In a lot of ways, Devil May Cry 5 is in a class of its own, but there have been quite a few games that have sought, and succeeded in doing something very similar. Here are five games like Devil May Cry 5 if you’re looking for something similar to scratch that itch.
Games Like Devil May Cry 5
Bayonetta 1 & 2 (Nintendo Switch)
Bayonetta is the closest you can possibly get to Devil May Cry 5 without actually being Devil May Cry, and for good reason. Bayonetta comes from the mind of Hideki Kamiya, the original director and creator of Devil May Cry, and the two series share the same DNA.
Bayonetta tells the story of an Umbra Witch by the same name, who ridiculously wield four guns and has a kind of magic hair that can transform into devastating attacks.
At the start of the first game Bayonetta has completely lost her memories, but over time she begins to remember everything about her past, and the two factions that preserve light and darkness, the Lumen Sages and the Umbra Witches.
Bayonetta has the same ridiculous over-the-top tone that Devil May Cry does, with Bayonetta constantly spouting off one-liners and using incredibly gory “Torture” attacks to defeat enemies.
The two game’s silky smooth combat system gives players ultimate control over almost everything, letting you weave together complex combos and dodge attacks at just the right moment to slow down time.
Although DMC is still alive and well, Bayonetta is a spiritual successor to the franchise in every way possible; style, characters, story, gameplay, music. If you love Devil May Cry 5, you owe it to yourself to pick up Bayonetta.