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 Map screen
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Mission complete
Devil May Cry 4 Windows One of Dante's weapon upgrades
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Dante in Devil Trigger mode (secret mission entrance behind him)

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

1UP Xbox 360 Jan 31, 2008 A- 91
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Jan 22, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Mar, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Mar, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamezoom Windows Jul 20, 2008 88 out of 100 88
Xboxdynasty (XD) Xbox 360 Feb 06, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
Digital Spy PlayStation 3 Feb 08, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
DarkZero PlayStation 3 Mar 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 3 Oct 21, 2008 6 out of 10 60
1UP Windows Jul 09, 2008 C+ 58


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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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