If you subscribe to GameFly, your plan just got a whole lot better. The GameFly Unlimited PC Play finally threw off its private beta shackles and entered public beta today, which means that anybody with a GameFly account can play select PC titles as much as they want, as often as they want after downloading GameFly’s client. The program also lets you manage your queue and buy games. Best of all, it’s completely free! No extra subscriptions required.
Sure, the 220-plus titles aren’t exactly the cream of the crop, being mostly comprised of older and casual games, but since downloaded games don’t count as rentals against your subscription, you can still have Skyrim physically shipped to your house while getting your unlimited MDK2 on in the PC client. (Or you can purchase newer games like Batman: Arkham City outright using the PC client.) There are some decent older gems on Unlimited PC Play, too, like Assassin’s Creed, Saint’s Row 2, Sam & Max, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, Earthworm Jim, World of Goo and more. You can view the complete list of unlimited play games here, and download the GameFly PC client here.
"We are thrilled to finally be able to open up the beta so anyone interested in video games can start using the client, and we are hard at work expanding our catalog of PC titles for our users to play for free in the Unlimited PC Play section," GameFly co-founder Sean Spector said in a press release, so expect more titles to be forthcoming.
Admittedly, unlimited play of older PC titles may not exactly sway the hardcore away from Steam (which doesn’t offer anything like this), but it is a great nugget to toss to existing subscribers – and it may just convince folks sitting on the GameFly fence to leap off and pony up for a subscription. Between this and the Steam Holiday Sale, it’s shaping up to be an awesome holiday season for gamers.