Devil May Cry HD Collection PlayStation 3

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8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 151 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 151
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  1. 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, 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.
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    7
    In my opinion, only DMC3 is really worth playing at in this package. DMC1 is fun, but HD shows the game hasn't aged quite well, with a painful camera on top of that. DMC2 is not entertaining at all, with a silent Dante, the plot doesn't make much sense and is really boring with a character that has no personality and to whom you don't feel any attachment. DMC3 is where the fun beginsIn my opinion, only DMC3 is really worth playing at in this package. DMC1 is fun, but HD shows the game hasn't aged quite well, with a painful camera on top of that. DMC2 is not entertaining at all, with a silent Dante, the plot doesn't make much sense and is really boring with a character that has no personality and to whom you don't feel any attachment. DMC3 is where the fun begins though: it is graphically pretty for a ps2 game, funny cutscenes with a Dante, and an interesting plot on the rivalry between Dante and Vergil. The possibility of playing Vergil is quite nice too. I'm giving it a 7 mostly because I don't believe DMC2 is worth playing at all, whereas DMC1 is fun at times and DMC3 is a must play!! Expand
  3. May 11, 2015
    7
    A difficult collection to mark, the three games having very different qualities.
    Devil May Cry 1 was a revolution when it was released and brought a lot of innovations to the genre, but hasn't aged well, the camera isn't totally reliable, there's not much combo to work with, the story and the characters are very poorly written, and the game is quite short. What was a revolution in 2001 is
    A difficult collection to mark, the three games having very different qualities.
    Devil May Cry 1 was a revolution when it was released and brought a lot of innovations to the genre, but hasn't aged well, the camera isn't totally reliable, there's not much combo to work with, the story and the characters are very poorly written, and the game is quite short. What was a revolution in 2001 is now a just average beat'em all.
    Devil May Cry 2 was and still is very boring , the camera is a nightmare, there was still no work on the story and the characters.
    Devil May Cry 3 is still a great game, with a great story, great boss fights, and Dante is more stylish than ever.

    Concerning the HD makeover, it is not well done, not all the cinematics and the menus are in HD , feels more like a cash-in than a tribute to the licence.
    So in conclusion the final mark depends on what you wish by buying this collection the 1 is worth a 7/10, the 2 a 5/10 and the 3 a 9/10 so it gives an average of 7. I could have lowered the final mark for the lazy port, but 6 was a bit too harsh for two games that marked the history of video-gaming.
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  4. Apr 1, 2013
    5
    Wow peeps, I wish I could be like you. Fun for a couple hours and then devolves into a study on every problem games had back then. These need to be left where they were. The only reason this gets a passing score is because the quality of these games undeniable for the time they were released.
  5. Aug 7, 2015
    7
    I didn't even play the second game which is supposedly less interesting. HD work is pretty much flawless, constant smooth framerate and a graphics style that fits the sharp graphics very well. There's also separate trophies for each game. The games have aged acceptably, where only the camera feels stuck in old-gen. But it just adds extra action that you have to maneuver, adjusting to newI didn't even play the second game which is supposedly less interesting. HD work is pretty much flawless, constant smooth framerate and a graphics style that fits the sharp graphics very well. There's also separate trophies for each game. The games have aged acceptably, where only the camera feels stuck in old-gen. But it just adds extra action that you have to maneuver, adjusting to new angles. It also gives a cinematic effect that presents the visuals impressively. Expand
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
  1. 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]
  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. 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]