Review Roundup: Devil May Cry 5 is One of the Strongest Entries in the Series

Devil May Cry 5 is the latest title to release from Capcom and it seems that the major publisher has got another hit on their hands.

The latest entry in the series is set to release tomorrow, but critics can’t seem to stop praising the game. Devil May Cry 5 takes it fundamental hack and slash mechanics and combines it with a well-rounded story, interesting characters, and addicting/super satisfying gameplay.

Down below are some of the most respectable gaming sites in the industry, check out the highlights for their reviews on Devil May Cry 5 down below:


The question of which Devil May Cry game is the best has gotten much easier with Devil May Cry 5. The combat is the strongest the series has seen to date, the story does a great job of balancing all three of its main characters and doling out rewarding bits of its mysterious story at an enticing pace, and the unlockable difficulties, sheer number of techniques to earn, and the upcoming free Bloody Palace DLC will provide a ton of incentive for replayability. It’s good to have you back, Dante and Nero.

DMC5 proves the series can still be brilliant and imaginative without compromising its longest-held traditions.

Game Informer
For all of its pacing issues, Devil May Cry 5 is still a lot of fun to play. Combat is a blast, and the cutscenes are delightfully absurd; fans of Devil May Cry 3 and 4 should feel right at home here. Capcom goes back to the baseline action I’ve always enjoyed, and executes that with the series’ signature over-the-top style. However, this entry’s changes and additions to that core experience don’t enhance what the series does well; they feel more like roadblocks than steps forward.

While DMC5 has upped the series’ style and flashiness to heights never seen before, it also packs in a surprising level of warmth and humanity that doesn’t completely let its focus on style overwhelm substance. After having waited over a decade, I realize that Dante might be a little older and grayer now, but I’m sure as hell glad to have him and the rest of the gang back again.

This is the sort of fine-tuned wacky action game the genre deserves.

Game Rant
From its superb visual presentation to its wildly successful combat system, Devil May Cry 5 is the perfect action game. The developers put all their energy into providing a constant string of exciting, over-the-top battles that push players to the limit and test their abilities to pull off the most stylish combos possible, and the result is a game that keeps a breakneck pace and never slows down. There isn’t a single dull moment in Devil May Cry 5, and it’s arguably the best game in the series to date.

The wait between Devil May Cry 4 and Devil May Cry 5 might have been long, but the payoff is more than worth it. It doesn’t deviate from the series’ formula, but instead refines it to a polished sheen; one that’s packed with an absurd amount of style and spirit. This is a must-play action game for fans of the series and the genre alike.

Devil May Cry 5 is set to release tomorrow, March 8th for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Are you excited for the upcoming entry in the series? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Metacritic