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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 World map
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fortuna castle
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Smokin' style combo - the finest one
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Nero

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Alternate Titles

  • "惡魔獵人4" -- Taiwan spelling
  • "DMC4" -- Common abbreviation
  • "데빌 메이 크라이 4" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age PlayStation 3 Feb 22, 2008 A 100
Games TM PlayStation 3 Feb 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Console Monster Xbox 360 Mar 04, 2008 89 out of 100 89
Gamigo Xbox 360 Feb 19, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Gameswelt PlayStation 3 Feb 15, 2008 88 out of 100 88 Windows Jul 09, 2008 87 out of 100 87
GameTrailers PlayStation 3 Feb 04, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows Aug 11, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Computer Bild Spiele Windows Aug 06, 2008 2.19 out of 6 76
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 3 May 09, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 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.


According to publisher Capcom, Devil May Cry 4 has sold 3 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).

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