The long-awaited reboot of Devil May Cry is finally arriving this week, and some hardcore fans have been sceptical, given the new look and approach to the beloved franchise.
Well, it looks as if the decision to revamp the famed demon slayer was a good choice, as DmC is being well received by critics.
DmC currently holds an 85 Metascore on Metacritic, and 80 percent on GameRankings for the Xbox 360 version.
The PS3 version currently has three reviews on Metacritic, however, they look to be in line with the positivity seen on the Xbox 360 platform.
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IGN – 8.9/10
“Long-time Devil May Cry fans unsure of Ninja Theory’s treatment can abandon their fears. DmC hurls Dante into a newer, better world, complete with a glorious combat system and enough style to make old Dante proud.” Read the full review.
GameSpot – 8/10
“With assured storytelling, great combat, and imaginative design, DmC: Devil May Cry is a more-than-worthy reboot for a classic franchise.” Read the full review.
NowGamer – 9/10
“Ninja Theory’s reboot of Devil May Cry is better than anyone expected, ourselves included, and if it doesn’t sell well because of some misplaced nostalgic love of the franchise then we’re seriously very worried for the games industry.” Read the full review.
GamesRadar – 4/5
“DmC’s gameplay speaks for itself. It’s challenging, accessible, and experimental in all the right ways, while retaining the top-notch combat that put Dante on the map in the first place. Sure, it’s not without its shortcomings, but DmC easily ranks among the action game elite.” Read the full review.
OPM – 8/10
“DmC remains an expansive, gleefully freeform, deliciously brutal carnival of violence from start to finish. Okay, so it has been made a tad more accessible, but fear not -the streamlining aims to provide greater access to the series’ complex, tactical, showboating delights, not erode them.” Read the full review.
SixthAxis – 7/10
“It’s obvious why long time fans of Devil May Cry had concerns about the reboot of the series but Ninja Theory have done a lovely job with taking over the reigns. It’s certainly not without its issues, and at this stage in a generation you feel like a game should probably be wielding more graphical clout, but the game’s combat more than makes up for it. It’s simply brilliant.” Read the full review.
Destructoid – 9/10
“A hallmark of excellence. There may be flaws, but they are negligible and won’t cause massive damage to what is a supreme title.” Read the full review.
Eurogamer – 8/10
“Ninja Theory has succeeded in revitalising a classic series, but DmC is almost a classic in its own right. Don’t think too much about the lows, because the highs here are so very high, and show without question that Capcom has faith in the right developer. Ninja Theory has absolutely nailed the leading man and the combat system – by far the most important things – and DmC is clearly a labour of love, a tribute as well as a new beginning.” Read the full review.
VideoGamer – 8/10
“DmC is a game that’s more respectful to the ethos of the series than its narrative canon, and as such it’s more sure-footed in its systems than its storytelling.” Read the full review.