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  • Summary: The first true sequel to the classic 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System original, Bionic Commando sees the return of the bionically-enhanced Nathan "Rad" Spencer, voiced by Mike Patton, the former lead singer of Faith No More. Time has not been kind to Spencer: 10 years after his heroicThe first true sequel to the classic 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System original, Bionic Commando sees the return of the bionically-enhanced Nathan "Rad" Spencer, voiced by Mike Patton, the former lead singer of Faith No More. Time has not been kind to Spencer: 10 years after his heroic defeat of the Imperials in the original game, he has been betrayed by the government he swore to serve, imprisoned for crimes he didn't commit, and sentenced to death. On the very day of Spencer's execution, terrorists detonate a massive experimental weapon in Ascension City, unleashing an intense earthquake that has turned the city into rubble and wiped out its population. With the terrain in ruins and the city's air defense grid now in the control of a massive terrorist force whose goal remains unclear, the FSA have only one option left - a behind-the-lines assault. The perfect job for a Bionic Commando. Bionic Commando transposes the swing-and-shoot gameplay of the 8-bit original to a stunning 3D environment of towering buildings, suspended roadways and monorails, deep canyons and sheer rock faces, where every environment is scalable using swinging, scaling, climbing and wall-walking techniques. [Capcom] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Capcom did a great job with the conversion of the console hit, especially when it comes down to the very complex controls. Beginners may find themselves frustrated and overwhelmed by the possibilities, but once you learn how to handle your character, the game unfolds its whole fascination.
  2. Bionic Commando is a great experience for action-fans. Flying around with your bionic arm is lovely and we just love the action which comes out of that. There is a lot of stuff to discover and the soundtrack is superb. The only downfall of the game is that the story is a bit short.
  3. The port to the PC went pretty well for our bio-enhanced super-soldier Nathan Spencer, whose game is still a pretty good choice for action-fans.
  4. If you can forgive plot holes, awkward save system and unstable multiplayer, you will enjoy Bionic Commando.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Stupid opponents and autosaving feature are the only flaws in this fast paced action game. Direct sequel to old-times classic platformer will pump your veins with adrenaline. [Aug 2009]
  6. PC Zone UK
    68
    Offers up one of the drabbest looking and tedious opening sections witnessed anywhere. [Oct 2009, p.62]
  7. 40
    A sloppy port of a game I found to be fairly mediocre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  1. mojahed
    Jul 30, 2009
    10
    Awesome gameplay and all . must buy and play.
  2. Feb 17, 2011
    9
    Thoroughly enjoyed the game play. Interesting interaction with environment and enough weapons to make it a whole bunch of fun. ExcellentThoroughly enjoyed the game play. Interesting interaction with environment and enough weapons to make it a whole bunch of fun. Excellent storyline too, can't wait to play re-armed now.
    Definitely recommended.
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  3. Oct 14, 2013
    8
    Game Play[8]
    Controls[6]
    Contactable/Easter Eggs[7] Innovation[8] Graphics[10] Sounds[8] replay Value[7] Gaming Satisfaction[7]
    Game Play[8]
    Controls[6]
    Contactable/Easter Eggs[7]
    Innovation[8]
    Graphics[10]
    Sounds[8]
    replay Value[7]
    Gaming Satisfaction[7]
    Price/Playtime[7]
    Technical Issues[10]
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    Over All[7.5]
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  4. WilliamC
    Aug 8, 2009
    8
    I love this game. GRIN have nailed the swinging mechanics and its just a lot of fun to swing around the dilapidated city. The game is pretty I love this game. GRIN have nailed the swinging mechanics and its just a lot of fun to swing around the dilapidated city. The game is pretty linear and there are only a few ways to dispatch of enemies but if you can get past that you will find and amazing game with a great online component. Please buy this game so we can see more like it. Expand
  5. GeorgeG
    Jul 28, 2009
    6
    Awesome story line and simple yet addicting game mechanics with great replayability...wait, that was rearmed. About the sequel, if you plan Awesome story line and simple yet addicting game mechanics with great replayability...wait, that was rearmed. About the sequel, if you plan on getting all the bonus items, have fun...you only get one try because redoing a level will rid you of all of them. Expand
  6. Oct 17, 2013
    5
    So I bought the pack of this and Rearmed and expected this to be the stinker, so I was playing it and thinking, "this isn't too bad". Then ISo I bought the pack of this and Rearmed and expected this to be the stinker, so I was playing it and thinking, "this isn't too bad". Then I got the bionic arm, the endless tutorials started and I wanted to set fire to my own skin. So yeah, nice try and still better than re-armed but deh... Just no. Expand
  7. MetalGuy
    Aug 8, 2009
    0
    Don't buy this on PC. The installation is a total bug fest with the support only having for an answer to uninstall my antivirus/firewall Don't buy this on PC. The installation is a total bug fest with the support only having for an answer to uninstall my antivirus/firewall etc.. ''reformat'' so I never got to play the game. Thanks for stealing my money, and by the way, my version of Street fighter 4 works just fine so it IS a game related fault good for nothing noob support. Expand

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