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  • Summary: Vergil's Downfall is downloadable content for DmC: Devil May Cry that shows players what happens to Vergil after the events of the main game.

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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. Mar 5, 2013
    70
    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. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Apr 22, 2013
    70
    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]
  6. 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.
  7. Mar 13, 2013
    42
    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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    10
    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, whileA 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. Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2013
    10
    Here comes a perfect dlc that you can play in DmC. But, you're not Dante anymore, you play as Vergil, his brother, and go figure, it continuesHere comes a perfect dlc that you can play in DmC. But, you're not Dante anymore, you play as Vergil, his brother, and go figure, it continues the story for you, so if you really want so more insight, I would suggest playing Vergil's Downfall. Expand
  3. 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. Collapse
  4. Mar 6, 2013
    7
    Pros- -More DMC!
    - free if you pre-ordered
    - has a few Bright spots. Cons- cutscenes are mixed with cheap cartoons. - 3 hours long. -
    Pros- -More DMC!
    - free if you pre-ordered
    - has a few Bright spots.

    Cons- cutscenes are mixed with cheap cartoons.
    - 3 hours long.
    - Not nearly as awesome as the real game.
    - action, story, and overall experience was a bit lacking.
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  5. Apr 8, 2016
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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 Expand
  6. Mar 19, 2016
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand 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. Expand
  7. Oct 9, 2014
    3
    It's hard to believe someone comes up with these kind of "plots" and people in charge approve... The main game itself failed miserably, butIt'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... Expand

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