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  • Summary: Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the amazing gameplay up to date with new visuals, new weapons, online rankings,Bionic Commando Rearmed sees a return of the intense 2D side-scrolling, shooting, and grappling action from the much-loved 1988 Bionic Commando on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Bionic Commando Rearmed brings the amazing gameplay up to date with new visuals, new weapons, online rankings, a reworked musical score, and the addition of a two-player co-op mode. Local multiplayer mode for up to four players. Total modern visual revamp, including dynamic shadows, particle effects, and environmental damage. Reworking of musical score. Cross-game interoperability - complete specific parts of Bionic Commando Rearmed to unlock new content and hints for the Bionic Commando sequel. In-game art designed by one of Capcom's most talented artists, Toshiaki Mori. [Capcom] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    The soundtrack to Bionic Commando: Rearmed is a fantastic piece of work, a deft contemporary reworking of classic 8-bit NES tunes. In fact, it's so good that Capcom put it up for sale on the iTunes Store months ago to build hype for the game.
  2. There's really no other way to say it: Bionic Commando Rearmed is one of the best games on the PS3.
  3. If you're even the slightest fan of the original then you owe it to yourself to pick up this downloadable title.
  4. Bionic Commando is one of the top ten classic remakes that have been revived for the consoles since the concepts debut. Bionic Commando Rearmed does everything right from its updated beautiful looking graphics, to the added multiplayer support and new challenge mode.
  5. Bionic Commando Rearmed is a first-rate downloadable title, and if you don't mind 2D platforming gameplay with a bit of old school challenge, this is one to check out.
  6. 80
    Capcom really did a great job of walking the fine line between paying homage to the classic and moving in a new direction. Of course, Rearmed isn't perfect: the controls take some getting used to, the hacking mini-game's sort of lame, and the game is still brutally tough--curse you spiked floors!--but it's a great update that I heartily recommend to old school NES fans and new gamers alike.
  7. Rearmed boasts a level of polish rarely seen in downloadable titles. [Issue#73, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    Simply put, one of the greatest games ever made. I was a big fan of the original, and this is how you do a remake! Staying faithful to theSimply put, one of the greatest games ever made. I was a big fan of the original, and this is how you do a remake! Staying faithful to the source material and keeping what made it great, and then amping up everything else to make it better than ever. Great graphics, great sound, great music, but most importantly - top-notch gameplay. You can play this game for 100 hours and you will still continue to hone your grappling skills. Simultaneous co-op? Heck yes.

    This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but for those who appreciate 2D gameplay and like a good dose of challenge, you can't really do better than Bionic Commando: Rearmed.
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  2. MattM.
    Aug 16, 2008
    10
    This game is truly amazing! Die hard fans of the original will undoubtedly enjoy this game along with other's who have not, like myself. This game is truly amazing! Die hard fans of the original will undoubtedly enjoy this game along with other's who have not, like myself. Definitely worth the $10. Also the PS3 version has some exclusive content such as a challenge mode, where you get to play hundreds of small levels that test your skills. It really is a lot of fun and you even get to play it on your PSP through Remote-Play, which is even better! Expand
  3. MaxB.
    Aug 13, 2008
    10
    The best game available to download on both XBLA and PSN to date. The original was an amazing game, but this blows it away in every aspect.
  4. AronR.
    Aug 19, 2008
    10
    Awesome 2d game. Excellent gameplay. Good difficulty. Excellent soundtrack and a nice twist of humor. Enjoyed it a lot on my PS3.
  5. Mar 3, 2015
    8
    Lots of variation and polish in enemies, weapons and levels. Boss fights were well thought out and required some thought. Overall, RearmedLots of variation and polish in enemies, weapons and levels. Boss fights were well thought out and required some thought. Overall, Rearmed sets a high standard for how to update old games. Expand
  6. JackH.
    Aug 15, 2008
    8
    Not too shabby... To be honest, i had never played this nintendo classic...which is odd for me considering i owned over 110 regular NES Not too shabby... To be honest, i had never played this nintendo classic...which is odd for me considering i owned over 110 regular NES games. It reminds me of a blend b/w contra and metal slug and metal gear (this is loosly based - for all of you atagonizers out there :P). This game is pretty unique and for $10 it comes packing plenty for the moolah. 2 player co-op, 4 player battles, and a deeper game than it seems on the surface (for those of you, like me, that have never playe the original and are ignorant). Also, the music is pretty awesome, nostalgic with a new kickin' beat over-tone. Don't miss this. Expand
  7. JusinY.
    Aug 17, 2008
    4
    Visually appealing but forgets that most people who played the original are now adults and cannot devote a summer to learning level layouts Visually appealing but forgets that most people who played the original are now adults and cannot devote a summer to learning level layouts and mastering difficult controls. Expand