I am young compared to the general population, but probably about average for here. I am 26.
As a child, my game information came from other children and magazines rather than the Internet. To be fair, I'm pretty sure my family had Internet access since before I was born. However, I didn't know how to use it, and whenever I was allowed to use the computer I would just play Doom 1 or 2, some Star Wars rail shooter, or Battle Chess.
I would always rent a game before asking for it for my birthday or Christmas. There probably are some terrible games I don't remember that I rented. I think also, when I was a kid I was more easily impressed and my memory of childhood is kind of a haze. One time I rented a PlayStation game, and there was a piece of gum stuck to the bottom of it and I couldn't get it off. That was probably the worst game I ever rented.
Trying to think back now, I think I played Superman 64 at a friend's house once when he rented it. That game is obviously definitely worse than the games I mentioned earlier.