Rated 7 out of 10 by PopsRules Great concept and fun, but lacks gas precision.
The concept is absolutely awesome. As an avid racing game fan for many years, this controller is long overdue. I really do like the controller. I find that my turns are substantially smoother, allowing the car to maintain its speed through turns. It has also inspired my girlfriend to re-try GT5 and she enjoys it now due to the controller's ease of use.
BUT I have a huge problem with the controller which is forcing me to return the product.
pushing to 30% travel of the "gas pedal" or "x" on the controller
100% of "gas " in GT5.
So the steering is great but the gas and possibly the brake need some work. I tried to contact Eagle3 to ask questions about this issue, but they do not offer a phone # on their site. I guess they will find out my opinion about their product when it gets returned to them. I will, however, re-buy it when those issues are addressed.
Summary - It is a great product for beginners and casual racers. Serious racers that cannot go the steering wheel route might want to wait for the fix or suck it up and deal with the gas issue which is too big for me to overlook.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Gameguy68 A MUST HAVE FOR RACING ENTHUSIASTS!!
I was able to get my hands on this HKS Racing Controller finally, and it is a dime piece!! It has analog pressured gas & break petals which gives it a superb racing feel while playing GT5. I'm thoroughly impressed with the unique controlled steering wheel with an auto-recentering snap back, which all but replicates a real driving simulation as well! A real unique feature is the digital pressure reader, which shows me how much acceleration I am applying and releasing. So far, I only have 1 racing game, but this controller comes with a race mode switch, which will allow me to use it for other racing titles I intend on purchasing! To keep it short... this is by far my best accessory investment yet!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Racer911 A Must Get Controller for GT5!!!
I got this controller the first day it came out and I'm in love with this crazy controller, at first I thought it might not look so comfortable but after I bought it and played with it then it totally changed my mind! Especially the wheel, brake pedal, and gas pedal on your thumbs! The wheel really enhances turning ability and it's very different and a lot easier than using analog stick. As for Gas and brake pedals, they do help you to control the acceleration, it's way better than using L2 and R2 or X and [ ]. It is not wireless but 10' wire is all you need!! If you don't pick one yet and still concern about it..... don't be it worth every penny!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by RACER804 GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!
A friend bought this controller for me as a birthday gift. When I took it for a test drive on my GT game it performed better than I thought it would. My friend read that if you had any problem in GT mode like how touchy it was, that you could flip it over to NFS and it would fix the problem; NOT. I had to flip it back to GT in order for it to work with my GT game. I'm wondering how it would work for any other game. Overall: It's the best racing controller that I own. It's my favorite controller for PS3 gaming with GT. I'll have to load in NFS and see how it works for that. VERY VERY HAPPY!!!
Rated 10 out of 10 by Tetsuo A MUST FOR RACING GAME FANS
If you don't have room for a dedicated steering wheel or want to spend the money for one this is by far the next best thing! The "wheel" controller allows you to hold very tight lines without the need to constantly readjust like you would with a regular thumbstick. The analog "pedal" buttons definitely help you from spinning out when accelerating hard from a dead stop and out of corners. It's definitely an improvement over your stock controller. If you're a racing game enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to get this controller. I'm glad I did.
Rated 10 out of 10 by GameGenie HOLDS A STEADY RACING LINE IN GRAN TURISMO 5
I first picked this up because of its compatibility with all racing games, not just good for GT5. After racing with it for 60 hours, the value is in the side by side racing pedals on the face, the placement allows one (1!) thumb to control both the acceleration and brakes. (Instead of left index finger and right index finger) This allows for the heel/toe technique of real life drifting, through corners, holding a solid racing line, and shaving time off my lap. This gains the advantage in online races on PSN. Right on!
Rated 8 out of 10 by Narbin HKS!!!! SWEET!!!.... awww
The controller is real good to racing games and racing enthusiast but the controller does NOT work well for GT5 as you expect gass pressure not set right to the game steering is set almost near pefect braking is not set perfect eithe and if your drifting with it, it take some time to reach the O button which is e brake, the select/start take more pressure to actually get it to work same for macro button instuction are not that great either BUT hey its HKS!!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 HKS RACING CONTROLLER... FINALLY!!
I was lucky enough to have tested this HKS Racing Controller with "Ridge Racer" over at the E3 Expo this past June, and this certainly is ANY racing enthusiast's dream controller! It has pressurized acceleration/brakes (for drifting) right on the controller, it has an auto re-centering steering wheel, a light up digital pressure gauge reader, and the booth dude told me that it works with ANY racing game! How cool is that? Can't wait to get my hands on it!!
Rated 8 out of 10 by Hendizel Good alternate to mounted wheels
Ok picked it up for 19.99 so even if i felt disappointed with its quality or function i was going to keep it otherwise i mean its different than a regular DS3.Analog and buttons are sub par steering wheel is great gas and brake pedals have a bit too much tension.Ya and so i read some other reviews that the throttle wasn't matching GT5 throttle so instead of setting the remote to gt mode on the back set it to nfs mode and it fixes that concern.GOOD BUY
Rated 0 out of 10 by darkraven Pretty Good...
I had a chance to use this controller a short time ago and it was amazing. The sensativity of the "steering wheel" was awesome. I could be more precise in my cornering and finished in higher positions in games on demo that I have personally, using a regular controller. I hate using the steering wheel controllers that cost an arm. I feel this is a great alternative. I will be getting one first day. Whenever that is.