The main factors for picking one of the recommended rental services are location and option to buy used games.
Location is most important, because distance between you and the distribution center will determine how quickly you will receive your games.
If you live in or near the West Coast, including these states:
Your best bet is Gamefly.
Gamefly ships from California, has good delivery times to these states, and offers great prices on used games.
Click here to read my Gamefly review.
If you live in the South, SouthWest, MidWest or any of the Southern states, including these:
You should check out
RentZero. RentZero has stopped working at all. Game Fly has opened new East Coast distribution houses, and they are clearly the best rental service nationwide.
RentZero ships from Texas and has 1-3 day ship times to these states and offers good prices on used rental games. See the Rent Zero Shipment Times Map for more info on shipments.
Click here to read the full RentZero review.
If you live in the NorthEast or Northern MidWest including these states:
Your best bet for shipment times is probably going to be GotaPlay.
Gotaplay has shipping centers in Connecticut, Washington, Georgia, Arizona, California and Texas and has good ship times to these states.
*** UPDATE *** The Gottaplay website and links don’t seem to be functioning. Check out Game Fly instead. Since their new opening of more distribution centers, their service has been unmatched.
However, GotaPlay does not offer the option to purchase your rental, and their website does not show what titles are in stock. If you are very interested in purchasing games, and want to know what titles are in stock, consider RentZero for Texas shipments or Gamefly for California shipments.
Click here for my full review of GotaPlay.