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Forza Horizon 3 Demo Gameplay: Vehicles, Maps, and Game Modes

By Shack Staff, Sep 15, 2016 8:00am PDT

Watch our Forza Horizon 3 Demo gameplay video. Do it for Shacknews!


Free Doom demo gets extended for the hell of it

By John Keefer, Jun 21, 2016 11:25am PDT

Play the first level of the single-player campaign.


"Remember when the free DOOM mp demo came out, and it sucked arse, so no one wanted to buy the ..."

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Destiny trial demo now available across all platforms

By Daniel Perez, Nov 19, 2014 8:30am PST

Curious to see what all the love / hate for Destiny is all about? Do you own a last-gen or current-gen game console? Then you could try it out for yourself starting today.


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal demo now available on Nintendo 3DS eShop

By Daniel Perez, Nov 06, 2014 7:45am PST

Curious to see what Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal is all about before buying it? Well - Sega has released a demo so you can try before you buy.


Bayonetta 2 demo now available on Wii U Nintendo eShop

By Daniel Perez, Oct 09, 2014 9:50am PDT

A demo for Bayonetta 2 has just been released on the Nintendo eShop.


"Holy piss, it's short but amazing! That's what she said."

- Derringer see all 7 comments

Concursion demo lets you try out the genre-mashing game

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 18, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Earlier this year, we showed you Concursion, a game that attempts to blend five genres together in one. Players will have to switch between...


Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer demo on Xbox One and 360 this weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 04, 2014 10:00am PST

For several years now, Activision has occasionally opened up the multiplayer side of Call of Duty games to everyone on PC through Steam for special weekend events. It's always been more conservative on consoles, though. The first multiplayer demo for consoles finally arrives...


Lighting Returns: FF13 demo out today for realises

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 21, 2014 7:45am PST

When a demo for the trilogy-capping RPG Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII unexpectedly popped up on Xbox 360 last week, Square Enix quickly pulled it it, citing a "technical glitch." Today, it's really coming realsies for keeps, arriving on both 360 and PlayStation 3.


""On PS3, simply downloading the demo will net you the 'Utsusemi Garb' DLC for free in the full ..."

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Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z demo available on Xbox 360 and PS3

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2013 4:00pm PST

A demo is now available for Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, letting you sample single-player and multiplayer content, and transfer it to the main game launching in January.


Killzone: Shadow Fall free multiplayer weekend coming soon

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 16, 2013 3:00pm PST

The better half of Killzone: Shadow Fall is the multiplayer. If you want to give it a try, Sony has announced plans for a free multiplayer weekend. The game's online offerings will be free from December 28 through 31.


"I was thinking the same but I didn't want to take away from my initial post with a rant, so I'm ..."

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Diablo 3 demo hits Xbox 360 and PS3

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 11, 2013 6:45am PDT

Whether you're new to Diablo altogether or just curious about how it plays on a controller, Blizzard yesterday released a Diablo III demo for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 following its console launch last week. Like the PC demo, it offers a chunk of the first act, up to the Sk...


"Is it just me or does loot rarely drop in the demo? I think I looted a total of 15 items from ..."

- f4lln see all 18 comments

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 31, 2013 6:30am PDT

Yes, the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow demo may have hit consoles almost three years ago, but look, the game's three years late in coming to PC so a demo is still jolly exciting to us. It's out now, ahead of the PC Ultimate Edition's long-overdue launch on August 27.


"Yeah, it looked phenomenal. I think it might have actually come out in Japan..?"

- darthfusion see all 12 comments

Gran Turismo 6 demo launches July 2

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 25, 2013 10:30am PDT

You'll be able to give Gran Turismo 6 a spin over the 4th of July weekend.


"Cool, I am interested in getting a better look. There hasnt been that much info out of E3 on it ..."

- enyakk see all 4 comments

Company of Heroes 2 campaign demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 14, 2013 9:45am PDT

Some E3 demoes are broadcast for the world to watch, some are only for us to write about, and some, well, we wouldn't be allowed to tell you about those for months. How delightful, then, that the Company of Heroes 2 campaign mission shown at E3 is now available for everyone ...


"steam://run/231430 Took me a while to find the link as well."

- code-e255 see all 4 comments

SWAT 'em up Door Kickers breaches alpha demo

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 03, 2013 12:00pm PDT

While SWAT games and other real-time tactical affairs were popular in late Nineties and early Noughties, the joys of planning and executing assaults and rescues were largely forgotten for many years. Hey, wipe that single tear from your cheek, you silly nostalgic soul, and d...


"If it was, it would be missing a lot of the tactical depth that makes this game what it is."

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