From the producer of the original Devil May Cry® and Resident Evil® 4 comes the next installment in the hugely successful stylized action series that has so far achieved global sales of nearly seven million units. Devil May Cry® 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,221 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 8, 2008

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From the producer of the original Devil May Cry® and Resident Evil® 4 comes the next installment in the hugely successful stylized action series that has so far achieved global sales of nearly seven million units.
Devil May Cry® 4 immerses gamers in a gothic supernatural world, where a new protagonist clashes with a familiar hero. As the new leading man, Nero, players will unleash incredible attacks and non-stop combos using a unique new gameplay mechanic, his powerful "Devil Bringer" arm.
With the advanced graphical capabilities of the PC, high definition visuals and intricate detail come to life as players explore new and exotic locales. Dynamic action and undeniable style combine with explosive fighting options and a gripping story to produce the incomparable experience that only a Devil May Cry game can deliver.

Exclusive PC Features

  • Turbo mode will turn-up the action to insane speeds
  • "Legendary Dark Knight Mode" will harness advanced PC processing power and fill the screen with an unbelievable number of enemies for extra difficulty
  • Familiar enemies from the console versions will show-up in new locations
  • High resolution screen settings allow the cut scenes of the game to run at up to 120 frames per second (up from 60 frames per second)
  • Benchmark Testing lets users test PC performance to run DMC4 through a series of intense boss fights
  • PC Settings allow you to customize graphic resolutions, texture sizes, and a frame rate in accordance with your PC
  • Compatible with Games for Windows, DirectX 9 and DirectX 10.

Key Game Features

  • Blend of familiar and new: newcomer Nero clashes with veteran Dante
  • New characters and environments
  • Signature blend of guns and swordplay
  • Deep combo system rewards stylish dispatching of enemies
  • Unique "Devil Bringer" arm opens up a range of combo options
  • Distinct set of weaponry and moves for Nero and Dante
  • Exceed System allows Nero to charge up his sword with a throttle effect, revving up to three levels with powerful attack options
  • New active style change system for Dante allows him to switch styles and weapons on the fly, producing crazy combo possibilities

    System Requirements

      • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2
      • Processor: Intel 4 Pentium processor or better
      • Memory: 512 MB
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600 series or better
      • Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
      • OS: Windows Vista
      • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor or better
      • Memory: 1GB
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 series or better
      • Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
    Helpful customer reviews
    128 of 134 people (96%) found this review helpful
    7 people found this review funny
    66.9 hrs on record
    Posted: October 7, 2014
    Fun, challenging, balanced character action game well optimized for the PC

    Kill demons with an angry anime guy's jerkoff arm, massive revolver, and stupid sword with an engine in it.

    Also Featuring Dante, From The Devil May Cry Series™
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    30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
    113.9 hrs on record
    Posted: October 29, 2014
    Devil May Cry 4 is an amazing hack-and-slash game that is easy to learn and hard to master. The combat system is very in depth and there is always more room for improvement, even for the greatest masters of the game. It also has many different difficulty levels that will keep you busy for HOURS. You get to play as either Nero, who has a very interesting combat system because of his grab ability, and Dante, who has a variety of weapons and fighting styles to choose from while in game, giving an indefinite number of possibilities for combos. Plus, the game is very pretty, even on the lowest graphics settings, and for a PC port, it is not that bad.

    Now here's the part where you yell at me for stating my opinion. My main criticisms of the game lie heavily in the story, which I honestly believe was bland and tasteless. Dante isn't the main character, but instead, it's Nero, who in my opinion, acted too much like a whiny ♥♥♥♥♥♥ (though his combat is very unique). A majority of the characters are completely one-dimensional and don't really serve any purpose other than being the damsel in distress or the power-hungry bad guy or the envious rival . I pretty much only enjoyed the parts of the story where Dante was included because at least he was cheeky in an enjoyable way. Although I liked Nero's combat style, it got old for me pretty quick.

    Other downsides include the camera problems (which I am pretty sure is typical for a Devil May Cry game), a lack of costumes, the hideous amount of backtracking which puts Dante's role in the game to shame (I am talking you're backtracking for almost HALF THE GAME), and the lame final boss whose attack patterns are very predictable. Plus there's not much innovation put into the level design, which brings me back to the backtracking issue. I honestly felt like I was playing a somewhat incomplete story.

    Overall DMC4 was a mostly fun ride from start to end. It does bring back Bloody Palace as well as has a couple fun bosses. What it fails at in areas such as level design and completeness, the game makes up for it with an awesome combat system, beautiful visuals, and long playability. It wasn't as good as Devil May Cry 3, but better than DmC Devil May Cry.

