The advent of online game rentals services has changed the way we play games considerably. The big strength of renting games online is of course the convenience. No more driving to the video store in the rain only to find out that the games you want to rent are not available. With an online game rental service you just add the games you want to your queue and they're sent to you by mail. The majority of services also cover all the shipping costs too. Another benefit with most game renting services is the lack of late fees. You can keep the game as long as you like. This is great for games that take a while to complete. Also it means no more racing to the video store to avoid a late charge!
Another great feature of online rental services is that they typically stock a great many more games than a local store can afford to keep on hand. Local video stores are generally limited to a small hand of the top hits. Online stores will stock all of the popular games of course but generally also stock a huge number of more obscure games. No matter what game you're looking for you'll have a great chance of finding it online than locally.
Yet another feature of renting online is by renting first you can eliminate the headache of buying a game only to realize that you do not like it. Now you can just send it back and get your next choice. Also many online services allow you to keep the game at a discounted price if you like it. In this day and age renting games locally is becoming a thing of the past as the convenience and features of renting online are too great to ignore.