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Working List of PS3 Games Playable with a DualShock 4

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Posted on October 28, 2013 AT 12:02pm

So Sony’s fancy new next-gen controller is now out there being sold by stores—but it’s useless until the launch of the PlayStation 4, correct? Actually, that’s not quite true, as the DualShock 4 can be used for a number of PlayStation 3 games.

The following list is a work-in-progress by the folks over on Reddit, where those who have already picked up a DS4 have been testing it to see what games it will—or won’t—work on. The reason the DS4 works, from my understanding, is that it identify itself as a standard USB controller. So, this means that while it’ll function on some titles that have more widespread controller support, it isn’t being seen specifically as a DualShock 4. Thus, options such as vibration, motion sensing, and the PlayStation button won’t function. (For PS button functionality, have an actual DualShock 3 connected as well as a second controller.)

In order to use a DS4 on the PS3, you’ll need to keep it plugged via USB the entire time.

Here’s a list of the games known to work so far:

  • PS1 Games
  • Call of Duty (MW2, MW3, Black Ops, Black Ops 2)
  • Castle Crashers
  • Portal 2
  • Far Cry 2
  • The Last of Us
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Uncharted 1
  • Uncharted 2
  • Uncharted 3
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Infamous
  • Infamous 2
  • Resistance 2 (had to use a DS3 to get past the start screen, but DS4 worked fine after that)
  • Killzone 3
  • Dead Space
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Motorstorm (Apocalypse, Pacific Rift)
  • Tomb Raider
  • Prototype
  • Skyrim
  • Dark Souls
  • Battlefield 3
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Bioshock: Infinite
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD
  • Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Dark Souls
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Batman: Arkham City Origins
  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Diablo 3
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Hotline Miami
  • Resident Evil 4 HD
  • Borderlands 2
  • Wipeout HD
  • Ratchet & Clank: HD Collection
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown


And here’s a list of games that either don’t work at all, or which have limited compatibility

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Resistance 3
  • Jak and Daxter HD Collection (only the analog sticks work)
  • Gran Turismo 5
  • FIFA 14
  • Saint’s Row: The Third
To keep up with any updates to this DualShock 4 compatibility list, follow the progress over on Reddit at the link below.

Source: Reddit

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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