While there are’t a whole lot of awesome apps in the Windows Store yet, there’s definitely some quality Xbox games. Playing them via the touch screen and / or keyboard is alright, but you can also use a controller too. And playing them with a controller makes some of the games a lot more fun and easier to control.
Use an Xbox Controller to Play Games Surface RT
I’ve been able to use the Xbox Console Wireless Controller with games on the Surface RT. To do that though, you’ll need to pick up a Xbox 360 wireless gaming Receiver for Windows.
You can also the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. While it’s wired, I had one laying around, and don’t have to deal with connecting another device first.
And, it works just as you’d expect. Plug it in to the USB port and wait for Windows RT to recognize it. If you don’t see a notification, you can find it by going into PC Settings and find it under Devices.
Or you can find it on the desktop by hitting the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + X select Control Panel from the power user menu, then click Devices and Printers.
A lot of the Xbox games in the Microsoft Store allow you to adjust your controller settings for the games.