Best Gaming Controllers | Joystick | Joypad for PC & Laptop

I love playing games on my PC. Fifa 15, NFS, GTA and Battlefield are some of my most favorite games. I've been playing these games for over 8 years now and I have used different kinds of gaming controllers (some would call - joystick or joypad) during the period. Here is a list of the best gaming controllers in my view.

Now before we start you should understand this; no matter which game you play on your PC or laptop, if you are looking for excitement, if you are looking to feel the game and enjoy it, you should make sure you protect your eyes and fingers in the first place. Therefore I will show you some of the best controllers that can help you keep your fingers protected even after hours of playing.

USB Xbox Controller for PC and Laptop Gaming (Wired)

Price Less than 2400 INR /

One of the best controller for PC/Laptop Gaming. I have used this controller for quite a while and this one is indeed one of the best controllers I have used.

Advantages:
#1 - Fast and Sensitive.
#2 - Works great with all games but works best with Action and Sports Games.
#3 - Vibration enabled.

Disadvantages:
#1 - Little high priced. (But worth it)
Because it is a wired controller the access is almost instant unlike the wireless controller which has a very very minute lag.

WIRELESS USB XBOX 360 CONTROLLER FOR PC AND LAPTOP GAMING

Less than 3500 INR /

This controller is equally good when compared to the wired controller mentioned above but having no wire is its greatest asset. If you are player who loves to play on your HD tv connected to your laptop or PC then this is your best bet.

Advantages:

#1 - No wires so no restriction.
#2 - Works great with all games but works best with Action and Sports Games.
#3 - Vibration enabled.

Disadvantages:

#1 - Little high priced. (But worth it)
#2 - Very slightly slower than the wired controller.

As I said, the wireless controller is very slightly slower than the wired joystick. Please understand that the lag is almost negligible. So if you are looking for comfort then this one is a good pick too.

And by the way, both the controllers mentioned above should work wonderfully well for almost all the pc games mentioned below.

Far Cry 4, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Assassin's Creed: Unity, Grand Theft Auto IV, FIFA 13, FIFA 14, FIFA 15, Pro Evolution Soccer 2015, Max Payne 3, Need for Speed, Assassin's Creed: Botherhood.

Right analog controller problem is not applicable for the controllers mentioned above. They should work fine all the way. But for the controllers mentioned below, you might have to tweak the windows registry to fix things up. The article to tweak the registry is mentioned above.

Enter E-GPV Gamepad (Cheap and Best!)

Below 400 INR /

Well, Enter E-GPV is one of my friends gamepad which I checked out recently. He uses it once in a while but this was brought for his little friend who lives in this neighborhood.

A very popular gamepad in india well known for its price. However, right stick doesn't work well for this gamepad. You can find the workaround here.

Advantages:

#1 - Very Low Price.

#2 - Easy to handle.

Disadvantages:

#1 - Low end gamepad.

#2 - Not great in terms of usage.

All the game pads mentioned above should work well with the following operating systems.

- Windows 7 (x86/x64)
- Windows 8 (x86/x64)
-Ubuntu 12.04, 11.10 (x86/x64)
- Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (x64)
- Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 (x64)

Steps to fix Right Analog Controller Problem for FIFA 10, FIFA 11, FIFA 12, FIFA 13, FIFA 14 and FIFA 15.

EA Sports fifa (FIFA 15, FIFA 14, FIFA 13 so on and so forth) supports only few gamepads. Most popular ones are Microsoft controllers (while also includes Xbox 360 gamepads for pc) and also logitech gamepads.

To make the right analog controller to work on PC you may have to make the following changes. This will work on windows 7 and it might also work on windows 8.

Tage a backup of your registry before doing anything. Or make sure to remember every change you make just to red things incase you mess things up.

Press windows buttoN + r to open RUN and type regedit

Now in regedit navigate to..

HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > MediaProperties
> PrivateProperties > Joystick > OEM and THEN

Vid_0079(something) You should find a smilar list like this one.
vid_0079%PID_0006
Vid_0079&PID_0011

You should find a folder structure with name of your gamepad. Most likely it should be the first one, but not guarenteed though.

After finding the name of your gamepad, just rename it.. Right click n then click on Modify n then rre name it "Logitech Cordless RumblePad 2"

Go to control pannel and then go to device and printer and then you will find a gamepad icon (only if your gamepad is connected )

Right click on that icon and then click on "game controller settings"

You can see that the name of your gamepad has been changed.

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