List of games that support touchpad

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This is a manual list of games believed to support touchpads.

Controllers with touchpad support

See list of controllers with touchpad

Touchpads are mostly used for
  • Cursor control: moving the cursor in required direction
  • Scrolling: scrolling down/up through blocks of text
  • Weapon Swapping: selecting a weapon
  • Map Navigation: moving cursor and zooming in or out
  • Opening Menu: swiping opens different menus
  • Adjusting Settings: moving option bars
  • Quick Time Events: pressing required touchpad zones

Emulators[edit]

OUYA Controller[edit]

Mouse emulation works out of the box with basic Windows drivers.

Game State Notes
Cemu Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
Citra Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
DeSmuME Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
melonDS Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
No$GBA Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
Ryujinx Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
Vita3K Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
yuzu Native support. Requires mouse emulation.

DualShock 4[edit]

Third-party applications like SteamInput, reWASD, DS4Windows and DSAdvance allows to remap touchpad. Touchpad can control mouse cursor, enable motion controls, activate different menus, emulate right or left stick or act as Flick Stick.

Game State Notes
Cemu Requires mouse emulation software.
Citra Requires mouse emulation software.
melonDS Requires mouse emulation software.
No$GBA Requires mouse emulation software.
PlayStation Plus Native support.
Ryujinx Requires mouse emulation software.
Vita3K Requires mouse emulation software.
yuzu Requires mouse emulation software.

Steam Controller[edit]

Official Steam application and third-party applications reWASD and SC Controller allow to remap touchpads. Touchpads can control mouse cursor, enable motion controls, activate different menus, emulate right or left stick, emulate face buttons, d-pad or act as Flick Stick.

Game State Notes
Cemu Requires mouse emulation software.
Citra Requires mouse emulation software.
DeSmuME Requires mouse emulation software.
melonDS Requires mouse emulation software.
No$GBA Requires mouse emulation software.
Ryujinx Requires mouse emulation software.
Vita3K Requires mouse emulation software.
yuzu Requires mouse emulation software.

Nvidia SHIELD Controller[edit]

Mouse emulation works out of the box with basic Windows drivers.

Game State Notes
Cemu Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
Citra Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
DeSmuME Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
melonDS Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
No$GBA Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
Ryujinx Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
Vita3K Native support. Requires mouse emulation.
yuzu Native support. Requires mouse emulation.

GameSir G5[edit]

Mouse mode can be activated by pressing ᴍᴏᴜsᴇ button. Mouse emulation works out of the box with basic Windows drivers.

Game State Notes
Cemu Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
Citra Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
DeSmuME Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
melonDS Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
No$GBA Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
Ryujinx Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
Vita3K Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.
yuzu Native support. Requires mouse mode activated.

DualSense[edit]

Third-party applications like SteamInput, reWASD, DS4Windows and DSAdvance allows to remap touchpad. Touchpad can control mouse cursor, enable motion controls, activate different menus, emulate right or left stick or act as Flick Stick. ReWASD and SteamInput configs for DualShock 4 are fully compatible with DualSense and can be applied without problems.

Game State Notes
Cemu Requires mouse emulation software.
Citra Requires mouse emulation software.
DeSmuME Requires mouse emulation software.
melonDS Requires mouse emulation software.
No$GBA Requires mouse emulation software.
Ryujinx Requires mouse emulation software.
Vita3K Requires mouse emulation software.
yuzu Requires mouse emulation software.

Steam Deck[edit]

Official Steam application allows to use SteamInput to remap touchpads. Touchpads can control mouse cursor, enable motion controls, activate different menus, emulate right or left stick, emulate face buttons, d-pad or act as Flick Stick.

Game State Notes
Cemu Requires mouse emulation software.
Citra Requires mouse emulation software.
DeSmuME Requires mouse emulation software.
melonDS Requires mouse emulation software.
No$GBA Requires mouse emulation software.
Ryujinx Requires mouse emulation software.
Vita3K Requires mouse emulation software.
yuzu Requires mouse emulation software.

Emulation[edit]

PlayStation Vita Emulation[edit]

Game State Notes
Borderlands 2 Native support. Rear touchpad can be used for melee and sprint.[1]
Danganronpa series Native support. Uses rear touchpad to white noise/action/text-related scenarios.[1]
Darkest Dungeon Native support. Used to switch between party members.[1]
Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention Native support. Touch: camera.[2]
Dynasty Warriors Next Native support. Rear touchpad can be used for speed musou attacks.[1]
Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders From Planet Space Native support. Rear touchpad can be a zoom/activate alternative.[1]
Escape Plan Native support.[2]
FIFA 13 Native support. Tapping on rear touchpad decides where player is shooting on goal.[3]
Frobisher Says! Native support.[2]
God of War Collection Native support. Uses rear touchpad for switches and saving.[1]
Jak and Daxter Native support. Rear touchpad replaces L2 and R2 buttons (used for hover vehicles/powers/stats/FPV).[1]
Killzone: Mercenary Native support. Rear touchpad can be scope, or sprint alternative.[1]
Little Deviants Native support. Rear touch panel usage in level creation.[2]
Lumines Native support.[2]
MGS Collection Native support. Using knife/radar/pull-ups.[1]
Murasaki Baby Native support. Uses rear touchpad is used for backgrounds, modes and abilities.[1]
Neurovoider Native support. Uses rear touchpad for two special abilities for both sides of the touchpad. [1]
Ninja Gaiden Sigma Native support. Ninjutsu spells with rear touchpad.[1]
Ratchet and Clank Collection Native support. Uses rear touchpad replaces L2 and R2 for actions like crouching and strafing.[1]
Sound Shapes Native support. Rear touch panel usage in level creation.[2]
Surge Deluxe Native support.[4]
The Bard's Tale Native support. Rear touchpad support: two spaces are used for some summon selections/items.[1]
The Sly Collection/Sly 4 Native support. Rear touchpad support: camera centering/waypoint/stats.[1]
Wipeout 2048 Native support. Rear touchpad can be used for acceleration.[1]

