If you were uncertain about the latest Need for Speed, you can give it a go now, as EA and Criterion Games have today released a single-player demo for Need for Speed Most Wanted.

The demo, which is available to download on PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, and starts players behind the wheel of one of the game’s most recognizable, rides: the Aston Martin V12 Vantage.Players can also jack into three additional cars placed in different areas of Fairhaven– the Porsche 911 Carrera S, the Audi R8 GT Spyder and the Ford Focus RS500.

Each vehicle has its own unique races, challenges and mods to unlock. The Autolog 2 social network is available in the demo.

From the press release:

“If there’s something to do, there’s someone to beat – from achieving the best time in a race to the fastest speed through a speedcamera. Players are constantly blazing a trail of high scores not only in their game, but in their friend’s games as well. How can you tell which friend has the furthest jump through a billboard? Autolog 2 puts their face on it.

“New Most Wanted players can achieve up to 50,000 Speed Points in the demo – all of which will carry over into the full game, giving players a flying head start to topping the Most Wanted list.”