    Overall I give Dante May Backtrack 4 an 8/10

    TL;DR The gameplay is amazing, but the story was very lackluster and unfinished.

    Also, side note: For those of you who are planning on buying the PC port for DMC3, DON'T. You can thank me later.
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    24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
    54.3 hrs on record
    Posted: October 16, 2014
    So i've played this game for about 40 hours or so and I think it's time to tell you guys my opinion of the game so far. I'll probably be updating this review the more i play this game, but this is my opinion so far.

    This game donesn't have the awesome atmosphere, enviroments and music that DMC3 had, but it's still and awesome game. The graphics are great! They still hold up 6 years after its release. The voice acting is also pretty good and the story is okay. But you don't play a DMC game for that story ♥♥♥♥. You play it for the combat! The fighting mechanics have been revamped since DMC3. Now Dante can switch fighting styles on the go and can hold 3 guns, and melee weapons at the same time which makes for much more possibilities. They've also added a new character named Nero who is actually the main character of the game. Even though he's not as complex as Dante, he's still got a far bit of depth to his combos and relies more on timing with his EX gauge. Nero is also more accesable to new players of the series. His combos are more simple in comparison to Dante, but he still plays great. There were also some new features added to the PC version of this game, the best of these being the new difficulty, Legendary Dark Knight mode. Legendary Dark Knight mode is a great addition to the game and it's pretty addictive as well. This game will also run on a low end PC just fine , there is also alot of replay value here and if you love the DMC series, you'll find yourself sinking plenty of hours into this game.

    Now here comes the bad. My problems with the game would be that it doesn't feel as finished or polished as DMC3, and that's because it's not. The enviroments are kind of copy and paste (Except for the Jungle) and the music is mediocre at best. It is also alot more repetative than the previous games (I don't know about 2 because i've never played it). You fight the 4 same bosses at least 3 times in 1 playthrough and the chess sections are just so dumb. But that doesn't mean the game is bad. Overall it has great graphics, cool cutscenes and the best combat system in any game i've played. If you can get over it's minor flaws, you will have a blast experimenting with new and different combos and enjoying yourself in one of the best action games of all time.
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    19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
    21.4 hrs on record
    Posted: November 6, 2014
    The best DMC game on steam currently since DMC3's port was godawful sadly, This game can probably run on a potato the engine is so lightweight and if you have a system to max it out, it looks glorious and runs at constant 60fps, I would say get a controller though, but you don't NEED one i just prefer it. The combat has a lot of potential mostly with dante and his on the fly style switching, decently challenging including a PC exclusive mode Legendary Dark Knight mode that spawns in hordes of enemies that isn't present on the console version for obvious reasons, overall a good buy.
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    24 of 32 people (75%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    1.0 hrs on record
    Posted: September 19, 2014
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    21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
    12.9 hrs on record
    Posted: November 2, 2014
    The time has come and so have I
    I'll laugh last, 'cause you came to die
    The damage done, the pain subsides
    And I can see the fear clear when I look in your eye

    I'll never kneel and I'll never rest
    You can tear the heart from my chest
    I'll make you see what I do best
    I'll succeed as you breathe your very last breath
    Now I know how the angel fell
    I know the tale and I know it too well
    I'll make you wish you had a soul to sell
    When I strike you down and send you straight to hell

    My army comes from deep within
    Beneath my soul, beneath my skin
    As you're ending I'm about to begin
    My strength is pain and I will never give in
    I'll tell you now, I'm the one to survive
    You'll never break my faith or my stride
    I'll have you choke on your own demise
    I'll make the angels scream and the devil cry
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    15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
    26.6 hrs on record
    Posted: October 9, 2014
    Name me one other series of game where fighting is this intense, this varied, this challenging, and this fast.

    This game is beautiful.
    The flow of combat is beautiful.
    The AI is beautiful (fight Dante at the fight before Sanctus on DMD mode. You'll see what I mean.)
    The graphics are downright stunning, and are optimized enough to run well on a craptop.
    I'm serious. I haven't seen optimization this good since Half-Life 2.

    Don't like Nero? Ok. You get Dante in ten missions. He plays even more smoothly than he did in DMC3. His combos, as an effect, are now so varied it's borderline ridiculous, and they don't feel even remotely choppy.

    Not enough enemies? No problem. Play on Legendary Dark Knight difficulty. You'll have so many enemies that your style meter won't know what to do.

    Too slow for you? They've also got that covered. Turbo is in the PC version. Play Devil May Cry at 120% the speed it was before. That's damn fast.

