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Dante’s Inferno is an epic single player, third-person action adventure game inspired by "Inferno", part one of Dante Alighieri’s classic Italian poem, "The Divine Comedy." Featuring nonstop action rendered at 60 frames-per-second, signature and upgradable weapons, attack combos and mana-fueled spells and the choice of punishing or absolving the souls of defeated enemies, it is a classic Medieval tale of the eternal conflict with sin and the resulting horrors of hell, adapted for a new generation and a new medium. 
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Story

The Italian mercenary Dante returns home from the bloodletting that was the Third Crusade to two pieces of soul-crushing news. The first is that although he was assured that he was absolved of mortal sins committed in the form of wartime atrocities in the name of the churches interests in the Holy Land, that is not actually the case and his immortal soul is in grave peril. The second and more terrible is that his beloved Beatrice has been murdered, and her soul pulled down into hell by a dark force. Vowing not to accept the damnation of either souls, he gives chase, vows to get Beatrice back and descends into the infamous nine circles of hell. For weapons, he wields Death's soul-reaping scythe, and commands holy powers of the cross, given to him by Beatrice.
Concept art from Dante's Inferno showing Dante with stiched on crucifix and the Scythe of Death slung over his shoulder
Go to hell with Dante's Inferno.

Scythe Combat
To vanquish the foes you encounter on your journey through the hell of Dante's Inferno, you must learn to wield Death's Scythe with precision and deadly force. Mix light attacks with heavy attacks to create combos, then incorporate jumps and grabs to add another layer to your combat. With dodging and Holy Cross moves thrown into the mix, you can truly become a force to be reckoned with. Without using all of your combative skills and techniques, there is no hope of ever reaching Beatrice.
Holy Powers
During your journey, you may collect magic abilities for use against the legions of hell. When you perform the Righteous Path power you make a dash attack and leave a trail of icy shards in your wake. With Martyrdom you sacrifice health and mana to deal a heavy amount of damage to surrounding enemies. Divine Armor regenerates your health and protects you from damage. Add these and other powers to your arsenal to vanquish all who stand in your way and when you need to replenish your mana-fueled abilities, visit the Holy Fountains scattered throughout the gameplay area.
Creature Taming
As powerful as weapons and magic are, sometimes surviving the perils of hell requires brute force. With the power of Death's Scythe, you are able to mount the beasts of hell and use them against your enemies. All of this, however, requires ridding the beast of its current rider first. If successful, you will become the beast’s new master. Now use its awesome power to pulverize enemies and complete tasks that require a beast's strength.
Key Game Features
  • Epic story adapted from the first book of the Medieval Italian classic The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri.
  • Nonstop action as you fight through Dante's allegorical nine circles of hell.
  • Wield the power of Death's soul-reaping scythe.
  • Beautiful fast-paced action and intense combat rendered at 60 frames-per-second.
  • Choice-based finishes with enemies that allow players to punish the damned, or absolve them as they are defeated.
  • Over 60 weapons, magic and combo upgrades and modifications.
  • Huge destructive, ridable mounts that can be taken from defeated enemies.
Additional Screenshots:
Dante entering an area of note in Dante's Inferno
Experience the 9 circles of hell.

Dante wielding the Scythe of Death in Dante's Inferno
Wield the Scythe of Death.

Dante using Holy Powers against a horned baddie in Dante's Inferno
As well as Holy Powers.

Dante taking on a huge female Boss in Dante's Inferno
Engage in epic boss battles.

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Details

ESRB:  M
Number of Players:  1
Publisher:  Electronic Arts
Developer:  Visceral Games
Console:  PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre:  Third-person action adventure
Release Date:  February 9, 2010
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review by . November 19, 2013
posted in The Gaming Hub
This pumped up "reimagining" of one of the world's best known literary works sees Italian poet Dante Dante Alighieri remade as a hardened, scythe wielding crusader descending into the depths of hell to rescue his wife Beatrice, who has been transformed from divine savior into a more typical damsel in distress. Literary purists will scream "Blasphemy!"; video game fans will chuckle. If you think about it though, the game was completely unnecessary: DEVIL MAY CRY was already a groovy reimagining of …
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