Does anyone have a sort of list or can tell me some games that use a joystick? I'm thinking of getting freespace 2 but don't really feel like spending £20 on a joystick just for this(I know i can use a mouse but thats just dumb). I was thinking along the lines of space sims as i'm not really into flight sims. I was looking at X3 but don't know how well it controls.
Wait, you want games with joystick controls yet don't want to buy a joystick? Huh?
Freespace 2 can be controlled with a keyboard and mouse just fine. Other games to look for, if you eventually DO get a stick, include:
The aforementioned X series, though it might be too deep at times for real enjoyment
The X-Wing/Tie Fighter series, especially Tie Fighter
The Wing Commander series, especially Privateer
Tachyon: The Fringe
Jumpgate (this one is an MMO though)
That should get ya started. ;)