Using Console Controllers for PC

August 16, 2018

The keyboard and mouse approach will always have its place in the world of PC gaming. At the same time, using console controllers can really elevate your experience, especially for certain games. Have you ever tried playing Street Fighter V with a keyboard? It’s not exactly ideal.

While you may not end up replacing your mouse and keyboard entirely, using console controllers for PC gives you that classic gameplay that you (probably) grew up on. There’s just something about holding a controller in your hands that just feels right.

Additionally, custom controllers PC options can add another level of immersion to your gameplay. Sure, you could use a typical, boring controller, but what’s the fun in that? Next time you’re channeling the force in a Star Wars game, try doing it with a custom Star Wars controller in hand. It’s pure magic.

Best Console Controller Options

Console Controller

You have plenty of options for playing PC games with console controllers these days. Using Microsoft Xbox One controllers is an easy option most of the time, as you can simply plug in and play. Don’t worry if Xbox isn’t your style though -- you still have options. Whatever your favorite console controllers for PC may be, there’s probably a workaround for you.

To use your Xbox controller with your PC, all you need is:

  • Xbox One Controller (with batteries)
  • A Micro-USB Cable OR Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows

Simply plug the controller into your computer’s USB port and you’re ready to start gaming.

The Sony DualShock 4 is another fantastic choice as far as custom controllers PC go. It’s not quite as easy to set up as an Xbox controller, but with a quick download of some software, you should be up and running in no time. The software basically ‘fools’ your computer into thinking you’re using an Xbox 360 controller. Windows is Microsoft’s home turf, after all.

Here’s what you need to use your DualShock 4 console controllers for PC:



  • Sony DualShock 4 Controller
  • Micro-USB Cable OR DualShock 4 USB Wireless Bluetooth Adapter (optional)

Use Custom Console Controllers

Using custom controllers PC is gaming at its finest. Here at Gamer2Go, we sell authentic console controllers for PC or for traditional console gaming. The hardware comes right from Microsoft & Sony, so they’re the exact controllers you know and love, only with an ultra-sweet customized look.

Even if you’re the most hardcore PC gamer out there, you have to admit that sometimes a console controller is a nice change of pace. Give it a shot -- you may never go back to a stock model.

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