Best PS5 Controller 2022: Our Top Picks

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The launch of the PS5 meant a whole new range of accessories, and out of all of them, getting the best controller is certainly high up on our list.

With the console being so new there isn’t a substantial range of controller options on the market just yet, with the DualSense leading the way, but we’ll keep this article updated as new options are released, especially now that the SCUF PS5 controller is finally here!

Plus, stick around to the end where we've highlighted some standout upcoming PS5 controllers, for those looking to upgrade in the future.

Let's get to it!

Best PS5 Controller 2022

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PS5 DualSense Wireless Controller - Best official controller

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Sony has really gone all out with the DualSense wireless controller, the official PS5 pad is no minor upgrade over the PS4’s DualShock 4, it’s a complete reinvention. 

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This controller is truly bursting with cutting edge tech, from haptic feedback that goes way beyond simple rumble to adaptive triggers that will give you an unprecedented level of control over the way you play. 

The built-in microphone is a nice additional touch, and we’re glad that Sony is adopting USB-C charging for this gen as well. 

Plus, you can now order the PS5 DualSense in the new Starlight Blue, Nova Pink and Galactic Purple, and nab one of the new PS5 console faceplates to change the look of your setup.

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Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro - Best for backwards compatibility

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Sony has confirmed that the PS5 is backwards compatible with almost the entire PS4 library - that’s more than 4000 titles available to play on the system from day one.

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With the redesigned DualSense omitting some features utilised in PlayStation 4 games, Sony recommends that you play backwards compatible games on PS5 using a PS4 controller for the best experience. 

So if you’re in the market for a top PS4 controller to use on your PS5 then look no further than the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro, which certainly lives up to its name thanks to a wealth of customisation options including programmable back buttons and swappable thumbsticks. 

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Scuf Gaming Reflex Pro - Best Custom PS5 Controller

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For those wanting to customise their PS5 controller until their heart's content, then the Scuf Gaming Reflex Pro looks like an incredible choice.

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What the Scuf Gaming Reflex Pro offers up are some removable and remappable paddles which should save you valuable time for inputs when you're in the heat of battle. Alongside this, expect to find some textured thumbsticks that should be comfortable and help you be more accurate.

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Like the official DualSense controller, this Scuf offering also utilises adaptive triggers which can suit themselves to any kind of games and respective inputs, be it whether you're firing a gun or driving a car.

There are also plenty of customisable faceplates and thumbstick colours available so you can personalise the Scuf Gaming Reflex Pro for your tastes and colour preferences.

A weight of 300 or so grams also keeps the Scuf Gaming Reflex Pro light and its dual wired and wireless connectivity also keeps things mighty easy.

Plus, if you're into FPS games such as Call of Duty: Warzone and are looking to get competitive, SCUF also recently released the Reflex FPS.

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DualShock 4 Wireless Controller - Best for PSVR

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If you’re a PSVR enthusiast then you need to make sure you’ve got a DualShock 4 controller in order to use the virtual reality headset on the PS5.

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This is due to the DualSense controller not featuring a lightbar on the back which is required for the motion-tracking features of the PSVR - thankfully the official PS4 DualShock controller still works a treat. 

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Available in a wide array of colours, the DualShock 4 remains a premium controller that feels good to play with - plus it’s frequently on sales these days as well, and the price is only likely to plummet further as we get deeper into next-gen.

Best Recently Released PS5 Controllers

SCUF Reflex

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While the SCUF Reflex Pro has been out for a little while now, the base SCUF Reflex model has only very recently been released.

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However, the new controller has sold out and so if you're looking to purchase one you'll have to wait until the next drop.

You can register your interest on the SCUF Gaming website under the 'More coming soon' section.

You can also customise the new controller on SCUF's website to bring some of your personal touches to your setup.

The SCUF Reflex is the base model and will feature, adaptive triggers, remappable paddles and more.

The SCUF Reflex is listed at £199, meaning it is still a premium controller.

Best Upcoming PS5 Controllers

While the PS5 is still relatively new, we're hoping to see some exciting controllers heading our way for the next-gen console.

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Razer PS5 Controller (Speculation)

Razer is a leading brand when it comes to all things gaming and tech.

While we currently have no official word from them regarding an upcoming PS5 controller, there is a chance they could add one to their lineup in the future.

Razer has previously made controllers for both PS4 (Razer Raiju) and Xbox (Razer Wolverine) and so they may do the same for next-gen consoles.

Read More: Will Razer Make A PS5 Controller? Here's What We Could Expect

We'll be sure to update you with all the latest announcements of upcoming PS5 controllers, in the meantime, why not check out some of our other PS5 specific buying guides...

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