The idea of switching to an Xbox 360 controller might seem disconcerting to most die-hard keyboard and mouse fans, but, belief or not, some of the most awesome games made for PC were made to be played with a controller.
In this article, we are going to show you the best options to test out whether you can be a D-pad man, not just a keyboard and mouse aficionado. Please keep in mind that you don’t have to spend tons of cash on controllers just to experience this. You can start out with a simple wired Xbox 360 controller which cost around five bucks.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Jack the Ripper and Dreadful Crimes DLCs included)
Of all the Assassin’s Creed games, Syndicate is probably one of the games, apart from Unity and Black Flag, of course, which managed to entrap player into a love-hate relationship. There are things that you hate about the game like bugs and stuff, and there’s stuff like the Victorian setting, historical figures like Karl Marx, that makes you fall in love with the game.
Although you’ve probably played and replayed the adventures of Evie and Jacob countless times by now, trust us when we say it’s an entirely different game when you play it with a controller. So, instead of having the puppet system controlled by keyboard and mouse, you find yourself with all of them on the same surface. It may be daunting to relearn how to shoot or how to climb, but that’s part of the game’s charm.
Mass Effect Andromeda (Full Xbox 360/One controller support)
Even though you might be tempted to grab your mouse and keyboard for this one, try it with an Xbox One or 360 controllers. It’s will not only be something new, but after a couple of encounters with the kett and laps around the block with Nomad, you won’t be able to switch back to your keyboard and mouse.
Witcher III Wild Hunt
From our experience, performing some combat-relating maneuvers like keeping the enemy selected, parrying, evasions, or rolling out of harm’s way can be quite cumbersome with a keyboard and mouse. However, with a controller, you won’t have any trouble dancing around those foes, performing quick and decisive counter-attacks, or exploring the environment. You might have trouble figuring the layout, but after a couple of hours, it will come naturally.
Ori and the Blind Forest
Because controllers were made for platforms such as Ori and the Blind Forest, we recommend you try it out using an Xbox One/360 controller. What’s even cooler is that with the controller attached, you can ask a friend to play with you using the keyboard and mouse.
South Park Stick of Truth
South Park Stick of Truth might seem like yesterday’s news, but when it comes to making the switch, it will feel like playing the game all over the game, but this time on the hard setting. But with the help of the game’s tutorials, mastering that controller will be as easy as telling Cartman to eat some pie.
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