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Bionic Commando Rearmed (Xbox 360)

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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.

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Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Listening!
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 A database of extra backstory is included which gets updated as you go along.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Pick your destination from the map screen.
Bionic Commando Rearmed Xbox 360 Inventory screen

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The Press Says

Gaming Nexus Aug 27, 2008 A 100
TeamXbox Aug 18, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Extreme Gamer Sep 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
videogamer.com Aug 14, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Destructoid Aug 19, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameDaily Aug 13, 2008 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Aug 31, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Good Game Sep 08, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Game Revolution Sep 12, 2008 B 75
GameFocus 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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