Devil May Cry games kick ass. The stylish and over-the-top antics of demon hunter Dante and his cohorts helped define the action game genre. This year’s Devil May Cry 5 made everything sleeker, sexier, and energetic. Dante’s had great games over the years, but there’s one game that doesn’t shine.
Devil May Cry 2, whose Nintendo Switch port releases today, remains one of the most infamous stumbles in the history of video game sequels. With janky levels and good ideas that are butchered into a soggy mess, Devil May Cry 2 is a game some would recommend only to the most curious fans. There’s some ironic charm to be had and historical curiosity to satisfy, but that’s about it.