Our test rating for the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller
- Processing: 100 percent
- Handling: 70 percent
- Features: 80 percent
- Customization options: 90 percent
Final scoring: 85 percent
Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro: Outstanding processing
The controller is comfortable to hold feels very pleasant. At first, he exudes a lot unpleasant smell, but it quickly flies away. Overall, the Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller feels something valent on. The handles have a rubber coating that prevents sweaty hands from slipping. The Analog sticks are offset, are therefore not at the same level as with the Dualshock 4. For many people, this offers a more comfortable thumb position.
As with the previous model, you can Place weights in the two handles of the controllerto determine the optimal severity for you. This option in particular places the Unlimited Pro Controller far ahead of DualShock 4 in terms of value, which may feel too easy for some players.
Even after several weeks of use, the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller shows hardly any signs of wear. And since you can remove the sticks and the directional pad, the controller can also be removed cleaning much easier than the DualShock 4, for example, which ensures the long service life of the controller – which is very important at the price
Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro: Finally wireless
Many owners of the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3 should be happy about an innovation: The new Unlimited Pro Controller can also be used without a cable. He has eradicated the weakness that makes the previous Nacon Pro Controller not a viable option for some players. With this, the PlayStation 4 lost the connection directly if you pulled the cable. But now you can wireless connection via Bluetooth dongle produce. This does not work as easily as with the Dualshock 4 – you have to establish the connection via the menu of the PlayStation 4 – but is comfortable enough not to attract negative attention.
The supplied USB-C cable, with its three meters in length, leaves plenty of space – especially since a newly purchased DualShock 4 no longer includes a cable. You will also have to use the cable more often because the battery of the Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller only lasts about 7 hours. This is significantly less than the DualShock 4, which, in our experience, lasts for about 10 hours.
Individually adaptable, but also complicated to use
The Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller can be used on the PC without any problems. Unlike the DualShock 4, there is also one API, i.e. interface that recognizes the controller directly and makes it programmable.
You can use all buttons on the controller program freely on the PC and adapt it entirely to your wishes. You can explore your own playing style and adjust the controller so that it fits you perfectly. And that is exactly the strength of the Revolution Unlimited Pro compared to the DualShock 4.
You can also use the Exchange the analog sticks of the controller, So you can choose between sticks, the thumb surfaces of which are curved outwards or inwards. You also have the option of placing metal rings around the sticks, which increase or decrease the scope. This can be important in games that involve movements in seconds: if the distance the stick has to travel to the edge is less, it can be very helpful. It can also be used to screw on the precision. We recommend trying different rings.
There are also shortcut buttons on the back, which you can press with your index, middle or ring finger – depending on how you hold the controller. During the test lasting several weeks, however, we noticed that this Shortcut keys are less favorable than the predecessor, While there were still two separate buttons there, they are now so close together that they can hardly be distinguished. This can happen especially in heated battles seem irritating and disrupt the flow of the game.
Differences from the predecessor: Nacon Revolution Ultimate Pro vs. Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3
The "Unlimited" in the rather long name of the controller already reveals: It is a extension of the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller, which has already appeared in its third incarnation. The two models have some similarities, be it in optics or in handling. In this test, however, we want to show you what makes the Unlimited special.
The biggest difference is the most obvious: The Unlimited Controller can wireless be used. While the Pro Controllers only worked with a cable, albeit a very long one, the Unlimited lets you play without cables: up to 7 meters away from the console and for about 7 hours without charging the battery.
This also makes the Nacon Revolution Pro Controller 3 significantly cheaper. With a retail price of 99.99 euros it costs 40 euros less than the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller. If you prefer to go for the cheaper model, you will find it, for example.
Who is the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller for?
It could now be said that the controller is certainly only for "pro gamers" and therefore not for "casual gamers". However, these concepts are not only quite questionable, they are also quite conceptual. But who is this controller suitable for?
- First of all for everyone who can afford it. Because for about 140 euros it costs quite expensive.
- For people who care about their performance in games. For which every second counts in a racing game or every hit in a shooter.
- For gamers who like to adapt their controller to their individual needs. Want to adapt the analog sticks as well as weight or shortcut buttons to their own playing style.
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If you are not one of the above-mentioned groups of people, you should probably consider whether the Nacon Revolution Unlimited Pro Controller is really right for you. Because Dualshock 4 is absolutely sufficient for "normal" gaming, But if you want more more customization options, more precision, more buttons, then the controller could be a good choice for you.