Dante's past is now revealed as Devil May Cry returns to its roots. Master Dante's multiple fighting styles while battling never before seen demons and new characters as you fight your way towards a brutal confrontation with Dante's mysterious twin brother, Vergil.
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Mixed (21 reviews) - 47% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: May 23, 2006

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Dante's past is now revealed as Devil May Cry returns to its roots. Master Dante's multiple fighting styles while battling never before seen demons and new characters as you fight your way towards a brutal confrontation with Dante's mysterious twin brother, Vergil.
  • Choose Dante's fighting style - maximize the impact of close-up blade attacks, or blow enemies away from a distance.
  • Huge arsenal of weapons - handguns, shotguns, swords, and more.
  • A horde of demonic enemies - more ferocious than ever - with powerful weapons and abilities to transform and fly.

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows XP/2000*, Intel Pentium III Processor, 1.0 Ghz and above, 256 MB RAM, DirectX 9.0n and above video card, 128MB VRAM, Shader 2.0, DirectX 9.0 Soundcard, Mouse/keyboard, 2.0 GB free disk space
    Recommended: Intel Premium 4 Processor 2.0 Ghz or better, 512 MB RAM, VRAM 256 MB and above, game pad with 4 wheel-12 button analogue stick, 4.7 GB Free disk space

    Operation not assured if VRAM is shared with Main Memory. Video card of NVIDIA GeForce 7500 and above is recommended. Please end other applications when playing with this product. Defects may occur if other applications are running.
    * Not designed to run on Windows Vista
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
>Devil May Cry 3
>Dante's Awakening
>Special Edition
>ported by Ubisoft
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Extremely Bad Port - Fixable and Playable using Mod called Style Switcher

Pros - Vergil and Nelo Angelo

GUD after fix anyway
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
You REALLY need to want to play this game if you want to fix everything in this terrible port. You need to download the style switcher mod and/wide-screen mod (and delete some songs out of the soundtrack) to make it playable at least. With the style switcher mod you can have 1080p/60fps gameplay galore but be warned it can become a hassle to install.

Now to the game.

This is still to this day the king of the character action/spectacle brawler genre. The trifecta would go as dmc3, bayonetta and Ninja Gaiden Black. To this day no other action game has the complexity and freedom that this game provides in its more or less 20 missions. This is no "dial-a-combo" action game, you're free to create your own combos as you wish, just remember that with that freedom comes the weight of complexity as it is no easy game. The skill ceiling goes through the roof, just look at any MAD combo on YouTube. The good thing is that this game is constantly challenging and if you're willing to put the work it will grow with you abilities. There's a lot of difficulty modes which you unlock by beating the game in the difficulty that comes before it and with each new difficulty comes new challenges, a more aggressive AI and even a mode where you cannot get hit. Seriously...this amount of depth has not yet been rivaled by any game in the genre.

TL;DR : if you like action games, tough bosses, depth in your combat mechanics, freedom to play as you want, a difficulty that has a pretty high ceiling but eases you up into it this is the game for you. Be aware that you have to be willing to pull off the mods to make it work correctly and also be aware that this game asks a lot from you as s gamer. If you're up to the challenge and you're willing to put in the time this is s sure recommendation. Just like crossfit or a pretty long book, this isn't for everybody but if you're up for the challenge I assure you you'll love it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
The best Devil May Cry game, but the PC version was suck, I start to play DMC series on PS2, and during that time the first DMC I've played was DMC2, 2 years earlier, I bought Devil May Cry HD Collection on PS3, and last year bought DmC and DMC4 on PS4(yeah, definitive edition and special edition), and these game are awesome, no one can deny that Devil May Cry series is one of the greatest ACT games in the world, but the PC version was really suck, obviously, Capcom doesn't know how to make the game better on PC.....I just tried to bought DMC3 on Steam because I love this game and my PS3 was sold only PS4 right now, so I want to enjoy the game again, however the PC version disappoint me......hope DmC and DMC4SE will be ok on Steam, maybe I will give a try. Anyway, is a really amazing game, but do not try it on PC. if u really want it? try to buy a PS3 or Xbox360:3
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394 of 396 people (99%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
22.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
Get this mod: http://www.nexusmods.com/devilmaycry3/mods/1/?

It is to DMC3SE what DSfix is to Dark Souls. It fixes the performance, controller and sound issues, making the PC version as solid as its console counterparts. In addition, the mod has options for on-the-fly style-switching, weapon-switching for all weapons, Doppelganger and Quicksilver styles for Vergil, Air Hike for every weapon, color saturation options, etc.

Devil May Cry 3 is still one of the best action games ever made, and this mod fixes every major issue with the PC port, and elevates the game to even greater heights.

Happy styling.

More mods can be found here:


If you have controller issues, and installing the StyleSwitcher mod hasn't solved your problem, try downloading motioninjoy (http://motioninjoy.en.uptodown.com/) or xpadder.

If you still have problems, try asking for help here: http://s1.zetaboards.com/InfernalWorks/topic/5834079/1/

For anyone using Windows 10 that experiences problems, refer to this guide:
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233 of 239 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Best game in the series. Port is terrible, but can be easily remedied with this mod http://www.nexusmods.com/devilmaycry3/mods/1/?

If this game is on sale, it's a must own!
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151 of 164 people (92%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
D - Difficulty - It is well balanced , its little bit hard for the first time but can be beaten with practice , patience , efficient weapon/style uasage and learning enemy moveset . You need to be extremely good for higher difficulty levels . After all video games need to be challenging , they are more fun that way . DA was tougher than SE .

