The gamepad is the most popular kind of gaming controller, the kind that every console gamer is familiar with, be it the good old Xbox controller, or the new PlayStation 5 DualSense controller, gamepads have come a long way since their humble origins are now capable of accomplishing a whole lot more. You have access to a number of actions right at your fingertips and modern features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers among other things which make for a much more immersive gaming experience. Then there are the pro controllers like the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller for example with even more buttons at your disposal and is the choice for pro gamers on consoles. We've also got some third party options like the Astro C40 TR and the Razer Wolverine Ultimate on this list as options for those who might want to opt for something other than the Xbox or PlayStation controller. Be it for budget reasons or personal preference. While both the Xbox controller and the PlayStation DualSense or DualShock are solid options, there are more options out there that might be better suited to individual playstyles of comfort levels.