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The 100 Greatest Games | 57 | Devil May Cry

YEAR: 2001     FORMAT: PS2

The 100 Greatest Games | 57 | Devil May Cry


Gothic style: that's what Devil May Cry is all about. Featuring a silver-haired �ber goth called Dante in a flowing, blood-red velvet frockcoat - who can leap 20ft into the air then plummet headfirst towards the ground while emptying his antique pistols into monstrous hellions - Devil May Cry took the dirty business of hacking and slashing and turned it into a work of dark art, the delirious mixture of imaginative gunplay and epic sword slashing making every outrageous battle a joy to be part of. Sure, the story was paper thin, but with arcade action this intense, no one had time to notice.

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Overkill. Devil May Cry was unashamed in its celebration of violence, the game encouraging players to 'juggle' enemies in the air and generate higher and higher scores. Killing enemies wasn't enough: you had to do it into the most ostentatious way possible!

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