If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Viva Piñata US demo

On Live now.

It's taken a while to happen, but Viva Piñata has finally arrived on Xbox Live Marketplace in demo form. Depressingly though, it's only available to US gamers.

That's likely because the demo is set to appear on the UK's Official Xbox Magazine in the near future, where it'll probably occupy the same 1GB of space.

Of course, you could always create a fake US Xbox Live account and use that to download the demo, but we couldn't possibly condone that. Much.

Were you to be a bit NAUGHTY and ILLEGAL though you'd discover that Rare's third big Xbox 360 exclusive is a masterpiece of time-sapping management and creation rituals.

Getting animals to mate and giggling at their silly little dances (foxes doing the Foxtrot, for example) is top fun, and that's before you get into the hidden depths of water features, cross-breeds, variants, fertilisers and setting fire to bats.

For more on what makes it good, plant yourself on the review page. We'll let you know when the demo arrives outside the US.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Tom Bramwell avatar

Tom Bramwell


Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.


More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch