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Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition

aka: Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Edycja Specjalna, Devil May Cry 3: Dantes Erwachen - Special Edition
Moby ID: 21597
PlayStation 2 Specs
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A re-release of Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, released at a budget price with several additions to the game, including:

  • Play as Vergil
  • Play as Nelo Angelo
  • Bloody Palace area with 9,999 levels
  • Turbo mode, for 20% faster game speed
  • Extra difficulty level
  • Extra boss
  • Extra weapons
  • Extra style
  • Choice between Yellow and Gold Orb saving systems
  • Demo Digest, for viewing cutscenes

For Windows and Nintendo Switch, this is the first release of the game.


  • Devil May Cry 3 Dante's Awakening. Специальное издание - Russian spelling
  • 惡魔獵人3 (完全版) - Traditional Chinese spelling
  • 鬼泣3 特别版 - Simplified Chinese spelling
  • 데빌메이크라이3SE - Korean spelling

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Credits (Windows version)

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Average score: 82% (based on 34 ratings)


Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 37 ratings with 2 reviews)


The Good
Great Game, with Great playable characters... Follow the story of Dante, how he became the Hunter he was in the previous games, and meet (and play!)with his evil twin brother, Vergil

Firstly, this is the first, and only DMC game, I played, so this was the first time I met with Dante. He is stylish, cocky, and really funny... he makes me feel good while playing (not to mention, he is hot). This game still makes me sit in front of the computer, because the different difficulty levels. I would like to play on as many difficulties, I can.

An other plus point is: Vergil. I loved him even as a boss, and when I got to play with him, I started to love him even more. He is harder to play than Dante, but this can be different for anyone.

The soundtrack is perfect, I can listen to it all day. Recommended for everyone, who likes rock music (well, as Dante is a hardcore rocker too...)

The different styles for Dante allows you to focus on different things - melee weapons, fire arms, avoiding or defending attacks. I also loved the fact, that during the game, you earn new weapons.

Finally, the story is awesome too. The cutscenes are hilarious.

The Bad
It was quite hard, but this wasn't a real problem for me. The things, that I don't like in this game, are connected with Vergil's gameplay.

First, we don't have a real story with Vergil. We just follow Dante's storyline, we face with the same bosses. The other thing is, that with Vergil, we have only one style, but you can get used to is. (because Vergil has Yamato which is a GREAT weapon).

The Bottom Line
Like I said in the beginning, great game, great characters.Not only Dante and Vergil, but Lady, Arkham, they are all interesting. The bosses are pretty hard though, but not everything is easy for Dante :) And my last word is...


Windows · by Gabriella Molnár (2) · 2008

Now I'm a little motivated!

The Good
The most important addition in the Special Edition of Devil May Cry 3 is the Gold Orb mode borrowed from DMC 2, complete with unlimited free continues. It's a huge difference from the Yellow Orb system, especially since DMC 3 is extremely stingy with items, as opposed to DMC 1 where the Yellow Orbs come from. Even if you're not actually using the Gold Orbs, being able to instantly repeat difficult areas and bosses will most likely help with mastering the game with a more reasonable learning curve and pace of progression.

SE also introduces three fights against Jester, two of them optional, which is a cute little side dish, so to speak. The fights aren't among the best in the game, but they are a nice addition that adds some variety to 3 missions. Other new elements include a playable Vergil and Bloody Palace mode brought back from DMC 2.

The Bad
Unfortunately, Vergil's campaign is rather underwhelming, as he has the exact same missions as Dante, but less interesting weapons and much less of a sense of progression.

The Bottom Line
Special Edition has some interesting minor additions as well as a continue system that makes the game much more accessible, which makes it worthwhile.

[based on the HD Collection]

Windows · by Pegarange (216) · 2023



According to publisher Capcom, Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (Special Edition) has sold 1 million copies worldwide since its initial release (as of June 30, 2016).


  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #9 PS2 Game of the Year



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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by breakyboy.

Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. Windows added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Corn Popper, UV, Yearman, Klaster_1, Paulus18950, CalaisianMindthief, Patrick Bregger.

Game added March 17th, 2006. Last modified January 16th, 2024.