March 5th 2009 9:52 am PT

Demo: Wheelman


Content: Wheelman Demo
Price: Free
Availability: All Xbox LIVE regions
Size: 1.31 GB
Dash Text: [ESRB: T (Teen) STRONG LANGUAGE,SUGGESTIVE THEMES,VIOLENCE] This demo contains a sample of the Wheelman story mode, plus 2 out of 105 side missions available in the full game.

Add this demo to your Xbox 360 download queue


For details on this game and demo, be sure to listen to my March 2nd podcast, where I talked to game producer Shaun Himmerick.

Demo, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Sticky Owens

    its demo tastic on XBL at the moment :d

  • pickassoreborn

    Enjoy the demo, folks :)

  • MeS FEAR

    cool…will have to get the demo

  • Bennyishere

    Let’s see if it’s as bad as it looks.

  • r3dreck

    Gotta try it out, hopefully it won’t be bad. Be a decent sub $15 game.

  • Warrengonline

    Hmm, I was a bit downed that I could not download it yesterday. The movie put a huge smile on my face! “Total Pandemonium” on the multiplayer streets hopefully. I look forward to playing the demo. I think we may have a winner.

  • TLF Rambo

    Anyone keep getting this “500 Server Error” from marketplace?

  • Warrengonline

    Yup. Thought it was me again. I will just wait, what else can we do.

  • Quicksilver4648

    “500 – Server error” works for me but whenever I go to the demo page of the game I get that error.

  • AndyTheAssassin

    random heads up – Gold Benefits link ( goes to content not found page.

    I was intrigued as to what other reasons you have for me to upgrade to a Gold Membership. Though seeing I didn’t play online much (when I had a gold account) and it’s £35 here in the UK (I hear it’s usually about $30 in the US), it’s just not viable at the moment.

  • SpiralGray

    I’m getting the same result as Quicksilver4648, “500 – Server error” when I try to get any of the demos (Wheelman, Death Tank, Exit 2). Sigh, so much for the convenience of adding them to my queue from

  • Biomonkey

    I believe the Marketplace section of is down at the moment, because works but when I try to just go to the Marketplace I get the “500-Server Errort”. I will try later after I get done working.

  • Quicksilver4648

    Alright, the Marketplace is working for me again. No more server error.

  • Ark Hunter

    I’m getting that 500 server error also.

  • Twilight Miasma

    I’m getting the 500 server error D:.

  • Anonymous

    It’s as bad as I thought it would be.. Sloppy graphics and gameplay as expected.

  • Quicksilver4648

    Whoops, the 500 Server error is back.

  • TLF Rambo

    Wow, they just fixed it and the 500 server error returns… again!!!

  • ElektroDragon

    Bad? Are you kidding me? I thought this was fun! Compared to the recent Wanted and WWE demos, this thing looks and plays like a AAA title!

  • VGO ottoman673

    i’m gonna buy this just to support Midway.

    They’re a good company that got screwed over by a bad CEO.

    Midway must live on. Where would gaming be without alot of the games they put out in the late 80’s-early 90’s?

  • MeS FEAR

    The Game is not so bad…but i realised that the graphics are not so nice like it deserved to be for a vin diesel game. And the car physics are just terrible…if this game would have realistic physics then the graphics wouldnt bother me but otherwise the game is good.

  • Mehar

    MeS FEAR: Its not supposed to have realistic physics, its a “Hollywood” game, (think arcadey). The graphics aren’t bad especially considering the amount of things available in the world.

    I’m going to buy this regardless to support Midway, David Zucker and Sumner Redstone (Who just got subpoenaed today for fraud btw regarding the Midway sale) screwed over Midway. Matt Booty seems like he knows what he is doing and can get the company back on track once they are out of bankruptcy.

  • TES7769

    I’m thinking the Butcher Bay sequel is goign to be a better Diesel game.Wheelman isn’t bad,but if it’s more of the demo content then it will be an average action game.

  • Warrengonline

    Well, I played the first 10 minutes of Wheelman demo and I have to say it rocks! The graphics are not up to par such as Burnout Paradise, the crash through parks, alleyways and even building just put the icing on the cake!! I will have to say, it is missing ONLY blood on the windshield ala Die Hard Trilogy (Die Hard: With a Vengeance) on PS1. This felt like an updated version… “Turn Left! ….. “Turn Right…. alright McClain…”. If the graphics are going to be updated, it is okay, but PLEASE let me assure me that there is going to be 6+ PLAYER ONLINE BATTLE MODE. That’s my 100% selling point. Battling and racing each other around the city with pick up and drop off points.

    I love the map’s simplicity, SO MUCH easier to read than Burnout Paradise’s – no more On-Star directions from friends for me.

    Now the bad parts, it is a demo, but the shooting (LB) is not natural to me, LT (or RB) possibly + Aiming with the Right Thumbstick works. Re-Mapping the buttons is in order. Other than that, I’m ready to rock – (downgrading my copy of RE5 CE to Standard for extra for this).

  • zxcoolbird

    cant wait to get the demo and also i cant wait to buy halo wars

  • Warrengonline

    Scratch my earlier comment about shooting with the RT…. its there with the tricks and such. COOL! It’s not natural or expected, but feels great.

  • Robschach

    It’s a lot of fun this game. I really enjoy the demo. I love crazy arcadey games like this.

  • MisterDiPY

    Wow this game is fun! Only had 5 minutes to try it, look forward to playing it more later on!

  • SirJOW

    It would have been a winner had it had multiplayer! Reminded me a lot of my favorite XBOX game of all time; Midtown Madness 3. A game that was never made backwards compatible and abandoned:-( It’s very sad considering it was even a MS title.

  • Warrengonline

    It’s a winner, but online multiplayer would just be totally awesome to behold and play. “Street Fighter: With Vehicles”!!! “5 Smash T-Bone Combo!” Or play on teams – one player is the driver and the other shoots outside of the vehicle on the passenger side (and/or the driver can shoot out the driver’s side). And this is special as the passenger could wield and use a rocket launcher, grappling chain w/ anchor to stop other vehicles dead in their tracks. Okay, okay, this is becoming Twisted Metal on crack, but oh how sweet it would be – and not dark and demented which costed that franchise its glee and fun of blowing up things.

    Midtown Madness 3? Hmm, I think I’ll youtube that. Wheelman, 8 Player Online, keep it small, fast loading, more crashes and team-ups.