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.
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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
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    Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    20.4 hrs on record
    Posted: October 10
    First off, this version of the game has been made obselete by the Special Edition, which has more playable characters, a couple new modes and more content for your buck. That said, I happened to buy this before the Special Edition came out...and I'm actually surprised that they released an updated version of this game in 2015, because some parts of it are dated as hell. All the standard tropes of PS2-era Japanese action games are on full display, ranging from fixed camera angles, obscenely annoying special missions, arbitrary puzzles (this was always Devil May Cry's schtick though) and a story that's like reaaaaaallly anime, and not in a great way (also Devil May Cry's schtick, with the exception of the third game).

    But the actual meat and potatoes of DMC4, the stylish combat, is still really good. You've got a crapload of weapons, including my favorite - the Pandora, a transformable suitcase that changes into 666 different types of gun - and switching between Dante's styles or using Nero's devil arm on the fly to throw foes is grand. Only thing is, I would've liked the game more if it had just starred Dante, especially because Dante's levels are a backtracking paltry amount compared to Nero's. Nero reminds me too much of a Final Fantasy protagonist, and part of the joy of DMC is watching Dante take the ♥♥♥♥ out of everything because he knows he's an outrageous demon hunter. Nero just doesn't have that flamboyance, and I get that he was created to draw new players into the series, but because his design is so similar to Dante, you can't help but compare the two. Dante always comes out on it's like, what was the point of putting Nero in there at all?

    Anyway, still a solid game, though DMC3 remains the king of the pre-reboot titles.
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    Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
    743 of 806 people (92%) found this review helpful
    53 people found this review funny
    930.5 hrs on record
    Posted: December 2, 2013
    At this current point in time I have lost two relationships to this game.
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    142 of 146 people (97%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    427.5 hrs on record
    Posted: June 27, 2014
    This is hands down, bar-none the absolute best hack n slash game ever made.
    Its only singular problem is the fact that half the game you change characters (which is not bad) and you backtrack the entire game (which is bad) with very little change in level layout. But thats it. Nothing else is wrong with this game.

    Everything from the sound to the animations to the cutscenes to the voice acting is perfect for this FUN and beautifull action game. It can be picked up by inexperienced players easily (thanks to the automatic) but has incredible depth to its combat thanks to everything being based around timing and when you pull something off its extremely satisfying. Everything just on. Its only flaw, the backtracking, is not that bad and i can excuse it because for a game where everything is so spot on and beautifull i truly dont think the creators wanted to make second half of the game this way.
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    152 of 165 people (92%) found this review helpful
    70 people found this review funny
    71.7 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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    266 of 319 people (83%) found this review helpful
    15 people found this review funny
    23.7 hrs on record
    Posted: July 13, 2014
    If I could have sex with this game, I would.
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    68 of 74 people (92%) found this review helpful
    2 people found this review funny
    25.7 hrs on record
    Posted: September 11, 2013
    The best Devil May Cry game available for PC, partly due to the fact that DMC 3 is a terrible port and the PC version of DMC 4 runs great and has some extra ♥♥♥♥, though the game really should be played with a gamepad.

    The core combat is probably the best of all the DMCs, essentially being DMC 3's combat but with a few additions, the biggest easily being on the fly style switching for Dante, allowing you to switch between the different movesets with the D-pad.

    However the gameplay is hampered by numerous things. The first being that for just over half the game you play as the new protaganist Nero who is incredibly watered down in comparison to Dante, having only a single sword and gun, no styles and being easier to perform certain actions. Something unique to Nero is his demon hand, the Devil Buster, which allows him to grab enemies towards him or grab himself towards them, as well as a few special moves. Overall while not terrible he's a lot less fun to play as than Dante.

    Dante suffers from playing second fiddle to Nero over all, when you do get to play him you are just cutting your way back through the levels you went through as Nero and fighting the same bosses, only backwards. Including the default weapons, Dante also only has access to three Devil Arms and Guns each, about half of the previous game's weapon selection.

