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To collect demos you got to be quick, some are time-limited, and if you miss it, the demo would not be added to your Gog`s library until someone would gift it to you. There are 5100+ positions here including 3597 Games and only 4% have Demos.

demo, prologue, pre-alpha_demo, mini-adventure, trial, playable_teaser, mini-prequel, free_chapter, promo app, mod demo ...
Please post any spotted Demos in this thread.

List of all 141 DRM-Free Demo`nstration versions available on Gog.com [updated 17.10.2021]

A to M
Against the Moon / Prologue `20
Aground / Demo `20
Amid Evil / Demo `21
Backbone / Prologue `21
Bad North: Jotunn Edition / Demo `18
BEAUTIFUL DESOLATION / Demo `20
Biota / Demo `21
Black Book / Demo `21
Black Skylands / Demo `21
https://www.gog.com/game/blade_of_darkness_demo `21
Bleeding Moons / Demo `20
BROK The InvestiGator / Prologue `20
Builders of Egypt / Prologue `20
Butcher / Demo `17
Carto / Demo `20
Coffee Noir - Business Detective Game / Demo `21
Coffee Talk / Demo `20
Cold Hearts / Demo `19
Conscript / Demo `20
Cris Tales / Demo `20
Crossing Souls / Demo `17
Crying Suns / Demo `19
Curved Space / Demo `21
Death and Taxes / Demo `20
Death Trash / Demo
Desperados III / Demo `20
Destroy all Humans / Demo `20
Dex / Demo `17
Din`s Legacy / Demo `19
Disaster Report 4: Summer Memories / Demo `20
Disjunction / Demo `20
Driftland: The Magic Revival / Demo `19
Dr Lvingstone I Presume / Demo `21
Dry Drowning / Demo `19
https://www.gog.com/game/dv_rings_of_saturn_demo `21
Egypt: Old Kingdom / Demo `18
Fantasy General II / Prologue `20
Farlanders / Prologue `21
Forgotten Fields / Demo `21
Ghostrunner / Demo `20
Gloomwood / Demo `20
Guild of Darksteel / Demo `21
Happy Game / Demo `21
Hedon / Demo `21
Hell_architect / Prologue `21
Hello Neighbor / pre-Alpha Demo `17
Hellpoint / The Thespian Feast / Free Chapter `20
Herald: An Interactive Period Drama - Book I II / Demo `17
Highrise City / Demo `21
Holomento / Demo `21
HordeCore / Training Ground / Prologue `20
Holomento / Demo `21
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number / Digital Comics / Promo App `15
Hrot / Demo `21
Kathy Rain / Demo `16
Kathy Rain: Director s Cut / Demo `21
Knights of the Chalice / Demo `09
Kraken Academy / Demo `21
Lacuna / Prologue `20
Legend of Heroes, The.: Trails of Cold Steel III / Demo `20
Legend of Keepers / Prologue `19
Life and Suffering of Sir Brante, The. / Free Chapters 1,2 `21
Long Reach, The. / Demo `18
Longest Road on Earth, The. / Demo `21
Liberated / Sneak Peak / Free Trial `20
Little Nightmares II / Demo `20
Loria / Demo `18
Magister, The. / Demo `21
Mainlining / Demo `17
MarZ: Tactical Base Defense / Demo `19
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden / Demo `18
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N to Z
Neurodeck: Psychological Deckbuilder / Demo `21
Nine_noir_lives / Demo `21
Nongunz Doppelganger Edition / Demo `21
Norco / Demo `21
Occupation, The. / Demo `19
Oddventure / Demo `20
Okinawa Rush / Demo
Onde / Demo `21
https://www.gog.com/game/one_dreamer_prologue `21
Overload / Playable Teaser `16
Out of Line / Demo
Patron / Demo
Pedestrian, The. / Demo `20
Pile Up / Demo `21
Plane Effect, The. / Prologue `21
Potion Craft Alchemist Simulator / Demo `21
Predynastic Egypt / Demo `16
Project Warlock II / Demo `21
Quake II RTX / Mod Demo `21
Relicta / Demo `20
Riftbreaker, The. / Prologue `20
Ring of Pain / Demo `20
Roadwarden / Demo `21
Saint Kotar / The Yellow Mask / Prologue `20
Scrapnaut / Prologue `20
Seven The Days Long Gone / Demo `17
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun Demo / Demo `16
Shardpunk_verminfall / Demo `21
Shores Unknown / Arrival / Demo `21
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis / Prologue `20
Signifier, The. Directors Cut / Demo `21
Signs of the Sojourner / Prologue `19
Silence / Demo `16
Silver Case, The. / Demo `16
Sin Slayers / The First Sin / Demo `19
SKALD: Against the Black Priory / The Prologue `21
Slender Threads / Prologue `21
Smelter / Demo `21
Snowtopia / Demo `20
Song of Farca / Prologue `21
Space for the Unbound, A. / Prologue `21
Spindle / Demo `21
Spiritfarer / Demo `20
STASIS: BONE TOTEM / Demo `20
Star Vikings / Demo `16
Steel Rats / Demo `19
Stories Untold / Demo `17
Strategic Mind: Fight for Freedom / Demo `21
Syberia: The World Before / Prologue `20
System Shock Enhanced Edition / pre-Alpha Demo `16
Tandem a Tale of Shadows / Demo
Textorcist, The.: The Story of Ray Bibbia / Demo `19
They Always Run / Demo `21
Time Loader / Prologue `21
Trash_sailors / Demo `21
ULTRAKILL / Demo `20
Unbound Worlds Apart / Prologue `21
UnMetal / Demo `20
Vagrus: The Riven Realms / Prologue `20
Vesper / Demo `21
VirtuaVerse / Demo `20
Werewolf The Apocalypse Heart of the Forest / Demo `20
Whateverland / Prologue `20
Willy Morgan and the Curse of Bone Town / Demo `20
Winter Ember / Demo `21
Wolfstride / Demo `21
Xenonauts 2 / Demo `18
Ys IX Monstrum Nox / Demo
Zombasite / Demo `16
Zoria Age of Shattering / Prologue `20

