Best Open World Racing Games

Open world racing games are exciting racing games that allow you to choose racing courses in different parts of the world. You can drive various cars and motorcycles that you can customize to your heart’s desire.  There are many games out there; you can play some on different gaming consoles, while others are exclusive to … Read more

Guide to Assetto Corsa Graphics Mods

Released in 2014, Assetto Corsa quickly became a favorite for those who enjoy high-quality sim racing games. To increase the realism, graphic mods can be added to mimic real-life racing conditions.  Many gamers have found that Assetto Corsa offers a driving experience like no other, only improved when adding mods (or modulars). Graphic mods can … Read more

What Is ERS in F1 2020?

If you have a passion for racing, look no further than Formula 1 2020. This Formula 1 (F1) installment is a massive game with more immersive features than its predecessors. It’s available on Xbox and PlayStation and puts you firmly in the driver’s seat unlike any F1 game has before.  Part of the polished new … Read more

How to Fix Thrustmaster T150 Not Working on PC

The Thrustmaster T150 is one of the best sim racing wheels in the gaming arena. It’s popular not just because it’s from Thrustmaster but because it packs a punch of awesome features at a pocket-friendly price. Despite its wide-spanning popularity, the Thrustmaster T150 can sometimes prove problematic to pair with a PC. If you’re here … Read more

How to Fix Thrustmaster Pedals Not Working

Any budget-conscious sim racer will tell you that Thrustmaster makes great steering wheels and pedals. However, the pedals may malfunction for one reason or another, making sim racing difficult or impossible. In this article, we’ll review the most common Thrustmaster pedal problems and fixes. Common Thrustmaster Pedals Problems The most common problem with Thrustmaster pedals is underperformance. Many … Read more

Fanatec CSL Elite: Best Budget Wheel Base (Review)

Update: Fanatec has discontinued the CSL Elite. The wheel base has been replaced by Fanatec’s new and affordable direct drive system, the CSL DD. The Fanatec CSL Elite wheel base is a fantastic middle ground between regular sim racing wheels and direct drive wheels. It provides stronger, more accurate force feedback than your average wheel, … Read more

Thrustmaster vs Logitech: Head-to-Head (Wheels, Pedals…)

There are multiple companies that produce racing simulator wheels and peripherals. You might want to pick and choose the products depending on what you’re looking for, or you might decide to pick a company and stick with it. Whatever your choice may be, we’ve compiled a short head to head between Logitech and Thrustmaster to … Read more

Thrustmaster T-LCM vs Fanatec Pedals: Head-to-Head

Whether you’re building your first rig or upgrading an existing setup, a good set of racing pedals is arguably the best way to improve your lap times. High end sim racing pedals suffer from diminishing returns and cheap entry-level sets leave a lot to be desired; midrange pedals hit a sweet spot, and that range … Read more

Logitech G29 vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which Is Better?

Thrustmaster T300 RS Racing Wheel and Pedals

The Thrustmaster vs Logitech debate has arguments for both sides, but to compare the two brands effectively, you really need to look at specific products. The Thrustmaster T300 RS and Logitech G29 are two of their most popular wheels, but which of the two is better? We think the Thrustmaster T300 RS is definitely the … Read more

Thrustmaster T150 vs Logitech G29: Which Is Better?

Thrustmaster T150 Steering Wheel

The Logitech G29 is as a great cheap racing wheel, but so is the Thrustmaster T150. So, which of the two should you choose? Overall, we think the Thrustmaster T150 is the better purchase. Although the two wheels are very similar in terms of build quality and performance, the T150 is almost half the price … Read more

The 10 Best Sim Racing Monitors

Racing simulator with triple monitor setup

If you’re in need of a monitor for sim racing, then you need something that will keep up with the fast-paced speed and high-quality graphics. We’ve reviewed 10 of the best monitors for exactly this, so that you can find the right choice for your requirements. The Top-Rated Sim Racing Monitors Best Overall: Triple AOC … Read more

Fanatec CSL DD vs Thrustmaster TS-PC: Which to Choose

Note: This article was previously a comparison of the CSL DD and TS-PC. However, since Fanatec has now replaced the CSL Elite with the CSL DD, we’ve updated the article to feature the new wheel base. The Fanatec CSL DD and Thrustmaster TS-PC are both great choices for intermediate sim racing wheels. However, I personally … Read more

