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  • Summary: Set before the original Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition follows Dante's journey as he battles his evil twin brother in a final confrontation. Along the way, you'll encounter both formidable foes and unusual characters. When attacking, you can choose to use short-range,Set before the original Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition follows Dante's journey as he battles his evil twin brother in a final confrontation. Along the way, you'll encounter both formidable foes and unusual characters. When attacking, you can choose to use short-range, long-range, defensive, or evasive play styles. Each system has its own set of gameplay features, and you can choose to power up your favorite style for increased special attack abilities. The Special Edition adds the ability to play as Dante's nemesis Virgil and a survival game mode. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. Feb 28, 2020
    95
    While Devil May Cry 3 is starting to show its age, it still holds its title as one of the best character action games ever made. The new additions add a refreshing twist on this classic game, while still retaining its difficulty and depth. And who knows, after so many re-releases and playthroughs, maybe people will notice how meaningful and well told the story is.
  2. Feb 22, 2020
    90
    The version of this classic game for Nintendo Switch offers new content, such as a cooperative mode and the incredible Free Style mode, making it the definitive version of what could be considered the best game in the Devil May Cry franchise. A highly recommended title for lovers of the hack and slash genre.
  3. 90
    Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition is an awesome addition to the Switch library. The game that helped redefine the hack and slash genre is still really fun to play, and with some new and exclusive modes, Capcom shows that they are worried about improving the experience, instead of just porting it. The Switch edition opens up for way more stylish combos and, if you don't care for its 2005 graphics, you should give the game a chance (or a new chance), because this is DMC3's definitive edition.
  4. Feb 20, 2020
    84
    Amazingly, the possibility of creating new combinations brings the third game almost at the same level of the fifth in some fight. True, from a technical perspective Capcom could have done more, but this remains a fantastic addition to any Switch library.
  5. Mar 4, 2020
    80
    Probably the best version of an unforgettable action classic. Some elements are dated by today standards and could have benefited by a more thoughtful job, but for newcomers it's a must.
  6. Feb 21, 2020
    80
    An unexpectedly enhanced version of one of the best action games of the PS2 era, which even now offers better and deeper combat than most modern rivals.
  7. Feb 20, 2020
    60
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Awesome doesn't some this up. Best DMC version available, great new features on a hybrid system. Buy now Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2020
    10
    The new free-style mode makes the game perfect to hack&slash fans.
    A true action game player should not miss it.
  3. Feb 20, 2020
    10
    Arguably the greatest action game ever created now on the go. This version has weapon and style switching on the fly. Making it the bestArguably the greatest action game ever created now on the go. This version has weapon and style switching on the fly. Making it the best version of the game out on the market! Must buy for any switch owner who loves action! Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2021
    9
    Best DMC of this first trilogy! Nice game (better than DMC 2) with solid story, smooth gameplay with great cutscenes and size game. This gameBest DMC of this first trilogy! Nice game (better than DMC 2) with solid story, smooth gameplay with great cutscenes and size game. This game tells about after and first years of "Devil May Cry" Dantes business and the fight with his twin brother Vergil. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2020
    9
    Realmente una buena remasterización
    Los controles son fieles y lo agregado no decepciona.
  6. Nov 11, 2021
    9
    Definitely the best version of Devil may cry 3 available, the fact that you can change style mid-combat is fantastic. The only issue with thisDefinitely the best version of Devil may cry 3 available, the fact that you can change style mid-combat is fantastic. The only issue with this game is that there are a mild amount of demons that are a pain to kill, but overall it's a really great game. Expand
  7. Feb 25, 2020
    8
    Is this game amazing? Yes! Is it worth paying just to play it on the Switch? Maybe. Honestly if you still have your old copy and system IIs this game amazing? Yes! Is it worth paying just to play it on the Switch? Maybe. Honestly if you still have your old copy and system I couldn't really tell much of a difference. Expand

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