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The Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” Demo Hits PS4 January 11

How to survive in Raccoon City and maximize your experience with the limited-time demo.

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Thirty minutes. That’s how much time you’ll have with the Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” Demo when it becomes available for PS4 on January 11! As the name suggests, you can play as much as you like for thirty minutes of in-game time, but once the clock runs out, so does the demo. You’re going to want to maximize your time playing through this unique experience, so we have a handful of tips for players to keep in mind when they sink their teeth into the demo:

Scavenge and Survive

The Raccoon City Police Department (a.k.a. R.P.D.) is littered with useful items, so take a moment in each room to look around and gather up First Aid Sprays, Green Herbs, and ammunition, and make careful use of the storage box. You’re on the clock, but you might miss something useful or important if you try to rush through! Your map is a great way to tell if a room still has something left to be discovered in it, so be sure to check it often. Red rooms still have something left to find in them, and any item you’ve discovered but not picked up will be highlighted, too.

Stay Healthy — And Alive

Death isn’t the end in the demo, as you can continue as many times as you like. You can’t turn back the clock, though, so be sure to keep Leon in top shape! The iconic Green Herb from the Arklay Mountains allows you to recover some health, but it really shines when mixed with a Red Herb to boost its restorative properties. A single Green Herb will still do in a pinch if you’re barely clinging to life. If you happen to come across a First Aid Spray, be sure to keep one on you just in case — it’ll bring you to full health, no mixing required.

Fight or Flight

Zombies are resilient, and just because you put them down doesn’t mean they’ll stay down. While a carefully aimed shot to the head is a good way to stun the shuffling undead and make a quick escape, you may want to try shooting other parts of their bodies for different results. Your end goal is to survive, and sometimes the best course of action is to run away before the situation gets worse! Keep an eye out for wooden boards, too — you can avoid conflict entirely if you blockade certain windows before zombies come crashing in.

Seeing Red

The R.P.D. is a big place, and it can be a little daunting to figure out where you’re going at first. There’s lots to explore in the full game, but to make the most out of the demo, stick to the first floor at the beginning and look for red lights, such as laptop screens, shutter controls, and exit signs to get around. If you’re really lost, press the Options button to check your objectives and take a closer look at your map. Once you meet a certain police Lieutenant, you’ll have what you need to further explore the building.

Inspect Everything

Resident Evil 2 has plenty of puzzles to solve and crucial items scattered all over, so be sure to take a moment to take a closer look at the stuff you’ve gathered. The demo clock will stop any time you’re in a menu, so you’re safe to investigate, rotate, and learn more about each object in your possession without worrying about the demo timer ticking down. You just might learn something about what you’re holding on to!

Keep these tips in mind to survive the exhilarating Resident Evil 2 “1-Shot” Demo coming to PS4 on January 11! Regardless of whether or not you complete the demo, you’ll be treated to an exclusive, cinematic trailer that sheds new light on what to expect in the full game.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on this amazing remake of the survival horror classic, you can pre-order the game now at PS Store for a special pre-order theme. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes an extra DLC pack with additional costumes for Leon and Claire a “Samurai Edge” handgun model, and “Original Ver.” Soundtrack swap, while both Deluxe and standard digital pre-orders at PS Store will receive two additional “Samurai Edge” handgun models and an additional theme when the game launches on January 25.

We’ll see you at the R.P.D.!

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hawjboi2009 said:

January 8th, 8:11 am

Yessssss can’t wait to try it out on 11th. looking forward to play it

thefoxymoron said:

January 8th, 8:13 am

So we get to play this demo ONCE. For 30 minutes. Then never ever again?

Seems silly and unnecessary, but at least it’s a demo before the game comes out…those are a rare breed nowadays.

    hawjboi2009 said:

    January 8th, 8:21 am

    i think there another way to play it again : use multiple PSN accounts to play it over and over again on different account

    Welmosca said:

    January 8th, 10:20 am

    @ hawjboi2009 – For sure…did that with the Watch Dogs 2 trial…doing that with the RE2 demo too,30 min is like a punishment lol.

    orosco325 said:

    January 20th, 5:25 am

    Check out (prescribed gaming) on YouTube

MrOversoul53 said:

January 8th, 8:16 am

Does the clock start from the moment you launch the game or the moment you start actually playing? Like does the clock go in the Demo’s title screen?

    Jackk_Kanoff said:

    January 8th, 11:35 am

    The clock starts as soon as you click start and select a difficulty.


