Bionic Commando has you playing as Nathan "Rad" Spencer, protagonist of the original game released in arcades and on the NES, only this game takes place 10 years after the events of the original. Long story short, the government betrays Spencer and imprisons him for crimes he didn't commit. On the day of his execution, a terrorist attack leaves Ascension City in ruined shambles, forcing the government to bite the bullet and say "oh yeah, our bad," sending Spencer to right all wrongs once again. How does he go about doing that? The only way he knows how – by kicking ass, taking names, and shooting himself and other objects around with an extendible mechanized arm.