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GameSpot: Bionic Commando Rearmed PS3 Review 8/10

GameSpot writes: "When Bionic Commando came out 20 years ago, it separated itself from the glut of other NES platformers by removing one key element: a jump button. Its tricky grappling system added a unique twist to traditional action games, letting players swing around levels while taking out Nazis who were once again intent on world domination. If you enjoyed the original, the updated graphics and extra modes in Rearmed should be more than enough to entice you into another jaunt with the robot-armed hero. For those who aren't looking through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia, the remake may cause you to wonder where all the excitement is coming from. Rearmed can be a little too loyal to its source material, but once you come to grips with the sometimes cumbersome controls, it dishes out a satisfying action experience."

The Good:

+Impressive graphics
+Co-op works surprisingly well
+Challenge rooms add tons of new wickedly hard tasks
+Plenty of well-hidden secrets to discover

The Bad:

-Top-down levels are a drag
-3D puzzles are a bore
-Ancient and oftentimes cheap design choices
-Sometimes finicky controls

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