Percentile Rank

Devil May Cry 5 is ranked in the 98th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 170 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

88

Top Critic Average

90%

Critics Recommend

Based on 170 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

ACG
Buy
ACG

Top Critic

Buy
Mar 6, 2019
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GameXplain
Liked-a-lot
GameXplain

Top Critic

Liked-a-lot
Mar 6, 2019
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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 6, 2019

Though it’s not without its flaws, DMC 5 is a game where action is king.

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The Jimquisition
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 6, 2019
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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Mar 6, 2019

Capcom returns to its trusted formula for something that plays like a outrageously pretty PS2 game - and that's a very good thing.

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 6, 2019

There is a demon, and I’m going to kill it. With style. I’ll shoot and slash and somersault, chaining together increasingly outlandish combos while listening to electro-metal where I only catch the odd word like ‘sword’ or ‘death’.

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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a firework. If you’re the one with the lighter, then setting the explosion off is a simple as flicking your finger.

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Player2.net.au
A or higher
A or higher
Mar 6, 2019

A frenetic ride through a demonic underworld teeming with bad guys and plot twists that will have you smiling all the way till the credits roll

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Checkpoint Gaming
Meh
Meh
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 certainly provides moments of fun and if you can look past some aspects that belong in the last generation of gaming then you will have a competent action romp with Dante and friends. However I feel like this entry is a step backwards after DMC dared to shake up the formula a little more.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 7, 2019

It’s a gory, metalcore-driven, imperfect romp. It didn’t ask me for much: just 15 hours of my time and a willingness to admit that, all right, dragging a motorcycle across a demon’s face is, in fact, pretty b****s.

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Expansive
Loved
Loved
Mar 12, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is an absolute triumph. It’s a true return to form for a beloved franchise, and absolutely full to the brim with smash mouth, in-your-face action. One of the most stylish and slick fighters you’ll ever have the pleasure of committing to your hard drive.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 16, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is one of the finest hack and slash games of this generation

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Unboxholics
Worth your time
Worth your time
Mar 6, 2019

The authentic Devil May Cry experience is back at last. After 10 years Capcom learned from their mistakes and finally decided to bring the series back to its roots. Devil May Cry 5 is true to its predecessors and it manages to elevate the experience to another level.

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Scored Reviews

Daily Star
Mar 6, 2019

Don’t let the ‘5’ in the title intimidate you, the game is as much of a warm welcome to the world of Devil May Cry as it is a hard-earned treat for fans. Gameplay is refined and polished constituting a fluid and wonderfully satisfying action experience. Honestly, demolishing an endless stream of fugly demons with outlandish flair and snagging those ‘S’ ranks has never looked and felt so good.

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Leadergamer
Mar 5, 2019

Every gamer should definitely experience this beauty!

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Wolf's Gaming Blog
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Mar 22, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is simply one of the best pure action games of all time, and is easily in contention for Game of the Year. It channels the feel of an old-school PS2 game without ever feeling dated or weaker for it. The depths of moves on offer, the fluidity with which it can all be chained together and joys of chasing the elusive SSS sparked the same excitement in me that Devil May Cry 3 did all those years ago. Except Devil May Cry 5 is better. It is truly, truly fantastic.

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Destructoid
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

I'm going to be playing Devil May Cry 5 weeks from now in the short term and years from now long term. This is the sort of fine-tuned wacky action game the genre deserves.

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God is a Geek
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a stunning hack and slash game and never fails to amaze. Combat this good should be illegal.

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Telegraph
Mar 6, 2019

It’s stylish. It’s cool. It’s supremely fun, fluid and rewarding.

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Guardian
Mar 6, 2019

High-octane challenges in this irresistible romp have resurrected an action series that's been dormant for over a decade

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Game Rant
Mar 6, 2019

Capcom's Devil May Cry 5 is an insane, over-the-top, adrenaline-fueled action game that stomps its foot on the gas right at the start and never lets up.

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The Gaming Ground
Mar 15, 2019

Capcom might just have outdone themselves with "Devil May Cry 5", because DMC5 is with no doubt one of the best action games that I've ever played.

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Saudi Gamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Mar 6, 2019

One of the best and deepest battle systems, making for an exciting game that always pushes you to do better and learn more, coupled to an eclectic and cool cast of characters starring in breathtaking scenes with plenty of enemies and bosses to strut your stuff on. A triumphant return after 11 years and an instant classic.

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Fandom
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Mar 6, 2019

This is the best Devil May Cry yet. Each character has enough depth to fill a game by themselves, the story does exactly what it needs to, the twists and turns keep you on edge and the combat sets a new benchmark for action games as a whole. Capcom has made a masterclass in stylish combat gaming here, and there’s enough content to keep players happy — even if it takes another 11 years for a sequel.

