Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, the action role-playing game, has received a free demo available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S. Players can try out the first mission, with any progress made carrying over to the full game upon purchase. The title scored 78/100 on Metacritic and 80/100 on OpenCritic, with 85% of over 2,100 Steam reviews being positive.

Banishers Ghosts of New EdenImage: EnsiplayReleased in February 2024, Banishers is set in the haunted town of New Eden in 1695. Protagonists Antea Duarte and Red Macrey hunt ghosts, but when Antea herself becomes a spirit, Red seeks to bring his companion back to life.

The free demo serves as a smart marketing move, allowing potential buyers to sample the game's merits. Given the high critical acclaim and positive user reception, the demo could attract a new audience to this intriguing title. The ability to transfer progress to the full version also incentivizes those interested after trying the demo.

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