Games that Work Well

#1 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -

Denizens of Giant Bomb.
 
I have purchased a Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for PC.
 
I want the entirety of this website to help me not regret this decision and key me in on the games that work well with it.
 
I don't want to know what games work with it, for that information is freely available.  I want the esoteric knowledge that only blood, sweat, and tears that can bring.

#3 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Pretty much any "games for windows" game nowadays has native support.

#4 Posted by Khann (2766 posts) -

GRID, DIRT 2, Live For Speed, Batman: AA, GTA IV, other stuff. 
 
 I've not had a single bad experience using my 360 controller on the PC.

#5 Posted by HaltIamReptar (2029 posts) -
@wolf_blitzer85 said:
" Pretty much any "games for windows" game nowadays has native support. "
Well, of course.  But I'm looking for games that play better with a gamepad than with keyboard and mouse. 
@Khann said:
" GRID, DIRT 2, Live For Speed, Batman: AA, GTA IV, other stuff.   I've not had a single bad experience using my 360 controller on the PC. "
I have been thinking about a second run through Batman.  Thanks for the heads up. 
@drag said:
" super meat boy "
Your opinion is respected but not appreciated.
#6 Posted by ESREVER (2650 posts) -

I felt Beat Hazard is a superior experience with a controller. It controls like a twin-stick shooter would.

#7 Posted by VirtualAthlete (90 posts) -

I just purchased a 360 controller to my pc and played the walking dead episode1, which was awesome.

anyway, I bump this thing and hope people will give some more suggestions.

#8 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

@VirtualAthlete: Well, name a PC game that isn't an RTS.

Though on this note, the Crysis gamepad controls suuuuuuuuuuck.

#9 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

Saints Row 3. There are some points where you might want to go to mouse and keyboard (like when you're shooting stuff up), but it's one of the few games I can think of where the UI will change on the fly depending on what your control input is. Batman Arkham City is also on that short list.

#10 Posted by Zekhariah (697 posts) -

Darksiders and Witcher 2 both have good gamepad on PC support (Logitech 710 in x360 mode in my case).

#11 Posted by MonetaryDread (1987 posts) -

Any 360 title that runs on PC controls like its 360 counter part. Just to name a few off the top of my head: Prince of Persia (2008), Alan Wake, Crysis, Batman, Saints Row, GTA, LA Noire, WItcher 2, these are all games that control just like their 360 counterparts when played with a controller.

#12 Posted by Godzilla_Sushi (1084 posts) -

Super Meat Boy is great!

Bulletstorm!

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Dirt 2/3

Get it on my friend!

#13 Edited by Stete (722 posts) -

I think The Darkness II plays better with a 360 pad due to the fact that you're essentially quad-wielding most of the time.

Plus if you got a pad you owe it to yourself to get some racing games, Blur would be my recommendation. NFS Hot Pursuit is good as well, especially if you have a powerful rig.

#14 Posted by ashleychittock (136 posts) -

Trackmania

#15 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

you now have a choice.

a choice you can make yourself at anytime.

'do i prefer this game with a controller or a keyboard and mouse'. sometimes its a choice only you can make but that is the beaut of PC gaming... choice.

#16 Posted by Green_Incarnate (1788 posts) -

Bastion.

#17 Posted by procrasturbate (277 posts) -

@Ubersmake: Deus Ex HR does too!

#18 Posted by believer258 (11565 posts) -

Saints Row 3, Darksiders, Halo 2, Just Cause 2, Rayman Origins

#19 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

The only game (that wasn't an Indie or FIFA or a racer) where I felt compelled to use a gamepad rather than M+KB is Mirror's Edge, so, that.

#20 Posted by MikkaQ (10264 posts) -

Pretty much any PC game that isn't a first person or strategy game work great with a controller.

#21 Posted by Danteveli (1157 posts) -

Space Marine works like charm. From my experience every newer game that could benefit from pad workd great with the one from 360.

#22 Posted by AndrewB (7453 posts) -

Don't forget Skyrim. Gamepad works great for it.

#23 Posted by rmills87 (463 posts) -

Resident Evil 5 was a game I absolutely enjoyed on the gamepad. As well as all the other suggestions in this thread. I have no clue how I could play Saints Row 3 with a KB&M. And I like using KB&M!

#24 Posted by rmills87 (463 posts) -

@rebgav said:

@rmills87 said:

I have no clue how I could play Saints Row 3 with a KB&M. And I like using KB&M!

Headshots all day long, that's how.

Headshots are great, don't get me wrong. But when you have an open world game like this, I have never been able to warm up to the good ol' KB&M.

#25 Posted by rmills87 (463 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

Don't forget Skyrim. Gamepad works great for it.

Shit, absolutely. Forgot to mention that one.

#26 Posted by Lone_f (281 posts) -

Burnout Paradise

Bioshock

The Tomb Raider series

Psychonauts

Rage

Fallout 3/New Vegas

Borderlands

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