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  • Summary: The definitive edition of this action game arrives with enhanced 1080p graphics at 60fps, new features and all the original DLC included. Chain together stylish combos with up to 8 unique weapons. Traverse the demonic world of Limbo as you join Dante and Vergil in the legendary rebirth ofThe definitive edition of this action game arrives with enhanced 1080p graphics at 60fps, new features and all the original DLC included. Chain together stylish combos with up to 8 unique weapons. Traverse the demonic world of Limbo as you join Dante and Vergil in the legendary rebirth of the Devil May Cry franchise. Expand
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  1. Positive: 50 out of 53
  2. Negative: 0 out of 53
  1. Mar 10, 2015
    100
    The game's sense of cool distilled from gallows humor, fantastical horror, wildly imaginative nightmare landscapes, and a bloody mean streak a mile wide.
  2. Mar 10, 2015
    90
    Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition is a rare case where the developer goes back and fixes those things, big and small. Whether you’re a newcomer or a devoted fan, this is a remaster done right.
  3. Mar 10, 2015
    90
    Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition may not improve much in the looks department but the gameplay remains as great as it was last gen (Vergil’s Downfall notwithstanding). If you haven’t played it yet then you absolutely should do so.
  4. Mar 10, 2015
    83
    Apart from the visual upgrade, it offers new content and polished gameplay. It still is a great game, and this is the best way to play it.
  5. Mar 22, 2015
    80
    Despite the incredibly frustrating platforming, it's impossible to deny that this really is the Definitive Edition of a classic melee-action title. Newbies can enjoy the slickest version on the market, packed with all the DLC. Returning hardcore fans will find a serious challenge in the extra difficulties and hardcore modifiers.
  6. 80
    DmC might have been better received had it been built under a different name - at the very least it might have escaped some scrutiny from fans of the original games. That being said, what DmC does provide works well and this latest iteration is the best reason to give the game a chance if you have not yet done so.
  7. Games Master UK
    Apr 9, 2015
    60
    Dante doubters be damned, this is a rollicking good twitcher reborn. [April 2015, p.60]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 86
  2. Negative: 11 out of 86
  1. Mar 13, 2015
    10
    First of, I understimate this game. I fought it will be like Crytek bulls--t (because the description the game was focusing about graphics tooFirst of, I understimate this game. I fought it will be like Crytek bulls--t (because the description the game was focusing about graphics too much 1080p 60fps +Crystal Dynamic texture and s--t) It's not really important for the game to run 60fps because it F--KING BULLS--T! Gameplay is the most important aspect... The story got a little weird at first (but who the f--k cares?) Because, the Capcom DmC 1,2,3,4 was really confusing about this arroant sonofab--ch Dante just come in, and say, "Hi guys, ur a demon right? Mind if cut your goddamn bones?". Yeah, it's fun you kill alot of demon everyday... :) Expand
  2. Mar 11, 2015
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This re-release is brilliant, bad-ass, and clean as a whistle. Thank you NinjaTheory, it looks beautiful and I have never been more in love with Dante. Expand
  3. May 14, 2016
    9
    Awesome game, if you don´t played the game in the original version (like me) you will get happy to worth an excellent game with very positiveAwesome game, if you don´t played the game in the original version (like me) you will get happy to worth an excellent game with very positive aspect.

    The gameplay in this game is solid, funny and addictive you would to do more than 1 walkthrough, the game may be linear but you like find every object in each mission.

    the history is funny and some interesting, the cinematic are
    entertain to watch and would laugh at some moments.