-->The List of Free Games that aren`t Demos<--
Post edited 3 days ago by psychosopher
Thanks for the effort. I'm sure plenty of people can find something for themselves. I remember in my youth 95% of games I played were just demos, and the rest were pirated versions (don't judge, we didn't have money for expensive imported games).
+1 Thank you for this! Somehow I didn't realize Xenonauts 2 had a demo. Checking it out right now!
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Titanium: Thanks for the effort. I'm sure plenty of people can find something for themselves. I remember in my youth 95% of games I played were just demos, and the rest were pirated versions (don't judge, we didn't have money for expensive imported games).
I miss this being the norm. Each month I'd buy a gaming magazine and half the fun was checking what game demos were on the disc. Bought several games off of good first impressions from the demo.
Post edited December 15, 2020 by Matewis
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Matewis: I miss this being the norm. Each month I'd buy a gaming magazine and half the fun was checking what game demos were on the disc. Bought several games off of good first impressions from the demo.
Yes, those demo and shareware disks were such a joy for us kids in the early to mid 90's.

My father used to travel abroad sometimes and brought me back whatever he could find free or cheap, and we had local magazines and promotions that produced such discs. We used to trade shareware/demo disks (at first floppy, then CDs) around the neighborhood and we were really careful not to damage them. And we went to each other's apartments and play together all bunched up around the monitor and took turns playing the same level over and over. It didn't matter, when we got bored of one game we still had plenty more to try out. I also miss this sometimes.
You're missing the only demo I have claimed for my library in your list, though you do have it in the list of news-posts:

Seven: The Days Long Gone

But now that I've got the game itself free from Humble Bundle's giveaway, I wonder how I can get rid of the Demo entry in my library?
Post edited December 15, 2020 by DubConqueror
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DubConqueror: But now that I've got the game itself free from Humble Bundle's giveaway, I wonder how I can get rid of the Demo entry in my library?
IIRC you can ask support to permanently delete any game in your library, demo or not.
https://www.gog.com/partner/gog_games_festival_demos

Thank you! I will keep it updated.

