Best pc games to play with a controller

1.Mortal Kombat X

Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases
Mortal Kombat X is an arcade fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and High Voltage Software. It contains characters from the iconic series with an all-new gameplay style that allows players to have variations of each character.

  • Parakram Mehra

    by Parakram Mehra

    If there is any game I have played and had so much fun,Its Mortal Kombat X.It is amazingly interesting and on another level of fighting that keeps me  More

  • Andy Ma

    by Andy Ma

    The best Mortal Kombat game yet and a great fighting game in general. Fighting games are always better using a controller and the same goes here. Plen More

  • Linda Stanley

    by Linda Stanley

    versus games are never fun to play with a keyboard so invested in a kickass controller so i can defeat my cousins who play in a PS4. they thought I wa More

  • Albert Gomez

    by Albert Gomez

    I agree that this is a nice game using controllers. Fighting makes it more convenient for me using a controller. I think I am better with this haha

2.Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Paid: $14.99 Free trial available
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is a cross-platform fairytale themed adventure. Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. 
  • Ramón Hurtado

    by Ramón Hurtado

    I always play this one coz it's very hard for me to control the twin without a controller! And of course, the controller makes it easier, I am using X More

  • Crystal Williamson

    by Crystal Williamson

    Good fantasy game that works smooth on multiple platforms. Graphics and game play are fun.

3.The Binding of Isaac

Paid: $4.99 Check price

The Binding of Isaac is an action-adventure and RPG game where you have to escape your deranged mother who wants to sacrifice you. It was developed and published by Edmund McMillen.

  • Craig Coleman

    by Craig Coleman

    The game is a good deal of fun, if you can get past the punishing difficulty. As a PC game it's really good, and seems to play ok with a controller, b More

  • Scott Baker

    by Scott Baker

    Yes, this is a good game for controllers. This is definitely one of the picks.

4.Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Paid: $6.99 Check price
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a 3D open-world action adventure video game. It is the seventh title in the Grand Theft Auto series. This single-player story centers on Carl Johnson who returns home after his mother's murder. 
  • Gloria Ward

    by Gloria Ward

    I grew up playing GTA. And let me tell you this one did not let me down. It's easy to control on a controller, coming from PC, I was sceptical. Very w More

  • Rakesh Dutta

    by Rakesh Dutta

    Same with GTA V, this one is better with a controller. I can easily look around that using the mouse and keyboard.

5.Street Fighter V

Paid: $19.99 Check price

Street Fighter V is a cross-platform arcade fighting video game developed and published by Capcom. It can be played in different modes such as Arcade and Extra Battle. This is the latest main installment in the Street Fighter series.

  • Ishan Kapoor

    by Ishan Kapoor

    Street Fighter V is the best PC game to play with a controller and easily my favorite. I've been playing Street Fighter since I was a kid and this edi More

  • Dan Xu

    by Dan Xu

    Controllers are always better with fighting games and this is no exception. The Arcade Edition or Update (If you already own the base game) brings wit More

  • Adam Carr

    by Adam Carr

    This is so true! I use madcatz and the game goes so well with it.

6.Trine 2

Paid: $19.99
Trine 2 is a multiplatform multiplayer game. In Trine 2 the player controls three heroes: Amadeus the Wizard, Pontius the Knight and Zoya the Thief - who continue their adventures together in a magical kingdom.
  • Navya Malik

    by Navya Malik

    I played this game with a couple of friends, and we all loved it. Loved the characters and graphics. I recommend it to all the gamers I know.

7.NBA 2K18

Paid: $59.99

NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation game from Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. It is the 19th installment of the NBA 2K series and was released in September 2017. It features the new game mode: Run the Neighborhood mode.

  • Jeffrey Newman

    by Jeffrey Newman

    I just bought NBA 2K18, and I must admit that this series become always better, year after year! Great graphics, and always more realistic movements o More

  • Ajay Kapur

    by Ajay Kapur

    you will get a kick out of your controller when you play this game using it. bought a $40 controller yesterday and has been kicking ass on the online  More

8.Portal 2

Paid: $9.99
Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle video game developed by Valve that features a humorous story. In the game, the "Perpetual Testing Initiative" has been expanded to allow you to design co-op puzzles for you and your friends.
  • Samantha Jackson

    by Samantha Jackson

    Not only is Portal 2 a great game just in general and even includes some hilariously funny subtext, but it's also a great option if you're looking for a great PC game to use your controller with. I recommend this game to everyone and anyone who uses  More

9.XCOM 2

Paid: $59.99 Check price

 XCOM 2 is a turn-based tactical strategy game developed by Firaxis Games. It serves as the sequel to the game XCOM: Enemy Unknown in 2012. This aliened-themed game features guerrilla combat where players get to decide on how to strike their enemies.

