The best iPhone and Android games with controller support


Mobile games can be played without a controller, directly from your phone screen. Sometimes, however, a controller can be useful, allowing you to play comfortably. However, not all games support controllers, but that’s where we come in.


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Here we are going to take a look at some of the best mobile games with controller support. It is important to know that many of these games can also be played on console or PC. Overall, mobile ports of games support the controller, as the game was originally played with a controller. You can connect Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch controllers to your phone via Bluetooth, as well as other generic controllers.

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10/10 Stardew Valley

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First up we have Stardew Valley. This game was first released in 2016, and since then it has become available on iOS and Android. This farming game supports all types of controllers, allowing you to use any you have.

With a controller, you’ll be able to easily browse your inventory and navigate Pelican Town. Overall, the mobile version of Stardew Valley paired with a controller offers the full gaming experience with the convenience of having it on your phone.

9/10 Diablo Immortal

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Diablo Immortal is a new game in the Diablo series, available on iOS and Android. This game has all the hallmarks of a Diablo game, allowing you to mow down waves of enemies.

Since Diablo Immortal started as a mobile game, it has simple optimized touch controllers, however, you can use a controller when playing on mobile if you are not a touchscreen Diablo fan. In the settings menu, you can find button mapping options for the controller, allowing you to customize your controller experience.

8/10 Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact

Next we have Genshin Impact. This is another game available on a variety of platforms. Rather than using touch controls to explore Teyvat, you can connect a controller.

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Controllers are supported on the iOS version of Genshin Impact, but if you’re playing on an Android device, you won’t be able to use a controller. The Android version of Genshin Impact does not support controllers, however, this may change in the future.

7/10 Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier

gameplay of ff7 the first soldier with a character running to the left

Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier is a battle royale game, based on the world of Final Fantasy 7. Playing a fast-paced battle royale game with touch controllers can be a little tricky, but luckily the iOS and Android versions of this game has controller support.

This game supports any controller you have, allowing you to aim and navigate with more precision. Before playing Final Fantasy 7: The First Soldier with a controller, it’s important to note that the controls are a bit different. We recommend that you take the time to familiarize yourself with the controls before jumping in.

6/10 Rocket League Side Swipe

rocket league side slide

Rocket League Sideswipe is a mobile version of the classic Rocket League game. Rather than placing you directly on the pitch, this mobile game is 2.5D, giving you the view of one side of the pitch.

While it’s easier than normal Rocket League, using a controller will help your movement become a bit more precise. Many believe that using a controller gives you an edge, but that’s up to you.

5/10 Call of Duty: Mobile

Call of Duty: Movable Character

We all know Call of Duty. This hugely popular first-person shooter is all about careful movement and shooting. Call of Duty: Mobile takes this classic shooter and puts it right at your fingertips.

Call of Duty: Mobile only works with official PlayStation and Xbox controllers.

Luckily, Call of Duty: Mobile fully supports controllers, so you don’t need to use touch controls. If you’re a Call of Duty veteran, using a controller with your phone will feel natural. The controllers work during gameplay, but you’ll need to touch the screen to navigate the menus.

4/10 Urban landscape

A group of small storied buildings in a massive city sitting in the middle of the water

Townscaper is a relaxing building game that gives you the freedom to create the town of your dreams. There are no goals, allowing you to use your own creativity to do just about anything you want.

This game is available on Steam, as well as iOS and Android. On mobile, you can use a controller, allowing you to sit back and completely relax. Townscaper’s touch controls are simple, but the game fully supports the controller if you’re more comfortable with that.

3/10 dead cells

The prisoner facing a great enemy in Dead Cells

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite platformer available on virtually all platforms. This game requires precise movements, especially with its rogue-lite gameplay. Instead of using your fingers to perform these actions, you can use a controller.

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With a paired controller, you can move and attack with more precision, slashing your way through procedurally generated biomes filled with enemies.

2/10 Space Marshals 3

Space Marshals 3 gameplay

Space Marshals 3 is an isometric game, putting you in the shoes of a Space Marshal. As an action game, you will have to eliminate enemies, but in doing so, you have the option to focus on stealth.

Space Marshal’s touch controls are good, but with a controller you can become the ultimate space cowboy, able to shoot quickly and accurately.

1/10 Fantastic

A screenshot showing gameplay in Fantasian

Finally, we have Fantasian. It is a JRPG that is currently only available on iOS devices, such as Macs and iPhones. If you are a fan of the Final Fantasy series, this game may interest you because it was written by Hironobu Sakaguchi, who created Final Fantasy.

As an Apple Arcade game, Fantasian contains no ads or microtransactions. When using a controller, you can completely immerse yourself in the game and maybe even forget you’re playing a mobile game.

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