Devil May Cry 2 PlayStation 2

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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 newDante 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] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    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. 80
    What’s really missing is the intense, edge-of-your-seat close-quarter combat that made the first game so arresting.
  3. A title that still has camera faults, is far too easy in some of its boss battles, does little to increase the depth of Dante as a character, and little to freshen the formula that was so winning the first time around.
  4. The problem lies in a finicky third-person perspective camera that swivels around the protagonists. In many cases, it will switch angles right in the middle of combat, making it difficult to stay focused on who or what you're attacking.
  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. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Unfortunately for fans, the whole experience can be summed up in one sentence: Too bland, too easy but looks good.
  7. 30
    One of the most disappointing sequels in gaming history.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 53
  2. Negative: 15 out of 53
  1. DrakeD.
    Aug 9, 2005
    10
    What in the f**k are you people thinking? this game is frickin` awesome it deserves a 10!
  2. AssL.
    Feb 26, 2003
    10
    Excellent game.
  3. RobertL.
    Apr 20, 2003
    9
    Being new to Devil may cry, I must say the first game was awsome. A week later I bought DMC2, I love it the action is just as good as the Being new to Devil may cry, I must say the first game was awsome. A week later I bought DMC2, I love it the action is just as good as the first (though I do miss thumping demons into the air and holding them there) witch is not something easily done in the second game. All in all i feel that I did not waste my money. Who missed Dantes smart mouth?! I beileve thats what made the first one so much fun. Expand
  4. AshleyB.
    Sep 15, 2004
    7
    Very good game and storyline but too short and both discs are too much alike and the attacks are very simple.
  5. Jan 20, 2016
    6
    Game: Devil May Cry 2
    Genre: Action
    Developer: Capcom System: Playstation 2 (PS2) Total Score: 60/100 Value Score: 6.0/10 • Story:
    Game: Devil May Cry 2
    Genre: Action
    Developer: Capcom
    System: Playstation 2 (PS2)
    Total Score: 60/100
    Value Score: 6.0/10

    • Story: 5/10
    • Characters: 4/10
    • GamePlay: 5/10
    • Graphics: 6/10
    • Sound: 5/10
    • Music: 7/10
    • Length: 6/10
    • Replay Value: 8/10
    • Player Value: 4/10

    Pros
    +Ability to swap secondary weapons (Guns) has been added
    +Play as two different characters + one more after finishing the storyline in hard mode for both characters
    +The OST is possibly the best thing about the game but that isnt saying much
    +Game has decent replay value in terms of content such as playing with higher difficulties and with different costumes

    Cons
    -There's no ability to swap primary weapons (Swords)
    -Game is way too easy
    -You can easily kill enemies and bosses with just the basic guns
    -No strategy needed and barely any combos needed to be done to get "Stylish" ranking
    -Some missions are just boss battles or just one area while others are just too long - not balanced at all
    -Some noticeable items from DMC1 is missing such as holy water and replaced with items that are not as useful such as Holy Star (heals poison)
    -Game is way too short even with two and plus one additional playable characters - the length is almost the same as the first game's
    -Puzzles are not well made and some can be just annoying
    -The OST sounds a bit generic
    -The characters' personality and voice acting (specifically Dante's) sound low quality and terrible
    -Some of the visuals and character designs look horrible specifically the enemies - looks worse than the first game's
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  6. Sep 10, 2015
    4
    Devil may cry 2, like devil may cry wasn't intended to be, however a last second change of plans made the sequel to the hit that is devil mayDevil may cry 2, like devil may cry wasn't intended to be, however a last second change of plans made the sequel to the hit that is devil may cry came to be. Devil May Cry 2 gives the player the ability to play as a artificial angel named Lucia, and Dante the demon hunter. Both campaigns trail a quest to stop Atrius from reviving Agrosax from the demon world. Lucia travels to defeat Atrius, while Dante travels to hell to defeat Agrosax. Expand
  7. Dante399L.
    Jan 31, 2008
    0
    It shouldn't have been named Devil May Cry! This title is way too good for this disappointment.

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Awards & Rankings

#17 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#25 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003