Game demos used to be a staple of gaming but in recent years are few and far between. Some live on mostly as console downloads and seem to have nearly evaporated on PC. Ben Paddon of PortsCenter takes a look at why and it seems to be because game demos ... don't really sell games. Still it's fun to look back at what game demos were and some good examples of modern titles that did well with releasing a demo.

Travis   Admin wrote on 09/01/2018 at 12:53am

Thinking back on it, I can’t remember if any demos made me buy games. I tended to seek out the demos for games I already wanted but couldn’t buy, or play demos from those disks in magazines back in the day.

I think Caesar III was a buy for me because of a demo, but that may be the only one.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 09/02/2018 at 01:56am


WarCraft III was one. I prob would have bought it anyway but I played that demo SO MANY times before I picked up WarCraft III for Christmas. That's the big one that comes to mind.

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