gamefly, for umlimited games
Once one of the UK’s leading games rentals sites, it’s recently undergone something of a transformation. The days of it offering every game under the sun are over: for various reasons they will no longer be offering console games. Whilst this is a terrible shame, we’re not going to review them in that context but as a dedicated digital pc content delivery system, which is what they want to be. In that regard, their library is immense and packed with some of the best games you’d ever hope to play with a mouse and keyboard.
Ease of Use
Being purely digital it’s an absolute breeze. It’s really not that hard to click download and wait for your game to be ready. Simply leave it connected whilst you go to bed and you’ll wake up to a library of goodies. One thing that we must note however, is that this convenience could be turned on its head if your download speeds are slow. Games like GTA V are rapidly becoming monstrously huge, in some cases going over 100GB in size. If you’re on a 10mbps connection, that is going to be one long download so bear it in mind…
This is where Gamefly really shines. They hold their own with Steam, which is an impressive feat in and of itself, but they also get the odd offer that will drop your jaw. We’re talking 75%+ off here. The critically acclaimed 2012 Tomb Raider remake? At the time of writing, it’s one there for £5. £5, for one of the best adventure games of recent times, a game that’s still retailing on other platforms for more than twice that. The Walking Dead, Faster than Light, Football Manager. The List of great titles goes on and on, and it’s all at a great price.
Number of Games
The big advantage of PC gaming is the huge back catalogue and the relative ease of playing the older games. Running things in compatibility mode means that even games from the late nineties will generally work on a modern pc without a hitch, even if there are some exceptions (looking at you and resolution issues Dungeon Keeper!) With that in mind, you’re offered a selection that’s sure to suit even the most ardent of gamers. Want an action RPG? Skyrim, complete with mods, can be yours. Fancy something a bit more serene? Why not drive through Europe’s busy roads with Euro Truck Simulator. There really is something for everyone.
If you should have any issues, they’ll be happy to help you in any way that they can. In truth, we might be a little too happy to be thrown any sort of bone. The big boy in the industry, Steam, has service so bad that representatives merely getting back to our emails here sends shivers of delight running down our spine. The fact that they seem to actually sort through our issues and help us resolve them is something that pleases us immensely.
Thanks to its extensive library, Gamefly’s relaunch has to be considered a success. For the avid PC gamer that wants to explore everything that the platform can offer at a reasonable price, there really is no better alternative. The only downside is the fact that digital renting simply doesn’t exist, so the only way you’ll be getting to play these games is by downloading them. It’s not the biggest of issues when prices are this good, but part of us does miss the days that we could review a game from a rental copy and then not have to worry if it was dross. Yes, Simpsons Skateboarding, we are most definitely thinking about you here.
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