Best PC Joysticks

Updated July 2019
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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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    Rich
    Writer

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