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Devil May Cry Review

By BwwDtt | 20 April 2021
Average: 8.3 (3 votes)

Devil May Cry is the first game in the highly acclaimed hack-and-slash action-adventure series.

  • Good humour and jokes
  • Dynamic gameplay and battles
  • Fantastic soundtrack
  • Fascinating storyline
  • Well-written characters

Devil May Cry Description

Devil May Cry is the first part of the DMC series of slasher and action-adventure games. The original release took place in 2001 exclusively for the PlayStation 2 console. Capcom was the developer and publisher. Already in 2018, as one of the games in the DMC HD Collection, Devil May Cry was released on the PC.

Initially, the project was conceived as a continuation of the Resident Evil series. Still, the plot, gameplay, and concept were far from the original, so it was decided to turn it into a separate story.

Devil May Cry starts with a bit of backstory. The player is told about the once existing, dark lord Mundus, who decided to take over the human world. However, his plans are violated by one of his closest associates and the demon army leader - Sparda. He manages to defeat Mundus and imprison him in the demon world, thus protecting people. Since then, he has been known as the legendary dark knight Sparda. Then the player is transported to the present, where he is shown the game's protagonist - Dante. He is half-human, half-demon, son of Sparda and owner of his own agency specializing in exterminating demons. The game's events begin with the fact that a certain woman bursts into his office, calling herself Trish. She tells Dante that Mundus, whom Sparda once defeated, was able to get out of captivity and is going to try again to bring his plan to life. The player will have to play the role of Dante and try to repeat the feat of his father, once again saving humanity from death.

Gameplay of Devil May Cry

The gameplay of Devil May Cry is a linear walkthrough across large locations, which are also chapters. Each of them will have its own goal and objectives.

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After completing level, the player will receive detailed statistics and rank, depending on how well the level was completed.

The game is notable for its excellent dynamics for that time. Moving through the levels, the player will face opponents' hordes, to defeat which, in his arsenal, there are various melee weapons and firearms. Many combinations of attacks and special moves, as well as an excellent soundtrack, create a great gaming experience. The series is also famous for its Devil Trigger mechanics - a unique ability of the protagonist that makes him faster and more robust, as well as unlocks skills that are not available in standard form.

On the way, the player will meet many different opponents, each of which will need to look for its own approach. There are various creatures, air and ground, which will increase their strength with the progress of the passage.

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In addition, the game also features somewhat hardcore boss fights.

Devil May Cry has RPG elements. So, the player can earn unique spheres to improve his weapons, acquire new ones, and learn new skills. It is also possible to purchase consumables useful for the hero.

Sometimes the game will feature small puzzles and tasks that will need to be completed to advance further in the game.

It is worth noting a separate high-quality plot in the game and interesting heroes that will meet on the player's path during the passage. Devil May Cry can also be praised for its great humour.

Devil May Cry is an excellent representative of its genre, which managed to start the legendary series of games. The title is recommended to all DMC fans, fans of dynamic slashers, and games such as Bayonetta, Darksiders and God of War.

Devil May Cry System Requirements

Minimum Requirements

  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 760 or AMD Radeon™ R7 260x
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i3 series (dual-core) or AMD equivalent or better
  • File Size: 12 GB available space
  • OS: WINDOWS® 7 (64bit)

Recommended Requirements

  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960
  • CPU: Intel® Core™ i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD equivalent or better
  • File Size: 12 GB available space
  • OS: WINDOWS® 10 (64bit)