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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 Fire fight
Devil May Cry 4 Windows You found a secret mission.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Firing my gun in the air.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fighting against ice monsters.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
GamePro (US) PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2008 4.5 out of 5 90
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 3 Feb 18, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Game Vortex Windows Aug, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Good Game PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GBase - The Gamer's Base Xbox 360 Feb 20, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Good Game PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamestyle PlayStation 3 Mar 01, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Boomtown PlayStation 3 Feb 25, 2008 7 out of 10 70
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 3 Feb 05, 2008 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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