The controller support market for games is progressing. Games with gamepad support are being put on the forefront by AndroidTV, Nvidia Shield Console, and other systems making them even more popular. Playing games on your cell devices is now easier than before as the gamepads and Bluetooth controllers have changed the way of playing games. If this is the case then you should play some good and wicked games on it. Below are some of the best gamepad support for Android. There are also other games with excellent controller support such as The Bard’s Tale and Star Wars: KOTOR. Although, the majority of those older controller games are not updated for years and there is no guarantee that they will ever work with the latest controllers.
1. Crossy Road
Price: Free to play
One of the most famous cell games ever, Crossy Road also has MFi controller support. This resembles the cell phone gaming version of Frogger. You need to shift the chicken across the roads, streams, and other hurdles while avoiding being run over by cars or drowning in the water. It is a normal game with easy and fun, graphics, and controls. It is also quite safe for older kids. The in-app purchases are mostly for extra characters however, this is a free-to-play game. This supports Android TV as well.
Price: Free / $3.49
One of the newer games with gamepad support, Endurance is a retro-style action shooter with a dungeon crawler and roguelike mechanics. Players need to rush towards Endurance, a ship where a virus has spread already and made people go insane. It is a prequel to the developer’s other game. The game has many weapons, a decent storyline, and plenty of action. The game can lag on the midrange, lower end, or older devices, and the free version includes some long ads. You can still purchase the premium version easily to remove the ads and the rest is bearable. This game is quite decent just like its prequel, Ailment.
3. Bridge Constructor Portal
Price: Free / $4.99
This is a crossover game between the renowned Bridge Constructor and the Portal PC franchise. Majorly, it is made up of Bridge Constructor’s mechanics. You construct bridges from one end of the level to the other with different materials, there are many cameos from characters like GLaDOS as well as portals to ease things up. It is one of the few games with controller support and is a delightful puzzle game experience. you are also rewarded with Google Play Games achievements and support for tablets. There are no in-app purchases or ads in this game and it costs $4.99. It is also free if you use the Google Play Pass.
4. Evoland 2
One of the most unique game franchises on cell phone, Evoland does not utilize any one specific style or genre. Evoland 2 is the newest game in the series and includes fighter, trading-card, RPG mechanics, platformer, and top-down shooter. To match the style of the gameplay, the game changes its graphics quite a bit. This makes it one of the most unique experiences on cell phone. The developers brag support for the majority types of Bluetooth controllers and Nvidia Shield Support. The first Evoland supports hardware controllers too and is quite good. Playdigious is the publisher that has also created Dead Cells which is another amazing game with gamepad support that was released in 2020.
5. Horizon Chase
Price: Free / $2.99
This is a retro-style racing game as well that features around 100 tracks with different varieties of cars. You can also get car upgrades, some of the most amazing controller support, Google Play Games, and at least ten different events. This supports Nvidia Shield devices, OUYA, Android TV, and MFi gamepads among many others. The soundtrack is quite good as well. You can buy the game for $2.99. Along with Riptide GP Renegade, this represents one of the best racing games with gamepad support.
This is one of those games that comes out only once in a few years. Levelhead is a platformer with fabulous execution, decent graphics, and level builder for additional depth. This game has a single premise. You need to deliver packages through many different and bizarre courses and obstacles. Even at the time of its release, there were no issues or bugs that we could find. This game is one of the most underrated cell games that should be way more popular. It is also cross-platform with Xbox One, iOS, Nintendo Switch, and PC so that you can play it on multiple platforms. It is quite good. If you use the Google Play Pass it can be free. It is made by the same developer who made Crashlands.
7. GRID Autosport
One of the newest games with gamepad support, GRID Autosport is one of the best racer games we have seen in a while. It can be said that this is a hub for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 racing game with all of its DLC under a single roof. There are more than 100 cars, 100 circuits, different race types, and scalable difficulty. If you want to go to the offline route, it supports it too. The majority of the complaints are for the on-screen controls. The game costs $9.99 with no in-app purchases.
Price: $6.99 with in-app purchases
This is also one of the most popular games out there. You are dropped into a random world with plenty of stuff to do. You can farm, you can build, you can mine, and there is also a final boss to kill. The game was aligned with its console and PC counterparts in the updates of 2017. This means that you can start the game on one platform and play it on another platform entirely. This game has high cross-platform level support. It costs $6.99.