Thrustmaster TX vs TMX: Ultimate Comparison

Thrustmaster has been in the game for a long time and they’ve made wheels for every game console in recent memory.  As for their Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S wheels, the choice comes down to the TX and TMX wheel sets.  While the TMX is a solid offering for casual racing fans or those … Read more

Fanatec CSL DD vs Thrustmaster TX: Ultimate Comparison

Note: This article was previously a comparison of the CSL Elite and Thrustmaster TX. However, since Fanatec has now replaced the CSL Elite with the CSL DD, we’ve updated the article to feature the new wheel base. The Thrustmaster TX is a great sim racing wheel that comes in two varieties: the Ferrari 458 Italia … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport V2.5 : Best Belt-Driven Wheel? (Review)

Fanatec's ClubSport V2.5 Wheelbase

If you’re looking for an affordable, but high-quality wheel base for your sim racing setup, Fanatec has the product just for you. Their ClubSport V2.5 wheel base offers extensive compatibility and customizability, without the four-figure pricetag of most direct drive wheels. What to Consider Before You Buy Before I review any product, I always like … Read more

The 7 Best Cheap Sim Racing Wheels

Cheap steering wheel for racing simulator

Sim racing wheels can set you back hundreds of dollars, but the good news is that there are more and more affordable options on the market. Sure, they won’t have all the top-tier features that you may find in most other racing wheels, but you’ll still see a serious jump in immersion with these solid … Read more

The 9 Best Sim Racing Wheel Stands

Steering wheel for sim racing attached to wheel stand

If you plan on truly optimizing the ergonomics of your racing simulator, then consider purchasing a racing wheel stand. Following some thorough research, we’ve compiled a list of 2021’s best sim racing wheel stands.  Best Racing Wheel Stands of 2021 On a tight budget? See our guide to the best cheap wheel stands. Top Pick: … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD2 Review: Is It Worth $1500!?

Fanatec Podium DD2 direct-drive steering wheel

Direct-drive steering wheels are the ultimate experience in terms of simulation. They not only faithfully translate all your tiniest changes in wheel position to the sim game, but they convey to you unparalleled feedback. From the wetness of the track, to which tires are slightly more worn out, direct-drive sim racing wheels truly put you in … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 Review: Worth Every Dollar

Fanatec's force-feedback DD1 steering wheel base

Upgrading from a controller to a force feedback steering wheel base provides an incredible jump in terms of both racing accuracy as well as immersion. Similarly, upgrading from a “normal” steering wheel base to a direct drive wheel base will have you feeling like you’ve abandoned a toy and stepped into a race car. More … Read more

The 7 Best Sim Racing Cockpits

Man sitting in sim racing cockpit

Best Sim Racing Cockpits of 2021 Top Pick – Fanatec RennSport V2 Runner-Up – Simetik K2-R Budget Pick – NLR Challenger Luxury Pick – AP-Xtreme Mobile Bare For Tall Pilots – Extreme Simracing Virtual Experience V3.0 Breakdown of the Best Sim Racing Cockpits Based on our extensive research, here are the best racing cockpits: The … Read more

Fanatec Podium F1 Review: Is This the Best F1 Wheel?

The Fanatec Podium Racing Wheel F1 is a high-end sim racing wheel that is loaded with advanced tech such as a direct drive force feedback system and meant to take gamers’ performance to the highest levels possible. Officially licensed for PlayStation 4 (and by extension, PlayStation 5) as well as PC, the Fanatec Podium Racing … Read more

Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On Review for Sim Racing

The Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On is a specialized F1 racing wheel rim designed to be used with the company’s T500, T300, and TX racing wheel series. This officially licensed wheel is a full-size replica of the Formula 1 Ferrari 2011 racing wheel, solidifying its status a collector’s item in addition to the the functional … Read more

Thrustmaster TMX vs T150: Ultimate Comparison

The Thrustmaster TMX and the Thrustmaster T150 are the French peripheral manufacturer’s current entry-level force feedback sim racing wheels for the Xbox and PlayStation console lines, respectively. These wheels exist in an exceedingly competitive tier of racing racing peripherals, going up against the likes of Logitech, Hori and others. While these two Thrustmaster wheels exist … Read more

iRacing Setup: PC, Wheel, Pedals, Graphics, and Cars

iRacing has been the premier online motorsports simulator for years at this point, and the platform seems poised to continue dominating the genre in realism, breadth of content and scope of features for years to come. The developers behind iRacing are well aware that they’ve managed to catch lightning in a bottle with this sim … Read more