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ThisGenGaming
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Everything in Devil May Cry 5 is ridiculous in the best way possible. The action and combat system are ridiculously deep. The graphics and music are ridiculously good and the story and fan service is ridiculous as well.

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Rely On Horror
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a triumphant return to form for the classic action series, offering polished graphics and the series' best gameplay to date.

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Twinfinite
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Mar 6, 2019

The wait between Devil May Cry 4 and Devil May Cry 5 might have been long, but the payoff is more than worth it. It doesn't deviate from the series' formula, but instead refines it to a polished sheen; one that's packed with an absurd amount of style and spirit. This is a must-play action game for fans of the series and the genre alike.

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Remote Play
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a stylish, action packed, metal opera that is ready to rock your face off.

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Rice Digital
Mar 8, 2019

The addition of great new characters like Nico and V, alongside the stalwart characters from earlier games make this truly feel like a sequel – bigger and better in every possible way.

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Daily Mirror
Mar 8, 2019

Everything in DMC5’s presentation, from the dynamic soundtrack to the beautiful ethereal backdrop made possible by Capcom’s RE Engine, is so lovingly realised that at times it's hard to know what to focus on.

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Wccftech
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry V is the best entry in the series and one of the best character action games ever released. In addition to its excellent combat mechanics and level design, which expand greatly on the elements introduced in past games, the story and characters had never before received such focus in Devil May Cry. The game may be lacking in extra content such as the fan-favorite Bloody Palace mode at launch, but don't let this small flaw prevent you from getting what will surely be one of the 2019 Game of the Year contenders.

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Nerd Much?
9.7 / 10.0
9.7 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5’s self-awareness is a big part of what makes it such a great game. It doesn’t care that it’s still a linear game; it doesn’t care that it’s a hack ‘n slash in 2019; it doesn’t care that its story is mostly fan service. It embraces everything that it is – despite those elements typically being labeled as dated – and we love it more because it’s doing that.

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PowerUp!
9.6 / 10.0
9.6 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

"As far as gameplay, I can't see many people not enjoying this. Devi May Cry 5 has been one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had."

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Heavy
9.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is without a doubt the new series plateau.

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JVL
19 / 20
JVL
Malcolm89

Top Critic

19 / 20
Mar 7, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 keeps all its promises and fulfills the expectations of all fans while allowing the youngest to understand the excitement surrounding the saga.

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Gamersky
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is one of the greatest masterpieces among action game genre. I can barely imagine any other games would be qualified enough to compare before Bayonetta 3.

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GamePitt
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is easily one of my Game of the Year 2019 contenders, even though it’s only March! The smooth and fluid gameplay, combined with the over the top action and intense metal soundtrack, creates a truly demonic and exciting experience no matter what system you’re on. Although the story is a little fragmented and delivered out of order in places, the reconstructed narrative is just as wacky and creative as the gameplay! As a fan of the original games, I can’t help but love Devil May Cry 5. Not because it’s another game in the franchise, but because it’s clearly the best game in the franchise by a long shot and it’s also yet another amazing achievement from Capcom.

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Gamefa
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil may Cry 5 is the newest masterpiece of Capcom in this generation. As a gamer who played all DMC games since 18 years ago, i should say that it is the best entry in this hugely popular series. Almost everything in Devil may Cry 5 are perfect and either you love hack and slash games or not, you should definitely play it. Amazing story, stunning graphics, various gameplay mechanics, high quality sound design and beautiful soundtrack, made Devil may Cry 5 a game that you should not miss at all. Devil, may cry, but fans definitely must laugh!

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PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Mar 13, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 does justice to the series legacy, even surpassing some of its predecessors in some points. The excellent gameplay makes this one of the best action games ever created and the great narrative makes players pay attention on how the story develops. I'm happy to say that Devil May Cry is back and I hope it stays like that for a long time.

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Flickering Myth
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is the game that people should be talking about in 9/10 months’ time when Game of The Year suggestions are being made.

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Gaming Nexus
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 18, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is frigging great. I think I'll leave it at that.

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Niche Gamer
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

I really couldn’t be happier with how this game turned out, and I’m a thousand times excited for where Capcom might take the franchise next.

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IGN
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5's trio of outstanding combat styles set a new high bar for the series, and its mysterious story keeps things interesting along the way.

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Rectify Gaming
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 modernizes a classic with one of the greatest character action games ever created.

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GamingTrend
95 / 100
95 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

DMC 5 is probably the best hack-and-slash game you'll play all year, and definitely the most stylish.

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Pardis Game
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry V is an enjoyable and memorable experience that is loyal to its roots while being modernized by the new standards.

