Best downloadable demo: Lost Planet
Release Date: 2006
You'd better hurry up and get an Xbox Live Gold Membership, because the torrent of E3 coverage last week came with a whopper of a demo for Lost Planet. Two playable levels of bug-blastin', pirate-incineratin' action have completely obliterated our hopes of getting any work done this week.
Fusing a third-person run and gun with giant mechanized Vital Suits, Lost Planet offers a sumptuous platter of alien extermination... with a side of hot graphical gravy. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're running out of Thermal Energy and have to ice some more insects to stock up.
For more on Lost Planet, go here. To compare what you've just read about to the best the other platforms had to offer at E3 06, go here.