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Bionic Commando Rearmed

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
90
4.0
Windows
82
3.6
Xbox 360
87
4.0
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Description

Bionic Commando Rearmed is a remake of original Bionic Commando for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The visuals are updated to the year 2008's standards and it remains quite faithful to the gameplay and general mission structure of the 1989 game. It should be noted that the game remade is the North American release, so no Nazi symbols or references can be seen in the remake.

There are however a number of additions never seen in the original. The first is the ability to play the game completely through the co-op mode and a plethora of various multiplayer modes. Another one is the completely reworked boss battles that change their AI to accommodate for a second player. Some enemies are now more vulnerable to a particular weapon type while others barely scratch them.

The remake also sees an appearance of challenge rooms that must completed without touching the floor once. This can be done using the bionic arm, which the player can use to swing around. Those events are optional and time based. Hacking now includes solving a 3D puzzle in something resembling a cyberspace. Completing those puzzles is optional, however it may provide a hint as how to destroy the boss on the current level.

Screenshots

Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Swinging!
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Desert location
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Trying to jump up.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Verbal exchange with the Boss

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The Press Says

Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Xbox 360 Aug 20, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Console Monster Xbox 360 Aug 17, 2008 90 out of 100 90
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameTrailers Xbox 360 Aug, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Destructoid Xbox 360 Aug 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Aug 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Xbox 360 Oct, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot Xbox 360 Aug 15, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Good Game Xbox 360 Sep 08, 2008 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Bionic Commando Rearmed appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cut version

In the cut version of the game, the ending cutscene is missing the last, gory scene.

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