Free FIFA 16 demo is now available through Origin


Do you like FIFA 16? The obvious answer is, you don't know, because it's not actually out yet—it won't hit the shelves until September 22, which is still a couple weeks away. But if you think you might, you may now try it out via the free demo that's hovering around on Origin hoping someone remembered to bring a ball.

The site doesn't do an overly good job of detailing what exactly the demo includes, but according to FIFPlay it offers 12 playable teams, including the US and German Women's National Teams, three stadiums, four-minute halves, and "professional/world class" difficulty level. The demo will also support the new FUT Draft, the FIFA Trainer, six new "skill games" that will be playable while matches are loading, and the Bundesliga Broadcast Presentation, which boasts "authentic broadcast graphics" when two of the teams in the demo—Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach—meet at the Borussia-Park stadium.

The FIFA 16 demo is not an insignificant download, clocking in at a little over 3.5GB, and it requires Origin, which may still be a sticking point for some people. But it's also free, so why not, right? Grab it here.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.