Farming Simulator 22 like most simulator games can be played with dedicated controllers. These controllers greatly increase realism. Farming simulators usually do not have a high variety of native controllers, but a lot of controllers can be used without any adaptation. In this article, we will review the top 5 controllers for FS22.
Xbox One Gamepad
Xbox gamepad is one of the most popular controllers in the world. These controllers are natively used by Xbox One consoles. These consoles are sold more than 40 million, so you can imagine how many players enjoy these controllers. If you play Farming Simulator with Xbox, this controller is the default one. But you can use it also with the PC version. This controller has all the needed buttons to fully play Farming Simulator 22. If you want to play FS realistically, this controller will meet your expectations. The left joystick is very sensitive, so you will steer realistically. Also, the Left and Right buttons will let you accelerate or brake gently. The gamepad you will use not only for Farming Simulator but for any other game. So, this is a practical choice. Xbox gamepad is a budget option and costs about 55€ or $64.
– Good price
– Easy to use for other games
– This is not a steering wheel, you will steer with joysticks
– No battery charger in a standard edition
Logitech Extreme 3D Pro
Most gamers think what flight sticks are only for flight simulators. That is not true. Flight sticks are used much more widely than you can imagine. One of the examples flight stick for Farming Simulator 22. This flight stick has a rotatable axis, which will let you steer machinery. Using a base of the stick you will accelerate or brake the vehicle. Logitech Extreme 3D Pro has 12 programmable buttons. That is more than need to play Farming Simulator 22. This stick is perfect to drive a tractor, harvester or especially a front loader. With side buttons, you will control another function of the game, for example, attach a trailer, turn on harvester and more. By user reviews of this controller, Logitech Extreme 3D Pro is very durable and ergonomic. The price of this stick is about 50€ or $58. So this controller also budgets choice.
– Have a lot of buttons
– Budget price
– It’s not so accurate like other flight sticks
Thrustmaster T.16000M is another flight stick, which can be used for Farming Simulator 22. This stick is very similar to Logitech Extreme 3D Pro but is a little bit more expensive but more precise. This controller is mostly used for flight simulators, where need high accuracy. But who said that in Farming Simulator no needed accuracy? T.16000M has 16 programmable buttons. It’s more than enough for default Farming Simulator, but if you use FS22 mods these additional buttons can be very helpful. Some FS22 mods have more functionality than default equipment, so naturally, you need to assign more buttons. Some gamers reported the Z-axis problems for these sticks, but it’s easily can be fixed. Usually enough only clean potentiometer sensor. The price is of this controller is a little more expensive than Logitech. It costs about 60 € or $70.
– Very accurate
– Have a lot of buttons
– Possible z-axis problems in future
Another perfect choice to play Farming Simulator is the Logitech G29 steering wheel with pedals and shifter. This driving kit is decided for racing games but perfectly fits for Farming Simulator 22. FS22 will introduce manual or powershift gearboxes for most farming machinery. So, with this steering wheel, pedals and gear knob you will drive a tractor, harvester or any vehicle very realistically. The steering wheel also has buttons, which is similar to the gamepad. With these buttons you will easily control farming functions, like attach implement, hire worker, rotate the camera, turn on the harvester and do any job. G29 looks very high quality and durable. This driving kit is much more expensive than flight sticks or Xbox gamepad. It costs about 250€ or $290.
– Very high quality
– Have three pedals and gear knob
– Close feeling like drive real vehicles
– Have additional buttons on the steering wheel
– High price
– It’s more balanced for racing games
Logitech Saitek Farm Sim
This is one of the most favourite controllers for Farming Simulator 22. Logitech Saitek Farm Sim kit is decided for farming simulator games. So, every button, pedal and steering wheel is balanced and adapted for FS22. This kit has a unique driving wheel, which reflects a real tractor driving wheel with a knob. The side panel is full of buttons. Also, it has a mini joystick, which is perfect for Forestry jobs or cranes control. The steering wheel also has 10 buttons. So, this controller kit will let to enjoy every moment of the game. Sensitive pedals will let you precise control any vehicle. Forget to simple adding gas or brake with keyboard buttons. This way is much more realistic. So if you are a real Farming simulator fan, this is a great choice. The price of this kit is similar to the G29 driving wheel. It costs about 220 € or $255.
– Most realistic experience to drive farming machinery
– A lot of buttons and a front loader knob
– Created for Farming Simulator
– Sometimes lack quality
– High price