DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Reviews

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
77%
May 19, 2016

Overall for the main game, it was an enjoyable experience. The character interactions helped in making up for the faults in the boss battles. The script of the game may have relied too much on cursing, but there are still genuine moments. The weapon variety is fun to play with and can be switched through during battle, not just setting what you want prior to a fight. The combat was fast-paced and smooth, and it heavily set up for replayability.

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4 / 5.0
Apr 28, 2015

Still, if you're a fan of the previous game and are intrigued about the extra difficulty and balancing for the re-release as well as the higher resolution on new consoles, getting this version might still be worth your while. And if you love fast-paced action games and didn't have a chance to play the original reboot, then DmC's Definitive Edition will prove to be devilishly fun.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2015

Some people say the devil is in the detail, but the attention the developers have paid to the detail here is absolutely and utterly heavenly.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2015

DmC: Definitive Edition lives up to the name. Almost every change is for the better, and while there are a few things to quibble about, it's rare to think of a single port that has had such a significant impact on the core gameplay. It's clear that Ninja Theory worked out the best way to try to address user complaints. Add in the bundled DLC, and the title is even a good experience for those who played through the original. Definitive Edition doesn't quite live up to the heights of the earlier titles in the franchise or recent entries like Bayonetta, but it's a solid action game.

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9 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2015

DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition lives up to its name. It offers the already-solid hack-and-slash experience, plus all of its different add-ons, not to mention a few all-new enhancements that make the game a must-buy.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2015

All being said, if you've yet to play DmC, it's worth picking up the definitive edition. It's being sold in some places at around £25, which is a great price. The 1080p/60fps makeover has helped the gameplay (and should hopefully have wiped clean any memories of Ninja Theory's "It feels like 60fps" comments regarding the original), but you won't be mistaking this for a new generation game any time soon. It's an enjoyable romp through a world infested with Demons, harpies and masked creeps with swords, and has potentially the most fun boss fight I have ever encountered in the form of Raptor News Network's anchorman, Bob Barbas. If you're still hung up on Dante's redesign and refuse to let the game speak for itself, then there's not much I can do to convince you otherwise, but you're missing out!

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9 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2015

A fun and approachable reboot, with the occasional texture pop-in and a fairly short (if memorable and polished) campaign and plenty of extra content.

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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2015

Are you a Devil May Cry or a fan of the Hack 'n' Slash genre that overlooked the initial the DmC reboot? Well if so (and even if you've played the original release), then don't miss out on this Definitive Edition!

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Mar 18, 2015

DmC: Definitive Edition is more than just a HD remaster with better graphics and some DLC thrown in. Representing the best of both worlds, it improves on the original game in almost every way, adding the challenge that long-term fans have been craving, without sacrificing its newfound accessibility.

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4.2 / 5.0
Mar 18, 2015

If you missed out on the game the first time around then DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition should definitely be given your consideration, especially considering the low price point. A fine example of a remaster done right (Although one must ask: "Where the hell are all the true current gen titles?"), DmC is a fast paced action game that offers a wealth of customisation option to appease even the most ardent critic of the game.

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8.8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2015

DMC: Definitive Edition puts a decent game back in the limelight with some additional content that launches it up above decent and into great. Also there's a moment where a demon yells "fuck you" and Dante yells "fuck you!" and then the demon yells "FUCK YOUUUU!!!" and now you get to experience that in glorious HD resolution at sixty frames per second in the year of our Lord two thousand and fifteen.

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7.5 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2015

A few minor issues persist, but a number of new additions, combined with enhance visuals, balance changes and repackaged DLC, make this the best version of DmC: Devil May Cry available. Fans of the original game will find a lot of new content to sink their teeth into here, but new players are the one who will benefit most from Ninja Theory's latest.

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Erik Kain
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2015

Overall, this is a worthy remaster and a nice addition to the slim-pickings on new-gen hardware. If you already own the game on PC I see no reason to get it on console, but if you played it and enjoyed it on last-gen and are looking for a reason to dust off the PS4 or Xbox One, I think it's worth your time. If you missed the game entirely, go pick it up. It's absolutely worth playing for anyone fond of action games.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
3 / 10
Mar 14, 2015

DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition even has a fair amount of content that is impressive and even pretty glitch-free, but when the core game is so poorly thought out, it's best to just skip this altogether. Best to wait for Devil May Cry 4: Special Edition for PS4/Xbox One later in the year.

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8 / 10
Mar 13, 2015

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is the version to play, especially if you missed out visiting this interesting, stylish game full of character the last time.

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Mar 12, 2015

Despite the incredibly frustrating platforming, it's impossible to deny that this really is the Definitive Edition of a classic melee-action title. Newbies can enjoy the slickest version on the market, packed with all the DLC. Returning hardcore fans will find a serious challenge in the extra difficulties and hardcore modifiers. All that fuss over a haircut seems pretty stupid now.

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9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2015

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is a worthy re-release. Not only is there a bunch of challenging new content, but we also get appreciated gameplay refinements and upgrades, most prominent of which is that fantastic 1080p/60fps presentation. The story doesn't deliver as it should, the difficulty can be forbidding, and I'm not the biggest fan of certain bosses. Aside from that, this is a bombastic, massively stylized, wonderfully flowing action game that hits all the high points.

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8 / 10
Mar 12, 2015

Only masochists will appreciate all of the new features, but they do help to round out what was always an unfairly pilloried and already highly competent action game.

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Nick H.
Top Critic
Mar 11, 2015

DmC might have been better received had it been built under a different name - at the very least it might have escaped some scrutiny from fans of the original games. That being said, what DmC does provide works well and this latest iteration is the best reason to give the game a chance if you have not yet done so.

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8 / 10
Mar 11, 2015

A few technical issues aside, this definitely has the right to be called a "Definitive Edition".

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