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 Jumping segments are... the worst
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Kyrie singing on stage.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Firing my gun in the air.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Run you fool!

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

ZTGameDomain PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Console Monster Xbox 360 Mar 04, 2008 89 out of 100 89 PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 87 out of 100 87 PlayStation 3 Jan 21, 2008 87 out of 100 87
Good Game PlayStation 3 Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Mar 07, 2008 85 out of 100 85
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Feb 11, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Jul 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 05, 2008 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Windows Jul 31, 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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