News Try Out Sonic Frontiers PS5, PS4 for Free with PS Plus Premium Trial
Out later this week
PS Plus has been getting a lot better of late, and one aspect that’s certainly impressed us has been the free trials. Available with top tier PS Plus Premium, these allow you to play several hours from a rapidly increasing list of games, and you can continue your progress if you decide to pick any of them up at a later date...
News Resident Evil 4 Remake's Chainsaw Demo Cuts PS5, PS4 Today
Update: As expected, Resident Evil 4’s hotly anticipated demo will be available to download for PS5 and PS4 from the PS Store today. Imaginatively named the Chainsaw Demo, it’ll focus on the iconic moment where protagonist Leon S. Kennedy arrives in a Spanish village, only to be attacked by Ganados – and a certain chainsaw wielding...
News Try Out Pretty PS2 Remake GrimGrimoire OnceMore on PS5, PS4 Right Now
Save data will transfer to full game
Vanillaware’s painterly PS2 realtime strategy remake GrimGrimoire OnceMore now has a demo on the PS Store – and save data will transfer to the full game, should you decide to follow through and purchase it. The title’s not due out until 4th April in North America and 7th April in Europe, so you’ve...
News New Resident Evil 4 Trailer Confirms Demo Coming Soon, and Mercenaries
Lots of late-game areas shown
Capcom has announced in a new Resident Evil 4 trailer that a "special demo" of the game will be available soon, and that The Mercenaries mode will be included as a free DLC after launch. The footage from the trailer shows a lot more of the late-game areas, including the island, mine cart ride, and the castle. Check it...
News Like a Dragon: Ishin! Combat Demo Is Out on PS5 Now
Practise before launch
Update: The Like a Dragon: Ishin! demo is available to download now on the PS Store, but only PS5 users can play. There's no PS4 version on offer like there is for the full game. Your save data from the demo won't carry over to the paid version. Original story: A Like a Dragon: Ishin! demo focusing on combat looks set to hit...
News Forspoken PS5 Demo to Be Updated with New Features, Bug Fixes
Apparently patch is coming today
A now-deleted Twitter post has revealed the PS5 demo for Forspoken will soon be updated with new features and fixes for bugs and glitches. Caught by ResetEra, the patch will apparently include button mapping functionality, tweaks to the lock-on system, adjustments to text size, and then fixes "various technical...
News One Piece Odyssey PS5, PS4 Demo Is Available Now
Begin your journey today
A demo for One Piece Odyssey is now live on the PS Store across the UK, Europe, and the USA, letting you play the first few hours of the JRPG. Weighing in at 7.75GB, it's a fairly small download and you can carry over your progress into the full game if you like what you play. The full title releases for PS5, PS4 on 13th...
News Wanted: Dead Minigame Space Runaway Launching on PS5 for Free
Scrappy character action game Wanted: Dead will not launch on PS5 or PS4 until 14th February, 2023 – but it looks like there’ll be something to keep you occupied while you wait. In-game arcade minigame Space Runaway is launching as a free download on Sony’s new-gen console, although there’s no release date attached just yet...
News Try Resident Evil Village in Third-Person on PS5, PS4 with New Demo
A new angle
Unsure if you’ll love Resident Evil Village in third-person? No problem! Capcom’s rolling out a brand-new demo for the survival horror’s upcoming Gold Edition, which includes the Winters’ Expansion. For those of you who haven’t been keeping up, the add-on spans three key segments: a new story starring a 16-year-old Rose...
News Give Crypto a Try with Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed Demo on PS5
THQ Nordic has just announced a demo for Destroy All Humans 2 Reprobed, the modern remake of the cult hit PS2 title. Live right now on PS Store, you can download the demo and take the game for a spin before you buy. If you're unaware of this series, you play as a small alien named Crypto, who invades planet Earth in the swinging 60s. It's...
News PS Plus Premium Adds Two Hour Steelrising Trial for PS5
New Game+ coming next week
If our 7/10 Steelrising PS5 review didn’t convince you to buy Spiders’ French Souls-like just yet, PS Plus Premium members can enjoy some hands-on time as part of their subscription. Sony has quietly added a two-hour trial to the top tier of its subscription service, allowing you to get a feel for this industrial...
News Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Demo Out Now on PS5
Bonus item for beating it
Team Ninja has dropped a time-limited demo on the PS Store for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, allowing you to play on PS5 until 26th September 2022. While the game is still coming to PS4, the demo won't be made available on Sony's last-gen system. Beating the pre-release test will earn you the Crouching Dragon Helmet for use in...
