Trial version lets PC gamers fire up a single level's worth of war games, and fight multiplayer battles.
PC gamers who haven't yet enlisted with the space marines of Halo: Combat Evolved now have a new incentive to join up. Microsoft released a "trial version" of the game this morning which will allow the mouse-and-keyboard crowd to test-fire Bungie and Gearbox's acclaimed sci-fi shooter. The demo, available for download from the link below, will permit players to sample the single-player campaign level, The Silent Cartographer, which is packed with plasma-rifle-toting extraterrestrial baddies.
If you prefer riddling your friends with bullets, the demo offers a single multiplayer map, Blood Gulch, where up to 16 players can join in combat via a LAN or online. The multiplayer level also lets players drive the game's assortment of vehicles, from the Warthog all-terrain assault vehicle to the alien-manufactured Banshee fighter craft.
Download: Halo Demo
News source: GameSpot