GameTap Subscription Review


What is it?

Gametap is a one-stop-shop for emulator junkies, casual gamers and, perhaps most importantly, budget-conscious (aka. cheapskate) players who don’t have $50-60 to drop on a game that may or may not turn out to be a buggy mess.

As of this writing, Gametap has almost 1,000 games in its remarkably intuitive game library. The bulk is made up of great classics (Street Fighter II, Missile Command etc.) and not-so-great ones (Intellivision Skiing, Break Dance) for most major formats stretching back to the Atari 2600 days of yore.

They also host a slew of newer games such as Hitman: Blood Money, Tomb Raider: Anniversary, and Prince of Persia: Warrior Within. In addition, they launch original games, most notably Myst Online: Uru, the Sam & Max series, and American McGee’s future release Grimm Tales.

The service has been around a couple a years and they have since expanded to offer fun video clips, gamer leaderboards for competitive play and other neat features.

You can play a handful of the classic games for free, but to get the good stuff you need to subscribe. The monthly cost of everything is a quite reasonable $9.95.