A mouse and keyboard will get the job done for most PC games, but some titles, such as Resident Evil 2 and Assassin's Creed Odyssey, are simply meant to be played with a controller. We tested over a dozen of the most popular PC-friendly gamepads out there in a variety of genres to help you find the perfect fit for your playstyle. Our top overall pick is Microsoft's Xbox One controller, thanks to its comfortable design, impressive build quality and instant compatibility with pretty much every PC game out there.
But there are plenty of other great options available, from the retro-inspired 8BitDo SN30 for playing classics like Mega Man to the beefed-up Xbox One Elite Wireless controller, which has an extra-premium build with customizable features. Newer options such as the SteelSeries Stratus Duo even let you stay connected to your PC and mobile device at the same time. No matter your needs, here are the best PC controllers to buy now.