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Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby XC-3730C » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:50 pm

What do you guys think are good, solid 3rd party controllers for Xbox?


I picked up an Xbox system yesterday. It not only came with an official Microsoft S-controller, but a Pelican Afterglow Pro (PL-2045) was also included.

I like this controller not only because it looks and feels good, but it also has white and black buttons on the top like a 360 controllers left and right bumper buttons (I honestly believe Microsoft should have released a controller with white and black on the top of the controller). The LED's are a nice touch, and if I get another one of these, I would like to mod the LED's to be green.

What are some other good 3rd party controllers for Xbox and why?
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby TheOmikronNomadSoul » Tue Aug 22, 2017 8:54 pm

Just a heads up, Photobucket removed 3rd party hosting. So we can't see the pics.

Edit: Nevermind what I said.
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby EmptySpace » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:03 pm

Oh i like that, yeah B/W being on shoulders would be much more convenient
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby VoodooVincent » Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:08 pm

Maximo Rumble Shock - Cable is kinda short, doesn't have the breakaway, but the analog sticks are precise & don't have the deadzone issue that most 3rd party controllers do that makes precise movement impossible.
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby EarthwormJames » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:43 am

I like this one because it has the same button layout as the s-controller and a turbo button for arcade type shooters. Short cord though, so you need an extended breakaway cable like below.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000246UNK/
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005SMPTHY/

But to be honest, you are best off buying microsoft controllers used and fixing them up. Buying third party Xbox controllers is a very frustrating experience that should be avoided IMO.
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby nornor1 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:51 am

for 3rd party, I think the Wireless Logitech controllers are pretty good.
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby thewheelman282 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:27 am

Get a Madcatz MicroCON. i own one and can vouch for this review. they are pretty good controllers overall and smaller than the controller S. i dont like the thumbstick caps but you could just swap them out for better ones
http://www.ign.com/articles/2002/09/16/ ... box-review
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby XC-3730C » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:03 am

Does anyone know of any 3rd party controllers with turbo fire for all buttons, and white/black shoulder/bumper buttons on top?
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PS3 Slim with CFW

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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby Biggsy666 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:31 am

Wireless Play-On controllers are not to bad, i hve two and they have lasted through a lot of gaming reliably. Could be a little more precise but more then adequate for my gaming needs. I would like some more wireless controllers when i see some somewhere just to compare.
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby EarthwormJames » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:52 am

Here's an interesting one, looks quality. Haven't tried it yet though.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00008DWSW/
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Re: Best 3rd party controllers for Xbox?

Postby Gamerone » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:18 pm

Mad Catz wireless
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