Game Rental Reviews

GPlay Review

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  • Rating:four stars
  • Free Trial: Yes (10 days)
  • Game Titles: 2,600+
  • Shipping Center: San Francisco, California
  • Shipping Time: West Coast (1-2 days), East Coast (3-4 days)
  • Game Consoles: PS2, Xbox, GameCube, GBA, DS, PSP
  • Game Plans: 1 Game = ($13.95) / 2 Games = ($21.95) / 3 Games = ($29.95)




GPlay.com is a site that makes it easy to rent video games online. Their website is fast loading which makes finding the games you want a breeze. In addition to their easy site navigation and well designed homepage, GPlay also gives their members 12 free issues of Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM), Sync, or FHM. GPlay has been in the video game rentals business for some time now -- five years to be exact -- so you can expect to get the kind of service that can only come from years of experience.

GPlay.com Full Review

GPlay is making a decent attempt at remainging a force in the video game rental industry. One of the steps they have taken to separate themselves from the rest of the pack was to offer free issues of very popular magazines. Plus, GPlay.com offers a lot more that makes them a site you should consider when deciding to rent video games online..

The Basics:

Don't expect to incur and late fees and you don't have to worry about missing a due date. With GPlay.com, you don't have to worry about any of that. You keep the games for as long as you want... Return them when you're ready.

2,600+... That's how many games GPlay carries -- and while it might not break any records it still is a healthy number of games to choose from. And speaking of numbers, you'll also find that GPlay.com supports six different gaming platforms.

Another basic function that deserves mention is their rental queue system. If you're unfamiliar with this just think of it as your gaming wishlist. This is where you will store all of the games that you would like to play. Just browse through the selections and when you see a game that you're interested in click the Add Game button and you're done. Oh, and don't worry -- if you accidentally click on Barbie's Whore House Adventures, you can remove the game from your queue at anytime.

Shipping Info:

You don't for shipping to your house and you don't pay to have it returned either. All of that is taken care of by our good friends at GPlay.com. Now, don't feeling TOO special -- every site that rents video games takes care of postage.

Features:

One of the bright spots on GPlay's resume was their free magazine offer. 12 free issues of EGM, Sync, or FHM are pretty impressive to us.

Thumbs Up:

Kudos to GPlay on the web design and fast-loading pages. Plus, the simplicity of their search feature and rental queue was enough to garner some attention from us.

Thumbs Down:

Well, well, well... GPlay isn't perfect afterall. There were a few issues with the service that left a bad taste in our mouths. First of all, let us recommend placing a few (and by few we mean thirty) video games in your rental queue since a lot of your selections might be unavailable. Second, the service was a tad slow. It's not unusually to wait five days to get your game -- especially if you're on the east coast.

Who Would Benefit From This?

West Coast dwellers who read EGM, FHM, or Sync.