    The music is awesome, the
    stage are wonderful and the graphic are corrects.

    plus you have all the dlc (Vergil downfall, bloody palace and all costumes) and the new mechanic ( must style, turbo and hardcore mode) buy it, this videogame deserves any penny.
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  4. Apr 12, 2016
    8
    great game, never get tired of playing it, amazing soundtrack, i liked a lot how they normalized the aesthetic away from the anime stuff wegreat game, never get tired of playing it, amazing soundtrack, i liked a lot how they normalized the aesthetic away from the anime stuff we saw on 3 and 4, thos dante is more human than the original, but the very first Dante is the best one for me. Expand
  5. Aug 11, 2016
    8
    Story:
    The definitive edition to the divisive reboot could have easily angered the fanbase more by simply porting the original game to the
    Story:
    The definitive edition to the divisive reboot could have easily angered the fanbase more by simply porting the original game to the current gen platform. However Ninja theory decided to listen to some fan feedback and made some technical improvements to the package. The storyline is pretty much the same with the exception of a new cutscene which tries to explain why Vergil killed Lilith and Mundus spawn but the extra cutscene gives little more of a throwaway line than an actual expansion. One thing that I did forget to mention in my last review of when the game first launched was the humor. It is low brow but I would be lying if I said I didn't chuckle with some of new Dante's sarcasm. The social commentary is mixed since it is obvious that it does have a heavy emphasis on liberal ideology but there is also some profound statements as well although they do fall into the trap of being cliched. This game will not only anger fans of the original game but it will also anger those who probably follow on the right side of the political scale (That is not the case for me because I admittedly have a few liberal biases).
    Game Play:
    One of the problems with the first release was that it only ran at 30fps. Thankfully this version of the game has increased to 60 fps which makes the combat far more responsive. They even added a lock on system to make it much easier to hit the enemy that you want to hit. The color coding is no longer required but to maintain your combos but it still shows its presence by hitting the right colored enemy with the right colored weapon though.It should be commened that Ninja thoery tried to fix one of the many complaints but it more like puting on a band aid than an actually lean up. For those who thought the first release was rundown Devil May Cry game this package does contain hardcore mode which does make it feel more like a traditional Devil May Cry experience. Especially on higher difficulties it could create some intense battles which could keep you on the edge of your toes. If you are willing to give the game anther chance it could give you what you are looking for in a mechanic sense, but if you are a purist of the series than the definitive edition will not change your mind.
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  6. May 17, 2022
    7
    If it hadn't been for the legacy of the classic series this game would have been a great slasher series on its own. Ninja Theory put a lot ofIf it hadn't been for the legacy of the classic series this game would have been a great slasher series on its own. Ninja Theory put a lot of effort into art and gameplay so the game feels and looks interesting enough to return to, especially as a separate experience from the main series.
    With that in mind the weakest part of the game has to be its story still. The plot-points are pretentious and very dull, being on the nose they often make you cringe with how crudely they're put together. It makes for nice set-pieces and very creative visuals despite everything mentioned before. So even if you ignore superior classic DMC lore, it's still a naive tale with very straightforward delivery.

    The highlight of the game is it's gameplay, it's more approachable than the main series yet still provides a challenge (granted not nearly as difficult as the main series of course). This re-release also gives smooth 60 fps performance so desperately missing from the original release and the combo style system is stricter, the fighting balance is tweaked, so that it's a bit more difficult than the original game. In general it's a modded PC version which should've been released in the first place.

    If you come into this fresh you will enjoy it, but maybe not the story and the writing, if you have already played it you won't find much in it unless you really love the game and/or for some reason haven't played it on PC. If you're a fan of the classic series, try to look at it as a separate experience and you might get into the combat.

    Overall, very solid, but the writing is cringe.
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  7. Sep 6, 2020
    0
    Absolute garbage!!! Couldn't follow the devil may cry series properly for this game. I couldn't have fun with this game even though I had anAbsolute garbage!!! Couldn't follow the devil may cry series properly for this game. I couldn't have fun with this game even though I had an absolute blast with the other games in this franchise. Capcom wtf did you do??? Red and blue so complicated why did you take enjoyment away from this game. Couldn't of come up with anything better? I guess not thats why Im returning this game, total waste of time. Expand

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