January 8th, 8:48 am

I was so sad to not play a demo before the game lauches on January 25th but now I will be more desperate for the game once I play the demo on January 11st. Counting the days now, for demo and the full game. So excited to revisit Raccoon City once again.

meltedwolf said:

January 8th, 9:10 am

i thought the vr in re7 was a success,it saddens me that it was not implemented in this title, being of similar style as re7 and same looking engine to me. I still gotta have this one, but its not gonna be a pre order for me unfortunately. though i did want that original soundtrack option, thats a great incentive to pre order for y’all.

    Jackk_Kanoff said:

    January 8th, 11:37 am

    The developer of the game already stated that they would love to do VR for this but it makes it pretty much impossible since of the over the shoulder pov.

sNsKid said:

January 8th, 9:18 am

Gonna be a month full of demos I want to try.

AriesWarlock said:

January 8th, 9:23 am

“As the name suggests, you can play as much as you like for thirty minutes of in-game time, but once the clock runs out, so does the demo.”

… why?

GaMeR_bOi_83 said:

January 8th, 10:01 am

This doesn’t make sense. Why would I play a timed demo?

    bravoser said:

    January 8th, 10:25 am

    Do – not – play – it

    GaMeR_bOi_83 said:

    January 8th, 2:39 pm

    That’s- the-plan.

Welmosca said:

January 8th, 10:26 am

I nearly jumped from ma chair with excitement but really?…just 30 min?…damn guys what a way to just tease us and still keep us thirsty.I won’t even be able to walk 2 steps in the game.Anyway thanks for this…I’m dying to play the game but I’ll have to skip the pre-order unfortunately so I’m thankful for this demo even if it’s just 30 min.

Let Capcom know…Devil 5 demo too,please.

    ChuckTheCannibal said:

    January 8th, 10:51 am

    I’m not 100% sure but I think the DMC5 Demo is Xbox exclusive.

    Moon_Strider said:

    January 8th, 5:38 pm

    @Chuck A demo is coming out for PS4 next month actually.

    scope1283 said:

    January 8th, 11:36 pm

    Yup feb 7th for the second demo of dmc5, also on pd4

    scope1283 said:

    January 8th, 11:37 pm

    Ps4* xD

bravoser said:

January 8th, 10:26 am

I’m very Interested this game is childhood!

Axecution said:

January 8th, 10:31 am

it’ll literally take longer to download than it will to play

    thefoxymoron said:

    January 8th, 1:31 pm


    cowmamba said:

    January 8th, 1:43 pm

    Especially with the current servers, oh man. Downloads on PS are so stinking slow these days.

    Xbox1_Sign_Out said:

    January 9th, 12:59 pm

    fr fr

    FooDAbangprc10 said:

    January 10th, 7:56 am

    thats mad weird i never have issues with download speeds

obed17 said:

January 8th, 11:45 am

This is a little silly, the game is about to release and you give a 30 minute demo now.

xMartyxMcFlyx said:

January 8th, 12:12 pm

Hell yeah! I was so disappointed the other day when I heard only Xbox One was getting the demo. Can’t wait for the 11th to play this demo! Also can’t wait for the 25th to sit down and play through the full game! Been waiting for this remake since they announced it years ago!!!

God-Of-Lyf said:

January 8th, 5:01 pm

They dont have to give us anything and it will still sell like hot cakes. Some people want the world on a silver platter…!

Hakumen__ said:

January 8th, 5:56 pm

With such unique demo proposal… I’ll pass.

LastPlace09 said:

January 8th, 6:45 pm

Stopped by to witness the whining about the free 1-shot 30 minute demo…

Can’t wait to try it. It might convince me to buy it.

QuentinBizz said:

January 9th, 4:20 am

I can’t wait until this game come out on the 25 on this month we ready

Add me on PSN P1QUENTIN or QuentinBizz play gta online

    QuentinBizz said:

    January 10th, 6:57 am

    We going back to Raccoon City

DcBoYzfan said:

January 9th, 10:38 am

So if we played and beat this in 98/99, the only thing to look forward to is better graphics and movement? For 65$ of course?

    lh3official18 said:

    January 9th, 8:49 pm

    No there is diffrent things in the game now. Some familiar things from the classic but a lot of new stuff

    iorilamia said:

    January 11th, 9:04 am


LIK3Z2WIN said:

January 9th, 7:51 pm

I’ll be waiting i have been for a long while RE2 yes yes yes

GWalcott said:

January 9th, 9:01 pm

If you think 30 minutes is bad, download Russian Roulette: One Life on Steam.

Chasesayain69 said:

January 9th, 10:20 pm

The last time I played a resident evil game I’ve rented it from Blockbuster video and it scared me so bad one night never play again but now I got a PS4 I’m down let’s go get it!!!

xBURROx said:

January 10th, 7:35 am

Hell yeahh, my body is ready to try this Demo.

