This article comes from Den of Geek UK.
Whether you’ve just unpacked a brand new PS4 or you’ve been playing with a little too much enthusiasm and need a replacement controller stat, we understand that the number of choices available online can be a tad overwhelming. On top of that, while many gamers will want all the bells and whistles that come with some of the pricier products, others are understandably just after something basic at a lower price point.
We’ve chosen a few of the controllers we think are better than the rest, ranging from top of the range pads designed for the pro gamers out there, to Sony’s own streamlined offering. To help you make a purchase, here’s the list…
1. Razer Raiju Ultimate 2019
Price: $270 | Buy now from Amazon
The new shiny kid on the block, this updated version of the Razer Raiju controller will instantly make you feel like a gaming pro no matter how well you actually play. One of the highlights of the controller is how chunky it feels in your hands, somewhat like the Xbox One controller, and the design is slicker than the previous generation. This is certainly a pricey option when you consider a console costs only slightly more, but it’s an investment worth making if you take your gaming seriously.
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2. Sony DualShock 4
Price: $53.97 | Buy now from Amazon
As brilliant as some of the controllers on this list are, there will always be a huge swathe of gamers who swear by Sony’s own. The DualShock 4 is still a nifty peripheral and perfect for casual gamers especially. You can play either wireless or wired and charge the controller with a micro-USB connection in between sessions. The share button lets you upload video and images to social media, and it has a built-in speaker and headset jack to enhance your audio experience. It can even be used with your PC or tablet using PlayStation Now.
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3. Nacon Revolution Pro
Price: $159.95 | Buy now from Amazon
Considered one of the best PS4 controllers on the market, the Nacon Revolution Pro certainly gets you the most bang for your buck at well under $200. The controller sports 46-degree amplitude for its left and right analog sticks, an eight-way directional pad, twin shoulder buttons, and a touchpad with LED player status indicator. It’s matte too, so sweaty hands aren’t as much of an issue, and it comes with weights that can be swapped around to suit your preference.
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4. SCUF Infinity 4PS
Price: $139.95 | Buy now from ScufGaming
Coming first place in the unofficial retro style competition, the SCUF Infinity 4PS has plenty of substance to match its style. Some gamers will go nuts over how customizable it is, from the colors to the trigger depths and removable back paddles. Before buying, the SCUF Gaming website allows you to choose from a huge number of options, building your ideal controller piece by piece with electro-magnetic remapping, adjustable hair triggers, quick shift trigger stops, interchangeable thumbsticks, and more.
Have a favorite PS4 controller? Let us know in the comments!