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Not really for D-pad reliant games, though. Despite having the best overall controller, the 360’s D-pad is a mushy POS. For modern games that focus on analog sticks, a 360 controller is perfect, but for older games that rely on a D-pad I use an SNES controller with one of these.
EDIT: MS did release a pro controller with a twist-out better D-pad, but it is $50 separately and can’t really be considered the official 360 controller when it’s not packed in with the system.