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  • Summary: Devil May Cry is back. The legendary stylish action game is better than ever in the ultimate version of this multi-award winning hit.

    New features: - New playable character - Dante's brother and arch-rival, Vergil - Legendary Dark Knight mode - an extremely challenging horde mode
    Devil May Cry is back. The legendary stylish action game is better than ever in the ultimate version of this multi-award winning hit.

    New features:

    - New playable character - Dante's brother and arch-rival, Vergil
    - Legendary Dark Knight mode - an extremely challenging horde mode featuring huge numbers of enemies
    - Turbo mode - make the game even more intense by playing at 1.2x speed
    - Ray-tracing support - this next-generation graphics technology brings the already near-photorealistic world of DMC5 to a new level of unparalleled visual splendour
    - High Frame-Rate mode - experience super-smooth action

    These new features and modes utilise the power of PlayStation®5 to bring you the craziest, sexiest, most stylish Devil May Cry experience ever.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 34
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 34
  3. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jan 4, 2021
    100
    Original Devil May Cry 5 on steroids. Glorious hack’n’slash looks as good as ever and while you won’t find an actual new content, it is still fun to play. [Issue#308]
  2. 92
    Devil May Cry V debuts on the new consoles with a definitive Special Edition, which confirms its status as the best stylish action of the last generation. The new modes and the presence of Vergil as a playable character are great additions, while the Ray Tracing does not feel like it adds much, and certainly not enough considering it comes at the cost of a slashed frame rate or resolution.
  3. 90
    A fantastic way for newcomers and lapsed series fans to get back into the Devil May Cry franchise alike, Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is a value stuffed offering that lays a coat thick, next generation paint across the surface of one of the best hack and slash yarns of recent years. If you've not played Devil May Cry 5 before and you're looking for something new to show off your shiny new PlayStation 5 console, you really, *really* cannot go wrong with Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition.
  4. Nov 10, 2020
    90
    Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition makes a great game even better with a new character, new modes, and overhauled visuals for next-gen consoles.
  5. Nov 30, 2020
    90
    Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is more Devil May Cry 5, one of the most gratifying, fun, and deep action games ever created. Now there’s just a few more toys to tinker with, and they’re more readily accessible than ever.
  6. Nov 10, 2020
    85
    One of the best hack & slash of the previous generation jumps into the new one with a new character and visual features. It’s not revolutionary, but it gives us more DMC.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    80
    Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is a simply unmissable opportunity for those who have not yet had the opportunity to play the game: with its exceptional visuals and a steady framerate, it's an excellent trailblazer for the upcoming 9th generation of gaming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 69
  2. Negative: 6 out of 69
  1. Nov 13, 2020
    10
    This game is the main reason that I got a PS5! What we have here is the absolute pinnacle of the Hack and Slash genre. Vergil feels perfect toThis game is the main reason that I got a PS5! What we have here is the absolute pinnacle of the Hack and Slash genre. Vergil feels perfect to play, the game looks amazing and it basically has endless replayability due to its exquisite core combat and abundance of modes. If you want to experience what a true hardcore Action game at blistering speed is like, then getting this masterpiece is an absolute must! THANK YOU CAPCOM! Expand
  2. Dec 23, 2020
    10
    Лучший слешар, но теперь с Вергилием и его комбами и глубиной, новым боссом, парой катсцен и фишек нового поколения консолей.
    Очевидный вин.
    Лучший слешар, но теперь с Вергилием и его комбами и глубиной, новым боссом, парой катсцен и фишек нового поколения консолей.
    Очевидный вин.
  3. Nov 17, 2020
    10
    This is the best action game,and gameplay of all time.!!! No one can deny that.!
  4. Mar 18, 2021
    9
    I’ve been playing some 10/10 games lately, some tough acts to follow. But I gotta say, with DMC5 SE I’ve had some of the most fun momentsI’ve been playing some 10/10 games lately, some tough acts to follow. But I gotta say, with DMC5 SE I’ve had some of the most fun moments I’ve had playing a game in a very long time.

    I play it with ray-tracing off and high frame-rate mode on. For a game like this, you really feel the significant difference in gameplay. The ray-tracing with high frame-rate off is cool for novelty, I’d suggest you give it a try. But when it comes time to really get into the gameplay, turn off ray-tracing and focus on the high frame-rate for sure.

    It’s not a perfect 10/10 but this is the pinnacle of hack & slash. Over-the-top action, extremely flashy & stylish, enjoyable story + cutscenes, lots of personality. To put it simply, this game is a good time. It’s like choosing to watch Action Jackson instead of The Green Mile. Capcom is back in their prime.
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  5. Feb 28, 2022
    9
    Challenging, flashy, and fantastic. Everything I expect from a DMC game! Hopefully we'll continue to get more high quality releases like thisChallenging, flashy, and fantastic. Everything I expect from a DMC game! Hopefully we'll continue to get more high quality releases like this rather than the ups and downs of 3 and 4. Expand
  6. Mar 2, 2021
    8
    A varied soundtrack for each character, excellent graphics, multiple techniques and combinations, a worthy plot. Not the best bosses and mobA varied soundtrack for each character, excellent graphics, multiple techniques and combinations, a worthy plot. Not the best bosses and mob designs, the soundtrack is not bad, but something is missing in it. The start of the game sags a bit and also lacks puzzles. The game breathes with the spirit of the elderly Dante, but still it is not bad. Expand
  7. Nov 20, 2020
    0
    I am old enough to remember when DMC, the original Devil May Cry, dropped on PS2 20 years ago. What a game! It changed everything and wasI am old enough to remember when DMC, the original Devil May Cry, dropped on PS2 20 years ago. What a game! It changed everything and was completely perfect. I, and many people I knew, played that game extensively in absolute awe of what had been created by Capcom. A masterpiece of art and triumph of the medium, if that's not too much to say about a video game and I don't think it is. DMC5 tarnished that legacy when it came out, pay 2 win garbage. Capcom sacrificed one of their most regarded assets for a quick cold cash grab. They ongoingly turn around and betrayed the industry and people that loved them by advancing the most greedy, dishonest, and repugnant practices in the form of microtransactions and p2w. I couldn't even play DMC5 without frustration and I wanted to because allegedly there is a good game there, nor did I recognize it from it's lofty origins. Don't let anybody tell you that games aren't getting worse, you're just getting older. That's nonsense. Games are getting worse. Pop in the original DMC and it plays just as great as it did back then. I recognize and appreciate a good game when it comes along today just as much if not more as I did back then too. Games just aren't made with the same enthusiastic, passionate, creative, original love of the genre they were before. I hope they are again.

    An aside, one thing I don't get is why they do these goofy nonsensical practices that drive people away. If they're hurting so bad, why don't they just charge more for the game and produce a good one. I paid 60$ (if not in real dollars, then the equivalent through inflation) for the original DMC 20 years ago. No dlc. No 50GB "updates". No multiplayer. And I would happily pay more than that for every perfect high quality game that came down the line, hell I bought GOW new twice.
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