Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
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  1. Apr 17, 2012
    72
    It's not the best HD Collection out there, but it shows us why this series is still around after all these years. Devil May Cry 2 is still a major disappointment, but one part 1 and 3 more than make up for it.
  2. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    May 9, 2012
    70
    The series which influenced the whole action genre grew old but it has good playability and thanks to HD remastering it's still attractive. [May 2012]
  3. Apr 19, 2012
    70
    Buying this collection can be recommended, but only to people wanting to get to know Dante's origins and experience a still fun slasher legend or to those players, who somehow have missed Devil May Cry's original debut. Regular players be warned: a bit archaic graphics can put you off.
  4. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    This is a decent collection but it feels like it's been made very quickly. But even though not everything is in high definition, Dante still rocks!
  5. Apr 10, 2012
    70
    Devil May Cry HD Collection is a compilation of the first three Devil May Cry games from the PlayStation 2. The port includes more additions to the original series that includes trophies and high definition graphics, but the remastering process is not as good as we expected.
  6. Apr 4, 2012
    70
    The remastering process is not as good as we expected, but those three games are still quite fun and addictive.
  7. 70
    At last an HD collection that seems at least somewhat complete, and manages to recapture the magic of what made the original games so influential.
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    May 16, 2012
    65
    Ravaged by time and a poor HD transfer, these games are not only bastard hard, but they're ugly with it. [June 2012, p.111]
  9. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    May 7, 2012
    60
    We could have forgiven the ugly presentation of this collection if more was packed in. Given the second game is a dud, two rushed re-releases of DMC and DMC3 make for an expensive trip down memory lane. Where's DMC4? Where's the demo of the upcoming Devil May Cry reboot? Where's the value? [May 2012, p76]
  10. The real problem, however, is that these are not the kind of games that should be remade in hi-def. With titles such as Shadow Of The Colossus or Metal Gear Solid 3, it figures: these are unique experiences that no game since has been able to recreate, outdo or even capture the spirit of. Devil May Cry was lauded at the time, but the games simply aren't classics in that same bracket.
  11. Apr 3, 2012
    60
    It's kind of hard to advise playing those games today, even though their HD remastering is well-executed. But for gamers who do not mind the visual gap with today's productions, nor the slightly more rigid gameplay of the older games, it's a very nice way to discover the origins of the legendary beat'em all saga.
  12. 60
    This HD Collection feels like a wasted opportunity. If you already have the originals for PlayStation 2, there aren't any other reasons to buy this. Still, three games for 39.99 is a reasonable deal.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 168 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 168
  1. Apr 3, 2012
    10
    Its hard to believe ten years have passed since Dante first swaggered onto our screens in the Devil May Cry series and now here is our chanceIts hard to believe ten years have passed since Dante first swaggered onto our screens in the Devil May Cry series and now here is our chance to catch up. Capcom has managed to do a better job this time around compared to the sloppy HD Resident Evil Collection and disappointing issues with the HD Silent Hill Collection we have a HD collection that stands up to its gaming legacy. Sadly the cutscenes remain in original 4;3 aspect but everything else has being brought up with a nice modern lick. DMC and DMC3 are the picks of the litter whereas 2 is the black sheep, but remains playable and a prime example of how to severely take a series in the wrong direction.

    Devil May Cry set the standard for action games at the time and remains a solid romp with some tough boss fights, plenty of action and camp action. DMC3 remains in my opinion the best action game available. It contains a wealth of content, introducing styles, a huge variety of environments, great variety in enemies and some fantastic set pieces.

    An excellent collection released at a brilliant price and worth is place on anyones shelf beside Bayonetta, God Of War and Ninja Gaiden.
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  2. Jan 27, 2013
    7
    Devil May Cry: HD Collection is a very inconsistent port of three legendary game titles. The only reason this could be considered a success,Devil May Cry: HD Collection is a very inconsistent port of three legendary game titles. The only reason this could be considered a success, is because it's some of the best games of all time on your current console. Buy it only if your interested in a minor upgrade of the PS2 classics. Full Review »
  3. Apr 11, 2012
    10
    The Devil May Cry games were great back on the PS2. The HD collection manages to recapture the magic, with HD visuals in 16:9 widescreen. DMC2The Devil May Cry games were great back on the PS2. The HD collection manages to recapture the magic, with HD visuals in 16:9 widescreen. DMC2 is not as good as DMC1 or DMC3, but two absolutely fantastic games for 39.99 is a great deal. Full Review »