Devil May Cry 5
Top Critic Average
Capcom returns to its trusted formula for something that plays like a outrageously pretty PS2 game - and that's a very good thing.
Three great characters and a beautiful, fluid combat system make this a must-buy for hack-and-slash fans.
Devil May Cry 5's trio of outstanding combat styles set a new high bar for the series, and its mysterious story keeps things interesting along the way.
Capcom has done it again, re-energising a classic series like never before, and pushing the genre forward in a fresh way. It looks better than ever, plays better than ever. It's Devil May Cry better than ever.
A perfectly judged comeback that's full of all the wild invention and stylish mayhem fans demand but proves surprisingly accessible and varied for everyone else.
Chaining together impressive combos is as fun as ever, though hopping among three characters makes it hard to hone your expertise
DMC5 proves the series can still be brilliant and imaginative without compromising its longest-held traditions.
It’s a gory, metalcore-driven, imperfect romp. It didn’t ask me for much: just 15 hours of my time and a willingness to admit that, all right, dragging a motorcycle across a demon’s face is, in fact, pretty b****s.
Devil May Cry 5 is a firework. If you’re the one with the lighter, then setting the explosion off is a simple as flicking your finger.