Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    83
    The first DMC paid DLC brings us into Vergil's dark world, delving into his story. The DLC is quite short, and lacks the action of the original. Even though the fans of the saga can be interested in knowing the hidden background of Dante's twin brother, it strikes us as a bit overpriced.
  2. Mar 11, 2013
    82
    Vergil's Downfall is worth playing through if you enjoyed DmC at all, and you could do a lot worse with $9.
  3. 80
    The tragic story of Vergil and the comic-book way it is told, as well as the ability to play as Vergil himself, make these few short chapters more than worth getting. This content may not be quite as good as the original game, but it’s a must-have for any fan of the Devil May Cry series.
  4. Play UK
    Apr 23, 2013
    76
    A great add-on with an entirely new character to learn, Vergil's Downfall might not set the world alight with storytelling or environmental design, but the core combat is still so fantastic that this is well worth a look. [Issue#230, p.79]

Awards & Rankings

User Score
4.2

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    8
    This is a fantastic piece of DLC. Packed full of upgrades, trophies, new levels and a few new demons. Vergil controls somewhat differently toThis is a fantastic piece of DLC. Packed full of upgrades, trophies, new levels and a few new demons. Vergil controls somewhat differently to Dante, but once you wrap your head around the differences he can be a lot of fun to play as. The way Vergil slips deeper and deeper into a more twisted and evil version of himself (bringing him closer to what we saw in DMC3) is handled with such aplomb by Ninja Theory, they should be highly commended for what they have managed to do not just here, but with the full game as well. The scene is well set up for (hopefully) a sequel on the next gen. Full Review »
  2. Apr 8, 2016
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Its more of DmC Devil May Cry for better and for worst. This time you take control of Virgil after he was defeated by Dante in the end of the main game. The story follows his trip through limbo as he fully embraces his demonic heritage and vows revenge on Dante which will be in sequel that would most likely never come. The problems and strengths of the gameplay are present in this dlc but there are a few tweaks. For example, Vergil's devil trigger gives him a shadow puppet that attacks the opponents based on the input from the d-pad. The dlc gives you six more missions to play with and the combat is still smooth but the problems are more apparent without the weapon variety. The final mission involves a horde mode that is just as unforgiving as the previous games and will test your limits. As far as the story is concerned it is an interesting character study for this incarnation of Virgil but it is plagued with obvious symbolism and a predictable outcome. The new demons are tough to bring down and could even act as mini bosses which take a lot of hits. Your tolerance for these enemeys will depend on your level of patience. With all of that said. Vergil's Downfall is a nice package with a fair share of problems and I reccomend you play it with caution Full Review »
  3. Mar 19, 2016
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. Its more of DmC Devil May Cry for better and for worst. This time you take control of Virgil after he was defeated by Dante in the end of the main game. The story follows his trip through limbo as he fully embraces his demonic heritage and vows revenge on Dante which will be in sequel that would most likely never come. The problems and strengths of the gameplay are present in this dlc but there are a few tweaks. For example, Vergil's devil trigger gives him a shadow puppet that attacks the opponents based on the input from the d-pad. The dlc gives you six more missions to play with and the combat is still smooth but the problems are more apparent without the weapon variety. The final mission involves a horde mode that is just as unforgiving as the previous games and will test your limits. As far as the story is concerned it is an interesting character study for this incarnation of Virgil but it is plagued with obvious symbolism and a predictable outcome. The new demons are tough to bring down and could even act as mini bosses which take a lot of hits. Your tolerance for these enemeys will depend on your level of patience. With all of that said. Vergil's Downfall is a nice package with a fair share of problems and I reccomend you play it with caution. Full Review »