When trying to pick the best controllers for PC, it gets harder and harder with the abundance of controllers we have in the market. And with the appearance with brands never seen before, it just gets worse. However, don’t worry, we are here to pick the best 5 controller for PC which are worth money, and guaranteed to last longer.
Nacon GC-100XF Black
Nacon GC-100XF Black is one of the best PC controllers in case if you’re in a tight budget. Unlike MSI GC20-30 controllers, expect this controller to last a little bit longer. If your name is ” lucky “, this controller will last with you forever until it becomes completely obsolete, or unusable.
What makes this controller recommended is its feature to switch between DirectInput and XInput mode. Since it’s based on Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller, The Nacon gamepad doesn’t require any drivers. Meaning that’s a Plug and Play controller. A fine choice for those who want something that works out of the box. The only issue with this controller is the lack of Bluetooth functionality. However, if you’re someone who’s fine with wired controllers, then this controller is for you.
Logitech Gamepad F310
Logitech Gamepad F310 is another fine controller if you are on a tight budget. Similar to the controller I mentioned above. The aforementioned has a feature to swift between D/X mode, as well as, being a plug and play controller. The only difference is that you need to install drivers before you can use the controller.
In case if some games don’t recognize this controller for you, there are always programs like x360ce, or Joytokey. These programs emulate the Xbox and PS controller and trick the game into thinking you’re using the real thing. These programs often work with old games that sadly were designed to run using a keyboard and mouse. Yet, if you’re someone who only plays new games, you don’t have to go through this.
Another budget Xbox One controller that doesn’t feel like an Xbox One controller. The PowerA Spectra has a sick design, and the LED edge lightning makes it look and feel unique. For its price, you wouldn’t expect anything from it, but surprisingly, for a budget title such as this, it’s kind of impressive. Unfortunately, just like the situation with Nacon controller, there’s the lack of Bluetooth functionality. This may turn off a lot of players who just want to sit down and relax with the game. Despite this, the controller is highly recommended for its magnificent design, the button feel, and the cable length.
8Bitdo Sn30 Pro
In case if you’re someone who plays retro games, I think this controller will fit your needs. 8Bitdo Sn30 Pro is designed to run on Windows, macOS, Android, and even the Switch. Unlike other controllers you have seen above, this one has the capability of being both wireless and wired. In addition to this, the controller works in both X-input and D-input mode which makes it a recommended gamepad for you. The only problem you will stumble across is that using D-Pad may hurt your fingers if you are using it for hours of gameplay.
Spirit of Gamer (PS4)
Spirit of Gamer is a recent French brand that specializes in manufacturing headsets, keyboards, mouses, and controllers. If you ask me, they’re similar to another brand called Marvo. On the contrary, this brand is set in China.
The aforementioned controller offers the same features as the controller cited above. However, its PS4 design, and the features it provides, it’s safely to say it’s recommended to those who are looking for a budget controller. Note that the controller may break if it’s heavily used as the joysticks are not designed for that. Despite that, if you have small fingers, you have nothing to worry about.
This marks the end of the article. Happy Gaming.