Excerpt: 21 years after the arrival of the first Bionic Commando on the NES, Capcom now smears a completely modernised successor on our bread. Can this remake compete with what we got to play back in the days or is it yet another lame mashup of a retro game?
Conclusion: Bionic Commando is a decent enough stab at revamping an old IP for current-gen consoles and is likeable enough to warrant a thorough playthrough. There’s a fairly nice multiplayer mode included too, which successfully transfers Spencer’s abilities over to your own non-descript bionic soldier that...
Excerpt: When you're propelling Spencer at great speed around the various environments in Ascension city, linking together swings with the fluidity of a prize-winning chimp acrobat, Bionic Commando is a great deal of fun.
Excerpt: Capcom likes to take their time. After two decades of waiting to see what happened to my favorite mechanically-enhanced, Nazi-killing super soldier, "Rad" Spencer is back to kick ass and swing around.
Summary: In 2008, Capcom rebooted the Bionic Commando franchise with two remarkably disparate approaches. On one end of the spectrum was the third-person action retail title, Bionic Commando , which found ex-Faith No More singer Mike Patton growling profanities and tossing cars at enemy soldiers.
Excerpt: After a few years in development, the first fully 3D remake of Capcom’s 1988 Bionic Commando has been released (not to be confused with Bionic Commando: Rearmed), bringing with it not only the series’ unique brand of level traversal – in the form of a ‘grappling hook’ arm used to zip-line from ledge...
Summary: Bionic Commando features Nathan Spencer, a government operative who represents the ultimate fusion of man and machine. After distinguishing himself in a fierce conflict against the Imperials, Spencer is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served.