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 52
  2. Negative: 15 out of 52
  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. CrazyM.
    Apr 17, 2003
    7
    Graphics are mildly better then the first game but there are many down sides which include: dodgey camera angles and poorly made bosses.
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    6
    Pales in comparison to the original. Hard to put a finger on what it is but it's just nowhere near as fun. The boss fights aren't memorable orPales in comparison to the original. Hard to put a finger on what it is but it's just nowhere near as fun. The boss fights aren't memorable or difficult like they were in the first, and it doesn't have the closed-in/claustrophobic feel either.
    Story is barely there, and what is there is just random dribble.
    It's still playable, but it's just ok
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  6. ZiftK.
    Oct 13, 2006
    4
    Not a very good game. Dante's disk is atleast DECENT. Dante moves very slugish, and is a very boring character. So, Play the first, Not a very good game. Dante's disk is atleast DECENT. Dante moves very slugish, and is a very boring character. So, Play the first, DMC3, because this game isn't even worth a look. However, if you want to play it THAT bad, rent it, or borrow it, however, I even have to say that's not even worth it. 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

#18 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#36 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003