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What are the most memorable demos in your life? I remember as a kid I used to play PS1 demo discs all the time. I remember one for Crash Bandicoot and Tomba I played those over and over again. I still have the demo disc that came with my Gamecube. I played those demos a lot (Splinter Cell, Sonic Adventure DX, Billy Hatcher) but played the Soul Calibur II demo the most. There were years where me and my friends did not buy the new FIFA but kept playing the demo over and over.

I remember being hyped for the GOW III demo that came with the GOW collection on PS3.

So what are your favorite demos? Also why don't we get as many demos anymore? I blame stupid Youtubers and Twitch!

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Signalstar said:

What are the most memorable demos in your life? I remember as a kid I used to play PS1 demo discs all the time. I remember one for Crash Bandicoot and Tomba I played those over and over again. I still have the demo disc that came with my Gamecube. I played those demos a lot (Splinter Cell, Sonic Adventure DX, Billy Hatcher) but played the Soul Calibur II demo the most. There were years where me and my friends did not buy the new FIFA but kept playing the demo over and over.

I remember being hyped for the GOW III demo that came with the GOW collection on PS3.

So what are your favorite demos? Also why don't we get as many demos anymore? I play stupid Youtubers and Twitch!

Like you, I played a lot of demos on the PS1. After that however, the frequency with which I tried demos fell dramatically. I played maybe a half dozen on the PS2, Xbox, and Gamecube combined, and only ONE during gen 7, which was Resistance: Fall Of Man. This gen, nothing. So, my fav is obviously from gen 5, and the pick is Resident Evil 2. Easy pick too.



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The MGS2 and ZOE2 demos were good fun.

I was an OPM subscriber for a while during the PS2 days and my friends and I could have a blast for hours just taking turns on the same demos. Amplitude was a standout. 

The Brutal Legend demo was memorable for how much of a bait and switch it was compared to the rest of the game (not that I outright hated the full game).



Was the intro part to Metal Gear Solid 2 considered a demo...? I remember seeing a friend play as Snake on the boat and thinking that game looked really fun to play.



 

              

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My most memorable is probably Final Fantasy 8. It was on the demo disc that came with Parasite Eve.



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Lunar Silver Star Harmony on PSP. I think that was the first demo I tried since the PS1 demo disc. lol



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My favorite was the Dreamcast demo disc that had Dead or Alive 2, Metropolis Street Racer, MDK, and others. Played that thing nonstop and imagined what the future held!

Most memorable was probably some OPM disc (* edit* it was Brave Fencer Musashi) that contained Final Fantasy VIII. I wanted that game so badly and it actually had cgi differences from the final game.



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TallSilhouette said:

The MGS2 and ZOE2 demos were good fun.

I was an OPM subscriber for a while during the PS2 days and my friends and I could have a blast for hours just taking turns on the same demos. Amplitude was a standout. 

The Brutal Legend demo was memorable for how much of a bait and switch it was compared to the rest of the game (not that I outright hated the full game).

How could I forget the MGS2 demo! At my house we probably logged in more hours of that demo than we did the actual game it came with (Zone of the Enders).



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Fear 2 demo was pretty memorable.



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The 1997 Ps1 PAL demo disc, there was so much content on that thing, probably put more time into it than the games on the disc themselves, especially Kurushi..

https://youtu.be/QDnHGivdhXE

...and maybe a certain demo of a futuristic Helicopter game that came with a windows 95 software bundle.