DS4Windows 1.4.222

Want to play PC games with your Dual Shock 4? You'll need this...

  • Vote:
    4.3 (43)
  • Category:

    Various Utilities

  • Version:

    1.4.222

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

DS4Windows is a PC utility that allows users to use a PS4 controller as a game controller for certain PC games.

The last few years have been fairly frustrating for PC gamers who also happen to own Playstation controllers. While Microsoft has been quite quick to make sure that its controllers work with Windows, Sony hasn't exactly been making inroads into the market. While the keyboard and mouse crowd has largely been able to ignore the problem, there are many console-first games that really do benefit from having the right controller plugged in. Fortunately for those Sony fans, the Playstation 4 Dual Shock 4 controller can now be used as a PC game controller thanks to DS4Windows.

DS4Windows is incredibly easy to use, especially if you already have the utilities in place for the XBox 360 controller. Install the program and run it, and the program will helpfully map your PS4 buttons to the XBox 360 equivalents. You can play around with the key bindings if you wish, but the end results will leave you with a perfectly functional controller that will allow you to play games without skipping a beat. The controller can be either plugged in or run via Bluetooth, allowing you to transform your computer into a next-gen gaming console with ease.

The only real downsides to DS4Windows have to do with compatibility. The program has some real issues with Windows 10, and there's definitely work to be done on the Bluetooth connectivity front. Still, if you want to play computer games with your PS4 controller, this program is going to be one of your best downloads of the year.

Pros

  • Easy to use and set up
  • Variable key bindings
  • Bluetooth connection is a great addition

Cons

  • Some major compatibility issues

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