Demo pals - PAL PlayStation demos

OPM special issues Europe

This page documents the demos which came with special issues of the official magazines in all PAL regions, except Germany. The German OPM special demos are listed on a separate page. There are also some Essential PlayStation demos which came with special issues outside of the UK, and a few dedicated demos which came with OPM as well; neither are repeated on this page. Sorted by SCED number.

PlayStation Kids

SCED-01229 9725725

Notes
Included with special issue 1-1998 in Germany.
Playable
Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot 2
Croc
Formula Karts
Hercules
Overboard
Pandemonium 2
Parappa The Rapper
Rayman
Tekken 2
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  • France
  • PlayStation Kids
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  • Germany
  • PlayStation Kids

Football Special

SCED-01387

Playable
Actua Soccer
Actua Soccer 2
Adidas Power Soccer International '97
Adidas Power Soccer International 98
Kick-Off World
Power Soccer 2
Striker '96
Three Lions
World League Soccer '98
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  • Italy
  • Ufficiale PlayStation Speciale Calcio
    9754220
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  • Spain
  • Edición Oficial Española PlayStation Magazine Disco 1
    9754220
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Football Special
    711719742821

Ufficiale PlayStation Speciale Calcio [hide images]

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Racing Special EURO

SCED-01640

Playable
Circuit Breakers
Colin McRae Rally
Destruction Derby 2
Gran Turismo
Motorhead
S.C.A.R.S
Test Drive 5
TOCA
Wipeout 2097
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  • Italy
  • Ufficiale PlayStation Speciale Corse
    9762423
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  • Spain
  • Edición Oficial Española PlayStation Magazine Disco 2
    9762423
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Racing Special
    711719762324

Beat-Em-Up Special

SCED-01991

Playable
Battle Arena Toshinden 2
Bloody Roar
Cardinal Syn
Dead Or Alive
Dynasty Warriors
Mortal Kombat 3
Tekken 2
Tekken 3
Victory Boxing 2
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  • Italy
  • Ufficiale PlayStation Speciale Picchiaduro
    9782520
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  • Spain
  • Beat-Em-Up Special (Disco 3)
    9782520
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Beat 'Em Up Special
    711719782421

OPSM Platinum Special Demo (All)

SCED-02122

Playable
Crash Bandicoot 2
Doom
Formula 1 '97
G-Police
Gran Turismo
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
Porsche Challenge
Ridge Racer Revolution
Tekken 2
Tomb Raider
Tomb Raider 2
Wipeot 2097
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  • France
  • PlayStation Magazine Platinum
    9794929
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Platinum Special
    711719794820

The Best Games Ever

SCED-02327

Notes
A black disc exists.
Playable
Ape Escape
Cool Boarders 3
Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
Driver
Gran Turismo
ISS Pro 98
Metal Gear Solid
Ridge Racer Type 4
Tekken 3
Tomb Raider 3
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  • UK
  • The Best PlayStation Games Ever
    711719855125
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  • Australia
  • Official Australian PlayStation Xmas Special
    711719882428

Best Horror Games Ever Demo

SCED-02420

Notes
The Polish version strictly speaking didn't come with a special issue, it came with regular issue 5 of OPM Poland.
Playable
Deathrap Dungeon
Dino Crisis
Doom
Exhumed
Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
Nightmare creatures
Quake II
Silent Hill
Trailer
Carmageddon
Resident Evil
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  • Italy
  • PlayStation Plus 07
    9883029
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  • Poland
  • Oficjalny Polski PlayStation Numer 5 Total Horror
    9883029
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  • Spain
  • PlayStation Básico 4 Especial Terror
    9883029
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  • UK
  • The Best Horror Games Ever
    7117719882923
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  • Australia
  • Official Australian PlayStation Collection Q2
    711719883128

Best Sports Games Ever Demo

SCED-02421

Playable
Actua Ice Hockey 2
Anna Kournikova's Smash Court Tennis
Cool Boarders 3
FIFA 2000
ISS Pro '98
Jonah Lomu Rugby
This Is Football
Tony Hawk Skateboarding
Victory Boxing 2
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  • Spain
  • PlayStation Especial Deportes 4
    9880820
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  • UK
  • The Best Sports Games Ever
    711719880721
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  • Australia
  • Official Australian PlayStation Sports Special SS
    711719882527

