Rated 8 out of 10 by leftyy2247 Great buy for the money
First off, I was only looking for a steering wheel for Midnight Club LA and I only play that game every-so-often. Not many, if any, reviews were for a steering wheel for MC-LA. Next, setting this up was not as easy as a "plug in and play" wheel. I did have to go to the settings of the game and set each pedal and button but it only took about 15 minutes. Most knocks against this wheel was that after a while, the buttons won't work. I figured out that it was the "telephone" connection between the steering wheel and pedals. If you just unplug it and plug it back in, everything works fine. Also, when you turn off the game/system, make sure that the LED light in the middle is on Player 1. It won't turn on the PS3 so after turning on the system and the game, turn off the controller and switch the wheel over. Even though this wheel has some quirks, for $59.99, this wheel is definitely worth it if you are looking for a more authentic feeling to a racing game without breaking the bank. Hopefully this helps!!!!
Rated 9 out of 10 by cerealkeller This thing is great for GT5
I read some other reviews. They must really lick at racing games. This wheel has brought me nothing but happiness. I bought it in store and loved it so much I had to spread the good news. For the price you can't beat it. It's not the greatest steering wheel out there, but I have no trouble with it whatsoever. It did take some getting used to and I was frustrated at first. But once I mastered it, it's taken my racing to a whole new level. The only game I've tried it on is Gran Turismo 5, and it's pure legend. It also works on a Windows based PC. I used it on my PC for Need For Speed and Dirt 2. It's not really all that great for Need for Speed. Because those games arn't realistic in the sleightist. But for any type of simultation, it works fantastic. So, you want to your racing games to be more immersive? Have a PS3 and a PC you want to race on? What's stopping you? Get it, you won't be dissapointed.
Rated 1 out of 10 by kev123r PLEASSSEEEEEE DONT WAIST YOUR MONEY ON THIS
This steering wheel is made to suck you in with the cheap price but let me explain something to anyone looking for a good wheel for a good price.... THERE IS NO SUCH THING.... this wheel is the cheapest piece of junk i have ever had. i have had this thing for 3 weeks i have used it 3 or 4 times and the gas is stuck and the wheel dont work. i would return it but i was so frustrated that i waisted 80 dollars on this junk that i broke it in 5 pieces. anyone thinking about buying this thing please take note that you have been warned and i would be willing to make a personal bet that it will be broke withen 2 months at the most. ill never buy anything else made by gamestop again
Rated 10 out of 10 by jpbslayer Love it
Ok got this wheel the same day I got GT5 - plugged it in and worked right off the bat. was reading forums about which wheel to get and most recommended the gt wheels - everyone has mentioned - i didnt have the cash to shell out for an expensive wheel so decided to try this one. The no force feedback most complain about - i dont mind not having. most of the die hard gt fans say that makes the wheel very uncomfartable during rally races. and they use the ds3 instead. but i guess its all individual choice- if your looking for a wheel that will help improve your game i suggest this one - works for me
Rated 7 out of 10 by UberGringo not bad for 80 bucks.
i bought GT5 and i wanted more than just a controller experience. cause i drive a manual and i now have to drive everything with manual. so i wanted a sort of simulator experience. rather than pay 130-150 for the driving force GT, i wanted a cheaper way out. its a decent wheel, with adjustable sensitivity, a good manual feel, and the wheel feels nice. i wouldnt say its the greatest thing ever, but for 50 bucks cheaper, it gets the job done. Its not terribly responsive, but its definitely not the worst thing out there. id probably mention this to a friend, but not tell em to go out and buy it ASAP.
Rated 8 out of 10 by dkwo1a A very solid racing wheel for the price!
I had been reading a lot online recently about (Gran Turismo) GT5 and began to realize many GT fans recommended using a Wheel instead of the dual shock for true emersion. So i began to look into racing wheels since i had the game reserved and would be getting it soon. The most recommended is, of course, the logitech G25, G27 for the very best experience, but the prices start at $120 and up. I did not want to spend over $100 on a racing wheel so when i saw this one(the GS) at Gamestop i decided to give it a try(if i didnt like it i could always return it in 7 days for a refund). I first tried it with Midnight Club: LA, and was not that impressed. It was complicated to get it to work as you had to manually assign the buttons to the Wheel every time you turn on your system. Then when I picked up my copy of GT5 today I said to myself i would give it one more shot with the game i truly got it for. WOW, what a differnt experience i had. No assigning buttons at all, GT5 automatically recognized it and was ready to use right off the bat. The game controlled 10x better than Midnight club:LA, and I truly felt satisfied.------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PROS: SOLID BUILD, 5 YEAR WARRANTY, GAS AND BRAKE PEDALS, GEAR SHIFTER, EASY TO HOOK UP, MADE TO BE PLAYED WITH COMFORT(LAP, TABLE TOP,or CLAMPED), VIBRATION, ADJUSTIBLE SENSITIVITY------------------------------------------------------------CONS: NO FORCE FEED BACK, NO 900* ROTATION
Rated 1 out of 10 by brandoman PLEASE DONT BUY
this thing sucks i had this thing for a WEEK and it already broke the gas pedals are gud but the steering wheel sucks u have to turn it about three inches to get the car to turn a little i tryed this with midnight club L.A at first it was gud then it got worst everyday i kept it i am going to return this tommorow and i am mad so if they dont give me my money back im going to be even madder this thing suck and if u buy it it will seem gud at first but it will get worst everyday I WORNED U
Rated 5 out of 10 by Kutterro Just OK
Not bad, but not good. The Force-feedback isn't al that great: vibration feedback only, no feedback in the wheel. Works for NFS: Shift, GT Prologue. Needs to reprogrammed everytime you use it, which can be annoying. Also the inputs slightly lags while driving no matter how much you've tweaked the settings. Overall, if you have to have a wheel and pedal setup buy it, if you need something more like me, spend a little extra cash for a logitech wheel.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Nagadadavida Terrible
Unresponsive, totally. Those who rated this high need to try other wheels. I tried for hours to calibrate this thing with it's limited low-medium-high settings and the limited settings available in gt5. To put it in simple terms... I was driving my red bull to test it out, about 10 minutes in and 5 laps down i unplugged the stupid thing and picked up the controller and finished first 1 lap up. Still an embarrassing performance, yet i was actually able to control the car.
Rated 8 out of 10 by Kutterro Not bad
Not bad for an entry level wheel. The design is ok. Lacks in the force-feedback area-vibration only, no feedback in the wheel itself. Takes a bit getting used to as I primary use the Dualshock 3. Works with NFS: Shift, although it needs to re-programmed every time you use it, and you need to adjust your controls in-game. Works for the PC as well, haven't tried it out yet, but Vista recognizes it. Will try it on iRacing tonight.