I've been trying a few demos of games in the last little while. So far there have been some impressive, and some not so impressive ones. Portal which is bundled with the venerable Half Life 2, Team Fortress 2, and Episode 2 from Half Life is tops in terms of dollar value. I'd definitely recommend the Orange Box
as a BUY! Other ones that look good, Bioshock
has great production value, and an engaging story in a different atmosphere. Great spooky audio, so may make a good halloween purchase. Also released on Halloween this year is Hellgate London
. While I've been waiting for this one for quite some time, I'm not entirely sure if I'll pick it up. It's still quite fun (the demo) but not as much fun as I'd have thought. It comes from the makers of Diablo I and II, in a post apocolyptic world. Still, great for a shootemup FPS for sure. The last one I've tried recently is World in Conflict
. A short, but very satisfying RTS game, which provided me with as much fun as Company of Heroes . All in all, there's plenty here to sap your pocketbook, so keep on gaming!