Best Value for Game Controllers

If you're all about getting the most out of your investments, this is the place. From all the Game Controllers I've indexed, those currently have the best balance between power, affordability and durability.

If you can't invest this much, scroll down to the budget section for best value at below-average prices.

For more details on the differences between the best Discounts, best Deals and best Value palmarès and which is best for you, feel free to give Sales Shopping vs. Value Shopping a read.

Best bang for the buck across the board US$230 - US$280

The following game controllers offer the best value. Value is determined by balancing 3 main considerations:

  • how much it costs
  • how powerful it is
  • how long it will likely last

Best bang for the buck under $300

Need something cheaper? No worries, here are the best performing options for game controllers priced below average.

There might be some overlap with the list above, but everything down here is considered budget-friendly.

  • Thrustmaster USB Joystick for PC

    Thrustmaster USB Joystick for PC from US$30;

    Dimensions: 16.51 x 16.10 x 24.00 cm
    Weight: 1.330 kg

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