Posts Tagged ‘demo’

Inside opens up with demo, tears Denuvo from its guts

A demo of Playdead’s grimpretty puzzle-platformer Inside [official site] is now out. Given that John found their follow-up to Limbo a bit empty but Pip adored its animation and Alec enjoyed its dark comedy, you may have been waiting for the official centralised verdict of the RPS Advent Calendar. Our word is, of course, law but I suppose it’s fine if you start forming your own opinions as a warm-up for the forthcoming judgment. Oh, and if you’d been holding out for a DRM-free release, you’ll be glad to hear it now has one. Read the rest of this entry »

Minecraft: Story Mode episode 1 free on Steam for a bit

You’re still ‘down with’ teenagers, of course you are. Them with their interest in skateboarding and Ant & Dec and their cool lingo like ‘cowabunga’, ‘necking’ and ‘jam that with a slice of ham’. You’ll impress all your teen relatives at the coming month of festivities, I’m sure. But what about the younger ones? Do preteens still calling good things ‘well Cbeebies’ and bad things ‘total Dipsy’? What do they even like? What will they think of you? What will they think of old, old you? It’s fine: they’re mostly into Minecraft and MDMA. I can help you with the former, at least. Look: the first episode of Telltale’s Minecraft: Story Mode [official site] is free for a bit. Read the rest of this entry »

PES 2017’s free Trial Edition joins in online PES League

Our Adam will tell you that Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 [official site] is a cracking game but one you really should play on console rather than PC if you can. For whatever reason, the PC version is still uglier and jankier. But if PC is your only option, you might fancy a punt at the free Trial Edition released today. It has the usual ‘play matches with a few teams and kick a ball around in training’ demo jazz but also lets everyone into the PES League online competition, which kicks off a new season in December. Read the rest of this entry »

Shadow Tactics demo offers Commandos-y stealth

Psst. Psst! Over here, in the shadows. If you’ve been missing the top-down, squad-based stealth-o-action of games like Desperados and Commandos, have a gander at Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun [official site]. It’s similar to that sort of real-time tactical game but set in Edo-period Japan, with classes like a ninja and marksman up to no good. It’s due in a few weeks and a demo arrived today with a sneaking sample. Read the rest of this entry »

Snoop ’em up Orwell’s final episode is out

If you fancied playing The Man with surveillance ’em up Orwell [official site] but are wary of episodic releases, good news: all five parts are now out. It’s set in a country recently rocked by a terrorist account, giving the player access to a mighty online snooping system to uncover and investigate a network of suspects. This final release is quite timely, given the surveillance bill Parliament just voted through. The first episode is free so all are welcome to a glimpse of our future. Read the rest of this entry »

Can it: The Whispered World sequel Silence released

Silence [official site], Daedalic’s sequel to their adventure game The Whispered World, has arrived. Gosh, what a looker! Look at ↑ that! I couldn’t tell you about its puzzling and I couldn’t tell you if it’s any good — for that you’ll likely want to play the demo yourself — but I can tell you it’s jolly pretty. More prettiness follows in the launch trailer: Read the rest of this entry »

Tactical FPS Squad Holding Free Steam Trial Weekend

Fancy some different FPS action this weekend? Rainbow Six Siege has a free trial with a taste of its wall-busting tactical action, as we’ve already mentioned, and the realistic action of Squad [official site] is open to all too. Squad is made by some folks who worked on the Battlefield 2 mod Project Reality and follows a similar path, offering 50v50 realistic-ish combined arms action. It’s still in early access but has been coming along, as you can see by playing it yourself. The full game is free to try this weekend on Steam and it’s on sale as well. Read the rest of this entry »