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Logitech Driving Force GT review

Does this GT branded steering wheel offer good value for money?

Our Verdict

For

  • Decent steering accuracy
  • Extra buttons work well with Gran Turismo
  • Decent force feedback

Against

  • Gear shift paddles
  • Force feedback not the best

Have you felt the sting of Sunday afternoon envy watching F1 drivers frolic in their hydraulic simulators like giddy children on priceless corporate bucking bronco rides? 'I could probably go quicker than that' you whisper through gritted teeth, 'if only my dad had spent all his money on karting licences instead of bourgeois nonsense like mortgages and food'.

But until Red Bull Racing spot you executing perfect doughnuts in Homebase car park and decide to offer you a racing contract, the closest you'll get to the pro race driver life is getting a decent force feedback steering wheel and loading up an unforgiving racing sim.

Logitech's Driving Force GT is such a wheel. Decent. It'll work on PC or PS3, and the Gran Turismo logo on the front hints it's better suited to the latter, where expectations are lower.

Right enough, there's convincing force feedback, but compared to the superlative G27 in Logitech's arsenal it hardly compares. Gear shifting is the Driving Force GT's real bogey, though. Lacking paddles, the wheel-mounted buttons feel stiff and unsatisfying and the flimsy stick offers little relief.

It's capable then, but at £100 it's not worth the money and dangerously close to the greatly superior G25, also in the Logitech camp. Consider only if you want cross-platform driving.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeGaming Steering Wheel
Brand NameLogitech
Platform SupportedPlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Compatibility
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
  • Gran Turismo HD
ManufacturerLogitech
Product Model941-000019
Product NameDriving Force GT Steering Wheel
Product LineDriving Force
Manufacturer Part Number941-000019
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.logitech.co.uk
Marketing Information

Make your Playstation 3 racing experience even more realistic. Enjoy superior control in over 90 PlayStation 2 and Playstation 3 titles, as the wheel's advanced force feedback recreates bumps, crashes and traction loss with jaw-dropping realism.

Package Contents
  • Driving Force GT Steering Wheel
  • Gas and Brake Pedals
  • Power Supply
  • User Documentation
Limited Warranty2 Year Limited