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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 Truck encounter in the mountains
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Pick your destination from the map screen.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Landing in weapons storage.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows World map and Helicopter Girl

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Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Aug, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Aug 27, 2008 9.8 out of 10 98
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Sep 04, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Sep 04, 2008 92 out of 100 92
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
3D Juegos Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de Xbox 360 Aug 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
games xtreme Xbox 360 Sep 02, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Aug 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80


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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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