12 PlayStation 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.

What, I like the design

The only problem was, that the joysticks are in a very uncomfortable place to put your thumbs.

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13 Tony Hawk's Ride Board
14 The Sega Activator

How is this below ITSELF? - computerfan0

15 Turbo Touch 360 Controller
16 Atari Trackball Controller
17 Sega Activator Controller

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

18 The U-Force
19 Sega 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.

20 Atari Jaguar Controller
21 Wii 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.

Why is this controller is here? It's great! It's better than PlayStation move and Xbox Kinect!

Why does this need to be on the list.

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22 Madcatz GameCube Controller

It breaks and sticks easily. It could barely be used for a month.

23 Kinect 1

Kinect is awful. It does not work. The Wii remote is a much better idea of a motion controller.

I agree. the wii is Very Great and good but the Kinect IS BAD

24 Konami Laserscope
25 TI-99 Joystick

It has swag, and its like a dick

The system is super quiet.

26 Playstation 3 Controller Playstation 3 Controller

This controller is exactly the same as other PlayStation controllers.

Light, fits well on your hands. Joysticks are okay, overall great. - recaller

Bring back the Boomerang controller! - imacg4

The ps controllers are ok but the duelshock4 is amazing - Harri666

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27 Atari 5200 Controller

So bad it appears on this list more than once!

28 Commodore 64 Controller

This is one crappy controller

29 PS Move
30 Atari 7800

I know the system and the logo, but not the controller.

31 Steam Controller Steam Controller The Steam Controller is a game controller developed by Valve Corporation. The controller is designed not only for games developed for controller users, but also for games traditionally played with keyboard and mouse controls so that they can be played through the controller.

What the living hell is this? Is this supposed to be a controller?

32 Playstation Mouse
33 Alphagrip AG-5

How many video games need 100 buttons, anyway!

Too many buttons

34 Nintendo Gamecube Controller

Why is this here? This is the best controller ever! All the buttons are so organized. And it's a very comfortable controller that fits your hands perfectly.

I say it's a bit weird controller, but a good one actually.

It is best controller ever!

I'm not going to hold on to an odd M-shaped controller ever again.

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35 SOM
36 Xbox One Controller

What this is almost the same as the Xbox360 controller. And on another site some idiot put it has 2nd on ' best video game controllers of all time' - Harri666

37 Wii U Controller

Let's face it, the Wii U is as phony as a three-dollar bill!

Why is this on the list? It's a new thing that Nintendo invented. Its like a home console 3ds! Why not try that? I say it's a good controller.

This is unique don't deserve be on the list - st2600

"Umg the gamepad suxz its sooo dum"
WRONG. Its modeled after a 3DS (Gamepad + T.V. ) Plus it has motion controls and if you have played Nintendoland you can hold it sideways n' stuff.
Its also HD.
Plus its still new, Give it a chance! - aarond90

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38 Intec G5406 InterAct Controller

That controller (s) is the tiniest thing ever (there smaller than an Snes cartrage)

39 ColecoVision Controller

It has a disc instead of a joystick.

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40 Philips CDi Remote

Ok, this piece of garbage thrown up on by a skunk is the WORDT controller I have EVER had the displeasure to use! It felt terrible, unresponsive, and to add the cherry on top of the crap pie, it was the MAIN controller that came with the CDI! This piece of crap was doomed from the start

41 Dualshock 4

This is good! Whoever put this here is full retard. - noo7na7

42 NES Controller

It's so uncomfortable it makes my hands hurt after 5 minutes of play time. Definitely one of the worst controller ever made.

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43 Virtual Boy Controller

Laugh Out Loud - VideoGamefan5

44 Dualshock 3
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Top Remixes (7)

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
1. 5200 Controller
2. Jaguar Controller
3. Philips CDi Game Controller

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