Conclusion: The Razer Hydra is trying to fill a market space sorely lacking in PC gaming—motion controls. However, with only one game currently supporting this device natively, is the Hydra really something gamers want to invest in?
Pros: Magnetic motion sensing base station never skips a beat. Makes motion gaming available to PC users. Comes bundled with Portal 2. Controllers feel great in-hand. Buttons and joysticks on controllers definitely lend this to hardcore gamers. Configuration software available for download. Over 125 compatible titles.
Cons: Portal 2 is the only game that supports the Hydra natively. Wired controllers will limit your range of motion.
Summary: Sure, you can use it to play games that weren’t designed for motion control, but that is—by definition—unfulfilling. Unless you’re a motion-control aficionado, we recommend that you hold off on the Razer Hydra until more games are released that take advantage of its specific capabilities.