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  • Summary: In a large American metropolis, a man named Dante, a private investigator of the supernatural, is seeking revenge for the death of his mother and brother. The world is waiting, for Dante is no ordinary man, and with his father's sword in hand, he must enter the demon realm and avengeIn a large American metropolis, a man named Dante, a private investigator of the supernatural, is seeking revenge for the death of his mother and brother. The world is waiting, for Dante is no ordinary man, and with his father's sword in hand, he must enter the demon realm and avenge mankind. [Capcom] Expand
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 37
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  1. Perhaps the coolest evolution of the survival horror series yet, even besting "Onimusha Warlords," without breaking a sweat.
  2. 100
    Quite possibly the game of the year – if you liked "Onimusha," then Devil May Cry will definitely possess you.
  3. With the exception of a rather throwaway plot, absolutely no part of Devil May Cry escapes the realm of coolness superior. [Nov 2001, p.152]
  4. Control wise, this setup is a major improvement over the stiff and cumbersome control scheme of RE series. Everything moves swiftly, smoothly, with dead on response to your button action.
  5. 92
    The fastest, sexiest, loudest, and, like all things spawned from the bowels of hell, intensely addictive assault on your senses to hit the PS2 thus far.
  6. Above all else, this game is spooky, stylish and most importantly, fun from beginning to end.
  7. While camera problems are nothing new, Devil May Cry's biggest flaw is that it ends too quickly. Thus, its biggest strength is also its biggest weakness: the fast-paced nature of the game makes it easier to finish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 98 out of 115
  2. Negative: 5 out of 115
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    10
    Very fun and old school game. it still is the best in the series and the game has lots of soul. Very nice environments, character and enemyVery fun and old school game. it still is the best in the series and the game has lots of soul. Very nice environments, character and enemy designs, good music, really cant go wrong with this game. Expand
  2. CoolDude
    Apr 3, 2003
    10
    Brillllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!! but play DMC2 as it is so much better.
  3. Jul 7, 2013
    10
    Devil May Cry is one of the best PS2 games I have played. It is challenging, entertaining, and crazy. The game is full of different kinds ofDevil May Cry is one of the best PS2 games I have played. It is challenging, entertaining, and crazy. The game is full of different kinds of combos and weapons that you can swap mid-battle, for even crazier combos. Dante doesn't get much dialogue in this which is upsetting because he proves that he is an awesome character in the 3rd game. I reccomend this to anybody with a PS2 or PS3. Expand
  4. Taj
    Apr 17, 2005
    10
    Great game. Offered the best in the action genre at it's time.
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    9
    Played it for the first time just now (2015) so hard to rate it fairly. Would've been a 9.5 back in it's day, but even today I'd still rate itPlayed it for the first time just now (2015) so hard to rate it fairly. Would've been a 9.5 back in it's day, but even today I'd still rate it an 8. Great gameplay, boss battles and difficulty. A lot like Ninja Gaiden, the only downside is the annoying fixed camera positions, which can make boss battles that much harder. Expand
  6. JonathanF.
    Mar 31, 2005
    9
    By far the best PS2 action game I've played in a while. Although the camera can get a little frustrating at times, Dante attacks with By far the best PS2 action game I've played in a while. Although the camera can get a little frustrating at times, Dante attacks with such style and grace that you sometimes think he is one with the sword. It gets a little hard at times . . . but you can forgive it as Dante is just SO DAMN COOL ! ! ! Expand
  7. [Anonymous]
    Dec 16, 2001
    0
    I was TOTALLY turned off by the extremely show-stopping camera angles. This is a virtually unplayable game to my opinion. I feel so sorry to I was TOTALLY turned off by the extremely show-stopping camera angles. This is a virtually unplayable game to my opinion. I feel so sorry to have bought that one! Expand

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