The market for controller-enabled games is growing. Android TV, the Nvidia Shield console, and other systems are bringing gamepad-enabled games to the forefront and making them more popular. The proliferation of gamepads and Bluetooth controllers has made playing games on Android with a controller easier than ever before. Why not play some damn good games with him? Here are the best gamepad-enabled games for Android. Please note that there are some older games with great controller support such as Star Wars: KOTOR and The Bard’s Tale. However, many of these older controller games have not been updated for years and we cannot guarantee that they will work with newer controllers, newer versions of Android, or newer devices. You can try them at your own risk.
Best gamepad-enabled games for Android
- Bridge Constructor Portal
- Crossy Road
- Evoland 2
- GRID™ Autosport
- Horizon Chase
- level head
- Portal Knights
- Riptide GP: Renegade
- stardew valley
Bridge Constructor Portal
Bridge Constructor Portal is a crossover game between the popular Bridge Constructor series and the Portal franchise for PC. The mechanics are basically Bridge Constructor. You build bridges from various materials to get from one end of the level to the other. There are portals that make life easier (or harder) as well as cameos of popular characters like GLaDOS. This is an amazing puzzle game, one of the few with controller support. You get Google Play Games achievements and tablet support. The game costs 179 rubles without in-app purchases and ads. We love it and it’s free if you use the Google Play Pass.
Crossy Road is one of the most popular mobile games. It has MFi controller support. Basically, it’s a mobile gaming version of Frogger. You move the chicken forward along roads, streams and other obstacles while avoiding cars or falling into the water. This is a simple game with funny graphics and simple controls. The game is safe for older children. This is a free to play game, but in-app purchases are mainly for additional characters. This is a good option and it supports Android TV.
Evoland is one of the most unique gaming franchises for Android. The game does not have any one particular style or genre. Evoland 2, the latest game in the series, uses platform, fighting, top-down shooter, trading card and RPG mechanics. The game changes its graphics slightly to match the style of the game. This makes it one of the most unique games on Android. Developers boast support for most types of Bluetooth controllers, as well as Nvidia Shield support. The first Evoland is not bad and supports hardware controllers. Publisher Playdigious has Dead Cells, another great gamepad-enabled game released in 2020.
GRID Autosport is one of the new games with gamepad support. It’s also one of the best races we’ve seen in a while. In short, it’s a port of the racing game for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, along with all of its DLC under one roof. Over 100 cars, over 100 race tracks, scalable difficulty and many types of races. There is support for offline play if you want to go that route. Honestly, this game has a lot of advantages and not so many disadvantages. Most of the complaints are about on-screen controls, but that’s not why you’re here, so it’s not a big deal. The game costs 499 rubles without in-app purchases.
Horizon Chase – racing in retro style. The game includes almost 100 tracks and many cars. You get Google Play Games cloud save, vehicle updates, at least ten different events, and one of the most outstanding controller support features we’ve ever seen. You can use this with Android TV, Nvidia Shield devices, MFi gamepads, OUYA, and more. Even the soundtrack is decent. You can get the full game for just $2.99. Together with Riptide GP Renegade, these are two of the best gamepad-enabled racing games.
Levelhead is one of those special games that comes out every few years. This is a platformer with outstanding execution, good mechanics and a level builder for added depth. The game has a simple premise. You help deliver packages through many tutorials with various and ridiculous obstacles. Even when the game launched, there were hardly any bugs or issues that we could find. This is one of those legendary Android games that should be much more popular than it really is. Plus, it’s cross-platform for Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows, and iOS, so you can play it on multiple platforms if you want. The game is insanely good, trust us. It’s free if you use the Google Play Pass. The same developer that makes Crashlands,
Oddmar is a new platform game from the developers of Leo’s Fortune. This is a side-scrolling platformer with a narrative storyline, nice graphics and simple mechanics. You play as a disgraced Viking who wants to regain his honor. The game boasts 24 levels, various power items, and offline support after the initial download. There are cloud saves and Google Play Games achievements. The game has a free demo mode and the rest of the game costs $4.99. Of course, the game supports controllers. Leo’s Fortune is an older game but has controller support. If you don’t mind trying an older game, it might be worth your while too.
Portal Knights is another adventure game. The game was released at the end of 2017. The game boasts action-adventure mechanics, boss fights, RPG level progression, a crafting system, local multiplayer (on the same Wi-Fi), random events, and of course controller support. The game is actually pretty close to a console-level title in terms of execution. Of course, the graphics are adapted for Android phones. It costs 379 rubles with some optional in-app purchases. The game has occasional bugs, but during our testing it worked fine. This game is also free for those with a Google Play Pass.
Riptide GP: Renegade
Vector Unit has some real winners with the Riptide series. This is a trio of jet ski racing. Your goal is to race them, perform tricks and reach the end. Tricks give momentum. So the better you are at tricks, the faster you can move as long as you really use the momentum you get. As you progress, the games get harder and better. The first is the weakest of the three. The third one is the strongest. Fortunately, they are all fairly inexpensive. The second has in-app purchases, but you don’t need them at all to enjoy the game. All three games support the gamepad.
Stardew Valley is one of the new games with controller support. This is a farm simulator with RPG elements. You create a farm, grow crops and live your life. The game has the usual basic elements of a farming game, such as collecting and selling crops and animals of various types. However, this one adds additional elements such as socializing with nearby townspeople and even things like seasonal events and weddings. It’s a deep game with a long playtime, and that helps justify its $439 price tag. This is one of the best games of 2019 and it has controller support!