Resident Evil 2 ‘1-Shot’ demo now available

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It is now possible to get a free taster of the Resident Evil 2 remake, in the form of a time-limited ‘1-Shot’ demo.

The demo is available to download for free from the PlayStation and Xbox Stores plus Steam, and has been designed to restrict itself to one 30-minute play-through. But already, there are reports of gamers “cracking” it to allow multiple play-throughs – this Steam community post details how to reset its timer. And console gamers can generate further play-throughs by creating new console accounts.

The demo begins at the moment when Leon S Kennedy first enters the Raccoon City Police Department in the game. The highly anticipated, state-of-the-art remaster of what many people cite as the finest instalment of Resident Evil is due to be released on 25 January 2019 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. For more information, watch its official website.