Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 54 critic reviews
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10 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2020

Now leaping over to the next generation, we’re once again revisited by DMC5’s astounding example in presentation and overall design with some additional features for added engagement. This, along with an extension to its already existing campaign makes for Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition an essential for PlayStation 5, and XBOX Series X owners.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2020

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition has a healthy balance of updated systems and features that make it a great introduction to what we can expect from action games in this new generation. Those who haven’t played will get to experience the best this title has to offer while returning fans can push their skills with the Legendary Dark Knight Mode and being able to play as Vergil. While I would have preferred a totally separate new campaign for Vergil, everything here shows how an amazing game can be better. Now, when is that Lady and Trish DLC coming?

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Nov 20, 2020

Whether you choose ray-traced glory or the buttery smooth turbo-mode gameplay, Devil May Cry 5 remains an eminently enjoyable action game, and the adding Vergil into the mix only makes it even sweeter.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

As it stands, this is a stupidly gorgeous PS4 game receiving a few new buffs due to the PS5’s hardware, but it’s still the same Devil May Cry 5 from 2019, through and through. It’s still one of the, if not the best hack ‘n’ slash games ever made, however. It’s still the same over-the-top madness I fell in love with last year, so it’s still well worth your time. A worthy launch title for the PS5, that’s for certain.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 22, 2020

Aside from the visual upgrade, the Special Edition of the game allows players to play as Vergil, Dante’s brother. While you’d expect a new perspective or shorter storyline from Vergil’s point of the view, it’s basically the same game minus the cinematic cutscenes; same areas, same bosses.

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9.1 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2020

The original release of Devil May Cry 5 was not only what the fans were asking for years but the additions to the old formula made it better than the highest of expectations. This Special Edition adds more to the already impressive package and it’s one of the best titles for the maiden voyage of your new console.

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9.5 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2020

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition just made my 2019 Game of the Year pick even better. Vergil is arguably now the best character to play in the game, with a playstyle that's fast, aggressive and super-stylish - and best of all, it contrasts beautifully with the core group of characters.

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Unscored
Nov 20, 2020

Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition looks incredible!

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75 / 100
Dec 1, 2020

Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition is not a true remaster, but it does add the graphical niceties associated with games that do get the updated treatment. In this sense, the graphics are enhanced enough to make it look and feel new, while the addition of a bunch of new features and game modes help increase replay-ability. Despite the subtle improvements, and considering how the game has not even been out for a full year, the asking price is a bit of a cheek. While it is 20 dollar’s less than the original $60 USD price tag, it still stings too much for anyone who may have bought the collector’s editions in 2019, thinking they would get free upgrades to the next-gen version (and rightfully so). Qualms about the price notwithstanding, the game is wonderfully executed in both design and narrative. It is a decent sequel to the events of Devil May Cry 4, and a great point of entry for any new fan. The Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition might be the best bang for buck entry as well, though no one will argue that the first three titles are still the strongest.

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Nov 30, 2020

Last year Capcom brought the next instalment of its DMC series; Devil May Cry 5 to the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The fast-paced hack & slash was a big success and brought Devil May Cry back into the limelight. Building on this success Capcom has re-released Devil May Cry 5 as; Devil May Cry 5: Special Editon which is naturally targeted towards the current generation of consoles – Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.

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