    Don't like the bosses? Who cares? You get Bloody Palace once you beat the game (on not Easy). You don't even have to play as Nero in it. You can start as Dante and show off your combo-crazy prowess on wave after wave of unfortunate foes.

    Don't like Dante? Go see a doctor.

    The only thing wrong with this game is the repitition of bosses (even moreso than the first DMC) and the terrible way the dice game was implemented on Dante Must Die difficulty.
    But to be honest, I've have more fun with the bosses here than I had with every other DMC.
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    16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
    28.8 hrs on record
    Posted: September 15, 2014
    Is a really nice game, I love the saga of dmc (except dmc devil may cry) and this is no less
    Although there is a new player who might upset a bit, should not be underestimated
    Amazing boss and fantastic new moves, such as news, you can choose the characters
    I recommend it openly
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    48 of 79 people (61%) found this review helpful
    5 people found this review funny
    9.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 6, 2014
    nero is sexy

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    16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
    0.7 hrs on record
    Posted: September 29, 2014
    Silky smooth graphics and addicting gameplay. Its like button mashing in a fighting game except its action adventure here. You begin with a tutorial in game and then after you complete it, you have to go on different missions. There are lots of objectives and replaybility of the scenes in the game. Just make sure you have a decent video card otherwise you will get serious lag. Thankfully there are lots of options to adjust to in the menu so you can play according to your machine.
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    9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
    10.4 hrs on record
    Posted: November 11, 2014
    First of all: Hello
    This is my review on the game "Devil May Cry 4" and also kind of 3.
    The reason for that is that i need to tell you the reason why i would recommend this game even though i am on the bad side there from what i read about people that played the game.
    If there are some parts i have missed about the game then please ignore that fact. This here is simply there to state my opinion on the game. So lets begin:

    So after buying the DMC 3 and 4 recently i was hoping to play them very soon. I have watched many videos about the series and loved it already. Then finally it said: DMC 3 was finished downloading. DMC 4 was next but i already started to play the first one i had to play.

    And what can i say? It was disapointing. I shouldve known, and i kind of did, that the controlls cant be changed. It is in the end a port from a console game. So with me not having a controller i began to play Twister after about 10 minutes of gameplay on my keyboard and my lefthand thumb begin to hurt for whatever reason. (I still dont understand why but who cares). But the concept of the game was very nice. I would love to reccomend DMC 3 just as well and i probably will but for me, not getting past the second boss just because the controls are quite... Well it is a bummer i would say that you cant really get far without smashing your hands everywhere on the keyboard.

    But now to DMC4. Finally it was downloaded as well. And i began to play right away. Not knowing much about this game just as well as with DMC 3 i thought it was just a consoleport either. But, yay, it wasnt and i could configure the keybinds to my liking. Now i wont put that as a con for DMC 3 but it is a bummer since i cant play without playing Twister on my keyboard :D

    But back to the point. The game is very nice looking, runs very smooth and the combat is very nice. Like i said: I am on the bad side here so just take this as my opinion. The Story, The Charackters and the Plottwist at the very end, dont worry no spoilers, are very well thought out and makes the game really enjoyable. Even though i have to say that when you get to a certain point it can be a bit hard to beat 2 of the many bosses this game has for you. So to wrap it up real quick: This game is a nicely developed jewel that i would play over and over again just because it is that good. It is entertaining but challenging as well. You think you just did beat the hardest enemy in the game? Nope there is the next one right behind you. And if you think Agnus is hard to kill just wait for the sort of Endboss.

    All in all i will recommend the game. Because i enjoyed it alot and will enjoy it alot more in the future.
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    9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
    5.6 hrs on record
    Posted: December 18, 2014
    Probably the best PC port ever made. Serious wizadry..
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    8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
    51.5 hrs on record
    Posted: November 1, 2014
    after starting another run through on this game i remembered how godly this game is. the pc port is incredible and even has special modes specific to pc. seriously the best hack and slash game there is on pc. if you dislike this game you're ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

    Nero vs Credo. that fight......
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    4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
    5.3 hrs on record
    Posted: November 3, 2014
    This was the first DMC game I ever played, so it holds a special place in my heart. Since then I've played all the games (except the newest DMC for certain reasons <_<) and have become a huge fan of the series since then. Among the four I've played I would say... this one is second best, with DMC 3 taking first.

    The beautiful graphics, the music, the voice acting, the dante, and THE COMBAT!!! ohhh the combat (drools). I gotta say I wouldn't mind if nero got his own prequel/sequeal.


