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Devil May Cry 4

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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.


Devil May Cry 4 Windows New power, evil legacy
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Firing my gun in the air.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Mission complete
Devil May Cry 4 Windows The results of the ingame benchmark, with the rating in form of the DMC-fighting ranks.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 3 Feb 18, 2008 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2008 4.5 out of 5 90
Vgames PlayStation 3 Mar 07, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Gameswelt Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Absolute Games ( Windows Oct 29, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Heroes of Gaming PlayStation 3 Feb 17, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
Hooked Gamers PlayStation 3 Feb 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Generation Xbox 360 May 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Computer Bild Spiele PlayStation 3 Mar 05, 2008 2.41 out of 6 72
DarkZero Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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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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