IGN writes: "Twenty years ago, Bionic Commando swung its way onto the NES. Though many U.S. gamers never played the original, the name and difficulty have become part of gaming lore. Capcom is finally revisiting the classic with an updated version that takes everything that was good from the past, modernizes it, and then adds new layers of awesome. Bionic Commando Rearmed is the ultimate videogame remake.
At its core, Bionic Commando Rearmed is the same game from two decades ago. You play as Nathan "Radd" Spencer, a sort of super-soldier equipped with a bionic arm. His job is to save Super Joe and stop what is essentially the resurrection of Hitler (with name changed to protect the innocent, apparently). It's that bionic arm that makes our pal Radd stand out from other side-scrolling heroes."