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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 Kyrie
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Firing my gun in the air.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fighting against a hell demon.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Mission 01 briefing

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Feb 04, 2008 4.5 out of 5 90
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Feb 07, 2008 4.4 out of 5 88 PlayStation 3 Feb 20, 2008 85 out of 100 85
Heroes of Gaming PlayStation 3 Feb 17, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
GamesRadar Windows Jul 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Loaded PlayStation 3 Mar 07, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN Windows Jul 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Windows Jul 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
DarkZero Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2008 7 out of 10 70 (UK) Xbox 360 Feb 05, 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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