News Valkyrie Elysium Demo Lined Up for PS5, PS4
Spotted on PS Store backend
A Valkyrie Elysium demo has been spotted on the backend of the PS Store, suggesting a PS5, PS4 release in the fairly near future is likely. The game itself is out on 29th September 2022 so it'll provide us with plenty of time to sample the latest JRPG out of Square Enix. Another upcoming title from the Japanese publisher...
Guide All PS5 and PS4 Game Trials and Demos
Try before you buy
What are all PS5 and PS4 Game Trials and demos? Demos aren't as popular as they once were, but can still prove a valuable way of helping you to decide which games to buy. Recently, Sony has introduced a new concept called Game Trials, allowing you to download and play a full game for a set length of time. On this page, we're going...
News Try Cyberpunk 2077 for Free with PS5, PS4 Trial
Play for five hours without charge
If you've gotten caught up in all the excitement of Cyberpunk 2077 launching on PlayStation 5 today but you do not own the game just yet, look no further than the new PS5, PS4 trial available on the PS Store. You'll need to button through to the game's store page on either console, selectable below the option to...
News Babylon's Fall Demo Makes or Breaks on PS5, PS4 Later This Month
Last chance to impress
Babylon's Fall has really struggled to find any traction since its re-reveal back in June of last year. You would think that a Platinum-developed, fantasy action RPG is an easy win, but said re-reveal was torn to pieces by potential players. The gameplay itself looked surprisingly jank, and the character m
News Intriguing JRPG Monark Now Has a Demo on PS5, PS4
Ascend the throne
Monark, the upcoming Japanese RPG from former Shin Megami Tensei devs, now has a playable demo on PlayStaton 5 and PlayStation 4. It weighs in at around 4.4GB, and features a decent chunk of gameplay that should give you some idea of what title's trying to achieve. Monark's had our attention since it was first announced, and our...
News Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires English Demo Out Now on PS5, PS4
Ahead of the full game's release on the 15th February, Koei Tecmo has unleashed the English demo for Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It's a rather hefty 9.9GB download. There's plenty of content to sample in this demo, though. You can take part in some typically large scale battles while putting the...
News Medieval Multiplayer Game Chivalry 2 Is Free to Play This Weekend on PS5, PS4
Warm up those battle cries
It's time to take up arms and storm the castle gates — Chivalry 2 is free to play for a limited time on PlayStation 5 and PS4. A free trial for the medieval melee multiplayer title is available right now, allowing you to try it out without whipping out your wallet. The first-person game of swords and shields pits...
News Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Dated for 18th March
Second demo out now
Square Enix has slapped a release date of 18th March 2022 on Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin as part of its TGS 2021 showcase. The collaboration with Nioh developer Team Ninja has also issued a brand new trailer to coincide with the announcement, and it does its best to avoid saying the word "chaos". Instead of that,...
News The Tales of Arise PS5, PS4 Demo Is Available to Download Now
Ahead of its release on 10th September 2021, Tales of Arise is offering those interested in the game the chance to test what it has to offer with a free demo available to download on the PlayStation Store now. PS5 and PS4 versions of the playable teaser can be copped, and it contains samplings of pretty much everything included in the...
News Play Tales of Arise for Yourself in PS5, PS4 Demo Next Week
On 18th August, to be precise
Bandai Namco is offering fans the chance to get some hands on time with next month's Tales of Arise as a free demo is now scheduled to hit the PlayStation Store next week. Available on both the PS5 and PS4 platforms, the series' Twitter account simply pitches it as a "free play demo", but we happen to know a few extra...
News PSVR Shooter Fracked Now Has a Free Playable Demo on PS Store
PlayStation VR is slowly and steadily receiving new games, and one of the more promising titles coming soon is Fracked. Exclusive to Sony's headset, the game takes place in the Alaskan mountains, where a fracking facility is centre stage in an invasion from interdimensional creatures. It's always looked good in gameplay videos (the above...
News A Free Demo for NEO: The World Ends With You Is Coming to PS4 Very Soon
Progress will carry over to full game
NEO: The World Ends With You brings Square Enix's cult hit RPG series to PlayStation 4, and it's looking pretty good. For fans who can't wait to get their hands on this new entry, you're in luck: the publisher has just announced it'll be releasing a free playable demo, and it'll launch very soon indeed. It hits...
News Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin PS5 Demo Now Playable with New Patch
Square Enix has kept us waiting, but it's now finally time to play the PlayStation 5 demo of Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin thanks to a new patch that actually makes it playable. The majority of players reported an immediate corruption issue upon launching the playable teaser, which should no longer be a problem after...
News Chaos! Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin's Exclusive PS5 Demo Is Broken
On the edge
Sony may have felt it was a coup to secure exclusive rights to the Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin demo, but the PlayStation 5 sampler is corrupt and basically doesn’t boot. Deputy editor Robert Ramsey has been trying to test the title today, but it won’t work – and he’s not alone, as Square Enix has admitted it’s...
News Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin Demo Out Now on PS5 Until 24th June
Paradise is here
Newly announced action RPG Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin actually has a 'Trial Version' out right now on PlayStation 5, despite the fact that the full game is set to release in 2022. The PS5 exclusive demo sounds reasonably beefy, offering a section of the game where you can sample the combat, as well as protagonist...
News Knockout City Is Not Free-to-Play, But It Is Still Free to Try
Progress to Street Rank 25 without paying
Knockout City’s free ten-day trial period has concluded, and has been replaced with an alternative. You can now download and try the title up to Street Rank 25, which depending on how quickly you progress should give you a good five or so hours to test the dodgebrawler out. Think of this like a...
News Scarlet Nexus PS5, PS4 Demo Available to Download Now
Play as both characters
If you've been itching to get your own hands on the latest RPG from publisher Bandai Namco that isn't Elden Ring, then you're in luck. The demo for Scarlet Nexus is now available on the PlayStation Store following a week of exclusivity on Xbox, with PS5 and PS4 versions on offer. Weighing in at roughly 8GB, UK and EU readers...
News Capcom Extends Availability of Convoluted Resident Evil Village Demo
Play until 9th May
You've already had two chances to play the Resident Evil Village demo in the lead up to the full game's launch, but we wouldn't blame you if you passed on both opportunities. Its confusing nature has meant many interested purchasers simply didn't bother trying or were busy when the pre-release teaser was active, with the...
Guide Resident Evil Village Demo: All Times You Can Play
Every eight-hour window detailed
When can you play the Resident Evil Village demo on PS5 and PS4? When will the Resident Evil Village demo be live to play? Capcom has confirmed it will be dropping a playable teaser for the upcoming ninth mainline instalment in its survival horror franchise, so it's understandable that you'd want to know when you can...
Reminder Play the Resident Evil Village Castle Demo This Weekend
After confusing us all across one weekend, Capcom is back to do it all over again with the Resident Evil Village Castle demo. While last weekend's playable teaser allowed us to explore the surrounding village, this time around we'll have the chance to venture inside Castle Dimitrescu and explore its rooms and meet the inhabitants. Once...
News Resident Evil Village Demo Coming Soon, Early Access for PS5 and PS4 Players
Eight-hour windows across two weekends
Resident Evil Village will receive a demo on both PlayStation 5 and PS4, granting you access to the village area and the castle — both locations we've seen during gameplay footage. Players on PS5 and PS4 have an eight-hour window over the course of two weekends where they can play the demo early. Pre-load for...
News Outriders PS5, PS4 Demo Available to Download Now
Carry your progress over
Ahead of its release on 1st April 2021, the expansive Outriders demo is now available to download on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. The pre-release test weighs in at roughly 22GB on both consoles and grants you access to the full game's prologue and opening chapter, with more side content to complete once you've...
News PS5, PS4 Shooter Outriders Details Free In-Depth Demo, Deploys Next Week
Progress carries to full game
A free demo for Outriders, the lootin' shootin' RPG, will land on both PS5 and PS4 next week. We knew this demo was coming, but the dates have now been confirmed: it's going live on the 25th February. You can find specific times below. Developer People Can Fly says that the demo won't be time limited — you can try...
News Resident Evil Village 'Maiden' Demo Out Now on PS5
Surprise! Resident Evil Village is getting a playable demo... And it's out right now on PS5. The demo is exclusive to Sony's current-gen system, and Capcom says that it's a little different to what you'll find in the full game. It weighs in at 3.9GB. For starters, you'll be playing as the 'Maiden'. Unlike main character Ethan, the...
News Immortals Fenyx Rising PS5, PS4 Demo Glides into View
Immortals Fenyx Rising got a little bit lost in the chaos of last year's holiday season, but if you missed out on Ubisoft's colourful open world adventure, then you may be happy to hear that a playable demo is probably heading our way very soon. Said demo was recently added to the PlayStation Store's database, as identified by...
