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April2017

March2017

  • News Give Mafia III a Shot For Free with Its New PS4 Demo

    Bite-sized revenge

    Mafia III may not have set the open world genre alight as was intended, but by most accounts, it's not that bad overall. The game's obviously been out for a while now, but coinciding with the release of its first expansion, a playable demo has hit the PlayStation Store. If you've had your eye on Mafia III but the lukewarm...

  • News Get a Head Start with Toukiden 2's Free Demo on PS4, Vita

    Carry over your save into the full game

    If you plan on potentially grabbing Toukiden 2 later this month, then you may want to give its free demo a whirl. The download is available now on the North American PlayStation Store, while it'll arrive in Europe on the 17th March. Both PlayStation 4 and Vita users can get in on this one. The demo lets you...

January2017

  • News Spring to Life with Arty Platformer Bound's Free PS4 Demo

    In case you skipped it

    Bound released on the PlayStation 4 last year, and was praised for its abstract visuals and its sublime animation. Our own Sammy Barker wasn't entirely keen on its gameplay, as noted in our review, but it's a unique title that's at least worth a look. Fortunately, if you're interested in the especially arty release, developer...

  • News Here's Your Reminder That Nioh's Last Chance Trial Is Now Live on PS4

    Last but not least

    It's now officially the weekend - hooray - which that means Nioh's 'Last Chance Trial' can now be accessed on PlayStation 4. Only playable until tomorrow, said trial was made available to download earlier this week so that interested players could make sure it was ready to go. Still, even if you've been slow off the mark, the...

  • News Nioh Offers Final Free PS4 Demo Before Launch This Weekend

    Available to download today

    Nioh is out in just a few weeks on the 8th February, but if you're dying to bloody your blade before then, you may want to give the game's final PlayStation 4 demo a shot this weekend. Over the course of the 21st and 22nd January, you'll be able to test your skills in the title's "Last Chance Trial", which is available...

  • News Watch Dogs 2 Hacks Together a Free Demo on PS4

    And you can download it now

    Ubisoft's released a playable demo for Watch Dogs 2 on the PlayStation 4, and it appears to be quite meaty. You can actually sample the whole game - co-op and all - but you'll only be able to play for three hours before it ends. We suppose that with an open world title like Watch Dogs 2, though, this format makes more...

  • News Tales of Berseria's Demo Is Out Now on PS4

    Handy

    Tales of Berseria's playable pre-release demo is out right on the European PlayStation Store, weighing in at 444.8MB on the PlayStation 4. We imagine that it'll hit the North American store either just after midnight or at some point tomorrow. The demo should give you a decent taste of the combat system, which is bound to be as frantic as...

December2016

November2016

  • News Final Fantasy XV Will Get One Last Demo in Japan

    With a dumb name, obvs

    How many demos does one game need? Final Fantasy XV demands many, it seems – well, it has been in production since dinosaurs walked the Earth, after all. Judgment Disc, the title's Japan-only sampler, will launch on 11th November on the PlayStation Store, and will allow you to play through the opening of the game to the...

September2016

August2016

  • News Start Your NBA 2K17 Career for Free on PS4

    Announce Alex Hunter

    Can't wait to build your character and hit the court in NBA 2K17's career mode? Well, you'll be able to get started prior to the game's launch, with a free Prelude download kicking things off from 9th September. Available from the PlayStation Store, the client will allow you to experience the opening exchanges of the campaign...

July2016

  • News Try The King of Fighters XIV for Free on PS4 Next Week

    Bogard to beat

    If you're not quite as hyped for The King of Fighters XIV as some of our forum members, then worry not: SNK's going to try and win you over starting next week with a free demo for the forthcoming fighter. The sampler – available in North America and Europe from 19th July – will include access to seven of the playable characters...

  • News Resident Evil 7 Breaks PS4 Demo Records

    Giving other games the finger

    Resident Evil 7's self-contained demo experience Beginning Hour has set the record for PlayStation 4 demo downloads in North America, becoming the most coveted slice of sampler content in its first week of release. There are a lot of stipulations here, so we're going to attempt that sentence again: more people in...

