PC games using 360 controller

#1 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

Im stuck using a laptop for a while so recommend me some good pc games that use a 360 controller,not great specs but it should run something 
OS:vista 
  Processor: AMD Turion Dual-Core RM-75 (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
    Memory: 2814MB RAM     
NVIDIA GeForce 8200M G    

#2 Posted by kishan6 (1914 posts) -

not too bad specs for a laptop

#3 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Most pc games are compatible with the xbox360's controller, especially games with GFWL. If not, use Xpadder.

#4 Posted by Obsidian (346 posts) -

Is there a reason you have to use a 360 controller?  In most games I'd much rather just use the laptop keyboard and a crappy mouse than a console controller.

#5 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

i dont have a usb mouse is why, but the thing is i tried to play borderlands which i have the specs for, and i got like 10 fps so im looking for maybe some earlier releases

#6 Posted by EpicSteve (6479 posts) -
@Kane said:
" i dont have a usb mouse is why, but the thing is i tried to play borderlands which i have the specs for, and i got like 10 fps so im looking for maybe some earlier releases "
No mouse? I can't stand touch pads. My laptop has a mouse for that reason. Even for basic internet navigation. Roller Coaster Tycoon is fun and cheap on Steam.
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#7 Posted by Zidd (1838 posts) -
@Kane: Batman Arkham Asylum(GFWL), Borderlands, any lego franchise games you are interested in and I'm pretty sure that half-life 2 and other valve games support controllers. I would way force unleashed but the PC version of that is kind of awful. Even though Bioshock 2 is a GFWL game it does not support controllers.
#8 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

It's old now, but Dead Space was a good port.
#9 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

maybe i should figure out why my pc cant run borderlands first because i wanna play that and i already have it

#10 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

also i cant play burnout paradise, i get like 10 fps in all those games =\

#11 Posted by PDC_Emulator (184 posts) -
@Bellum said:
" It's old now, but Dead Space was a good port. "
I second this. Dead Space played well for me using a 360 gamepad.
#12 Posted by mazik765 (2315 posts) -

I feel your pain. I should have the specs for DoW2 on my laptop but for some reason the game runs unbelievably slow making it impossible for me to play online.
 
But to answer your question, many games already have controller support built in. As someone before said use Xpadder for games that don't, it's a handy program.

#13 Edited by Zidd (1838 posts) -
@Kane: Classic FPS games like quake, wolf3d and doom play great with controllers on PC and have really low specs. Some source ports of these games even have 360 controller support built in so you don't need to find a workaround. They can be found for cheap on steam thanks to the ID super pack being on sale.
#14 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

Quake...with a gamepad? 
 
I'm sorry. We're going to have to arrest you for herasy.
#15 Posted by Zidd (1838 posts) -
@Bellum: Single player not Deathmatch. I wouldn't dream of playing multiplayer with a controller.
#16 Posted by Bellum (2944 posts) -

I suppose it'd work. Wouldn't want to try it on hard or, god forbid, nightmare, though.
#17 Edited by Zidd (1838 posts) -

Depends on how the OP plays games. 2.5D shooters like DOOM are very playable even on ultraviolence with a controller. I would go so far as to say that it is my preferred method of playing those types of games.

#18 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

does red orchestra or counter strike source use a gamepad?

#19 Edited by Zidd (1838 posts) -

I wouldn't play either of those games with a gamepad. You will get stomped by literally everyone. I would stick to single player or cooperative games.

#20 Posted by Kane (317 posts) -

well i completely forgot i had gears of war in my closet so nvm im gunna play that

#21 Posted by Sorvin (5 posts) -

A quick search on Steam shows they have 181 games that are controller enabled. 
 
Simply choose Advanced Search and then in the Category dropdown choose Controller Enabled and there ya go! :) 
 
I just use mine for racing games mostly.

#22 Posted by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

I recommend against using Xpadder or anything else that wraps M&K controls to a controller. So many games have built in support anyway.

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