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.
User reviews: Mixed (755 reviews)
Release Date: May 23, 2006

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"DMC3 is a highlight of the series. However, this PC version suffers from early porting atrocities. Seek out the widescreen fix and style-switcher mods."

About This Game

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
Helpful customer reviews
111 of 113 people (98%) found this review helpful
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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40 of 43 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 2, 2014
The world's best action game has the worst PC port ever made. After fixing the controls and the framerate DMC3 is a solid 9/10.
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28 of 29 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
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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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
238.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Such an amazing game, fun, and a BIT of a challenge. Mastering the moves of Dante as you progress the story, Port is a bit outdated. But it doesn't mean you can't play it. So don't cry about it, There are some levels with puzzles. But like I said, REALLY fun to slay demons with style!
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
DMC3 is a wonderful game, but stock the port has some issues:
Only 4:3 resolution optiions
Switched analog sticks with controllers
Poor default button layout

This annoyances are pretty significant to me BUT the DMC3 Style Switcher mod fixes these issues. I did run into a bit of trouble getting the mod installed, but now that the annoyances are taken care of I'm very happy to have this game.

Out of the box, maybe I wouldn't reccomend it, but with the mod, yes. This is still the skill based, combo slinging, and currency grinding game it's always been.
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21 of 30 people (70%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Best one in the series fo sho. 11/10
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13 of 17 people (76%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
The issues with this game.

Frame Rate drops randomly, not sure if that is for everyone or if there is a fix.

Also, some sounds act up for me, like the Gigapede boss music cut off half way through the fight.

The good stuff? It is dmc3. I have a guide on how to fix the shotty controller settings for MotioninJoy, so that isn't much of a issue if you have a ps3 controller for the game.

So if you get this game, and not a cry baby about "my game isn't always at 60FPS!" then this game is for you..

If not, There is the DmC HD collection for console. Which is also nice when that doesn't glitch.(which only happend once to me.)

Kinda amazed steam allows the game to have so many bugs though, and still be sold. Felt it should of been fixed long ago.

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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Best hack n' slash game I've ever played. It has been for almost.... 8 years?

In short: great visuals, fun as hell gameplay, awesome soundtrack. Story isn't anything too special, still fun to follow though.

Shame, that the PC port is easily the worst version you can play with modern hardware. But if you have the patience to get the visuals to look right and get a controller to work with it, you're in for one HELL of a ride!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Had to download some stuff for it to work properly and on 1080p
But still 10/10 would play again
Thumbs sore, same as all the other DMC games.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Once I installed the mods and got the controller working fine I was back in nostalgia land ready to take a beating.

It's every bit as good as I remember it and better.
I've now hit Dante Must Die, beat 2 bosses and hit a wall. I am not worthy. Sometimes, even a devil may cry.
GG Capcom.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
"Let's Rock!" - Dante

So, after hours of playing this game, i have to say
OH MY GOD.
This is ♥♥♥♥ing AWESOME!
I played this game when i was 12 and i don't remember that it was this good.
But i know why people dislike it.

The PC Port... IS GARBAGE.
I'm not even joking, this game is ruined just for that, if you want to play with the keyboard, i suggest you to buy a Logitech F310 and read this discussion.
http://steamcommunity.com/app/6550/discussions/0/626329186974104505/

At least for me it worked, and the game is working perfectly fine.

What a hell do i have to say? This is DMC! Is not different from game to game.
1. Kill Demons.
2. Kill Demons.
3. Save the world.
4. Eat pizza.

That's all! This is the game bud, buy it and you are not going to regret it.
I hope that this short rewiew maked some difference for your game.

I think i'm going to sleep now, is 4:00 AM here, and i'm ♥♥♥♥ing tired.
well, see ya later folk, have fun!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
before you read my review or buy the game remember DMC3 is a amazing game I highly suggest you buy it, I have bought it three times now but DON'T buy the pc version if you don't want to tear your hair out in frustration but more of that later.

