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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The DualShock 4 is everything gamers wanted from Sony's next gamepad. Unlike the DualShock 3, we only have minor complaints for the PlayStation 4's controller. It's not simply a controller we'll "put up with" for the rare exclusive PS4 titles; it's one we won't consider a roadblock when choosing where to play multiplatform games.

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Pros
  • Dramatic improvement over PS3 gamepad
  • Clickable touchpad
  • The best triggers on any gamepad
Cons
  • Terrible battery life
  • Analog stick coating isn't grippy enough
  • Rubber thumbsticks show wear and tearquickly

Reviews

88
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 11

87
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 6
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Controller / gamepad
Connection
Wireless
Console compatibility
Sony
Type
Connection
Console compatibility
Controller / gamepad
Wireless
Sony

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87 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

87
 

User Reviews

80
MaxHedrm
These are way better than the DS3. Every time I go back to the PS3 I wish I...read more
100
hailstormknight
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
dontstealmybeats
Controller fits very well in hands. Battery is to small. I have two controllers...read more
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