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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: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  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 26, 2020
    90
    Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is the definitive version of an already outstanding action title. In terms of gameplay, we'd go as far to say that Vergil is one of the best designed characters that the genre has ever seen, and his inclusion alone is enough to have us grinning from ear to ear. Devil May Cry 5 is still an utter joy to play, and remains one of the greatest action games to ever grace PlayStation.
  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: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 2 out of 35
  1. Jan 31, 2021
    10
    My top 5 favorite game of the century. The best action game ever created the best DMC game ever created yes even better than DMC 3 SE DevilMy top 5 favorite game of the century. The best action game ever created the best DMC game ever created yes even better than DMC 3 SE Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition is better than the original DMC 5, thanks to the many additions like playable Vergil, Turbo Mode and Legendary Dark Knight difficulty. ray tracing and DualSense support are massive game-changers they add so much to the atmosphere the gameplay the lighting combat visuals and the art of the game, they round up the package nicely and help making more than a worthy purchase for every Devil May Cry fan doesn't matter if your an oldschool fan or a casual walking in for the first time you gonna have a great time the game has a plot movie you can watch that explains what happened in the story in the past 4 games the art in this game is amazing the devil triggers are the best ever made the game has plenty of replayability with bloody palace and more difficulties this game on dante must die and Hell and Hell difficulty is the hardest DMC game out of all DMC games but thankfully you have the void to practice as much as you want and learn the enemy moveset and practice your stylish combos and for those who did not have yet the pleasure to experience the best character Vergil in action games this is your chance to jump and experience a phenomenal development of characters this game has the best music every character is unique funny cocky bad ass and has his own personality and his moveset and the combat is the best ever made in any game period on par with the combat god of war 4 2018 the bosses are unique this game has the best boss designs ever created and are most memorable the only problem with this game is the lock on system Director Hideaki Itsuno never learned his lesson from seeing Director Hideki Kamiya's Devil May Cry 1 which had the worst camera in any game the DMC 5 camera is improved so much from DMC 1 but the camera lock on is still an issue if there is a DMC 6 which i am hoping for one of the focuses must be on creating a better camera system the lock in DMC 5 is bad it locks on to the target you don't want it to lock on the game kinda has a soft lock on which always targets the wrong target and Legendayr dark knight diffuclty that becomes a real problem since so many enemies are on the screen you just have to play without locking on if you haven't played this game PS5 is the best way to experience the best action DMC game ever made Let's Rock Baby. Expand
  2. Dec 5, 2020
    10
    One of the best game i ever play and my first ps5 game finally i can play as Virgil.
  3. Dec 9, 2020
    10
    Great experience with this game! Fun gameplay, excellent enemy variation and boss battles. About 12-15 hours of gameplay here with the mainGreat experience with this game! Fun gameplay, excellent enemy variation and boss battles. About 12-15 hours of gameplay here with the main story with replay value in additional content and modes. The cutscenes and writing in this game are another +. Would recommend picking up this game! Expand
  4. Nov 14, 2020
    10
    Vale la pena volver a jugar...
    !!Por supuesto que si¡¡
    La razón: Gráficos mas increíbles. vergil, contenido extra, vergil...
    Ya dije vergil
  5. Dec 1, 2020
    10
    greatest hack n slash game ever this game deserve to be a nominee for the goty !!!
  6. Feb 7, 2021
    9
    Capcom managed an excellent step towards the perfect version for newcomers and fans with the Special Edition of "Devil May Cry 5". The newCapcom managed an excellent step towards the perfect version for newcomers and fans with the Special Edition of "Devil May Cry 5". The new features simply make sense and round out the Special Edition in a great way. From the playful and staged storyline to a damn great battle system, fans and newcomers can only rejoice. In addition, there is a fantastic technical implementation. The developers really show off their skills here. If you want to play with Dante, Nero and V and marvel at the great technology on your new console, you should buy the Special Edition of Devil May Cry 5.

    (https://www.playmoregames.de/post/devil-may-cry-5-special-edition-ps5-im-test)
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  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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