Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (2005)

4.23 from 98 votes
The third game in Capcom's popular action adventure series. This is a prequel to the original Devil May Cry and the first game of the franchise's storyline chronologically. The game saw a re-release in Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition, which added a new character, among other things.
First released
Mar 1, 2005
Aliases
DMC3
Franchises
Devil May Cry
Developed by
Capcom Production Studio 1, Digital Hearts Co., Ltd.
Published by
Capcom
Platforms
PlayStation 2, PC
Genres
Action
Themes
Horror, Fantasy
Rating
PEGI: 16+, CERO: 15+, ESRB: M, CERO: C
Releases
  • PC - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition United States
  • PC - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Erwachen - Special Edition (Germany) Japan
  • PC - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Специальное издание (Russia) United Kingdom
  • PC - 鬼泣3 特别版 (China) Japan
  • PC - 惡魔獵人3: 完全版 (Taiwan) Japan
  • PC - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Edycja Specjalna (Poland) United Kingdom
  • PC - 데빌메이크라이3SE (Korea) Japan
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening United Kingdom
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3 Japan
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening United States
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition United States
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition United Kingdom
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition Japan
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry: 5th Anniversary Collection United States
  • PS2 - Devil May Cry 3: Special Editon (PlayStation 2 the Best) Japan
  • PS3N - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition HD United States

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Devil May Cry 3 revolutionizes the series with a huge improvement in all aspects
Game: Devil May Cry 3 Dante's Awakening
Genre: Action
Developer: Capcom
System: Playstation 2 (PS2)
Total Score: 95/100
Value Score: 9.5/10

• Story: 10/10
• Characters: 10/10
• GamePlay: 9/10
• Graphics: 8/10
• Sound: 10/10
• Music: 10/10
• Length: 9/10
• Replay Value: 9/10
• Player Value: 10/10

Pros
+Improved gameplay mechanics compared to DMC1 and DMC2.
+Visuals have heavily improved since DMC2
+Story and character development far better than the previous entries in the series
+Voice acting is improved and there are more lines than the previous two games
+The OST is well made and has many remixes of the main theme that is nicely done
+The length is a bit longer than the first DMC game but shorter than DMC2
+Replay value is high due to the multiple difficulty types, costumes which offer different abilities and change in gameplay
+A great variety of weapons and skills to use

Cons
-Loading times can be a pain at times (the creators enabled a cutting and shooting animation while you wait due to it)
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