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  • Summary: In a large American metropolis, a man named Dante, a private investigator of the supernatural, is seeking revenge for the death of his mother and brother. The world is waiting, for Dante is no ordinary man, and with his father's sword in hand, he must enter the demon realm and avengeIn a large American metropolis, a man named Dante, a private investigator of the supernatural, is seeking revenge for the death of his mother and brother. The world is waiting, for Dante is no ordinary man, and with his father's sword in hand, he must enter the demon realm and avenge mankind. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 37
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 37
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  1. Cheat Code Central
    100
    Perhaps the coolest evolution of the survival horror series yet, even besting "Onimusha Warlords," without breaking a sweat.
  2. 100
    Quite possibly the game of the year – if you liked "Onimusha," then Devil May Cry will definitely possess you.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    With the exception of a rather throwaway plot, absolutely no part of Devil May Cry escapes the realm of coolness superior. [Nov 2001, p.152]
  4. Control wise, this setup is a major improvement over the stiff and cumbersome control scheme of RE series. Everything moves swiftly, smoothly, with dead on response to your button action.
  5. 92
    The fastest, sexiest, loudest, and, like all things spawned from the bowels of hell, intensely addictive assault on your senses to hit the PS2 thus far.
  6. Above all else, this game is spooky, stylish and most importantly, fun from beginning to end.
  7. While camera problems are nothing new, Devil May Cry's biggest flaw is that it ends too quickly. Thus, its biggest strength is also its biggest weakness: the fast-paced nature of the game makes it easier to finish.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 7 out of 174
  1. Dec 6, 2011
    10
    Very fun and old school game. it still is the best in the series and the game has lots of soul. Very nice environments, character and enemyVery fun and old school game. it still is the best in the series and the game has lots of soul. Very nice environments, character and enemy designs, good music, really cant go wrong with this game. Expand
  2. StevenC.
    Nov 19, 2001
    10
    3rd favorite, and can you pleas send me some codes, really need it for blue creek apartment. Thanks, Steven.
  3. RyanM.
    May 7, 2004
    10
    Though, now it may be older, it is still an excellent adventure that will leave you all craving more. And sadly the sequel doesn't offer that.
  4. Mar 29, 2013
    9
    Absolutely fun, fun, fun! I played this when it first came out and it has to be one of the best games I played on the PS2. The character wereAbsolutely fun, fun, fun! I played this when it first came out and it has to be one of the best games I played on the PS2. The character were unique and well design, the combat full of action, enemies varied and also very well designed. The game did have some cheezy dialogue, but I found it charming and suited the tone of the game. The game could be a bit hard at times, especially on the higher difficulties (but I guess that was the point of them.) Overall: Devil May Cry is a game for the ages and gave birth to a truly icon character. Expand
  5. Oct 3, 2010
    9
    This game was very refreshing when it came out, very few game had the style and flair this game came packed with. Too bad so many developersThis game was very refreshing when it came out, very few game had the style and flair this game came packed with. Too bad so many developers have tried to copy this formula unsuccessfully and degenerated the genre over the years. Expand
  6. Feb 21, 2021
    9
    Devil May Cry is, apart from the inventor of Hack and Slash, a library of lore that, although simple, is more interesting than it may seem atDevil May Cry is, apart from the inventor of Hack and Slash, a library of lore that, although simple, is more interesting than it may seem at first glance.
    As the first game of the genre and of the saga, it's incredible.

    *STORY*: Dante, a demon hunter, is attacked in his office by Trish, who informs him that the demon emperor Mundus is planning to return.

    Simple but functional and interesting to follow.

    *GAMEPLAY*: As the first Hack and Slash today you can see the seams, but in its day it was a very fun bombshell.

    *GRAPHICS*: Artistically it is very striking, graphically it has its buts, but it is still very remarkable.

    *SOUNDTRACK*: Curious soundtrack, I think it's the first time that in a videogame you could hear something so... quirky.
    However, the dubbing is acceptable / bad.

    *INNOVATION*: Inventor of a genre with one of the most loyal video game fandoms and a saga that has made history. Needless to say more.
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  7. [Anonymous]
    Dec 16, 2001
    0
    I was TOTALLY turned off by the extremely show-stopping camera angles. This is a virtually unplayable game to my opinion. I feel so sorry to I was TOTALLY turned off by the extremely show-stopping camera angles. This is a virtually unplayable game to my opinion. I feel so sorry to have bought that one! Expand

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#5 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#4 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001