Testing game demos is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in a game, but is still not sure if they want to buy it. Demo versions are also interesting invitations to get to know a new franchise and see if that style of gameplay really suits you. With that in mind, check it out, and if you like the idea, try out some of the demo games below.
1. Tales of Arise
Tenth title in the series Tales, Arise is an action RPG that brings a new combat system with the so-called impulse blows, which allow powerful combo sequences between your companions. The story follows the protagonists Alphen and Shionne, who have the “soft” responsibility of deciding the fate between two worlds.
Special highlight of the game for the whimsy of cinematics. If you still don’t know the series, but you’re curious, it’s worth downloading and playing this demo on PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
2. Knockout City
Knockout City It’s a totally out of the box dodgeball game and that’s what makes it stand out, in my opinion. Not that it’s the best multiplayer ever released, but it’s fun to play with and against other players in disputes that will have you exploring every corner of the city in search of the perfect shot.
The fundamentals of the burnt are there, but with a more agile and frenetic flavor. And you know what’s the best? The game will be free, starting with season 6. All the more reason to test this demo available on PC, PS4/PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
3. McPixel 3
Devolver Digital is already known for publishing some pretty crazy games and that, precisely because of that, a lot of people love. McPixel 3 is no exception to this rule and brings 100 completely crazy levels starring a hero project called McPixel.
I don’t even know how to describe this game, but it’s as if each level (each one with a more surreal situation than the other) puts an imminent disaster on your hands and you need to use unorthodox methods to try to solve it in the most chaotic way possible. The demo is available for PC.
4. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot already had a review published on Tecnoblog and is a real gift for fans, especially because of the visual that is extremely faithful to the anime (including the opening song). In addition to being able to talk to the beloved characters of the series, the combats give a show of animation and sparkles.
Free activities tend to get a little repetitive over time, but if you enjoy Dragon Ball and you want to miss Goku and his friends, it doesn’t hurt to give this demo a try, which can be found on PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
5. Resident Evil 2 (2019)
Resident Evil 2 needs a lot of introductions, but the “RPD Demo” manages to give a good taste of what the remake of this classic has to offer. The game gives fans (old and new) a nice gift without straying from the original’s footprint. The gameplay has been improved, the camera has also been tweaked and the obvious graphical improvements have intensified the atmosphere of horror.
I played and reviewed the full game for Meio Bit and you can read the review here if you want to know more details. the demo of Resident Evil 2 (2019) is available for PC, PS4/PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
6. Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise picks up all the mechanics that worked in Monster Hunter World and gives it a new look, making the gameplay even more versatile — especially with the addition of cabinsettos. In addition to their trusty Palico, hunters can now also rely on the mount of Amicães, which are great in battles.
The game maintains the formula of up to four hunters per hunt, but if you’re playing solo, you can take two customizable companions with you (I always bring the cat and the dog). You can read the full game review here to learn more. The demo can be downloaded on Nintendo Switch and PC.
7. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda
Even without understanding the reason for such a huge game name, Cadence of Hyrule (let’s call it that for simplicity) is a fun rhythm, action and adventure game from Brace Yourself Games studio. The gameplay is basically the same as Crypt of the Necrodancerbut with the theme of Legend of Zelda.
Playing as Link, or even Zelda herself, you can explore randomly generated scenarios with a mission to save Hyrule. Each beat of the music is a chance for your character to move, attack or defend. I recommend playing with headphones so you don’t get lost. This demo (as well as the full game) is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch.
So, did you like the suggestions? Are there any other demos you’ve played that aren’t on this list? Share with us in the comments!