Demo News


Sonic Generations demo #2 reintroduces Classic and Modern Sonic

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 17, 2011 9:45am PDT

A second demo for Sonic Generations is coming very soon, and this time, you'll be able to play as the taller, cooler, lock-on-ier Modern Sonic.


"I loved Sonic Adventure when it came out... but if you go back and play it again now... in some ..."

- Gwyndion see all 8 comments

Orcs Must Die! PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 04, 2011 3:15pm PDT

A three-level PC demo has arrived for Robot Entertainment's action-y tower defense game Orcs Must Die! ahead of its release on XBLA tomorrow and PC next week.


"First thing I thought was "I will try the xbox version" instead..."

- Lightzout see all 24 comments

Need for Speed The Run demo available on October 18

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 04, 2011 7:15am PDT

The downloadable demo of Need for Speed: The Run hits Xbox Live and PlayStation Network on October 18.


"*yawn* I don't know if its just me but has Need for speed lost its Unf! because I feel its just ..."

- Lickuright see all 2 comments

Forza Motorsport 4 demo now available

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 03, 2011 11:00am PDT

As promised, the Forza 4 demo launched today, letting Xbox Live Gold members take a spin on the new Bernese Alps track in five cars and three events.


"That was right out of Gilliam's "Brazil" playbook. Anyone else pick up on that? "

- Jobos see all 57 comments

Sengoku demo: feudal Japanese strategy

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 12, 2011 3:15pm PDT

Paradox Interactive has released a demo for its grand strategy game set in feudal Japan, letting you lead a samurai clan following the collapse of the Ashikaga Shoguns. The full game launches tomorrow.


Hard Reset demo available now

By Garnett Lee, Sep 07, 2011 2:00pm PDT

Developer Flying Wild Hog released a demo for Hard Reset, its cyberpunk shooter due out next week. We've got the standalone file for download or it can be had on Steam.


"I found the gameplay itself a bit boring, but I am impressed with the performance and smoothness ..."

- hyperwired see all 16 comments

The Gunstringer demo moseys on out

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 31, 2011 6:00am PDT

If you fancy Kinect games with fewer hoedowns and more showdowns, you can give 'Splosion Man developer Twisted Pixel's arcade shooter The Gunstringer a whirl in the demo out now.


Warhammer 40K: Space Marine demo deploys next week

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 18, 2011 6:00am PDT

Sniveling servants of the false emperor can walk a mile in the clonking great ceramic boots of Captain Titus next week in the Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine demo, which launches August 23 on PC and Xbox 360 then August 24 on PS3.


"You have to change the aspect ratio and then click the resolution and it will cycle through. ..."

- X1ph3r see all 22 comments

Bodycount demo out on Xbox 360 now, PS3 later

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2011 10:30am PDT

Do you hate the world? Enjoy smashing up a small corner of it in the demo for destruction-mad shooter Bodycount, which launched today on Xbox 360 and "will follow" on PS3.


"Not very good at all.. Took a while to load, gameplay tries to copy Bulletstorm and does a ..."

- kurumba see all 7 comments

Madden and Driver demos hit Live and PSN

By Garnett Lee, Aug 09, 2011 3:20pm PDT

Madden NFL 12 and Driver San Francisco demos became available for download today on Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network.


"... Really? Wheelman? ... Nevermind ... not going to start something. How is a game based on a ..."

- socom8271 see all 5 comments

Tropico 4 PC demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 09, 2011 7:00am PDT

Step into the curiously expensive shoes of El Presidente with the PC demo for Haemimont's construction and management sim, which includes four tutorial mini-missions and one campaign mission.


"Yea, I play so far out the graphics are not really that different."

- supermonkeyballz see all 9 comments

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim not getting demo

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 14, 2011 6:00am PDT

It's no surprise, but we now have solid confirmation that Bethesda won't release a demo for Skyrim, due to its size and complexity.


"I'd wager you're not a developer in any shape or form, otherwise you wouldn't be talking about ..."

- PlayfulPuppy see all 71 comments

Catherine demo on PS3 & Xbox 360 next week

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 05, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Atlus' bizarre puzzle game, Catherine, will be available for everyone to try next week on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network.


"The main "story mode" part of the game is essentially two sections: 1: A "day" cycle of ..."

- the archvile see all 8 comments

Duke Nukem Forever demo out now on PC, 360

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 21, 2011 9:00am PDT

Duke's demo launched on Xbox 360 in the wee small hours of the morning, is now available on PC via Steam, and will be out on PS3 "as soon as possible."


"I really wanted to like it but I didn't even finish the demo..."

- etherboy see all 63 comments

Project Zomboid pre-alpha demo released

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 20, 2011 8:30am PDT

Zombie fans have yet to receive the undead sandbox survival RPG they've been so loudly craving, but indie offering Project Zomboid is shaping up nicely. Give it a go with a newly-released pre-alpha demo.