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PlayStation Galaxy
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 15, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is an amazing game. It is a must-own for fans of the hack-and-slash genre. Chaining combos feel fresh and there’s always the motivation to do better. Nothing gives you an adrenaline rush quite like killing demons with heavy metal in the background. And for that, this game is highly recommended by us.

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COGconnected
94 / 100
94 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 excels at bringing back that iconic feeling the franchise is known for and does so with killer style, strategic, fast-paced combat, and a pumping soundtrack. With a cast of both familiar faces in Trish and Lady, as well as newcomers Nico and V, this is a game that gives me confidences for the future of the Devil May Cry series.

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The Game Fanatics
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is the perfect distillation of what has made the series great. Satisfying combat, gorgeous visuals, cutting edge speed and fluidity, and a bold, brazen and completely devil-may-care attitude towards seriousness or self-consciousness.

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GameFeature
93%
93%
Mar 7, 2019

What a hell of a game! It does not just look damn good, it also plays that way! The fights are fast and easy to learn and we always get new weapons or skills. Nero, V and Dante all play completely different and occasionally you even have the choice of which characters you like to play, at these levels then this wannabe multiplayer is used, the idea is nice, but it would not have been necessary since the others Usually, players only see from a distance and you are busy with demons, or with the camera, especially with the small jump'n'run inserts, the camera is weakening. If you then go through the about 10 hour campaign, you unlock a new level of difficulty, can play the levels that you have previously played with another character, again to see what happened there and that's basically. Story is okay, but let's face it, fighting is just so cool that everything else becomes trivial.

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DigitalCentralMedia
93%
93%
Apr 9, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is fun, stylish and sexy. This isn't just the best Devil May Cry game but the best game in the entire Character Action genre.

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DVS Gaming
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Mar 16, 2019

At the end of the day, Devil May Cry 5 is a fantastic game, easily worthy of a couple of awards at this year’s VGAs. The charm of the characters, the fantastic gameplay, and the Sensational sounds make a Stylish game worthy of the Devil May Cry franchise.

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Hobby Consolas
93 / 100
93 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

On top of being one of the best looking action games ever made, none other hack'n slash has ever been so complex and varied, but also fun. It may be all about demons and hell, but Devil May Cry 5 is like reaching heaven.

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Generación Xbox
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 brings variety to a genre that seems to have invented everything but nothing further from reality.

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GameCrate
9.3 / 10.0
9.3 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

If you are a long-time Devil May Cry fan, or just an action game fan in general, then Devil May Cry 5 is a must-buy. It's a refreshing retreat into absurdity inspired by the late 90s yet modernized for current day audiences.

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Hynerd.it
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2019

This new chapter of Devil May Cry saga made by Capcom, is perfect under every aspect. The gameplay is satisfying, wild, extreme and never boring. The sounds effects are incredible and enhance the action, giving to the player an adrenalin flowing. The character design is absolutely perfect, not only for the variety of enemies and locations, but also for how Nero, Dant and V are characterised. Devil May Cry 5 is absolutely stunning, suggested both to the fans of the brand and to all the players who likes "hack'n slash" video games, even if they've never played a Devil May Cry game. Just few flaws push this game one step away from a perfect score.

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PushStartPlay
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

Devil May Cry 5, is stylish, sexy and spectacular, and signals an epic return to form for this beloved series

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SomosXbox
9.2 / 10.0
SomosXbox

Top Critic

9.2 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

Although the combats present some minor faults, the fact is that Capcom and Hideaki Itsuno's team have managed to get the genre back to the position it occupied for generations. Long live the children of Sparda. Long live Devil May Cry.

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Xbox Achievements
91%
91%
Mar 6, 2019

A triumphant return for Capcom's coolest series, Devil May Cry 5 is a stupidly slick game that does almost everything right. It'll totally pull your Devil Trigger.

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Spaziogames
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is one of the best entry in the series and fully represents Capcom reinassance. Three characters with three different combat systems are enough to satisfy every fan of stylish action.

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IGN Spain
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

DMC5 makes even better what this franchise does best, improving on its formula in almost every way, but doesn't do anything new on the process. The game doesn't has any hiccups or problems so if you are the kind of gamer that loves this frantic action games, you'll be more than happy with Capcom's latest creation.

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Cultured Vultures
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Multiplayer and loading screens aside, Devil May Cry 5 is exactly what it was meant to be and more. With a great plot, beautiful visuals, and near perfect gameplay, Capcom deliver possibly the best Devil May Cry to date.