C - Combat - ♥♥♥♥in amazing , its so much fun to hurl enemies into air , use them as a skateboard , mixing devil arms and melee weapons in the combat and beat the ♥♥♥♥ out of enemies . Style play promotes chaining of combos . Use of different styles , different weapons and devil arms brings variety in combat and gives fresh and fantastic experience . They just nailed it in this department , style switcher mod for pc takes it to next level . There so many brilliant combo videos on youtube and all are amazing .

B - Boss Fights - Boss fights are simply outstanding . Agni&Rudra , Nevan , Beowulf , Dante's shadow , Vergil fights etc ( one of the best boss ever ) all are amazing . No cutscene , qte ♥♥♥♥ just pure dope gameplay . You have to learn their moves and fight effectively . Bosses are designed well too and give sense of achievement after beating them . Normal enemies are not that great and not that bad and there is a room for improvement . Loved vergil's and doppelganger's taunts .

A - Action - Right in your face intense action . Amazing combat , style play and hordes of enemies keep the action going on . Few puzzles are here and there which save your fingers from getting sore . DMC3 is all about cool & stylish moves/action . DMC3 is one of the best action games ever made .

S- Story - Pretty straightforward story , DMC3 focuses more on action/combat and this what i expect from a action game . Minimal story and loads of gameplay . Cutscenes are top notch and action packed esp. when dante gets devil trigger . Vergil & The Lady cutscenes are equally epic .

SS - Sick Soundtrack - Battle theme pumps you up and with metal in the background and action going on the screen , one can never go wrong . Metal + action games combo gives birth to amazing gaming experience . Battle theme do get repetitve and sometimes it gets irritating . Vergil 3 and doppelganger themes are great . Last but not the least , just listen to Devils never cry . So ♥♥♥♥in gooooood

SSS - SonS of Sparda - Both Dante and vergil are fantstic characters , esp. Dante . Their chemistry is so interesting , both are twins but completely opposite to each other and whenever they interact its fun watch them . Dante is such a badass character with bring it on attitude and vergil on the other hand calm and more deadly foe .Their design is pretty great too with old school red vs blue touch . No words to describe the battles between them , play it and experience it . Unarguably one of the best combination and boss fight . Rarely you have a opponent who is equally as powerful as you and defeats you . Being your own brother makes things more heated up( only in game :P )

Pc port is bad but can be fixed easliy with few fixes , thanks to modding community . Replay value is great with playable vergil , bloody palce mode and ofcourse trying different styles and maximizing them .

Masterpiece 9.9/10
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209 of 285 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 25, 2015
Great game, terrible port. In fact, this port is so bad it's one of the only instances I would recommend playing it on console over PC, or emulate it if you can't do that. It doesn't support many controllers without a mod and it has known performance issues. I would highly recommend getting it, but not for PC.
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246 of 349 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
Last and Final Warning... DO NOT BUY!!!!!(Fixes for this game are at the bottom of the review. Click on the link) DO NOT GET ON PC!!!! Get the HD Collection on PS3 or Xbox 360 instead. This Game is an AMAZING Game. However, the PC Port of this game is HORRIBLE!!!!! the controlls don't work right and you have to do a ton of unecessary fixes just to have some functionality, not even full functionality. and the resolution is about the same resolution as the original PS2 game so it will not play in HD or in any wide aspact ratio. This is a total waste of your hard earned money. your better off getting the "Devil May Cry HD Collection" on PS3 or Xbox 360 where u get the first 3 original DMC games including this one, the controls flow like you where born to play this game, and the resolution is FULL HD! now that is a WAY BETTER buy then this PC version piece of crap. keep in mind that DMC 4 and DMC:Devil May Cry (Remake) works amazing on PC so just becuase this one sucks on PC doesn't mean the other 2 on pc are bad as well. I would recommend DMC 4, and DMC Reamake over this game aswell. Have fun with those other DMC Games. :)

I HAVE AMAZING NEWS!!! this link at the bottom of the review will help you fix every single problem this game can dish out! :D. it's in the steam forums. if you really want this game, than you have to see this link. This link will give you everything! how to get full controller functionality, get the proper resolution in game in full screen, and more. this is highly recomended for more advance computer users so, be warned, some of this fixes for some people aren't easy but for most it should be a piece of cake ;) have fun!

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50 of 60 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
2,219.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2015
The game itself is very good. Although the port is unimaginably bad. With a lot of dedication and hard work it's possible to fix almost all the problems.

" It's the greatest! *Gunshot* " -Dante (Devil May Cry anime)

Based on my:
~400 hours PS2
~350 hours PS3
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5.4 hrs
Posted: October 24
This ♥♥♥♥ is unplayable.
As a big fan of dmc3, I feel outraged about this dreadful porting.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 23
still a generally good game, but the port is terrible.

practically no good controller support outside work arounds.
doesn't even start in full screen.
can't even go full screen.

honestly you'll really have to want to play this game to work around just to have a NORMAL play through, cuz right analogue stick should NEVER be teh move stick
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Sir Jashala the LXIX
0.4 hrs
Posted: October 23
If you like wasting an hour or so of your time attempting to make controls work (keyboard or controller) then this is the game for you. I thoroughly loved the ps2 version and wanted to relive that sweet nostalgia, but quite frankly I would rather stick my hand in a blender than recommend the pc version of this game.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 4
Product received for free
Jogo bom
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1.9 hrs
Posted: October 1
Once you've dealt with the PC issues, the game isn't bad exactly, but not great. The Special Edition is wants makes it worth recommending. The main game is fairly boring and repetitive, but the extra missions with the new character make up for it heavily.
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0.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
This game is quite broken on Steam, at least for me. There does not appear to be any controller support at all, not for the Steam Controller anyway. This is a shame because I am a die-hard fan of the Devil May Cry series, and Devil May Cry 4 and DmC: Devil May Cry work absolutely fine for me on Steam.
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13.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
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