Hard Reset demo ready to download

There's less than a week to go before, Hard Reset, the first game from fledgling studio Flying Wild Hog comes out, and you can play the demo today. It covers a good chunk of the first chapter, about 20–30 minutes of game, and gives you a taste of several weapons and a bite-sized horde of enemies to detonate - but we won't spoil it for you. You can download the demo now from the game’s page on Steam.

You play as Major Fletcher, a hard-drinking, hard-fighting, hard-sci-fi kind of military veteran for hire. Your job is to protect the last bastion of human civilization from AI controlled machines that are looking for the most efficient way to slap-chop the remnants of our species into a fine puree. Beginning in the city of Bezoar, in a cyberpunk universe with a story told through comic book–like panels, a routine security check goes bad and the game launches into a frantic, old-school style shooter. It’s kind of like Serious Sam, if Sam was actually serious. And before long, Fletcher discovers that nothing is what it seems, but not in the demo. That’s for later.

Hard Reset comes out Tuesday, September 13 for PC. It's priced at a very reasonable $30, but (as is generally the case) pre-purchasing from Steam will shave 10 percent off the admission price right now. For more info, check our most recent hard preview.

Sep 7, 2011


  • Yeager1122 - September 7, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    Time to go play a demo.
  • Net_Bastard - September 7, 2011 8:29 p.m.

    I played the demo before this article got posted. It was amazing, but why was it shorter than the press demo that TotalHalibut played? Anyway, it was just amazing, and the fight at the end was really fun.
  • The_Tingler - September 8, 2011 3:04 a.m.

    Because you're not press, and that was a preview build, not a demo?
  • P0LARCLAW - September 7, 2011 5:48 p.m.

    Just played the demo, and it was awesome. I'm really surprised it's only $30 and am really considering buying it.
  • NuclearXmas - September 7, 2011 4:35 p.m.

    I had to delete the demo from my steam library after I beat because I knew I would completely tire myself with the game from just playing that same 20 minute level over and over again.
  • Shanetexas - September 7, 2011 4:08 p.m.

    "Major Fletcher, a hard-drinking, hard-fighting, hard-sci-fi kind of military veteran."
  • e1337prodigy - September 7, 2011 1:43 p.m.

    Already played the demo. Loved it. It's different from most of the other normal army shooters that are out there. Nice to shoot at something else and makes you use your brain a bit, instead of always shooting the head, these robots don't have heads so you got to shoot the weakspots.
  • IREPMINNEAPOLIS - September 7, 2011 1:42 p.m.

    Very disappointed this isn't making it to consoles. It looks gorgeous.
  • db1331 - September 7, 2011 1:51 p.m.

    Don't just be disappointed, do something about it. Build a gaming PC and join the master race. All kidding aside, there has never been a better time to be a PC gamer. So many companies are trying to get a piece of the PC pie that they are literally throwing free games at you.
  • UberNoob - September 7, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    Not just the games, but the hardware as well. The long awaited AMD Bulldozer CPUs are supposed to come out by the end of this year (they were announced back in 2009, but they went back to the drawing board). The new Radeon HD 7000 series may a swell be released with Bulldozer. Intel's Ivy Bridge CPU's and Nvidia's GTX 600 series are suspected to arrive next year. Price drops on current hardware and the introduction of new hardware much better than this generation is pretty darn exciting.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - September 7, 2011 4:27 p.m.

    I wish i understood any of that. I'll leave it to newegg to figure that stuff out.
  • Net_Bastard - September 7, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    Well I'm not going to upgrade my PC in a few years so I'll pass on those.
  • LeSieg - September 7, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    If you read Dave's original preview of the game, it'd make a little more sense as to why it isn't going to consoles. Still, being a console gamer when a game like this is PC exclusive sucks. No matter the reasoning.
  • NuclearXmas - September 7, 2011 4:32 p.m.

    Why, so it can be watered down and look only a quarter as good as it does now?
  • tareq - September 7, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    Already have it pre purchased
  • Yaro - September 7, 2011 2:59 p.m.

    Damn, that sounds weird. Did you buy it before you bought it?
  • tareq - September 7, 2011 8:12 p.m.

    =P Haha no but I did buy it the hour it was available on Steam

Showing 1-18 of 18 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000