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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 Attacking with a sword.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fighting against a hell demon.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Powerful fist punch
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Firing my gun in the air.

Alternate Titles

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

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Gaming Age PlayStation 3 Feb 22, 2008 A 100
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Gamezoom PlayStation 3 Feb 29, 2008 87 out of 100 87
Game Captain PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 86 out of 100 86 PC Gaming Windows Sep 03, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Feb 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Game Generation PlayStation 3 May 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Feb 07, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpy Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AusGamers PlayStation 3 Feb 20, 2008 7.2 out of 10 72


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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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