Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. Sep 17, 2012
    80
    As it stands, Devil May Cry HD Collection is a solid package for action fans.
  2. May 16, 2012
    77
    If you've never played these games before, having the first three titles all on one disk is very nice, especially considering the price point.
  3. May 16, 2012
    85
    For a relatively budget price with around 45 hours of total gameplay, gamers who may not have played them in their first release get a reintroduction to one of the PS2's classic protagonists in two good games – DMC1 and DMC3 with a third (DMC2) only worth playing to acquire new added achievements.
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    May 3, 2012
    80
    DMC and DMC3 have stood the test of time. The real surprise is just how poor Devil May Cry 2 seems now that it can be directly compared. [Issue#84, p.82]
  5. Apr 19, 2012
    80
    Sure, the game hasn't aged as gracefully as I would have liked, but there are some remarkable visual enhancements and a nice stash of new bonus content that fans are sure to love. Plus, the new Achievements are a powerful inducement for possibly playing through all three titles again.
  6. Apr 18, 2012
    80
    The DMC series was and is still worth your time. If you haven't played these gems then you have no excuse, as for the first time Xbox 360 players have it. The HD remake looks lush.
  7. Apr 13, 2012
    79
    Despite its faults, Devil May Cry HD Collection is a nice collection for Hack and Slash fans.
  8. Apr 12, 2012
    80
    Newcomers will find tons to enjoy here, with countless hours of replay value, and over the top action that will make you wonder why you haven't checked the series out before. The only faults to be found here are that none of the FMVs in the game have been altered, making their low-resolution compression look extremely out of place.
  9. Apr 11, 2012
    80
    What makes the Devil May Cry HD Collection truly appealing is the value you get. There are three meaty action games packed into one disc, and all for $40. You simply would be hard-pressed to find a better deal on three games of this caliber.
  10. Apr 10, 2012
    75
    There are small issues with the HD conversion – especially in the menus – but this still feels like one of the more accomplished HD collections this generation.
  11. Apr 9, 2012
    90
    Whether you are exploring the corners of DMC's castle or surfing on a rocket in DMC3, there are a lot of great moments in this collection that will make veterans nostalgic and turn newcomers into fans of the series' unique charm. Bayonetta may have outgunned Dante and Kratos may have outclassed him, but the combat, exploration, and scenarios of the DMC series still offer a thrill to this day.
  12. Apr 9, 2012
    91
    If you've never played the series before, then I'd consider this a must buy, and even if you've played the hell out of these games before, the addition of upscaled graphics and achievement/trophy support is bound to be appealing enough to play through them again.
  13. Apr 9, 2012
    86
    Capcom and Pipeworks did a great job with this HD Collection and it shouldn't be missed by anyone who enjoys third person action.
  14. Apr 8, 2012
    80
    A great collection witch good storytelling and gameplay, highly advised for those who didn't play Dante's adventures last gen. We would have liked more efforts in remastering the graphics tough, with at least better textures expecially in the first two games.
  15. 76
    With three games packed into this collection, this is easily one of the most content-heavy HD collections to date.
  16. Games Master UK
    Apr 3, 2012
    77
    Combat and visuals are as stylish as we recall, but the camera is infuriatingly archaic. [Apr 2012, p.94]
  17. Apr 3, 2012
    85
    It is a pleasure to play again the first game and to recover the excellent third entry in the series, which is still one of the best hack and slash games around, and even the second installment is good, if only to show how not to make a sequel. A great HD adaptation which keeps the gameplay intact and takes the game to current displays, and also includes some interesting extras. If you haven't played the originals, it is a great chance to do it.
  18. Apr 3, 2012
    80
    Some of DMC HD's content is far from classic, and there are undeniably rough edges. But as a package it offers two fighting games of exceptional quality, with Devil May Cry slick and stylish enough to overshadow its creaky camera, and Devil May Cry 3 still one of the genre's highpoints.
  19. Apr 3, 2012
    80
    Devil May Cry 3 is brilliant and now that this HD version is out I can finally sell off my old 60gb PlayStation 3, which I originally bought so I'd have a modern machine capable of playing it. The other games in the box aren't nearly as essential.
  20. 75
    Though Devil May Cry 2's faults required more than just an HD makeover, we won't let one bad apple spoil the bunch. For $40, we're finally getting two of the most extensive and excellent action games of all time, with a decent HD makeover. And that's a deal worth smiling about.
  21. Apr 3, 2012
    90
    Devil May Cry HD Collection is an absolute must for fervent action enthusiasts, and showcases Capcom's pedigree. The HD quality shines through in almost all aspects, except perhaps the menus and the film sequences, but this is proof that quality never goes out of style.
  22. Apr 2, 2012
    80
    This collection is a good way to revisit the two best games in the series, though it may be better suited to newcomers than gamers who just want to relive their favorite moments.
  23. Apr 2, 2012
    77
    Three games in one disc. Two are great games, one is the worst entry in the series, but overall it's a nice HD collection. All the faults are the ones the original games already had, so it's a must buy for hardcore action games fans.
  24. Mar 30, 2012
    75
    The Devil May Cry HD Collection's best assets are its price and the sheer quantity of content. But as years have gone by, the camera stands out as a sore spot on this iconic action series. The combat, difficulty, and highly-critical rating system make it an exciting piece of gaming history and worth checking out if you missed it the first time around.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 175 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 175
  1. Apr 7, 2012
    10
    DMC in HD is still a good game with great characters, great bosses and enemies in super great location. If you have not played DMC need toDMC in HD is still a good game with great characters, great bosses and enemies in super great location. If you have not played DMC need to catch up as soon as possible. Great story you will remember for a very, very long time. In HD the game looks very good, and the music is a great complement. Full Review »
  2. Jan 15, 2013
    8
    2 of the greatest action games ever made (and one really bad one) for less than half the price of a new game. Outside of a few tiny emulation2 of the greatest action games ever made (and one really bad one) for less than half the price of a new game. Outside of a few tiny emulation issues, you owe it to yourself to play these game if you have any interest in the genre. Perfect for those new to the series or those on a nostalgia kick. Full Review »
  3. May 1, 2012
    10
    Every once in a while, a title comes along that re-defines the future of gaming. It's a turning point in game development, and spawns hundredsEvery once in a while, a title comes along that re-defines the future of gaming. It's a turning point in game development, and spawns hundreds of budget clones that try to cash in while it's hot. In 2001, DMC was one of those games. It single-handedly invented the action game genre as we know it. DMC3 invented true Stylish Action- with weapon switching, evasive maneuvers, and over-the-top powers.

