Summary: It worked great, but after 30-some days, it wouldn't even power on. I tried it on another computer, and it still didn't work. My friend's controller worked fine. So, it was definitely the controller that had the issue. I take really good care of my electronics, too. I decided it needed to be replaced under warranty. Since it was past 30 days, I couldn't replace it through Amazon. I had to replace it through Microsoft.
Warning: Does NOT work correctly with DirectInput games
KT Chong, Amazon
21 May 2014
Summary: Before 2006, all PC games used the DirectInput API standard for controllers. In 2005, Microsoft implemented the XInput API for Xbox 360 and adopted the new standard for Windows. However, the transition process for Windows has been slow and gradual: some Windows games from as late as 2013 still used the DirectInput method, (e.g., BioShock Infinite.) Microsoft "claims" the new XInput API is backward compatible with the old DirectInput API. That is not entirely true.
Summary: 5 months after purchase, the right stick would get stuck slightly and I would have to manually center it. Otherwise it would always veer. Then the usb connection became intermittent. I just went to Best Buy in frustration. While my complete satisfaction over the quality of my replacement helped me forget, two separate components having problems within 5 months makes me want to ask a lot of questions.
Summary: The Xbox controller works perfectly for PC games. We were using a different brand controller and installing drivers and mapping buttons was a hassle. Seems that all games are designed with Xbox controller layout in mind so just use one of these.
Summary: I can now play all of my PC console games with a controller (Ghosts, need for speed etc.) For those games that do not support controlelrs just download XPADDER and you can give each button a keyboard control. The Rumble works well and the quality is superb, I am a hard player and this has dropped on the floor hundreds of times and still works like its out of the box.
Summary: I've been using PC-based controllers with an Xbox 360 controller emulator for many years now, as almost every game released these days only works with this specific controller without constant workarounds. However, I was getting to the point that setting this emulator up for newer games was becoming a nuisance and caused crashes in some games with the vibration function active.
Summary: I plugged it in, (my laptop found it right away), I downloaded the disc that came with it and off I went to play. The games have all recognized it..in fact, I can start out using my mouse and then plug in the controller and the game immediately converts to controller controls. All buttons and sticks are in the right place for playing the game and for your comfort and the response is right on.
Summary: The D'Pad and the X buttom are unresponsive, the left D'Pad button barely works and the right trigger seems to be broken, it feels horrible. The overall build quality is really poor, I have an Xbox 360 with 2 controllers and they feel premium, this feel cheap and it isn't nearly close to my Xbox controllers. The box is all in chinese, I'm pretty sure this isn't original or at least is meant to a lower quality market.