Games that need you to shoot something are that much more immersive when you feel like a real gun is in your hands. That's where the PlayStation Aim comes in. It's got all the same functions of a DualShock controller but in an entirely new format.

When you first pick up the Aim it feels like the controller equivalent of a rifle. The trigger, analog stick, and all other buttons are strategically placed around the device to keep the immersion of holding a gun. All the same buttons you would find on your DualShock controller are available on the Aim so you won't be sacrificing any mechanics to use this device.

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Buttons

Every button that you can find on a DualShock is available on the Aim. There are L1, L2, R1, R2, Options, Share, and more built directly into the controller. Even when you navigate the PlayStation menu you have the option to use those buttons and analog sticks to select the app or game you want to play.

Each button is strategically placed around the controller to keep the immersion alive. All of the clusters of buttons are in areas you would interact with if it were a real gun. One of your analogs and all 4 the action are where the sights of a gun would be. The second analog, directional keypad, Options, Share, L1, and L2 buttons are on the extended trigger guard of the Aim controller. That means all of your most used buttons are in easy access where your hands will be resting anyway.

Where can I use it?

This controller was built for games like Farpoint on the PlayStation VR. The selection started off small but now there is more game for you to dive into!

You can try to use it in unsupported games but it won't always work out well. Trying to use it like a two-handed move controller feels particularly unwieldy and doesn't link up well. It's very obvious that the games with Aim support have put thought into ensuring that the controls sync up with the controller in your hand well.

And no, this game doesn't work with Killing Floor Incursion. I've tried. Yes, I'm just as sad as you are.

Where do I buy an Aim controller?

The PlayStation Aim controller first hit the market on May 16th, 2017, and finding one was a bit difficult. Thankfully that's not an issue anymore. You can order your controller online or head up to the store and pick one up in person. If you're ordering online the best place to shop is Amazon. If you prefer to buy in person go to GameStop or BestBuy because other common options, like Wal-Mart, are selling the controller for more than the average buying price.

An essential accessory

PlayStation Aim Controller

If you're a big fan of first-person shooters you'll need this beauty in your collection to revolutionize the way you play games in virtual reality. PlayStation Aim is comfortable, lightweight, and comes with all the same buttons that you would find on a DualShock controller.

Update December 2018: We've updated this article formatting and included two new games with PlayStation Aim compatibility!

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