While many people swear by mouse and keyboard for most PC games, titles such as Mortal Kombat 11 and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice are simply meant to be played with a PC 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 to beefed-up premium options like the Xbox One Elite Wireless controller. Astro's $199 C40 TR just arrived as a solid competitor to the Xbox Elite controller, offer a finer degree of physical customization and an impressively solid build quality. Other 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.