DMC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition Review Roundup

Here's what the critics are saying about the remastered Xbox One/PlayStation 4 version of Ninja Theory's 2013 action game.


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Thinking about picking up a copy of DMC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition, the HD remastered of the 2013 action game that launched today for Xbox One and PlayStation 4? To help you make a decision, we've rounded up some of the game's reviews from a variety of publications.

The game sports 1080p graphics, all previously released DLC, an uber-difficult mode called Gods Must Die, and additional extra goodies. Some sexually suggestive dialogue, however, has been removed.

For more on the game's critical reception, be sure to read GameSpot sister site Metacritic.

  • Game: DMC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition
  • Developer: Capcom
  • Platforms: Xbox One, PS4
  • Release Date: March 10
  • Price: $40

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GameSpot -- 9/10

"DmC in its Definitive Edition form isn't just a lick of paint and a technical upgrade. It's a hardcore twist on already impressive game, making the hack 'n' slash action more difficult, but also more compelling than before. The numerous tweaks and upgrades of DmC: Devil May Cry Definitive Edition have made a game that isn't just a better version of DmC, but a bonafide hack 'n' slash classic." - Mark Walton [Full review]

Game Informer -- 9/10

"No game is perfect. Even when we play the best ones, we find things that we wish the developer had done differently. Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition is a rare case where the developer goes back and fixes those things, big and small. Whether you're a newcomer or a devoted fan, this is a remaster done right." - Joe Juba [Full review]

IGN -- 8.9/10

"DmC Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition brings the same great game to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, along with a couple of tweaks to make it feel different for returning veterans. The sharper visuals, smooth 60-fps gameplay, and other features and enhancements gave me plenty of reasons to be happy about coming back, and to recommend that you pick it up for the first time." - Jose Otero [Full review]

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GamesRadar+ -- 4/5

"DmC's frenzied monster-clobbering is moreish enough to tempt me back. Given the current release crop on Xbox One and PS4, DmC should be the go-to choice for hack-and-slash connoisseurs. Who knows, maybe you'll even come to not-hate punk Dante." - Tom Senior [Full review]

USGamer -- 4.5/5

"DmC Definitive Edition beefs up the excellent original with better graphics, all the DLC, retuned combat, and a host of difficulty modes. If you loved the original, Definitive is better. If you were avoiding it because you're a Devil May Cry purist, Definitive is closer to the original series than ever before." - Mike Williams [Full review]

Polygon -- 8/10

"It's a nice collection for the completionist, especially if you've been looking for a great character action game on PS4 or Xbox One. But if you already played DmC: Devil May Cry on last-gen consoles, there's not a lot of reason for the return trip." - Philip Kollar [Full review]

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