Review: Can Razer's Sabertooth Xbox 360 Controller Replace The One You Have Now?

Review: Can Razer's Sabertooth Xbox 360 Controller Replace The One You Have Now?
The Sabertooth's rubberized exterior and weight feels incredibly comfortable and stable. Although you don't want to hurl this thing at a wall, it doesn't feel cheap at all. The device's design lends heavily to gamers who like to firmly clutch the controller and access every button easily which is awesome given how many buttons there are. For nighttime gamers and those who love all things illuminated, the A,B,X,Y buttons are backlit. Hardcore gamers know those buttons by memory but hey, it still looks cool as hell.

Everyone loves wireless but in heated battle you don't want to risk getting a dreaded controller disconnection. The braided, detachable cord keeps the controller connected to your console constantly but don't count on moving too far back if you've got a large living room. The cord is lengthy but it may not be long enough for some gaming environments.

We tested the Sabertooth out on a copy of Far Cry 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II and found the hype totally believable. Aiming was a lot more accurate and controlling shots was easier (some of us have trigger fingers that have a mind of their own). Button remapping was simple and took no time to get the hang of. The only thing that would've made the Sabertooth the holy grail was if it also supported wireless. If that was the case though, we'd probably never be able to support the increased price tag.

Bottom line, even if you're not a pro-gamer, Razer's Sabertooth will you feel like one as your butt cheeks get blown off in multiplayer. It's comfortable, the button placement is intuitive and its dark, sleek design looks intimidating. Pull this controller out on your pal and see how fast they take back all the trash talk.

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