    The story is meh. Nothing special, nothing terrible. Doesn't ruin the game and I think if you're playing a DMC game for Shakespear you're playing it for the wrong reasons. I don't really have much more to say on that.

    Probably missed out on some things, migh edit this later. Overall good, and as I said in the opening it's the best DMC game available for PC, it just has some rather large pitfalls that stop it from being the best DMC full stop.
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    61 of 70 people (87%) found this review helpful
    54.6 hrs on record
    Posted: October 19, 2013
    Devil May Cry 4 is a massive showcase of what we could have if we were a better industry.
    The combat system is deep, complex, and is freeform enough at the same time to have the possibility for tournaments. Everything your character can do can link to 90% of everything else he can do. High difficutly abounds as both you and the enemy are empowered to ludicrous extents as you improve your moveset in turn with the difficulty. The only realy downfall I can say is that it nearly requires you to have a gamepad.
    The engine itself is so well optimized it borders on black magic. Seriously. This game has run on Windows XP computers that came out before the 360.
    The story is nothing to truly write home about, but it has a hell of a lot more tact than "♥♥♥♥ you!" and "I'm your prom date you ugly sack of ♥♥♥♥!"
    At the end of the day, if you have to buy any one brawler or character action game on Steam, I highly, highly recommend it be this one. It has an exclusive difficulty mode for the PC since no other system could HANDLE it.
    The only issues you might have with the game are the lack of quick time events (♥♥♥♥ you if so, the game requires skills that aren't simon says related), the fact that the game demands very, very real skill from beginning to end, especially if you want the best rank for each mission, and finally, the fact that the second half of the story is playing through the same levels against the same bosses as a different character with an entirely different sense of playstyle. If that isn't your thing (different characters halfway through), you probably shouldn't be in this genre to begin with, but there you go.
    This game is more or less the Redline of brawlers. It burns you out on quality so hard going to anything else just feels WRONG.
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    65 of 78 people (83%) found this review helpful
    54.0 hrs on record
    Posted: June 19, 2014
    Excellent game with a sky high ceiling for skill and a very deep combat system. The music is bad and there is a lot of backtracking but this is definitely a must play. Looks great and runs on a potato too.
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    48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    737.1 hrs on record
    Posted: November 28, 2013
    The Special Edition (re-release/standalone expansion) is coming out on June 24th as a separate product. If you were considering this, I suggest you wait a few months.

    Devil May Cry 4 is intended for a controller, playable with a keyboard (on the highest difficulties and for doing advanced combos)- but bizarre as the mouse is only for menus. In a lot of cases the game will require the player to press 3+ keys at the same time without ghosting (common in cheap keyboards made only for typing).
    The game still refers to a left analog stick when listing the inputs for a command, which corresponds to some action with WASD- there is no walk modifier key, and the interact [contextual] button will remain even when the command it's tied to has been rebound.

    The game also forces the player to play as specific characters for certain missions, while leaving some boss fights unavailable (i.e Sanctus vs Dante; The Savior vs Nero) or far less accessible (i.e Credo vs Dante after 79 waves in Bloody Palace compared to Nero who only needs to reach the end of a mission).
    This could also affect the general learning curve and game progression (e.g unlocks, next difficulty) if the characters are played for imbalanced amounts of time and/or the player finds a preference of which character to play.

    In content, it's typical for a Devil May Cry game to have some backtracking or content recycling; in this iteration, it's done quite unimaginatively in having the backtracking mission's traversal mostly be the backwards of the initial path. Another is using the same generic battle theme per character for the non-boss encounters (few exceptions).

    The game excels in combat and the nuances & quirks in building combos- e.g Jump Canceling, Guard Flying, Guard Cancel, Invulnerable Frames on certain actions; though at points there'll be a disconnection between what the game considers 'stylish' and what is actually technically impressive ('stylish' to other people).

