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  • Summary: Dante is back! Prepare for the next, stylish chapter of Capcom's ultimate action thriller, Devil May Cry. Dante, the mysterious half-man, half-demon action hero is back to battle the legions of the underworld. Sporting trash-taling attitude and rock star good looks, Dante launches into a new adventure with twice the environments, twice the graphic sizzle and twice the gameplay of the original. [Capcom] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. Lucia's tale alone, a cruel sonnet of self realization wrapped in a story steeped in religious overtones, is reason enough to buy this game. [Mar 2003, p.40]
  2. A major disappointment... The inclusion of additional playable characters sweetens the deal a bit, but the fact remains that DMC2 is too easy, too short, and too inconsistent in terms of storyline to be considered a worthy successor.
  3. 75
    A great game... just not as good as the original. I'm all for the evolution of a series and it's characters, but when it means slowing down a character so he/she will look cooler is just plain ridiculous.
  4. One of the most enjoyable (and expensive!) guilty pleasures of 2003 so far, but one that falls short of its predecessor’s ahead-of-its-time greatness.
  5. The problem is that the game was taken from its original close quarters setting and brought to a more open setting. Something about it just doesn’t feel right.
  6. The game seems to have taken a step back in the "cool moves that are also helpful" department. [Mar 2003, p.106]
  7. 30
    One of the most disappointing sequels in gaming history.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 49
  2. Negative: 12 out of 49
  1. DrakeD.
    Aug 9, 2005
    What in the f**k are you people thinking? this game is frickin` awesome it deserves a 10!
  2. OrenM.
    Apr 8, 2003
    This game is so fun, I really feel 7 years younger now playing tomb-raid 1, or even more younger playing Quake 1. What doubles the fun is the double adventure of dante and lucia. I already wait for the DMV3... Expand
  3. MarkL.
    Dec 1, 2003
    I throughly enjoyed this game even so that i have done all the modes.
  4. Jul 7, 2013
    Devil May Cry 2 is what happens when you take DMC1, and take away the challenging difficulty, the funny one-liners from Dante (they virtually made him mute), and the great characters (Lucia was one of my main problems with this game). But that doesn't mean it's a bad game. The gameplay improved incredibly in this game, and the bosses were enjoyable. Some of the levels were really backtracky, but that's fine. If you happen to pick up the DMC HD Collection, I would recommend you play this, despite it being the weakest of the 4. Expand
  5. AdamW.
    Dec 11, 2007
    This game got a seven from me only because of the ability to play as Trish!
  6. May 19, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Easily the worst of the series, Devil May Cry 2 attempts to streamline the gameplay by doing away with the most interesting game mechanics of its predecessor. Less focus on upgrading weapons and learning new moves, more focus on art and story. STORY, I'll remind everyone, in a game made by Capcom. So since this isn't Resident Evil we're talking about, assume the story here sucks the big one. DMC2 does, however, kick a lot of ass, but the action is poorly split up, and the game is over too soon. The worst part is, once you beat the game you figure out what the second disc is for; replaying the game as a crappier character. Bor-ring. Thankfully, each DMC since this turd has been a blast. Expand
  7. Dante399L.
    Jan 31, 2008
    It shouldn't have been named Devil May Cry! This title is way too good for this disappointment.

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