DualShock 4 Silver Review

A masterpiece of controller design in a snazzy silver colour

The DualShock 4 controller, an absolute neccesity for playing games on your PS4. I recently picked up a silver DualShock 4 from Amazon for £39.99, not a bad deal, the price was a special offer for prime members so I simply signed up for the free trial to take advantage of this deal.

I was needing a new controller as my old model DualShock 4’s left stick wasn’t working properly. When playing Destiny 2 and attempting to run by pushing down and forward ont he left stick, my guardian would only run for a short distance before going back to walking, so a new controller was required.

I actually had another two working DualShock 4’s but I like to have three, because why not?

I went with the silver one because I like silver and I have the gold DualShock 4 so the silver go well with that one.  The silver DualShock 4 is the latest model (model number CUH-ZCT2E) with the light-bar built-in to the touchpad.

I really like the design of the DualShock 4, it far better than the older controllers that came with the PS3. The longer handles make holding the controller a joy and the inclusion of proper triggers makes shooting games a lot better.

sivler dualshock 4 rear

The rear shell of the Dual shock 4 is a light grey colour. Personally, I think that the controller would have looked absolutely amazing if the rear shell was black, silver and black just go so well together I think.

Apart from the snazzy silver color the silver DualShock 4 is pretty much like any other DualShock 4 controller, it has analog sticks, a touchpad, a d-pad, triangle, circle, x, and square buttons, a micro USB charging port, a 3.5mm headphone jack and the extension port.

My only grip with the DualShock 4 controller and this is just personal opinion really is the grips on the thumbsticks. I am not too keen on the concave sticks, which is why I always have to put domed thumbgrips on all my controllers.

My only other suggestion for improvement of the DualShock 4 would be the addition of more grippy handles. As the whole casing is smooth plastic, albeit the rear casing has a very slightly rough texture to it, I feel that the controller can feel slippy after extended game sessions or during sweaty Destiny PvP matches.

The DualShock 4 is an excellently designed controller and is available in a variety of different colours, there’s even a Destiny 2 limited edition, which is sadly not available in the UK.