The best gamepad-enabled games on Android

Games with support for gamepads on the Android platform are becoming more and more, not least thanks to the advent of Android TV and consoles. The range of gamepads and Bluetooth controllers for Android devices is also growing. If you already have a gamepad, then you probably can't wait to try it out in action. What games are suitable to demonstrate all the advantages of this type of control? We have collected the best of them:


Crashlands is one of the best games with gamepad support. It provides a lot of tasks, and therefore there are quite a lot of controls on the screen. The gamepad simplifies things, allowing players to effectively interact with the environment on a distant, lost planet in space, full of surprises and strange inhabitants, often quite dangerous. Gamers are waiting for battles, crafting, exploring territories and a lot of adventures.

Crossy Road

This popular endless runner with original gameplay and cute graphics provides support for gamepads and MFi controllers. They will help players jump over roads, avoid collisions with speeding cars and trains, cross rivers and collect coins.

Evoland 2

The Evoland franchise can not be attributed to any genre - you can find elements of platformer, fighting game, and top-down shooter in it. And in addition-the mechanics of the card game and RPG. This makes the series unique and popular. The developers have provided it with support for Bluetooth controllers, Nvidia Shield and hardware controllers..

Horizon Chase

This stylish retro racer offers players around 100 tracks and a variety of cars, upgrades, events and competitive gameplay. The game supports most controllers, Android TV, Nvidia Shield, MFi gamepads, OUYA, and so on.


A very stylish and exciting game, which, unfortunately, did not become mega-popular. It supports controllers, Android TV, and Nvidia Shield, and offers hack-and-slash gameplay, an interesting visual style, and lots of fun missions.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition

This game needs no introduction and its popularity has no limits. In it, gamers will find an endless, randomly generated world in which there is always something to do: crafting and survival, collecting resources and trading with the locals, fighting with aggressive mobs, playing together with friends on servers and cross-platform gameplay. And, of course, support for different types of gamepads.

Oddworld Series

On the Android platform, there are two games from the Oddworld series and both of them support gamepads. They are characterized by an adventure story, a first-and third-person view, quirky characters in an equally quirky world, and exciting missions.

Portal Knights

is another adventure project where you will discover a ton of action, boss battles, crafting and RPG elements. The game is perfectly polished and close to the console quality, it provides local multiplayer and support for various types of controllers.

Riptide GP Series

Vector Unit Studio has proven itself well with the Riptide series of racers. Racing on super-fast jet skis not only looks great, but also pleases with addictive dynamic gameplay. There are a lot of tricks, boosters and power-ups, gradually becoming more complex tracks and, of course, support for gamepads for more convenient control.

SEGA Forever

SEGA has created a separate SEGA Forever series, which includes classic retro games created earlier and ported to mobile platforms. These are, for example, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2, Altered Beast, Kid Chamaleon and Phantasy Star II. Most of these titles support controllers and will be able to attract fans of the gameplay in the style of old-school.

Skateboard Party 3

Skateboard Party 3 is a good mobile sports series. which provides support for controllers. In all the games in the series, players will discover a career mode, multiplayer support, interesting tricks, events, and achievements. The graphics here are not the most outstanding, but the games themselves are made qualitatively and thoughtfully.

Games from Square Enix

Square Enix has created a ton of games for the Android platform, and many of them support controllers. These are titles from the Final Fantasy series, Secret of Mana games, Tomb Raider I and II, and many others. Most of these developments are ports of popular console projects. They are very close in quality to their originals, but often very expensive.

Steam Link (beta)

Steam Link is not a game, but an application for streaming PC games to your smartphone or Android TV set-top box. This will allow you to play your favorite games on your TV or phone screen, naturally with the support of gamepads. While this application is still in beta testing, so it does not work quite correctly, but its idea is promising.

Stickman Skate Battle

Stickman Skate Battle is another decent sports game with controller support. It is also dedicated to skateboarding, but offers arcade gameplay, in contrast to the more complex and realistic in Skateboard Party 3. In addition to tricks on a skateboard performed by a hand-drawn stickman, players get several modes, weekly tournaments and the ability to play offline. The title supports Android TV and Nvidia Shield.


This shooter is considered to be one of the best FPS games on mobile platforms . It provides a ton of content: 300 missions in campaign mode, PvP battles in online mode, thoughtful control with support for gamepads, realistic graphics and a wide range of weapons. The developers from MADFINGER have in stock other, no less high-quality projects that provide control using controllers - this is Dead Trigger 2 and Shadowgun.

Games from Gameloft

Gameloft studio offers a variety of games with controller support. The list, in particular, includes Asphalt 8, Asphalt XTreme, Order & Chaos II and Modern Combat 5. They belong to a variety of genres-from racing and MMORPG to FPS.

Games from Nvidia

Nvidia managed to port more than one well-known title, but, unfortunately, only for Android TV. Of course, all of them support control using gamepads. These are Portal, Half-Life 2, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Resident Evil 5 and many others. The disadvantage is that these games only work with Nvidia Shield controllers, and the plus is in their highest, almost console quality.