Download Joystick for Windows - Best Software & Apps

  • X-Plane

    b8 10.10

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    The world's most comprehensive and powerful flight simulator

    7
    1475 votes
    • PROS: Incredibly realistic, Ideal for those learning to fly, Realistic joystick support, Excellent graphics
    • CONS: Extremely complicated for a beginner, Not enough on screen prompts for novices, Huge file size - requires 10GB free, Consumes a lot of resources
  • GlovePIE

    0.43

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Get Any Game Working With A Glove or Joystick

    6
    131 votes
    • PROS: Customize inputs, Tons of devices, Responsive
    • CONS: Slight input lag
  • Better DS3

    1.5.3.01

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Configure and play with a PlayStation controller on PC

    6
    332 votes
    • PROS: Lets you play on PC with a PS3 joystick , Manually configure buttons and profiles, Turns off the controller after inactivity, Displays battery status
    • CONS: MotioninJoy driver required separately
  • Joypad

    Desktop Client 1.2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Mobile

    Use an iPhone as a remote game controller

    7
    20 votes
    • PROS: Simple, lightwieght app, Easy to configure, Stable
    • CONS: No Bluetooth support
  • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The classic Amiga game on PC

    8
    41 votes
    • PROS: Graphics and sound faithful to the Amiga version, Fun addictive gameplay, Tournament, League and Manager Mode, Multiplayer mode, Joystick support
    • CONS: Can be hard to know which player you are controlling, Not compatible with Vista and 7
  • Il-2 Sturmovik: 1946

    varies-with-device

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A game that needs to be played with a joystick

    10
    1 vote
    • PROS: A surprisingly realistic flight and fight simulator, There are hundreds of different aircraft and missions to take on
    • CONS: Playing with a mouse keyboard or joypad will ruin the experience, Some people cannot stomach waiting 45 minutes to start a mission
  • Arrowstick

    1.1.0

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Turn your joystick into your cursor keypad

    5
    4 votes