Gamefly Review

Gamefly is just like Netflix, only with games. Here’s my full review of how Gamefly was – the good and the bad.


If you’re into gaming, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Gamefly before. You’ve probably seen commercials and ads about it. It’s like Netflix… only with video games. Have you been thinking about trying it out but not sure if it’s any good? I had Gamefly for quite awhile. Yes, had. I don’t use the service anymore but it’s not because of anything bad. I just don’t have the time to play games like I used to. Here’s my full review of how Gamefly was – the good and the bad.

 

What’s Offered

Gamefly Prices

 

Above are the current monthly prices and what you get. Both plans include the Unlimited PC Play. Gamefly has introduced this feature for the PC community. They provide games for members to download and play on their computer. As of right now some of their top PC games are Bioshock, Assassin’s Creed, and Civilization IV.

When renting with Gamefly, you can choose from the latest consoles to as far back as the GameCube. Not only is it a place to rent games, but they offer much more than that – like news on upcoming games, an arcade filled with great games from across the web, and a web store providing used and new games to purchase.

 

What’s Great

Gamefly is easy to sign up for and cancel at any time (unlike some other companies). The website couldn’t be easier to figure out and use. Everything works the way it should and runs smooth.

One feature that really stands out about Gamefly is the FastReturn™ service. They are partnered with USPS to improve delivery of games. When you send a game back, the post office will scan it, then relay back to Gamefly that your game is on its way back. This decreases the time it will take for you to get your next game. Note: I’m not sure if they have this anymore.

They have a free app that makes it easy to access your account from anywhere. You can easily add games to your queue right from your phone. They have an optional mobile alert text service for knowing when games are sent and received. One of my favorite things about Gamefly is the rewards program – I love when companies give rewards.

 

Gamefly Rewards

 

What’s Not So Great

One thing that can be very annoying is not getting the game at the top of your queue (the game you want the most). This happened quite often to me, so don’t count on getting the first game on your list.

The FastReturn™ service rarely worked. This caused games to take longer to get because they didn’t ship the next game until they received the last one. This was the biggest issue with the service. They don’t have many shipping centers, so it takes awhile to get games.

I never had to deal with customer support but I always hear bad things about it. But isn’t that what you always hear about customer support. :P

 

Final Thoughts

Honestly, I never had issues with Gamefly but I’m not sure if it’s worth the price since it takes too long to get games. If you want to try it you can always start the trial, there’s no harm in that. They definitely have room for improvement, though. And as time moves on, I think this company will be great. Maybe one day they will even merge with Netflix… Now there’s an idea.