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Gamefly video game rental service review

Updated on July 16, 2012
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My review on GameFly

First of all, I would like to state that I myself am a huge gamer. I play mostly FPS and Hack-n-Slash games but I love them all for the most part. I have all three major systems, the Wii, PS3, and 360. If there is one flaw in owning all three systems, it would be that I have to pick and choose between which system to buy games for. Why is this? The games are way to expensive.

Luckily, I stumbled across a service, much like Netflix in nature, that allows you to rent video games and have them delivered right to your doorstep within a couple of days with no late fees etc. This is really great for me because I can rent a game that just came out, play it as long as I like or until I beat it, then return it for another new release. This saves me a ton of money.

I'm sure you want to know what the company is. GameFly is the name of the service I'm talking about.

They are awesome. I'm on the 2 at a time out plan but they offer a cheaper 1 out at a time for games. But when you sit down and think about it, it is really cheap anyways because think about the average game cost these days. What is it now, like $59.99 plus tax? OK, so with this, I only pay about $20 a month and get unlimited rentals with 2 out at a time, don't have to worry about sell outs, can keep the games as long as I want, and don't have to worry about much of anything. Oh, they are always on time too.

So if you are looking for a way to get games for cheap and play them as long as you like, this is definitely the way to go. And if you don't want to get into a monthly commitment yet, check out their free trial. It's a pretty cool deal too.

So my final recommendation would be to go with them over Blockbuster or anything like that.GameFly delivers exceptionally well and I couldn't be more happy and I'm sure other customers feel the same way.


  • Cheaper than buying the games
  • Try before buy
  • Delivered right to your doorstep
  • Netflix type service
  • Keep as long as you want
  • No late fee's


  • Subscription could be cheaper (but couldn't anything?)
  • Free trial should be a month


All in all I'm satisfied. Sure I still do buy games that I really enjoyed so I could move on and get new ones delivered. GameFly doesn't mean you won't EVER have to buy, but it means that you can play the new releases and see if they are really worth forking over your $60-$70. I mean, after you beat it, you may not play it again for months or even a year or two. So renting with GameFly really has its benefits.


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      Clifford Beaver 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Manitoba

      True true. Gotta be on the ball when new releases come out i guess lol

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      RonnieGamer 6 years ago

      Gamefly is a fantastic service, the only drawback is that if you want to play newer games it takes a painfully long time for them to ship out a selection after they have received one back.

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      mskills 6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Thanks for the response. I haven't bought a new game in ages, but I've been feeling the urge lately and would prefer to do it on the cheap. Since I don't live all that close to a game rental store, Gamefly sounds like the solution.

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      Clifford Beaver 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Manitoba


      They do not send you the original case or instructions. If you go to the website you can look up the instructions on the site etc. This is to cut down on people not returning the original stuff. If you buy one of the games, you get all the original stuff, including case and manual.

      Yes, they do have a pretty diverse selection of new releases as well as older titles. Especially top titles. Hope you enjoy your trial :)

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      mskills 6 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      Though I've heard of Gamefly before, I haven't done much investigating. I'm a huge fan of Netflix's rental model, though, so maybe I'll give that free trial a spin.

      Two questions: Are the games shipped with their instructions? And, would you say that Gamefly has a diverse selection of new releases and well as older game titles?