Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition - Nintendo Switch

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Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition - Nintendo Switch is ranked in the 92nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 29 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 29 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Mar 13, 2020

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition is a decent remaster for the Nintendo Switch, with a big addition that changes the gameplay dramatically. If you never experienced Dante's Awakening in the past, this is the way to do it.

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Scored Reviews

Niche Gamer
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 1, 2020

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition on Switch is easily the definitive way to experience one of the best action games ever made.

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GamingTrend
95 / 100
95 / 100
Feb 28, 2020

While Devil May Cry 3 is starting to show its age, it still holds its title as one of the best character action games ever made. The new additions add a refreshing twist on this classic game, while still retaining its difficulty and depth. And who knows, after so many re-releases and playthroughs, maybe people will notice how meaningful and well told the story is.

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Digital Chumps
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2017

Built-in achievements, small storage size (around 5GB), and super fast load times make this much more than just a port — it’s an impressive “ultimate” edition, if you will. Bravo, Capcom.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

The Switch port of Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition is a wonderful upgrade to an excellent action-adventure video game.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

One of the best HD remakes you will find, with worthy additions to an already great game.

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Nintendo Life
9 / 10
9 / 10
Feb 20, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 remains one of the very best action games ever made.

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Press Start
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition on the Switch is without a doubt the best way to play Devil May Cry 3.

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Game Revolution
Feb 20, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 has aged remarkably well in almost every other area and the Switch port is the best version of this all-time classic.

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Pardis Game
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

The latest port of the highly acclaimed Devil May Cry 3, not only succeeds in bringing the fan-favorite title to the Nintendo Switch, but also manages to improve it. The already solid combat has only improved with the addition of the Free Style mode, and the new co-op mode for Bloody Palace will let you share the fun with a friend. Despite the stationary camera and re-used bosses, this game pleases more than it punishes. Indeed, whether you are drawn to this latest iteration of DMC3 out of a sense of nostalgia or a love for its excellent combat, you will surely enjoy this greatly re-playable game

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2020

With classic addictive gameplay and the addition of Freestyle Mode and local co-op mode in Bloody palace, Devil May Cry 3 stands out as the most valubale addition of the franchise to Nintendo Switch.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2020

Simply put, Devil May Cry 3 is not just an outstanding port, but an utterly essential Switch game.

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But Why Tho?
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 27, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 is a must-play if you’re already a fan of Capcom’s combo-based action series or if you’re new to the genre. The handheld and Joy-Con controls may not be ideal for prolonged periods of play or players with difficulty mashing buttons, but you’ll still be treated to one of the best and most stylish action games currently available on the Switch.

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DASHGAMER.com
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 28, 2020

Without it, we would not see the success stories of many major modern hack and slasher’s such as Bayonetta, Dynasty Warriors, Darksiders, Castlevania, No More Heroes, God of War, Heavenly Sword and many others. Devil May Cry 3 is still the staple of the hack and slash genre, and will remain one of the greatest action games of all time.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2020

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition for the Switch is the definitive version of arguably the best Devil May Cry game. Freestyle mode is a revelation that makes a great game even better, and the rest of the port is similarly top-notch. If you're a fan of the game or the franchise, then DMC3 for the Switch is absolutely worth the money. The party is really getting started now.

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NintendoWorldReport
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Character action games rely heavily on combat and style and Devil May Cry 3 manages to deliver just that in spades. While not being able to completely withstand the test of time, the addition of Free Style play to the Switch version gives the title a breath of fresh air, offering veterans of the series a fresh take on the classic while making it even more accessible to newcomers.

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TrueGaming
8.5 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Feb 29, 2020

We wish DMC3: SE is the standard of Capcom's releases on Nintendo Switch going forward. This is the best version of this beloved action game and it feels great on the go.

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Video Chums
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Feb 21, 2020

It's hard to believe that a 3D action game as supremely enjoyable as Devil May Cry 3 released 15 years ago. It's a modern masterpiece that genre fans need to play even if they already have dozens of times before.

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Saudi Gamer
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 29, 2020

The best version of what is still considered one of the best in its genre, with some welcome added features.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 20, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition has learnt some new tricks on Nintendo Switch. It might be a bit creaky in places visually, but with the new Freestyle Mode spicing up its already brilliant action, this is the new definitive version of the game.

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Game Rant
Game Rant
Peter Grimm

Top Critic

Mar 12, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 is now out on the Nintendo Switch, bringing with it some great new features that make the 2005 classic even better.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Feb 27, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for Nintendo Switch is the best version of the cult game, which has become more fun due to new features and interesting co-op. Instant access to all weapons and quick switching of styles pleasantly updated the outdated combat system, allowing you to create more spectacular combos, and the cooperative play of the "Blood Palace" allowed this mode to shine with new colors. It is a pity that the developers did not add online and correct some old roughness, such as the missing effect of translucent hair of the characters and some pre-recorded scenes in low resolution. Otherwise, this is a great adaptation that will definitely please fans of the genre.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
GameGrin

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Feb 24, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 may be getting on a bit 15 years later but it nonetheless remains one of the most technically hardcore action games out there, and devout devil hunters will make great use of the additional features for the Switch port.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 21, 2020

An unexpectedly enhanced version of one of the best action games of the PS2 era, which even now offers better and deeper combat than most modern rivals.

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VGChartz
8 / 10
8 / 10
Feb 24, 2020

One of the better re-releases in recent memory.

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GBAtemp
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 4, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition for the Nintendo Switch offers the fun, fast-paced, over-the-top action that's characteristic of a Devil May Cry game but carries with it unwanted remnants that reminds us it's not a new game, despite its new features.

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Spaziogames
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2020

Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition for Nintendo Switch is the best version of the game so far, but this piece of gaming history is beginning to show its age.

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Screen Rant
Feb 24, 2020

Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition is a fun experience for only those used to the Devil May Cry series.

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Gameblog
6 / 10
6 / 10
Feb 27, 2020

DMC3 is still a very good Beat'em Up, and adds a coop'rative mode to the Switch Version, but the remaster is very, very lazy.

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