Logitech Force 3D Pro review

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It may not have the style of the Saitek or the wow factor of the Thrustmaster, but the Logitech is a good joystick. Laid out in a similar fashion to the Speed-Link, it has six of its 12 buttons located on the base with a throttle lever behind the stick. Although not suited for left-handers, this works well for a right-hander and the stick has a wrist-rest for added support. However, we did find the throttle can accidentally catch on a sleeve.

The force feedback is excellent and really adds to the gaming experience, helped by the well-positioned fire buttons. Trigger and thumb buttons are joined by four more, as well as the obligatory directional ‘hat’ control. It’s responsive to small movements and the whole thing has a solid build, although it never feels exciting in the way the best models do.

It’s worth spending the extra over the Speed-Link, because it’s a better all-rounder, but it’s a harder choice between the Logitech and Saitek. The latter is a step ahead, slightly cheaper and cordless, while the Logitech needs a USB connection. But if force feedback is your essential need rather than wireless, this is the best budget stick available.

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