Top 7 Gaming & PC Joysticks

Like games themselves, the best gaming joysticks have come a long way since the days of early flight simulation. Indeed, among modern day PC joysticks you’ll often find more buttons and functions than an actual cockpit control panel. Okay, maybe not that many buttons and functions, but you still get the point. Additionally, the best gaming joysticks rock contemporary specs like LCD displays, USB ports, throttle units and ergonomic grips. Put simply, you’re in total control over your experience with one of these gaming joysticks at your disposal. Today, we’re listing out the cream of the crop. Here are the Top 7 Gaming and PC Joysticks.

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thrustmaster 2960720 hotas warthog flight stick

Thrustmaster 2960720 HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick

With a name like Thrustmaster, you know this brand has gaming joysticks on lock. Proving as much is their HOTAS Warthog Flight Stick. Literally a replica of the joystick, dual throttle system and control panel used in U.S. Air Force A10C jets, this top gaming joystick accordingly delivers laser-sharp precision by way of H.E.A.R.T technology and T.A.R.G.E.T software. Also featured is 16-bit resolution, 19 action buttons, a POV hat and 5 programmable LEDs. This isn’t just one of the best gaming joysticks–it’s the next best thing to being in the cockpit!

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Logitech G Saitek Pro Flight X56 Rhino HOTAS Flight Controller

Logitech joysticks are easily some of the best you can find, and the G Saitek Pro Flight X56 Rhino is no exception. Ideal for flight simulation and VR, the top joystick offers a suite of customisable features, allowing you to play pilot like never before. Meanwhile, a truly decked out HOTAS (Hands On Throttle-and Stick) delivers 16-bit aileron and elevator axis with hall-effect sensors and adjustable stick force. That’s joined by twin throttles with friction adjuster and throttle lock.

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logitech g saitek x52 pro flight joystick

Logitech G Saitek X52 Pro Flight Joystick

Another high performance stunner from Logitech joysticks, the G Saitek X52 Pro Flight touts an advanced throttle with resistance adjustment, a precision centering mechanism, and a 5 position handle adjustment system among other things. Throw in Smart Technology software compatibility, a user-friendly LCD Multi-Function Display, and full range of luminous buttons, and you’re looking at one of the best PC joysticks money can buy.

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logitech g saitek x52 flight control system

Logitech G Saitek X52 Flight Control System

Logitech keeps piling in the hits with the G Saitek X52 Flight Control System. The sleek gaming joystick comes equipped with advanced Multi-Function Display, which enables real flying interaction. Also featured is a precision centering mechanism and constant spring force. From the trusty throttle, expect tension adjustment, detents for afterburner and 2 responsive fire buttons.

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thrustmaster t16000m fcs flight pack

Thrustmaster T16000M FCS Flight Pack

Thrustmaster makes another appearance on the list with the FCS Flight Pack. The flight and space sim controller is aimed at the well-seasoned gamers out there who want as realistic an experience as possible. Included in the pack is a Flight Control System, a Weapon Control System, and Flight Rudder Pedals. Simulation doesn’t get much realer than this, folks.

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vkb gladiator pro flight simulator controller joystick

VKB Gladiator Pro Flight Simulator Controller Joystick

Modelled directly after the K12 grips found in WWII fighter jets, the Gladiator Pro Flight Simulator from VKB keeps things similarly sturdy and agile. From this top gaming joystick, you’ll find the same features that you would on the regular Gladiator joystick, along with nifty upgrades like an all-metal gimbal with changeable springs and cams. Pair that with an ergonomic grip and you’re taking to the simulated skies with precision, comfort and style.

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ch products fighterstick pc joystick

CH Products Fighterstick PC Joystick

Steadfast, realistic and affordable, the Fighterstick from CH Products delivers 3 axis for aileron, 23 buttons, elevator, throttle, dual rotary trim wheels and no less than 132 programmable functions. Included with purchase is a 7-foot USB cable, allowing you to plug in and play with the greatest of ease.

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This article is part of our Technology of Today series.


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