Input

Mouse left to walk forward is madness

Gamepad

On console the gamepad is the way to play and the ones that matter are Xbox360, XboxOne, PS3, PS4, Wii U Pro Controller and WiiU gamepad. Below is a table of them with the official name for the button or stick and a short tag for each one. The tag is the short one i use when referring to it in a design doc :).

    • Left stick is often used to move around.
    • Right stick is often used to look around.
    • A is the common ok or forward button in menus.
    • B is the common cancel or back button in menus.

Tag

Xbox One

A

B

X

Y

View

Menu

Left Stick

Right Stick

D-pad

Left Bumper

Right Bumper

Left Trigger

Right Trigger

Left Stick Click

Right Stick Click

PS3

X

Circle

Square

Triangle

Select

Start

Left Stick

Right Stick

D-pad

L1

R1

L2

R2

L3

R3

PS4

X

Circle

Square

Triangle

Options

Left Stick

Right Stick

D-pad

L1

R1

L2

R2

L3

R3

Touch Pad

Touch Button

Wii Pro

B

A

Y

X

Select

Start

Left Stick

Right Stick

D-pad

L

R

ZL

ZR

Left Stick C

Right Stick C

Wii Gamepad

B

A

Y

X

Select

Start

Left Stick

Right Stick

D-pad

L

R

ZL

ZR

Left Stick C

Right Stick C

Touch Screen

Steam Controller

A

B

X

Y

Back

Start

Stick

Right Pad

Left Pad

LB

RB

LT

RT

Stick Click

Right Pad Click

LG

RG

A

B

X

Y

Back

Start

LS

RS

D-Pad

LB

RB

LT

RT

LSB

RSB

A

B

X

Y

Back

Start

Left Stick

Right Stick

D-Pad

Left Bumper

Right Bumper

Left Trigger

Right Trigger

Left Stick Click

Right Stick Click

Keyboard & Mouse

WASD is used to move around.

The mouse is used to look around.

Space to run

Left Shift to jump

Left Control to crouch

Touch

Aim systems in First Person Shooters - 2011

Game Design Essentials: 20 Unusual Control Schemes - 2007

First-Person Control Design for Dual Analog Stick Controllers - 2004