• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jan 25, 2003
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  • Summary: Dante is back! Prepare for the next, stylish chapter of Capcom's ultimate action thriller, Devil May Cry. Dante, the mysterious half-man, half-demon action hero is back to battle the legions of the underworld. Sporting trash-taling attitude and rock star good looks, Dante launches into a newDante is back! Prepare for the next, stylish chapter of Capcom's ultimate action thriller, Devil May Cry. Dante, the mysterious half-man, half-demon action hero is back to battle the legions of the underworld. Sporting trash-taling attitude and rock star good looks, Dante launches into a new adventure with twice the environments, twice the graphic sizzle and twice the gameplay of the original. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Lucia's tale alone, a cruel sonnet of self realization wrapped in a story steeped in religious overtones, is reason enough to buy this game. [Mar 2003, p.40]
  2. 80
    What’s really missing is the intense, edge-of-your-seat close-quarter combat that made the first game so arresting.
  3. A title that still has camera faults, is far too easy in some of its boss battles, does little to increase the depth of Dante as a character, and little to freshen the formula that was so winning the first time around.
  4. The problem lies in a finicky third-person perspective camera that swivels around the protagonists. In many cases, it will switch angles right in the middle of combat, making it difficult to stay focused on who or what you're attacking.
  5. The problem is that the game was taken from its original close quarters setting and brought to a more open setting. Something about it just doesn’t feel right.
  6. Cheat Code Central
    60
    Unfortunately for fans, the whole experience can be summed up in one sentence: Too bland, too easy but looks good.
  7. 30
    One of the most disappointing sequels in gaming history.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 71
  2. Negative: 23 out of 71
  1. DrakeD.
    Aug 9, 2005
    10
    What in the f**k are you people thinking? this game is frickin` awesome it deserves a 10!
  2. Oct 24, 2018
    10
    This is not the best game in the series, but one of the most important is defined. It was here that the following important things for theThis is not the best game in the series, but one of the most important is defined. It was here that the following important things for the series first appeared: bloody palace / running along the walls / dodging / fighting in the air / choosing levels / improved rank calculation at the end of the level / golden spheres resurrecting the player / pumping guns / two chapter (+ third unlockable) . I love this game, not as much as DMC1 and DMC3, but I still like it very much. Expand
  3. May 5, 2018
    9
    This game was equally as fun for me as the first game and while it may be the worst out of the three, compared to many games that were outThis game was equally as fun for me as the first game and while it may be the worst out of the three, compared to many games that were out that year, it's not that far off to be in the top 10% of games that came out that year. Expand
  4. AshleyB.
    Sep 15, 2004
    7
    Very good game and storyline but too short and both discs are too much alike and the attacks are very simple.
  5. Jun 1, 2015
    6
    Pales in comparison to the original. Hard to put a finger on what it is but it's just nowhere near as fun. The boss fights aren't memorable orPales in comparison to the original. Hard to put a finger on what it is but it's just nowhere near as fun. The boss fights aren't memorable or difficult like they were in the first, and it doesn't have the closed-in/claustrophobic feel either.
    Story is barely there, and what is there is just random dribble.
    It's still playable, but it's just ok
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  6. Mar 22, 2015
    4
    Devil may cry 2, like devil may cry wasn't intended to be, however a last second change of plans made the sequel to the hit that is devil mayDevil may cry 2, like devil may cry wasn't intended to be, however a last second change of plans made the sequel to the hit that is devil may cry came to be. Devil May Cry 2 gives the player the ability to play as a artificial angel named Lucia, and Dante the demon hunter. Both campaigns trail a quest to stop Atrius from reviving Agrosax from the demon world. Lucia travels to defeat Atrius, while Dante travels to hell to defeat Agrosax. Expand
  7. Dante399L.
    Jan 31, 2008
    0
    It shouldn't have been named Devil May Cry! This title is way too good for this disappointment.

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#8 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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#9 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003