  • Samuel Parker

    by Samuel Parker

    Xcom 2 is a fun game. I would recommend it to anyone who likes turn based and strategy games.

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10.XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Paid: $29.99 Varies by plan

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game created by Firaxis Games and Feral Interactive. It is a reboot of the 1994 classic video game, UFO: Enemy Unknown. It was released in 2012 for different platforms.

  • Mark Matthews

    by Mark Matthews

    I found this game quite fun, actually. I don't usually like space simulators but this was definitely better than Elite: Dangerous. The learning curve  More

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    by DuKe DoGr



Paid: $14.99
Bastion is a cool indie game based in a roguelike gameplay with many dungeon crawler elements. The game has an innovative system which features a reactive narrator who marks all your moves. It is developed by Supergiant Games.
  • by Gregory Hunter

    What a fun game! It has full controller support, so you are good to go in that regard if you are wanting to use a controller.

  • Ralph Reyes

    by Ralph Reyes

    One of the best platformers on PC. Both keyboard+mouse combo or controllers work well with this game. A must play.

12.Euro Truck Simulator 2

Paid: $19.99 with in-app purchases

Euro Truck Simulator 2 is a simulation game developed and published by SCS Software. It provides a truck driver experience from truck customization, game world features such as landmarks, and up to creating own transportation company.

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  • Genre:Indie, Simulation

  • Gloria Cook

    by Gloria Cook

    This is a good game for PC and it uses a controller. I was hoping for a better recommendation though.


Paid: $19.99

Transistor is a science fiction action, indie, and RPG game where the player takes on the role of the character Red as she travels through a series of locations, fighting against her enemies known as the Process. It is developed and published by Supergiant Games.

  • Eric Munoz

    by Eric Munoz

    I don’t think transistor is the best game, sure, it lends itself to the game play but it’s really not needed. A mouse and keyboard work for it. Dark S More

  • Ann Howard

    by Ann Howard

    Another game from the same studio that brought us Bastion. Equally as impressive as that game and can be played either with a controller or a keyboard More

14.Grand Theft Auto IV

Paid: $19.99 Check price

Grand Theft Auto IV, also GTA IV, is a sandbox game developed by Rockstar North and the eleventh title in Grand Theft Auto series. It is an action and adventure game published by Rockstar Games.

  • Sarah Carr

    by Sarah Carr

    GTA is also a super fun game, though I don't know if having a controller for the PC makes it that much better (personally, I've always preferred playing most games on a console, and GTA is not much different). Still, it's a fun game and playing out y More

15.Hotline Miami

Paid: $9.99

Hotline Miami is an action game which blends top-down perspective with stealth, extreme violence, and surreal storytelling, along with a soundtrack and visuals influenced by 1980s culture.

  • Christine Ryan

    by Christine Ryan

    Throw back to early 90s. Plays surprisingly better with a controller.

16.For Honor

Paid: $59.99 Standard Edition

For Honor is an arena game that involves dueling with your enemies. There are 3 factions: Knights, Samurai, and Vikings. Each faction has 4 classes of characters that are available to play, and they all have their own strengths and weaknesses.

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    by BjornoISporno null

    This game with its mechanics is better played on a controller due to the blocking and how the controls are laid out. It's also possible to play this with mouse and keyboard but I think this game design suits a controller better.

17.Batman Arkham Origins

Paid: $19.99
Batman: Arkham Origins is another instalment in the Arkham videogame franchise. The game features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline set several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City.
  • Vincent Spencer

    by Vincent Spencer

    I really like this game because the graphics are really good. Also the world has gotten bigger! This is a fun almost arcade type play to use your controller with.


Free download

Warframe is a free-to-play third-person shooter co-op action video game initially released on March 2013. It was developed and published by Digital Extremes and can be played on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

  • Andrea Perkins

    by Andrea Perkins

    I've played Warframe for a while now and really like the game play. I agree that it's the best PC game to play with a controller. The graphics are great and controller makes for easy gameplay.


Paid: $59.99

Overwatch is a multiplayer online game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is a 6v6 battle game with dozens of heroes to choose from, and it is readily available for Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

  • Stela_ Gaming null

    by Stela_ Gaming null

    I really love this game because its really fun and its my fav game.


with in-app purchases

Fortnite is a free online action building game developed and published by Epic Games in 2017. It can be played on almost all known gaming platforms and has separate software packages with different game modes that share the same gameplay.

