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Since I did a GameStation Store review, I thought it would be only fair that I do a Game Store review, since they are the UK’s two biggest retailers specialising in console and computer games. To start off I’ve got to say that I don’t feel as ‘close’ with Game as I do with GameStation because I didn’t really warm to Game’s Style and pricing, which I will discuss a little further in. I will also be doing a bit of Game vs. GameStation in this review because I like to compare the two as they are basically in competition with each other. Also just like in GameStation’s Review, I’ve gathered by experienced from the local Game Store and the few other Game Stores I’ve been too.
When shopping for a game, price is a deal maker for me, if a game is cheaper than anywhere else, its mine and this has never been the case in Game, similarly to GameStation, they seem to price everything RRP (Recommended Retail Price), and this is a real bummer on new releases because Tesco, Asda and other big name supermarkets typically do a great deal on new release games, which makes me rush over to them. I’ve also noticed that even Game’s pre-owned games are priced significantly more than GameStation and unlike GameStation, Game doesn’t do good off deals, only selling games that no one want to play anymore at a low price so they just sit there until their thrown out. They also don’t do any significantly special deals on console bundles. All in all, the pricing in Game is strictly RRP and it is really hard to find a special deal in there.
As I said before, Game sells pre-owned games just like GameStation and offers either cash or store credit for your games, of course crediting being worth slightly bit more. However compared to GameStation, Game is much pickier about what games they want and not, if you come in with a Ps2 game that has a slight scratch on it, there is a good chance they refuse the game, and there is somewhat strict accordance on what they except, like they outright refuse Xbox games and Ps1 games and no chance of trading in a NES or PS1 and even a Ps2 or Xbox are not excepted, like I mentioned above, they are only stock “modern” consoles and games. However by some magic turmoil, your game or console is accepted, Game will offer you a ridiculously low price for it, even if it is a brand new game only a week old with no damage or a hint of a scratch. So Game is by far the worst stores to go for a trade in, even second hand retailers offer you a better deal and they are usually trying to offer a price as low as possible.
Overall, Game is a store that provides you with a limited selection of games, which are mostly new at RRP prices with a very few rare deals in store. If you’re looking at getting a good deal or finding a rare game or an accessory, you won’t be in any luck here, nor will you get a good trade in on your games or consoles, however if you need some good customer service and advice and price isn’t really an issue, you should consider Game.
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