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Devil May Cry (PlayStation 2)

Mature
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
90
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Case - PlayStation 2 (UK Platinum):

    Devil May Cry

    The eternal battle between good and evil has spilled on to the remote island of Mallet. Two millennia after the all-powerful Devil Prince, Mundus, was defeated and banished by the heroic Devil-Knight Sparda, the all-powerful lord of the underworld is again readying his army of darkness to invade the Earth.

    But one man is ready to stand against him: Dante - Sparda's half-human, half-demon son and a specialist in the field of the supernatural. Equipped with the same deadly combat skills as his father and with mysterious powers inherited through the inhuman blood in his veins, Dante is all that stands between all of mankind and demonic conquest and slavery.

  • The latest epic quest from the creators of Resident Evil and Dino Crisis.

  • Intuitive control system, where sword and gunplay are combined to produce devastating attacks.

  • Gather power elements in order to transform into Dante's demonic alter ego.

  • Engage wraiths, reptilian mutants and macabre marionettes in a fight to the death.

  • Breathtaking graphics and sound create a truly involving experience.

  • Contributed by TechSmurfy (833) on Apr 13, 2012.

www.capcom-europe.com:
    Get ready for non-stop action in the role of demon hunter Dante – a man
    hell-bent on revenge and ready to rid the world of evil.
    The eternal battle between good and evil has spilled on to the remote
    island of Malai. Two millennia after the all-powerful Devil Prince, Mundus,
    was defeated and banished by the heroic Devil-Knight Sparda, the
    all-powerful lord of the underworld is again readying his army of darkness
    to invade the Earth.

    But one man is ready to stand against him: Dante – Sparda’s half-human,
    half-demon son and a specialist in the field of the supernatural. Equipped
    with the same deadly combat skills as his father and with mysterious
    powers inherited through the inhuman blood in his veins, Dante is all that
    stands between all of mankind and demonic conquest and slavery.

    • An epic quest from the creators of Resident Evil and Dino Crisis
    • Intuitive control system, where sword and gunplay are combined to produce devastating attacks
    • Gather power elements in order to transform into Dante’s demonic alter ego
    • Engage wraiths, reptilian mutants and macabre marionettes in a fight to the death
    • Breathtaking graphics and sound create a truly involving experience

    Contributed by DreinIX (9417) on Feb 08, 2008.

From uk.playstation.com:
    From the creators of Resident Evil comes a furiously paced action game that pits you against hordes of abhorrent supernatural enemies. As Dante, your task is to exact revenge on the demon who killed your father some 2,000 years previously, and to save humankind from certain destruction. Being half-human and half-demon, you have the ability to transform yourself from a gun-toting human into a powerful demon with supernatural abilities. To defeat your nemesis, the demon that killed your father some 20 centuries previously, you must first overcome scores of evil minions, including Death beings, phantoms and demonic marionettes....

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Jan 01, 2002.

Back of Box:
    Half Man. Half Demon. Pure Vengence.

    Legend tells of two millennia ago, in the darkest reaches of hell, a demon swordsman named Sparda, awoke to justice and rebelled against the devil to wage a one-man war to save the human world from damnation. Now, 2000 years later, a dark figure named Dante finds clues that the devil is rallying to rise up again against mankind. Who was Sparda and how does Dante fit into this gothic puzzle? Deep within Dante's blood lies the power of ancient demons and the key to defeat the hoards of the dark realm. Somewhere between a man and a demon lies our only chance for salvation. If he succeeds, the Devil May Cry.

    A Terrifying Action Thriller From The Creators of Resident Evil!

    - Battle an Onslaught of Demonic Marionettes, Uneartlhy Phantoms, Grim Reapers, and Other Retched Souls.

    - Build Up Power to Tranform Into a Demon State to Inflict Devastating Attacks on Enemies.

    - Mesmerizing Graphics and Bone-Chilling Special Effects.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9146) on Nov 29, 2001.