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What would you recommend for a PC gaming pad?

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I do not already have access to a 360 pad, so I'm looking for other suggestions. Thanks guys!
asked 8 years ago in GeneralGeneral by dusmf Adept (821 points)   1 1 12

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If you are looking for an inexpensive solution, this gamepad has worked well for me. I own two of them and they work like a charm and are pre-configured and supported in pretty much every game.

I have recently upgraded to a wireless 360 controller for my PC so I no longer use my Logitech Dual Actions but if you are on a budget, I'd go with this.

If money isn't a concern either buy a 360 pad OR a Razer. I own a Razer keyboard (Black Widow ultimate) and mouse (Mamba Elite) and they make good, quality stuff. But it is pricey.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Dual-Action-Game-Pad/dp/B0000ALFCI
answered 8 years ago by avwjase Mercenary (1,716 points)   1 2 19
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Razer makes some great ones from what I've heard
answered 8 years ago by shoricsmat Grandmaster (12,671 points)   6 11 46
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Get those from Logitech, They are pretty good.
answered 8 years ago by xboxer King (32,462 points)   6 11 48
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Personally I'd recommend a wired 360 controller, as they're supported by pretty much any game with gamepad support. If you have another kind of console controller you could look into getting an adapter for one of them. Otherwise you could try one from Logitech, Razer or Saitek.
answered 8 years ago by Turneepz Mercenary (1,477 points)   1 4 25
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Xbox 360 controller is pretty good. It's ergonomic and almost every game has official support for it.
answered 8 years ago by luke_triton Journeyman (698 points)   13
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The Xbox 360 Wireless controller is the best. I have one myself with a special receiver for the PC.
answered 8 years ago by Jaws444 Hero (3,876 points)   1 4 39
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Razor and Logitech have some pretty good game pads
answered 8 years ago by drakaenae King (41,339 points)   5 9 79
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You really can't go wrong with Logitech. The wired 360 controller works very well, too, but the D-pad is trash.
answered 8 years ago by mrtowel Prince (27,434 points)   8 18 41
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Razer gaming pads are nice, but too expensive. I would recommend Logitech, they are pretty good and cheaper than Razer.
answered 8 years ago by Elrapt Journeyman (691 points)   16
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Steelseries and Razer definitely.
answered 8 years ago by vladaB Journeyman (693 points)   1 2 8
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It depends on your budget. If you can, get a 360 pad because it works by default with a PC and the quality is very high.

Alternatively, if you have an old PS2 controller, you can buy a cheap adapter to use it on your PC.

Otherwise, I have had good luck with cheap ~$15 Logitech gamepads.
answered 8 years ago by bcoronado1 Journeyman (624 points)   8
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the wired 360 controller is the best pad I've used.
answered 8 years ago by jaykay Master (8,580 points)   5 7 51
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I got a Logitech for $30 at Best Buy. Very responsive and works with all of my games. It even comes with a (somewhat complicated) program to edit controls in any game.
answered 8 years ago by Caseyfam Hero (3,530 points)   3 10 33
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me personally i use a logitech but at the same time there is an snes controller adapter you can find for about 8 dollars if you knwo where to look. and that controller works really really well with games like street fighter 4, and the majority of mame games.
answered 8 years ago by scorptile Mercenary (1,269 points)   3 8 18

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