Best Gaming Mice 2017

Editor's choice

Best All-Purpose Gaming Mouse

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum

With a comfortable shape, textured grips and 11 big, programmable buttons in a convenient layout, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum (an updated version of the excellent G502 Proteus Core) has a great feel and stellar performance, and is the best ove...

10/10
Perfection
$68.90 Amazon
Product Use case Rating
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Best All-Purpose Gaming Mouse 10
Razer Naga Epic Chroma Best MMO Mouse 9
Razer Basilisk Best FPS Mouse 8
Razer DeathAdder Elite Best RTS Mouse 8
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Best MOBA Mouse 8
HyperX Pulsefire Best Budget Mouse 8
SteelSeries Sensei 310 Best Mouse for Lefties 8
Razer Orochi Best Gaming Mouse for Mac 6
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum Best Wireless Mouse 10
SteelSeries Rival 500 Best Tournament Mouse 8
Best MMO Mouse
Razer Naga Epic Chroma
$129.99 Razer
Best FPS Mouse
Razer Basilisk
$69.99 Amazon
Best RTS Mouse
Razer DeathAdder Elite
$69.99 Amazon
Best MOBA Mouse
Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex
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Best Budget Mouse
HyperX Pulsefire
$49.99 Amazon
Best Mouse for Lefties
SteelSeries Sensei 310
$59.99 Amazon
Best Gaming Mouse for Mac
Razer Orochi
$49.99 Razer
Best Wireless Mouse
Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum
$149.99 Amazon
Best Tournament Mouse
SteelSeries Rival 500
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Overview

When it comes to gaming mice, gamers are spoiled for choice. Whether you play first-person shooters (FPS), real-time-strategy (RTS) games, massively multiplayer online (MMO) games or anything you can get your hands on, there's a mouse that suits your needs.

If you want a mouse that can play anything and everything, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum ($80 MSRP) is about as good as it gets. With well-spaced buttons, a comfortable design and top-of-the-line software, the Proteus Spectrum is, hands-down, the best all-around gaming mouse on the market.

Other mice focus on particular genres, such as FPS or MMO, or cater to gamers who have wireless living-room setups. Those who don't want to wrangle with complicated software, for example, may want to check out the Turtle Beach Grip 300, while those who are looking to break into the competitive tournament scene should take a look at the SteelSeries Rival 500.

How We Test Gaming Mice

When we receive a new gaming mouse, we plug it into a gaming rig to evaluate how difficult it is to set up the mouse and install its software (if there is any). From there, we investigate how to create multiple profiles, assign button commands, tweak lighting options and set dots-per-inch (DPI) sensitivity settings.

Most important, we run the mouse through at least four games across a variety of genres to evaluate where it excels and falls short. Generally, we use a mouse for at least two days to get a good idea of how comfortable it feels.