DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Reviews

DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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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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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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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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Mar 10, 2015

'DmC: Devil May Cry' was always destined to be the game that wasn't enough like the numbers 1,3 & 4. But with the passage of time, the new Dante and his enjoyable combat can now be considered as their own fun action set, worthy of a hardcore audience. Add in the full offering of DLC (like the playable Virgil), the impressive visual upgrade, and the new modifiers, and 'DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition' is a great pick-up.

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Digitally Downloaded
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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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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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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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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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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8 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2015

Whatever your feelings are of the original DmC, credit has to be given for the sizable chunk of new additions made to this remaster.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 10, 2015

Most of what made DmC Devil May Cry so enjoyable has been altered; some of it for the better, some for the worse. While the fluid and highly enjoyable combat remain intact, the restructuring of collectibles and scenarios such as the final boss tarnish the experience.

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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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Mar 10, 2015

"DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition" not only tweaks and enhances the overall experience of the 2013 game, but adds in small dashes of greatness that elevate the title to new heights. Although a mouthful, the title is expertly descriptive. If you want an action game that is truly the "Definitive Edition" of the 2013 entry, as well as a great core "Devil May Cry" experience, this collection reigns supreme.

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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
Mar 9, 2015

Clearly, Capcom and Ninja Theory put their time into creating DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition. Between the upgraded visuals and new features and modes, the Definitive Edition is worth buying for fans of the series or complete newcomers. There is enough new material here to allow players who have already completed the original game to go back and enjoy the Definitive Edition, and, besides the few cutscene errors and the poor writing, it is a must-buy title.

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4 / 5.0
Mar 9, 2015

Also, you punch a gross version of the Slurm monster from Futurama in the face, and that's worth putting the money down for DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition all on its own..

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80 / 100
Mar 10, 2015

As a 'Definitive Edition' you're getting a buttery smooth gameplay experience, gorgeous graphics and all the extra bells and whistles from DLC to new modes and more but by and large this is the exact same game you played back on your 360 or PS3. The key question to ask yourself is if this new package is worth buying the game again, to which I'd say no it truly isn't. On the other hand if you skipped it last generation is it worth picking up to enjoy this time around? It certainly is.

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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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8 / 10
Mar 9, 2015

DmC: Devil May Cry - Definitive Edition is one of the more thoughtful remasters on the PS4, and its emphasis on modifiers means that you can more or less tailor the experience to your tastes.

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