Summary: After repeated Steam sales, I found myself with some games for PC that were clearly console ports, and for those, rather than slogging through bad keyboard mouse controls, I broke down and replaced an aging controller. This pad has been a great performer for 100+ hours of Dark Souls, a run of Fable 3, and a few other hack and slash adventures. I can easily recommend this, if you're looking for an alternative to just using an xbox controller (or just don't own one).
Summary: I have always tried to stick with Logitech. The drivers for the devices tend to be updated regularly enough to be efficient but not so often that they seem to always been out of tune. The body of the controller can take a squeezing if you are one to maul the controller while playing. The screws have dabs of thread locker on them so the first disassemble will be a pain but it's not bad, just to be noted.
Some minor comfort issues, but perfect functionality
Ian Mcteague, Amazon
14 October 2012
Summary: I am very happy with the functionality of this controller. When you have it in X-input mode, it's basically an Xbox 360 controller for the computer (there's a switch on the back which toggles it between X-input and D-input.) It works as well (maybe better) than any USB controller I've used yet.
Summary: I got this controller to help me play street fighter 4 on my computer better. The buttons are great, it vibrates wonderfully, but my serious and only issue with this controller is the "free floating direction pad". I had never heard of that before or used one before so this was a new experience for me. I don't know if all d-pads work like this, but I found it a little TOO sensitive.
Summary: This is the first time I've ever purchased controllers for my PC. I've always been a console person, so when I switched to PC gaming about 3 years ago (PS3 too expensive) I kind of missed a physical controller. With some friends coming in from out of town, I bought two of them so that we might enjoy a weekend of gaming like in the olden days, on both a handful of PC games, and maybe a few emus. I must say, I got them, plugged them in, and then played.
Summary: I am no gamer. So, imagine my surprise when a friend brought over his PS3, got me a little tipsy, and made me play Portal! I was captivated. I've always had a party-limited soft-spot in my heart for two-player fighting games, but quickly loose interest. They're not something I'd ever play alone against the AI, either!
Summary: I like the feel of this controller and the lay of the buttons. It is pretty interesting that Logitech could get away with ripping off Microsoft's candy buttons and Sony's controller layout. My problem is that the profiler is being a pain in the butt to setup. I have gotten error messages whenever the profiler comes up to set up the programming for a game.
Summary: I ordered this joystick because I recently picked up a bunch of retro-style indie games (Super Meat Boy and VVVVVV among other things) on Steam and playing them with a keyboard felt wrong. It works great with these titles and I do not regret the purchase, but none of these games support the vibration motors.
Summary: Over all, the Logitech Rumble Gamepad F510 is a good replacement for the rare to find Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. The ability to switch the controller from Direct X to X input allows the controller to be used with older games and emulators. In my testing i liked the rubber texture of grip, the improved button responsiveness especially the face buttons, and the resistance in the dual analog sticks.