Press Start’s 2019 GOTY #5 – Devil May Cry 5

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Another chapter in the Capcom resurgence, Devil May Cry 5 managed to be one of the year’s most effortlessly cool action games and one of the franchise’s best instalments. Though it’s a love letter to returning fans in a lot of ways, the way it manages to appeal to the uninitiated is one of the game’s real strengths.

As Devil May Cry has always done, this fifth mainline chapter bleeds so much style, and there’s a real sense that Hideaki Itsuno learned from a few missteps taken in games gone by. Though the action is at the fore, it’s clear that every facet of this game’s design was as important as the next.

In his review, James said: “Devil May Cry 5 rights all the wrongs of its predecessors with style and gusto, whilst being incredibly welcoming to series newcomers. The three playable characters bring great combat variety against the games huge slew of enemies and bosses. There are a few little niggles that stop the game from being the best it could be, but Devil May Cry 5 is undoubtedly one of the best in the series.”

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Press Start Australia gave Devil May Cry 5 a 9 out of 10, while it holds a score of 88 on Metacritic.

Camilla said: Devil May Cry 5 is a fun, fast-paced and frenetic addition to the franchise that is extremely accessible to new players and seasoned Devil May Cry fans alike. The game offers an excellent round-up of the story so far before launching into an action-packed adventure. With compelling characters, satisfying hack and slash combat mechanics, and an onslaught of ghoulish enemies (some familiar and some new), Devil May Cry 5 easily manages each chapter of the game feel like an S-Rank experience.

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Toby said: After many years, Devil May Cry finally made its triumphant return earlier this year in Devil May Cry 5. Directed by series veteran Hideaki Itsuno, the fifth entry in the long-running series was sprawling with action from the moment you pressed play. A wonderful combination of new school meets old school, the game was easily one of my favourites of the year thanks to the hilarious story, the gorgeous visuals, and the brilliantly satisfying gameplay. Devil May Cry is back!

For ticking all of the right boxes when it comes to demon-slaying, we say congratulations to Capcom for developing and publishing our #5 for the year.

Current Top 10:
5. Devil May Cry 5
6. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
7. Apex Legends
8. Untitled Goose Game
9. What The Golf
10. A Plague Tale: Innocence

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