EA demos two more Xbox 360 games

Try-before-you-buy model now available for Burnout Revenge, coming later this week for Battlefield 2: Modern Combat.

Next-gen gamers on a budget have been able to breathe a temporary sigh of relief thanks to several Xbox 360 demos that have been free to download through the Xbox Live Marketplace. Demos are coming out almost weekly, giving potential consumers a chance to sample portions of games before dropping up to $60 on a game.

This week, a pair of demos from Electronic Arts hits the Xbox Live Marketplace, giving gamers a chance to try out next-gen versions of some games already released on current-gen consoles.

A taste of Burnout Revenge, which was released earlier this month, is now available for download. The Xbox 360 version differs from its current-gen counterparts in its new online features and the ability to record clips of the game's excessive car crashes. For more information on Burnout Revenge, check out GameSpot's review.

EA is also giving first-person shooter fans a free peek at another game from its library. A demo for Battlefield 2: Modern Combat is scheduled for release on March 24, according to the game's official Web site. The demo will also feature the largest multiplayer support to date for the system, with 24 players able to play in the same game.

Battlefield 2: Modern Combat, which is rated T for Teen, is scheduled for release on April 11. Burnout Revenge was released on March 7 and is rated E10+ for Everyone Ten and Older. Both games are priced at $59.99.

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47 comments
Franchise2k6
Franchise2k6

Great News!!! I would love to test out BF2

-Gamebyte-
-Gamebyte-

Well i'm gonna check it out when i get my 360 later this month

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

demos are VERY smart. B:revenge looks pretty good.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Even though I already played Burnout Revenge for the PS2. I'll give the 360 demo version a go.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Seriously people without xbox live have no idea what they are missing out on. This is seriously the greatest thing ever. The burnout demo was pretty friggin crazy I never played the original, but now I'm definetly going to buy the official game the graphics are amazing the racing is chaotic and fun what more can you really ask for. I seriously can't wait to see bf2 thats going to be so incredible on the 360.

Sandman100
Sandman100

The demo are a great way to tested out the game before you buy it. I like it.

skemaal
skemaal

Thank you for the info :) That clears it up :)

gamerTag-shank
gamerTag-shank

skemaal- You just need broadband access to the internet and a Live silver account. The xbox live silver account is free, you don't need gold to download demos. You will need a gold account if you want to play against other's online (though online demos may still work with just a silver account, but I'm not sure about that)

shinchy
shinchy

Lets hope they come out in the UK aswell, unlike Ridge Racer which never saw the light of day over here...

skemaal
skemaal

What kind of online service do you need from MS to download demos? Anyone who has access to the the internet and XBL or an XBL GOLD or whaever that you need to pay for. Sorry for my nOObness, in that area, just not familiar with this part of the XB service.

j_e
j_e

yeah>

VicMackey
VicMackey

How about MS mandate that a demo be made available for every game? That'd be awesome.

thefjk
thefjk

nICE... tHaTS gREat NeWs!

spr4yp4int
spr4yp4int

EA is **** Burnout Revenge totally destroyed the feeling of burnout. Forever hate for that!

Hellisunreal
Hellisunreal

ahh... Marketing... EA's strong point.... & recycling stuff to cut costs.....

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

That god for the Xbox Live Arcade demos.

djpiezo
djpiezo

can't wait for bf2 demo 24 player online.....

mikekare79
mikekare79

I love my Xbox 360!! Whoooo (Hey Sony fanboys, if you were true gamers, and you're not, you would be playing next gen now!)

Groqislander
Groqislander

just finished downloading burnout, i wish there were more demos but this is frikken convenient. now i hope sony makes it this easy to get demos for the PS3.....i hope so.

daveg1
daveg1

cool i'l download those!!:)!

thechosenone827
thechosenone827

Can't wait to try both games out, especially Battlefield 2.

Metroid_16
Metroid_16

Tenorio I think they meant the most players in an XBox Live demo, which would then be true.. Final Fantasy X1 not included because its a beta event

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I can't wait to rent it and get my 360 score higher.

dz99ls
dz99ls

i agree demos are great! but what i wanna know is why is nearly every non-sport game on the 360 is a FPS there are far too many if you ask me

dz99ls
dz99ls

i agree demos are great! but what i wanna know is why is nearly every non-sport game on the 360 is a FPS there are far too many if you ask me

BurntToast
BurntToast

As much as I hate EA (I really do), Burnout Revenge is a good time. Their effort in making demos available in a timely manner for those on the fence is a good thing and I gotta commend them for that.

bioniccommando1
bioniccommando1

Demo's on LIVE is one of the best ideas I have ever run across for a console. You dont hafto beg for them from your local gamestore which usually doesn't have any demos because of all the employees taking them all. Plus you don't even hafto leave your armchair!! If Sony is smart they will definitely steal this idea.

MaximusMushu
MaximusMushu

Keep on doing your thing EA!! Xbox Live is going to put the 360 way ahead of it's competitors! DANG...I'm running out of HD space!

HaloMaster21
HaloMaster21

im sticking with GRAW. Ive already had my fun in battlefield 2 (though it kills me to say that cuz i love battlefield.)

The_Game21x
The_Game21x

I downloaded the Burnout demo from XBL and it alone has seriously upped my interest in the game. And I can't wait to try out Battlefield 2.

Redstorm
Redstorm

W00t, will definately have to check out the BF2 demo.

sandz_09
sandz_09

lol. everyone wants the bf2 demo and its hyped up. they release Burnout out of no where. oh well, 2 demos of 2 great games in one week. unfortunately this may puersuade me to buy burnout too. DAMN this month and next are goood....

mp5b
mp5b

sweeeeeeeeeeeeetttttt

izik55
izik55

Cool Can wait to tryout BF:2 Demo on My X-box 360.

cheapshot91
cheapshot91

sweet. i cant wait to see BF in action on my 360

tenorio_rotc
tenorio_rotc

The awesomeness of xbox live on the 360. though the burnout demo is not very long or deep, but there is a mistake there, 32 players on PDZ.

HaloMaster21
HaloMaster21

EA is a MONSTER!!! The Xbox Live Marketplace for the 360 is one of the best things of all time. If you havnt experienced it yet, you dont know what you are missing.