Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Apr 9, 2012
    91
    If you've never played the series before, then I'd consider this a must buy, and even if you've played the hell out of these games before, the addition of upscaled graphics and achievement/trophy support is bound to be appealing enough to play through them again.
  2. Apr 9, 2012
    90
    Whether you are exploring the corners of DMC's castle or surfing on a rocket in DMC3, there are a lot of great moments in this collection that will make veterans nostalgic and turn newcomers into fans of the series' unique charm. Bayonetta may have outgunned Dante and Kratos may have outclassed him, but the combat, exploration, and scenarios of the DMC series still offer a thrill to this day.
  3. Apr 3, 2012
    90
    Devil May Cry HD Collection is an absolute must for fervent action enthusiasts, and showcases Capcom's pedigree. The HD quality shines through in almost all aspects, except perhaps the menus and the film sequences, but this is proof that quality never goes out of style.
  4. Apr 9, 2012
    86
    Capcom and Pipeworks did a great job with this HD Collection and it shouldn't be missed by anyone who enjoys third person action.
  5. May 16, 2012
    85
    For a relatively budget price with around 45 hours of total gameplay, gamers who may not have played them in their first release get a reintroduction to one of the PS2's classic protagonists in two good games – DMC1 and DMC3 with a third (DMC2) only worth playing to acquire new added achievements.
  6. Apr 3, 2012
    85
    It is a pleasure to play again the first game and to recover the excellent third entry in the series, which is still one of the best hack and slash games around, and even the second installment is good, if only to show how not to make a sequel. A great HD adaptation which keeps the gameplay intact and takes the game to current displays, and also includes some interesting extras. If you haven't played the originals, it is a great chance to do it.
  7. Sep 17, 2012
    80
    As it stands, Devil May Cry HD Collection is a solid package for action fans.
  8. 80
    DMC and DMC3 have stood the test of time. The real surprise is just how poor Devil May Cry 2 seems now that it can be directly compared. [Issue#84, p.82]
  9. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    Sure, the game hasn't aged as gracefully as I would have liked, but there are some remarkable visual enhancements and a nice stash of new bonus content that fans are sure to love. Plus, the new Achievements are a powerful inducement for possibly playing through all three titles again.
  10. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    The DMC series was and is still worth your time. If you haven't played these gems then you have no excuse, as for the first time Xbox 360 players have it. The HD remake looks lush.
  11. Apr 12, 2012
    80
    Newcomers will find tons to enjoy here, with countless hours of replay value, and over the top action that will make you wonder why you haven't checked the series out before. The only faults to be found here are that none of the FMVs in the game have been altered, making their low-resolution compression look extremely out of place.
  12. Apr 11, 2012
    80
    What makes the Devil May Cry HD Collection truly appealing is the value you get. There are three meaty action games packed into one disc, and all for $40. You simply would be hard-pressed to find a better deal on three games of this caliber.
  13. Apr 8, 2012
    80
    A great collection witch good storytelling and gameplay, highly advised for those who didn't play Dante's adventures last gen. We would have liked more efforts in remastering the graphics tough, with at least better textures expecially in the first two games.
  14. Apr 3, 2012
    80
    Some of DMC HD's content is far from classic, and there are undeniably rough edges. But as a package it offers two fighting games of exceptional quality, with Devil May Cry slick and stylish enough to overshadow its creaky camera, and Devil May Cry 3 still one of the genre's highpoints.
  15. Apr 3, 2012
    80
    Devil May Cry 3 is brilliant and now that this HD version is out I can finally sell off my old 60gb PlayStation 3, which I originally bought so I'd have a modern machine capable of playing it. The other games in the box aren't nearly as essential.
  16. Apr 2, 2012
    80
    This collection is a good way to revisit the two best games in the series, though it may be better suited to newcomers than gamers who just want to relive their favorite moments.
  17. Apr 13, 2012
    79
    Despite its faults, Devil May Cry HD Collection is a nice collection for Hack and Slash fans.
