GPlay has partnered with the number #4 service NumbThumb. While at one time GPlay was our #1 service, all new memberships are redirected to NumbThumb's sign-up screens. Additionally, GPlay's homepage makes it difficult to search for games on newer platforms like PS3 and Wii. However, if you are a current member of GPlay, they will still honor your membership. For that reason, we have kept our original full review of GPlay intact.
GPlay has a fair selection of video games and a free trial so you can check out the service before you sign up. GPlay also has a live chat operator available to answer questions you may have. Meanwhile, please see our #1 ranked product and "TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award" winner, GameFly.
GPlay offers free two-way shipping, no late fees and you have the option to buy the video game if you don't want to give it back. They also have a "Games for Sale" section for those in the mood to buy.
We were impressed with GPlay's video game reviews, which are written by customers and give you a good feel for the game before you try it. Their information pages tell you almost everything you'd want to know about each game.
Although GPlay does not offer any parental controls to limit games by appropriateness and maturity, they do list the maturity ranking for each game after you click to view details; just click the "Info" tab on the game's detail page.
There are 3,000 different video games available in eight subject categories including Action/Adventure, Driving/Racing, Children, Fighting, Puzzles, Role-Playing, Shooting and Sports.
GPlay offers game rentals for most popular game console systems, such as XBox, PlayStation2, GameCube, GameBoy Advance, Sony PSP and Nintendo DS, but no earlier Nintendo games are offered.
On the GPlay website, you may search for favorites by title, by video game console and by genre. You may also sort by the most popular video games, check out new releases and see a list of video games soon to be released.
But GPlay doesn't allow you to search or sort video games by maturity rating.
GPlay will deliver your video game rentals one or two days after you make your selection if you live on the east coast and three to four days if you live on the west coast.
GPlay has three different unlimited rental plans:
Even though GPlay only has about half the inventory that GameLender offers, they offer an excellent set of features, fast delivery times and a free trial membership. The only service we felt GPlay lacked were parental control tools.