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The Angry Joe Show
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 13, 2019
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Windows Central
Mar 6, 2019

Overall, Devil May Cry 5 is a fun game — one that is utterly spectacular — but Capcom could've done more to evolve the franchise's format.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 rights all the wrongs of its predecessors with style and gusto, whilst being incredibly welcoming to series newcomers. The three playable characters bring great combat variety against the games huge slew of enemies and bosses. There are a few little niggles that stop the game from being the best it could be, but Devil May Cry 5 is undoubtedly one of the best in the series.

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PC Gamer
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Three great characters and a beautiful, fluid combat system make this a must-buy for hack-and-slash fans.

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Level Down Games
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2019

Capcom is back with a vengeance, ready to reclaim portions of the gaming industry for themselves. If their recent games are anything to go off of, my excitement levels are through the roof for whatever new project they’re cooking up next.

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Worth Playing
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a must-play title for action fans. The action is fast and fluid, and its accommodations for both skilled and new players make it easier for everyone to enjoy the gameplay. The title is packed with a healthy amount of levels and several different hooks to keep you playing after you finish the campaign. The presentation is stunning, and while the game does contain microtransactions, they can easily be ignored. Capcom has another winner on its hands, and DMC5 is an early contender for game of the year.

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viewport
9 / 10
9 / 10
Apr 1, 2019

In a slew of releases from Capcom for many of their well-loved series, Devil May Cry 5 continues the trend as a solid entry within the DMC mythos. By expanding upon the established combat systems and making sure the characters are looking slick and stylish while hacking through legions of demonic forces, the developers chose to spend their time tightening up what they do best, and it shows. Incredible combo depth, distinct character styles, and plethora or difficulties are sure to make for one hell of a ride.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Mar 27, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a game you could talk about a very long time, but all you need to know is that it's one of the best games of 2019 so far and you shouldn't miss it. This is how a comeback of a legend should look like.

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GearNuke
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

This is the best Devil May Cry game since we met a young Vergil and Dante in Devil May Cry 3. While this sticks to its old-school game design and doesn't innovate much from it, the main attraction, which is its combat and iconic cast, is back in a highly polished package with jaw-dropping stylish action.

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Mar 6, 2019

Aside from my story gripes with Lady and Trish and my couple of issues with the Devil Breaker, Devil May Cry 5 practically exceeded my expectations.

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VideoGamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 revels in its own gleeful stupidity, presenting a world in which the most valuable commodity is style.

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Atomix
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

The wait for Devil May Cry 5 was long, but I think it was very worth it. The title is everything the fans expected from this installment and presents it to us in a game that looks and plays great, that offers new proposals within its already known formula and whose story, with excellent narrative rhythm, will fascinate all the veteran followers of good Dante for all the references and revelations that he exposes. It is by far the best game in the series.

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NoobFeed
90 / 100
90 / 100
Mar 11, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 delivers exactly what is expected from this franchise since it debuted back 2001, with over the top action and ridiculous boss fights. This latest installment doesn't diverge from the series' formula and instead builds or slightly modify the mechanics that series veterans know and love while also giving newcomers some easier options. Devil May Cry 5 is a rocking good time that will keep everyone coming back for another round of demon hunting.

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TrueAchievements
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is so successful because it is impeccably designed from top to bottom with one goal in mind: be awesome. It knocks that goal out of the park in nearly every element of the game.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a masterpiece in action. It has heart and charm in its epic story that comes full circle on the series. It looks sexier than the sun setting over a billionaire's collection of cars that are parked on a Santa Monica strip in California. It plays phenomenally well and will leave you drenched in sweat and satisfaction when the end credits roll, while wishing for more of its sassy attitude.

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Easy Allies
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019
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USgamer
Mar 6, 2019

Capcom fills fans' dark souls with light! Devil May Cry 5 is an excellent return to form for the franchise, setting it up for a bright future. Nero's here, Dante's back in pitch-perfect form, and V provides a brand-new style of play. All Capcom really needed to do with Devil May Cry 5 was repackage the classic DMC gameplay with a modern coat of paint, but DMC 5 is an excellent, thoughtful update.

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PPE.pl
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 returns in an amazing form.

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GBAtemp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2019

A blast to play.

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Fextralife
9 / 10
Fextralife
Fexelea

Top Critic

9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

DMC5 is a worthy return to the main stage for action games, delivering unparalleled gameplay executed beautifully and with consistent, remarkable performance. Fans of the genre will love this title, and newcomers are likely to become fans.

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DualShockers
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

11 years after we last saw Dante, Nero & Co., Devil May Cry 5 shows that the series is in fine form with one of its best installments yet.

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

DMC is finally back, and it's here to teach all of us a lesson on how to make an excellent action game.

