DualShock 4 Compatible PlayStation 3 Games - PlayStation 4 Wiki Guide - IGN (2023)

This page contains a list of DualShock 4 Compatible PlayStation 3 Games. You can simply plug a DualShock 4 into a PS3 to play the games on this list. These PS3 games are fully compatible with the PS4's DualShock 4 unless otherwise stated. [1]

With the recent 4.60 update, the DualShock 4 can now be used wirelessly;


-Under "Accessory Settings" on your PS3, locate and select "Manage Bluetooth devices". Select "Register New Device." The PS3 will begin Bluetooth scanning. Simultaneously press and hold the DualShock 4's "Share" and "PS" buttons until the controller light bar starts blinking. The controller should then appear in the PS3's list as a "Wireless Controller."

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However, there are some limitations when using the DualShock 4 on the PlayStation 3. These are:

  • No Rumble Feedback (Vibration)
  • Motion Sensing does not work
  • Touch Pad does not work
  • PS Button does not work
  • Speaker on DualShock 4 does not work
  • Headset port does not work
  • Light bar has no effect on the game, as it just stays a whiteish, blue colour (when used wireless)

DualShock 4 Compatible PlayStation 3 Games

  • 3D Dot Game Heroes
  • Alice: Madness Returns
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Alpha Protocol
  • Anomaly Warzone Earth
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
  • Assassin's Creed: Revelations
  • Assassin's Creed III
  • Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  • Assassin's Creed Rogue
  • Atelier Rorona Plus: ~The Alchemist of Arland~
  • Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2
  • Beyond: Two Souls (works except for instances where the six axis motions need to be used)
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed
  • BioShock
  • BioShock 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Borderlands
  • Borderlands 2
  • Brothers: A Tale Of Two Sons
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Castle Crashers
  • Castlevania Harmony of Despair
  • Contrast
  • Dark Souls
  • Dark Souls II
  • Dead Island
  • Dead Nation
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
  • Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate: Core Fighters
  • Dead Space
  • Demon's Souls
  • Destiny
  • Devil May Cry HD
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut
  • Diablo III
  • Dirt2
  • Dirt3
  • Dishonored
  • Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten
  • DmC Devil May Cry
  • Doom 3 BFG
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
  • Dynasty Warriors 7
  • Dynasty Warriors 8
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Eternal Sonata
  • Fallout 3 (Works for all controls apart from the L2 and R2 buttons. To fix this issue, you need to load up the game with a dualshock 3, get into game, then turn off the Dualshock 3 and connect the dualshock 4)
  • Fallout New Vegas (see 'Fallout 3')
  • Far Cry 2
  • Far Cry 3
  • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
  • Far Cry 4
  • FIFA 13
  • FIFA 14 (Use a DualShock 3 to navigate menu when pop upsays to use wireless controller and then use Dualshock 4.)
  • Final Fantasy X HD Remaster
  • Final Fantasy XIII
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • God of War Saga (1, 2, 3 ,COO, GOS)
  • God of War: Ascension
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Grand Theft Auto V (sensitive driving doesn't work properly) [patch 1.22 required]
  • Grid Autosport
  • Grid 2
  • Guacamelee!
  • Hannah Montana: The Movie
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F
  • Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd
  • Heavenly Sword (obviously, you have to turn off the motion controls)
  • Heavy Rain
  • Hitman HD Trilogy
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • Ico
  • inFAMOUS
  • inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood
  • inFAMOUS 2
  • Journey
  • Just Cause 2
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
  • Kingdoms Of Amalur: Reckoning
  • Killzone
  • Killzone 2
  • Killzone 3
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Lollipop Chainsaw
  • Mafia 2
  • Malicious
  • Mass Effect
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Mickey's Castle of Illusion
  • minecraft
  • Mirror's Edge (Only works Wirelessly)
  • MLB 13: The Show
  • Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD (PSP Remastered)
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Mortal Kombat Vs DC Universe
  • MotorStorm: Apocalypse
  • MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
  • NCAA Football 14
  • Need For Speed: Carbon
  • Need For Speed: Undercover
  • Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • NHL 14
  • Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Papo & Yo
  • Payday 2
  • Playstation All Stars: Battle Royal
  • Portal 2
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Prince of Persia (2008)
  • Prince of Persia Trilogy
  • Prototype
  • Rain
  • Ratchet & Clank Collection (Start the game or load a game and then turn off the Dualshock 3 and Connect the Dualshock 4.)
  • Ratchet Deadlocked HD
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction(**Note** The Sixaxis motion controls don't work with the PS4, but the times you have to use it are few and far in between.)
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
  • Rayman Legends
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Remember Me
  • Resident Evil 4 HD
  • Resident Evil 6
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Resistance: Fall of Man
  • Resistance 2 - A DualShock 3 is required to start the game. (L2 & R2 don't work.)
  • SBK Generations
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Shadows of the Damned
  • Shank 2
  • Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments
  • Silent Hill Downpour
  • Skylanders: Giants
  • Skate
  • Skate 2
  • Skate 3
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time - Requires motion sensing
  • Shift 2: Unleashed
  • Sniper Elite V2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1
  • South Park: The Stick Of Truth
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • Spelunky
  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • SSX
  • Starhawk
  • Star Wars Pinball
  • Star Wars The Force Unleashed 1
  • Star Wars The Force Unleashed 2
  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike
  • Street Fighter IV
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Syndicate
  • Tales of Graces f
  • Tales of Xillia
  • Tales of Xillia 2
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • The Darkness 2
  • The Last of Us
  • Tiger Woods 13
  • Tokyo Jungle
  • Tomb Raider
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD
  • Thomas was Alone
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (a few puzzles require you to view the journal by pressing SELECT. Just use a Dualshock 3 for these)
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
  • Valkyria Chronicles (L2 and R2 don't work, but you don't really need them and can use triangle to access the difftent menus.)
  • Vanquish
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
  • White Knight Chronicles II
  • WipeOut HD
  • WWE 2k14
  • XCOM: Enemy Unkown
  • Yakuza 4
  • Zone of the Enders HD

