Shadow of the Tomb Raider is out now and it's one of the best games of the year so far, but what if you want to try it out first? Is there a Shadow of the Tomb Raider demo so you can try before you buy?
We've had a good look, and we've got the answer for you. Is there a demo for Shadow of the Tomb Raider? Let's find out...
Is there a Shadow of the Tomb Raider Demo?
We've searched high and low, but the answer is the same for PC and consoles: there is no demo for Shadow of the Tomb Raider. It's hardly surprising in some ways - demos don't get released for games as often as they should.
Most games, especially Shadow of the Tomb Raider, have many features and parts that are difficult to show off in a single demo, and most of the time you're less likely to play if you don't like it. As producing a demo is a more costly business now than it used to be, most publishers don't want to take the risk.
What can we do instead?
For starters you can read our review and others like it to give you an idea. If you've played Tomb Raider 2013 and Rise of the Tomb Raider you've already got an idea of what you're going to get, so if you want the next part of the story you kind of have to get it.
Alternatively there may be a free weekend for you to try out the game, which would be good business for Square Enix especially in the crowded marketplace over the next couple of months. Finally if you buy the game on Steam and don't like it, as long as you've played less than a couple of hours you can return it. Just bear in mind the beginning is a little cutscene-heavy...
It is a lot of fun in our opinion, well worth the cost, and there's plenty of content in the game to make it feel like it. It may even get co-op soon.