• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 24, 2006
  • Also On: PC
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 302 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 14 out of 302
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  1. Jan 25, 2013
    7
    Better than DMC2, DMC4 and of course DmC, but still only decent compared to DMC1. It can get pretty fun at times if you don't stick to one style or move to play the game but instead find different ways to beat it.
  2. Apr 29, 2018
    7
    A great, fun game that feels like an advancement of the first game rather than the second. It features the same witty Dante again, whilst increasing range of combat abilities. The atmosphere is good, but not quite as impressive as the first, and the enemy designs also fall short of the impact first game, like the Marionettes. The camera is still frustrating at times, especially in theA great, fun game that feels like an advancement of the first game rather than the second. It features the same witty Dante again, whilst increasing range of combat abilities. The atmosphere is good, but not quite as impressive as the first, and the enemy designs also fall short of the impact first game, like the Marionettes. The camera is still frustrating at times, especially in the God-cube chamber. The story is good, and ties in well to the first game, whilst keeping the characters interesting. Levels are wider than the first game, with more unique bosses, which allows the game to feel more enjoyable, with more ways to doge enemies as well. Overall a great game. Expand
  3. Jan 16, 2013
    10
    This is DMC3, but with Vergil and Bloody Palace added in. This is the version you should get, those added extras are pretty cool. Playing as vergil is awesome, you just play through the main game with him instead of Dante. He has his trademark moves from his boss battles, and a couple of new ones. He is highly aggressive - though he does have evasion in the form of teleportation. TheThis is DMC3, but with Vergil and Bloody Palace added in. This is the version you should get, those added extras are pretty cool. Playing as vergil is awesome, you just play through the main game with him instead of Dante. He has his trademark moves from his boss battles, and a couple of new ones. He is highly aggressive - though he does have evasion in the form of teleportation. The thing that's best about him is that he does feel very different to Dante, it means you have to play differently, and master him separately. But here's my DMC3 review: What a brilliant game! Extremely hard, enemies coming from all over the place, slick 60 frames per second, tonnes of boss battles. The system is fair and responsive, everything is programmed correctly to make a fine experience. It has six fighting styles, so you choose one at the start of each mission. Trickster is for dodging, royalguard is for intercepting and stopping attacks, swordmaster is for showing off, gunslinger is for making guns more stylish at a distance, quicksilver is for slowing down time, and doppelganger means you can split into 2! Combine this with the fact that you have 5 swords and 5 guns - and you can take 2 of each of those into each mission, and you have... 600 combinations in total! Keep experimenting and you will never get bored. This is one of the best games on the PS2 and stands up today. Collapse

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#9 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
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#8 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    86
    The extras are nice, but the most important feature is the tweaked difficulty level. No more tears while playing! [Oct 2006]
  2. 80
    The game's a little easier this time, but playing through with Vergil is a completely different experience.
  3. Game Informer
    90
    Far more than a new skin for the same action, playing as Vergil drastically alters the way you approach Devil May Cry. [Feb 2006, p.106]