Wheabion5 said:

January 10th, 11:02 am

My last pay check was $8500 working 1o hours a week online. My younger brother friend has been averaging 12k for months now and he works about 22 hours a week. I cant believe how easy it was once I tried it out.

This is wha­ I do…… w­w­w.Y­o­u­r­7­0.c­o­m

HarperWhite6644 said:

January 10th, 3:20 pm

This is gonna be one of THE BEST remasters if not THE BEST remaster ever.


January 11th, 12:28 am

It’s the 11th, already up on the xbox store, surprise surprise, not on the ps4 one, awesomw

krispynoken said:

January 11th, 1:28 am

I checked the PSN after 12:00 AM EST, nothing. I come back on an hour later, still no demo. Smh

Hayabusa_530 said:

January 11th, 3:21 am

Ok it’s the 11th, where’s the demo? I already bought the pre order and I’m so mad that I cheaped out and didn’t get the Delux with swapped soundtrack :’( I wish this had a VR version… why did I buy that thing for?

Twosevensixx said:

January 11th, 5:02 am

Still waiting..>:[

badhabit78 said:

January 11th, 6:21 am

…..the wait…the wait..ugh.

Alabamatide455 said:

January 11th, 7:05 am

Where is the demo its still not out for US

chalds1987 said:

January 11th, 7:43 am

I don’t see the demo in my account from USA

GoodMarlin3051 said:

January 11th, 7:46 am

well the 11th is here and I cant figure out how to download the demo…… anyone figure it out yet? Do you only get the demo if you pre-order the game?

badhabit78 said:

January 11th, 7:48 am

I just think they haven’t posted it on the store yet…which is just silly.

GoodMarlin3051 said:

January 11th, 7:54 am

just read that they haven’t released it for USA yet only the UK and Australia have it at this time.

kidquick17 said:

January 11th, 8:32 am

Anybody download this yet?I can’t seem to find it anywhere??

    kidquick17 said:

    January 11th, 8:34 am

    Well that sucks was so amped to revisit rpd☹️☹️‍♀️

OGgieBOOgy302 said:

January 11th, 8:37 am

Cant wait I’ll check again at noon eastern standard US time

chalds1987 said:

January 11th, 9:12 am

Nothing yet? :(

OGgieBOOgy302 said:

January 11th, 9:14 am

It’s now in the demo section under games but it’s not available you can see it it says renters in an evil to under demos but if you click it it says not available at this time US Eastern standard time

Nastyboii05 said:

January 11th, 9:24 am

It’s already 12:23 PM and the demo it’s still not available

elTrollex said:

January 11th, 9:26 am


Get-this-hand said:

January 11th, 9:36 am

I want to play the game now,here we go

obed17 said:

January 11th, 10:04 am

Is it in the store yet? I downloaded it on the Xbox One around 11:30 last night. I don’t see it on the Playstation store.

valium018 said:

January 11th, 10:05 am

It is finally appearing on store, but no link to download yet.

    chalds1987 said:

    January 11th, 10:15 am

    where? i don’t see it

Tequila0310 said:

January 11th, 10:14 am

Why are you guys soo slow with the upload?

MOTU-247365 said:

January 11th, 10:14 am

Up and downloading on the US store now.

Sabefalcon2353 said:

January 11th, 12:17 pm

I’ve been looking since 9:00 this morning and I cannot find the demo I live in texas but it’s January 11th and I can’t find the demo anywhere on the ps store!!!

    DatChisleyBoy said:

    January 11th, 1:22 pm

    Well I was unsuccessful searching for the demo on the playstation store. BUT, I searched it up and it led me to the psn store to download the demo. I typed pan resident evil demo. Hopefully that should help!

DatChisleyBoy said:

January 11th, 1:23 pm

Pan is supposed to be psn

valium018 said:

January 11th, 3:07 pm

I had to Google it and add it to downloads via web for it to appear in my library to get it.

RoSS_DaviS said:

January 11th, 3:47 pm

For some reason I can’t find it on psn!!!!

Madforty-one said:

January 13th, 7:37 am

There is nothing to do in the demo except getting to the end. Thirty minutes is not enough time to even try to figure out any of the puzzles, or kill the zombies that… for some reason, don’t die. It’s time for the series to really evolve… in a co-op way, not in an action type of way as in 5 or 6. Zombies work well in this series, all we need is decent co-op game play where characters start in different places meet up in the main area, go separate ways to find items, back track to help each other out, then continue exploring. It’s nice to play the game alone, but being able to play with someone else would be even better.

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