The Football Manager 2012 PC and Mac demo is available to download now from Steam, Sega has announced.
You can play the first half of the 2011/2012 season and carry on your career when the game launches later this month.
The demo includes QuickStart leagues England, Scotland, France, Spain, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Australia.
The demo is only available on Steam. As revealed last month, to play Football Manager 2012, you need to authenticate through Valve's digital service.
Indeed any version of Football Manager 2012 bought on disc has to be activated through Steam.
Gamers have to have an internet connection for initial activation - a one-time only activation which requires you sign up for a Steam account and install the Steam client.
Once done, the game can be played offline by turning on Steam's Offline mode.