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Logitech G29/G920 Driving Force Review

Tim Wheatley - Jun 18, 2015   
Tim Wheatley - Jun 18, 2015

The G29 and G920 are PS4 and XBOX One compatible steering wheels that also work on PC. They have an external shifter that can be purchased separately or as a part of a bundle.

Still technically very similar to the G25 and G27 released a decade earlier, the G29 and G920 are a good entry level wheel that features gear-driven force feedback that is more noisy than belt or directly-driven systems.

The standard boxes contain the G29 or G920 wheel and improved Logitech pedals (compared to the G25 and G27). In mot bundles it will not contain a shifter, though the compatible Logitech Driving Force Shifter can be purchased separately.

Steering Wheel
Both the G29 and G920 offer 900 degrees of rotation, something that in most cases isn’t really useful in sim racing where a typical race car doesn’t. The base and wheel are sold as a unit, so rims cannot be changed except by those willing to mod their wheel and risk it in that way. The included rim does have a decent amount of buttons including paddles, a D-Pad and dials though, so by the time you are thinking about changing rims you really should be moving away from a starter wheel anyway.

It’s a solid wheel, and I’ve seen plenty of people at trade shows lift themselves out of the cockpits by the wheel itself rather than using provided bars. These are hard working pieces of kit that could easily last a decade or more.

Force Feedback
While technically around a decade behind their competitors and still using a gear-driven system, Logitech are sticking to their guns and trying to provide a cheap and proven-reliable method instead. While noisy, the force feedback generated by the G29 and G920 is quite adequate when properly supported by the developer.

Differences G29 vs. G920
If you are a PC racer considering a purchase of one of these wheels I highly recommend going for the PlayStation/PC (G29) version. It has LED indicator shift lights ontop of the wheel that are not present with the XBOX/PC version. Other than that some things vary slightly, but the feel of the wheel will be exactly the same.

Pedals
The only true advancement from this manufacturer since the G25, the G29 and G920 pedals have increased built quality and a progressive spring that allows you to feel and learn just how much braking pressure you are using. While I greatly prefer the Thrustmaster pedals in most situations, the lower price point for these really does make them very worthwhile.

Conclusion
While I am disappointed to see the shifter removed from the bundle without a significant reduction in price over their predecessor, the G29 and G920 is a solid starter wheel and pedal set in every way. You will want to upgrade if you begin to take the hobby seriously, but you should keep this reliable wheel around as a backup.

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