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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 Xbox 360 Pass a convoy on the map and you'll have to neutralize it.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows FSA base at night
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 A database of extra backstory is included which gets updated as you go along.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Boss battle with a hovering ball

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Defunct Games PlayStation 3 Sep 19, 2008 A 100
Game Vortex Xbox 360 Sep, 2008 99 out of 100 99
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Aug 21, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Sep 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Game Positive PlayStation 3 Aug 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Aug 31, 2008 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2008 B 75 Windows Sep 29, 2008 15 out of 20 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 30, 2008 3 out of 6 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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