UK The Best Racing Games Ever

SCED-02492 711719884521

Playable
Circuit Breakers
Colin McRae Rally
Crash Team Racing
Driver
Gran Turismo 2
Ridge Racer Type 4
Speed Freaks
TOCA 2
V-Rally 2
Wip3out
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Australia Kids Demo 01

SCED-02542 9142225

Playable
Kingsley's Adventure
Spyro The Dragon 2
Tarzan
Trailer
A Bug's Life
Barbie Race And Ride
Buster And The Beanstalk
Disney's Story Studio: Mulan
Muppet Race Mania
Other
Web-site
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OPSM Best Ever Ever Games Demo

SCED-02851

Playable
Driver
FIFA 2000
Gran Turismo 2
Metal Gear Solid
Tomb Raider The Last Revelation
Trailer
Crash Bandicoot 3
Final Fantasy VIII
Wip3out
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  • Italy
  • Playstation Plus 09
    9175421
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  • Spain
  • Edición Oficial Española PlayStation Especial Número 5
    9175421
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Best Games Ever!
    711719175322
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  • Australia
  • Official Australian Playstation Collector's Edition CE
    711719175520

Best Sports Games Ever 2000

SCED-03167

Notes
The Spanish variant came with a later issue, housed in a larger, extra sleeve. The included demos were probably random to some extent.
Playable
Colin McRae Rally 2
Euro 2000
Sydney 2000
WWF Smackdown
Trailer
Cool Boarders 4
Gran Turismo 2
Ronaldo V-Football
TOCA World Touring Cars
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  • Italy
  • Playstation Plus 10
    9222224
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  • Spain
  • PlayStation Especial Deportes Número 5
    9222224
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  • Spain
  • Edición Oficial Española De PlayStation Magazine
    9222224
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Best Games Ever!
    711719222323

PS One Kids Autumn 2000

SCED-03238 9242024

Playable
Crash Bash
Ms. Pac-man Maze Madness
Spyro 3 The Year Of The Dragon
This Is Football 2
Trailer
Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
Muppet Monster Adventure
The Jungle Book Groove Party
The Little Mermaid II
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  • Italy
  • PS One Kids Autumn 2000
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  • Spain
  • PS One Kids Autumn 2000

OPSM Best PS One Games Ever

SCED-03239

Notes
The Australian edition came with a regular issue of the magazine.
Playable
Metal Gear Solid Special Missions
Tomb Raider The Last Revelation
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Wip3out
Trailer
Alien Resurrection
Driver 2
Gran Turismo 2
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX
Other
Y.V.J. 0.5
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  • Italy
  • Playstation Plus 11
    9244820
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  • Poland
  • Oficjalny Polski PlayStation Magazyn 05/01
    9244820
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  • Spain
  • Edición Oficial Española PlayStation Edición Coleccionistas Número 3
    9244820
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  • UK
  • Official UK PlayStation Best Games Ever!
    711719244721
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  • Australia
  • Official Australian PlayStation Magazine 44
    711719244929

France PS One Kids Autumn 2000

SCED-03340 9245520

Playable
Crash Bash
Ms. Pac-man Maze Madness
Spyro 3 The Year Of The Dragon
Trailer
Aladdin in Nasira's Revenge
Muppet Monster Adventure
The Jungle Book Groove Party
The Little Mermaid II
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UK Official UK PlayStation Best Games Ever!

SCED-03375 711719249627

Playable
Driver 2
Spiderman
Spyro 3 The Year Of The Dragon
TOCA World Touring Cars
Trailer
Alien Resurrection
Tenchu 2
The World Is Not Enough
WWF Smackdown 2
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UK Official UK PlayStation Best Games Ever!

SCED-03408 711719259329

Playable
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
Sled Storm
Sno Cross Championship Racing
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Trailer
Cool Boarders 4
Grind Session
Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX
Moto Racer World Tour
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France PSone Xmas Special

SCED-04019 9404507

Playable
Dancing Stage Party Edition
Firebugs
Gran Turismo 2
ISS Pro Evolution Soccer 2
Jinx
Metal Gear Solid
Peter Pan 2
Stuart Little 2
Treasure Planet
WRC Arcade
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Contributors: Anonymous (Best Horror Italy), coop1826 NZ (SCED-02851 Australia), DZIAD (Best Horror Poland), R. Willis (SCED-03239 Australia)