    If you find yourself having little intention to replay or practice playing the game long enough to accomplish the more technical feats, this game, like most, may not be as satisfying as doing so.
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    48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
    1 person found this review funny
    131.5 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.

    Overall I give Dante May Backtrack 4 a 7/10

    TL;DR It's fun to play but it's half of a good game.
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    19.5 hrs
    Posted: September 19
    The fourth iteration of the DmC. It may not be the best one (I think that honor belongs to the first entry) but it certainly delivers what is expected of it: tons of action, character upgrading, amazing CGI, rock music, great designs, good combat system (the camera does barely present any issue) and thrilling boss fights. It's a good purchase for its price.

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    18.7 hrs
    Posted: August 20
    good ♥♥♥♥
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    3.8 hrs
    Posted: August 13
    This game looks GORGEOUS for an 8 year old game. Also runs amazingly well, 10/10 port.
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    0.8 hrs
    Posted: August 6
    This little ♥♥♥♥ walked into MY dmc game and pretended they were the main character. I dunno who let this kid in, but the only cool thing he ever did was sneeze and accidentally block a fire cat-man's sword. Put him back in the cage with reboot dante. I'll be here, playing the latter section of the game, with dante, on the ps3 where I actually played this.
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    9.0 hrs
    Posted: August 1
    Great Hack and Slash if you just feel like slashing
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    Black Puppet
    12.3 hrs
    Posted: July 18
    First of all, a Hello to all readers of the review. This review was posted once before with the same stuff written down but it was very messy. So I am back to change it and make it better this time.

    So let us begin.

    This review is not only about DMC4 but also its prequel of DMC3. I must add that, at the time when I played both games, I didnt own a controller of any sorts. However, I do own a Xbox Controller now which doesnt really help with the games in any way.

    Now I know that DMC4 doesnt have all that many people to love it for what it is. As with most sequels it doesnt get as much love as the ones that came before. And I can understand that. But in my very own opinion, DMC 4 is a great game. The mechanics, the fighting, the weapons, the characters and the music are just good. Yes, the game can get a bit frustrating for people that only play on Keyboard but you know how it is. Or atleast it was that way for DMC3.

    When I bought both games, I downloaded DMC3 first. It was finally finished, hit up the next one with a download and started playing the first one. And it was a massive disapointment. I wanted to play DMC3 and not Twister on my keyboard. It went so bad that my I had to rest my left hand because it just began to hurt a whole damn lot. And due to its controlls I could barely get past the first boss, which I in the end did beat, and never get past the second. Overall the game was still very good and I actually watched videos of it in the end because I couldnt play it. Cant say I was disapointed of them. Just wouldve liked to see it myself first time.

    But then DMC4 was downloaded and I was happy. Atleast more than with DMC3. While the story and all the rest was not as great as DMC3, it was still very much enjoyable. Especially when you get to the point of ... I just realised that, that is a spoiler so I will just shut the hell up about that. Anyways. You get to this point and it just gets better. I have to say though that overall the fighting style, especially against bosses felt more spamhappy than actually skilled fights. Maybe thats just me but that is how I felt.

    That doesnt mean though that they were not hard to beat. Some of the bosses were quite challenging and when you just thought that you did beat the hardest boss, the next one comes down from the heavens. Those who played through the game will get what I mean.

    The game recieves an upvote due to the fact that I enjoyed it a lot. I hope this review now, not as messy, can help a few more people than the old one did.

    Thank you for reading.
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    70.1 hrs
    Posted: July 17
    Classic...Nuff said
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    16.6 hrs
    Posted: July 10
    Could've been the best in the series if it wasn't for the repeated levels. Still great, though.
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    Dr. Ambiguous
    23.6 hrs
    Posted: July 6
    Quick Breakdown: A challenging hack and slash action game, filled with tense action as you jump around, slash, smash, and shoot ♥♥♥♥.
    Length: 12-16 hours (Main game)
    Genre: Action / Hack & Slash
    Score: 7.5/10
    Review Date: 2016-07-06
    Note: There’s a special edition of this game on Steam now, though I haven’t played that version. But from what I can tell, it’s the better version to buy; since it has some bonuses, such as extra characters and costs very little more than this version.
    Note 2: Controller highly recommended.