    The ports are really solid. I had some concerns after reading about the problems with other HD collectiosn recently, like the Silent Hill HD Collection. Visuals are crisp and clean, and the games look excellent considering their age. DMC1's textures hold up surprisingly well (shows how far good art direction can go) aside from the pixelated skybox or so. DMC3 looks absolutely gorgeous. They added some anti-aliasing, and the motion capture looks impressive even by today's standards. The only gripe that some people might have is that various menus and cutscenes (the ones that are full motion video) are still in 4:3 ratio. This isn't a dealbreaker for me, and recreating these videos would have been pretty impractical.

    Some people are saying that they stretched the aspect ratio of the games to fit the widescreen. THIS IS ERRONEOUS. They actually widened the viewing area to 16:9, which makes some of the camera angle griefs much better.

    Of course, the entire series runs at 60fps for buttery smooth combat. No hiccups or framerate issues. No technical glitches or bugs. The gameplay is pretty much flawless.

    As for extras, the Vault comes with a collection of never before released pre-production concept art. One of the other reviewers on Amazon said that this is all stuff you can get on the internet, but it's simply not true. There are several pieces of art from back when DMC1 was a Resident Evil title. These never made their way to the general public. There's also a nice selection of music from each of the three titles. This is, unfortunately, incomplete, but it's still a nice touch. Throw your favorite track on while you peruse the gallery.

    DMC2 is a throwaway title. It always has been. Don't let that discourage you because DMC1 and DMC3 together are worth well more than the $40 asking price. Even so, it looks as good as it ever has.

    If you have ANY interest at all in action games, maybe you want to see what all the hubbub is about, or if you want to revisit these incredible titles with gorgeous visuals, you owe it to yourself to pick up this collection.
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