Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo hits consoles

Nyooooom! That's not the sound of a Need for Speed: Most Wanted demo hitting Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, because downloads don't make noises beyond the very faint buzzing of electrons inaudible. Press your ear close to your console and you may just hear it, as EA released a single-player slice today.

The demo packs four vehicles, each with their own races, challenges and unlockable mods. It's out now on the Xbox Live Marketplace as a 1.2GB download for, as ever, Gold members initially, and should arrive for all on PS3 in tonight's PlayStation Store update.

Speed Points you rack up in the demo, which are used to unlock vehicle mods and other jazz, will also carry over the full game if you buy it, up to a cap of 50,000.

Single-player may not be the main draw of Most Wanted, as our Jeff noted in his review, but this'll let you get a taste of the open-world racer from the gang behind Burnout Paradise. Look, it's pretty much a new Burnout.

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