Best responsive PC gaming controllers [2020 Guide]

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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Would you like to get the best PC gaming controller for use with Windows 10 operating system? We’ve selected the top popular picks that deliver an immersive gaming experience.

Any gamer knows the importance of having a good gaming controller.

A gaming controller helps the player/players to control objects or characters within the game they’re playing. It is simply connected to a console or a computer, whether wired or wirelessly, and can include such devices as keyboards, joysticks, and gamepads among others.

However, there is another PC gaming controller category that includes steering wheels and light guns, specifically for racing games or shooting games respectively.

If you want the best PC gaming controller for Windows 10, check out our top picks below.

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  1. Xbox Controller
  2. 8bitdo N30 Pro controller
  3. Steam controller
  4. Sony Dualshock controller
  5. iNNEXT controller
  6. Easy SMX
  7. ZD-V gaming controller
  8. ThrustMaster T.16000M
  9. NVIDIA Shield controller
  10. FYOO V-one Wired USB Gaming Controller

1. Xbox One Controller

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This is probably one of the top PC gaming controller brands in the gaming world, and it is compatible with Windows 7/8.1/10.

With this controller, you get enhanced comfort, wireless range two times that of previous Xbox One controllers, and a USB cable for a sturdy gaming experience.

Added comfort means you enjoy an immersive gaming experience with zero hassles as this controller features a streamlined, sleek design with a textured grip, and you can plug in any headset with a 3.5mm jack. The USB cable that comes with this controller lets you play your favorite games with a wired connection anywhere you are.

The PC requirements however, may vary for games on Windows 10 operating system. You can also get the Xbox controller with an adapter, or with a cable.

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2. 8Bitdo N30 Pro controller

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This PC gaming controller is compatible with Windows operating system.

It is the first, full buttons, portable Bluetooth gaming controller worldwide, and comes with a built-in smart CPU, upgradeable firmware for future function expansion, plus you get a carrying case!

Manufactured by Geek Theory, this gaming controller is also compatible wirelessly, and has four controller modes, including X-input and D-input.

You can connect wirelessly via Bluetooth or use a micro-USB to play your games. Enjoy up to 18 hours of play with 2 hours of charging what with its 480mAh Li-on rechargeable battery.

Besides a neat carrying case, the package comes with an anniversary keychain – good memorabilia for any gamer!

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3. Steam Controller

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The Steam PC gaming controller lets you enjoy a whole new level of control with precision on all your favorite games.

You can play games both on your PC, or even your TV. Its features include dual trackpads that allow for absolute position input via virtual controls, back grip buttons, and dual stage triggers that can be used as analog or digital input simultaneously.

You know a controller is designed with the gamer in mind when its buttons and input zones are positioned based on precision, comfort, and frequency of use. This is what the Steam controller offers so you don’t have to leave your couch until you’re done. It also provides wireless connectivity for different devices.

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4. SONY DualShock Controller

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This PC gaming controller comes highly recommended by most users who have given it a high rating based on its features and usability.

It delivers precision control, enhanced comfort with its feel, shape and sensitivity, plus it has a built-in speaker and headset jack.

It comes in various colors: Gold, Jet Black, Magma red, silver, Green Camouflage, and Wave blue so you can pick your favorite color and play away.

Besides familiar controls on any gaming controller, the SONY DualShock also lets you upload gameplay videos and screenshots using the share button, without disturbing your game progress. Its unique light bar lets you identify players and adjust your screen while playing with friends in one room.

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5. iNNEXT Controller

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This is a plug and play PC gaming controller compatible with Windows 98/ME/Vista/2000/2003/XP/7/8/8/1/10. It uses a standard USB port but can be used without drivers or patches.

It comes with a 5-foot long cord, sensitive buttons for precision control, and you get a 100% money back guarantee and 6-month hassle free replacement warranty with friendly customer care.

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  • Editor’s Note: This article continues on the next page. If you’re interested in other PC controllers, check out our wide collection of guides.