Online video game rentals have become very popular in recent years. Thanks to the Internet, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of sites now offering online game rental services. But how do you find and choose a game rental site to join? What things should you consider when making a selection?
There are quite a few things to consider if you want to get the best deal and if you want to avoid problems down the road. Below is a short list of some of the things to consider when choosing a service to use or join online.
1. Free trials – Try before you buy
It is quite common these days for online video game rental services to offer a free trial period. This period can vary from site to site, but they should at least offer one so you can test their service before joining permanently. Some services are retired, but some are great and the only way to find out is to test the service before committing.
2. What platforms are available?
If you have a Sony Playstation, you’ll definitely want to join a site that has a lot of PlayStation games. You will find that there are some specialized sites that you can join that only make games for a single platform. But most of the rental sites stock games for Nintendo, Gamecube, Microsoft X-Box, Nintendo Wii, PSP, etc.
3. How big is your collection or library?
The bigger the better. You will need access to as many games as possible. All services contain new and old games so you can have a wide selection to choose from. Competition among online video game rental services is very high, which is why many websites take customer service seriously and want to retain as many customers as possible. If they don’t have most of the games you want, they most likely have a small collection of games. It’s time to shop around for a different service with more games.
4. Pricing and pricing structure
Many online video game rental services now charge a single monthly fee for game rentals. You might want to find out if this means unlimited game rentals or a limited number of games per month. Some services still charge per game, so you still need to consider your options based on how often you’ll want to rent and how many games you’ll be putting out each time. The website will usually provide this type of information if you refer to their FAQ.
5. Other things you can rent: get three in one.
Unless you’re thinking of just renting video games, you should also find out if the service also includes movie and music rentals. This can be very convenient if you are looking for a full-service king. You can get games, movies, and music from the same company on the same account for a single price.
6.Terms of Service
Read the company’s terms of service to find out what you can and can’t do with the games you rent. You’ll also want to know what happens when you lose or damage a game you’ve rented. Please read this carefully to avoid problems in the future.