Devil May Cry: Definitive Edition | Review

The definitive edition of 2013’s DMC is no ordinary re-hash. Not only does the game get an update from 30 to 60 frames per second, all DLC is included and entirely new content has been added as well. Those who wished for a manual lock-on system can now rejoice, as the dev team have implemented the feature and adjusted the controls for even more precision. If that wasn’t enough, Turbo Mode makes a return to the series and bumps up the speed of everything by 20%. After spending most of my time through the update with this turned on, I’m happy to report it’s even better with a quicker pace of play!

In addition, the usual upgrades to graphics are present, and popular community modification have also been added. Players now have the option to disable the timer in Bloody Palace, there’s the ability to hit red and blue enemies with any weapon, plus there’s a triple dash for Angel Evade. Of course the same great gameplay is present, and it’s enhanced further through all the upgrades; particularly the solid 60FPS and 1080p resolution. Everything looks pin sharp, and making mince meat of an enemy has never looked so beautiful.

For those who wish to really challenge themselves, new difficulty modes have also been added. I can’t say I’ve ever felt the need to dive into a higher difficulty, but it’s all part of the fun when you try and juggle combos and strive to do better under pressure. Noteworthy from the extra content provided, people looking to dive straight into Vergil’s Downfall campaign can do so straight away, and a collection of character and weapon skin is also available for fans of the series.

PS4 vs Xbox One

Before I conclude, why not check out the graphical comparison video, as I pit both the PS4 and Xbox One versions against one another. Overall I found the lighting and details more impressive on the PS4, but you be the judge. Though the Xbox One has had a rocky past keeping up with PS4 in terms of resolution, both versions are 1080p and 60FPS.


There’s been so much added to the definitive edition of Devil May Cry, it’s a wonder how anyone ever did without it. Ninja Theory’s re-imagining of the classic gothic hack an slash is a must-have,  complete with a pumping soundtrack and addictive gameplay. The score of the game remains the same in my opinion, though it’s solidified through these important upgrades.

Make sure to check out the full original review for a more detailed overview.

*DMC:Definitive Edition was provided to Start Replay on PS4 by Capcom UK and Xbox One by Microsoft

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