June2016

November2015

June2015

  • News Try Metro: Redux Before You Buy on PS4

    Off the rails

    You won't even need a ticket to take a tour of 4A Games' post-apocalyptic PlayStation 4 compilation Metro: Redux, as the developer has deployed two hearty demos on the PlayStation Store today. Available in North America and Europe, the generous downloads will enable you to play the first nine chapters of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last...

October2014

  • News Here's How to Get into PS4 Shooter Evolve's 'Big Alpha' Test

    Beta be good

    It seems that Alpha and Beta tests are all the rage these days. Destiny arguably mastered this technique, with countless players pre-ordering the title in order to get a taste of its extra-terrestrial escapades. In truth, we reckon this is pretty good idea, as it allows any potential online functionality problems to be hashed out before...

May2014

March2014

  • News Sorry, You Won't be Getting an InFAMOUS: Second Son Demo on PS4

    No smoke without fire

    Better put those neon glow sticks down, because you won't be partying with an InFAMOUS: Second Son demo any time soon. With the game set to release in just a couple of weeks, brand development director Ken Schramm has told Videogamer.com that there are no plans for a bite-sized trial of the super powered sequel. "It's hard to...

February2014

  • News Have a Bloody Good Time with the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 Demo

    A fair crack of the whip

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 is only a couple of weeks away from launching on the PlayStation 3, but starting today in North America, you'll be able to have a little taste of what's to come with a free downloadable demo. It was previously only available to those that purchased the Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection,...

  • News Don't Worry, You'll Be Able to Play Some of Yakuza Ishin

    Japanese demo striking out soon

    Anyone with an ounce of sense knows that a Japanese PlayStation Network account is virtually mandatory if you want to test out some exotic software. And while it’s still unclear whether Yakuza Ishin will actually make its way overseas, at least you’ll be able to use your abovementioned alternate login to play the...

January2014

December2013

September2013

  • News Take Control of Beyond: Two Souls' Demo Next Month

    Turn the Page

    Assuming that you’re still not sold on Quantic Dream’s upcoming PlayStation 3 opus Beyond: Two Souls, you’ll be able to step into the shoes of protagonist Jodie Holmes next month. Sony has announced that it will be deploying a demo for the Parisian developer’s current-gen swansong, which will allow you to sample two full...

August2013

  • GamesCom 2013 FIFA 14 Demo Kicks Off on 10th September

    Top of the league

    You’ll be able to test out FIFA 14’s improved footwork from 10th September in North America and 11th September in Europe, when a demo for the upcoming soccer simulation is set to launch on the PlayStation Network. The full game’s due out a couple of weeks later on the PlayStation 3, and at launch on the PlayStation 4. Those...

  • News A Whopping 1.3 Million Players Floored Gran Turismo 6's Demo

    Racing in circles

    An incredible 1.3 million players strapped themselves into Gran Turismo 6’s recent demo, which also doubled as part of the qualifying process for this year’s GT Academy competition. With the time trials all wrapped up, those budding speedsters that topped the leaderboards will now be drifting into the regional finals, where...

July2013

  • Video Watch Us Put the Pedal to the Metal in Gran Turismo 6

    Rolling start

    Gran Turismo 6’s refreshingly early demo strapped itself into the PlayStation Store today, and we persuaded video boffin Rory Cocker to don his best leather gloves and take the title for a test drive. The gameplay teaser – which is available as part of the annual GT Academy competition – allows you to sample a handful of courses...

June2013

  • News Puppeteer Stages a Demo on European PlayStation Network Soon

    Dress rehearsal

    Japan Studio’s quirky PlayStation 3 platform adventure Puppeteer is set to break a leg a little earlier than expected in Europe. Those of you residing in the region will be invited to read a few lines with the cast of the side scrolling adventure “soon”, as the developer applies the finishing touches to the title’s demo...