Thrustmaster Direct Drive: Release Date + Alternatives

Way back in 2016, rumors were swirling among sim racing enthusiast forums that Thrustmaster was preparing to announce that they were working on their first-ever direct drive racing wheel. Shortly after these rumors began to circulate, Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital (developers of the Gran Turismo series of PlayStation console racers) confirmed that Thrustmaster was … Read more

Fanatec’s Return Policy Explained (Step-By-Step Guide)

Fanatec has a solid track record of providing timely and attentive customer service, and the manufacturer’s return policy and warranty information is relatively fair and easy to understand. That being said, those policies do vary by region and there is some nuance to the proceedings. As such, we decided it would be worthwhile to compile … Read more

Fanatec Reliability and Warranty (Wheels, Pedals, etc)

Gamers know what to expect from industry staples like Thrustmaster and Logitech: reliable products that typically perform as expected, and are covered by reasonable warranties and backed-up by solid customer service experiences. But what about the players like Fanatec? Today, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at Fanatec’s track record in the sim racing peripheral … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport Shifter SQ V1.5: Review & Setup Guide

Fanatec makes some fantastic sim racing peripherals on the market, and their shifters are no exception. One of the best things about their products is that they’re highly adjustable and customizable, which is especially awesome for sim racing enthusiasts who know precisely how they want everything tweaked.  Their latest and greatest product, the ClubSport Shifter … Read more

Setup and Calibration for Fanatec Wheels (CSL/ClubSport/DD)

Fanatec has been steadily increasing their share of the racing sim peripheral market in recent years and it’s easy to see why – they offer a diverse array of enthusiast-grade products that, while a bit pricey, offer a great value proposition due to their quality engineering and exhaustive feature sets. It stands to reason that … Read more

T3PA Pro vs CSL Elite (LC): Ultimate Comparison

Today we’ll be comparing some of the best racing pedals from two leading manufacturers:  the Thrustmaster T3PA Pro and the Fanatec CSL Elite.  This comparison might seem relatively straightforward at first, but it’s actually quite the challenge to nail down which of these is a better product. The CSL Elite is an especially nuanced product … Read more

Thrustmaster T3PA vs T3PA Pro: Ultimate Comparison

Thrustmaster has been in the business of making great gaming peripherals for decades. The T3PA and T3PA Pro are two of Thrustmaster’s best sim racing pedals, but which set is better? Although the regular T3PA offer great value for money, we think the T3PA Pro are a far better choice for most sim racers. They are … Read more

Fanatec CSL DD vs Thrustmaster T300 RS: Which to Choose

Note: This article was previously a comparison of the CSL Elite and T300 RS. However, since Fanatec has now replaced the CSL Elite with the CSL DD, we’ve updated the article to feature the new wheel base. The Fanatec CSL DD and Thrustmaster T300 RS are great places to start for intermediate sim racing wheels, … Read more

The 7 Best Speakers for Sim Racing

Sim racing fans tend to be some of the most well-equipped gamers in the world, but one equipment consideration tends to fall off of their radar sometimes – audio! Whether you’re hitting the track in Assetto Corsa, Forza Motorsport or any other racer, get the most of your racing experience by getting some of the … Read more

The 5 Best Playseat Challenge Alternatives

The Playseat Challenge is a functional and affordable sim racing cockpit, but it does have some limitations, with its one-size-fits-all approach leaving some gamers in the dust… which is where we come in! The following are the best Playseat Challenge alternatives on the market today! The Top-Rated Playseat Challenge Alternatives Top Pick: Next Level Racing … Read more

The 5 Best Laptops for Sim Racing

Sim racing enthusiasts take their gaming rigs very seriously, and the demands of such games keep getting more and more serious and it’s hard to separate the wheat from the chaff!  Not to worry; the following are the best laptops available for simracing! The Best Laptops for Sim Racing Top Pick: Acer Predator Triton 500 … Read more

