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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. 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.
  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. 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
    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. 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
    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: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Mar 11, 2013
    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 continues the story for you, so if you really want so more insight, I would suggest playing Vergil's Downfall. Expand
  2. 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. Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Mar 25, 2013
    Vergil's Downfall chronicles the events that transpire after the conclusion of the main game's story. The DLC contains a new playable character with a completely different move-set to Dante and six brand new missions to play through. I'l keep this short to avoid spoilers. The game play is very entertaining. The plot seemed average at first, but upon replaying it I noticed a lot of symbolism and ways to interpret just what is going on in the DLC. The soundtrack isn't as memorable as the main game. The visuals still look great but some of them (quite a lot actually) are ripped straight from the main game. If you enjoyed DmC, this is worth the price tag. If not, you probably won't enjoy this.
    Also, for those of you who tremble at the thought of Dante's new look, this DLC has a white haired protagonist.
  5. Mar 6, 2013
    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.
  6. 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... Expand