Guide to Online Video Game Rental
Value Rating: Includes prices at all game rental levels and our assessment of what you actually get for your money.
Design Rating: How well the website/interface is designed–ease of use.
Service Rating: This measure of customer service–which includes game rental turnaround times–is the least scientific rating, relying on reports we’ve gathered from the net and personal experience.
Titles: The total available game titles. Bear in mind the number of formats the games rental company has though, as if it only deals with three consoles then a couple of hundred titles is actually a lot.
Films: Some of the companies are primarily DVD rental companies that also have a limited catalogue of games too – we wouldn’t recommend these if it is games you’re really interested in, but if you are a movie fan too then these can represent good value.
Free Trial: These vary from 10 days to two weeks. Be sure to look at the details of each site if you’re pursuing a free trial, as many have strict requirements for cancellation. The latest trend is fof subscription discounts instead of free trials.
Prices: In dollars per month for standard, unlimited 1 to 3 games out-at-a-time subscriptions. This does not include volume discounts sometimes offered when you pay for a year in advance, which are noted in the individual company reviews.