Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Review PS3, PC | $270

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Review PS3, PC | $270

The Logitech G27 Racing Wheel was released in August of 2009 as a follow up wheel to the Logitech G25. It is a mid priced wheel that works on both the PS3 and PC and despite its age is still a top selling wheel on Amazon.

This wheel is regarded by the sim racing community as a CLASSIC! It is best known for its precision as well as its customer value.

What You Need To Know

It comes standard with a force feedback wheel, a 3 pedal set (throttle, brake, and clutch), and a 6 speed shifter with a push in reverse. This wheel will NOT work on PS4 and if you eventually plan on upgrading your console a similar wheel you could look at is the Logitech G29.

The G27 is a great wheel and works like a champion with almost all racing games on the PC and PS3. It is regarded as one of the fan favorites for playing GT6 on the PS3.

Logitech G27 Video Review

Logitech G27 Racing Wheel Specs

11 inch leather wrapped rim, dual-motor force feedback mechanism with helical gearing, 6 speed shifter with push-down reverse, 900 degrees of rotation, shifter module has 8 buttons and a d-pad, RPM/shift indicator LEDs that integrate with games to tell you when to shift, 2 brushed metal paddle shifters, brushed metal center column with 6 buttons, native PS3 compatibility, metal gas, brake, and clutch pedals, mounting with table clamp/desk/hard mount.

Build and Quality

Logitech G27 wheel RimThe G27 is very well put together and is built t last The steering wheel has a brushed metal center column and a leather wrapped steering wheel. The shifter has a plastic base, but the shifter itself is wrapped in leather. The pedals have a plastic base, but the pedals themselves are made of steel and sit on steel stanchions.

The wheel feels really good in your hands and the force feedback is moderately strong. the motor is also pretty quiet when you are racing.

Each individual pedal is weighted differently to simulate pedals in a real car. The brake pedal could be stronger and doesn’t offer progressive resistance like I have come to expect from wheels like the G29.

The shifter has a short throw like a high performance car, but it is a bit clunky like plastic on plastic. I also don’t love how the D-pad is located on the shifter it would be more convenient located on the wheels center column.

With all that being said…

“Logitech built this wheel for the long haul and its no surprise that its been a best seller for more than 6 years”

Pros vs Cons

Pros

  • Comes with a 3 pedal set and a shifter
  • Can be hard mounted for maximum stability
  • The throw on the shifter is nice and short so you can shift faster
  • Leather is a nice touch and adds a nice polished look
  • Force feedback is precise and helps you sense the road/ your cars traction
  • The push in reverse prevents you from shifting into reverse by accident

Cons

  • Not compatible on the PS4
  • The gear gates on the shifter don’t feel authentic
  • The brake pedal does not simulate progressive resistance
  • The pedals only offer 8 bit resolution

The Old School G27 vs the New School G29

Time and technology are always changing. This video explores the key differences of the G27 and the G29 racing wheels.

Who Should Buy The Logitech G27

If you are racing on a PC or PS3 the G27 will always be a solid choice. There just are not any racing wheel packages that offer you everything you need at an affordable price. The Logitech G27 is really a one stop shop all you need is something to mount it on.

Compatibility

Platforms:

PS3, PC

NOTE: this wheel does not work on the PS4. for a comparable wheel checkout the G29 Driving Force Racing Wheel.

Mounting

Table clamp, desk, or hard mount to a chassis

Warranty

2 year warranty

Logitech G27 Review Conclusion

You can never go wrong with a classic. Alot of sim racers got their start on this wheel and despite its time on the market many new sim racers will also. This wheel has definitely stood the test of time and so at least if you decide that you want to invest in one you know it is going to last. Overall it drives really good and works on almost any racing game for the PS3 and PC.

I don’t love everything about the G27 especially compared to newer wheels, but…

“…a racing wheel, a 3 pedal set, and a shifter all in one package…sign me up”
This wheel is extremely well reviewed at Amazon with over 1,400 reviews and an average customer rating of 4.5 stars (that is pretty incredible). I definitely think the G27 is a quality wheel, but I might consider a few other more up to date options for future compatibility.

PSRP 4.0
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