10 Games That Replicate Devil May Cry's Combat, Ranked – GameRant

Devil May Cry’s combat is quite iconic and memorable, to the degree that other games have replicated the style.
Devil May Cry is an action game that many people are quite familiar with. The series has been going strong ever since its first entry, and even the reboot that was maligned by fans still had something going for it. It was clear that Devil May Cry's winning formula would endure the changing landscape of gaming, and one need only witness the massive success enjoyed by Devil May Cry 5 to realize why this is the case.
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The combat system of Devil May Cry is a blast to master, with players learning all the intricate combos and fixing their timing to deal with the many tough enemies that would try and stop Dante from reaching his end goal. Other games have certainly been inspired by the combat system of Devil May Cry in their own way, and here are some of the best games that pay homage to the legacy of Devil May Cry.
Spawn is easily one of the most underappreciated superheroes of all time. Part of the reason why this is the case is that the character hasn't really had a great outing on any entertainment medium that might popularize his name in mainstream channels.
Spawn: Armageddon was an attempt to give this superhero some much-needed limelight, with the title trying to replicate the magic of Devil May Cry. However, Spawn: Armageddon doesn't really do justice to this combat system and ends up being a rather repetitive and uninteresting title to play through.
The idea of playing a game that serves as a sequel to the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas already sounds like a rather weird idea as is. However, the fact that this title essentially delivers a Devil May Cry-esque experience with its combat system is what really sets Oogie's Revenge apart.
For what it's worth, the game is a competent action title, albeit a wholly unremarkable one. Only the most die-hard Devil May Cry fans will find the experience of playing The Nightmare Before Christmas: Oogie's Revenge to be a memorable one.
Ghost Rider is a movie tie-in game that is about as good as most people would expect from such titles. However, while Ghost Rider isn't anything special, the combat still scratches that itch that Devil May Cry fans have.
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It's nothing special, but Ghost Rider's fun moveset coupled with some of the game's great action-heavy set pieces make it quite enjoyable. However, players have to ignore some of its faults to truly enjoy the experience, which can be a tall order indeed.
Bloodrayne is one of the more underrated action franchises around, featuring the femme fatale dhampir Rayne. The first game was pretty janky in its own right, but it's the second title that really tightened the combat system and made it a blast to play through.
Blasting enemies with guns and slicing them up with fancy sword combos makes for a great time. Rayne can also pounce on enemies and suck all their blood out to get a health boost in the middle of battle.
The Lord of the Rings is one of the most popular media franchises of all time. The movies were massive successes in their own right, so it was only a given that they would receive video game tie-ins of their own.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a pretty great game, even if the game might feel janky in certain instances. It's a competent action-adventure title that fans of both Tolkien's work and Devil May Cry will have a great time with.
It's surprising just how many times Castlevania has tried to break into the 3D action space with mixed results. Lords of Shadow is the first game that comes to mind when people talk about modern Castlevania games, but there's another title that many people aren't aware of.
Castlevania: Lament of Innocence was an attempt by Konami to help this franchise reach a wider audience. The game itself is pretty competent but lacks a lot of what made the series unique, which is perhaps why many people simply haven't heard of this game.
A Star Wars action-adventure is bound to excite fans of the series, with Jedi: Fallen Order being a great title for fans of the series to play through. However, another title in the same vein released a few years back that many people have promptly forgotten is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
The Force Unleashed takes a look at one of Darth Vader's apprentices, Starkiller, who is tasked with hunting down Jedi survivors only to slowly question the morality of his own actions. It's a great game, and it's a shame that not many people talk about this fun action title.
Players looking for games that are as tough as the classic Devil May Cry titles should look no further than Ninja Gaiden. This trilogy of titles released by Team Ninja is devilishly hard and downright frustrating at times.
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Players will have to master everything from perfect dodges to intricate combos if they wish to get through some of the tougher boss fights unscathed. It might seem like an impossible task, but players who weather the storm and improve their skill with the game will find the Ninja Gaiden trilogy to be a fantastic and rewarding experience.
Nier: Automata is one of the best action-adventure titles released in quite some time. This game proved once again why PlatinumGames are masters of their craft while also putting Yoko Taro's name on the map as one of the most creative developers around.
The unique narrative structure of Nier: Automata coupled with its amazing combat system makes it well worth checking out. Fans of Devil May Cry will be elated to play around with the battles in this game and master its litany of combos.
After the success of Devil May Cry, Sony decided to add another exclusive to their lineup of consoles that would learn from the success of Capcom's stellar fighting title. After adding its fair share of gore and mythology, the end result was God of War.
Kratos might be a relatively calm father in the reboot, but fans of the classic trilogy remember just how angry this character was after losing his family and being betrayed by the gods. The original trilogy sees players absolutely power through the lineup of Greek gods, battling them in insane spectacles before killing them off in the most brutal fashion possible.
Devil May Cry 5 is available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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