  • Derpy Hooves

    by Derpy Hooves

    Fortnite is the worst game ever created, far outshining the travesty that is E.T. on the Atari 2600, and it is ruining our society. If zero star ratin More

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    by DuKe DoGr


  • saint aliggayeet null

    by saint aliggayeet null

    Fortnite bad. Minecraft good

  • HyPn0TiX null

    by HyPn0TiX null

    All those guys hating are just bad at the game. This game is excellent, otherwise it wouldn't be the most popular online game EVER.

  • Rich Pea null

    by Rich Pea null

    hahaahahaha Fortnite be pissin me off. Its not so cool of a game, guys. PvE, yes...PvP, not really unless you like Playground or one and out because t More

  • Polish Truck null

    by Polish Truck null

    fortnite is great.... when u rlly want to rage and destroy ur tv when ur 1v1 and u lose, thats great game exactly for u, i just dont like fortnite and More

21.Grand Theft Auto V

Paid: $29.99

Grand Theft Auto V is an action-adventure video game for Windows computers, and for Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 4 video game consoles. It was developed by Rockstar North and released by Rockstar Games in 2013.

  • Jason Richards

    by Jason Richards

    It's been 5 years since it launched and yet I still find reasons to come back and play this game. Plenty of mods to play around with and the GTA Onlin More

  • Rajesh Pawar

    by Rajesh Pawar

    had to wait a long time for the pc version to come and thought my controller would be broken down before i get ahold of GTA V but when I finally downl More

  • Jacob Coleman

    by Jacob Coleman

    It is easier and more enjoyable for me to play GTA 5 using controllers. I am using PlayStation 4 to play this and I'm having a better experience!

  • Christopher Moreno

    by Christopher Moreno

    Grand Theft Auto V is the greatest pc game franchise there is. I have literally grown up playing these games and GTA5 is the best of the series and a  More

22.Dark Souls III

Paid: $59.99

Dark Souls III is a dark action RPG video game which is the fourth installment in the Souls series developed by FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. This game is the fastest selling game in Bandai Namco's history. 

  • Crystal Williamson

    by Crystal Williamson

    The action drama, fantasy game for the PC the kids and the adult also love to play this action game. The graphics, and the animation also attractive.D More

  • Andy Wen

    by Andy Wen

    The third and last installment in the DS series was great. I used a controller for my 2nd playthrough and everything felt much more fluid and coherent More

23.Assassin's Creed: Origins

Paid: $59.99 Check price

Assassin's Creed Origins is an open-world role-playing adventure game from Ubisoft. It is the 10th installment of the Assassin's Creed series. It is set in ancient Egypt and around the Great Pyramids in Giza.

  • Ashley Holmes

    by Ashley Holmes

    Assassin's Creed Origins was just released in October 2017. It's a classic game that has stood the test of time on any platform. It works well and loo More

  • Michael Baker

    by Michael Baker

    I thoroughly enjoyed playing this game on either a keyboard+mouse combo or a controller. Both work well and you can't go wrong with either one.

  • Graciela Quezada

    by Graciela Quezada

    this is the first AC game that i played using a controller and introduced a new dynamic on my experience! now I want to download Altair and Ezio's AC  More

  • Terry Jacobs

    by Terry Jacobs

    I am messing up the fight when I use mouse and keyboard! HHAHAHA! So I switched to using a controller and that makes me feel like a pro! This is an aw More


Paid: $29.99 Check price

FIFA 18 is a sports simulation video game created by Electronic Arts Sports. It was released in September 2017 and is playable across different platforms. It is the 26th installment in the FIFA video game series.

  • Vihaan Nair

    by Vihaan Nair

    tried a Fifa game on switch before but enjoyed it on a controller. could pull off some swervy moves with the buttons on the switch but it was without  More

  • Terry Santos

    by Terry Santos

    This game plays well with controllers. It's much easier to maneuver and everything feels more fluid.

  • Alexander Peters

    by Alexander Peters

    Better to play with switch!!!!!!! It runs so smoothly. I enjoyed playing the game that makes me late for work! :D

  • Grace Powell

    by Grace Powell

    Sometimes, you just want to play a game on your PC. FIFA is the gold standard for soccer and having a controller to do those moves is essential. EA ma More

  • its a trap null

    by its a trap null

    it is the same bad game cash grab every year (made by EA)

25.Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin

Paid: $39.99

Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin is an action and RPG games that brings obscurity & gripping gameplay to a new level. It was developed by FromSoftware, Inc and published by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and FromSoftware, Inc.

