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Dante returns in this prequel to the first Devil May Cry. The story focuses on Dante's back story, mainly on why he is feuding with his brother. The game is considered to be the hardest of the series. It has a high production value with grand music, a lush atmosphere, compelling characters, and a visually impressive upgraded graphics engine with lighting and shadow effects. An all-new Style system that allows you to select your fighting style has been incorporated into this game. The game itself is non-stop action up until Dante reaches Hellgate.


Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 It's mission two and the tutorial mode is still offering instructive screens like this
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The start of Mission One<br>
In this mission the player picks up the action from the end of the first cut scene and fights scythe wielding demons in Dante's office
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The game starts with a long cut scene. Dante is in his office. His brother sends in some goons to fight him so he turns on the jukebox and generally kicks ass in an outrageously cool way
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PlayStation 2 The mission selection screen<br>This is early in the game so there's only one mission available

Alternate Titles

  • "鬼泣3:但丁觉醒" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "DMC3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Devil May Cry 3: Dantes Erwachen" -- German title
  • "Devil May Cry 3" -- Japanese title

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Predating the original greatness to new bounds!!! Joshua Price (28) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameRanking.pl Sep 26, 2005 98 out of 100 98
games xtreme Mar 25, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Vortex Mar 28, 2005 95 out of 100 95
DarkZero Oct 13, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme Apr 20, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameCell UK 2005 9 out of 10 90
GamingExcellence Jun 20, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Feb 28, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 29, 2005 8 out of 10 80


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1001 Video Games

Devil May Cry 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Special Edition

In 2006, Capcom released a Special Edition of DMC 3. It came with new features including the ability to play as Vergil. Oddly, with all of the new additions, you could get the game for the same price as a "Greatest Hits" game around 20 dollars.

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Joe Ix (176) added Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PlayStation 2) on Jun 10, 2005