Recently I have been using the top two video game rental companies, Blockbuster and Gamefly. Here are my observations and op pinions on both services.
Gamefly is $15 a month for a single game rental. this means you can only have one game out at a time. After you set up an account, which is suprisingly simple, you have to pick games for your game que. This means you have to go through there online selection and set up your que. Gamefly has a great selection for games, new and old. I set up a que with 5 games to start.
1. God of war collection
3. sleeping dogs
4. the Amazing Spiderman
The website stated that the god of war collection was available, so I was expecting to get that game first. Unfortunately they mailed me spiderman over the other two games. I mailed spider man back immediately and then they mailed me deadspace. This was frustrating because God of War was available the entire time and they wernt sending me the first game on my que. Another complain I have is the shipping speed is seems to be a bit slower than blockbuster's.
However, gamefly has great prices if you decide you want to keep the games, or if you simply want to purchase a game online. They currently have masseffect 3 on sale for $15, along with alot of other well priced games.
Good game collection
Large inventory for games
easy to use interface
Great prices if you want to keep the game
its $15 a month
order in which games are selected on the que are inconsistent
With Blockbuster you can have one disk out at a time for $10 a month. This includes movies and games. This also alows you to trade your rentals at a local blockbuster rather than mailing them in each time. Unfortunatly blockbuster's selection is not as up to date with gameflys and you will have to wait alot longer for popular titles. I have a very large que with the god of war collection at the top. God of war has remained unavailable, I have however recieved games faster than gamefly. Expect the game to be in the mail 1 or two days after starting the program. With blockbuster you are given the option to buy certain titles like gamefly. However, these titles are drastically overpriced. I recently rented Medal of Honor, and they offered me to keep the game for $45. This is a title that is only worth $8-$10. So if I wanted to keep this game, which I do, I would not be able to convieniently buy it for a good price with this service.
Can rent Movies and games
its only $10 a month (cheaper than gamefly)
Can trade in at a blockbuster facility
Interface also easy to use
Customer Service is surprisingly good
Smaller game selection
Terrible prices if you wish to purchase the title
Popular/New titles takes along time to become available.
I prefer blockbuster, because i use the rental service for older games that I simply want to play through, like ninja gaidan, medal of honor, halo wars, god of war, etc... However if you want to try out newer titles and buy them from your rental service, gamefly is worth the money. I highly recommend that anyone interested go ahead and use the free trial for both services.