What are the best game controllers for PC?

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    #1Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

    Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller
    Xbox One Elite Controller is a wireless gamepad with swappable components and customizable trigger and thumbstick sensitivities. The paddles are also interchangeable to maximize your gaming experience.
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    Justin Warren
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "The absolute best of the bunch gaming controller for PC. The best choice for pro gamers. Its swappable parts ensure that you get the best configuration for your play style. It's on the pricey side but it's the best choice for serious gamers."
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    #2Xbox One Wireless Controller

    Xbox One Wireless Controller
    The Xbox One Wireless Controller is a controller made for the Xbox One and PC that has out of the box support, wireless features (with the purchase of a wireless adapter), that is made by Microsoft.
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    $59.99

    Kyle Fernandez
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "Better build quality, ergonomics, and the much-needed change from the disc d-pad on the original 360 controllers to the traditional 4-way cross style ones are all appreciated. A great all-around controller that will suit most games. "
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    #3Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

    Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Controller

    The DualShock 4 Wireless Controller for PlayStation 4 is equipped with precision control trigger buttons and refined analog sticks. It features a touchpad, integrated light bar, and a built-in speaker; available in several different colorways.

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    Xiang Qiao
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "The best-designed controller in terms of ergonomics and design. The buttons and the sticks just feel right. If most of your games are in your steam library, then this is one to seriously consider over the Xbox One controller."
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    #4Logitech Gamepad F310

    Logitech Gamepad F310

    The Logitech F310 gamepad is a wired controller for PC featuring a simple plug-and-play through USB. It has broad compatibility with most modern games and it comes with its own software for customizing button layouts for games.

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    Jeffrey Fuller
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "A close resemblance to the DualShock controllers in terms of feel and design which isn't a bad thing. You lose out on some wireless capabilities but what you get in return is a very appealing price tag and one of the most well-supported controllers for games outside of Microsoft's own Xbox One controllers."
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    #5Steam Controller

    Steam Controller

    The Steam Controller is compatible with PCs and can support with all games with its unique feature that mimics the traditional mouse and keyboard input method that works even with games that do not officially support game controllers.

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    Gao Tian
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "The closest that you'll get in having a traditional mouse and keyboard control scheme on a game controller. It's bulky and isn't for everyone but this is for those games that don't officially support controllers as it let you play them regardless."
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    #6AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired Controller

    AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired Controller

    This Wired Xbox One controller is officially licensed by Xbox and is compatible with Xbox and PC through a simple plug-and-play connection through USB. It features dual rumble motors and a headphone jack for more immersive gaming.

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    Kathy Williamson
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "A no-frills plug and play controller. It quite dated now but it still works like a charm and it quite affordable. The disk style d-pad isn't the most comfortable or accurate thing in the world but it will suffice for most people's needs."
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    #7Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

    Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

    The Xbox 360 Wireless Controller came with the original Xbox 360 console and is powered by 2 AA batteries. It can be used with PCs over wireless connections or through a wired USB connection.

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    Tony Dai
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "A no-nonsense controller that's a mix of the old 360 controllers and the next One controller in terms of look and feel. It's even cheaper than the original 360 controllers. It gets the job done and not much else."
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    #88BitDo SN30 Pro

    8BitDo SN30 Pro

    The 8BitDo SN30 Pro is a wireless controller that is reminiscent of the original Super Nintendo game console controllers. It features rumble vibration, motion control, USB-C connection, and support for Windows, Mac, and Android devices.

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    Tian Ye
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "It's feature-packed and has support for PCs but this controller is more for the casual user than the serious gamer as it gets really uncomfortable to use after a while. It's more for the sake of nostalgia than an ergonomically designed piece of tech."

Summary

Best What are the best game controllers for PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Xbox One Elite Wireless ControllerElectronics 21 Paid
2Xbox One Wireless ControllerElectronics 12 Paid
3Sony DualShock 4 Wireless ControllerElectronics 7 Paid
4Logitech Gamepad F310Electronics 4 Paid
5Steam ControllerElectronics 2 Paid
6AmazonBasics Xbox One Wired ControllerElectronics 2 Paid
7Xbox 360 Wireless ControllerElectronics 1 Paid
88BitDo SN30 ProElectronics 1 Paid
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