Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 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.
  2. Mar 11, 2013
    Vergil's Downfall is worth playing through if you enjoyed DmC at all, and you could do a lot worse with $9.
  3. Mar 13, 2013
    In the end, it’s worth playing through if you got it free from a pre-order deal when DmC was purchased. But I honestly don’t think it’s worth the $10 asking price.
  4. Mar 5, 2013
    Vergil's Downfall has the misfortune of coming right after DmC: this DLC is by no means a bad add-on, yet it's not quite on par with the surprisingly high standards of the original game by Ninja Theory. If you feel like fighting some more, give it a go, but just don't expect Vergil to be as satisfying and appealing as Dante.
  5. Mar 5, 2013
    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.
  6. The cutscenes consist of 2D-animations, a sign that Ninja Theory didn't put everything they had into this DLC. But to be fair: playing with Vergil feels like a completely new experience. [April 2013, p.88]
  7. Apr 23, 2013
    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]
  8. 55
    Vergil's Downfall, while unable to reach it's full potential, isn't terrible. Vergil's unique combat mechanics are fun and engaging, but everything else just feels too lazily slapped together to ignore.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 5, 2013
    This 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. Oct 9, 2014
    It's hard to believe someone comes up with these kind of "plots" and people in charge approve... The main game itself failed miserably, but the DLC took it to another level. I almost feel bad for the effort that's been put into the game, and the DLC... Even the combat system felt clumsy and dull compared to Dante's... Full Review »
  3. Oct 11, 2013
    A very nice in-depth look into one of the leading characters of DmC. This DLC pack was full of excellent story-telling and gameplay, while giving a deeper look into Vergil's descent into insanity. This DLC pack even further leaves DmC wide open for a riveting sequel. Full Review »