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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.

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Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Swinging!
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows There is even multiplayer with four people on a single computer.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Infiltrating!
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows FSA base.

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The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2008 A 100
Digital Chumps Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
IGN PlayStation 3 Aug 11, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Aug 21, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
IGN Windows Aug 13, 2008 9.3 out of 10 93
ZTGameDomain PlayStation 3 Aug, 2008 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Sep 04, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Game Positive Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2008 8.3 out of 10 83
GameFocus Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2008 6.2 out of 10 62

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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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