  18. May 16, 2012
    77
    If you've never played these games before, having the first three titles all on one disk is very nice, especially considering the price point.
  19. Apr 3, 2012
    77
    Combat and visuals are as stylish as we recall, but the camera is infuriatingly archaic. [Apr 2012, p.94]
  20. Apr 2, 2012
    77
    Three games in one disc. Two are great games, one is the worst entry in the series, but overall it's a nice HD collection. All the faults are the ones the original games already had, so it's a must buy for hardcore action games fans.
  21. 76
    With three games packed into this collection, this is easily one of the most content-heavy HD collections to date.
  22. Apr 10, 2012
    75
    There are small issues with the HD conversion – especially in the menus – but this still feels like one of the more accomplished HD collections this generation.
  23. 75
    Though Devil May Cry 2's faults required more than just an HD makeover, we won't let one bad apple spoil the bunch. For $40, we're finally getting two of the most extensive and excellent action games of all time, with a decent HD makeover. And that's a deal worth smiling about.
  24. Mar 30, 2012
    75
    The Devil May Cry HD Collection's best assets are its price and the sheer quantity of content. But as years have gone by, the camera stands out as a sore spot on this iconic action series. The combat, difficulty, and highly-critical rating system make it an exciting piece of gaming history and worth checking out if you missed it the first time around.
  25. Apr 26, 2012
    70
    It does feature one of the most disappointing games ever made, but it also stars two of the best games ever made, so it sort of balances out.
  26. 70
    Two great games and an awful one. [May 2012, p.93]
  27. Apr 18, 2012
    70
    If you're a huge fan, you probably didn't wait for this review; just know you're getting nothing more than a facelift in this package.
  28. Apr 16, 2012
    70
    Capcom did not spend a lot of resources to bring Devil May Cry to HD-era. Results ars sometimes poor and this collection is only for gamers that doesn't know Dante's adventures.
  29. Apr 12, 2012
    70
    40 euros for two of the best action games of the past generation is a fair price if you missed them the first time around. Well, there's also Devil May Cry 2 but... who cares?
  30. Apr 4, 2012
    70
    Although the games may not have aged as well as hoped, fans of the series are still going to be getting their money worth with the convenience of having three games on one disc, nearly 100 achievements, and some behind the scenes bonus content.
  31. Apr 23, 2012
    67
    Equal parts brilliant old-school action game, tired last-gen title, and brutal masochistic fever dream, the Devil May Cry HD collection slaps a dubious coat of paint on a classic series and asks the world to pretend it's new and relevant. While fans of the series will dig it, everyone else will be better served by dusting off their PS2s and borrowing a copy of the original Devil May Cry from a friend.
  32. Jun 10, 2012
    60
    This collection is an easy recommendation for fans of the series, who will find it every bit as playable as (and far more attractive than) the PlayStation 2 versions-but it doesn't feel like a definitive edition of the games, and with its near-complete lack of a manual and insufficient in-game tutorials, it makes no effort to ease players unfamiliar with the franchise into the DMC world.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Apr 5, 2012
    8
    I can now play DMC on the Xbox 360. I was expecting a little more polish with the cutscenes and menus. I think everyone knows that these games are very deserving of an HD upgrade, but they should have taken more time to polish the cut scenes and do a complete HD update. I am still a big fan and I love the franchise. I will enjoy playing these games through. Full Review »
  2. Jan 15, 2013
    8
    2 of the greatest action games ever made (and one really bad one) for less than half the price of a new game. Outside of a few tiny emulation issues, you owe it to yourself to play these game if you have any interest in the genre. Perfect for those new to the series or those on a nostalgia kick. Full Review »
  3. Apr 7, 2012
    10
    DMC in HD is still a good game with great characters, great bosses and enemies in super great location. If you have not played DMC need to catch up as soon as possible. Great story you will remember for a very, very long time. In HD the game looks very good, and the music is a great complement. Full Review »