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Official Xbox 360 Common Controller for Windows - Black (PC)

by Microsoft
Windows XP / Vista / 2000 / 98
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,072 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 2000 / 98
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Accessory
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B004JU0JSK
  • Product Dimensions: 22.3 x 17 x 6.3 cm ; 522 g
  • Release Date: 18 Mar. 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,072 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 34 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Discover greater precision, comfort, and control. The Wired Xbox 360 Controller for Windows delivers a consistent and universal gaming experience across both of Microsoft's gaming systems. Experience the ultimate gaming experience on Windows XP and Xbox 360.

  • For PC and Xbox 360: Works across Microsoft's gaming platforms. Xbox 360 Controller for Windows works with most Windows XP-based PCs and Xbox 360, delivering a consistent and universal gaming experience.
  • Vibration Feedback: Get a better feel for the game. Vibration feedback ensures riveting game play every time.
  • Ergonomic: Play in total comfort. Award winning compact ergonomics provide a more comfortable gaming experience.

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good product. 27 Jan. 2013
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bought to use with pc to play pc games. once you plug in first time, it downloads software automatically, and so far works with every game im told.
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191 of 199 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gaming on the PC 15 Dec. 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this controller solely for gaming on my PC, as i don't own an xbox360. And really mainly to play Skyrim, as i didn't like how it controlled on the PC. The interface felt like it was made for console too much.

I am actually surprised how many games actually work with it out of the box! Titles like Skyrim, GTA 4, Overlord, Borderlands and Saints Row 3 work right away and some even display the proper buttons on the interface as soon as you use the controller. Also a lot of the indie games from steam work with the controller (for example Trine 2 and LIMBO).

If a game doesn't support it, there are plenty of tools available to bind the buttons and analog sticks to keyboard presses and/or mouse movement. This opens a whole world of customization. I've tried this with World of Warcraft and a game called VVVVVV and it worked great.

It has a descent long wire which i guess is mainly for the xbox's purpose. There is optional software that you can install to make it respond to pressing the Live button, but i don't see any use for it if you only plan to use 1 controller, so i suggest not installing it. Windows 7 (and probably Vista too) will pick up this controller right away so you don't need to install things from a cd-rom.

So in short, if you're into gaming but still prefer a PC over a console like me, this is your thing! I can safely say that pretty much every new game that comes out that is also on the consoles will work with this controller out of the box. I should have bought one of these ages ago!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Plug in and PLAY! 7 Aug. 2012
By Drakos
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Great controller for the PC. I bought this as I wanted to play a few PC games that I felt more comfortable with using a pad. Bought it and as soon as I plugged it in, connected straight away and worked perfectly. Love it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, could not have been easier to get going! 23 Oct. 2014
By Gavin
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I bought this to go with LOTR: Shadow of Mordor. I like using the keyboard for FPS titles but for rpg and other genres I ususally prefer a controller.
Maybes it just what i'm used to after years of gaming on the Playstation but it just feels right.

I was contemplating going for a wireless ps3 controller as I know there is a method to get that working on a PC, but the workaround seemed long winded and I wanted something that would simply plug and play.
I didn't waste more money on going wireless as I felt it simply wasn't needed; no extra money for charge packs / batteries etc, and no worrying about wireless connectivity.

I really could not have expected this to go any simpler. Literally plug it to any usb port and it self installs in the same manner as some usb drives do when you plu them in for the first time, (you know what I mean, the little pop up box that shows above the task bar to tell you that its all good to go). A driver disc cd comes with the controller but I cant think why anyone would need it.

So after this initial install I loaded up Shadow in the North. I was expecting to have to navigate to the options menu to manually assign the corresponding buttons on the controller. Surprisingly I could use the controller immediatley; better yet, the game knows that your using the Xbox controller and in the tutorial and throughout it explains what you need to press in reference to the Xbox button layout, i.e. It tells you to press X, Y, etc..not W,A,S,D.

I've read other reviews which indicate it may not work so seemlessly with other games but I think most modern games should work fine.

In Summary.
Like I said I wanted just a simple plug and play device and this delivered; I will likely purchase a 2nd to play fifa etc..
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal controller at unbeatable price 31 Jan. 2012
By T-man
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'd looked at several unofficial controllers before buying this one, and I'm glad I spent the extra few quid to get the real deal. As a PS3 owner with quite small hands I'd always thought that the DualShock controllers were a little easier to hold, but this Xbox controller is definitely more ergonomically shaped and fits in the hand snugly.

I know many PC gamers would never even consider giving up the keyboard/mouse combo, but for some games you just need those analogue sticks! I'm using this to play Just Cause 2 (movement and flying was just too stilted and boring with a keyboard) and Fallout New Vegas, which works surprisingly well with a controller. Of course, some PC games just have too many key commands to fit on a controller, but for multi-format games with controller support (basically any Games For Windows release, and the majority of other games too) this is a real bargain - especially considering the £35 price tag on the wireless Xbox or PS3 controllers! Yes, this is a wired version, but the cable is extremely long (about 3 metres) and easily reaches far enough away from the screen. I use this to play games on an iMac using Windows 7 on Bootcamp, and I never use more than half the cable's length sitting a good distance away.

Worth noting that setup was incredibly easy: just pop in the included disc and install the drivers, and you're away! With many games, you don't even have to set up the controls (Just Cause 2 detected the controller and set all the on-screen control tips accordingly - I think this happens with all Games For Windows games). Of course, with some poking around on the internet, you can also find software to make this controller work with any game you choose.
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