Devil May Cry HD Collection Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
Devil May Cry HD Collection Box Art
System: Xbox 360*, PS3
Dev: Capcom
Pub: Capcom
Release: April 3, 2012
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Suggestive Themes, Violence

Devil May Cry was originally planned as a sequel to the Resident Evil series before becoming what it is today. This means there are some obvious survival horror influences, like puzzle solving, exploration, and creepy locales brimming with many twisted creatures. It's much more of an action game than anything else, but one of the many things that helps this series stand apart from others like God of War is these survival horror roots. Like the horror genre that inspired it, the Devil May Cry series can occasionally be punishingly difficult. This is a tough trio of games that will challenge even the most dedicated action fans, but if you're up to the challenge, the rewards are more than worth the struggle.

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Each of the three games brings with it a very unique arsenal of weapons. Your arsenal changes from one game to the next, and they include swords, pistols, shotguns, nunchaku, gauntlets, scythes, throwing daggers, and even a grenade launcher. Each weapon gives you another way to tackle a tough situation, and trust me, you're going to have plenty of those over the course of these three games. Devil May Cry 2 introduced the ability to perform combination attacks, an evasive move, and the option to switch between weapons in the heat of battle. One of the more unique features introduced in Devil May Cry 3 was the focus on offering multiple gameplay styles. This gives players the opportunity to experiment with various fighting techniques, including offensive, defensive, and evasive. Playing each of the games in chronological order might be a little difficult to adapt to the various features changes, but it could be worth it to experience the story in the right order.

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If you're a fan of the Devil May Cry series, this is definitely worth your time. There isn't too much new content, so if you're looking for new features or a hefty amount of bonus content you really won't find it here. For newcomers looking for a chance to experience three of the best action games the genre has to offer, this is easily worth checking out. The Devil May Cry HD Collection is a fantastic way to keep fans busy while we all patiently wait for Dante's next crazy adventure.

By
Adam Dodd
Contributing Writer
@BabyColada
Date: April 4, 2012

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
3.6
Graphics
The Devil May Cry series is known for its unique style and gorgeous visuals, but the HD retouching doesn't look as great as it should.
4.0
Control
The trademark fast-paced combat is here, and unfortunately, so is the awful camera.
3.8
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voice work is hit or miss, but the frantic metal music provides an exciting backdrop to all the demon butt-kicking.
4.2
Play Value
With three games packed into this collection, this is easily one of the most content-heavy HD collections to date.
3.8
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • Includes Devil May Cry 1, 2, and 3, together for the first time ever.
  • Full support for Xbox 360 achievements and trophies for PS3.
  • All three titles have been remastered with crisp HD visuals.


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