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Cubed3
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 20, 2019

While it is annoying that Bloody Palace mode is not available day one, it is coming as a free update on April 1st. Capcom has proved this gen that they are truly the best at 3D action games. They took some bold risks with the style and realistic flavour, and it pays off by taking on this new look that has never been seen before in any videogame. Even spectators are going to be extremely entertained by the spectacle that is Devil May Cry 5. Everything feels so fresh, and the advancements in the controls and fluidity in animation makes playing this refined masterpiece so hard to put down.

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Marooners' Rock
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

This chapter of the series has something to offer for everyone with its array of characters, unpredictable story and impressive combat

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Bazimag
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a legendary comeback for Devil May Cry series and every aspect of it from its lovely fast paced gameplay to its unique and impactful story, all reminisce the great time we had with this series throughout the years. It's not a game only for true fans of Devil May Cry, I think every gamer should give it a chance to understand the true meaning of Hack 'n' Slash and Action Adventure.

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Just Push Start
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Between a well-written story, one that ends on a shocking revelation, to interesting characters and everything else, especially the combat, Devil May Cry 5 is the total package and a must for hack-and-slash fans.

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TheSixthAxis
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Hideaki Itsuno, my hat goes off to you and your crew. It's only March, and yet Devil May Cry 5 is another clear Game of the Year contender. The silly arguments on whether the original DMC or DmC is better can stop now, because DMC5 is here and it's bloody brilliant. This is a proper return to form for the series, something that fans of both can get behind.

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TechRaptor
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

Devil May Cry 5's few minor flaws are blasted away by one of the best combat systems this side of gaming. Each fight is a treat, each boss is a challenge, and I loved ever second of it.

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GamesRadar+
Mar 6, 2019

Capcom has done it again, re-energising a classic series like never before, and pushing the genre forward in a fresh way. It looks better than ever, plays better than ever. It's Devil May Cry better than ever.

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GameSkinny
Mar 13, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is back, bringing with it the same hack-and-slash action that made it one of the best action franchises of all time.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 6, 2019

A character action game with three characters, all of which are unique and fun in their own right, is a crowning achievement in design. Beautiful, stylish, and with depth that I feel compelled to conquer, Devil May Cry 5 gives back what you put in.

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GotGame
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is intense, stylish, and full of over-the-top action that fans will likely love.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

It might have small flaws, but Devil May Cry V is like a fine meal; it deserves to be savored, and if you do you'll likely want to re-experience it. The fact you might see everything it has multiple times over in doing so is just a bonus.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a return to the series in its truest form. Capcom has been a massive hot streak lately and I cannot wait to see what they do next. I loved DmC and thought it was a solid reboot, but I feel like continuing the original series was the right move. The combat feels great, the game looks oustanding, and the nostalgia is strong with this one.

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TrustedReviews
Feb 7, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 isn’t perfect, but Hideaki Itsuno’s latest effort builds on what came before it while staying true to everything I love about Dante and friends. Consider my Devil Trigger thoroughly pulled.

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PCWorld
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a game that delights in setting the bar high up front and then continually one-upping itself with ever-more-ludicrous cutscenes and some of the most stylish combat in the business.

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LevelUp
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 13, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is an excellent return to the basics and pure gameplay, but taken to a new level thanks to current technology. With a proposal full of action, fun and motivated, Capcom has succeeded in a new account and has been one of the best games of 2019.

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WellPlayed
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

DMC5 is a beautifully produced hack and slash game that proves that Capcom still has their finger on the pulse with the series

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Slant Magazine
Mar 12, 2019

The game is a near-endless buffet of innovative options for turning enemies into mincemeat.

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VGChartz
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 7, 2019

An old school fun, engrossing, and incredibly deep action game.

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The Escapist
9 / 10.0
The Escapist

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is 99 percent about doing things that are totally sweet and looking totally sweet while doing them. There's no thematic depth waiting beneath its bombastic, blood-drenched glamour and its vulcanizing, improvisational violence choreography. But when Hideaki Itsuno's unlikely sequel drew me into a meditative flow of stabbing angry skeletons with a...

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AnaitGames
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 5, 2019

In an interview, Hideaki Itsuno said that he wanted to “make an action game in which the player can decide how to beat an enemy, and be able to take advantage of each character’s strengths to do it”. It’s that simple, and you could be playing it forever.

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Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Coming into DMC5 as a fan of the series, I had high hopes for DMC5. I’m happy to say those hopes were met and even Exceeded in some respects. While there is room to improve in some critical areas, primarily in level design, DMC5 kicks ass, in Style.

