What are some good Gamepads for a Windows XP/Vista/7 PC? Need to replace mine.

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  1. Tonyx35 profile image61
    Tonyx35posted 6 years ago

    What are some good Gamepads for a Windows XP/Vista/7 PC? Need to replace mine.

    I was using a Nyko Airlow EX via USB. worked well for the 4 years I used it. I'm looking for something smaller, Wired or wireless is fine. Dual analog sticks is a must.

    I've looked at the hubs here, but asking a Q for more up to date advice.  Is the XBOX 360 controller for Windows any good?   All the recent PC ported games  seem use the 360 controller as the reference for button mapping. 
    Thanks for the help...

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    kumar24894posted 6 years ago

    Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710 is a nice one.
    It includes two analog joy sticks , eight way directional pad and ten buttons

    1. Tonyx35 profile image61
      Tonyx35posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks kumar24894, I'll definitely look into it. Good amount of buttons, upgrade on the d-pad. My "dying" gamepad only has a 4-way directional pad

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      kumar24894posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe. Thats very old deadly guy. Change it Man !

  3. JohnGreasyGamer profile image84
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 6 years ago

    I can't get my XBOX 360 controller to work on most games, but the guide button lights up. I'm rubbish with technology, and I have to get my friends to set it all up for PC gaming. I would recommend one of these pads, pre-owned if possible. A pad brand new can be £35/nearly $50 so be sure to look out.

    Ones that I'd be wary of are Logitech (older models, before 2012) and Madcatz as they break within minutes, let alone months and they're so clunky at times. Hope this helps!

    1. Tonyx35 profile image61
      Tonyx35posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I've used a madcatz before and I agree, they are less durable than other brands I have tried. Be wary of Logitech? The one that kumar24894  recommended is from 2010 according to Amazon USA.  Thanks for the tip John.


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