Best 8 Windows 8 Gamepads for Playing Games

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When it comes to Windows 8 games you can no longer use the mouse, so you need a nice gamepad. Now, frequently asked questions are about gamepads that are compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 . There are not many of them yet and we made a list with those available.
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The market of gamepads for Windows 8 is definitely evolving and prepared for new requests. Although, you will have to be patient and a little bit more selective when choosing a gamepad for your Windows 8 PC or tablet that will perform at its best. We listed below a number of 8 gamepads compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 m but if you already chose a gamepad you can do a quick check-in at Microsoft’s compatibility center to see if it will work with your system.

When you set up your Windows 8 game controller, after you will have found the needed drivers, you can get on with your favorite games. If Windows 8 doesn’t automatically find the drivers when you plug in your controller,¬† you will need to download drivers for your gamepad that are compatible with Windows 8. You can use Windows Update to check for the needed gamepad drivers.

Windows 8 compatible gamepads

Cordless Rumblepad 2

logitech windows 8 gamepadIt looks like this Windows 8 gamepad works like it’s supposed to. Many Windows customers are happy with it – good vibration, batteries lasting up to a couple of months – but you should be aware that it takes some extra-time to setup the controller, so arm yourself with patience. You can also opt for the wired version of Logitech RumblePad 2.

Dual Action Gamepad

This Windows 8 gaming controller is a classical and perfectly functional gamepad to be used with your many games that are installed on your Windows 8 laptop, computer or even tablet. The layout of 12 programmable buttons makes it a very suitable gaming device and for less than $80, it’s quite the bargain.

Gamepad F310

This one is number 3 in top best sellers on Amazon.com with a special offer listed price of less than $20. This is one of the cheapest Windows 8 gamepads currently available and when it comes from such a brand like Logitech, you shouldn’t have any second thoughts about it.

Rumble Gamepad F510, F710

windows 8 controllerThe F510 is a good choice if you prefer your controller to be wired and it currently retails for less than $70. You can customize its button controls and functions by using  the Profiler software. The Gamepad F710 is cheaper, having a listed price of less than $50.

Sony DualShock 4

As we have previously told you, Sony’s DualShock 4 new controller will also work with your Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 systems. You can buy it from Amazon, Sony, Walmart, BestBuy or Gamestop for less than $60.

Microsoft Xbox Wireless Game Controller

xbox windows 8 controllerOf course, Microsoft had to make the Xbox gaming controller compatible with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but at the moment the Xbox One controller drivers are yet in the works.

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