Online Game Rental: UK – Why Rent Games Anyway? (Or Can I Really Save A Fortune Online?!)

Unless you have entered a parallel universe through a wormhole in your computer, you are reading this because you are considering renting games online.

He also wonders if it’s really worth it.

No, it’s really worth it.

Well fear not, young pad wan, because here I reduce it to the basics, in the style of a Jedi knight, using my proprietary No-Hype-Please-Were-British technology …

You see, there comes a time in every player’s life when you think, “& $% & I’m spending a lot of money on these games!” This usually happens when you are a struggling student, but it has been known to happen later in life as well.

I remember it like it was yesterday: sitting on my couch, my eye caught something in the corner of the room, something shining like a thousand diamonds  under the artificial lighting. I looked and there it was, a real Aladdin’s Cave of bright and beautiful games!

And just as I was about to swell with pride, a thought occurred to me: “” & $% & that’s a lot of games! “Followed by an even more difficult thought:” “& $% & that’s a lot of money!”

And so began the search to find the ultimate in game rental nirvana.

Let’s take a look at finances.

Let’s do a couple of quick calculations: when you buy a quality game in stores, it usually costs between £ 15 and £ 35.

Even if you buy online, you are still looking to spend roughly the same amount.

That’s just for one game!

What if a few months you buy more than one game (like you used to)? Just two games would cost you between £ 30 and £ 70!

Worse yet, have you honestly played all of those games to their full potential? It gives me the creeps when I look at my “game bookshelf” because many of them haven’t accumulated much playtime, let alone completed!

And unless you are disgustingly rich, you will agree that it is an absolute waste of money.

Now let’s see what would have happened in the technicolor and surround sound world of game rental:

In the same month, you would have paid between £ 9 and £ 10, you could rent as many games as you could play and if you didn’t like a game or didn’t play it that much, you haven’t. You only wasted £ 15 – £ 35 pounds!

So it really makes sense to use a game rental service.

Now, I know some of you are saying, “Yeah, but I like having my games.”

Well fear not, because some game rental services allow you to buy the games you like at discounts off the retail price (sometimes up to 70%).

Wait, this all sounds too good to be true

Welcome to the dark side, Luke. The biggest hurdle you face in your quest for gaming nirvana is choosing the right game rental service for you.

There are many services and most of them are simply not delivered. Well, they deliver, but not what you want, when you want it.

Therefore, you really need to make sure that you choose a quality service.

But it’s not all doom and gloom, because most game rental services offer a free trial, so you can make a decision without having to dip into your bank account.