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The FIFA 18 demo is available for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. No Switch for you!

You could argue that the tranche of incremental games – be they sports titles, like FIFA or NBA or Madden, or shooters like Call of Duty or Battlefield – are the games with least need of a demo. They’re pretty much the same, year in, year out, just with updated rosters and slightly shinier shiny bits.

Hell, I’d go so far as to argue that there’s already a FIFA 18 demo, and you’ve all been playing it for a year: it’s called FIFA 17.

But perhaps there are some specific use cases for a FIFA 18 demo. Perhaps you’ve been in a coma for 20 years, and the last one you remember playing is FIFA 96? Well in that case, things have changed quite a bit. Or maybe you’re an American, and you have no idea why this football has a round ball and no body armour, and you want to see what all the fuss is about? Then this might help you.

Or maybe you’re concerned that Nintendo’s handhelds always get inferior ports, and you want to make sure that the Switch version is going to not be shit? Oh, right, sorry – you can’t get the FIFA 18 demo for Nintendo Switch, only for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. You’ll have to make do with Dan’s hands on impressions from E3 2017, instead. (Hint: It might not have been entirely full fat FIFA, but it wasn’t shit, either.)

And for the rest of us, you can play a cut down version of the game without paying for it try the FIFA 18 demo right now for free, with access to 12 teams (including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Manchesters United and City) and a number of international stadia, including Madrid’s famous Santiago Bernabeu, for your sampling pleasure.

Check out the demo here, if you must.

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