  • News The Last of Us' Demo Doesn't End Where You Think It Does

    Play a little bit more

    Are you eager to play a couple of extra minutes of The Last of Us? The keen-eyed folks over at Rajman Gaming HD have uncovered an exploit in the PlayStation 3 exclusive’s recently released demo which allows you to sample an additional segment of the survival horror title. All you need to do is select ‘Restart...

May2013

  • News The Last of Us Demo Clicks onto the PS Store via God of War: Ascension

    Craft your copy now

    Assuming that you purchased a copy of God of War: Ascension earlier in the year – and you really should have done – you’ll be able to unlock a demo for The Last of Us right now. To access the slice of survival horror goodness, all you need to do is select the appropriate icon from the mythological demon slayer’s menu, and...

  • News Capcom Maximises Resident Evil: Revelations Demo on 14th May

    Crawling in the dark

    The claustrophobic corridors of the Queen Zenobia will come to life next week, when Capcom deploys a demo for Resident Evil: Revelations onto the PlayStation Network. Starting from 14th May in North America, you’ll be able to get to get your greasy mitts on a high-definition Jill Valentine – and shoot out some undead blubber...

  • News Fuse Demo Sparks from 7th May on the PlayStation Store

    Final countdown

    Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games will give you the opportunity to put its first multiformat project Fuse through its paces next week. Starting from 7th May, you’ll be able to download a demo for the title, which features single player, four-player, and split-screen co-op modes. You’ll have the chance to put all four...

April2013

  • News Yes, Your Soul Sacrifice Demo Saves Will Be Compatible with the Full Game

    Transferring data unlocks exclusive item

    Sony has confirmed that any progress that you make in this week’s Soul Sacrifice demo will carry over to the full game. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, producer Kumi Yuasa revealed that your save data will be fully compatible with the final release – and you’ll even get a bonus item for bringing your...

  • News Sony Serving Up Soul Sacrifice Demo from 16th April

    Dissect Japan Studio's meaty blockbuster

    You won’t have to enter an awkward arrangement with the underworld in order to test out Soul Sacrifice for the PlayStation Vita. Sony’s announced that it’s serving up a sizeable demo for the monster slayer from 16th April in North America and 17th April in Europe, which will allow you to trial the...

March2013

  • News The Last of Us Demo Finds Company at the End of May

    Early access for God of War: Ascension owners

    As promised, those of you that purchase God of War: Ascension will unlock exclusive early access to The Last of Us’ single-player demo. While the exact date of the gameplay teaser’s release had been kept under wraps, developer Naughty Dog h

  • News Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel Demo Pairs Up on 12th March

    Forever friends

    You and a friend will be able to model the hockey masks of Alpha and Bravo next week, when a demo for upcoming co-operative shooter Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel shoots onto the PlayStation Store. According to publisher EA, the taster will be available “starting” from 12th March, which means that those of you in Europe will...

February2013

  • News Toukiden Demo Tempting PlayStation Vita Owners in April

    Monster mash

    A demo for Tecmo Koei’s historical demon slayer Toukiden will trample Japanese PlayStation Vitas in early April, platform holder Sony announced overnight. The game – which is also in production for the PlayStation Portable – is due out this summer, and is being developed by the team behind the Dynasty Warriors series, Omega...

  • News God of War: Ascension's Demo Slays the PSN on 26th February

    Blood lust

    God of War: Ascension’s gruesome single-player demo will slash its way onto the PlayStation Network on 26th February in North America, the Gods have declared. European warriors will presumably have to wait until 27th February to get their gory mitts on the gameplay teaser. If you’re participating in the title’s Rise of the...

  • News Dead Space 3's Demo Has Been Dismembered Two Million Times

    Must be something in the air

    It looks like that blast of Phil Collins has done the trick for Dead Space 3. Chuffed publisher EA Games has announced that the title’s recently released demo has already been downloaded by almost two million people across multiple platforms, which represents a ten per cent increase over

January2013

  • News Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time Demo Sneaks onto PS Plus

    Not a sound

    Living up to its namesake with perfect precision, a demo for Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time has sneaked onto the North American PlayStation Store. It’s actually been there for much of the week, but in true ninja fashion, we’ve only just spotted it. You’ll need to be a PlayStation Plus subscriber to download the sampler, though we’re...

