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Microsoft - Xbox One Special Edition Dusk Shadow Wireless Controller - Faded blue metallic-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 6968 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but mine has it's issues.

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    Animekid
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    I bought this controller for 2 reasons, having an extra controller for when friends come over and having an Xbox One controller for my PC. The controller itself performs just like any other with the added blue and black camouflage. However on my model there seems to be an issue with the right trigger. On a perfect controller when the triggers bottom out it feels as if they have a hit a nice rubber or foam stopper, however on mine the right trigger seems to be lacking that stopper so it makes a loud audible click as well as making the button bottom out harder making it uncomfortable during FPS games. I'm sure that my model is a just a fluke since I haven't seen anyone else talking about the issue. The controller still does what it does and that is play games so I have no complaints that way. However there is one more thing that bothers me and that is the lack of a pre installed rechargeable battery pack like that on the PS4 and older Xbox 360. The play and charge kit by itself is another 24.99, not justifiable and to get a controller with the play and charge kit included it's like $80 bucks. These are my only pet peeves with the controller otherwise it is pretty much perfect and a definite improvement over the 360 controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not only good looks but quite functional!

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    MoetheMan
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    At launch, I opted for the PS4 but was able to afford to pick up an Xbone about 6 months later. The PS4 controller, while lacking rumble triggers and having the extremely annoying design flaw of the controller resting on it's triggers, was my preferred controller due to it's lightness in-hand and the comfort and ease of using the shoulder buttons (L1 & R1). The Xbone controller, on the other hand, felt heavier and those shoulder buttons needed some serious pull to activate. On your common FPS where shoulders are generally mapped as grenade or melee this was a problem and one that I've been hating since I picked up the Xbone. I was also having headphone issues with the old Xbone controller since it lacked the 3.5mm headphone jack without buying the $25 adapter. This new Halo 5 controller, of course, looks amazing; it's really beautiful even for a (gasp) non-Halo fan like myself. It also has the 3.5mm headphone jack. They did some very subtle design tweaks to the controller so that it feels slightly lighter and the paint / design of this specific controller makes it feel amazing in your hands. And best of all, they fixed the shoulder buttons! Shoulder buttons are very light and easy to press now and wow it is a significant improvement to my gaming. With an adapter, you can even use this controller on the PC. The Xbone controller is without a doubt the better controller now vs the PS4 imho. Also, as an added treat, the controller came with an in-game content surprise code for Halo 5 which I will probably eventually play.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Most unique XBOX One controller out there today

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    Anthony
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    Was eyeing this for a really long time and immediately grabbed it when it went on sale for $50 a couple of weeks ago. This controller is pretty much your normal XBOX One (2016 edition) controller, but with a Gears of War twist. Like the normal XBOX One (2016 edition) controller....this Gears of War Controller does have a headphone jack at the bottom of it and has a slight gripping texture on the back of it. Although, I should note that the normal XBOX One controllers feature just a smidge more of the textured gripping on the back of them than this Gears of War Controller does.......but it's hardly noticeable. The design is something that you never get tired of looking at because of how unique it is....the chainsaw marks are actually engraved on the controller.....how awesome is that?!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sharp looking, one feature missing

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    JayShockblast
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    I would give this controller an easy five star review if it had one little feature that both the Lunar White and Blue Forza 6 controller have, and that is the textured, rubberized grips on the back. This has the same smooth finish all the other Xbox One controllers have had, so if you've never used the Lunar White or Forza 6 controller, you won't know the difference, but owning both, I can't not use them for this. I have every controller that has been released for the Xbox One (weird collector's thing I guess) and the two Halo controllers are two of the best looking ones. I am not really a Halo fan but again, my weird collector thing kicked in and I had to have them. I wish the grips used on the Lunar White and Forza 6 controllers were the norm moving forward and if these two had them, they would be perfection. Still, if you are a Halo fan, you can't go wrong with either one or even both.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love The Colors

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    Dipial
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    These are beautiful works of art. The limited edition Halo 5 controllers come in both Guardians and Spartan colors. Not being partial to green, the grey/chrome blue look of the Guardians controller drew me in. I already have a Titanfall controller, and the Guardians one is the next to fill in my player two. Compared to a regular controller, the limited edition is dimensionally pretty much exactly the same. The handling is no different, the sticks and buttons all operate the same when I'm playing games, so there is nothing to 'adapt' to. The finish is great, and covered in a thin layer of satin to prevent undue wear over time of the outer design. There are two strange glossy rectangles on the bottom of the unit on the handle grips, not sure what they're for. Potentially for setting down the controller? Considering the current cost of XBox One controllers right now, you may as well just splurge a little to pick up one of these 'limited' controllers, they attract a LOT of attention and just look amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very cool Controller!

