Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening

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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening
Protagonist: Dante, Vergil
Genre: Action
Hack 'n' Slash
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Nintendo Switch
Release Date: February 17, 2005
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Franchise: Devil May Cry
Previous Game: Devil May Cry 2 (Release Order)
Next Game: Devil May Cry 4 (Release Order)
Devil May Cry (Chronological Order)

Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, released in Japan as Devil May Cry 3 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom, released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and ported to Microsoft Windows in 2006.

The game is a prequel to the original Devil May Cry, with a younger Dante. It retains elements from the two previous games, expanding its combat system with a number of fighting styles.

Why It Rocks

  1. Interesting plot and characters.
  2. The rivalry between Dante and his brother Vergil.
  3. Vergil is a playable character in this game. He's unlocked by beating the game with Dante.
  4. Fantastic soundtrack.
  5. Tons of weapons and upgrades.
  6. Amazing graphics.
  7. Smooth and improved gameplay.
  8. Style system.
  9. Way better than the first game (which has aged well).
  10. Epic boss battles.
  11. Amazing enemy design and variety.
  12. Lengthy gameplay that can last up to 15 or more hours.
  13. Non-stop action.
  14. One of the weapons is an electric guitar (Which when mastered is extremely powerful.)!!! Nuff said...
  15. Bloody Palace from Devil May Cry 2 returns.
  16. The Switch version allows players to change between their styles as well as equip all of their weapons at once when playing as Dante.

Bad Qualities

  1. A localization mistake caused the Japanese hard mode difficulty to be the English normal mode, because of this the game is considered very difficult, so much so Capcom decided to re-release the game in the form of Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition to address the game's difficulty as well as some extra content.
  2. Some of the levels and puzzles are extremely confusing, often forcing you to look up a walkthrough in order to get past them.


Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening was praised by critics. The aggregate-review websites GameRankings and Metacritic gave the PlayStation 2 version 84.11% and 84 out of 100 and the PC version 70.87% and 66 out of 100, respectively.

It was included on Game Informer's list of the top 50 games of 2005, and the special edition received a "Game of the Month" award. In 2010 IGN ranked it 18th on its list of the top 100 PlayStation 2 games, and a GamePro retrospective that year rated it the 28th-best game for the PS2.



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