Best Gaming Controllers for Mac in 2024

One of the best gaming controller for Mac
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The best gaming controllers for Mac are sturdy, feel great in the hand, and can connect effortlessly to macOS. Though you can always opt to play through games with a mouse and keyboard on a Mac, there's nothing quite as relaxing as popping your feet back and grabbing a controller.  

However, there are some things to think about when choosing the best controllers. Do you like the Xbox's layout of controls, the feel of a Sony controller, or are you looking for something a bit more retro? The best controller isn't just the one with the longest battery life or best thumbstick, it's the one that you want to pick up and use every night. 

That said, here are the best gaming controllers on Mac right now. 

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James Bentley

James is a staff writer and general Jack of all trades at iMore. With news, features, reviews, and guides under his belt, he has always liked Apple for its unique branding and distinctive style. Originally buying a Macbook for music and video production, he has since gone on to join the Apple ecosystem with as many devices as he can fit on his person. 

With a degree in Law and Media and being a little too young to move onto the next step of his law career, James started writing from his bedroom about games, movies, tech, and anything else he could think of. Within months, this turned into a fully-fledged career as a freelance journalist. Before joining iMore, he was a staff writer at Gfinity and saw himself published at sites like TechRadar, NME, and Eurogamer. 

As his extensive portfolio implies, James was predominantly a games journalist before joining iMore and brings with him a unique perspective on Apple itself. When not working, he is trying to catch up with the movies and albums of the year, as well as finally finishing the Yakuza series. If you like Midwest emo music or pretentious indie games that will make you cry, he’ll talk your ear off.

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