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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 225 Ratings

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  1. Nov 24, 2012
    10
    Most of players will get bored by the level design since there are only 10 but the plot is not the reason Capcom developed this game;
    Gameplay is Awesome and Deep, Get that S in the Bloody Palace Level if you can do it.
  2. Mar 3, 2011
    10
    While not the best game in the series, it is the best looking a smoothest running one. The DMC franchise is pure gold, and this one is no different. I love the nearly endless combonations of attacks that can be stylishly put together in a mad dash to devastate your enemy. I only have one warning, and that is not to take the game lightly. Even on its easier difficulties, this game will spit you out against the wall and follow it up with a curb-stomping. Learning the dodge mechanics and the new EX-attack system will turn the tables on your enemies, leaving you the one doing the curb-stomping... and following it up with a barrage of bullets to the skull. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    9
    This game is major badass. Not only did it have great characters and voice acting, it contains excellent gameplay and is easily the best one since the first. The first DMC game was great, but had a few cheesy moments. The second one sucked, and the third was pretty good. This one owns 2 and 3, and only beats 1 because it barely had any cheesy moments.

    When I first heard there was going
    to be a Devil May Cry 4, I found out that Dante would no longer be the main character, but Nero would, a new character who looks a lot like Dante and Vergil. I was a bit surprised and thought I would be in for a disappointment. When I finally played it, I found Nero an incredibly different and refreshing character, and I'm glad Dante was at playable for part of the game.

    Devil May Cry fans won't be disappointed with the game, and even people who have haven't played the first three should enjoy this game.
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  4. Mar 18, 2013
    10
    I can honestly say that this game is the best game i have played in a while. Combat is great, story is easy to understand, and the game is a blast to play. While some may argue that backtracking through later levels is tedious and annoying, i personally don't have a problem with it. Buy this game, now, you won't regret it.
  5. Sep 12, 2013
    9
    the perfect sequel for Devil may cry 3 the gameplay is more fast and more awesome huge fun amazing boss battles decent story and very memorable characters
  6. Aug 19, 2013
    9
    Let me start by saying this, you won't be ripping out your hair when playing on Normal/Devil Hunter mode. This was the first game I bought when I got my PS3, and it is easily the enjoyable one that I have played so far. In the game, you play as Nero, a holy knight of the Order of the Sword who witnesses Dante kill the Order's pope in cold blood. Anyway, Nero is sent off to hunt down Dante, which relatively the story. As the story progress, you learn about conspiracies about the Order that all leads up to the final boss. The story does begin to falter near the end, but even so, it is a decent story. Controls are really good which is important for a hack n slash game like this.Nero has a little gimmick that makes the combat more over the top and more enjoyable. This little gimmick is his Devil Bringer. How it works is that you lock on to a enemy to drag them closer to you (or you to it) then you can cause major damage to that enemy. It all varies depending on the enemy you use it on, so it's nice to use against everything to see what it does. Controlling Dante isn't as fun as Nero is, but only by a bit. It is harder to rack up combos with Dante because he can't pull the enemy in. However, it is great that you can access all of his style with the D-pad. Combat is top notch, perhaps the best in the series. It is as over the top as ever. It is incredibly fun to fight and the boss battles are incredibly amazing. The only real complaint I have with the combat is the camera. It can become a bit of a pest at times. Visuals are incredible, everything is clean and it all looks beautiful, whether it's in indoor environments or in outdoor environments. Enemy design is good, character design is good and the voice actors are fitting for their roles. The sound track is easily one of the best I've heard in any game I've played. The track adds quite a bit of the enjoyment to the game. Lastly, Capcom have fixed their difficulty issues for this series. It is easier then the previous game (I'm not sure about DMC2) yet it has a balanced difficulty increase. It will still provide you a challenge, but you will be able to beat the game on Devil Hunter mode. 9.2/10, it is a good game, a worthy addition to the series and a must own for hack n slash lovers. Expand
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 63 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. The newest entry in the revered series features plenty of awesome action, a great new character...and a bit of repetition.
  2. 60
    Devil May Cry 4 is also nothing close to the full next-gen transformation that the moody, gothic world of Capcom’s demons deserved.
  3. Devil May Cry 4 plays exceptionally well. It may not be revolutionary, but it sure won't leave you bored. If anything, Devil May Cry 4 is perhaps even more addictive than the last, thanks to a rather enjoyable, well-done story.