  • News God of War: Ascension Gifts Early Access to The Last of Us' Demo

    Let the bodies hit the floor

    Sony’s dialling up the death count to absurd proportions this March, by including early admission to The Last of Us’ gameplay demo with copies of the upcoming God of War: Ascension. Those of you with strong enough stomachs will be able to access the bloodshed courtesy of an icon included on the prequel’s main menu...

  • News God of War: Ascension's Single-Player Demo Rages in February

    Off the chain

    With the excellent multiplayer beta racing to a brutal climax, Sony is finally starting to focus its attention on God of War: Ascension’s hotly anticipated solo campaign. But while yesterday’s brief teaser trailer provided us with our very first taste of some of the title’s set-pieces, the publisher is promising that there’s...

  • News Metal Gear Rising Demo Serves Sweet Revengeance Next Week

    A cut above

    The long awaited demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will finally chop the PlayStation Network into tiny little pieces on 22nd January, developer Platinum Games has announced. It’s the same gameplay teaser that was originally included with copies of the Zone of the Enders HD Collection last year. You can read our thoughts on the...

December2012

  • News Dead Space 3 Demo Deploys the Horror from 22nd January

    Death by dismemberment

    A playable demo for Visceral Games’ upcoming space horror sequel Dead Space 3 will crawl onto the PlayStation Network from 22nd January, publisher EA Games has announced. The short sampler will allow you to get a taste for the title’s controversial co-op mode, thrusting you “into deep space terror unwilling hero –...

  • News Metal Gear Rising Readies Its Revengeance Next Month

    Holding out for a hero

    A super stylish demo for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance will chop the PlayStation Network into pieces next month, publisher Konami has announced. The swashbuckling short is the same snippet that was included with copies of the Zone of the Enders HD Collection in November. The demo is already available in Japan, but is...

  • News Ni No Kuni Demo Travels to North American PSN This Week

    Ocean drive

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will endeavour to warm your cockles this week, when a demo for the delightful PlayStation 3 exclusive boards the North American PlayStation Store. The gameplay teaser was confirmed as part of a PlayStation Blog post, but there’s no word on whether the sampler will sail to European shores. We’ve...

November2012

  • News SEGA Punches a Yakuza 5 Demo onto the PSN Next Week

    Heat action

    Kazuma Kiryu and crew will spring back into life next week, when a demo for Yakuza 5 fights its way onto the Japanese PlayStation Store. The playable teaser – set for release on 27th November – will allow you to sample the game’s opening moments, letting you roam the streets of Fukuoka as the aforementioned Dragon of Dojima. The...

  • News Devil May Cry Demo Destroys PlayStation 3 Next Week

    Soul crushing

    Devil May Cry fans will be able to throw yet another hissy fit next week, when a demo for Ninja Theory’s conflicted reboot slashes its way onto the PlayStation Store. Frustrated followers will be able to flip over Dante’s hair colour on 20th November in North America, and 21st November in Europe. We can confirm that punching your...

October2012

  • News God of War Demo Ascends Alongside Total Recall Blu-ray

    Cross marketing

    Those of you that snap up the Director’s Cut edition of Total Recall on Blu-ray will be invited to play the epic God of War: Ascension single-player demo from E3 earlier this year. The movie itself will feature 20 minutes of bonus footage not shown in theatres, in addition to an alternate ending and over 1.5 hours of special...

  • News 2K Games Deploys XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo Today

    Brains in gear

    Those of you with an eye for the intricacies of futuristic warfare may be excited to learn that a demo for XCOM: Enemy Unknown is poised to arrive on the PlayStation Network in North America later today. European tacticians will have an extra 24 hours to swot up on Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, when the playable teaser targets overseas...

