G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is based off of the 2009 blockbuster movie, but features a brand new storyline that differs from the movie where an elite group of soldiers must fight against the diabolical Cobra Commander and stop his organization known as Cobra from taking over the world.

The gameplay is similar to Neo Contra with a behind the back view where the player uses a variety of weapons including machine guns and rocket launchers and the Delta 6 Accelerator Suit that makes the player invulnerable for a short period of time. Using these weapons and accessories the player must fight his way through a horde of enemies including soldiers, tanks and jet fighters, along with the standard end of level bosses.

The player can choose from 12 different Joes, but only a certain set at the beginning and unlocking more for completing missions, each with their own weapon and strengths depending upon their rank (Commandos are great at close range, Heavy Weapons are good at shooting from long distances while Soldiers are a mix of both), along with using various vehicles scattered throughout the stages. The game also features a two-player drop-in/drop-out co-op option that allows a friend to join a game at any time, however during gameplay without a human ally, the computer's A.I. will take over for the second on-screen soldier.


G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PlayStation 2 Choosing the duo
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PlayStation 2 Menu screen
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PlayStation 2 Mission selection
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra PlayStation 2 Title screen

Alternate Titles

  • "G.I. Joe : Le Réveil du Cobra" -- French title
  • "G.I. Joe: Geheimauftrag Cobra" -- German title

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Play Magazine Xbox 360 Aug 03, 2009 8 out of 10 80
411mania.com PlayStation 3 Aug 25, 2009 7 out of 10 70
XboxAchievements Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2009 61 out of 100 61
Da Gameboyz Xbox 360 Aug, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Wonderwallweb.com Xbox 360 Aug 10, 2009 5.5 out of 10 55
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Aug 11, 2009 4.3 out of 10 43
GameSpot Wii Aug 05, 2009 4 out of 10 40
Peliplaneetta.net PlayStation 3 Aug 13, 2009 28 out of 100 28
4Players.de Wii Aug 13, 2009 23 out of 100 23
4Players.de PSP Aug 13, 2009 12 out of 100 12


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