UK: Try before you buy, Xbox 360 games for rent

For those that would rather try before they buy you will be spoilt for choice as more and more game rental sites popup over the net offering you the chance to rent titles in your own time without the dark cloud of late fees hanging over your head.

Two UK based game rental sites have announced that from the 2nd December they will be offering Xbox360 launch titles for rental these are:

Postbox Games Ltd
Direct 360 Page:

The 15 games to be had on launch day will be Amped 3, Call of Duty 2, Condemned: Criminal Origins, FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup, GUN, Kameo: Elements of Power, Perfect Dark Zero, Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie, Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Project Gotham Racing 3, Quake 4, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 and Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland.

Membership comes in three easy packages:
–  For only £9.99 a month the bronze membership plan entitles you to have one game out at a time for as long as you want.
–  For only £14.99 a month the silver membership plan entitles you to have two games out at a time for as long as you want.
–  For only £19.99 a month the gold membership plan entitles you to have three games out at a time for as long as you want.

Direct 360 Page:

Among the titles available on SwapGame are Call of Duty® 2, Kameo, Project Gotham Racing® 3, Perfect Dark ZeroTM and Need for SpeedTM: Most Wanted.

SwapGame members can play every Xbox 360 game available from only £9.99 per month. With the new games retailing for £49.99

The Xbox 360 page on is already live and provides all the information a gamer needs on the new format including reviews, screenshots and more. SwapGame subscribers can also now add Xbox 360 games to their rental queue prior to the official launch.

The Top ten most requested Xbox 360 games, based on SwapGame’s subscribers rental queues as of Monday 28th November 2005 are:

01 Call of Duty 2
02 Kameo 
03 Project Gotham Racing 3 
04 Perfect Dark Zero 
05 Need for Speed Most Wanted
06 Dead or Alive 4 
07 The Elder Scrolls: IV Oblivion (There in for a LONG wait)
08 FIFA 2006 — Road to FIFA World Cup 
09 Condemned — Criminal Origins 
10 Quake 4 

EDIT:  We have contacted with regards to their games, they confirm that they will send out the games THURSDAY EVENING to get to their renters Friday morning along with their consoles.


Anthony Barker

Anthony is the designer, developer and owner of Console Monster. In his spare time, Anthony is a keen gamer who enjoys playing mostly First-Person Shooters and Racing games. When he is not developing games or tweaking this site, Anthony likes to be on the slopes snowboarding or hurtling down off-road tracks on his mountain bike.

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