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Hello I am new to this forum and new to the Steam topic. So far I played/possesed PS3 and PS4. I only play when other people are playing with me together (local). Therefore I used to play

  • Tekken
  • Street Fighter
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2
  • Mortal Combat
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Lego Marvel: Super Heroes
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • and so on

So far I enjoyed consoles because I don't have to worry about security updates, driver compatibility and hardware requirements and so on.

If I sell my PS4 and switch to Steam is it then still possible to play against local friends or together with them using controllers (no keyboard or joystick)?

  • What kind of controllers are there and are they compatible with the available mainstream games?
  • What local coop or local multiplayer games can you recommend on steam?

Response to the comment: With local I mean that two or more persons play on one computer.

I would use Steam on a Windows machine.

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closed as off-topic by Kevin van der Velden, galacticninja, kotekzot, Frank, 3ventic Mar 22 '14 at 13:57

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What do you mean by "local". Do you mean LAN (Local Area Network(Everyone on the same internet)) or the same computer? – Shadow Z. Mar 22 '14 at 12:53
I updated the question. I mean several (2) persons play on one computer. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Mar 22 '14 at 13:09
We don't provide game recommendations so you may want to reword that part of the question. Something like "how do I know which games support local cp-op or local competitive multiplayer on Steam?" will be less likely to get your question closed. You don't have to prefix your edits with "Response to Comment." we can see the comments and the edits. – skovacs1 Mar 22 '14 at 13:52

If you already have a Steam library you need to go through these:

Open Big Picture mode. Start Big Picture mode and then navigate through the menus as follows

  • Select 'Library'
  • Select 'View all Games'
  • Select 'Controller Supported'


Reference - Is there a way to view controller support from my Library?

If you want to browse full controller support games you can use Steam search

Finally, I can recommend you to buy Xbox 360 usb controllers and buy action/fights/race games.

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This doesn't really answer the question. The question wasn't just about controller support, but local co-op with controllers. – skovacs1 Mar 22 '14 at 12:41
Thanks. That answers a part of my question. – Dr. Manuel Kuehner Mar 22 '14 at 12:58
@ManuelKuehner You can also buy a Logitech F-Series controller. It is Plug and Play, just like the 360 Controller. What you need to look out for, is X-Input compability. If you like the Playstation Layout better, then go for the Logitech F Series. I recommend F-510(cable) or F-710 (wireless) since the F-310 has no rumble. The series can be used in X-Input or D-Input mode for older games. – Assylum Mar 22 '14 at 13:49

Yes, it is possible to play local multiplayer with games on Steam using a controller. Support is per-game so you will have to do some research on the games you are interested in playing.

Steam search is not a great tool to get this kind of detailed information, but it can help narrow the search a bit if you aren't sure what game you are looking to play. Here are the relevant searches: games with local-co-op, games with full controller support, games with partial controller support. There's nothing clearly defined for local competitive play in steam search. You might also find cross-platform multiplayer relevant to your use case. There might also be some relevant tags to check out. I haven't used it myself so I'm not sure how current or accurate it is, but pc couch co-op seems like it might be useful.

Using Big Picture Mode, you can navigate all of Steam with a controller so that might be something you'll want to do.

As for which controllers are supported, that is also a per-game thing. Controller setup is its own separate question and, unless using a 360 controller, some setup will be required. Many games leverage XNA so it's a safe bet that if a game supports controllers, it will support an xbox 360 controller (usb or with the wireless adapter). Logitech controllers are setup using a Logitech game profiler so you can configure your controller setup per-game. PS3 controllers are often setup using MotionJoy which will map the inputs to those of the Xbox. There's even some stuff being done to work with the DualShock 4.

We do not provide game recommendations - that is outlined in the FAQ. We do provide help and information on specific games, software, hardware, etc. so long as the context is reasonable and meaningful. For the games you listed, you can check their relevant store pages for more information:

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Yes, you can play Steam games with a friend on the same computer as long as the game supports it. You can search for games that support local multiplayer using the advanced filter in the search:

(Pardon the localized screenshot - the location of the dropdown is the same)

The same dropdown menu will allow you to search for games that support a controller, either partially or fully.

I suggest you also check this list of local multiplayer games on PCGamingWiki.

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