Devil May Cry 2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 25, 2003
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
Buy On
  1. Glaring deficiencies, such as the redundant environments, weak camera system, and most importantly, a severe lack of challenge.
  2. The most monumental loss is style.
  3. 30
    One of the most disappointing sequels in gaming history.

Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#33 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 163 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 54
  2. Negative: 15 out of 54
  1. MattP.
    Apr 13, 2003
    7
    This game just DOES NOT deserve a 10. The camera is terrible, the environments aren't bad but compared to DMC 1 are plain and ugly. This game just DOES NOT deserve a 10. The camera is terrible, the environments aren't bad but compared to DMC 1 are plain and ugly. It's can be finished in under 5 hours (there are two discs-but there the same game) and dosn't have much replay value. A good rental. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 26, 2008
    0
    In sharp contrast to Devil May Cry, the sequel dumbs down the difficulty an extreme amount. It caters to everyone who whined that the first In sharp contrast to Devil May Cry, the sequel dumbs down the difficulty an extreme amount. It caters to everyone who whined that the first was too hard, the game play it watered down, it ruins Dante's lovable cocky, confident, and competent personality, and the characters and storyline are absolutely unengaging. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    6
    Devil May Cry 2 is a pale shadow of the original and stands as the worst entry in the series. The camera is annoying, the targeting system isDevil May Cry 2 is a pale shadow of the original and stands as the worst entry in the series. The camera is annoying, the targeting system is broken, the enemies are tedious, and there is no real story. The worst part is that the difficulty has been dumbed down to the point where the combat is tedious and boring instead of challenging and exciting. There is the potential for a good game here but it's obvious that DMC2 was rushed out the door to cash in on the success of the original. Considering that the original DMC is one of the best action games on the PS2 this game is more of an insult to fans than a sequel. Full Review »