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The best PS4 controllers

While looking for a PlayStation 4 controller, consider how and when you’ll be playing games. Yes, it’s important! If you want a wired or wireless experience, speakers and other sound functionality, or other features that give your gaming experience the most realistic feel. For gaming a little here and there, or hours and hours; these PS4 controllers won’t set you off target.

Sony DualShock 4 Wireless PlayStation 4 Controller

Best PS4 controller overall

Included with the PlayStation 4 regardless of which bundle you choose to purchase, the DualShock 4 is one of the best controllers Sony has ever made. Its buttons are large enough to accommodate nearly any hand size, its triggers are actual triggers, and its analogue sticks have a more thumb-friendly shape. The DualShock 4 packs in a touchpad, a great speaker for certain game noises, and a share button to capture your best moments.

Why we love it:

  • Comfortable buttons, triggers and analogue sticks
  • Includes a touchpad and speaker
  • Share button for connective gaming

STOGA Wireless PS4 Controller

Most Stylish PS4 controller

With four colours to pick from, matching STOGA’s PS4 controller to your console setup won’t be hard. If you have loud colours surrounding your TV, you can pick a purple, orange, or red controller. If you have a more muted palette, then the more simple colourways that come with the grey camouflage print controller should suit your room better. But, no matter the colour you decide, you’ll get the same streamlined performance for your games.

You get pinpoint control thanks to the enhanced sensitivity of the analogue sticks and buttons, while the ergonomic design lets you effortlessly handle the controller even when you’ve been playing for hours on end. And yes, for hours on end, as the 600mAh battery won’t die on you after a single gaming session with your friends.

Why we love it:

  • 6-axis gyroscope to help with controls
  • Compatible with PCs and phones
  • Integrated audio jack
  • Dual-vibration feedback

TPFOON Wireless PS4 Controller

Best budget PS4 controller

TPFOON’s PS4 controller offers a great alternative to the more expensive options out there. Its affordability isn’t indicative of its quality, though. To start, the 800mAh battery provides up to 8 hours of playtime on a single charge of only 3-hours. The controller also has sensitive buttons that register all your inputs even with the slightest touch, allowing you to react to everything happening in the game in record time.

Its dual-shock function even provides tactile feedback for you as you play your games, enabling you to react and immerse yourself in the game beyond visuals. You can fully immerse yourself with the built-in 3.5-millimetre jack that allows you to plug in your favourite headset and get enveloped in your game.

Why we love it:

  • High battery capacity
  • Controller comes with two colourful thumb grips
  • Can be used whilst charging

SADES Wireless PS4 Controller

Best wireless PS4 controller

With its extensive compatibility, you’ll be able to play your games whether they’re on a PC or the PS4 with this controller from SADES. The feature-packed controller even comes with dual-vibration and a long-lasting battery to give you full control over your game. The regular features like the analogue sticks, directional buttons, and shape buttons are enhanced to be sensitive enough to pick up every one of your inputs with the slightest press.

This controller sports a high grip material to secure it in your hands and reduce the chances of it slipping, especially when the game gets heated. Thanks to the lightweight and ergonomic design that keep your hands comfortable even during extended gaming periods, you’ll be able to play for hours on end.

Why we love it:

  • Responsive touch panel
  • Convenient 3.5-millimetre audio jack
  • Dual-vibration feature for physical feedback

Razer Raiju Tournament Edition PS4 Controller

Best wired PS4 controller

Razer’s Raiju controller features a unique layout with multiple re-mappable buttons to enhance your gameplay significantly. You can program macros into the buttons to give you an edge over the competition. Setting these buttons up won’t require you to dissect the controller, as you only need to set them up through the mobile app. Each button is cushioned for your comfort, but they still provide tactile feedback, so you can feel the game even more.

This controller isn’t just comfortable and customizable. Various features also give you an advantage over your opponents in competitive play. It has a hair-trigger mode that reduces the input travel time by a significant amount so that what you want to do and what happens on the screen is almost instantaneous. You can even play with the wire attached to reduce external interference and accidental controller shut down during intense games.

Why we love it:

  • The thicker body allows for a more comfortable grip
  • Versatile connectivity lets you easily switch between wired and wireless play
  • Four re-mappable buttons that give you tons of gameplay advantages

For serious gamers, entry-level players, hobbyists and professionals, nothing but the best PS4 controllers will do. Look no further than the controllers on this list for long hours comfortable gaming, realistic, enhanced game play and both wired and wireless options.