PlayStation 4 Emulation[edit]

Game State Notes
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Native support. Easy access the map with the DualShock's touchpad. Pressing it down lets you pull up the map and you can zoom in and move around it using the touchpad like the trackpad on a laptop.[5]
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla Native support. Navigate the map.[6]
Blacklight: Retribution Native support. The use of the touchpad for such things as taunting enemy opponents, drawing tertiary weapons, and checking the scoreboard.[5]
Days Gone Native support. Basic swipe to each side to open map or sub menu.[7]
Death Stranding Native support. One corner a dedicated photo mode button, which is the best photo mode.[7]
Deep Rock Galactic Native support. Swipe in different directions to change weapons/equipment. You can use it to rotate the 3D map as well.[6]
Detroit: Become Human Native support. 46 magazine collectibles and other objects require the use of the touchpad to scroll through and read them.[5]
DOOM Native support. You can interact with the map.[6]
Elden Ring Native support. Uses it as a quick slot for emotes.[6]
Elite Dangerous Native support. Tapping various parts of the touchpad allows gamers to cycle between fire groups, access the target panel, or the systems panel.[5]
Far Cry 4 Native support. Swipe in one of 8 directions to select a weapon on the weapon wheel and move the cursor around the map.[7]
Final Fantasy XIV Native support. As mouse pad.[7]
Ghost of Tsushima Native support. You use the track pad to do different things like call your horse, put away your sword, bowing and playing a shakuhachi flute to change the weather.[6]
God of War Native support. Shield hits or turn around quickly or show and hide hub.[8]
God of War: Ragnarok Native support. Shield hits or turn around quickly or show and hide hub.[8]
Gran Turismo 7 Native support. Left indicator, left touchpad, right is right, middle is hazard light.[6]
Gravity Rush Native support. You can use it to dodge in a direction.[5]
Gravity Rush 2 Native support. With the PS4 controller's touchpad, you can control and switch between each of character styles. Not only will you need different ones for different situations, but battling enemies will often call for strategically switching between them to achieve the best results.[5]
Hogwart's Legacy Native support. Uses touchpad for casting of spells. Every spell has different gesture that player must use to cast it properly.[8]
Horizon Zero Dawn Native support. Swipe up to show full hud.[6]
Infamous: Second Son Native support. Second Son has tons of situations that require players to use the touchpad, from placing their fingers on the right part to get through security checkpoints, absorbing powers, to stealth kills. You can even use it for Delsin's graffiti art by tapping the touchpad.[5]
Injustice: Gods Among Us Native support. Touchpad functionality came into play via the mini-games, where its responsiveness could be used to control various hit mechanics, such as Superman's eye beams.[5]
Killzone Shadow Fall Native support. Players control the OWL weapon through the touchpad on the controller.[5] Swiping either up, down, left or right would change the function of the drone unit on your back.
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Native support. Thanks to the PS4's touchpad, which offered full control of the map via swipe and click functionality.[5]
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Native support. The game has a large map and encourages players to freely roam the world and complete objectives in any order they see fit. An important item in the game is the iDroid, which has a number of functions, including bringing up the map and calling in transport. And using all these functions is as simple as using the touchpad.[5]
NBA 2K14 Native support. The touchpad came into use quite prominently in NBA 2K14 by allowing players to switch up their strategy by swiping it to switch between 1-3-1, 2-3 or other techniques to throw off the opposition.In addition, pressing down on the touchpad allowed gamers to check the rhythm of the player in question, and their confidence on the court. This helped gamers strategize the best plays, depending on the fortitude of the individual player.[5]
NBA 2K18 Native support. Calls quick plays with swipes.[7]
Persona 5 Royal Native support. You can pet the Morgana bus.[7]
Rayman Legends Native support. The scratch cards in game, you'd scratch the touch pad.[7]
Tearaway Unfolded Native support. Player can draw tools and objects on the touchpad.[5]
The Crew Native support. It's used as an option for navigating the map.[7]
The Last of Us Part II Native support. There's guitar segments.[6]
The Witcher 3 Native support. Each of the four swipe directions opens another menu screen.[7]
Thief Native support. Use the touchpad to select your arrow type. The touchpad got segmented into ten or so sections, each with a designated arrow type/gadget. If you moved your finger along the pad it would bring up all of the options (without pausing the game) and you would have to hover over the right one and click down to select. Overtime, you would start to get used to it and you could just click down on the specific part of the touchpad to equip specific arrow types.[7]
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Native support. Player can light and ignite torches using the touchpad.[5]
Until Dawn Native support. Until Dawn using the touchpad for situations like when you're turning a page, unlocking a smartphone, or lighting a match.[5]
War Thunder Native support. War Thunder after update 27.05.2020 (1.99.0.15) you've been able to bind so many functions to it if your using custom control settings.[7]
Watch Dogs Native support. Access the map by just pressing the touchpad.[5]

PlayStation 5 Emulation[edit]

Game State Notes
Astro's Playroom Native support. Opens menus to swap between in-game activities.[9]
NBA 2K21 Native support. Opens menus to swap between in-game activities.[9]
Spider-Man Miles Morales Native support. Opens menus to swap between in-game activities.[9]

Other information[edit]

GiantBomb's List - Touch Controls games.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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