Lets start the actual review now shall we?

First the story - The story takes place a few years before the first devil may cry, Dante who has yet to pick a name for his shop is just hanging around when a man named Arkham enters and tells Dante his brother has a invitation for him. Dante is then attacked by lessor demons but quickly (and stylishly) kills them all and this starts the events of the game and overall the story is pretty good best in the series has some insane motioncapture and good voice acting (compared to DMC1 and DmC this is oscar worthy)


Second the styles - You can choose between four different styles which are Swordmaster where your melee weapons have more moves, do more damage and let you combo in the air easily, Gunslinger lets you use your guns in extreamly stylish ways from spinning in mid air while fireing down to curb stomping a demon while shooting him in the head it and its a pleasure to watch the animations, Royalguard works as a block button but it doesn't stop there sure you can block and take reduced damage but if you perfectly time your block you can absorb all damage and release it in a extreamly damaging attack that if you build enough damage up you can instant kill some of the tougher demons, Trickster gives you another type of dodge, a teleport, a air dash and the ability to run on walls, Trickster can be used to create insane combos if you know what you're doing. There are two other styles quicksilver and doppleganger which let you slow down time and create a copy of yourself and thats about it but if used right are deadly (doppleganger unlocks a hidden two player mode to)


Third the combat - The combat in this game is insanely fun with a total of 5 devil arms (melee weapons) and 5 fire arms (guns) for Dante and the ability to bring any combination of weapons (two devil arms two fire arms) and one of 6 styles to choose from this game has a crazy ammount of depth in its combat especailly sense all weapons and styles (except doppleganger and quicksilver) can be upgraded and gain more moves.


Fourth Extras - With the special edition you are able to play as vergil who has 3 devil arms no fire amrs but shoots summond swords instead and a single style (he has less depth then Dante but is fun to play) After you beat the game once you can start a new game as Vergil you will be given a cutscene that takes place before DMC3 but don't get your hopes up he ends up going through the same levels as Dante (from the Devil May Cry all the way to hell) The style switcher mod does work on Vergil but you can only use dark slayer (Default style) and Dante's quicksilver style (due to the other styles not working right or them already being a part of Dark Slayer)

Fifth should you buy it - In short yes you should buy this game...... if you have a playstation 2 the pc version is a extreamly bad port and it is fixable (I fixed it after spending over 10 hours configureing it) it just takes a lot of time and a lot of reading user guides on how to fix it. On the brightside of the pc version is the ability to mod and the famous style switcher mod (go get it now) which lets you change to any of the 6 styles at any time in game without having to stop at a statue to change them (it also comes with other features that let you customize the game further but I won't get into that)

If you use a controller be prepared to break it in half with your teeth out of pure rage when you find out the triggers don't work and the sticks are reversed (right stick moves you left stick turns camera) there are fixes for this but they don't always work and if you are useing Motioninjoy be prepared to just quit (I made a discussion post on how to fix a ps3 controller with motioninjoy but if you are useing any other controllers good luck to you)

I also hope you have a somewhat decent computer cause this game runs like hell the framerate is subpar and requires you to delete audio files (really?) to get the framerate up but it stops the badass soundtrack from playing if you do so (luckly for me my computer can handle it)


Final - Do i recommend this game? again yes if you can get a console copy or if you are willing to spend 10+ hours fixing it, if you have no choice but to buy it on PC buy it when it goes on sale it usualy drops down to $7.50 but this is one of my favorite games of all time it just has a bad pc port
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
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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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Everyone complains about how bad of a PC port it is. Yes, there's no denying that, but it's not THAT bad of a PC port. Sure, it takes a while to get the mandatory controller set up, the frames drop quite a bit, it can't go fullscreen, etc., but it's still a good game. Forget about how bad of a PC port it is, and concentrate on the game itself. It's awesome. Super fun hack-and-slash.
This game is VERY difficult, If you're new to DMC, this game will take you out back, strip you of your clothes, ♥♥♥♥ you, cut of your manly/womanly parts, keep them as a trophy, and then it will cannibalize your corpse. If you aren't new to DMC, this game will take you out back, dry-hump you, and then only cut off your left nipple. What I'm saying is that it's hard no matter what.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
An awesome, classic hack and slash game to be sure but.... who designed this port? Satan?!

