Devil May Cry 4

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Devil May Cry 4
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"The time has come and so have I!"
Protagonist: Dante, Nero
Genre: Action
Hack 'n' Slash
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
Xbox 360

Special Edition
PlayStation 4
Xbox One

Release Date: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
JP: January 31, 2008
NA: February 5, 2008
AU: February 7, 2008
EU: February 8, 2008
PC (Retail)
July 11, 2008
PlayStation 4, Xbox One
June 18, 2015
PC (Steam)
June 24, 2015
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Franchise: Devil May Cry
Previous Game: Devil May Cry 2 (Chronological Order)
Devil May Cry 3 (Release Order)
Next Game: DmC: Devil May Cry (Release Order)
Devil May Cry 5 (Chronological Order)

Devil May Cry 4 is an action-adventure hack and slash video game developed and published by Capcom in 2008 for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows platforms. The game is the fourth installment to the Devil May Cry series.

Why It Rocks

  1. Play with an all new protagonist named Nero, who just like Dante has demonic powers. You can also grab enemies using his Devil Bringer.
  2. Amazing graphics and awesome soundtrack.
  3. Fast paced and addictive combat.
  4. Many special moves to learn and master.
  5. Awesome weapons such as Pandora and Lucifer.
  6. Impressive boss battles, with some being considered some of the best of the series, such as Credo and Dante.
  7. Good enemy design and variety.
  8. Lots of unlockable difficulties, secrets, etc.
  9. Just like previous titles Dante offers many humorous moments.
  10. Special Edition adds new characters to play as with new moves (Vergil, Lady and Trish).
  11. Style system from Devil May Cry 3 is improved. You can change between your styles at any time when playing as Dante.
  12. Bloody Palace.

Bad Qualities

  1. Nero becomes playable for most of the game instead of Dante.
  2. A lot of backtracking.
  3. The camera can be troublesome sometimes.
  4. You have to fight the same three bosses three times, which gets repetitive.
  5. The new characters exclusive to Special Edition don't add that much anything to the plot and barely change the story (only 4 cutscenes are really changed).


Devil May Cry 4 received "generally favorable" reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.


  • Hideki Kamiya played this game as part of research for the gameplay of Bayonetta.
  • This is the last game in the franchise to have anime-esque aesthetics for the character models similar to other eastern games like Final Fantasy and Tekken, and every game going forward, starting with Devil May Cry 5 (not counting DmC Devil May Cry, the supposed reboot of the series), has new aesthetics for characters similar to western game franchises, due to the use of RE Engine.



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