Suggest a game for my gamepad

Every console port game? Which you control the movement with one stick, and camera with another.

Most FPS games are pretty chill to play on easy mode with a gamepad. Maybe something more exploratory, or 3rd person.

Spelunky, Emulators, Sports-games, maybe Oblivion?


Saints Row 2.

Damn, but that game sucks with a keyboard. At least the driving does…

Plenty of Geometry Wars clones. Or check out the demo for Aces Wild, an indie fighting game that uses both sticks.

Well, at the very least you should probably stop playing racing games with your keyboard.

Ohh, that reminds me. Midtown Madness 2.

Wolverine. Prince of Persia. Assassin’s Creed. Be sure to use Xinput Emulator 3.0!

Metal Gear Solid 2
Silent Hill 3
Burnout Paradise
Devil May Cry 4
Virtua Tennis 3
Jade Empire
sports games…

If you have 64 bit vista/xp, be sure NOT to use Xinput Emulator 3.0! Use version 2.1 instead.

Lost Planet is much better with the mouse.

What’s the advantage of 2.1? I’ve not really has any trouble in Vista 64 on the games I’ve tried.


version 3 crashes in vista x64 if force feedback is enabled.

Devil May Cry 4 on PC looks better than on any other platform, and plays gloriously with a gamepad. I’ve only tried it with the x360 pad, but I guess it should work fine whatever you have.

If you don’t know DMC, it’s a very silly gothic brawler/RPG. It looks and plays like a pure-pred action game, but there’s resource management and character development as well, and it feels like an extremely intense JRPG in a lot of ways. I personally think this is way better than any of the Ninja Gaidens, although the supremely daft story and characters might turn you off.

I’d check the system requirements, though. I can run it fine in 1600x1200 with 4x FSAA in DX10 mode, and I have an old Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz, 4GBs of RAM and an Nvidia 9800.

Thanks for the suggestions guys. Ive only tried Bionic commander rearmed. I’m liking it so far, exactly what I wanted.

I might try devil may cry 4 next.

Thanks again!

Edit: Just in case any still cares, its just the simple logitech dual action gamepad. I havn’t had any problems with any games on it so far. Even tried bionic commander rearmed with 2 of them and played with my gf coop for a while. Was fun.

Or the original Geometry Wars itself which is available on Steam.

As long as we’re on the subject of games like Geometry Wars, I’d like to highly recommmend Everyday Shooter (also on Steam,) which in my opinion, is the best of the bunch!

I use a program called Pinnacle, which emulates controller support for most modern and classic PC games.

It has really nice profiles for Max Payne 1/2, Beyond Good and Evil, the Prince of Persia games, Fable 1, etc… You can also setup the configurations however you want, which is nice.

the regular one or the rumble version? DMC4 only supports rumble for xinput controllers. If you don’t have rumble features in your gamepad don’t worry about it as otherwise the gamepad will work fine. If you do have the rumble version get Xinput Emulator 2.1 as mentioned earlier.

hmmm, I have a spare analogue joystick lying around, replaced by a new one I got last week… let’s get crazy!