Top positive review
Tough to find a better PC controller on the market
on March 31, 2016
If you're in the market for a PC controller, you can happily buy this one. I've been using it without issue since Jan. 2014. Still works like new.
Being a long time PC/Playstation guy, I'll be the first to admit, I was hesitant in purchasing an X-box Controller. However, having heard how easily they work on Windows PC's, I decided to give it a shot. They are literally plug and play. Plug in the adapter, turn on the controller, Windows performs the auto installation, and away you go to gaming. No messing around with drivers or trying to get it to recognize. Plus, it's wireless. Honestly, who uses a cord nowadays? Just lean back and whoop some booty.
Works great for anything from Dark Souls to Binding of Isaac. The joysticks are as responsive as any console controller I've ever used. In addition, I've never had a game not recognize the controller (at least games that are supposed to). The battery life is stellar, too. I go ~2 months before I have to replace mine, usually. If you're in the market for batteries, the Amazon rechargables are excellent: https://www.amazon.ca/AmazonBasics-High-Capacity-Pre-Charged-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B00HZV9WTM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1459457087&sr=8-2&keywords=double+a+batteries. I bought this very pack and have been impressed with how long they keep their charge, even when I'm not using the controller.
My one "con" is that the D-pad developed a squeak after a couple of months. It's not bad enough to return it, as I tend not to prioritize the D-pad, but other people have noted the same problem. Because of this, I give it a 4 stars, but it's really like a 4.75.