PC Gamer Hardware Awards: What is the best gaming mouse of 2021?

by John Stapel

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Once we find our perfect gaming mouse, we tend to stick with it until the end. I'm talking about that mouse that is a perfect fit for your fingers, that gently rests in your palm, and glides over your mouse mat like Mickey and Minnie on ice. For us lot here at PC Gamer, however, we're never satiated. We always want the next best thing, and while I've loved my time with the Swiftpoint Z and Logitech G Pro Superlight most of all over the years, I know there's always a better mouse on the horizon.

We've been busy throwing around the latest releases in the name of science and gaming. From our tests, we've whittled it down to just three gaming mice worthy of the top prize as PC Gamer's best gaming mouse 2021. That's the Razer Basilisk V3, SteelSeries Prime Wireless Pro Series, and the Corsair Sabre RGB Pro Champion Series.

All three offer superb sensors able to keep up with even the most aggressive mouse movements, and of course all are built to last. Though the Razer offers style and performance in a wired form factor, the SteelSeries that wireless edge we love, and the Corsair something cheaper that offers the basics done exceptionally well.

Only one can win, however, so let's get down to the nominees for best gaming mouse in 2021 in greater detail.

Best gaming mouse 2021: the nominees 

Those are the three nominees, and the winner of our prestigious best gaming mouse 2021 award will be announced on New Year's Day. Keep watch for that.

Jacob Ridley

Jacob earned his first byline writing for his own tech blog from his hometown in Wales in 2017. From there, he graduated to professionally breaking things at PCGamesN, where he would later win command of the kit cupboard as hardware editor. Nowadays, as senior hardware editor at PC Gamer, he spends his days reporting on the latest developments in the technology and gaming industry. When he's not writing about GPUs and CPUs, you'll find him trying to get as far away from the modern world as possible by wild camping.