Rated 10 out of 10 by Garick83 Adrenaline Rush!
From start to finish this game keeps you pumping! The mechanics of the game are simply, yet using them in new ways keeps you coming back for more. The controls take mins to learn, and truely a lifetime to master! I'm going thru the game a second time and finding all sorts of more efficient ways to destroy the Imperial wannabees! As far as story goes.... not riviting... but its good... its not a roller coaster but it will keep you entertained for the duration of the game and won't get in the way should you go thru a second or third time. The game comes with an interesting "experience point" aspect. You can complete in game challenges to aquire character buffs, such as more HP, larger ammo clips, more damage, and faster rate of fire. Each level has a pretty huge area to travervse, but you'll never get lost thanks to the waypoint system. I haven't spent alot of time in multiplayer, but it does look pretty playable. Simply put Bionic Commando lives up to its predecssors, and is one of the best video games I have ever played Period.
Rated 0 out of 10 by i cant think of a display name! getting better and better!
This game is honestly the best game i've seen all year. It reminds me of a mix of crackdown and spiderman. I've already played the multiplayer demo, and i could say that it really makes me want to see how the campaign is. The grappling is really smooth, and the guns can be real effective when you just want to unleash heck. The best part of grappling is that you can grapple enemies and zip into them and kick them back, ultimately kicking them off of the building on the map. The fact that you can shoot while falling is also really interesting. I was playing a match on live, and i swung around a building and zipped myself upwards, and when i was falling i had the pistol, so i fired shot after shot until the person below me died, then i fell past the side of the building almost to my death when i quickly grappled the ledge of the building and saved myself only to be sniped by a guy above me. I can't really explain this game as more than pure fun and excitement. There is alot of back and forth shooting and grappling and its just a great multiplayer, but that's not to say that the campaign won't be good.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Picky Gamer Good game overall.
Bionic Commando is a good game. I enjoy it. Good things about Bionic Commando. +You can swing off of anything and once you get good momentum you can swing really fast. +High pace action +Weapons work very well and are interesting....but you can use your arm in different ways to kill the enemies. +From what i seen there wasn't any major bugs in campaign mode. Well in my experience I didn't come across any bugs in it. +Game is fun and works well! Bad things about Bionic Commando. -Total bummer you cant replay your game or start over and keep all your abilities and awards. -Graphics could have been better -Multiplayer (in my opinion) is pretty irritating it reminds me of trying to swat a fly with a fly swatter. Stick to campaign. -Replay value is low because again you can't go through campaign a second time with the abilities and awards you already unlocked.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Dr. worm Awesome not excellent.
I went to gamestop to get a video game for my 360. well they didnt have it so I got BIONIC COMMANDO.I heard of it thinking well it looked a bit unusual. I hadnt heard much about it. so when i got home started to play it. Didnt think much of i till i got the bionic arm. once i got that i started swinging around. Then i just fell in love with the arm. Sometimes i play private by my self just to swing around. About the story now it sort of makes some sence. But its not that great. I mean its very short and random things come out of no where. When i started to play i wasnt very good.I got to the buraq helicopter thing i just couldnt beat it. it took me 5 tries before i beat it. This game is real easy to get achievemenst though. so if you want achievements just rent this game. But if you could care less about achievements just forget about it.
Rated 3 out of 10 by 360Gamer4Lyfe Bionic Commando on 360
So i was really excited about getting this game. I had played the Multiplayer Demo and couldn't wait to go to GameStop to get it. I got it home, put it in the system, and started to play. I played it for five hours straight, hoping it would get better. Then i played it over the next few days, hoping for the same thing. Nothing Happened. It is challenging and the graphics are Outstanding, i will give the game that much. But to me, the swinging all around got pretty boring, not to mention it was pretty difficult. As far as the "action" in the game...well Not much of that either. There are sequences when you get really into the action, but those sequences are far and few between. The multiplayer action is great online, but that's about all i would recommend this game for. My advice: wait for a price drop, or at least rent the game first.
Rated 5 out of 10 by firehawk Let Down
I played the original Bionic Commando on NES many, many centuries ago. That game was amazing, the story line was amazing, the game play was amazing, and the graphics (for that time) were amazing, eh you get the picture. This game though enhanced with better graphics and sound, is nothing compared to that classic 1980's jewel, and that is sad, because in my opinion it fell short. I was anticipating this game with great enthusiasm, due to how wonderful an experience the original Bionic Commando was, and sadly this new version was no where near as fun. The controls are too frustrating, and unresponsive at times. The story line sucks. The graphics are beautiful, and the sound (music / speech) is clear, the game just couldn't hold my attention. I would rent this game before you buy it. Its not terrible, just not great either.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Anemicnapalm Did not disapoint in any way , Incredable
for years ive passed this game by, due to the negative reviews, i had recently picked it up thinking "how bad could it be" played it, could not put the game down, rarely do i play a game completeley through ,my oppinion is Bionic Commando was Fantastic till the very end, i grew up with the nintendo and gameboy versions, and the game did not dissapoint, great music (stays true to the original soundtrack for nes) .
the gameplay was soo much fun, it took a bit of practice to get used to the controls, but once i got it down, i was swinging and kicking Butt in no time.check it out for yourself , again i came in thinking this game was going to be bad, man was i amazed on how good it actually was , i picked it up for 7 bucks, i definatley would have paid full price 60.00 when it came out. PLease make a sequal Capcom
Rated 9 out of 10 by lordmort Bionic Arm of chaos
OK i got to say, yes this game is way better than the demo showed. I was really impressed with how good the single player mode is. Yes it is a little tricky to get the hang of the swing mechanic but once you do you can really tear it up. I have played alot of online games and I have to say the online game play is pretty good. the only complain I have is that some of the maps are to small. The weapons in the game are pretty much typical weapons so nothing new there. I can tell you the voice work and music and sound are some of the best I've seen in a game. The graphics are really nice. Theirs really not much more i can say about this game. If you are kinda hesitant on buying it. then i'd just rent it then. But i will say this game is well worth the time you put into playing it.
Rated 10 out of 10 by nosleep good, very good
When i 1st played the demo i was kinda disappointed cause i wanted this game and i thought the graphics were kinda bad, but after i bought it i changed my mind, the graphics are really good and i only have a standard tv, the gameplay is good u have a lot of freedom and i love how u can throw all kinds of stuff with your bionic arm , the storyline is ..normal nothing special but u won't really care about that, i like that u have challenges and its really easy to get achievements. I didn't finish this game yet, i've been playing for about 6 hours, i think i am close to the end though so i don't know how long it is. U have a few weapons but u don't really need them that much because u can do so much more with the arm. The online is fun too, i would say it's a buy not a rent.
Rated 3 out of 10 by Kadrra Can i smash it now??
I loved boinic commando for nes and then re-armed and was really looking forward to this game. but when i got to play and the retro skin was way better than the getto version. the arm was driving me crazy. they could have done a much better job with the way the arm locked onto objects. It was a pain to have to use both sticks to allways move the camara around wile swinging around to make sure that you did not miss the connect points and then when you ziped up the camara would just swing around or be a stupid angle so you would miss your point. Other than that it was a fun game , just would have been alot better if they can fix the camara and the arm. I really hope they come out with another on of these and fix the swinging. would make for a much better game