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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 Main menu
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Fighting against ice monsters.
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Mission complete
Devil May Cry 4 Windows Mission 01 loading.

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Devil May Cry 4 Screenshot
Devil May Cry 4 Screenshot
Devil May Cry 4 Screenshot
Devil May Cry 4 Screenshot

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 Jul 28, 2008 18 out of 20 90
Game Vortex Aug, 2008 90 out of 100 90 PC Gaming Sep 03, 2008 8.6 out of 10 86
Absolute Games ( Oct 29, 2008 85 out of 100 85 Aug 26, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Aug 11, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Gameplay (Benelux) Jul, 2008 82 out of 100 82
IGN Jul 24, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GamesRadar Jul 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central Jul 14, 2008 3.7 out of 5 74


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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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