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 (1,495 reviews) - 92% of the 1,495 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 8, 2008

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"A masochist beat 'em up fan's dream (and nightmare). Style on par with substance, over the top combat, an insane combo system and fun gameplay elements."

About This Game

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
    15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    846.6 hrs on record
    Posted: June 15
    Lazy, spontaneous review incoming:
    DMC4 is a mixed bag for both longtime fans and newcommers alike. DMC4 has multiple flaws ranging from unfair enemy AI to backtracking, but at the same time offers what I think is the most complex and rewarding gameplay in the genre.
    Here are a few major pros and cons many have with this title:

    -Amazing Gameplay.
    It doesn't take long for one to be a decent DMC4 player as its much more lenient than its prodecessors. However the meta of this game has been developing for more almost 7 years, with no sign of stopping, and if you intend to keep up with it, you'll end up crying and wishing you'd play DmC:DmC:DE instead. Combo videos and tournaments show how far the gameplay has evolved.
    -Cheesy Dialogue
    This game has cheesy one liners and story, some of it is unintentionally bad, but most of it is intentional, mostly when it comes to Dante.
    -Efficient Port.
    Seriously, this game can run on a toaster powered by Homer Simpson's brain. I ran this on an i5 with integrated graphics (HD4000) and it ran anywhere between 50-90fps at medium settings at 720p. With my new laptop, I can run it at 120fps (the game is capped at that framerate) at 1080p with everything maxed out. However, recording gameplay is strangely demanding/inconsistent. I recommend you use something like Bandicam (with Motion JPEG or another, more efficient codec) or Dxtory to record, though I assume most of you have PCs powerful enough to not notice a thing.
    Sure, compared to games of today, the graphics are below average, but for its age it holds up well. Especially if you consider it ran at an average of 60fps on consoles, and should be better looking when DMC4SE comes out. A minor point as this game's strengh comes in gameplay, but still worth pointing out.

    Its horrible, about half of the game consists of backtracking. Granted, some areas have been changed significantly, and virtually all enemy waves are altered, but the same levels appear multiple times.
    -Nero as a Main Character
    A lot of the backlash of this game was the replacement of the series' main protagonist, Dante, with a younger character called Nero. He takes more than half of the game for himself, so might even argue most of the game since Dante backtracks Nero's missions. This is more of a con to longtime fans of the series. He's an amature and cries a lot for my liking. His gameplay is also more shallow in comparison to Dante's, but to Nero's credit, still has enough for veterans to experiment with (seriously, I play Dante much more than Nero, but I can still appreciate the skill and creativity players display with him).
    -Unfair Enemies
    DMC4 has the best gameplay I've ever seen in the genre, but paradoxically lacks good enemies. Dont get me wrong, a good fraction of the depth should be attributed to the enemies and how their physics and AI work. But if there's one thing I hate, its unfair attack cues. Certain enemies have attacks downright cheap. From the time the attack animation starts to the time the attack hits the player can last less than a second, which can be avoidable if you were doing nothing else but standing, but in a game like this, odds are that you were in the middle of an attack. Certain enemies like Chimeran Assualts and Chimeran Scarecrows attack the player even if they're stunned, with random attack patterns with no attack cues. You basically have to play it safe and use quick long ranged attacks that contribute to bordom.
    The series never had a strengh in story, gameplay and style always came first. This may or may not be a good thing for you. For me it certainly didn't matter, but there are some newcomers that believe every game should be a hollywood movie.

    If you're into stylish gameplay that will keep your attention for years, I highly recommend this game.

    If you intend to play this game only once, it can be hard for me to recommend you this game. Especially if you're into the CINEMATIK XPERIENZ
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    17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
    3 people found this review funny
    13.7 hrs on record
    Posted: July 14
    Give me more power \(*o*)/
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    19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
    4 people found this review funny
    18.0 hrs on record
    Posted: June 24
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    5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
    9.5 hrs on record
    Posted: October 24
    - Analysis done in 2015-

    In spite of being a game released on 2008 its graphics are really good.

    DMC saga lovers ofc should play this title, storytelling is quite good, the classic Hack and Slash in the saga is alive in this game and I would reccommend it to anyone who likes HnS games.

    It definitely worths a buy in the steam sales, the game enviorment is amazing for me and i completed the main story in 7:10:35 (Not rushed).

    Sometimes could get a bit repetitive and some areas are quite rough, you may get lost a bit at some point if you are not used to play games like this one. At the end, bought reccommended.

    7.5/10 ---> Should buy while reduced price.
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    3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
    0.3 hrs on record
    Posted: June 19
    I played this on console when it came out, had a few hundred hours on it.

    I strongly recommend this game, it's an incredible action adventure from start to finish, with a combat system second to none.

    It does have a downside, it has a very tedious story mode over the other DMC games, and involves way too much backtracking, covering the same ground, reusage of assests, etc....

    Still great regardless of this.

    (DMC 3 SE is still my favorite. >.> )
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