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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 Deadly combo attack
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Firing my gun in the air.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows What? Is this an Opera house?
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Main menu

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Feb 14, 2008 10 out of 10 100
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Mar, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Vortex Windows Aug, 2008 90 out of 100 90
Gameswelt Xbox 360 Feb 15, 2008 88 out of 100 88
ActionTrip Xbox 360 Feb 13, 2008 8.7 out of 10 87
1UP PlayStation 3 Jan 31, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 3 Feb 20, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Daily Game PlayStation 3 Mar 17, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
Jolt (UK) PlayStation 3 Feb 26, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpy Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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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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