    (this game only get negative points for doing all the same levels twice but with different charactors)
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    5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
    101.4 hrs on record
    Posted: September 10, 2014
    4 letters to describe this game "EPIC". This game is literally amongst the best games I have ever played I personally found it more enjoyable over Bioshock 2 which says a lot. May not beat MGS but this is definitely a must have for anyone who wants an original and fun experience that actually offers a lot of extra content without DLC and a challenge. Anyone who liked the original game for PS3 and the games before that for PS2 since it's a PSN exclusive so to speak must have this game. Personally I loved everything about it. THe camera can be a bit annoying but it's pretty damn good. The graphics are demanding but you can lower the settings significantly to make it playable on a laptop with a celeron card. Visusals are excellent and this carries the fame the series had brought to make it so iconic and it carries a whole new storyline that could have been expanded still could be but who knows since the reboot.......won't leave much of a cliffhanger but does imply that this story isn't over. As for the mechanics yes it is hack and slash typical much like dark souls but in my opinion much faster paced and a true masterpiece while Dark Souls has a medieval tone and an actual intelligent lore/plot that doesn't make this a runner up definitely on par with Dark Souls 1 and 2. THis game offers a lot for 20 bucks high replay value much like the ones before this and a great cast of characters. IF you like Bleach anime well good news Johnny Yong Bosch the voice actor for Ichigo Kurosaki is Dante and Nero the main characters of the game. Each I think is unique and awesome in their own way but as a die hard fan since the first came out I would Dante is the best LOL. This game is not for children as well and the comical moments in such intense parts make the story all the more enjoyable for anyone. The game character you unlock are balanced and each one is completely unique in their style of fighting and such and the game like before and the reboot from 2012-13 still contains the epic and amazing stylized action that is like the matrix but a bit more badass in some moments. You're practically neo in this game as Dante or Nero. Great game 10/10. Recommend to anyone specifically Dark Souls fans etc.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    62.3 hrs on record
    Posted: August 3, 2014
    Having played a lot of it as of recently, i felt that it's necessary for me to write a bit of a review and what I think of the game.

    I'll admit that this game is somewhat outdated especially with PlatinumGames releasing Metal Gear Rising on Steam (and is also working on Activision's Legend or Korra game, which is also confirmed for a PC release.) However, i will admit that Devil May Cry for the most part has enjoyable combat, and the boss fights are pretty damn satisfying.

    A few things that might put some people off would be the pacing in the second half of the story, though I imagine that this is done to let the player spend a good amount of time playing as Dante, which i will admit is satisfying in its own way

    To those who didn't get a chance to get it on the Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, I would strongly reccomend this game provided that you own an Xbox 360 controller. Even if you do own it on either platform, I still feel that you should get it during a sale to enjoy the Legendary Dark Knight difficulty which has so far given me a really good first impression.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    14.4 hrs on record
    Posted: August 13, 2014

    Story isn't bad. graphics are beautiful, and levels are nice looking.

    I read it is hard to play on steam, but it works fine for me.

    All in all that game isn't terrible, no such thing as a terrible DMC game. But definately my least favorite. I find Nero as a boring character to have to deal with.. Plus the skill system I find stupid.

    I will only play this maybe once or twice. I'd say you have a 50/50 shot of liking it.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    13.0 hrs on record
    Posted: August 16, 2014
    This is my favorite game in the series. I love the plot of how Vergil's orphaned son Nero learns that the whole spartan religion is a rouse. The gameplay is similar to that of Devil May Cry 3 and the controles are very easy to use. I also love the fact that Dante teaches Nero about the rouse and enlists him in the fight against the false religion. You will never find a game that is a unique as Devil May Cry.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    14.3 hrs on record
    Posted: August 21, 2014
    A good hack & slash game with dramatic moments in main plot. I am not a big fan of the series (didn't play DMC 1-3), but the newest DMC was more fun. DMC4 has same level design on both Nero's and Dante's missions, which gets really boring to visit same places again. Music on other hand is fantastic. Still listening to the melodies of the Divine Statue theme. For a newcomer to the series like me I have to give a solid 8, but won't repeat the game again. For the fans - it's a masterpiece, that I can guarantee, that everyone is revisiting this more than once.
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    3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
    118.0 hrs on record
    Posted: October 23, 2014
    It feels so good, to be this demonic...
    I've waited for Devil May Cry 4 to come out ever since it was announced that it will be released in a few months time, but I did not have a PS3 neither did I had a good pc for this. But now I get to enjoy such a privilege as to play as Nero, the heavy-hitting, demon-smashing, swoosh-slashing, son of a gun Devil Hunter! (hence my name: FrostNero)

    11/10 > Absolute recommend. Even if its already been a few years after the release, the replay value is so damn high for me.

    Ohh, and this beats DMC 5 hands DOWN!
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