Devil May Cry huh? More like Devil May Try... to piss me off!!

(But no really, I guess it's alright if you can get the controller to actually work with this. The game is good, it's just an awful port|)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
DMC3...sadly, this game get's a lot of crap for this port, and after grabbing it in a sale and playing it, I understand why. I don't play it often because I still have to fiddle with everything so I can play. but beyond it, it isn't THAT bad. I don't think they cared enough to really try is all. it's still DMC3, and one of my favorites personally. And with a little bit of modding, you can play this game fine as if nothing was wrong. Sure, it's not perfect right out of the box, but in the end, I'm still kicking demon ♥♥♥.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Really great game, but this pc port is tragic. You will need to install few mods to make it at least a bit playable.
Buy it only if it's on a huge sale, otherwise you will be really disappointed. I'm giving positive review because i got it only for a few €
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Classic hack'n'slash. Playable with keyboard. The only disadvantage is graphics (it's simply old), but style and design are great.
Runs on Win8.1 64-bit.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2014
i went to so much troble to fix the controller layout after that its finally playable i rented this game back in 2006 n i never got to finish it now here's my second change and got to say this is nothing like i remeber it's ten times more awesome if you are lucky to pick it up for 5$ like i did willing to go through so much ♥♥♥♥ to make it playable then buy it i do recommend buying the hd collection for ps3/xbox360 then the pc version but if you don't have accsess to ether one of those consoles buy this version tweek the files a bit and you have a grate game
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Put that coffee down!! Coffee's for closers only. Do you think I'm ♥♥♥♥ing with you? I am not ♥♥♥♥ing with you. I'm here from downtown. I'm here from Mitch and Murray. And I'm here on a mission of mercy. Your name's Levene?
You call yourself a salesman, you son of a ♥♥♥♥♥?
You certainly don't pal. 'Cause the good news is -- you're fired. The bad news is you've got, all you got, just one week to regain your jobs, starting tonight. Starting with tonights sit. Oh, have I got your attention now? Good. 'Cause we're adding a little something to this months sales contest. As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anyone want to see second prize? Second prize's a set of steak knives. Third prize is you're fired. You get the picture? You're laughing now? You got leads. Mitch and Murray paid good money. Get their names to sell them! You can't close the leads you're given, you can't close ♥♥♥♥, you ARE ♥♥♥♥, hit the bricks pal and beat it 'cause you are going out!!!
'The leads are weak.' ♥♥♥♥ing leads are weak? You're weak. I've been in this business fifteen years.
♥♥♥♥ YOU, that's my name!! You know why, Mister? 'Cause you drove a Hyundai to get here tonight, I drove a eighty thousand dollar BMW. That's my name!! And your name is "you're wanting." And you can't play in a man's game. You can't close them. And you go home and tell your wife your troubles. Because only one thing counts in this life! Get them to sign on the line which is dotted! You hear me, you ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥s?
A-B-C. A-always, B-be, C-crazy. Always be crazy! Always be crazy!! A-I-D-A. Attention, interest, decision, action. Attention -- do I have your attention? Interest -- are you interested? I know you are because it's ♥♥♥♥ or walk. You close or you hit the bricks! Decision -- have you made your decision for Christ?!! And action. A-I-D-A; get out there!! You got the prospects comin' in; you think they came in to get out of the rain? Guy doesn't walk on the lot unless he wants to buy. Sitting out there waiting to give you their money! Are you gonna take it? Are you man enough to take it? What's the problem pal?
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