The increase in Bluetooth gamepads and controllers has made playing on mobile devices easier and easier. Some Android systems such as the TV Box or the Nvidia Shield TV, even benefit from the use of this type of controls. And let's not talk about emulators, ports and other video games with classic mechanics that do not depend on touch controls.
In fact, playing a game at a title in Android which was originally intended to be played with a crosshead and physical buttons without a good gamepad… let's just say it can be frustrating. Or at the very least, a less satisfying experience.
Top 10 Android games with gamepad support
Before starting, remember that if we do not have a Bluetooth controller we can always pair the PS4 controller or from the Xbox One to our Android device. I personally use this retro-styled 8Bitdo gamepad on the NES, but any other Android-compatible controller would be just as valid. That said, let's see which are the most enjoyable games in this regard. Let's go there!
One of the best first person shooters for Android. Like many other games developed by MADFINGER Games, Unkilled offers gamepad support, in addition to multiplayer mode and more than 150 campaigns of pure zombie apocalypse. We are facing a freemium game, with all that this entails. Even so, it offers spectacular graphics and one of the closest console experiences that we can find today on mobile devices.Download QR-Code UNKILLED - Multiplayer Zombie Shooter Developer: MADFINGER Games Price: Free
Although it is still in beta, Steam Link is one of the most interesting proposals to play video games from your mobile. It is an application that allows us stream games from your PC directly to your phone. All this with support for a gamepad (Steam Controller or Bluetooth remote), which makes it ideal to play on an Android TV comfortably from the sofa or anywhere else. It still has some bugs, but without a doubt we are facing an innovative application like few others.Download QR-Code Steam Link Developer: Valve Corporation Price: Free
Horizon Chase is a great arcade racing game for Android that could be considered a tribute in itself to the classic Out Run for arcade games of the 80s. The game itself is paid, although the first 5 tracks are free. Last July, Sony gave away the Horizon Chase Turbo for PS4 with the PS Plus subscription, and the truth is that I can't stop playing it. The soundtrack is another of the strengths of this title. Do not lose sight of it!Download QR-Code Horizon Chase - World Tour Developer: Aquiris Game Studio S.A Price: Free
A couple of years ago, Sega decided to get a little more involved in the Android system and bring several of its classic games from the Mega Drive era to the Play Store under the “Sega Forever” initiative. All of them free games that, having been initially designed for video consoles they are played much better with a good gamepad in your hands. Here we will find classics like Sonic The Hedgehog, Streets of Rage 2, Altered Beast, Virtua Tennis or Kid Chamaleon.
See the full list of Sega Forever games on the Play Store HERE.
Modern Combat 5: Blackout (and other Gameloft games)
Gameloft is a developer that offers gamepad support in almost all of its games. The good thing is that they usually have controls that are much more careful than what we are used to seeing on mobile screens. The fifth installment of Modern Combat is one of the most acclaimed action shooters for Android, with more than 100 million downloads and a rating of 4.3 stars more than deserved. The company also has other interesting titles like Asphalt 8 and Order & Chaos 2, both of which are compatible with Bluetooth controllers.Download QR-Code Modern Combat 5: eSports FPS Developer: Gameloft SE Price: Free
Another of the best ways to enjoy a good game on Android, either from your mobile phone or on TV with the help of a TV Box, are the retro 8, 16 and 32-bit game console emulators. Many of them have been removed from the Play Store, but there are still a few survivors such as Nostalgia NES, MAME4droid or PPSSPP.
Badland is an endless-runner adventure title with an exquisite setting, and that is also compatible with wireless controllers and bluetooth controllers. The puzzles that it poses are quite interesting, and it has 40 levels that we can play completely for free (being able to pay to play the remaining 40 levels). The gameplay is simple (press to make the drones fly higher), but addictive.Download QR-Code BADLAND Developer: Frogmind Price: Free
Square Enix games
Square Enix is another of those companies that has also bet heavily on bringing its games for video consoles to the mobile and tablet market. Thus, we find titles such as Tomb Raider, the Final Fantasy saga, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger or the Dragon Quest saga. Almost all of them have a fairly high price, but the truth is that they are quality ports that are really faithful to the original.
See the full list of Square Enix games for Android on the Play Store HERE.
Us and dozens of enemies on a fighting pillar, but only one can remain standing! In this minimalist pixel art game We must throw the rest of the combatants off the track and defeat the bosses with the help of our magic sword. This is one of those games in which the use of a gamepad can be very helpful, since the difficulty curve becomes more and more noticeable as we progress.Download QR-Code Only One Developer: Ernest Szoka Price: Free
Oddmar is one of those platform gems with a good story, neat graphics and a sound setting to take your hat off. Here we control a Viking who we will help to regain lost honor and achieve a place in Valhalla. It consists of 24 levels, different power ups and offline support. The game has a free demo, although from the second level, we must pay 4 euros if we want to have the full game.Download QR-Code Oddmar Developer: Mobge Ltd. Price: Free
Honorable Mentions: Call of Duty Mobile and GRID Autosport
For many Call of Duty Mobile is one of the best Android games of all time. The game presents a fairly faithful approach to its console versions so it will not disappoint the classic fans of the saga, although in this case the mode has been left aside singleplayer to focus solely on various multiplayer modes that are certainly powerful.
One of the reasons for the game to work so well is the participation of Tencent Games in the development of the Activision title, which were already quite seasoned from home with the successful PUBG Mobile shooter. Something that is noticeable both in some interfaces and in the surprising performance that they have been able to obtain in what is still a game for mobile phones. Of course, compatibility with Bluetooth controllers is assured.Download QR-Code Call of Duty®: Mobile Developer: Activision Publishing, Inc. Price: Free
GRID Autosport meanwhile, it has a depth never before seen in other mobile driving games. The graphics are at the console level, with hyper-realistic physics, body damage and other details that make this title rise significantly above the rest of similar games at a technical level.
The title is compatible with Bluetooth gamepads, which we can use to choose from more than 100 cars, countless tracks and various game modes. In short, a complete enjoyment. Of course, here there are no micropayments or anything like that: we are facing a premium game that has a price of around 10 euros.Download QR-Code GRID ™ Autosport Developer: Feral Interactive Price: € 10.99
In addition to these titles, there are other paid games that are also compatible with the use of a gamepad, such as GTA: San Andreas, Knights of the Old Republic, Minecraft or Portal Knights.You have Telegram installed? Receive the best post of each day on our channel. Or if you prefer, find out everything from our Facebook page.