UEFA Euro 2004 demo released

Play with England, France and Portugal for three minutes, and pre-live the excitement of this summer's tournament.

EA has rather quietly sneaked out a PC demo of UEFA Euro 2004, its forthcoming footy title due out on every format except GameCube on May 7th - just in time to capitalise on the tournament of the same name this June. The 98.7MB demo is available from EA's FTP site, and the minimum specs are a 700MHz processor, 128MB RAM (256 on Windows XP or 2000), and a DirectX 9.0 compatible graphics card with 32MB video RAM.

Having had a quick go on it just now, we can report that you get to choose from England, France and Portugal (thereby covering England's opening game and the tournament hosts at least), you can play for one half (three minutes), and it looks like superstar ref Pierluigi Collina is the man in the middle. Unfortunately, early impressions suggest that it's virtually identical to FIFA 2004 in all but presentation terms. We'll let you know how it fares when we sit down with it for a concerted session later on, assuming we can find a suitable game pad - since you can't re-map the controls in the demo and football and keyboards don't really mix anyway.

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