This could be easy for some and more challenging for others, but let’s give it a go!
Definitely the console I’ve played the most in my life. The OG Xbox crystal gone me really started, but the 360 really kicked me into overdrive. So comfortable and felt perfectly balanced. A classic.
The Wii was awesome I don’t care what anyone says. If your controller makes you play a guitar for Guitar hero or physically bowl, then it’s a winner. It’s just so different.
Not the easiest to use perhaps but man, does that thing look awesome. Makes you really feel like you’re about to play a GAME. It also has huge nostalgia factor (I used to watch my cousin play theirs for hours, wishing I could get a go)
I haven’t had a console ever so I haven’t used Xbox controllers or PS controllers, unfortunately. I always use generic controllers to play games like Elden Ring or Dark Souls. My current one is a Fantech Revolver GP12. It’s not much but it works.
I know this one has been updated with the Xbox One and now the Xbox Series X, but when the 360 controller came out for the first time, it blew my mind. The colours, the shape, the offset analogue sticks… nothing could touch it.
This is probably going to get me some hate but hear me out! I know about Joycon drift and I know it’s not the most comfortable to play with. Apart from this, I think the Nintendo Joycons are amazing. The fact they were able to fit all the motion sensors, rumble technology, etc into that tiny form-factor completely amazes me. I’ll never forget my first time taking my Nintendo Switch travelling and being able to go from playing Breath of the Wild single player, to detaching the Joycons from the Switch and playing MarioKart on the plane with my buddy. Magic.
Ok, this might be purely for notalgia reasons but I don’t care. The squishy colorful buttons, the simple, clean layout, and the fact that these could survive a nuclear winter, all contribute to what makes the SNES controller so special.
You guys may not agree, but here are my picks!
It just looks like a cool video game controller. Functionally, it’s an improvement over the Sega Saturn controller (the one with the analog stick) but much less functional than PlayStation. I’m naming it just for the unique design.
The PlayStation DualShock was considered the standard video game controller for quite a few number of years - longer than any other controller on here. It lasted until Sony mixed (ahem, messed) the design up with PlayStation 4.
Although many prefer the SNES controller due to its increased number of buttons, the NES is just plain iconic. Anyone who grew up in the '80s or '90s will instantly get nostalgia just looking at that controller. It’s an example of simplicity at its finest.