by Jim Lynch

iPad Pro: Get MFi controller compatible games

Nov 24, 2015

See an updated list of games that offer MFi controller compatibility for the iPad Pro

Many of the reviews of the iPad Pro have focused on its productivity features, and have compared it to laptops for work purposes. But who cares about any of that? The iPad Pro might be the best gaming iPad ever created by Apple. And as we all know, games are far more important than anything to do with work.

The iPad Pro’s super-fast A9X processor, 2732-by-2048 resolution, huge screen and 4 GB of RAM mean that you can run any iOS game and expect to get terrific performance. The iPad Pro beats any other iOS device ever created when it comes to running games.

But tapping on the iPad Pro’s screen to control games isn’t as much fun as using a dedicated controller like the Stratus Steel Series gaming controller. Unfortunately, it can be hard to know which games actually work with game controllers in iOS. Very few app descriptions in the iOS app store include information about gaming controllers.

Thankfully, there’s a site that has a list of MFi controller compatible games. The list is updated regularly and includes 864 games as I write this post. Here’s the official description of the page:

This MFi game catalog attempts to keep track of every single game with MFi controller compatibility. Every single item on this list has been hand-tested with both Standard layout controllers and Extended layout bluetooth controllers.

Games marked as “Extended Controllers Only” require a full controller layout with analog sticks and triggers or lower shoulder buttons. In effect, this means they are compatible with every controller except the Logitech PowerShell, which lacks the required inputs. Games mared as “PowerShell Only” will only work with the PowerShell, due to limitations in Apple’s controller API. Games marked as “Incompatible with Bluetooth” do not work with wireless controllers, and require one of the Lightning equipped options.

I have strived to make this list as complete as possible, but more games keep coming every day. If you know of a game missing from this list, or if you are a developer and want your game to appear on this list, or want to communicate with us regarding MFi controller compatibility in any way, send an email to, message @afterpad on twitter, or follow on Tumblr.

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The MFi Games page is broke down into the following categories:

Editor’s Choice

All Games

Game Reviews

Games with Forum Threads




It’s definitely worth clicking around if you’ve got a new iPad Pro, and obviously all of the information there applies to other iOS devices too. So no worries if you’re using an iPad mini, iPad Air or even an iPhone. There’s bound to be some MFi games available there regardless of which iOS device you are using to play games.