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  • Summary: Devil May Cry 3 unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, before the original Devil May Cry, to the fateful clash between Sparda's twin sons, divided by the divergence of their chosen paths. Along the way, Dante encounters formidable foes and unusual characters including a mysteriousDevil May Cry 3 unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante's history, before the original Devil May Cry, to the fateful clash between Sparda's twin sons, divided by the divergence of their chosen paths. Along the way, Dante encounters formidable foes and unusual characters including a mysterious man named Arkham and a female hunter named Lady whose mission is to take down all demons, including Dante. These precursory events disclose the complex roots of Dante's character and reveal insight into his clouded past. In addition to its strong roots, the game increases the intensity of gameplay with a new "style" system, which adds an additional level of depth. Depending on preference, players can choose to use short-range, long-range, defensive or evasive play styles. Each system has its own range of gameplay features and players can choose to power up their favorite style for increased special attack abilities. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 60
  2. Negative: 1 out of 60
  1. The best action game on the current generation of systems; it has everything you could ever want in such a title within the genre – including the most important facet of all, depth – and lots of it too.
  2. That killer axe is just one of the many weapons you'll get to take on hell's minions, and epitomises the game succinctly - oh-so stylish, over the top and yet fiendlishly difficult to master.
  3. A crazy mix of the first two Devil May Cry titles, with a bit of innovation and a more upbeat Dante. The action is flawless.
  4. While not the most innovative game, Devil May Cry 3 has all of the slick combat you would expect out of the title.
  5. DMC3 is truly hardcore and seriously challenging but partly at the expense of being playable and fun. [GamesMaster]
  6. The dialogue and plot are as cheesy as the pizza Dante gobbles while slicing baddies but the presentation is astonishing.
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    30
    As ridiculous and entrenched as its name. [June 2005, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 94
  2. Negative: 6 out of 94
  1. Aug 26, 2012
    10
    Perfect balance between gameplay, difficulty, and graphics.

    10/10 game. Anyone that doesn't like it is an americna crybaby that can't get
    Perfect balance between gameplay, difficulty, and graphics.

    10/10 game. Anyone that doesn't like it is an americna crybaby that can't get past stage 1.
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  2. D.S.
    Jul 27, 2009
    10
    Now don't get me wrong, God Of War (serving as one of many examples) was a great game, but DMC3 Is just simply better than any other Now don't get me wrong, God Of War (serving as one of many examples) was a great game, but DMC3 Is just simply better than any other action/slasher game I've ever played. For one, ill often play a games such as God of War and then feel really stupid for dying because there really isn't any skillful way to kill enemies. This renders dying and winning somewhat unsatisfying. DMC3 Requires patience and genuine skill. The controls are purposefully clunkier that other action games as it requires you to think before action and use more combos. (ie. You must always pay attention the the direction in which your character is facing-- a back analouge move may require a left analouge pull, etc.) Difficulty is somewhat unforgiving but in my opinion, I enjoy it as games are becoming more for the casual gamer. Bottom line, Go buy this game at all costs, just as long as you're ready for a hell of a challenge. Expand
  3. May 26, 2021
    10
    this game is pure greatness probally not the best in the series because of dmc5 but even now brings back much nostalgia, one of the best gamesthis game is pure greatness probally not the best in the series because of dmc5 but even now brings back much nostalgia, one of the best games i played in my life Expand
  4. ErikoT.
    Mar 2, 2005
    10
    The opening cinematic alone is worth a 10.
  5. Sep 6, 2021
    9
    This was the first Devil May Cry game I played and Holy **** I love it, and whilst it's not my personal favourite, I can see why it's regardedThis was the first Devil May Cry game I played and Holy **** I love it, and whilst it's not my personal favourite, I can see why it's regarded as the best in the series! This game introduced the crazy, stylish, combo-focused action DMC is known for nowadays, with the combo's that you're able to pull off delivering a very satisfying experience! Like the first two DMC games, this one has a kick-ass soundtrack, and with Shawn 'Shootie HG' McPherson's awesome vocals, these tracks are even better, especially the game's main theme "Devil's Never Cry"! This was also the first time we saw the really cheesy yet charming version of Dante, and the more iconic version of fan-favourite Vergil! Without a doubt, Devil May Cry 3 is the definition of a challenging yet entertaining game! Expand
  6. ApocalypseBrown
    Nov 21, 2005
    9
    A welcome come for dante, this is easily the best in the series. Albeit as hard as your mother-in-laws facial hairs its very enjoyable when A welcome come for dante, this is easily the best in the series. Albeit as hard as your mother-in-laws facial hairs its very enjoyable when you manage to progress levels and the boss battles are so beautiful to play and watch for that matter. Its excellent but not too original and the annoying puzzles remain. Better than Ninja Gaiden as its more engaging. Expand
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    0
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