By Gregory Kirschling
Updated February 07, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST


DEVIL MAY CRY 2 (PS2) Taking inspiration from Hong Kong action films, DMC2 is the follow-up to one of 2001’s biggest PS2 titles. The original let you play only as Dante, a swift swordsman and double-handed gunner, but the sequel lets you control a svelte redhead named Lucia. The most noted improvement? Better in-game camera angles that no longer get in the way of action. The core gameplay isn’t much deeper than a fighting game, but huge environments, intuitive controls, and dramatic martial-arts moves make this a game that gives the devil his due.