Devil May Cry 4

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
84
4.3
Windows
82
3.8
Xbox 360
85
3.7
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Description

Devil May Cry 4 is the second sequel to the original Devil May Cry game.

This time the player gets cast as Nero, a member of the Order of the Sword who worships Sparda, in addition to playing as the previous games' protagonist, Dante. The game follows the story of Nero in which witnesses the assassination of the leader of the Order of the Sword, Sanctus, by no other than Dante. The murder causes chaos and Sanctus' deputy, Credo, orders Nero to go after Dante, who is heading for Fortuna Castle.

Nero is equipped with a sword (Red Queen), a revolver (Blue Rose), and powers from his Devil Bringer arm that works like Dante's Devil Trigger. They also give Nero special abilities: pulling and pushing enemies, slamming them on the ground and zooming across areas. Overall gameplay with Nero is still hack-and-slash but with fresh attack styles and techniques. Dante joins later in the game for some levels of his own. His gameplay stays mostly intact with the four attack styles: Trickster, Sword Master, Gunslinger, and Royal Guard.

The Windows version adds the Legendary Dark Knight mode with a large number of enemies on the screen along with the Turbo mode at a faster speed. The cut-scenes run at 120 frames per second while the console sequences are run at 30. Network ranking is however, not supported.

Screenshots

Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fighting against ice monsters.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Snow storm
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Nero
Devil May Cry 4 Windows You found a secret mission.

Alternate Titles

  • "惡魔獵人4" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "DMC4" -- Common abbreviation

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Critic Reviews

Thunderbolt Games PlayStation 3 Feb 20, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 28, 2008 18 out of 20 90
GameZone Xbox 360 May 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
JustPressPlay PlayStation 3 Feb 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2008 88 out of 100 88
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PlayStation 3 Feb 22, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Gamezoom PlayStation 3 Feb 29, 2008 87 out of 100 87
1UP PlayStation 3 Jan 31, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Feb 28, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
Good Game PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Devil May Cry 4 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

PC version

According to the game's director Hideaki Itsuno, the Windows version is not a regular port of the console title. Instead, both versions were developed simultaneously, but the Windows game required more testing due to the wide variety of hardware. Taking this into consideration, the console versions were prioritized and released earlier than the Windows version.

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