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Devil May Cry 4

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
84
4.3
Windows
82
4.0
Xbox 360
86
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 Deadly combo attack
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fighting in a mine.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Torture chamber
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fortuna castle

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Jan 22, 2008 90 out of 100 90
JustPressPlay PlayStation 3 Feb 24, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Windows Jul 09, 2008 87 out of 100 87
2404.org PC Gaming Windows Sep 03, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 3 Feb 26, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 25, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 3 Feb 05, 2008 7 out of 10 70
WomenGamers.com PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2008 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

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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