What controller for PC shooters?

By Lou3 ยท 11 replies
Oct 2, 2008
  1. What kind of controller do you prefer for PC shooters? I've always used the keyboard and mouse, but it seems a gamepad might be a better way to go since that's what the consoles use. Are certain gamepad configurations (number of joysticks, etc) optimal for shooters?
  2. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Posts: 189

    keyboard mouse IMO.

    I specifically HATE playing FPS games on consoles, because of the lack of keyboard/mouse. Gamepads blow for FPS's IMO.
  3. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,276   +461

    If you're talking about First Person Shooters then there is no beating a keyboard+mouse combination. If you're talking about shooters like airplane/space shooters then a controller is much easier for most people.
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,186   +469

    Keyboard and mouse. For airplane type games, then joystick.
  5. Acclamator

    Acclamator TS Rookie Posts: 261

    G15 and G9.

    In other words keyboard and mouse, only #baddies use controllers.
  6. detoam

    detoam TS Rookie Posts: 74

    keyboard and mouse. Sometimes gamepad for racing games and gonna get the joystick for flying.
  7. DaMak420

    DaMak420 TS Rookie Posts: 189

    Thats exactly what I use.

    But I actually have 2 G15's (keyboard) The "Gamer" (Blue Keys) and the standard(orange keys)

    I also have a G5(mouse) and a G9(mouse). I switch them around depending on what I am doing, and what I am playing.
  8. iLag!!!!!

    iLag!!!!! TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Has anyone tried the Novint Falcon with the Pistol Grip yet? I've heard great things about it, but have never tried it myself.
  9. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 322   +8

    Gamepads/controllers are good for 3rd person shooters, but for 1st person shooters a mouse & keyboard are a natural.

    I've seen the Novint... looks pretty cool!
  10. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,379

    Even third person shooters are very KB/Mouseable though, in my opinion.
  11. pcnthuziast

    pcnthuziast TS Booster Posts: 322   +8

    Depends on the game IMO. I played Overlord w/ a mouse & KB.
    BTW: Overlord is an awesome game IMHO... in terms of fun factor especially!
  12. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 493

    keyboard and mouse all the way for REAL gamers :D
    I only play FPS and some 3rd person games like Splinter Cell's. keyboard/mouse rules all.
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