The Dualshock 4. Shaped like a smoothed down Batarang, the PS4 controller has impressed almost everyone who has picked one up. Of course, as aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing as the Dualshock 4 is, it is the controllers features that really set it apart from its competitors. The touch pad, in-built speaker and light bar might seem like gimmicks but when utilised in the right way they can really enhance a game play experience. Here are 6 examples when a game was better on the PS4 thanks to the Dualshock 4.

Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation was scary but with the Dualshock 4, it was truly terrifying. If you can peek out from behind the couch for long enough to use the games motion sensor, the Dualshock 4 would spring to life. The light bar turns green and pulses with the pings of the motion sensor, emitting the trade mark noise. Playing Alien: Isolation in the dark and seeing your entire room glow with a green blip as the alien approaches is chilling.


Supergiant’s latest game released on the PC and PS4 but the latter was the better of the two because of one reason – the Dualshock 4’s in-built speaker. Switching the audio to the controller meant that the games smooth, dulcet vocal track oozes through the pads speaker, the light bar pulsating along with it. It’s strangely beautiful hearing the voice of the Transistor through the Dualshock 4.

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