Picture yourself sitting in an X-Wing cockpit, fighting to restore democratic rule to the galaxy against the Galactic Empire or even perhaps finding yourself in a simulated cockpit onboard a Boeing 747. Whichever the case may be, playing flight simulation games with a controller, or mouse and a keyboard combo, does not give that immersive experience that you deserve. Joysticks, flight sticks, whatever you want to call them, are now becoming relevant again, thanks to the epic new release of the biggest flight sim in years like Microsoft Flight Simulator and now Star Wars: Squadrons. You might even want to outfit yourself with some pretty nifty hardware like a full Throttle-And-Stick (HOTAS) setup.
Whether you’re a hardcore flight simulator fan or just a Star Wars fan who want to relive the days of X-Wing vs TIE Fighter, now is the time to grab that flight stick. We’ve compiled a list of our favourite joystick systems for both PC and console gamers. Of course, we will try to keep it on a budget but most of the models here aren’t cheap and there are not many in stock. But the investment and the experience you’ll get is well worth the extra expense.
Logitech G X56 H.O.T.A.S. RGB Throttle and Stick Simulation Controller
For: PC and VR Gaming
THRUSTMASTER T.Flight Hotas 4
For: PC and PS4
THRUSTMASTER T.Flight HOTAS One
For: PC and Xbox One
HORI PS4 HOTAS Flight Stick
HORI Ace Combat 7 HOTAS Flight Stick for Xbox One
For: Xbox One
Logitech G X52 Pro Flight Control System
J-PEIN (Upgraded) Desk Mount for HOTAS System
If you’re serious about your HOTAS setup, or simply don’t have the table space, this might be a good option. It is available on both Amazon (US) and Amazon (SG).
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro Precision Joystick
Ok this one isn’t a HOTAS but if the rest are out of stock, there’s not much choice.