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Best PC Joysticks

Updated November 2018
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  • 25 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 186 Consumers Consulted
  • Zero products received from manufacturers.

    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

    Why trust BestReviews?
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    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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      Web Producer
    • Rich
      Rich
      Writer

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