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Dante returns in this prequel to the first Devil May Cry. The story focuses on Dante's back story, mainly on why he is feuding with his brother. The game is considered to be the hardest of the series. It has a high production value with grand music, a lush atmosphere, compelling characters, and a visually impressive upgraded graphics engine with lighting and shadow effects. An all-new Style system that allows you to select your fighting style has been incorporated into this game. The game itself is non-stop action up until Dante reaches Hellgate.

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 Game Over<br>Yup, it's possible to die<br>When this happens the player gets an option to restart the mission or quit. If they elect to quit there's a 'Are you sure?' question followed by this
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The mission selection screen<br>This is early in the game so there's only one mission available
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 So at the end of mission one Dante nonchalantly picks up a robe from a fallen demon and decides to accept his brother's invitation
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The game begins with a cinematic introduction showing the two brothers of Sparda fighting. It's accompanied by a voice-over that sets out part of the story.

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Alternate Titles

  • "鬼泣3:但丁觉醒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DMC3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Devil May Cry 3: Dantes Erwachen" -- German title
  • "Devil May Cry 3" -- Japanese title
  • "데빌 메이 크라이 3" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

Predating the original greatness to new bounds!!! Joshua Price (28) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

RewiredMind Apr 08, 2005 10 out of 10 100
games xtreme Mar 25, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Lawrence Mar 04, 2005 95 out of 100 95
DarkZero Oct 13, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Gaming Target Apr 13, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
Deaf Gamers 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Apr 06, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Gamezine Apr 02, 2005 17 out of 20 85
GameSpy Mar 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Devil May Cry 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Sales

According to publisher Capcom, Devil May Cry 3 has sold 1.3 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

Special Edition

In 2006, Capcom released a Special Edition of DMC 3. It came with new features including the ability to play as Vergil. Oddly, with all of the new additions, you could get the game for the same price as a "Greatest Hits" game around 20 dollars.

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Joe Ix (176) added Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PlayStation 2) on Jun 10, 2005