Gamevice for iPhone 6/6 Plus and iPhone 6s / 6s Plus
Nice foldable design, compatibility (iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus).
Certainly one of the best video game controllers for the iPhone, the Gamevice sins by its partial compatibility with the games. Damage to an accessory so expensive.
The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are the most powerful portable game consoles that currently exist. These smartphones can display rich graphics that surpass what the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita offer . However, this iPhone lacks something essential for players: a joystick with buttons and joysticks. The Gamevice for iPhone is probably the accessory that we would recommend to fill this gap. At least, if we really had to choose one …
The Gamevice is definitely the most practical iPhone gamepad we’ve ever tried. This is mainly due to its retractable system that allows folding. Most other iOS controllers look like accessories for Xbox or PlayStation. The Gamevice consists of two handles connected by a foldable headband that fits the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and 6s Plus. Once folded, it can be easily stowed in a bag.
During our test, we were pleasantly surprised by the games we were able to use with the controller. On “Sonic The Hedgehog” or “Limbo”, it was much easier to avoid danger and perform delicate jumps with buttons. Likewise, aiming to shoot and move among zombies and aliens in “Dead Effect” and “Unkilled” was also much more enjoyable. Not to mention that the screen is completely clear, which offers a better immersion on games like “GTA San Andreas” and “Final Fantasy VII”. But surprisingly, some games that are compatible with controllers on other platforms did not work with it. This is the case of “This War of Mine”, “Max Payne” or “XCOM”. There are applications that list games compatible with the controllers, but the Apple App Store has no filter to identify these titles and avoid buying a game that will not work.
We would like to say that we are investing in an accessory that will last for several years, that we can use with future iPhone and games to come. Instead, you buy a perfectly correct controller, but that works only with the current iPhone and a handful of games of the moment, which you can play without a controller. In the Apple universe, the controller is unfortunately a luxury.