Works with Windows 98 through 10. Plug and play installation. Has four push buttons and one eight-way point of view hat. 22 programmable functions with their Control Manager software. Solid, quality construction. Comfortable grip. Good range of motion.
Some had trouble getting this to work with USB. Joystick does not have a twist axis.
Plug and play through USB. Works with a number of retrogaming operating systems such as RetroPie, Lakka, and ChameleonPi. For Windows 98 through 10, as well as some Linux installs and Mac OS X. Very sensitive buttons. Comes with two controllers to a pack. Nice look at a low price.
At just 5 feet in length, the cords could be longer (plan on getting USB cord extensions). Some thought the controllers felt cheap. Buttons sometimes stick.
Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10, as well as a variety of gaming systems. Has arcade-style lever and button placement. Supports Turbo functions. Solid, heavy construction, with rubber feet for stability. Easily modded. Responsive buttons and stick.
You have to have an Xbox or PS controller plugged into it when using it with an Xbox or PS. Joystick has a square restrictor plate under it, which should be upgraded to get a better range of motion.
Works with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (users say 8 as well, although you may need to get the driver off the Logitech site). Plug and play through USB. Has 10 buttons and an eight-way D-pad, all programmable through the included Profiler software. Decent price. Lightweight and comfortable to hold.
Triggers can be a little stiff. Some buyers felt the D-pad was poorly designed. Some cite durability issues (arrived dead or stopped working within a few weeks).
Features include dual-system aerodynamics control, adjustable resistance, and an internal memory. For use with PC and game consoles. Very comfortable to use. Easy to map. Weighted base. Throttle control is detachable. Has a dozen buttons and five axles, all programmable.
Assembly is a bit of a hassle. Some felt that this option could use more buttons, or that the ones it did have had an inconsistent feel.
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Although most PC games are designed to work with a keyboard and/or mouse, joysticks not only make many games more fun to play, but they can offer more functionality. Most PC joysticks connect via USB and are plug-and-play with no extra software or long installation times. Most work with Windows and some gaming systems and some also work with Mac computers. Many also feature programmable controls along with standard controls, so you can program them to work the way you want with your games. Certain models focus more on offering modern features while others focus more on providing a retro gaming experience.
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