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It’s all pretty standard: you tell them what game you want, they mail it to you, you play it, return it and get another one. Whilst hardly groundbreaking, it’s a system that works for that niche and has been very successful in the past. Whether or not it can survive the ever increasing expansion of the digital market is another question entirely, but entirely they figure out a way to reconcile rental services and non physical media, there will be a need for services like this.
Ease of Use
We’ve already mentioned the limitations of physical disks in several other reviews on this site, but what you might not have thought about is their advantages. For us, this is where Paramount Games can really shine. For those that don’t have the money to get a fibre optic connection, people that are more reliant on physical media than they are on the digital world. For these types of people, this is the ideal service, one that will save them frustration with their data whilst simultaneously allowing them to game at a really accessible price.
This is supposed to be their biggest selling point. They are, according to their own website, the cheapest games rental site in all of the UK. For many of us living in London, with all of its expensive options, that sounds like a welcome way to have lots of fun on a budget. What’s the reality of the situation though? Well, they are actually pretty damn cheap. Their monthly packages will let anyone rent games for a price that most other companie can only dream of. You can get a 1 game at a time, unlimited change deal for less than £5 a month. That’s absolutely crazy and something that most people would jump at. At almost every price point they appear to be offering more reasonable services than their neighbours. It really is quite extraordinary, not that we’re complaining.
Number of Games
Their library is decent enough, and includes most modern titles. There were no big omissions or glaring examples of top tier games missing. The one thing that we did note, is limited stock in the less popular games. This makes sense from a pure business point of view and it’s not as if the hotly contested games might stay out of your hands for a few months. If you’re going for something a little less well known though, and someone else happens to have the same idea you may very well end up waiting to play your title. It’s a mild inconvenience but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention it.
Not the best in the world. They took a fair bit of time getting back to us, and when they did they weren’t that helpful. They weren’t rude or anything like that, but we didn’t really get the same passionate vibe from them as we did from some of the other companies. The cost of having such cheap prices perhaps, is lesser quality in all of the little trimmings. If you’re really stretched financially, this kind of minor issue is not nearly enough to make you turn down an otherwise very good service like this.
If you’re looking for a way to get games for cheap, you’re not going to do much better than this. The sacrifices you make are small compared to the sheer savings that you’ll end up making. For those with a little more money to spend, it becomes a little harder. You probably should go with one of the services that offers better support, but we can understand why Paramount games appeals to so many.