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    Halo9x
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    Having purchased the Master Chief Halo 5 Controller, I also decided to get the other Halo 5 limited edition controller. The Halo 5 special edition controller is essentially a regular XBOX One controller but with a color and design scheme that reflects Spartan Locke's blue visor and silver armor with various emblems probably denoting Fireteam OSIRIS on the right side and UNSC marking on the top left by the left joystick. On the Left side are the numbers denoting Blue Team (Master Chief). The cross pad is blue chrome and the controller has blue chrome highlights. Blue is the color of Spartan Locke's visor as mentioned earlier. Other than that, it is a regular XBOX One controller in function. This is recommended for HALO fans as a collectors item.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New Controller Design and Custom Style

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    Zambonicassoni
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    I was able to obtain this as an open box item, so it was missing the Req pack that you get for Halo 5. However, I bought it more or less cause of the color scheme and design. Very sleek looking, the Silver/Gray combed with Holographic Blue accents look sharp. They also added little colored waypoint markers for the A,B,X,Y buttons. This is the new controller design with the 3.5mm jack. I have yet to test it, as I don't have a full 3.5 headset to use with the controller, though having the option is very nice to have. One thing not mentioned in the product though is how they redesigned the molding around the LB and RB bumper buttons. The plastic of the controller doesn't come up as high on them, giving you an easier reach and pull on the buttons for input. I found this to be awesome as I find myself hitting quite a bit more than I used to on the older controller model. Excellent purchase, will definitely consider another new designed controller should my original one ever fail completely.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product, new color

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    CRBONES
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    I got this controller because my old one started pointing towards the sky whenever I wasn't holding it. It has a new camouflage color design that I personally like. They haven't made one for XboxOne like this yet. It has a new jack at the bottom of the controller for sound. So you no longer have too use you adapters with cetain headsets from Turtle Beach if you don't want too. But you do have to set up the sound settings on you system for it too work the way you want! Also the sound is more basic! It's not as crisp, as if you were too use the adapter! So I still use mine. But it seems to feel better in my hands then the original Call of Duty controller that came with my Call of Duty XboxOne! Hopefully it will last longer! Oh & it still comes with 2 AA batteries. But I recommend the Xboxone batteries also! They last way longer then even rechargeable AA batteries from every company! They are pricey also, but yet again, you get what you pay for!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    What a misfire - Known Issues with D-Pad

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    HGLatinBoy
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    Unresponsive D-Pad returned 2 of them and finally got a refund. I went to the Xbox support forums and I found 2 threads talking about the unresponsive D-Pad and it seems to be a design flaw in the controller. Microsoft contacted me about my issue but by then I had returned the controller and got a refund. I was very excited to purchase this controller because I really liked the design and I had read about the improvements Microsoft made. And I watched some "reviews" online but I realized most people just unbox things and tell you about how it "feels" and they talk about the features but they never actually talk about what its like to use the controller. It wasn't until I got home and started playing with the controller that I realized that the directional pad was not as responsive as the Original Xbox One controller. Its just as bad as the one on the Xbox 360 controller and if you know what that's like then you know it's not good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible...Microsoft should be ashamed

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    kbluetrump7
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    Some of the poorest quality I have seen in a controller that is a name brand version. It's on par with the 3rd party iterations you can purchase for half the price of the price gouging Microsoft version. I had 2 of these. The first one I purchased the right thumb stick popped off of it in a couple days of use. Took it back to Best Buy and got another. Now the one that I currently have has an issue where the right trigger will start to feel like it is grinding and then just lock up in the middle of pushing it. I have to bang the side of it to loosen. At this point I can't even take it back so I just deal with it. The quality of materials used on these "special edition" controllers also seems to pale in comparison to that of the regular controllers. With the amount of complaints I have been reading about these controllers Microsoft should be ashamed and issue a stipend to those that were dumb enough to purchase it. Free game or something.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great color scheme for a fantastic controller.

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    Maxdoggy
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    Instead of making this review about the already-known-to-be-fantastic Xbox One controller, I'll make this review about the surprisingly nice and Best Buy-exclusive Midnight Forces color design. You might be thinking, "cool, a new color on a controller. yawn", and you wouldn't be far off. Other than the subjectively cool paint scheme of this specific controller, it should definitely be noted that the paint has given the Xbox One controller an entirely different feel. At least in my non-scientific comparisons, the Midnight Forces controller has a smoother feel to the current stock Xbox One controllers. I like it. Is this paint scheme worth some extra money over a basic controller? That's for you to decide. I really like this new paint job so I decided to round out my collection with two Midnight Forces controllers to make it a total of four for my Day One console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Epitome of Gaming Controllers

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    Devon
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    Bought this controller as my third Xbox One controller and as the first one in my collection to feature the built in headphone jack on the bottom. Needless to say, this is now my go-to controller when gaming on the One. It's headphone jack makes listening to in-game audio with earbuds or a fully blown gaming headset easy, and while there is no switch to adjust the volume or a mixer, the default volume always worked for me. Like other XB1 controllers, the triggers and sticks are of premium build quality and make gaming easy and comfortable. Unlike the previous controllers, which were plagued by rigid and awkward bumpers, this controller features bumpers that can be depressed from nearly any angle, allowing user inputs to be more precise and effective. Love the color scheme too, the black and grey camouflage pattern looks appealing and gives the controller an overall great appearance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very great stylized remote

