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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 Pick your destination from the map screen.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows Options screen
Bionic Commando Rearmed Windows It will take more than an arm to bring down this machine.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Pass a convoy on the map and you'll have to neutralize it.

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The Press Says

UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Aug 13, 2008 A 100
Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Sep 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 9 out of 10 90
3D Juegos Xbox 360 Aug 14, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Positive PlayStation 3 Aug 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Positive Windows Aug 18, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameCola.net Xbox 360 Oct, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 29, 2008 15 out of 20 75
GameFocus Xbox 360 Aug 18, 2008 6.2 out of 10 62
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jul 30, 2008 3 out of 6 60

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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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