Devil's Third Reviews

Devil's Third is ranked in the 3rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
4.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2015

While I enjoyed some of the characters and humor, the gameplay and story aren't really innovative or interesting.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2015

Overall this feels pretty rushed for a Tomonobu Itagaki title – none of his Ninja Gaiden titles suffered from the same issues as this. The soldiers Ivan's teamed up with are a bunch of generic - almost cliché - and didn't add to the story, or help with bosses, making them fairly pointless.  However, despite all that, it was fun, and in the end this could have been a great straight up beat 'em up if they had left out the shooter aspect.

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5 / 10
Oct 5, 2015

Technically shambolic but appealing in an odd way

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Jan 6, 2016

Today, Devil's Third is a fossil, its best ideas buried under layers of strata. And almost nobody has—or should have—the patience to dig them up.

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3.5 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2015

With just five hours on the counter, barely anything gets time to truly sink in. Add to this the technical issues and the inconsistencies of the presentation and you have a game that could have benefited from a bit more playtesting.

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Matt S.
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Nov 2, 2015

The Devil's Third is a hell of a lot of fun because it breaks every rule in the book. I would take that, technical warts an all, over the glistening and safe nonsense that we're exposed to from almost every other shooter out there.

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2.5 / 5.0
Dec 10, 2015

The game clearly suffers from all the delays and change of engine, making it a technical mess. Still, if one can ignore those, this is a fun and challenging action game with a colorful cast of characters as long as one doesn't take them seriously.

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Sep 24, 2015

Devil's Third is not a complete disaster, but the troubled development process left us with a phantom of what this game truly was supposed to be. With that being said, I've had a lot of fun with what we got. Devil's Third is a rough experience with a lot of faults, but yet fun enough for a couple of sittings. This sword is unpolished, but it gets the job done.

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7 / 10
Sep 20, 2015

Devil's Third might not be the cream of the crop when it comes to Wii U exclusives and may look a little rough around the edges due to its troublesome development, but there is a lot of fun to be had in both the single-player and online portions for those with an open mind and the ability to look past its rough exterior.

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Mar 28, 2016

If I could remove the poorly executed boss battles from the story mode, Devil's Third could have been a passable, albeit paltry, game. And while the multiplayer doesn't offer anything new and isn't overly populated, it can be fun for additional hours of gameplay. Your best bet is to wait for the game to fall in price before picking it up.

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