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We compare all 7 UK games-by-post rental companies, so you pick the best.

 

If you're new to online games rental, check out Rental Basics, or just see the Comparison Table below. Do you play on one console?--then use the dropdown menu in the upper left to see each companies' inventories for that particular machine. The British games rental market has fallen from 31 services to just 7 in the five years we've run our site, and we aim to be best guide to the companies that remain.

Games Rental Guide UK
Table Definitions

Value Rating = Value
Design Rating = Design
Service Rating = Service

Value Rating: Includes prices at all game rental levels and our assessment of what you actually get for your money.

Design Rating: How well the website/interface is designed--ease of use.

Service Rating: This measure of customer service--which includes game rental turnaround times--is the least "scientific" rating, relying on reports we've gathered from the net and personal experience.

Titles: The total available game titles. Bear in mind the number of formats the games rental company has though, as if it only deals with three consoles then a couple of hundred titles is actually a lot.

Films: Some of the companies are primarily DVD rental companies that also have a limited catalogue of games too - we wouldn't recommend these if it is games you're really interested in, but if you are a movie fan too then these can represent good value.

Free Trial: These vary widely from a week to a month. Be sure to look at the details of each site if you're pursuing a free trial, as many have strict requirements for cancellation. If you're very cheeky you can "free trial hop" down the list and try them all for free for months...

Prices: In pounds per month for standard, unlimited 1 to 3 games out-at-a-time subscriptions. This does not include volume discounts sometimes offered when you pay for a year in advance, which are noted in the individual company reviews.

Ranking of all 7 Game Rental Sites

 


Rental Companies
(click for review
& free trial)


 

 

Ratings


 

 

Free Trial

Sites ranked for PS2 Sites ranked for PSP Sites ranked for XBox Sites ranked for XBox 360 Sites ranked for Gamecube Sites ranked for GBA Sites ranked for Wii Sites ranked for Wii

Price/
Month
1
2
3
at a time

DVD Rental Option
Lovefilm Review & Link
6,500+ titles
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating

14 days

9.99
14.99
18.99

Boomerang Review & Link
3,600+ titles

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
21 days 9.99
13.99
-

SwapGame Review & Link
7,700+ titles

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
half off first month price 9.99
14.99
-

Gamefrenzy Game Rental
1,500+ titles

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
3 months/ price of 2 9.96*
13.96*
-

Why Buy Games Review & Link
3,500+ titles

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
14 days 9.49
12.49
14.49
Tesco review
(Powered by Lovefilm)
Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
14 days y y y y y y n y y

9.97
13.97
18.99

y

Gamesmonster Review & Link
1,050+ titles

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
10 days 9.99
14.99

 


RENTAL COMPANIES
(click for review
& free trial)


 

 

Ratings


 

 

Free Trial

Sites ranked for PS2 Sites ranked for PSP Sites ranked for XBox Sites ranked for XBox 360 Sites ranked for Gamecube Sites ranked for GBA Sites ranked for Wii Sites ranked for Wii

Price/
Month
1
2
3
at a time

DVD Rental Option

* (price shown is calculated roughly per calendar month), these two companies price by the week, and actually bill the customer every 28 days

Game rental prices and terms change frequently; check the company website for the latest.

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