- Estimated achievement difficulty: 8/10
- Offline: 48/48 (1000/1000)
- Online: 0/48 (0/1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 30+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 5 and 20 secret missions (1-5 minutes each).
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Completing the game on Dante Must Die difficulty will unlock the Super Dante ability. It doesn't disable any achievement.
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes, you have to complete the game on five different difficulties.
- Glitchy achievements: "Jackpot!" and "Let's rock baby!" (See roadmap for more information).
- Unobtainable achievements: None
- Extra equipment needed?: None
-Is there DLC? Yes
- Difficulty: 5/10
- Time to 250: 8-12 Hours
- Unobtainable: None
Welcome to the fifth Devil May Cry game. You'll now be playing as a brand new Dante in a completely different universe. You'll be fighting your way in astonishing levels with 8 different weapons and a huge variety of insane combos. If you followed the series as of now, don't worry about DmC: Devil May Cry it's as good as ever and a bit easier too.
Important note: The prices for the items are constantly increasing every time you buy any of them. I would suggest using the items carefully on your first playthroughs to keep them for the Dante Must Die difficulty.
Other note: You can track your progress for every achievement in the Extras section from the main menu.
DmC: Devil May Cry's achievements are very straight forward. Most of them are story related or cumulative and will unlock with natural progression. If you're going for the full completion, you have to play through the game on five different difficulties. You will also have to replay some missions on Nephilim and achieve the SSS rank on all of them. The required difficulties are as follows.
- "Human, Devil Hunter or Nephilim"
- "Son Of Sparda"
- "Dante Must Die"
- "Heaven Or Hell"
- "Hell And Hell"
"Heaven Or Hell" and "Hell And Hell" won't be as hard as you think. Completing the game on Dante Must Die difficulty unlocks the Super Dante ability (infinite Devil Trigger). It levitates the enemies in the air for as long as you want and you make more damage. As the enemies are harmless, they're also vulnerable to all your attacks.
Mission select also allows you to replay any mission if you missed any of the 6 misc achievements as listed below:
- "Looks like it's your lucky day"
- "Every hero has a weakness"
- "It's only the rain"
- "A man with guts and honor"
- "Now my coat's all charred"
- "Where does the time go?"
There are also 122 collectibles (Keys, Lost Souls, Secret Doors) and many of them can't be found on your first playthrough as you won't have all the required abilities to reach them. Here's a guide with videos.
When all the Secret Doors are opened you can start doing the Secret Missions from the main menu. Most of them are very easy and some are harder. It shouldn't take more than five minutes to complete every mission.
Playthrough #1 Human, Devil Hunter or Nephilim:
Playing on any of these difficulties will help the new players to get used to the game's controls and specifications. I'd suggest playing on Nephilim first as it will be easier for you to switch to harder difficulties. Try to obtain most of the collectibles and go for the misc achievements to get rid of them first. I also suggest saving Red Orbs to buy the Health and Devil Trigger crosses for the Son Of Sparda and Dante Must Die difficulties. And by the way, I almost forgot, enjoy the game!
Playthrough #2 Son of Sparda:
In this difficulty the enemy waves are remixed and your opponents are stronger and tougher. Find the collectibles you couldn't get in your first playthrough and again, buy as many Health and Devil Trigger crosses as possible for the Dante Must Die difficulty. See "Devils never cry" achievement for tips.
I would suggest completing all the secret missions before starting your next playthrough. Heath and Devil Trigger crosses fragments are awarded at the end of every secret mission. It will help you tremendously for further playthroughs.
Playthrough #3 Dante Must Die:
Now that you have collected everything and have gotten rid of all superficial achievements, you will only have to concentrate on completing the game on the remaining difficulties. What is Dante Must Die about? The enemy waves are remixed again and your opponents are even stronger and tougher. See "Devils never cry" achievement for tips.
Playthrough #4 Heaven Or Hell:
On Heaven Or Hell, you die in one hit and you kill anyone in one hit. It's even easier if you have previously unlocked Super Dante. See "This is what I live for!" achievement for tips.
Playthrough #5 Hell And Hell:
On Hell And Hell difficulty, you die in one hit, your opponents have their normal health and the difficulty is set to "normal". With Super Dante, after four playthroughs, it'll be a cake walk. See "And welcome to Hell!" achievement for tips.
SSS rank on Nephilim:
Now it's time to go back to Nephilim and complete every mission with a SSS rank. You should know the game well enough at this point, it shouldn't be a problem for you to get this rank on every level.
See the "Jackpot!" achievement for tips.
"Let's rock baby!" and the "Jackpot!" have been reported to be glitchy.
If you bought all Dante's crosses and the "Let's rock, baby!" achievement didn't pop, simply return to the Start menu and then go back and buy any item.
If the "Jackpot!" achievement didn't pop, go back to the start menu and then complete the last mission on Nephilim again.
Overall, this game is insane. I haven't had as much fun with a game for a while. The visuals are absolutely stunning, the bosses and enemies are original, the gameplay with its dozens of crazy combos is simply fantastic. The achievement list is solid and challenging but not too much, just as we like it. Thumbs up!
DLC: Vergil's Downfall
Vergil's Downfall takes place immediately following the events of DMC, with Vergil no wandering through his own Limbo as he struggles to gain more power and escape so he can deal with his brother. Most of the enemies found within this realm are the same demons now roaming the Earth, with a few additional enemies included that both have achievements for killing them the first time around; the very common "Wisp" and the rather brutal "Imprisoner". As Vergil fights to escape his own personal hell, he must also find some collectibles, such as the lost souls you looked for playing as Dante, as well as health cross fragments and an entire health cross, and Vergil must also spend his acquired souls to upgraded his health and devil trigger to the max purchasing items from the store, and upgrade his combat skills to battle the enemies on the highest difficulties. As far as those difficulties are concerned, they unlocked the same way they were in DMC, requiring multiple playthroughs, as well as a SSS run through of Nephilim difficulty, which can prove quite tricky until you really start to grasp Vergil's abilities.
While a rather short 6 missions long (one of which being a boss fight), Vergil's Downfall is every bit as enjoyable as the retail game, and even darker as you watch Vergil succumb to growing desire to kill his brother and rule mankind. The changes Vergil undergoes during this ordeal make the possibility of him succeeding in that task ever more likely, certainly making the next DMC game even more exciting than the first. A gap this DLC bridges nicely.
During your many playthroughs you will focus on once again upgrading your character and collecting items scattered throughout the levels for I've Come to Retrieve My Power and Might Controls Everything. You will also need to get SSS ranks on all missions on Nephilim difficulty for I'll Try it Your Way for Once. All of the remaining achievements will come naturally as you clear each difficulty, all the way up to, and including, Hell and Hell.
[x360a would like to thank x DIAM0NDZ for this Roadmap]
[x360a would like to thank Shiftie for the DLC Addition]