The List of News about Demos [updated 02.06.2021]
---------------------active news---------------------
https://www.gog.com/news/play_skald_against_the_black_priory_the_prologue June 2nd, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_pile_up_demo
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_amid_evil_demo 21 May 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_strategic_mind_fight_for_freedom_demo 19 May, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_farlanders_prologue May 18, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_curved_space May 17, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/3_games_from_assemble_entertainment_soon_on_gogcom April 23, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_song_of_farca April 19, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_signifier_directors_cut_demo April 15, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/discover_3_exciting_games_from_tinybuild April 07, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_hordecore April 02, 2021
game_demos_worth_checking_during_the_spring_sale March 31, 2021
https://www.gog.com/partner/soon_to_bloom March 23, 2021
/news/the_spring_sale_on_gogcom_blooms_with_fresh_game_deals March 23, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/release_aground March 16, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/release_the_life_and_suffering_of_sir_brante March 4, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_coffee_noir_business_detective_game Feb 26, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_smelter Feb 23, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_time_loader Feb 19, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_winter_ember_demo Feb 03, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_neurodeck_psychological_deckbuilder Feb 02, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/release_nomads_of_driftland Jan 25, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_scrapnaut Jan 19, 2021
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_becastled Dec 30, 2020
https://www.gog.com/newsletter/20201228_nl_winter_sale_en_more_demos Dec 28 ,2020
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_stasis_bone_totem Dec 23, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_syberia_the_world_before Dec 22, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_hellish_quart Dec 19, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/preorder_little_nightmares_ii_and_play_the_games_demo Dec 10, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_demo_version_of_carto Nov 30, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/play_the_iron_harvest_demo_on_gogcom Nov 25, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/bbecome_a_master_of_the_living_ink_inkulinati_demo_now_availableb Nov 18, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/put_your_skills_to_the_test_in_the_ghostrunner_demo Oct 23, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/release_relicta Oct 16, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/release_ring_of_pain Oct 15, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/ultrakill_demo_is_here_to_take_you_on_a_nonstop_action_ride Oct 8, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/read_how_werewolf_the_apocalypse_heart_of_the_forest_is_shapeshifting_gaming Sep 17, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/check_out_these_fantastic_demos_of_games_from_digital_dragons_2020 Sep 16, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/fresh_demo_versions_from_indie_arena_booth_online_to_play_right_now Aug 27, 2020
https://lp.gog.com/iab-gamescom Aug 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/release_death_and_taxes Aug 6, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/release_destroy_all_humans Jul 28, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/play_unmetal_demo_right_now Jul 2, 2020
https://www.gog.com/newsletter/20200603_nl_summer_sale_demos_en Jun 03, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/discover_upcoming_games_with_these_7_free_demos_on_gogcom May 28, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/release_higurashi_when_they_cry_hou_ch8_matsuribayashi May 15, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/coming_soon_resolutiion Apr 28, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/builders_of_egypt_prologue_now_available_free_on_gogcom Mar 2, 2020
https://www.gog.com/news/play_alders_blood_prologue_now Feb 7, 2020

---------------------inactive news---------------------
/news/coming_soon_coffee_talk Sep 2, 2019
/news/coming_soon_dry_drowning Jul 30, 2019
/news/release_supraland Jul 9, 2019
/news/steel_rats_gets_demo_and_hefty_update_get_it_now_50_off Jan 31, 2019
/news/release_egypt_old_kingdom Nov 6, 2018
/news/release_predynastic_egypt Oct 24, 2018
/news/coming_soon_xenonauts_2 Jun 20, 2018
/news/release_overload Jun 15, 2018
/news/release_higurashi_when_they_cry_eden_sunrider_series_fault May 22, 2018
/news/release_the_long_reach Mar 14, 2018
/news/release_crossing_souls Feb 13, 2018
/news/release_seven_the_days_long_gone Jan 22, 2018
/news/butcher_adds_3_new_levels_now_also_has_a_free_demo Jul 25, 2017
/news/release_mainlining_free_demo Feb 3, 2017
/news/coming_soon_shadow_tactics_blades_of_the_shogun_demo_available_now Nov 21, 2016
/news/release_bsilenceb Nov 15, 2016
/news/release_the_silver_case Oct 7 , 2016
/news/release_star_vikings Oct 6, 2016
/news/system_shock_remake_goes_to_kickstarter_and_has_a_free_demo[/url] Jun 28, 2016
/news/release_kathy_rain May 5, 2016
/news/one_more_surprise_releasing_tyrian_2000_for_free Sep, 2008

Post edited August 21, 2021 by psychozof
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Titanium: Yes, those demo and shareware disks were such a joy for us kids in the early to mid 90's.