Not Compatible

  • Armored Core 4(Works for user interface navigation but offers no control during combat)
  • Armored Core for Answer (Same asArmored Core 4)
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate - Deluxe Edition
  • Bloodrayne: Betrayal (Only detects Start button and Analogic)
  • Burnout Crash
  • Castlevania Lords of Shadows
  • Disney Universe
  • Ducktales Remastered (Only detects Start button and Analogic)
  • Gran Turismo5 (Works for user interface navigation but offers no control during races)
  • Gran Turismo 6
  • Jak and Daxter Collection (Only detects Start button and Analogic)
  • LA Noire (Works for all gameplay except driving segments)
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 HD
  • Metal Gear Solid 3 HD
  • Minecraft Playstation 3 edition
  • Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
  • Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus
  • Resistance 3
  • Resonance of Fate (everything works except for the left analog stick which is necessary)
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • Saints Row IV (Analog sticks only work, buttons don't)
  • Tears to Tiara II: Heir of the Overlord
  • Telltale's "The Wolf Among Us"
  • Tom Clancy´s Splinter Cell HD Trilogy (Makes sense, actually. Since you need the rumble to lock pick on doors).

PlayStation 1

All PlayStation 1 Games are compatible when played on a PlayStation 3 with the DualShock 4.

PC Games

The Dualshock 4 has been confirmed to take advantage of basic tasks and certain games on the PC. It's been shown running on Steam's Full Screen feature and works in certain games like Hotline Miami plugged in.

To play PC Games you will need to download Input Mapper. Input Mapper will allow you to use a PS4 Controller on PC Games, Programs and Emulators. The tool emulates the PS4 Controller as an XBOX 360 Controller. You can customize the colour of the lightbar, remap the buttons, and even use the PS4 Controller's touchpad, all with Input Mapper. Here is the link: https://www.inputmapper.com/

The DualShock 4 can be used wirelessly on the PC. Go to the "Control Panel" in the "Start" menu. Then type in the search bar: Devices and Printers. Then click "Add new device" and hold down the Share and PS Button on the controller until the Light Bar on the controller starts flashing. The PC will recognize the device as "Wireless Controller" and then you can register it.

The DualShock 4 also works on the Mac. It works wirelessly and wired with a cable

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