A few days ago I saw some people posting online about the latest used GameFly game sale and decided to check it out over lunch. Well I haven’t thought much about GameFly for a long time so my curiosity about how GameFly is these days got the better of me and I decided to explore GameFly’s website. I soon stumbled across an old, remote part of the site where in the year of our Lord 2022 You can still rent PS2, Xbox and GameCube titles like it’s 2004
Oh, and people rent them too!
I was once a GameFly customer. As a younger teenager, GameFly was great. I had very little money and a lot of time to gamble. With the service, which lets you rent games by mail for a monthly fee, I was able to play dozens of games in a year without having to spend hundreds of dollars. But as I grew up, started making money and transitioned to digital game purchases, Gamefly became obsolete so I canceled my subscription.
But just because I left GameFly to die doesn’t mean it was. And today, in 2022, almost 20 years after its launch, GameFly is still going. Looking through the site’s offerings, I was curious if they still had any old PS2, Xbox, or GameCube games available. And it did, but the choice was surprising.
For example, here are all… two of the Xbox games You can currently rent on GameFly starting May 17, 2022.
I can’t even begin to imagine who would want to play any of these games through a legacy Xbox in 2022, but they’re here, patiently waiting for someone, anyone, to borrow them. I think, Marvel imperfections is a wild game this is from another era of superhero shenanigans. Maybe someone wants to relive the edgy and violent days of 2005 on an old Xbox. Who am I to judge? However, I will assess each tenant Full Spectrum Warrior
Over in the PS2 space, things are only marginally better, with GameFly offering a larger and even weirder selection of games for Sony’s once-popular home console.
I was asked by igamesnews own Luke Plunkett to point this out Rugby 2004 seems very good. So maybe someone else at GameFly will agree and keep a copy just in case. As for the other games, it’s a surprising mix of real bangers and head-scratchers. For example, Max Payne 2 is (probably) the best game in the trilogy and plays great on console. Good choice! on the downside, NHL 2001 and 2002 are probably not that iconic. They definitely don’t have that many slow motion headshots, that’s for sure. And sorry to everyone out there who wants to play this Jak and Daxter Trilogy, as GameFly currently only has the third game in the series, like 3
I say currently because, and this was a surprise to discover, it looks like people are actually renting these old games from GameFly in 2022. Seriously.
I discovered this by accident while looking at what GameFly offers GameCube owners. When I first looked at the selection yesterday, it wasn’t originally a library of games, just one game: Looney Tunes back in action. I laughed, took a screenshot and shared it with my colleague my box Writer a stupid idea to write a blog about all this. (They also laughed and agreed it was a good idea. About half my box‘s Content is planned.)
But today, while writing this blog, I went back to the GameCube section to take a better screenshot and found something odd. It seems someone just returned Mario Superstar Baseball for the GameCube after renting it indefinitely.
I cannot ask GameFly to share this customer’s information with me. I get that. But if you’re reading this and you’re the person who rented this game (or other old PS2/GameCube titles) in 2022, please contact me or leave a comment below explaining why . I suppose there must be a reason beyond just being funny or weird. I would like to know
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll try to borrow a copy of it The Incredibles on PS2.