Bionic Commando Rearmed

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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.


Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Deep in the sewers
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows FSA base at night
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Trying to jump up.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Title screen

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UGO (UnderGroundOnline) PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2008 A 100
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Sep 04, 2008 92 out of 100 92
ZTGameDomain Xbox 360 Aug, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Digital Chumps PlayStation 3 Aug 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90 Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GamersMark PlayStation 3 Aug 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Aug 31, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Aug 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Aug 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jul 29, 2008 60 out of 100 60


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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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