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Cerealkillerz
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

Devil May Cry looks extremly stylish thanks to the RE Engine and it also plays the same with lots of variety. Besides a bit to classic ending for the story and a carelessly integrated online feature long-time Fans and newcomers alike will get an amazing package filled with the usual Devil May Cry action paired with lots of new gameplay elements and a well-made atmosphere.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 feels like playing your favourite PS2 hack and slash, but with amazing current gen graphics. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of style as you pummel, slash and blast your way through all the devils.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 represents a much welcome return to form for the franchise that'll likely make your cheeks ache due to the stupid smile that it constantly puts on your face.

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SECTOR.sk
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

After more than 10 years Capcom brings us a Devil May Cry game that truly topped our expectations. By adding a variety of new inovations into a well built formula, they created a game worth the wait.

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Gameplanet
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 keeps what made the franchise so popular while refining its systems to near-perfection. With some of the most impressive animation and combat out there right now and the addition of Bloody Palace arriving in a free update this April, Devil May Cry 5 is the definitive DMC experience and should be played by everyone looking for incredibly satisfying & stylish combat!

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Push Square
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is quite easily one of the best action games on PS4. Flawless in the execution of its often jaw-dropping combat, it's a masterfully crafted title that begs to be played over and over again. Stunning presentation helps sell some of the coolest cutscenes going, and the story ties the series together with style. Among a sea of uninspired open world outings, Devil May Cry 5 is an explosion of character and laser-focused excellence. Capcom is well and truly back.

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Bloody Disgusting
Mar 8, 2019

With Devil May Cry 5, Capcom tweaks the winning formula here and there to not only freshen up the most famous action hack n’ slash series around, but actually push it back to the top of the pile once again. Yes, it stumbles occasionally, and perhaps replay value isn’t quite as high as it could have been, but Devil May Cry 5 once again embraces the kinetic madness that made so many fall in love with Dante and his blood-spattered adventures in demon-slaying in the first place, and that’s truly what makes this a great game.

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Softpedia
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

As for those who haven't played any of the other titles, Devil May Cry 5 should be the reason to rectify the error. It took CAPCOM quite a long time, but at least they got it right, Devil May Cry 5 is a masterpiece.

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Zoomg
9 / 10.0
Zoomg
Mohammad Hossein Jafari

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a great return to form for Capcom and the series itself. hardcore fans of Devil May Cry will love the fast paced gameplay and newcomers will also enjoy this amazing game.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

This game is proof that single player not only isn't dead but it can still be enthralling, enticing, and innovative.

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PCMag
Mar 8, 2019

Devil May Cry is back with a new look, an expanded combat system, and a beefy assortment of enemies to slay. Slashing and styling on demons has never looked as good or played as well.

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Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is an excellent action game. It's an even better Devil May Cry, perhaps the best the series has seen just yet.

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VGN
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

Capcom continues its moment of grace by churning out a new game inevitable for lovers of action titles.

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EGM
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 8, 2019

The world has long waited for a proper new chapter of the groundbreaking Devil May Cry series, and in Devil May Cry 5, Capcom has given us an experience that was very much worth that wait.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

A perfectly judged comeback that's full of all the wild invention and stylish mayhem fans demand but proves surprisingly accessible and varied for everyone else.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 8, 2019

DMC5 proves the series can still be brilliant and imaginative without compromising its longest-held traditions.

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Oyungezer Online
8.9 / 10.0
Oyungezer Online
Eren Eryürekli

Top Critic

8.9 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

Dante is spectacular, Nero is enjoyable and V is... well, different. At the end of the day, it's safe to say that DMC V is the best until something better comes up (perhaps Bayonetta 3) and it's a game everyone, fans and newcomers, can deeply enjoy.

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Impulsegamer
4.4 / 5.0
4.4 / 5.0
Mar 11, 2019

If badass characters dishing out stylish beatings on demonic baddies are your thing, then Devil May Cry is for you. So dive into hell with me and together lets earn some sweet ranks while we finesse some demons back into the underworld.

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IGN Italy
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Another nice hit by a particularly fit Capcom in the last two years.

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Everyeye.it
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Another great center for Capcom remains, an effective revival also (if not above all) from the technical point of view and the iconography. Devil May Cry returns in a resounding form, and reiterates that it is here to stay.

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Game Volt
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2019

one of greatest fun games of the past years, and it's proof that games that introduce the great story and maintaining good gameplay still have a wide audience

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Merlin'in Kazanı
87 / 100
87 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is brings back old school hack 'n' slash mechanics to the new generation. First time in the series, Capcom emphasize the storytelling. The game is also shines at cinematics and graphics are gorgeus with butter smooth 60 FPS on both consoles.

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Nexus
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

Capcom are back on top and Devil May Cry 5 further cements their status as one of the best developers in the industry.

