10. Stardew Valley
The iOS’ little Animal Crossing. Stardew Valley with a controller makes every movement feel better. Perfect for rummaging your neighbor’s trash bins, planting crops, or simply managing your little farmstead and finding that perfect soulmate.
The creators of Hades remain proud of this previous project. Guide Red in her journey to find her missing voice in a bleak futuristic world. Transistor’s top-down perspective and energetic combat make it a perfect game to use a controller with.
Microsoft’s voxel-based universe is a hotbed of creativity and imagination. Whether you are crafting that perfect house in Creative mode, or surviving the harsh elements in Survival, using a controller can let you navigate around the polygonal worlds with ease.
When it comes to first-person shooters, using your fingers can sometimes lead you to a disadvantage. The use of a controller can really step your game up. While it may sound cheesy at first, you’ll realize almost everyone is using controllers too.
6. Dead Cells
A fast-paced hack-and-slash roguelike requires responsive controls. Dead Cells’ never-ending cycle of life and death demands time…and some fast fingers. To survive this deadly gauntlet of enemies, a good controller is as essential as any weapon in the game.
The goofy gameplay of Goat Simulator can be played with almost anything that responds to touch controls. However, with a controller, the lengths you can do to mess around in its janky world are limitless.
PlayDead’s award-winning platformer may not be as complicated compared to other games on this list. Everything is easily accomplished with or without the use of a controller since it’s as linear as its previous title, LIMBO. But, it doesn’t hurt to make your adventure a little bit…easier.
Both of these GTA titles work surprisingly well on iOS. Accuracy is important in games about shooting guns and blowing things up, which is why we recommend a controller. Completing missions and messing up Los Santos or Liberty City is made easier when you don’t have to deal with touch controls.
Rebirth revamps the Binding of Isaac for modern audiences, adding new layers of challenging content that can frustrate new and old fans of the series. We recommend a controller for this one. Otherwise, Isaac will be shooting his tears in the wrong direction.
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