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  • Summary: Devil May Cry 3 marks the return of the world’s toughest demon slayer, Dante, in a riveting new game marked by complex storylines, striking graphics and unadulterated stylistic action. As a prequel to the first Devil May Cry, the story unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante’s history, to aDevil May Cry 3 marks the return of the world’s toughest demon slayer, Dante, in a riveting new game marked by complex storylines, striking graphics and unadulterated stylistic action. As a prequel to the first Devil May Cry, the story unfolds an earlier chapter in Dante’s history, to a fateful clash with his evil twin brother. In addition to its characteristic fast paced action, the game increases the intensity with a new "style" system. It adds more depth to gameplay and allows players to choose between short-range, long-range, defensive or evasive play styles. Each system has its own range of features and players can power up their favorite style for increased special attack abilities. Special Edition feature: Now play as Dante’s twin Vergil! [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Sure, many of the bonus features could’ve been beefed up a bit more, but considering you’re getting the same masterful Devil May Cry 3 package with solid new content at a bargain basement price, there’s absolutely no reason not to go out and treat yourself to this action classic right away, whether you own the original already or not.
  2. Play UK
    92
    A superb game and a fitting swansong for Dante on the PlayStation 2. [JPN Import; Issue#139, p.104]
  3. AceGamez
    90
    Sure, many of the bonus features could've been beefed up a bit more, but considering you're getting the same brilliant Devil May Cry 3 experience with new content at a bargain basement price, there's absolutely no reason not to go out and treat yourself to this action classic.
  4. The Special Edition probably won't be for everyone (namely those who already destroyed the game on hard), but it's still recommended for its abundance of additions, including the ability to play as Vergil and the insane Bloody Palace mode.
  5. Pelit (Finland)
    86
    The extras are nice, but the most important feature is the tweaked difficulty level. No more tears while playing! [Oct 2006]
  6. Though it adds a new playable character, tougher skill levels, and the option to speed everything up 20%, it still has the same annoying and unavoidable music, occasionally stiff controls, and that frustratingly limiting “chose your style of fighting” system that made the original Cry 3 a lot less fun than the first two incarnations.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 56
  2. Negative: 3 out of 56
  1. Jul 19, 2011
    10
    This game has to be the best out of all of them!! The graphics is amazing and the dialogue in the scenes is amazing and hilarious! Dante is myThis game has to be the best out of all of them!! The graphics is amazing and the dialogue in the scenes is amazing and hilarious! Dante is my most fav. Char. but Lady at a close second. The games in order may have went from brilliant to lousy to absolutely spectacular, but this is an absolute must have game!! Expand
  2. ChrisN.
    Jan 28, 2006
    10
    Great game at a cheap price.
  3. JayA.
    May 3, 2007
    10
    This game is the best devil may cry yet. And at such a low price whats not to like about it.
  4. Dec 1, 2020
    9
    Don't want to make angry Toxic DMC fans but true DMC fans know this game is actually saved the franchise. Everything is so good at this Hack NDon't want to make angry Toxic DMC fans but true DMC fans know this game is actually saved the franchise. Everything is so good at this Hack N Slash game. Story,Dialogues,Gameplay,graphics and characters.. I remember how many times I finished with Vergil. People must play this game. Glad they did this game Special Edition. Expand
  5. Oct 18, 2011
    9
    Devil May Cry 3 plays out to be a very good game, the plot is interesting although all you ever do is fight through the whole game if notDevil May Cry 3 plays out to be a very good game, the plot is interesting although all you ever do is fight through the whole game if not solve puzzles as well. The combat controls are great as you can effortlessly chain gun and swords combos for devastating attacks. The graphics are good and the voice ancting and sound are all pretty good as well. The Vergil version that allows you to play as Vergil is not all that great because it is merely you playing through all the same levils as Vegil and not Dante and he (Vegil) does not have as much variability as Dante does so Vergil is kind of dissapointing. The only flaws are that the story seems kind of pathcy but other than that it's good. Overall Devil May Cry 3 is a great game that is definately worth playing for the fun of it. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Nov 19, 2007
    9
    Outstanding to be a reharsed edition. It fixes original's problems (in particular difficulty) and the chance to play like Vergil is Outstanding to be a reharsed edition. It fixes original's problems (in particular difficulty) and the chance to play like Vergil is better though he has limited gun move. The inclusion of palace of blood is very good. Other issues, i think, are to uncover in a very uncoherent and apparent lack of variety playing Vergil mode. 9/10 no major faults. Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2018
    0
    Skip this one and go straight to DMC4, it's miles better than this accident.

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