Online video game rentals have become very popular in recent years. Thanks to the internet, there are hundreds if not thousands of sites that are now offering game rental services online. 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 number of things you need to look at if you want to get the best deal and if you want to avoid problems in the future. Below is a short list of some of the things you can consider when choosing a service to use or join online.
1. Free Trials – Try It Before You Buy
It’s quite common these days for video game rental services online to offer a free trial period. This period may vary from site to site but they should at least offer one so that you can try and test their service before you can join on a permanent basis. Some services sack, but some are excellent and the only way to find out is to test the service before you commit.
2. What Platforms Are Available?
If you have a Sony Playstation, you’ll definitely want to join a site that has loads of PlayStation games. You’ll find that there are some specialist sites that you can join that only do games for a single platform. But most rental sites stock games for Nintendo, Gamecube, Microsoft X-Box, Nintendo Wii, PSP and so on.
3. How Large Is Their Collection or Library
The larger the better. You’ll need access to as many games as possible. All services hold both new and old games so you can have a wide selection to choose from. Competition among Online video game rental services is very high so many websites are serious about customer service and they want to retain as many customers as they can. If they don’t have most of the games you want, chances are that they will have a small collection of games. It’s time to shop around for a different service with more games.
4. Pricing and Price Structure
A lot of online video game rentals services now charge a single monthly fee for game rentals. You may want to find out whether 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 you options based on how often you’ll want to rent and how many games you will take out each time. The website will usually provide this type of information if you check in their frequently asked questions.
5. Other Stuff You Can Rent – Get Three In One.
Unless you’re thinking of only renting video games, you should also find out if the service also includes rentals for movies and music. This can be very convenient if you’re looking for a one stop king of service. You can get games, movies and music from the same company on the same account and for a single price.
6. Terms of Service
Read the company’s terms of service to find out what you can and cannot do with the games that you rent out. You’ll also want to find out about what happens when you lose a game that you’ve rented or if you damage it. Read this carefully to avoid problems in the future.