Did you invest in a new MFi game controller only to find that just a fraction of the games on the App Store support it? Or maybe you have a Logitech PowerShell, SteelSeries Stratus, or MOGA Ace Power on your wish list, but just don't know if the gaming payoff is worth it. Worry not, there are plenty of amazing games on the iPhone and iPad that are at their prime when played with a physical game controller. Here's where to start:
Terraria - Terraria's touch controls are great, but the game is even more enjoyable if you throw a controller into the mix. Navigating the world, besting enemies, and crafting massive structures is much easier without the sometimes spotty touchscreen as your input device.
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders - The most well known flight franchise on iOS has full MFi controller support, letting you pitch and roll your steel bird exactly as you want. Adding a new edge to your dogfighting skills has never been easier.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Rockstar has added controller support to the various GTA games on iOS, and they now play exactly as you remember. If you're a big GTA fan, I'd even go so far as to say you should invest in an MFi controller just for these games, as the difference is that profound.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed - Sonic's latest arcade racer is fast paced and frantic, with weapons flying every which way. Relying on the touchscreen is difficult, but the game plays like butter with a proper controller.
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - This complex RPG has a ton of dialogue and menu choices, and swinging your thumb to tap the sometimes tiny on-screen buttons gets annoying after a while. The controller completely eliminates this, and if you go with the SteelSeries Stratus, you can even play the game on your big screen and kick back on the couch with just the controller in hand.
Jet Car Stunts 2 - Speedy and smooth, Jet Car Stunts 2 is made even better when you don't have to crowd your iPhone screen with your thumbs.
Call of Duty: Strike Team - The first-person segments of this tablet shooter can feel just as good as a proper console title when you use a physical game pad. Once you've had a taste, there's no going back.
Dead Trigger 2 - Speaking of shooters, Dead Trigger 2 is one of the best on the platform, but it doesn't feel at home without real buttons to press.
Star Horizon - This space shooter plays great with a touchscreen, but using a controller is just as solid, plus it offers the added bonus of letting you see even more of the jaw-dropping graphics.
Real Racing 3 - Photo-realistic graphics and a smooth frame rate are often hallmarks of a console or PC racer, but Real Racing 3 brings it to iOS. Rubbing fenders with opponents is more responsive and solid with an MFi accessory.