My father used to travel abroad sometimes and brought me back whatever he could find free or cheap, and we had local magazines and promotions that produced such discs. We used to trade shareware/demo disks (at first floppy, then CDs) around the neighborhood and we were really careful not to damage them. And we went to each other's apartments and play together all bunched up around the monitor and took turns playing the same level over and over. It didn't matter, when we got bored of one game we still had plenty more to try out. I also miss this sometimes.
Ah yes, I think my first pc came with some shareware titles already installed. I can't remember passing floppies around for them, but I do remember floppy exchanges on the school yard with full games. They were sometimes temperamental iirc, especially the 3.5''.
Not sure what the point of the list is, since anyone can just filter the catalogue for price="free" and hide DLCs, and the vast majority of the results will be all the demos, prologues, etc. Even counting freeware releases of full games, there aren't exactly that many free titles to look through (106 at present).

That being said, I'm very bored today, so -- since the list of freebies is, as I said, fairly small -- I cross-checked, and found the following missing from your list:

The Long Reach - DEMO
MarZ: Tactical Base Defense Demo
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden Demo
Predynastic Egypt Demo
Relicta Demo
Resolutiion Demo
Ring of Pain Demo
Snowtopia Demo
Spiritfarer Demo
Star Vikings Demo
Steel Rats Demo
Stories Untold Demo
System Shock [remake] Demo

Delores really shouldn't be on the list, either: it's a separate game that was made years after the game in whose world it's set. (Not to mention the fact that it's in the wrong place in the list, alphabetically. ;) )
On the other hand, there's also Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius, which isn't on the list -- and I don't know enough about it or its series to be able to say whether it should count as a prologue-/epilogue-style demo, or if it's more of a "freeware standalone mini-game" like Delores, or Stasis spin-off Cayne (I assume the latter).

(Also, in case you didn't know, proper alphabetization demands ignoring initial articles (A, An, The) when ordering a list. That way, you don't wind up with a weird little sub-list under The in the T's. ;)

For anyone who only wants to see free demos, but is too lazy to look through barely more than two pages of results (yet wants to see the pretty pictures on the "covers"), the link below is, AFAICT, currently comprehensive (other than the two not-really-demos and the one not-sure-if-it-could-count-as-a-demo which I mentioned above).

https://www.gog.com/games?sort=title&amp;price=free&amp;hide=dlc&amp;search=demo%20%7C%20teaser%20%7C%20sneak%20peek%20%7C%20free%20trial%20%7C%20alpha%20%7C%20prologue%20%7C%20first%20sin%20%7C%20thespian%20feast%20%7C%20yellow%20mask&amp;page=1
Post edited December 15, 2020 by HunchBluntley
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HunchBluntley: (...)
Fantastic! ^

and very clever link, but it might not include all future Demos. (could you keep it updated?)
Alphabetization cannot ignore authors wish, like in the The Occupation Demo or e.g. Bleeding Moons Demo without "the".

Here we are 66+14=80 Demos. Thank You truly!

Why Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure is a Demonstration of a Bigger World
Description
"Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure started out as a prototype for Ron Gilbert’s new point-and-click adventure game engine and grew into a fun little game. It is not a sequel to Thimbleweed Park and is probably missing all of the small bells and whistles that would make it a commercially viable game. This was a challenging game to make because we had to use almost exclusively “found art” from Thimbleweed Park to create all new puzzles. Also because we couldn’t go outside IRL. As a thank you to our fans, we are releasing it for free as something you can have fun with in these odd times. You don’t have to have played Thimbleweed Park to enjoy this mini-adventure. (But if you do enjoy it, why not check out Thimbleweed Park, hmm?)"
Originated as the mini-adventure and not a full game.
It is uncertain to place it under D or T, as it is a Mini-adventure of a Thimbleweed Park and it is about Delores.
Let`s place this Art under the D letter.