News Balan Wonderworld Gets a Demo Next Week on PS5, PS4
Sonic the Hedgehog creator's next game
Ahead of its release in March, the rather mysterious Balan Wonderworld will offer a demo on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4. It'll be available from next week on Thursday 28th January 2021, playable alone or in local co-op with a partner. Just don't break lockdown rules to make that happen. This...
News Captain Tsubasa Kicks Off with PS5, PS4 Demo
Available from the PS Store now
Need a break from the tightly condensed and unpredictable football season that’s unfolding in real-life? Then why not give anime soccer a try with the free Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions demo available on the PS Store now. This is playable on both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 courtesy of backwards...
News Little Nightmares II Demo Available to Download Now on PS5, PS4
Say hello to the Hunter
Ahead of release next month, you can now download a Little Nightmares II demo on both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 to get a sense of what's up in the sequel. It's available from the PlayStation Store as we speak, with PS5 owners able to sample the bitesize, playable teaser via backwards compatibility. The listing describes...
News Sci-Fi Shooter Outriders Delayed to April, Free Demo Coming Next Month
Ride it out
Square Enix's upcoming sci-fi looter shooter, Outriders, has been delayed. The game, which features otherworldly weaponry and superhuman abilities on an alien world, was initially slated for 2nd February. Now, it's been pushed back to 1st April 2021. The news comes from a post on the game's official social channels. Developer People Can...
News Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Playable Demo Out Now on PS5, PS4
Upcoming action RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox just got a playable demo out of the blue on PS4 (and PS5 through backwards compatibility). It's available to download right now from the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 4.9GB. A bit of background: Ys IX is the latest instalment in Falcom's long running series. The previous title, Ys VIII:...
News FIFA 21 Won't Have a Free Demo for the First Time This Generation
10-hour trial still available through EA Play
If you have been planning on checking out FIFA 21 before its release but you don't have an active EA Play subscription, you're now completely out of luck. For the first time during the PlayStation 4 generation, EA Sports has confirmed that its latest football simulator will not have a free demo available...
News Crash Bandicoot 4 Demo Out Now on PS4
Take it for a spin
The playable demo for Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time is available now on PlayStation 4. It weighs in at around 8.6GB, and can be found on the PlayStation Store under the game's page. However, it's worth reiterating that only those who have pre-ordered Crash 4 digitally can access the demo, and it's unclear whether the demo...
News Pre-Order Crash Bandicoot 4 and Gain Access to a Demo Next Week
Play two different levels
If you're chomping at the bit to play Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time as soon as humanely possible, you might want to pre-order it on the PlayStation Store. Starting next week on 16th September 2020, you'll gain access to a demo featuring two different levels from the game that lucky members of the press got to sample a...
News NBA 2K21 Demo Out on PS4 Now, Features MyPLAYER Builder
Update: NBA 2K21's demo is out globally now on the PlayStation Store, weighing in at 30GB. It allows you to test out four teams, including the Bucks and Clippers, as well as the All-Time Lakers and Celtics. You'll also be able to try out the MyPLAYER Builder, with "unique customisations that put you in control of your player's NBA...
News Iron Man VR Demo Lands on PS4 Today
Features multiple missions
Update: The Marvel's Iron Man VR demo is available to download right now in the United States and Europe through the respective links. The file size weighs in at 25GB, but this is a hefty demo as detailed below. Let us know what you think if you try it out. Origi
News Marvel's Iron Man VR Demo Edges Closer to Release with Backend Patch
Sample an Avenger
It looked like Marvel's Iron Man VR was supposed to get a demo prior to its original May 2020 release date, but then the PlayStation VR exclusive suffered its second delay in the space of just a few months. It is now planned for launch on 3rd July, and it also looks like that aforementioned demo is gearing up for release. It was...
News Dreams PS4 Trial Lets You Sample Community Creations and More, Full Game Discounted
Available in Europe and the US
Haven't tried Dreams on PlayStation 4 yet? It seems today is your lucky day: Media Molecule has just announced a free trial version of its latest play, create, share project. Furthermore, it's available right now on the European and North American PlayStation Stores. So, what does this Dreams demo involve? Well,...
News The Crew 2 Is Free This Weekend on PS4
Join the crew
Looking for something new to play this Easter weekend? The Crew 2 is completely free on the PlayStation 4 from 9th April through 13th April, with no restrictions or limitations. Should you decide to purchase the multi-disciplined Ubisoft racer at the end of the trial, you’ll be able to continue you where you left off. It’s...