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    Adam
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    As with any brand new remote it feels responsive and sturdy. Aside from the aesthetics it is identical to the standard xbox one remotes. But the main reason you'd opt for the model over the standard remote is the aesthetics. At a slightly higher price point than traditional xbone remotes it is worth the buy? IMO, yes. Whether you're a Halo fan or not the color scheme and decals on this remote are outstanding. Visually it stands out from the rest and the blue/grey color scheme work well together. In the past with repainted controllers the outer layer can tend to flake and dirt/grime is much more visible. That is not the case with this model (yet). As an added bonus, if you do own Halo 5, you can redeem a code for an exclusive req pack that comes inside the box. Very happy with this purchase. There just aren't first party remotes that look as great as this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Xbox One Controller By Far

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    JohnR
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    When I found out the new Xbox One controllers had a standard headphone jack, I knew it sounded like a winner. I primarily play games late at night, so this feature is absolutely perfect at letting me enjoy Fallout without disturbing everyone else. Despite the controller being wireless, the audio is still REALLY good, I would say on par with a 320 kbps MP3, though not quite as amazing as a CD. That being said, I've never experienced any problems with the audio, and having the effect of surround sound is pretty dang cool. I even find myself using headphones versus my speaker/subwoofer set up. As for the controller, it's just like the original Xbox One controller, so if you were pleased with that, you'll be pleased with this. Great design, comfortable, and with the new standard headphone jack, I would have paid even more for this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Xbox One Controller

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    Greg
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    While there are quite a few third-party Xbox One controllers on the market, I prefer to stick with the Microsoft controllers as I have never experienced any issues with them. In my experience, they are reliable and can take a beating. Saving a few bucks on a less expensive competitor's controller is not worth the headaches if the build quality is not there. With that being said, this is another Microsoft Xbox One controller. It functions as advertised. The color is a personal preference thing (I really could care less one way or the other about the color; I just did not want black). I did not give five stars because the Microsoft controllers are more expensive than some third party competitors. Then again, as I mentioned, you do get what you pay for, and the Microsoft controllers are all quality controllers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great controller

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    dealster
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    This controller is great! The design looks so much better in person, pictures really don't do it justice. The overall quality of the newer controllers is much better than the controller that came with my system when I bought it a few months after launch. This controller feels sturdy and well constructed, while the controller that I recieved with my system feels really flimsy, some of the plastic pieces on the bottom grip portion actually move around. Microsoft has really upped the construction quality in their xbox one controllers. Lastly this an a Bestbuy exclusive! My friends bought the army camo version and were jealous when they found out this one existed, thats why you shop at Bestbuy! And of course the warranty was only $8 for two years, we all know controllers only last so long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Don't like the changes other than the 3.5mm jack

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    Spork77
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    I bought this controller mainly because of the 3.5mm headphone jack update. This is the usual high quality controller produced by Microsoft but there are a couple of changes I'm not a fan of. First, they made the bumpers softer. You don't get that crisp click when pulling back on the bumpers anymore which may be ideal if holding them down for long periods of time but I find it less responsive for quick presses. Second, The D-Pad is horribly insensitive. You really have to press on the D-Pad to make it work and even then it lags sometimes making it extremely frustrating when you need fast results. This is now my spare controller and the older version is my main controller. It's a good controller but just not up to par with the feel of the original Xbox One controller in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Red season

    Posted
    Derrick
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    A new saga begins. Own the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Bundle (1TB), featuring a full game download of Gears of War 4 for Xbox One and Windows 10, 4K Ultra HD video, and High Dynamic Range. Experience a new generation of Gears of War with the sleeker, more streamlined Xbox console and controller. Play and store more games, including Xbox 360 classics, with the 1TB hard drive. Stream video and watch UHD Blu-ray™ movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD. And now you can enjoy the freedom to play Gears of War 4 on another Xbox One or Windows 10 PC, so you can make shared progress across multiple devices. As one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history, everything you love about Gears of War is even better on Xbox One.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works.

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    BallsStrikesHooksSlashes

    I purchased this controller with expectations that it would work. It worked! I'm actually very surprised how well it works. It works so well; I was able to play not only 1, 2, or 3 games, But I haven't found a game that this controller doesn't work with! BUT THERE'S MORE!! The D-Pad is shiny! And blue! One of the best colors! The buttons are not colored but,.... there's colored arrows! Just in case you need to look down to find the button you're looking for. Arrows will guide you, gracefully if i may add, to your correct finger position. This controller is a trooper. This controller is a tough it out kinda controller, in terms of working. It's also beautiful and looks have to count for, like, a lot. Right? RIGHT?!?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another great Halo 5 controller

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    PlacidDark
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    I received this controller in the mail today and it is stunning. Like the Master Chief controller, it looks awesome, best looking controllers that have been released to date in my opinion. Like the other controller it is missing the awesome grips that are on the Lunar white controller and the Forza one, but it does support a better feeling D-pad, improved bumpers and have the addition of the the 3.5 jack to hook up just about any headset to it. The controllers come with a download extra for Halo 5 as well. If you are a Halo fan and looking for a new controller these are pretty awesome, and even if you are not one they are still well made and look awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend