PS3 Steering Wheel (GS)
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.
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!!!!
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
This is a review for the gamestop racing wheel I got yesterday and think is better than the logitech. Awesome performance good hand grips.Works with driver san Francisco,grand truism 5,need for speed shift. Good job gamestop This is my third wheel trying out by far this wheel is the best of all two i have tried.
Not Bad For Price $$$80.00
I got it for my b day it was working perfect and the built quality was not bad for 80 bucks... But i could not afford Logitech DFGT so got this,It may not be really responsive but its fun to play games, Pedals are sort of bad and squeek but over all 7/10
I bought this wheel today at gamestop and I am surprised how well it actually works.. Very good wheel for the ones who dont wanna pay a arm and a leg for the expensive one
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.
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.
I was looking to buy a wheel for PS3's Gran Turismo 5. They only had the Logitech Driving Force GT Racing Wheel for $130 on the wall. When I asked for a wheel they gave me this one made by GameStop for $80. I thought I was getting a great deal, but I ended up getting what I paid for and now I'm returning it 36 hours later... The make and build of the wheel is nice. It feels good in your hands and has a sturdy rubber feel to it. It also has a substitute D-pad on the left side of the wheel to navigate menus. The shifter on the right is also of good manufacture. The pedals are a bit cheap though and having size 14 feet makes it hard to hit one pedal and not the other. Back to the wheel. If you want to set it on your lap you need to put your knees together which at my size (6'4" 240) is not too comfortable. When I race with the DualShock 2 I am comfortably reclining on my couch with my feet up, not sitting leaned forward with my knees locked! It comes with suction cups on the bottom as well as clamps you can lock in to mount it to a table surface if you REALLY want to make a simulator. This was my huge reason for returning the wheel: the feedback is nearly nothing. I can turn the wheel 4-5 inches in each direction and the car drives straight ahead. With all the sensitivity settings in the game and on the wheel turned to "HIGH", it's still not moving the car as much as I hoped. In races where I could easily come in 1st with 15 second lead I was taking 11th and 12th place. Either flying off the track, spinning out, or crashing into walls because the car just wouldn't handle that well. I''m not sure if Logitech's Driving Force GT Racing Wheel will be any better. The creator of Gran Turismo made a video for GameStop and recommends it as THE wheel to use... but it's $130. That's a big pill to swallow for "The true feel of a racing simulator".
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.