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