Top 10 Worst Video Game Controllers


The Top Ten

1 Xbox Fat Controller

Well look on the bright side, it lost a lot of weight over the years! - Limeyy

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

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.

2 Jaguar Controller

Too many buttons! - MrComedy

Jaguar controller sucks and the console also

My god this thing had so many useless buttons!

Way too many buttons

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3 5200 Controller

How is Xbox controller number one? This is much worse. - RalphBob

This controller sucks bigtime! - LightningStrike

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

4 Philips CDi Game Controller

What does the third button do? - Synchronocity

JUST doesn't WORK

. . . 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

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5 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.

6 Roll N Rocker Controller

I don't know what that is

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?

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

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!

7 Power Glove

It doesn't work.

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.

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

8 Nintendo 64 Controller

Try playing Mario Party with this thing. - Limeyy

At the very least, its original. - mcdonalds_sucks

The controller is good but the layout is bad

One of the worst regular controllers ever!

9 Xbox Kinect

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

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


The Contenders

11 Tony Hawk's Ride Board
12 The Sega Activator

How is this below ITSELF? - computerfan0

13 The U-Force
14 Turbo Touch 360 Controller
15 Intellivision Disk

Yup. It's THAT BAD.

What can I say? Intellivision sucks, so the controller is instantly the worst.

16 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

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!

17 Atari Jaguar Controller

It’s already there.

18 Konami Laserscope
19 Madcatz GameCube Controller

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

20 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

21 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.

22 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

"It looks like a dildo."-Chad Warden

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.

It's wireless, it's a motion controller, it's separated in two, enough said.

23 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

Worst control ever! Period!

Not suitable for playing FPS games. The mushroom sticks, are placed at a total awkward angle. Would be better, if the stick where moved to the front of the controller, instead of - now - more into the middle.

And the cheap plastic they are made of, break so easily. I'm on my third controller now. The second controller only lasted four months.

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24 Sega Activator Controller

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

25 Atari 5200 Controller

So bad it appears on this list more than once!

26 TI-99 Joystick

It has swag, and its like a dick

The system is super quiet.

27 PS Move
28 Atari 7800

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

29 Atari Trackball Controller

This is such an awful list. The Trak-Ball controller is made only for games that use the trak-ball, like Centipede & Missile Command!

30 Commodore 64 Controller

This is one crappy controller

31 Playstation Mouse
32 Steam Controller Steam Controller

What the- - Limeyy

This looks more like a music speaker than a controller - Mcgillacuddy

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

33 Alphagrip AG-5

How many video games need 100 buttons, anyway!

Too many buttons

34 Nintendo Switch Joy Con

Get worst over time

the layout is good and they detach for cool motion control stuff - GleamingShadow

It is too small and they look like deformed penises

35 Nintendo Gamecube Controller

The only bad thing about the Gamecube controller is that the L and R triggers feel unresponsive
and awkward.

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!

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37 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

38 Wii U Controller

Wii u controller was fine it was just big - GleamingShadow

that was a great controller
it had motion controls and the button layout was good - GleamingShadow

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.

39 Intec G5406 InterAct Controller

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

40 ColecoVision Controller

It has a disc instead of a joystick.

Worst controller ever. It's so painful and awkward to use that it makes playing any games almost impossible. What a f*cking piece of junk.

41 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

42 Dualshock 4

As a ps4 owner I have to agree, the joysticks are uncomfortable, the controller isn't tall enough, the share and options buttons are a pain to press and that gets very annoying and my hands hurt within 5 minutes of playing. Definitely the worst controller of the current consolde generation. But still the ps4 is a pretty good system.

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

43 NES Controller

It was perfectly fine - GleamingShadow

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

Best classic controller ever.

44 Virtual Boy Controller

Laugh Out Loud - VideoGamefan5

45 Dualshock 3
46 Mad Catz
47 Playstation Move
48 Wii Nunchuk

wrong - GleamingShadow

49 Intel Wireless Gamepad

A video game controller shaped like a horseshoe? How crazy can you get!

50 Resident Evil 4 Chainsaw Controller (PS2/Gamecube)

This "controller" was probably designed by Jason Voorhees.

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Top Remixes (5)

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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