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Devil May Cry
Main platforms PC
PS4/XBox One
Timing LRT
Framerate 60

Devil May Cry

Devil May Cry is a 2001 action-adventure game developed by Capcom Production Studio under director Hideki Kamiya and published by Capcom. Released from August to December of 2001( originally released in Japan on 23rd August) it is the first installment in the Devil May Cry series.

Leaderboards & Categories

Note - All categories are New Game (NG) only. This means, in each category, you start from a fresh game without any weapons or upgrades carrying over (NG+). Also, each category page (link mentioned below) contains its specific leaderboard.

  • Any% - Beats the game as fast as possible.
  • 100% - All permanent upgrades must be purchased, weapons, secret missions must be completed. All Missions must end with S rank before beating the game.
  • All Collectibles - All Blue orbs/fragments, weapons, secret missions must be completed before beating the game.
  • Low% - Beats the game without upgrades or use of weapons that aren't mandatory.

Getting Started

  • Visit the Getting Started page for information on how to get started with DMC1 speedrunning.
  • Refer to the General Rules for rules that apply to all categories of DMC1 speedrunning.
  • Check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) if you have general questions regarding methods and strategies used in DMC1 speedruns.

Information & Utilities

Boss Strategies


There are number of Strategies and movement tricks that can significantly shorten the amount of time needed to progress through the game. Devil May Cry 1 is a heavily scripted game so the following list is only a selection of possible strats most often used in speedruns.


  • Horse Jump - Getting past through 45 Orb door Quickly.
  • Quick Door - Interact the door while still moving.
  • Quick Ifrit - Getting Ifrit Gauntlet Quick without platforming.
  • Cosmo Climb - Using vortex to fly straight to the exit.
  • Maxy Launch - Stinger leap to avoid frost in M23.



(These rules apply to all DMC1 speedrun categories. Each category also has its own set of rules in addition to the one listed here.)

  • The offical run time is counted as the Load Time Removal (LRT).
    • PC runs can activate autosplitter by Mysterion_06 in livesplit and compare against game time for LRT.
    • Console runs will be calculated by moderators upon submission.
  • World record submissions require a twitch VOD. PC runs require Input Displays for all inputs.
  • Turbo Macros or Controllers are only allowed in Dante Must Die difficulty.
  • Timer starts when you select difficulty (the “Devil May Cry” audio cue will play).
  • Total Result screen at the end of the run which includes IGT, orb count, and mission rankings must be included in the submission.
  • Region is needed for PS2 runs.
  • Any modifications to the game that affect the gameplay itself is not allowed.

External Resources