Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PlayStation 2)

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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.


Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 Melee attacks are triggered by the TRIANGLE on the default controller setting<br>They differ depending on the timing of the input command
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The main menu
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The end of mission score and ranking
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 Before accepting a mission it's worth checking out the customization options

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

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

Critic Reviews Sep 26, 2005 98 out of 100 98
IGN Feb 25, 2005 9.6 out of 10 96
Gamerz-Edge Mar 10, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Lawrence Mar 04, 2005 95 out of 100 95
Gaming Target Apr 13, 2005 9.1 out of 10 91
GameZone Mar 07, 2005 9 out of 10 90 Apr 27, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Gamer 2.0 Mar 03, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
UOL Jogos Mar 02, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Factornews Mar 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80


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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.

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