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Best Controllers for PC Gaming

Updated December 2018
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  • 29 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 367 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Most people get by with a simple keyboard and mouse setup, but for gamers wanting a more compact way of playing on a PC, game controllers are the answer. Using the same triggers, buttons, and thumbsticks as console controllers, these handheld devices offer better ergonomics and comfort without taking up extra desktop space. Coming in wired and wireless models, PC game controllers typically mimic the layout of console controllers for the Playstation or Xbox. Some are even compatible with a console and PC, allowing you to switch between different games with the same controller. If you want to cut the cord and go wireless, make sure any controller you consider comes with a wireless adapter.

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