Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jun 25, 2015
    74
    If you already love Devil May Cry 4, then this brand new special edition is everything you could hope for. It looks great, runs fast and is loaded with playable characters. On the other hand, new players may not be able to overlook some of the game's outdated designs, including fixed camera perspectives and tons of backtracking.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Sep 5, 2015
    70
    While the game feels padded and the animation creaky, DMC4's crisp combat wins through. [Sept 2015, p.95]
  3. Aug 12, 2015
    70
    This remastered version of Devil May Cry 4 has the same problems of the original one. The heavy backtracking and few issues with the camera system are enough to get the player bored. But the combat system and the gameplay are pretty good, so if you'll manage to stand the backtracking, you'll still have a lot of fun.
  4. Jul 17, 2015
    70
    If you enjoyed the original Devil May Cry 4 despite its repetitive nature and you know you want to invest time into learning the new characters, then we recommend you pick up the game. But if you only have a passing interest and the sound of three playthroughs isn’t music to your ears, then we suggest you wait until the next iteration in the Devil May Cry series.
  5. Jul 6, 2015
    70
    Devil May Cry 4 in another game in a long list of remasters. Do you need it? Yes if you haven't played the original game, absolutely not if you have since the improvements are too few to matter.
  6. Jul 6, 2015
    70
    New characters, old backtracking: this Special Edition further enhances the stylish hack 'n' slash combat system of DMC4 without improving its cheap level design as well.
  7. Jul 1, 2015
    70
    It's not a remaster for everyone. It delves into the most deep aspects of gameplay mechanics, although carrying along every misstep of the original game.
  8. Jun 25, 2015
    63
    Had Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition addressed the real problems from the original game, while also keeping some of the high-profile additions, it could've really been something. Instead, it feels like a repackaging that doesn't quite have its heart in the right place.
  9. Jul 1, 2015
    60
    Despite its outdated campaign structure and many camera issues, Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition still does the job. Thanks to a stylish casting and an awesome combat system.
  10. Jun 23, 2015
    60
    The visual improvements and additional characters layered atop the Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition can't conceal its bloated structure. This is, without a doubt, the best this stylish action romp has looked and felt, but just because you can gussy up an old game, doesn't always mean that you should.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 321 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 28 out of 321
  1. Jun 23, 2015
    10
    With 5 playable characters DMC4SE has the highest number of playable characters even surpassing Bayonetta2.
    Featuring technical combat that
    With 5 playable characters DMC4SE has the highest number of playable characters even surpassing Bayonetta2.
    Featuring technical combat that is only as deep and rewarding as your gaming might, and with extra features like turbo and Legendary Dark Knight mode that allows a horde of enemies for you to plough through while looking like the most stylish thing ever, DMC4 SE is the pinnacle of technical hack and slash sharing it's throne with Bayoneta2 or maybe even arguably better.
    And at a cheap price of $25 the deal is all win-win.
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  2. Jun 24, 2015
    10
    This game ist perfect in my opinion, i played all Devil May Cry Games even the last one, and this is by far the best Devil May Cry i loved itThis game ist perfect in my opinion, i played all Devil May Cry Games even the last one, and this is by far the best Devil May Cry i loved it on the Playstation 3 and love it even more on the Playstation 4 the Graphics and gameplay looks better and Vergil is just a badass, all hail the Demon King. Full Review »
  3. Jun 24, 2015
    10
    Превосходное переиздание культовой игры, 5 играбельных персонажей это очень сильно, ровно так как и новый вид игры, безусловно один из лучшихПревосходное переиздание культовой игры, 5 играбельных персонажей это очень сильно, ровно так как и новый вид игры, безусловно один из лучших слэшеров за всю историю, новые режимы игры так же не могут оставить игрока без положительных эмоций, Devil May Cry 4 special edition отличная игра, которую стоит попробовать всем. Full Review »