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Walmart Tips & Ideas
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Being the first, and likely only Devil May Cry game of this console generation, Capcom has really stepped up and delivered for their fans. What’s not to love? Devil May Cry 5 offers an excellent story with three very interesting protagonists, matched by superb gameplay delivering extreme style. Top it off with an awesome metal soundtrack, detailed graphics, and lots of modes to extend replay and you have the total package.

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Paste Magazine
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

The unwinnable-for-plot-reasons boss fights aside, Devil May Cry 5 never wants the player to feel any less than like they’re the coolest person on earth. While the game isn’t overly easy, health and upgrades are plentiful, every character has multiple options to handle any situation thrown at them, and the checkpointing system is gracious.

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GameZone
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Even though it sometimes feels uncharacteristically by the numbers in some places or fails to have a noticeable amount of pizazz, Devil May Cry 5 is a hell of a good time. With plenty of wonderful character moments that'll make fans gush, a glorious frenzy of bloody action, and a healthy dose of great metal music to score it all, Capcom has triumphantly returned yet another beloved franchise to its former glory.

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Glitched Africa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 10, 2019

Its action-packed gameplay, fantastic story and gorgeous visuals create the best Devil May Cry in the series and you don’t want to miss it.

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Game Informer
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Chaining together impressive combos is as fun as ever, though hopping among three characters makes it hard to hone your expertise

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Jogazera
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019
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GameWatcher
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

A stylish, badass return to form

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Electric Bento
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 12, 2019

Now that the franchise is back on stable ground both from a story and mechanics perspective, it’s exciting to see where Capcom will take this series next.

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Fun Factor
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2019

Mechanically speaking, Devil May Cry 5 is the best game the saga has seen, for now. Unfortunately, the Art Direction - even though the game looks great - does not fit right with the game's narrative tone. DMC5 does not evolve the series forward, compared to its predecessors, but it does boast a fluid and frantic combat, that combined with some new weapons at your disposal, make this the best gameplay Dante and Nero have yet to offer, which end up overshadowing the repetitive V in the process.

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Video Chums
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 features incredible action-intense gameplay as well as gorgeous visuals, engaging cutscenes, and phenomenal audio.

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The Outerhaven Productions
Mar 6, 2019

In the end, Devil May Cry 5 doesn't reinvent the wheel. Instead, it takes everything that fans of the series loved, dials it up to 11 and presents one of the best game in the series yet. Right up there with Devil May Cry 1 and 3 for me. Plenty of combat, the pacing is just right, and a nice amount of content to play through once you've reached the end. My only gripe is those blasted microtransactions, which I feel has no place in a game like this. A minor inconvenience in what I consider an enjoyable action game that I haven't been able to put down. It looks like Capcom has yet another GOTY contender on their hands. Devil May Cry 5 is every bit the game I was looking forward to and then some.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 isn’t perfect, but it’s a damn good Devil May Cry game.

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 7, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a wonderfully ridiculous game that rightfully returns the series to the spotlight. In many ways it feels very safe, but by willing to take a few risks and do more than satiate an existing fanbase, Capcom has injected new life into this once dormant franchise with a stylish and worthwhile addition.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 5, 2019

In a generation that playing a good Hack 'n' Slash is like a dream, Devil May Cry 5 offers you a great, fun experience. DMC5 attracts you from the start and keeps the fun all way to the end thanks to its solid gameplay formula, and although some minor issues prevent it from reaching the series former glory, DMC5 is still the best choice for fans of HnS at the moment.

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Digitally Downloaded
Mar 7, 2019

DMC 5 is a fine way to bring the series roaring back after a decade in limbo.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a solid game, and one I'd heartily recommend for anyone who once loved or has interest in the series. For those looking for something more than a beautiful brawler to sink a dozen hours into, you may want to wait for a sale.

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Game Revolution
Mar 6, 2019

Its reluctance to properly evolve keep it from being the king of its genre, but its commitment to its stylish and responsive mechanics still makes it one of the best hack and slash games, crown or not.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 9, 2019

"Devil May Cry 5" proves to be a successful Hack'n'Slay with a sophisticated combat system. The three different protagonists all have unique fighting styles and weapons, so it's up to the player how he turns off the light to his opponents. However, especially the end bosses might be a bit more challenging, in order to push even pros a little bit more to the frustration line. If you stand for stylish action, an opulent staging as well as wacky battles, then "Devil May Cry 5" is the right catch for you.

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Gamers Heroes
8 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Johnny Hurricane

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 converted me from a skeptic to a believer. Old fans and new alike will find something to enjoy in this title.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Lavish pop-goth theatrics and profusely ridiculous violence compose the bible to which Devil May Cry 5 remains unabashedly faithful. Whether engaging with micro-intricacies buried deep inside its three protagonists or simply opting for maladroit participation, both approaches are furiously consumed with making the player look and feel extraordinary. Devil May Cry 5 is flexible, confident, and genuine Devil May Cry.

