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I know that fps are great for mouse and keyboard, after a little bit of time getting use to it coming from consoles i definitely agree.

I was wondering what other games are well suited/adapted for a keyboard and mouse.

I was also wondering what games are better with a controller instead of a mouse and keyboard? Ex. playing a basketball game, or 3rd person, etc.

I'm pretty new to pc gaming and i've only played rpgs, rts, and fps on my pc... i was wondering if there is a baseball game out for it?
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All the basketball games are controller games. GBA RPG games like Final Fantasy VI I enjoy more with a controller.
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FPS for Keyboard and Mouse.
Racing for controller - face it, moving a thumb 2 inches is faster than moving a wheel 1 foot.
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I think racing games, sports games, and flight simulators are best with a controller (if you don't have a joystick for the flight sim).

On virtually everything else I prefer mouse and keyboard.
    
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Originally Posted by Dirtyworks;13155460 
FPS for Keyboard and Mouse.
Racing for controller - face it, moving a thumb 2 inches is faster than moving a wheel 1 foot.

If it is a realistic game like Gran Turismo then you don't want to move the wheel quickly. It's one of the few racing games that really rewards playing smoothly which is why I like it so much. I've been a huge motor sports fan my entire life and I hate unrealistic driving games. I've found that a wheel improves my lap times in gran turismo.

I never do that great against my friends in games like midnight club or need for speed etc. But put in gran turismo and I can literally lap them in a 5 lap race in identical cars. It's all about driving smooth not sliding sideways, never hitting the brakes and bouncing off walls every turn...
    
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post #6 of 12
You've pretty much got the genres down to which ones are best suited for what. There are some baseball games on steam right now:
http://store.steampowered.com/sub/6514/?snr=1_4_4__13
http://store.steampowered.com/app/17600/?snr=1_6_4__13

The last game in the first link and the second link are simulators. Both 2k9 and 2k10 are compatible with a controller.
post #7 of 12
Controller for arcade (Street Fighter 4, Bionic Commando Rearmed), racing and action/adventure (Devil May Cry 4).

FPS, RTS, RPG are all more suited to mouse and keyboard.
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post #8 of 12
FPS and RTS are best suited for KB + mouse.

The rest usually are best with controllers.
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Honestly, I've yet to play a game I prefer a controller for. I strongly prefer my keyboard and mouse.
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I prefer call of duty and exclusive to console games such as guitar hero on the console.

However for everything else I prefer PC (I play WoW, CSS, Warcraft 3 and Sanctum primarily)
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