The 7 Best Xbox Series X Racing Wheels

The Xbox Series X consoles are finally here, and it launched with arguably the most robust lineup of racing games of any game console to date. While the new Series controller somehow manages to be even better than the nearly-perfect pad that dropped alongside the Xbox One, it doesn’t hold a candle to a great … Read more

The Best Bass Shakers for Sim Racing

Bass shakers are tactile transducers that work in concert with your sound card to provide bass that vibrates through your racing cockpit. The following are the best bass shakers for sim racing! The Top-Rated Bass Shakers for Sim Racing Top Pick: SRS ShakeKit SRS ShakeKit Realistic and affordable, the SRS ShakeKit is the market’s best … Read more

AccuForce Pro V2 Review: Cheap Direct Drive

The AccuForce Pro V2 has been lauded multiple times not only by us but by a myriad of other reviews out there. It’s a powerful direct drive wheel that promises standards as close to perfection as possible. Precision, realism, immersion, power, these are all cornerstones of what a direct drive wheel is supposed to offer … Read more

The 6 Best Headphones For Sim Racing

Girl wearing headphones while sim racing

So you finally built the sim rig of your dreams and need some headphones to go along with it. Then this guide is for you. Here are some of the best headphones for sim racing, that are sure to elevate your sound experience. Top Pick: Philips Fidelio X2HR    The open-back design of the Philips … Read more

The 5 Best Cheap Sim Racing Wheel Stands

Cheap steering wheel stand and seat

Some racing sim fanatics prefer racing stands over full-blown cockpits, but many find that these come at quite expensive price points. It’s for this reason that we’ve searched for the best racing sim wheel stands available in 2021 at an affordable price-tag.  The Top-Rated Cheap Racing Wheel Stands Top Pick: VEVOR G920    The VEVOR … Read more

Fanatec Podium DD1 vs DD2: Head-to-Head Comparison

The Fanatec Podium DD1 and Fanatec Podium DD2 are both top-rated products in our guide to the best direct drive wheel bases on the market. Although the DD2 is the successor of the DD1, Fanatec continues to manufacture both wheel bases today, which begs the question: what are the differences and which of the two … Read more

The 7 Best GPUs for Sim Racing

Graphics cards for sim racing

Maybe you’re just getting started on creating your ideal sim racing setup, or perhaps you have all of your peripherals already. One thing is for certain, top quality racing simulators can be taxing on your computer, especially if you have all sorts of external inputs such as wheels, pedals, shifters, and more plugged in. What’s … Read more

The 12 Best Sim Racing Accessories

Sim racing accessories including steering wheel, pedals, and seat

In case you want an overview of the best accessories in the sim racing world, that’s what this list is for. As a quick note, however, this is a very general guide. Sometimes the best overall pick may not be the best pick for you specifically. With every entry on this list, we’ll also link … Read more

The 8 Best Motion Simulators for Racing

Next Level Racing Motion Platform motion rig for racing simulators

The closest thing you can get to driving an F1 car is purchasing a full-motion rig for racing simulators instead of a stationary cockpit. These will pair with direct drive wheels and other peripherals and replicate not only the feelings but also the movements of the rig, as though you were truly inside the car. … Read more

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel Review

Thrustmaster T80 Steering Wheel and Pedals

The The Although being marginally more expensive, the There’s a reason the On the border between a mid-range and cheap wheel, we find a fantastic buy for beginners and veteran players alike. The has a brushless force feedback motor, rotates to 1080°, and is officially licensed by Ferrari to give you an 8:10 replica of … Read more

Fanatec ClubSport V3: The Best Sim Pedals? (Review)

Fanatec's ClubSport V3 load cell pedals

Good sim racing pedals are essential in crafting an immersive experience. This is where the Fanatec ClubSport V3 Pedals come in. Today, we’ll examine whether these pedals are an accessory you should consider purchasing.  What to Consider Before Buying Pedals We recommend that all racing sim aficionados consider purchasing a good set of sim racing … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Open Sim Wheel (OSW)

Servo motor to be used for Open Sim Wheel

Sometimes you want to be a racing driver and an engineer. Sometimes you feel like you have more in common with Niki Lauda than you do with Hamilton. If you see yourself in either of those two categories, then building an Open Sim Wheel might be for you.  What Is Open Sim Wheel? Open Sim … Read more