This is a great joystick, very sensitive/ insensitive depending on settings and your personal preferences.
It is a wired joystick using a USB plugin with 11 buttons, a trigger and a very useful throttle, the base is also very wide which offers great stability when playing and the buttons can all be assigned to the user's preferences.
It is great for use with aircraft simulation games, such as Microsoft flight simulator X, or air combat games like Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
However the amount of buttons on it can mean it is very confusing to use when playing a fast pace game as you need to remember which button is assigned to which particular task. Also if there's dust in the USB connection, or it has been left in a position where the stick is being forced to one side, it can develop a tendency to turn to one side, although blowing on the USB connecter or just pushing the stick hard to one side can occasionally get rid of this.
Hi I have a logitech attack 3 and i found it perfect for combact flight simulator, very precise, exellent calibration and with immediate response, now does anyone knows if it is compatible with flight simulator x?
The Logitech Attack 3 Joystick is great fun to use. This joystick provides a very realistic effect to flight simulation video and PC games. It has 11 programmable buttons and a throttle slider which mimics cockpit flying. In use the joystick provides good control of game play and adds some nice features. A rapid fire trigger is integrated with the joystick making game play easier. The joystick can be used right or left handed with a PC or Mac. My Logitech Attack 3 Joystick works without any trouble and is coupled with Logitech's usual solid build quality. Its black and grey design add to its desirability. This joystick works well with modern games and the retro games of yesteryear which still provide great enjoyment. At this time this product is selling at a good value price and is built to last. I give the Attack 3 a full five star rating as it is a pleasure to use.
There are two important features about the Logitech Attack 3. Firstly, it is one of the only joysticks you will see in shops today. Secondly, it is the best joystick I have ever bought (and I have bought a few.)
These two things are connected. The markets has pretty much gone for Joysticks. Those of use who spent years playing games such as Tie Fighter and Elite already have the kit and aside from Flight Simulator (as series I hate) and X (a series I can't play) there are very few games out there that really take advantage of the joystick. The only people buying them are the old schoolers like me that need replacements and the newcomers who have no idea how few joystick games there are.
With that in mind, the joysticks seem to have changed aswell. Gone are the days where £20 would buy you two buttons and two axis, these days when only the enthusiasts buy them you will get a fully featured joystick. The Attack 3 is one of those sticks.
With buttons for every purpose you will touch the keyboard a minimum of times. The rest of the time you'll be using the onboard throttle control or base buttons to fly your craft.
The handle is smooth and well contoured while the base of the stick has proper rubber sleeve that makes you feel like you're really in some high tech cockpit and not your slidey draw equipped desk.
I have had absolutely on problems with the stick since the day I bought it and in a market with a real lack of choice, it's nice to know that there are still good options.
Logitech has always been providing its customer with good quality products at a great price. Attack 3 Joystick is another gift from Logitech. It features 11 buttons which are quite smooth and a throttle for adjustment. The trigger is great and is perfect for shooting the enemies in a matter of time and quite easily. But the main thing of this game controller is the stick which is very flexible and provides superior support no matter how you play, softly or roughly, it just gives you a great gaming experience. I was stunned by its quality, no matter how I play, it just does its work perfectly. I had to choose from a variety of joysticks and it looks like that I have chosen the right one. I have been using it for many months and believe me, you will get a superb gaming experience with this product. I really recommend this product to every gamers so that they can too have a superb and rich gaming experience.
(Sorry for the cliched title but it describes this joystick beautifully!!)
The first thing you notice about the Logitech Attack3 joystick is its shape its very stylish and looks just like what youd expect to by inside the cockpit of an F19 (or whatever). The handle leans forward and it fits very comfortably and naturally into the hand, with the main fire button positioned beautifully.
The second thing you notice is that, when you plug it in (this is on Windows XP, anyway), the install runs automatically and you are ready to go in literally seconds. Calibration is fairly straightforward from Windows, but most games have their own calibration routines any.
The joystick is equipped with no less than 11 fully programmable fire buttons (main fire button, three at the top, two each side and two at the back) though in all honesty I try to avoid games where I need more than 4 buttons I tend to forget what does what, and while Im trying to remember I get killed But if you need plenty of buttons, theyre here.
There is also a Z axis this is the only slight disappointment I had with the whole joystick instead of a proper throttle like my old joystick had, theres a rotating lever at the back. This only really makes a difference with flight simulation games but is a little fiddly to get to if you need it. However this is a minor quibble.
The unit itself is solidly built and very responsive. Unlike most joysticks it doesnt seem to be geared to a particular type of game Ive played racing games, sport simulation, 3D / 2D shoot-em-ups, and other basically unclassifiable games with it and theyve all felt comfortable. And no, Ive not even used fire buttons 6-11 yet The only thing that people may be disappointed with is the lack of a HAT, though you could program some of the buttons to act like one if you really wanted.
Many peoples prayers may have been answered because this joystick has no suction pads! (damn things never worked properly anyway). Instead, it has four small rubber feet that simply rest on whatever surface you have it on without trying to cling to it. After some usage, Ive found that these do actually work quite well as shock absorbers and, while not exactly perfect (more frenzied games still result in the joystick sliding around madly if youre not careful) its a good overall solution.
Overall, this joystick is excellent value for money. If youre looking for a stylish, sturdy, reliable, responsive, and versatile joystick that wont break the bank, then this is an excellent choice. If you only tend to play one sort of game, you may be better off getting a joystick designed specifically for that type of game. Theres no force feedback, though you'd expect to pay rather more for a joystick that had it!
There is a slight problem with the X-axis of this joystick. After a few weeks I seemed to have encountered the same problem. All it takes to fix it is re-callibrating the joystick from Windows. It's an annoyance rather than a major problem.
If this was an expensive joystick the minor problems I've had with it may have been enough to rob it of a 5 star rating, but it's listed on Argos.co.uk for £19.99, and I believe it will be a similar price elsewhere. Unlike some other older joysticks, this one seems to still be readily available. For the discerning gameplayer on a relatively tight budget, this does the job very nicely indeed.
Thanks for reading!