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 (625 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
14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
226.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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 Mastering the moves of Dante as you progress the story, Port is a bit outdated.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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Best one in the series fo sho. 11/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I'm sure this game was good on console back in its day, but this is the epitome of terrible PC ports. You have to input custom configs into the game files just to get the buttons to work with modern controllers (because the keyboard controls are a joke), and even then, you need to get a program like Xpadder to manually map the L and R buttons because the game doesn't recognize them. On top of that, it is poorly optimized and gets random lag spikes for seemingly no reason. Do not buy this game.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
As good as this game is, the butchered controls, mediocre resolution and slow camera are all completely broken on this steam PC edition, you could maybe do something half decent by completely editing the config files, but that still might not be enough. Thus, i wouldn't recommend it. Such a shame for a masterpiece in the beat 'em all genre.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
This port to PC is total CRAP !!! I feel ripped off !!! Don't buy this, for any price !! I got it cheap, Thank GOD !!!
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
not sure how you can ♥♥♥♥ up a game that is known to be good and easy to get into. but you mangaed to do it. the controls dont make any sense and it feel like you have to hack the game to make it playable. feels like im play dark souls on the pc without the controller again. but this time i have a controler and it still wont work right fix the controler problems and it might be good. till then im just going to try and not think that i spent money on this
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
This port is terrible, don't buy it. Use pcsx2 to emulate it. It's free and playable.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
เป็นเกมที่สนุกมากเหมือนได้กลับไปเล่นในps2เลยแต่ว่าในpcหน้าจอไม่เต็มก็คือข้อเสีย
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
THE CONTROLES ARE AWFUL AND I CAN NOT PUT IT FULL SCREEN BUY IT ON A CONSOLE !!!!!
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Completely unplayable port
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
XBOX 360 GAME-PAD WIRELESS CONTROLS ARE BUSTED. NO FIX. BAD BUY
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
You think you wanna buy this game, you know you wanna buy this game and then you do buy and guess what........YOU GET ♥♥♥♥ING MAD AT IT CAUSE CRAPCUM DOESN'T KNOW JACK ♥♥♥♥ ABOUT PORTING ♥♥♥♥IN GAMES TO PC! You don't want this game just buy a ps2 or whatever it came out on and play it on that. IT AINT ♥♥♥♥ING WORTH FIXING THE ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ♥♥♥♥ING GAME WHEN CRAPCUM SHOULD HAVE DONE IT ON THEIR OWN ♥♥♥♥IN TIME.
Crapcum: "We got time to port Devil May Cry 3? NO? OKAY THEN LETS MAKE A NEW ONE AND MAKE DANTE A ♥♥♥♥IN ♥♥♥♥♥♥BAG TEENAGE BOI WHO BARLEY RESEMBLES DANTE! WHO IS MEGAMAN AGAIN? I DON GIVE A ♥♥♥♥!"
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Don't bother with this game unless you're prepared to run 3rd party applications to fix the input and resolution.
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Most crapy port ever, by far.

Menus are even not converted to arrow keys nor ENTER key.

Screen resolution is also not optimal, which could be forgiven for an old game. But since the HD remake exists on PS3, it should give better qaulity.
On an nVidia game resolution cannot be changed or the game crashes.

Not the devil, but I may cry ... for buying this game!
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Close to non-functional. do not buy.
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