    Full Review: Thus far this game is my only exposure to the Devil May Cry (DMC) series, and it’s left solid enough of an impression on me to want to play the others. A friend of mine was kind enough to gift me this game, so thanks again, mate! (Not sure if he wants to stay anonymous or not).

    The game’s combat is focused around fighting off hordes of enemies, using your gun, your sword, and your Devil Bringer, which can be used to grab enemies, throws, and other melee based attacks. By playing well (string together combos of varied moves against enemies without taking damage) you can fill a gauge, that can be used to activate your Devil Trigger, which grants you extra damage and some health regen.

    About halfway through the game you’ll switch playable characters from Nero to Dante (from previous DMC games), and he boasts a different play style. He lacks the Devil Bringer, and has 4 different styles of attack, which can be switched between at any time during gameplay. He likewise can activate the Devil Trigger for added benefits.

    Now I’ll be honest, it’s been awhile since I’ve played the game and I can’t remember the story all that much (I usually write reviews within a few days of finishing a game, but I played through this one long before I even started writing reviews). From what I can recollect and from skimming over the plot on Wikipedia, it’s some cluster♥♥♥♥ involving demons, a religious order, and Dante and Nero. It didn’t really stick in my mind much, so it apparently isn’t all that memorable.

    While the game is a lot of fun, it’s not without its shortcomings. There’s a fairly significant amount of backtracking through old levels, and just recycling old parts. I have no problem with some slight use of backtracking, especially when it’s done to further the story and features some new gameplay, but here it just feels lazy. The camera for the game can sometimes be annoying, but isn’t ever too much of an issue.

    The music for the game is frankly abysmal, sounding like the sort of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t hard rock you’d get from some godawful band like Disturbed. With the same damn song playing constantly through the game any time you enter combat and the action heats up. A hard rock or metal soundtrack could probably work really well for this game, if we were given some decent tracks. But sadly, we’re not treated to Slayer.

    When I originally played through this game I had to use a keyboard, as I didn’t then have a controller to use. While I normally prefer a keyboard and mouse, it really doesn’t work at all for this game (though I should note it uses a keyboard only). I did a lot of remapping just to get things to a workable state, using WASD to move, and some combination of JKNIMO for attacks, and some other keys for switching styles as Dante. It took a looooong time to adjust to, and it was always far from ideal, but I managed to make it work. I gave the game a quick 15 minute test run right before writing this review with a controller, and it plays substantially smoother. You could play DMC4 with a keyboard, but I highly recommend a controller, you’ll be much happier for it.

    From poking about online, it seems most people complete this game on normal difficulty (Devil Hunter) in about 12-16 hours. I took quite a bit longer than that, but that’s most likely just me being bad at the game. (It should be noted that DMC4 has a very high difficulty, and it’s all the better for it).

    I’d also recommend playing it on Devil Hunter, even if you’re new to the series. The game will tell you to try the easy mode first, but after 2 levels of that, I realized it just wasn’t enough, and I switched over to playing it properly. There’s some bonus difficulty modes once you complete the game, but I haven’t bothered with those yet.

    As of this writing, DMC4 has a Special Edition on Steam, which gives you a few more characters to play with, and I think some other bonus content (I don’t have the SE, so I’m not certain). As of this writing, it’s only a $5 price difference at full price, and probably about the same on sale. I’d say pick up the SE instead of this version if you plan on getting this game.

    Devil May Cry 4 can be a bloody hard challenge at times, but it’s damn good fun. Certainly worth your time and money.
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