September2012

  • News Metal Gear Rising Demo Includes Free Copy of ZoE HD

    Couldn't resist

    We know it’s the oldest “joke” in the book, but we still remember when people purchased the original Zone of the Enders just to play the demo for Metal Gear Solid 2. As such, it’s funny that the visually re-mastered Zone of the Enders HD still can’t seem to escape from the shadow of Kojima Productions’ other more popular...

  • News A Ridiculous Amount of People Have Played FIFA 13's Demo

    Back of the net

    If you live in North America, you might be shielded from the popularity of football (or soccer as it’s more commonly known on your shores) – but make no mistake, it’s a religion in some parts of the world. That’s evidenced by the sheer amount of gamers that hurried to download FIFA 13’s demo, which released on PSN earlier...

  • News FIFA 13 Demo Dribbles onto the PlayStation Store This Week

    Annual obsession

    England’s World Cup qualifier against Ukraine isn’t the only noteworthy football-related event set to take place tomorrow evening – publisher EA Games has also announced that it will be launching a FIFA 13 demo on the PlayStation Store between 22:00PM and 02:00AM UK time. The demo will include AC Milan, Arsenal, Borussia...

July2012

  • News Become Entranced With Dyad's PSN Demo

    Dig out your tie-dyes and lava lamps

    Get into the groove with ][ Games' latest psychedelic experience, Dyad, now available to try for yourself on the PSN store. The first five levels will be accessible during the demo, but be careful, you might just get hooked. The PlayStation Plus discount for the game will also be continuing this week, so grab it...

April2012

  • News Prepare Yourself for War with Sniper Elite V2's Demo

    Pull the trigger

    Publisher 505 Games has confirmed that it will release a demo for Rebellion’s upcoming Sniper Elite V2. The short sampler will launch at some point this month ahead of the game’s full release in May. It’s unclear what the demo will include, but we’re expecting a mission or two from the final game. Remember, if you pre-order...

March2012

  • News Yakuza: Black Panther 2 Demo Drops in Japan

    Like a dragon

    SEGA’s released a demo for Yakuza’s second PlayStation Portable spin-off, Yakuza: Black Panther 2, in Japan. The demo, which is exclusive to Famitsu for the time being, features four components, including a sample of the game’s story mode, a chunk of hub-world Osaka to explore, a battle tutorial and a taste of the game’s...

February2012

  • News Embrace the Cold with SSX Demo Next Week

    Brrrrr

    SSX creative director, Todd Batty, has revealed that a demo for the divisive snowboarding reboot will drop onto the PlayStation Store next week. Download the taster and you’ll get to sample four events as character Zoe. Encourage a friend to check out the demo and you’ll also unlock access to a second character called Mac. The full...

  • News Ready Your PlayStation Move Controller for Gal Gun

    Demo drops today

    Remember the curious PlayStation Move powered pheromone shooter we told you about last week? That’s right – Gal Gun. Well we figured we’d remind you that today is the day you can finally get a grip on the game’s Japanese demo. You’ll need a Japanese PlayStation Network account to get in on the steamy action, but that can...

  • News Celebrate Valentine's Day the Right Way with Gal Gun

    Forever alone

    If you’ve not got much planned this Valentine’s Day, then perhaps you might be tempted to check out Inti Creates’ bonkers PlayStation Move powered pheromone shooter, Gal Gun. The developer’s cheekily scheduled a demo for the perve-em-up to coincide with the most romantic day of the year, and assuming you’ve got a Japanese...

January2012

  • News WipEout 2048 Almost Had a Zombie Mode, Demo Drops This Month

    And you thought zombies were slow

    Zombies are everywhere in the gaming world. They've brought upon the apocalypse countless times, eaten our neighbours and have even taken to fighting plants. But you know what they hardly ever do? Race. Sony's Vita launch title WipEout 2048 almost amended that sad fact however, as the game once featured a...

