Curious Gamers Buy DualShock 4 Controllers, Determine Which PS3 Games Are Compatible

It seems quite odd that the PS4 has yet to be released, yet the new DualShock 4 controllers have already hit store shelves. However, this isn't stopping curious gamers from snatching up a DS4 and giving it a test drive on older/current PS3 titles to determine compatibility.

A Reddit thread was opened to facilitate a list of which PS3 games are compatible at this time. So far, the list has a few dozen titles with the majority of them said to be compatible. The Reddit user who started the thread, Lapwner, stated:

“I just got my DualShock 4 today, and have noticed some games work, and some don't. So, let's try to create a list so people can see which games work and which games don't! Note that the motion sensing does not work, so even though some games work with the controller, if they are reliant on the motion sensing (ex. Heavy Rain), then they probably aren't worth playing it with.

For those of you who are interested, here is the list thus far:


  • 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
  • Heavy Rain (no motion sensing)
  • Uncharted 1/2/3
  • 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
  • Diablo 3
  • Bioshock: Infinite
  • Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD

Not Working

  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Resistance 3
  • Jak and Daxter HD Collection (only the analog sticks work)
  • Gran Turismo 5

I found it surprising that a new title such as Grand Theft Auto V was not compatible, but an older one like FarCry 2 was. You can keep up to date with the current list by visiting the source link below.

Via: Polygon
Source: Reddit