  • Michael Fox

    by Michael Fox

    This dark souls game is so much fun! I was looking for a game to play with my friend since we like to play games together and this one I had never heard about. We got the game and was totally hooked after the first time we played it, we just couldn't More

26.Batman: Arkham Knight

Paid: $19.99
Batman: Arkham Knight is the fourth installment in the action role-playing video game series: Batman: Arkham by Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. It was released in 2015 after the 2013 game, Batman: Arkham Origins.
  • Gregory Simpson

    by Gregory Simpson

    sometimes i find it hard to aim and drive using a controller when playkng batman but it is easier to sneak through enemies and fight bosses using the  More

  • by Helen Hernandez

    Arkham Knight is one of my favorite games. It provides quite possibly one of the best conclusions to the Arkham Trilogy. The graphics are stunning. It More

27.Batman: Arkham City

Paid: $19.99
Batman: Arkham City is an action-adventure video game and It is the sequel to the 2009 video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. Featuring an incredible Rogues Gallery of Gotham City's most dangerous criminals including Catwoman, The Joker, The Riddler and many others. 
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  • Genre:Action, Adventure

  • Pamela Lee

    by Pamela Lee

    Love this game. Its very fast pace and has a great story line. You should definitely have a controller when playing this on the pC otherwise, it might get very difficult to navigate the maps.

28.Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition

Paid: $39.99 Check price

Dark Souls is a hack and slash video game developed by From Software. Dark Souls™: Prepare to Die Edition will include an untold chapter in the world of Lordran. Sent back to the past, the player will discover the story when Knight Artorias still lives.

  • Roger Elliott

    by Roger Elliott

    Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition has great input/output when used with a mouse and keyboard, when using with a controller, the latency is slowed down dramatically and can cause you to get killed while trying to play. I have updated everything and f More


Paid: $19.99 Check price
Helldivers is a hardcore, cooperative, twin-stick shooter set in a satirical dystopian future where mankind is ruled by a managed democracy. It is an action game developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by PlayStation Mobile, Inc.
  • Lee Mao

    by Lee Mao

    This is one difficult game to play regardless whether you're playing with a keyboard+mouse or controller. Best to have a friend come along to really e More

  • Hemant Jayaraman

    by Hemant Jayaraman

    Great game that allows a controller. This makes it so much easier to play.

30.Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Paid: $39.99

Assassin's Creed Syndicate is an action-adventure stealth game set during the industrial revolution developed by Ubisoft. Players assume the roles of twin assassins Jacob and Evie Frye who fight those who gain from the less privileged.

  • Debra Morris

    by Debra Morris

    This game only contains partial controller support on Steam. It would be better for a game with full controller support.

31.Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

Paid: $14.99

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number is an indie action game developed by Dennaton Games. It is the direct follow-up to the first game with the same name, which is set against a backdrop of escalating violence and retribution.

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  • Publisher:Devolver Digital

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  • Genre:Action, Indie

  • by Ralph Thompson

    This is the way a follow up game should be built. Making a great game even better! Awesome and involving, and the sound track - background music rocks!

32.Trine Enchanted Edition

Paid: $14.99
Trine Enchanted Edition is a side-scrolling video game combining physics puzzles with action and RPG elements in a medieval theme. This game was published and developed by Frozenbyte.

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  • Genre:Action, Adventure, Indie

  • Gabriel Meza

    by Gabriel Meza

    Trine is a decent Steam game, but there are definitely better RPGs out there. I do like the puzzle concept. A controller isn't really necessary for a side-scroller, it's actually more of a hassle.

33.Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Trilogy

Paid: $24.99

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Trilogy is an action and adventure video game series from Ubisoft Entertainment first released in 2016. It can be played on Windows PC, and on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

  • Christina Hauber null

    by Christina Hauber null

    It is a really cool game if you're not really used to the controller yet. You can gain a really good controller game experience, without getting frustrated in other online controller games as a beginner eg. First Person Shooter or games in which you  More

34.South Park: The Stick of Truth

Paid: $29.99
An Epic Quest to Become...Cool.
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    by Neft Neft null

    The game came to consoles at first so the native mechanics are controller based.


Did you know the first video game console is Magnavox Odyssey 100 which was first released in 1972? The main features of the Odyssey 100 were very basic and it includes two games. Neither of the games had on-screen scoring and only used a buzzer for a sound. And now some of the most popular video game consoles are Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 4, and Xbox One Elite. Back then, the mouse and keyboard are the best PC game controllers. Although nowadays, you see people play PC games that use a game controller. This is happening as more console games make their way to the PC. And that is why some PC games are better suited to play with a controller aside from the mouse and keyboard. The Dark Souls III and Grand Theft Auto V are some of the PC games to play with a controller. Yet, for people who would like to bring the fun from console to their smartphones, for instance to their iPhones, there are iOS games that support PS4 controllers!

But, there are specific controllers for other game genres which will be a perfect fit for your play style. Some come with customizable buttons, while others have a simpler design. It is also better to use a controller for comfy couch gaming when you are using a TV as your gaming PC. Of course, there are several options to choose from in general, but you must find the perfect match for you.