Racing games played on a standard controller are captivating, but they aren’t as immersive as a full-on steering wheel controller. A high-quality racing wheel can help put you right in the driver’s seat, whether you are cruising inner-city roads or are going 120mph round the Nürburgring! As you steer the wheel, you’ll be able to feel the contours of the road, the harshness of the terrain, and the thrill of the pushback as you drift around the racetrack. There is a wealth of options on the market, but if you’re looking for a high-quality steering wheel, you’re going to want to make sure you do your research. With GT Sport incoming soon, now is a good time to consider adding a steering wheel to your accessory arsenal. Below we take a look at the best PS4 steering wheels on the market today.
ThrustMaster T150 – £110.00
One of the best Thrustmaster racing wheels on the market is the T150. The high-quality rubber wheel coating, and strong force feedback help to make for an authentic driving experience. In fact, this one of the least expensive racing wheels with force feedback currently available. The rubber wheel coating will ensure that the T150 stays with you for the long term, which is particularly encouraging if you’re a hardcore gamer. More critically, the two-pedal plastic setup is quite rudimentary compared to other models on the market and the wheel lacks the overall smoothness of the T300. This being said, this remains a high-quality choice for any PS4 gamer.
Logitech G29/G920 £179 / $399
The Logitech G29/G920 has gotten a lot of stick, but it remains one of the best racing wheels on the market. Like the T150, the G29 has strong force feedback and a premium leather wheel with 1080-degree rotation. In addition, the dual-motor system lets you sense under or over steer drifting. The pedals are also top notch, made of stainless steel with a unique clutch pedal. The pedals have been specially designed to mimic the performance of a pressure sensitive brake system to give the user more direct braking. Everything about the Logitech, from its premium leather wheel to its stainless-steel pedals, screams longevity. You’ll be able to get thousands of hours out of the G29, making it a worthwhile investment for the long term.
As one of the best all round steering wheels, the Thrustmaster T300RS has very slick handling and substantial force feedback, making you feel like you really at the wheel of a car. Interior motors pull against your turns to give that drifting impression. If you can’t wait to add more to the wheel you’ll be able to add metal pedals and a separate gearbox. With the T300RS you’ll also get adjustable degrees of rotation. The Default setting is 1080 degrees; but you can take it all the way down to 270 if you wish.
The Thrustmaster T300 is a very high quality, high-end force feedback wheel. With every turn you make, the strong force feedback will pull against you, as if you were driving a real car. The T300 has a rubber exterior built for longevity and supports 1080-degree rotation (Which can be lowered to 270). This being said, the pedal board is quite flimsy, and does not include a clutch pedal, which is a shame given the price. In addition, it’s worth mentioning that the motor does make a considerable amount of noise during use, with an onboard fan keeping the system cool.
Compatible with the PS4, PS3 and PC, this steering wheel is one to consider if you wish to switch between platforms. This realistic racing wheel delivers a realistic experience for those who dream of realism. Since it is officially licenced by Ferrari, one of the world’s most famous super-car manufactures, it is easy to realise that this product was engineered by the very best within the automotive industry. Of course, if you are on a budget, then this is unlikely to be the option for you, since it does retail at over $400. The pedals are well made and marriage well with the wheel – the build quality in general is very good. If your budget can stretch, then this is more than worth considering, especially when GT Sport becomes available.
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