GameFly Review: Is it Right For You?


Netflix for gamers?

Receiving movies in the mail has rapidly gained popularity over the last few years. Once seemingly impossible, movie fans now make a list of movies they want to see and get them in the mail once those movies become available. It seems so long ago that I trekked to the store and dealt with rain checks, annoying cashiers, and an endless supply of problem customers. Now, this convenience is available for gamers. The question is: Is Gamefly worth the cost and the wait time for the average gamer?

Selecting and receiving games you want to play without leaving the comfort of your own home has long been every gamer’s wet dream. “What?” they say, “I don’t have to put down my pint of Cherry Garcia to make a trip to the local gaming or video rental store?” Yes, we now can continue eating our ice cream while opening today’s mail and pop in our newly arrived, highly anticipated, shiny  gaming title.

For those who know nothing about Gamefly, let’s review the basics:

Gamefly is currently running specials on the price of their plans, making it even easier to convince yourself to start an account. Without any specials, Gamefly plans are priced as follows:

  • 1 game out – $15.95 per month
  • 2 games out – $22.95 per month

You can also give the site a 10-day trial, commitment and hassle free. If you have any questions about whether or not you would enjoy an account, this is the best way to test it out.