Five games to try with the Razer Kishi V2 using Virtual Controller ModeMore Next Level Gaming in association with Razer
Recently, Razer released an update for the Kishi V2's Nexus app that introduced Virtual Controller Mode. It's an important update for those of us that spend a lot of time playing on mobile because it increases the number of games you can enjoy with a controller tenfold.
You see, Virtual Controller Mode allows you to rebind touchscreen inputs to your Razer Kishi V2. That means that potentially any game can now be played using a controller. I'm sure there are times you've been playing a mobile title and thought it could be improved if only the developers added controller support. Well, now, we can do that ourselves and tweak the setup to suit our preferences.
If you own a Razer Kishi V2 but haven't downloaded the Nexus app, now is a great time to do so. It's free without any subscriptions to worry about and offers several features that can enhance your mobile gaming experience. On top of the new Virtual Controller Mode, we've covered everything else it currently includes.
But back to the topic, if you're keen to try out Virtual Controller Mode on your Razer Kishi V2 with some games previously limited to touch screen only, you're in the right place. Hit the big blue button below for five excellent suggestions.Please note: In some cases, developers may ban players for using a controller in games that are not designed for them. So if you do choose to try any of the games on this list with Virtual Controller Mode, do so at your own risk.
Genshin Impact is one of the most beautiful-looking games you can play on mobile, so it's a shame to cover up half the screen with our fingers when wrestling touch screen controls. Similarly, if you're taking advantage of the game's cross-platform functionality, going from using a controller on PlayStation to a touch screen is a little jarring. iOS users have had controller support for a while, but anyone playing on Android is still waiting. Well, thanks to the Nexus app and the Razer Kishi V2, we don't have to wait any longer.
If you're unfamiliar with Genshin Impact, it is an anime-style action RPG set in an open world. It sees you creating a party from an ever-growing roster of characters before completing quests and challenging bosses. You can switch between characters on the fly and combine their abilities to create devastating attacks. It can occasionally get frantic, making it a perfect game to enjoy with a controller.
Call of Duty Mobile
When Call of Duty Mobile released in 2019, it represented a giant leap forward for the platform. It was the first time that most people recognised a first-person shooter could work well with touch controls. However, as brilliantly as it handles using touch input, we all know it'd be a more enjoyable experience with a controller. Enter the Razer Kishi V2 and the Nexus app to make that a reality.
If you - somehow - haven't heard about Call of Duty Mobile, it's a multiplayer first-person shooter with several game modes to enjoy. Unlike other Call of Duty entries, it doesn't have many original maps. Instead, it's more of a best-of situation, taking popular maps from across the franchise's history and bringing them together in one place. If you're partial to a competitive shooter, you can't go far wrong with Call of Duty Mobile.
Ninja Must Die
Next, we have Ninja Must Die, an excellent runner from developer Pandada Games. The genre is known for being quite simple, which is why it suits touchscreen inputs for the most part, but Ninja Must Die has a few extra virtual buttons to tap than usual, which makes it a perfect fit for a controller.
Pandada Games has done a great job keeping these virtual buttons off to the side of the screen. Still, it doesn't mean you don't obscure some of the action with your fingers from time to time. And it's a fast-paced and frantic runner that delivers a genuine visual spectacle, so you won't want to miss anything.
Mech Arena: Robot Showdown
In January 2023, Plarium added controller support to its multiplayer shooter Mech Arena. The problem is that this only applies to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and DualShock 4 pads. If you don't have one or don't want to take one on the road, you'd normally be out of luck. But thanks to Virtual Controller Mode, we can now make the game compatible with the Razer Kishi V2.
For the uninitiated, Mech Arena is a 5v5 or 2v2 shooter that pits you against players from across the globe. Before heading into battle, you will choose a team of mechs and select their weapon loadout. Each mech has a special ability to deploy to help turn the tide of a fight, so you must think tactically about which one you send into the fray.
Sword Art Online: Integral Factor
Sword Art Online Integral Factor brings the popular series to mobile, and it's great fun. The problem is it has a staggering number of on-screen buttons littering the display. And, for anyone like me, with clumsy or large fingers and thumbs, it's quite easy to accidentally hit the wrong one. Thankfully, if you set up Virtual Controller Mode with SAO Integral Factor, these concerns are a thing of the past.
If you haven't played it before, Integral Factor is an action RPG and another entry in the popular Sword Art series. It sees you journey through the fields of Aincrad alongside your partner, where you will battle against fearsome monsters while completing quests.