Why Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius is a/are Free Game(s)
Description
"Sunrider: Mask of Arcadius is the second installment in the Sunrider trilogy, which includes all of the content of First Arrival."
Originated as a separate full game(s).
Let`s include this Art too. I guess, that way, any free game that has second and further parts can be counted as Demonstration version for a Bigger World.
Post edited December 16, 2020 by Seb369
Thanks for the list. Was wondering about this a while back.More demos than i expected...
I guess a list might be handy for some who have no clue, as GOG don't make the Free Games section of the website very obvious.

I regularly check - https://www.gog.com/games?sort=title&amp;price=free&amp;page=1

Currently 4 pages of free stuff - Games, Demos, Prologues, Soundtracks, DLCs, etc.

You can also elect to hide all the DLCs, though alas no option for the Free games or Demos only.

Maybe this thread should list the latest new demo, because GOG doesn't always mention (advertise) newly added demos ... though they have been getting a bit better at doing so.

I've collected about 94 demos here at GOG since I joined on 1st May 2017, so a few are no longer available, but the greater majority still are, including my very first - System Shock Demo.

P.S. There are some games here that include a demo for another game ... have to buy that first game though.
Post edited December 16, 2020 by Timboli
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Seb369: Why Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure is a Demonstration of a Bigger World
Description
"Delores: A Thimbleweed Park Mini-Adventure started out as a prototype for Ron Gilbert’s new point-and-click adventure game engine and grew into a fun little game. It is not a sequel to Thimbleweed Park and is probably missing all of the small bells and whistles that would make it a commercially viable game. This was a challenging game to make because we had to use almost exclusively “found art” from Thimbleweed Park to create all new puzzles. Also because we couldn’t go outside IRL. As a thank you to our fans, we are releasing it for free as something you can have fun with in these odd times. You don’t have to have played Thimbleweed Park to enjoy this mini-adventure. (But if you do enjoy it, why not check out Thimbleweed Park, hmm?)"
Originated as the mini-adventure and not a full game.
It was not a demo for Thimbleweed Park. Demos are always created and released before, or sometimes very shortly (maybe up to a month) after, the games they mean to promote. They are literally demonstrations of how the new or upcoming game works (and runs) so that one can judge whether or not to buy the full game. Delores was developed and released three years after Thimbleweed Park did. It may be free, it may not be "full length" (though it is a full game), but it isn't a demo. Obviously you can include it in your list if you want, but if you're going to include all free titles, not just demos, then I really don't see the purpose of the thread.

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Seb369: and very clever link, but it might not include all future Demos. (could you keep it updated?)
I probably won't. You (or anyone else) could easily do so, though.
The search terms I used were as follows:

demo | teaser | sneak peek | free trial | alpha | prologue | first sin | thespian feast | yellow mask

The vertical bar symbol ( | ) can be used as a separator to allow adding separate searches into a single pool of results, rather than narrowing the search. (Obviously, I had to add 3 game-specific search terms to include demos that didn't have "demo" or any similar term in the title. Also, "sneak peak" currently has no search results -- the Liberated demo is currently officially called a "free trial", its URL notwithstanding -- but I left the term in just in case some future demo uses that term.)
But really, just filtering for free games (without DLC) and manually scanning is less work. (Also, using multiple search terms like that completely breaks the sorting.)

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Seb369: Alphabetization cannot ignore authors wish, like in the The Occupation Demo or e.g. Bleeding Moons Demo without "the".
...I really don't know what you think alphabetization is for, or why you think an author is making a statement about how they wish games to appear in ordered lists when they include an article. I guarantee you that the developer and publisher of The Occupation (for example) didn't start the title with "The" because they wanted the game to appear in the T's in computer-alphabetized lists.
Post edited December 16, 2020 by HunchBluntley
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HunchBluntley: (...)
Pictures are talking to me. It might be diagnosable condition :D (pictures attached)

Liberated is just Liberated like me, you can be Liberated, so it is not The Liberated...e.g. yop it is a free trial...I have updated it hours ago before your post ;)

Cool link workout ^

Thank you for all kudos+1all (list saved)
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Post edited December 18, 2020 by Seb369