www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Logitech Dual Action Gamepad
6.2 out of 10

Logitech Dual Action Gamepad

Versatile controls You can take charge with 12 programmable Read more

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Logitech Dual Action Gamepad

Showing 1-10 of 17
Overall 6
6.0

Its decent, not great

Shawn W., Newegg
29 August 2012
  • Pros: You can game easier with a controller.
  • Cons: -Isn't supported by all games. -Buttons are loose and don't always register -Cheaper is not better in this instance.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

meh

Monte V., Newegg
13 July 2011
  • Summary: Spend a few extra bucks and get the Xbox PC controller. You will have more "out-of-the-box" functionality and better quality.
  • Pros: Price, programmability, functionality
  • Cons: Joysticks get stuck sometimes
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
17 February 2011
  • Summary: I took mine apart and lost some stuff for the dpad. It doesnt work anymore. Its just a circutbard and silicone now.
  • Pros: Very Nice controller for the price. It has everything you need
  • Cons: The software that comes with it isnt effective. Get a better program (Xpadder) and it will make it work for any game
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

decent basic controller, nothing special

Anonymous, Newegg
27 August 2010
  • Summary: there are not many PC controllers out there so this is about all you can get in a pad controller for PC these days. This will do the job but do not expect to be blown away. The last controller I had was so much better but one of the buttons went bad and had to replace it.
  • Pros: Cheap price, feels good in your hands, configurable buttons
  • Cons: the left thumb controller is a little too close to the pad controller, a pain for those with larger hands, the thumb controllers are a little too "loose" and tough to use for games that need a "firmer" or more precision control like fighting games, you have to have either the pad active or the th...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

It's a PS2 controller clone. Nothing special.

Josh D., Newegg
7 July 2010
  • Summary: I'd recommend it to someone looking for a simple gamepad for their PC.
  • Pros: It works well, hasn't broken yet after a year of use.
  • Cons: The openings around the thumbsticks are squared so that it's difficult to make a straight up, down, left, or right (UDLR) without the stick wanting to slide towards a diagonal corner. Cutting those UDLR angles in with a handheld rotary tool fixed it but it would have been nice for such a thing to...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Keep your eyes open

Greg J., Newegg
21 June 2010
  • Summary: It works great for about 2 years of moderate gaming, assuming that you use the d-pad instead of the analog sticks. I don't know what it is about Logitech products and dying after 1.5 - 2 years but this is no exception.
  • Pros: -Comfortable D-pad, you won't hurt your thumb like on, say, a SNES gamepad. -Comfortable grip -Easy to use
  • Cons: -D-Pad wears out quickly -Analog sticks have a square base, so you can't move in a circular motion. This is a huge step back from even the n64 controller. Do not buy this if you want to be able to use analog sticks.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

It's ok

Kevin D., Newegg
29 May 2010
  • Summary: At it's price, this is an ok device. However, the a fore mentioned hardware limitation makes it so this controller is not practical for modern games that require the use of the analog sticks as well as the D-pad.
  • Pros: It's inexpensive. Does not require additional drivers in windows. Layout resembles the PlayStation controller, which is probably the best layout on a gamepad.
  • Cons: The D-pad, like with nearly all PC gamepads, is junk. In games that require it's use for commands aside from movement (I.E. Resident Evil 5) the D-pad never worked for me. I think this is a limitation of the hardware. In other words, I think it can only use the Analog sticks OR the D-pad, not bot...
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

Good while it worked.

Anonymous, Newegg
9 March 2010
  • Summary: I've had a Logitech WingMan gamepad for years and it still works as long as it's kept clean. So I don't know if I just got unlucky with my Dual Action pad or this is a common problem with this item, but I know Logitech can make quality products, so I was a little surprised.
  • Pros: Comfortable controller, especially if you grew up with a playstation controller in your hands. A fair price for a game controller and decent amount of buttons. I've owned many Logitech products and they generally make quality input devices.
  • Cons: Mine lasted maybe 5 or 6 months. It seemed that one of the wires in the cable was drawing too much power, burnt right through the insulation and caused a short. Kind of disappointing. Like I said, I've always liked Logitech, but I'd be hesitant to buy this particular product again.
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

It's ok

Kevin S., Newegg
31 October 2009
  • Summary: one of the middle buttons turns on a red light, I never in the four years I had this thing found out what the light means. I just sold it to my friend for 10 bucks
  • Pros: nice, good priced controller for somone who plays simple games on computer
  • Cons: lack of triggers, which means you can't control your speed when driving in games like Need For Speed and Grand Theft Auto. not enough buttons for some of my games, I used this controller to play San Andreas
  • Read full review
Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Mike M., Newegg
24 April 2008
  • Summary: Not as good as the real thing in several key areas, but as long as you don't intend on using the d-pad (guess we should be used to this by now), it's fairly serviceable. I don't install gamepad software since, in my experience, it's usually flaky.
  • Pros: An imitation of the best gamepad ever made in many people's opinions. Mine has lasted a relatively long time (nearly as long as my first PS2).
  • Cons: Yet another useless d-pad. Since '99, I've owned controllers from Microsoft, Interact, Saitek and Logitech, and the D-pads on all of them were, more-or-less, ROUND. Why even bother including them? Also, most of the surface on the back is flat, which is probably why many folks have issues with the...
  • Read full review
Next page >>