Good gamepad games

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#1 Posted by Ultra_Violent (167 posts) -

I've just bought a gamepad, could you reccomend some decent PC games that support gamepads.

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#2 Posted by artur79 (4679 posts) -

Dirt or any other decent racing game.

Psychonauts should be played with a gamepad. Platformers and KB + M just don't match (at least for me).

I play Gears of War with a controller, can't say why, used to it, I guess.

Overlord

Dreamfall

Oblivion, since you know, it's a port (unless you're into bows).

Marvel Ultimate Alliance (if you're into that kind of games)

Res Evil 4

Tomb raider games (only played Legend and Anniversary, both are good imo)

Splinter Cell games (I prefer to use a controller, because it's a stealth game, you're not supposed to shoot like a maniac all the time)

And Crysis (just kidding)

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#3 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -

Overlord

artur79

Overlord is better with mouse and keyboard. Micromanaging your minions can be a pain with a gamepad.

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#4 Posted by artur79 (4679 posts) -
[QUOTE="artur79"]

Overlord

RK-Mara

Overlord is better with mouse and keyboard. Micromanaging your minions can be a pain with a gamepad.

Have not played the whole game, just the beginning, so you might be right.

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#5 Posted by dayaccus007 (4349 posts) -
Sport games like football, try PES 2008
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#6 Posted by Ultra_Violent (167 posts) -
I've read that Lego Star wars 1&2 are good witha gamepad, is that true?
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#7 Posted by litchfieldbears (38 posts) -
you can actually use a gamepad for crysis. but it has to be the pc version of the xbox360 controller. crysis is a games for windows. it has it written large on the top section of the box. all games for windows have to support this controller as this comes under some of the criterior for being a game for windows
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#8 Posted by Vampyronight (3933 posts) -

Here is a fairly complete list of games that natively support gamepads (though some require the 360 controller). If you don't have a 360 controller, you may want to consider picking one up, as it's sort of becoming the de facto PC gamepad (and it's really good, anyway)

http://www.nforce.nl/forum/viewtopic.php?p=515277#515277

I know it hasn't been updated in a month, but it does get updated fairly regularly. If it ever stops being updated there, I would start maintaining my own version of the list. I just prefer gamepads.

Also, you may want to download Xpadder. It's a free program that allows you to add gamepad support to any PC game. Now, it doesn't magically make the games comparable with a console version of the game (such as FPS won't have any aim-assist), but you can add it to a lot of games and have a decent time with it. I'm currently playing Half-Life 2 with my gamepad, even though it doesn't have native support.


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#9 Posted by Jokerke23 (28 posts) -

Here are some really good games with gamepad:
Assassins Creed 1-2

Batman Arkham Asylum

Prince of Persia

Lego SW,IJ,Batman...

Prototype

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Tomb Raider

Stubbs the Zombie

Sport games(Fifa,PES,NHL,NBA,NFL...)

Racing games(Burnout Paradise,NFS,FlatOut,DiRT....)

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#10 Posted by Kartie3 (25 posts) -
The best games in my opinion will be: Warp Arena (3 player coop - zombie shooter) http://blancgaming.com/?page=games&game=warparena And Marvels Ultimate Alliance (4 player coop)
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#11 Posted by DraugenCP (8480 posts) -

Basically any racing game (NFS: Hot Pursuit, Burnout Paradise, FUEL, Flatout: Ultimate Carnage) and most console ports (GTA IV). If you're into retro games, Jazz Jackrabbit 2 works very well with a controller.

Oblivion, since you know, it's a port (unless you're into bows).artur79

I tried my 360 controller on that game and I actually couldn't get it to work. It also triggered a bug where everything went slowmo until I unplugged it. So it's probably not a good idea to start with that game.

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#12 Posted by Bristar (495 posts) -

you can actually use a gamepad for crysis. but it has to be the pc version of the xbox360 controller. crysis is a games for windows. it has it written large on the top section of the box. all games for windows have to support this controller as this comes under some of the criterior for being a game for windowslitchfieldbears

All games for windows games do NOT have to support the 360 controller. They only have to support the 360 controller IF controllers are supported, they cant support a logitech controller and not a 360 controller for instance. Want an example? Bioshock 2..games for windows..no 360 controller support (or any other for that matter) and there are plenty of others.

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#13 Posted by DraugenCP (8480 posts) -

[QUOTE="litchfieldbears"]you can actually use a gamepad for crysis. but it has to be the pc version of the xbox360 controller. crysis is a games for windows. it has it written large on the top section of the box. all games for windows have to support this controller as this comes under some of the criterior for being a game for windowsBristar

All games for windows games do NOT have to support the 360 controller. They only have to support the 360 controller IF controllers are supported, they cant support a logitech controller and not a 360 controller for instance. Want an example? Bioshock 2..games for windows..no 360 controller support (or any other for that matter) and there are plenty of others.

Not entirely true. My brother plays GTA IV with a cheap Logitech controller.

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#14 Posted by Obiwan_1O (286 posts) -

crysis 2

the witcher 2

any racing game (dirt series F1 2010)

global agenda

section 8

fable series

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#15 Posted by Bristar (495 posts) -

[QUOTE="Bristar"]

[QUOTE="litchfieldbears"]you can actually use a gamepad for crysis. but it has to be the pc version of the xbox360 controller. crysis is a games for windows. it has it written large on the top section of the box. all games for windows have to support this controller as this comes under some of the criterior for being a game for windowsDraugenCP

All games for windows games do NOT have to support the 360 controller. They only have to support the 360 controller IF controllers are supported, they cant support a logitech controller and not a 360 controller for instance. Want an example? Bioshock 2..games for windows..no 360 controller support (or any other for that matter) and there are plenty of others.

Not entirely true. My brother plays GTA IV with a cheap Logitech controller.

Did you read my post tho? gta4 also supports the 360 controller...games for windows just requires if there is gamepad support the 360 controller has to be supported also, which it is in gta4. Any number of gamepads can be supported but the 360 HAS to be supported also in games for windows games. However, if there is no gamepad support what so ever, then the 360 controller does not have to be suopported, like Bioshock 2.

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#16 Posted by OutOfPoint (155 posts) -

Resident Evil 4

Street Fighter IV

Burnout Paradise

Defense Grid

Platform games like Super Meat Boy, Braid, Trine

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#17 Posted by ionusX (25755 posts) -

street fighter 4

lost planet 1 & 2

champions online (f2p)

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#18 Posted by DavidianMH (1458 posts) -
Resident Evil 4 is a great game that requires one, so I'd check it out.
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#19 Posted by RK-Mara (11488 posts) -
So... None of you noticed this thread is from 2007?
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#20 Posted by Bristar (495 posts) -

So... None of you noticed this thread is from 2007?RK-Mara

Lol, at least sombody is observent ...unreal, but you are right :)

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#21 Posted by laptele (25 posts) -
I've read that Lego Star wars 1&2 are good witha gamepad, is that true?Ultra_Violent
Yes it is. Played both with gamepad.