3 is hands down the best in the series, but man DmC is ******* amazing! 1 was really good too, it's just weighed down by being a product of it's time and 4 was okay for a few hours, but I never got even remotely good at it. Bayonetta is a better DMC game than 2, hands down.
DMC3 > DMC4 > DMC1
There was no DMC2 and DmC isn't a DMC game.
They are both in fact Devil May Cry games, and you're a moron.