December2011

  • News Ninja Gaiden III Packs In a Dead or Alive 5 Demo Too

    More for your money

    Hack-and-slash Ninja Gaiden III is bringing a little gift when it launches in Japan on 22nd March. Early purchasers will get an exclusive Dead or Alive 5 demo featuring Ayane and Hayate, but anyone who picks up the game's collector's edition will also get Hayabusa and Hitomi in their demo, as well as a figurine and other good...

November2011

  • News More Move Demos Hit the PlayStation Store

    Get fit for a bit

    With so many Move games out at the moment it's good to see Sony choosing to promote most of them with free demos on the PlayStation Store, a handful of new demos now available to download for free. You can choose to burn some calories with a spot of Move Fitness (908MB), get the family together for some Start the Party: Save the...

October2011

July2011

June2011

  • News Try Out Virtua Tennis 4's Move Controls for Free on PSN

    Demo to hit the net

    It's Wimbledon time, which means many gamers will be wanting to pick up a virtual racquet and pretend they're Rafael Nadal. PlayStation 3 owners keen to get a Move on in the sport will likely be torn between Top Spin 4 and Virtua Tennis 4, but one deciding factor might be the free Move-enabled demo of VT4 that's coming to PSN...

May2011

  • News Pick Up Battle: Los Angeles and Get a Resistance 3 Demo

    Seems a fair trade

    Sony shooters have gone down the beta route with previous games, but if you didn't manage to get Resistance 3 beta access with SOCOM 4 you can still try out the game's single player mode with a free demo coming soon. 1up reports that the Blu-ray version of movie Battle: Los Angeles will include a 30 minute playable demo of...

April2011

March2011

February2011

January2011

  • News Killzone 3 Gets a Single Player Demo Next Month, Too

    Soloing and goodbye

    Plenty has been made of Killzone 3's multiplayer mode, but don't forget it has a proper single player campaign mode. If you did forget, Sony wants to remind you by launching a single player demo on the PlayStation Store next month. On February 15th in North America and February 16th in Europe you'll be able to download the Icy...

December2010

November2010

  • News John Daly's ProStroke Golf Demo Available Now in Europe

    Take on the Lion for free

    We were pretty pleased with John Daly's ProStroke Golf's fine motion controls, though less so with its presentation, and now anyone who's been putting off getting to grips with the Lion can get a slice of the game with a free demo, available across Europe today. The demo offers several single-player modes, with nine holes...

October2010

September2010

  • News PlayStation Store Updated with Move Content A-Go-Go

    Demos, patches and more good stuff

    Today's the day that users all across Europe – except the UK, that is – can Move into the next generation of motion controlled gaming, with the controller and games launched across the mainland continent. If you haven't made it to the shops yet, or your pre-order hasn't popped through the post, consider whiling...

  • News Select Move Launch Titles Include Demos on the Disc

    Truly start the party with demos and games in one

    You won't be able to escape Move demos at launch: available in the Starter Pack, free to download from PlayStation Network and now confirmed as shipping on the Blu-Ray discs of certain launch titles. Put Start the Party or Kung Fu Rider into your PS3 and hop over to the What's New menu, where you'll...

  • News Move Starter Disc Contents Laid Bare

    All eleven demos named

    We reported earlier today that the Move Starter Disc demos will be free to download on the PlayStation Store, but at the time we didn't know what the demos actually were. Well, now we do. Taking in everything from single-player puzzlers to multiplayer party games, the disc looks to provide something for everyone without giving...

  • News Starter Disc Demos Will be Available to Download Too

    Just in case you don't buy the disc

    Whilst Movers on the West side of the Atlantic Ocean get a copy of Sports Champions and a Move demo disc in their starter packs, European gamers only get the demos on a so-called "Starter Disc". But wherever you live, what if you already have the camera and just want to buy the Move separately – won't...

  • News Try Your Arm at the R.U.S.E. Demo on PlayStation Store

    Ubisoft real-time strategy playable now

    Although you may not be able to experience its Move features until the peripherals launch later this month, the newly-released demo of Ubisoft's R.U.S.E. should give you a good idea of what to expect from the upcoming real-time strategy title. The final game will support traditional Dualshock 3 controls as...

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