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

8 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a great action game, created for fans of the original universe, which is almost all superior to the DMC4, but makes a few new mistakes. Crumpled story, with a focus on fan service, which jumps in time, ragged ending and featureless levels can be a disappointment. At the same time improved combat system, great variety of bosses and opponents, along with beautiful characters, great battle tracks and spectacular cutscenes will not disappoint you.

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Screen Rant
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is an entertaining romp through the underworld made even more exciting by its three protagonists.

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Few games are as endearing in their madness as Devil May Cry 5. It's deeply old-school and made for fans first, but its new character will entertain newcomers and keep them coming back for more.Jacob Ridley

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

There's almost too much to love about Devil May Cry 5, and I'm so glad Capcom is continuing to deliver games of this quality.

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GRYOnline.pl
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 5, 2019

We're happy to say that Devil May Cry 5 is an exceptional slasher. The combat system is great, the opponents look cool, the storyline is the best in the series, and the graphics solid, though quite often inconsistent. The veterans should be aware, however, that the game offers proper challenge only on higher difficulty levels, which are locked at the beginning.

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PC Invasion
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 might not be the best entry in the series, but it's a good time with great gameplay, in spite of the middling story and bland art direction.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

All in all, Devil May Cry 5 is a solid entry in a franchise we'd like to see more of. It looks good and for most part, plays well. Although the new character V isn't as fun to play as Dante and Nero, there's more than enough to keep fans and newcomers interested.

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Tech Advisor
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 should satisfy your hack-and-slack itch in a big way. Huge, Hollywood-esque attacks are amped up by insane combos and devastating effects to create something truly satisfying, and the story has a lot to offer too.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 6, 2019

Despite the questionable monetization, Devil May Cry V is an impressive game on the presentation front and a deep hack and slash with a ton of moves, combos, and weapons to master across three unique characters.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Mar 6, 2019

I may have been fairly critical throughout this review, but in the end Devil May Cry 5 is still one of the better character action games you'll play.

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OnlySP
Mar 10, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 does so many things right: the engrossing narrative, the understated integration of online elements, and, most prominently, the stunning amount of variety in the combat mechanics. These aspects move the series forward, but this new entry also replicates some of the duller qualities from action games of yesteryear. This tendency prevents Devil May Cry 5 from being the new standard bearer for the genre, but that does not prevent it from being something truly special.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is a very good and engaging episode for the lovable franchise. All three playable characters feel great, and you really should try it if you're a fan of the beat them all genre.

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GamePro
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

In the short term, the crisp combat system, the nasty-absurd opponent design and, above all, the great graphics work fantastically. In the long run, however, Devil May Cry 5 is clearly lacking variety and inspiring ideas.

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AusGamers
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

For everyone else though, there's value in seeing Capcom go back to the over-the-top well that is Devil May Cry and deliver one of the most stylish games we've played in a while.

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New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Mar 17, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 is an action title worth playing, filled with bombastic action, over-the-top character moments, and fun mechanics. It's a game that forgoes any sense of nuance and relies on simply overloading your senses, and often succeeds at doing just that.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry V is the game fans have been waiting for, for better or for worse. It's not the best in the franchise but it's a welcome and stylish return to the original Devil May Cry saga.

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Forbes
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Mar 11, 2019

DMC 5 is beautifully rendered and the action is fun. However, the weak story and less-than-compelling character development and audio presentation remove the game’s heart

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Stevivor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 7, 2019

Excellent combat, dated design

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TrueGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

The new gameplay mechanics and enjoyable boss fights can't compensate for the weak story and repetitive missions and a camera that ruins the fight occasionally, the potential is there but the bad decision made blow out away.

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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 9, 2019

Long awaited 'true' sequel to the DMC series isn't about only Dante AGAIN. Nero as a playable character still feels like a step back for the series. As for V, he is just one of the worst characters in the genre. With the boring level design and lack of action in the cutscenes, DMC5 is falling behind both DMC3 and DMC4.

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GamesBeat
70 / 100
70 / 100
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5 won't be a total disappointment thanks to its stunning production values. Aside from the recent Resident Evil 2 remake, this is the best-looking game Capcom has ever made. Its adventure is a fun one if you don't take it too seriously (which shouldn't be too hard). As much as I can gripe about its flaws, it's hard not to grin when you're shoving a running motorcycle wheel into a demon's face. But this isn't an action classic.

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CGMagazine
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Mar 6, 2019

Devil May Cry 5's risk-averse approach grounds it as other games in the genre are reaching for the sky.

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