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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 A database of extra backstory is included which gets updated as you go along.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows The green card allows you to enter new areas.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Trying to jump up.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Arriving at the destination.

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The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Aug 13, 2008 A 100
Giant Bomb Xbox 360 Aug, 2008 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamer 2.0 Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2008 9.4 out of 10 94
videogamer.com PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2008 9 out of 10 90
UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
UOL Jogos Windows Aug 14, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamersMark PlayStation 3 Aug 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Aug 12, 2008 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot PlayStation 3 Aug 15, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Official Xbox Magazine (UK) Xbox 360 Aug 11, 2008 8 out of 10 80

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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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