Best Xbox mouse and keyboard games 2024

Promotional screenshot of Age of Empires IV
(Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

For some gamers, playing Xbox games on an Xbox Series X|S or Xbox One with a regular Xbox controller isn’t good enough. These people desire to play with a mouse and keyboard, which can provide faster movement, more precise control inputs, and a wider range of customization options for remapping control inputs than an Xbox console controller.

With over a hundred Xbox games now enabled with mouse and keyboard support, and more being added in the future, it can admittedly be a hassle to keep track of them all. So, if you need to know what Xbox games support keyboard and mouse, then we have got you covered. 

We at Windows Central have compiled a list of all the best Xbox games you can play right now with a mouse and keyboard to make searching for them a much easier task for you.

List of Xbox games compatible with mouse and keyboard

Here is the list of every single Xbox game that supports mouse and keyboard input. Do note that wired USB and mice will only work for a select number of games and apps that have the mouse navigation option activated. Also, make sure to plug in an USB keyboard into your Xbox to enable easier text entries.

  • Aery: Dreamscape (Limited capacity)
  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition
  • Age of Empires 4: Anniversary Edition
  • Alan Wake 2
  • Aliens: Dark Descent
  • Aliens: Fireteam Elite (Limited capacity)
  • Among Us (Limited)
  • ANVIL: Vault Breaker (Limited capacity)
  • Ark: Survival Evolved
  • Ark: Survival Ascended (Limited capacity)
  • Arma Reforger
  • Art of Rally (Limited capacity)
  • Asphalt 9
  • Astroneer
  • Assassin's Creed Mirage
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla (Limited capacity)
  • Atlas (Game Preview)
  • Atomic Heart
  • Blacktail
  • Block Dropper
  • Bomber Crew
  • Boyfriend Dungeon (Limited capacity)
  • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead
  • Bright Memory
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard (Limited capacity)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0
  • Call of the Sea (Limited capacity)
  • Car Mechanic Simulator 2021 (Limited capacity)
  • Century: Age of Ashes (Limited capacity)
  • Chivalry 2 (Limited capacity)
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Cities: Skylines - Remastered (Limited capacity)
  • Commandos 2: HD Remaster
  • Company Of Heroes 3
  • Coral Island
  • Craftopia
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • DayZ
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Deliver Us The Moon
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Destroy All Humans! 2: Reprobed
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley (Limited capacity)
  • DJMax Respect V (Keyboard only)
  • DOOM 64
  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Limited capacity)
  • Dreamscaper
  • Dungeons 4 (Limited capacity)
  • Evil Genius 2
  • Eville (Limited)
  • F1 Manager 2023
  • Five Nights At Freddy's 1-4
  • Floppy Knights
  • Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition
  • Fortnite
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel (Limited capacity)
  • Gears 5
  • Gears Tactics
  • Ghostlore
  • Ghostrunner (Limited capacity)
  • GRID Legends
  • Grounded
  • Halo Infinite
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Heavy Metal Machines
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (Limited capacity)
  • High on Life
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Limited capacity)
  • Horror Of The Deep
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • House Flipper
  • Hyperdot
  • Hypnospace Outlaw
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising (Limited capacity)
  • Industria (Limited capacity)
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm
  • Jurassic World: Evolution 2
  • Kill It With Fire (Limited capacity)
  • Lamentum (Limited capacity)
  • Lapin
  • Last Oasis (Limited capacity)
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors
  • Loot River (Limited capacity)
  • Maid of Sker (Limited capacity)
  • Maneater
  • Medieval Dynasty (Limited capacity)
  • Metro Exodus
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Minecraft
  • Minecraft Legends
  • Monster Sanctuary
  • Moonlighter (Limited capacity)
  • Moonscars
  • Mortal Shell (Limited capacity)
  • Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord
  • MultiVersus
  • Myst
  • Neoverse
  • Norco (Limited capacity)
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Operencia: The Stolen Sun
  • Orcs Must Die! 3
  • Outriders (Limited capacity)
  • Paladins
  • Park Beyond
  • PC Building Simulator
  • Pentiment
  • Phantasy Star Online 2
  • Phantom Abyss
  • Pikuniku
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
  • Praetorians - HD Remaster
  • Praey For The Gods
  • Project Wingman
  • Psychonauts 2 (Limited capacity)
  • Quake
  • Quake 2
  • Relicta (Limited capacity)
  • Remnant: From The Ashes (Limited capacity)
  • Remnant 2 (Limited capacity)
  • Roblox (Limited capacity)
  • Roboquest
  • Rogue Company (Limited capacity)
  • Scorn (Limited capacity)
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Shotgun Farmers
  • Slayers X: Terminal Aftermath (Limited capacity)
  • Slime Rancher
  • Smite
  • Sniper Elite V2 Remastered
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Solasta: Crown of The Magister
  • Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator
  • Spellbreak (Limited capacity)
  • Splitgate (Limited capacity)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Limited capacity)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Limited capacity)
  • State of Decay 2
  • Strange Brigade
  • Supraland: Six Inches Under (Limited capacity)
  • Surviving Mars
  • Surviving The Aftermath (Game Preview)
  • Tainted Grail: Conquest (Limited capacity)
  • Teardown (Limited capacity)
  • Terraria
  • The Anacrusis (Limited capacity)
  • The Ascent (Limited capacity)
  • The Finals
  • The First Descendant (Limited capacity)
  • The Forgotten City
  • The Gunk (Limited capacity)
  • The House Of The Dead Remake (Mouse only)
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox
  • The Last Kids on Earth and the Staff of Doom (Limited capacity)
  • The Medium
  • The Riftbreaker
  • The Sims 4
  • The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Limited capacity)
  • The Wandering Village (Limited capacity)
  • They Are Billions
  • Tokyo Warfare Turbo
  • Tunic (Limited capacity)
  • Ultimate Custom Night
  • Undungeon (Limited capacity)
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Valfaris (Limited capacity)
  • Valheim
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Visage
  • Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun (Limited capacity)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (Limited capacity)
  • Warhammer Vermintide 2
  • War Thunder
  • Warframe
  • Wargroove Double Trouble
  • Weird West (Limited capacity)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • World of Tanks
  • X-Morph Defense
  • Yes Your Grace
  • Zombie Army 4: Dead War

The best Xbox mouse and keyboard games

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Strategy games like Gears Tactics benefit more from mouse and keyboard than controllers (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

It can be argued that every controller method is viable for playing video games so long as a player is skilled and experienced enough to use them, whether it be the best Xbox controllers or the best Xbox keyboards. But there’s no denying that a mouse and keyboard can objectively offer better controls when playing certain game genres designed with them in mind, such as First-Person Shooters, real-time strategy games, simulators, and more.

Some of the best Xbox games like Halo Infinite and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 work wonders with a mouse and keyboard, as they can help people aim shots more precisely when fighting other players in intense and chaotic online multiplayer matches. In addition, strategy games like Gears Tactics and Age of Empire 4 feature complicated control schemes and menus that are much easier to navigate with a mouse and keyboard than a controller.

On a side note, a huge chunk of Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One games on this list that support mouse and keyboard (which includes all the Xbox’s first-party titles), are free-to-play or available to download for free via Xbox Game Pass. With this in mind, you will have no shortage of incredible Xbox games to play regardless of your preferred controller method.

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Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

For a monthly fee, you can download and play hundreds of the best games Xbox has to offer across console, PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming platforms. In addition, many Xbox titles available on Xbox Game Pass support mouse and keyboard inputs allowing Xbox games to play their favorite titles how they wish to play.

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Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.

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