Even after all these years, the Play Store isn’t very useful if you want to know if a game can be played with a gamepad. This is why we at AP have put together a list of the best Android games that can be played with a gamepad. Today, we added two new titles to the list (see the changelog at the bottom), making the total 44. This is a hand-picked list that is always being updated. There are a lot of games on Android that require precise controls, so controller support is very important. Because Android also includes tablets and Chromebooks, controllers are also great for playing games on big screens that aren’t comfortable to hold in your hands. For people who like to play games with controllers, this is the right place to look. Enjoy!
1. Dead Cells
Dead Cells is one of the best roguelike platformers that have been released in the last few years, and the Android port is just great. A setting in the game lets you choose between 30 frames per second and 60 frames per second, and there is also an option for HD graphics, which means the game should run well on any device. Having spent a lot of time playing this game, I can say that it runs like butter on high-end devices at the highest settings. There is a very good chance that this game will work well with a controller, which is why it is so good because of its precise controls.
1. Rocket League Sideswipe
I was surprised to see that Psyonix managed to create a mobile adaptation of Rocket League. I was even more surprised to see that the game is absolutely fantastic. The twitch controls of the original remain, but no longer is the game 3D; instead, you drive the ball from one side of the screen to the other on a 2D plane. Controllers are supported, and if you wish to compete, you will have to play with one, as this is a game that requires perfect timing at just the right moments. Sure, the touch controls are good enough to have some fun, but if you’re looking to rank up, controllers are the way to go. All in all, this is a bite-sized version of the real thing, and it’s a hoot.
3. The Ramp
As someone who likes skateboarding games, The Ramp was right up my alley. You want to make lines with smooth transitions and do cool tricks in this game. This is a title that takes the genre down to its core. To say it another way, this game is all about ramps. There are a lot of them to choose from, so things don’t get boring too quickly. Controllers can be used, but while touch controls can be used in a pinch, they can’t match the precision of a gamepad. So this is a game that’s best played on big screens with a controller in hand, but you can still play a few games on your phone if you want to be more mobile. The Ramp is one of the best skateboarding games on Android, and it’s free. Make sure you don’t miss out on this great game.
Townscaper is a great city-building game that you may not have heard of. It has no goals, no timers, and no interruptions. Because building is so easy, even grandma can play. Not only is this a simple city builder that anyone can play, but it’s also very pretty and has a great lighting system that makes it easy to take screenshots of your cities. If you want to change the amount and direction of the light, you can even do that. As a bonus, the game can be played with a controller, which is why it made the list for today. But don’t worry; the touch controls work just as well! At the end of the day, Townscaper is a very good city builder that is great for relaxing after a long day.
5. Super Hexagon
When Terry Cavanagh made the game for Android in 2013, it was already a long time ago. Well, the game is still getting updates. One of them added controller support to the game at the end of 2021, which is when the game will be out of date. Even high frame rates work, which makes the gameplay smooth as silk. This is an arcade game that’s hard to master, so you’ll need all the help you can get. What’s the goal? Don’t let your little triangle get hit by revolving obstacles that are always moving faster. This may sound easy, but it’s not. In fact, this game has been a mainstay on the platform for a long time for a good reason.
Many people hold DOOM close to their hearts because it was the first FPS game. When Bethesda released the game on Android, it was worth it. I’m sure there are a lot of people who would rather run the game through an emulator. I know that the music sounds a little off, but thanks to a recent fix, the touch controls are perfect. Also, the ability to play games with Xbox and PS4 controllers is a great thing to see. The game even lets you play with your keyboard and mouse, which makes it a great choice for Chromebook users. As for the second game in the series, it’s the same price as the first one on the Play Store.
7. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
As soon as the game was released on the Play Store, everyone was shocked. It’s a classic Konami Metroidvania game, and for $2.99 it’s a great deal. If you haven’t played SotN yet, it’s a beautiful 2D platformer with non-linear platforming-based gameplay, so if you want to explore, you should. For today’s roundup, we’re going to talk about a game that lets you play with physical controllers. The main campaign should take about eight or nine hours to finish. Keep your eyes open for this one. It’s a favourite for a reason.
8. Bridge Constructor Portal
Bridge Constructor Portal is a game that combines the popular Bridge Constructor series with the popular PC game, “Portal.” This game is called Bridge Constructor Portal. Mechanics are mostly Bridge Constructor, but there are a lot of them. You make bridges out of different materials to get from one end of the level to the other. GLaDOS and other well-known characters make cameos in the game. It’s a great puzzle game and one of the few that can be played with a controller. To make things even better, you also get achievements in Google Play Games and support for tablets. There are no in-app purchases or ads. The game costs $4.99 and there are no in-app purchases or ads. Google Play Pass users can get this for free. We like this one a lot.
9. Crossy Road
If you want to play a game on your phone, Crossy Road is one of the best. It also works with MFi controllers. This is like Frogger, but it’s for your phone or tablet. If cars run over or fall into the water while the chicken is moving across roads, streams, and other things, you move it forward. Fun graphics and easy controls make it a simple game that is fun to play. Older kids can also play with it without having to be afraid. If you want to play this game, it’s not going to cost you. Most of the in-app purchases are for extra characters. You should buy this one. It’s good because it can also be used with Android TV.
Endurance is one of the newer games that can be played with a gamepad. It’s a retro-style action game with roguelike and dungeon crawler mechanics, so it’s fun to play. Players go to Endurance, a ship where a virus spread and caused people to go crazy, but they don’t go there. Because it’s from the same developer as Ailment, but you can still play it on its own if you want to play it. The game has a lot of weapons, a lot of action, and a pretty good story. There are a lot of ads in the free version of the game, which can make it slow down on older, mid-range, or lower-end phones. However, you can buy the premium version to get rid of the ads, and the rest is fine. If you like games, this one is pretty good.