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GameFly review | Price, features and content

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Gamers and movie-lovers unite: Find a wide range of titles to rent for an unlimited time.

If you’re in the habit of buying your video games and movies, you may want to check out GameFly. As a subscription service, it lets you rent games and movies by mail with no return dates or late fees. You can also buy games and movies at its store.


Service typePay TV
Free trial30 days
Pricing starts at$9.50
Lock-in contractNo

Pros and cons

Weigh out the pros and cons of GameFly to help you decide if the service is right for you:


  • Competitive monthly fees
  • Large collection of movies and video games for various consoles
  • Mobile app
  • No late fees — keep games or movies for as long as you want


  • Popular games have limited availability
  • The 1-Game Plan will leave you without a game or movie for several days while your discs ship
  • No streaming service offered
  • Mail-in model can seem inconvenient over other streaming services

What features does GameFly offer?

Here is what GameFly‘s service has to offer:

  • Video game rental. Find a vast collection of video games for consoles and handhelds.
  • Movie rental. You’ll find new and used titles, including preorders, games on sales and bestsellers. Choose discs in DVD or Blu-Ray format.
  • Queue for titles. Load up your queue with at least 10 titles to rent. Keep the titles in order of priority so GameFly knows which ones to send.
  • GameFly store. Fallen in love with a particular game? Opt to keep it at a price slightly lower than retail. Plus, purchase other titles from GameFly’s store to keep forever.
  • Blog. Stay up to date on gaming news, such as new releases, reviews and upcoming events.
  • Return shipping slip. Rentals arrives in a white shipping envelope with a postage-paid return envelope.

What devices are compatible with GameFly?

GameFly carries video games for a variety of current-generation consoles, as well as older models. The list of supported consoles and handhelds includes:


  • Xbox
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii
  • Wii U
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 2


  • Nintendo DS
  • Nintendo 3DS
  • PS Vita
  • PlayStation Portable
  • Nintendo GameCube
  • Game Boy Advance

How much does GameFly cost?

GameFly has two subscription options that include unlimited rentals, no late fees and $5 rewards every three months:

  • For the first 3 months pay $9.50, and then $15.95 monthly for 1 game or movie at a time.
  • For the first 3 months pay $13.50, and then $22.95 monthly for 2 games or movies out at a time.

Free trial

GameFly offers a 30-day free trial for one game or movie out at a time. Then you’re charged the $15.95 a month.

What can I play or watch on GameFly?

Go back in time with series like Zelda, Monster Hunter or Grand Theft Auto, or stay up to date with other titles such as Sekiro, The Last of Us or Dungeon of the Endless. Each title has a release date listed under it so you can see how long it’s been out, or when it’ll become available.

Indulge in movie titles across genres such as Action Adventure and Animation to Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi and Fantasy and Thrillers. Find titles under categories such as Most Popular, New Releases and Coming Soon.

Compare streaming services

Gamers may get their fix from GameFly, but if you’re not going to utilize the service for video game rentals, you may want to compare other streaming services.

Name Product Service type Pricing starts at Free trial 4K or UHD Number of devices Simultaneous streams
On-demand streaming
30 days
The Disney Bundle
On-demand streaming, Sports
On-demand streaming
30 days
On-demand streaming
Amazon Prime
On-demand streaming
30 days

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GameFly is good for avid gamers who easily play more than three games a month, or if you’re looking for older titles that never seem to drop in price in the stores. Plus, it’s a great service to use if you simply want to try a game out before committing.

However, game titles are not as current as you might want. And for movies, fewer viewers are opting to rent or own discs with so many streaming services out there — unfortunately, GameFly discontinues its streaming service back in August 2018.

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    April 13, 2019

    Can you rent games online?

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      April 14, 2019

      Hi Shawn,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Yes, you can rent video games online from GameFly for your favorite systems including PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, and more.

      I hope this helps.


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    November 24, 2018

    If I get a subscription for my grandson, can his dad use the subscription as well but at a different mailing address?

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      November 30, 2018

      Hi Auburnchik,

      Thanks for reaching out! Yes, his dad can also use the subscription, however, the disc is only sent to one billing address. Hope this clarifies!


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    December 31, 2017

    Catalog. Can I get one in the mail

      Avatarfinder Customer Care
      January 1, 2018

      Hi Sylvia

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      If you are after of receiving a catalog of console quality games to play, you can request to have the Discs mailed directly to your home. Please click on the green ‘Get deal’ button above to be redirected to GameFly’s official site and select “Contact Us” link from there then fill out the contact form to be able to process the request via email.

      Hope this helps.


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