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Bionic Commando - Xbox 360 (Game)

by Capcom
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) 70 / 100

Price: $15.00
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Platform: Xbox 360
  • Bionic Commando brings the original 8-bit game into an era of high definition graphics
  • Explore the beautiful, free-roaming 3D world of Ascension City
  • Bionic arm allows players to swing, grapple, and attack enemies
  • Multiplayer options allow up to 10 simultaneous players
  • Nathan Spencer voiced by Mike Patton
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Platform: Xbox 360
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000ZK9QFK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: May 19, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,756 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360

Bionic Commando is back, now on the Xbox 360, 20 years after the NES classic was initially released. And returning with it is the swinging bionic arm game mechanic that made it so popular and critically acclaimed. Bionic Commando makes the move to 3D, and gamers will be able to grapple, swing, and scale a giant environment filled with buildings, canyons, and more.

There are many creative uses for your bionic arm. View larger.

Being able to swing and shoot is an essential skill. View larger.

Freely explore Ascension City and its outskirts. View larger.

Ten players can get it on the action at the same time. View larger.
Nathan Spencer is Back
Bionic Commando takes place 10 years after the 1988 game, with Nathan Spencer again the protagonist. Voiced by Mike Patton, ex-Faith No More singer, Spencer is betrayed by his government, falsely accused of murder and sentenced to execution. Just prior to his execution, however, the city is bombed and Spencer is asked to track down the terrorists in return for his freedom.

Bionic Arm Offers New Control Possibilities
Like in the original game, the bionic arm is what separates Bionic Commando from other games. With it, you can swing between buildings, grapple onto ledges and zip up, walk walls, pull apart the landscape, throw heavy objects, attack enemies, and more.

Giant, Sweeping World to Explore
As you swing around with your bionic arm, you'll be subjected to beautifully detailed scenery that ranges from Ascension City and its bridges and skyscrapers, to outdoor environments like canyons. By mastering different swinging techniques, players will be able to reach different areas and target enemies while mid-swing or even hanging upside down. If you misjudge your swing by even a little bit, you might find yourself plunging to your doom.

Swinging Multiplayer Fun for up to Ten Players
Bionic Commando allows up to 10 players at a time to get in on the swinging fun, finding new ways and techniques with the bionic arm to dispatch your friends and enemies. Maps are designed with the swing and gun game mechanic in mind, rewarding players who are adept at simultaneously swinging and aiming.

Bionic Commando is an updated and beautiful take on the classic, bringing the core elements of the 8-bit original into a beautiful, 3D world. Fans of the classic and newcomers alike will delight at the unique game play options that the bionic arm afford.

Product Description

Bionic Commando sees the return of the bionically-enhanced Nathan "Rad" Spencer, voiced by Mike Patton, the former lead singer of Faith No More. Time has not been kind to Spencer: 10 years after his heroic defeat of the Imperials in the original game, he has been betrayed by the government he swore to serve, imprisoned for crimes he didn't commit, and sentenced to death.

On the very day of Spencer's execution, terrorists detonate a massive experimental weapon in Ascension City, unleashing an intense earthquake that has turned the city into rubble and wiped out its population. With the terrain in ruins and the city's air defense grid now in the control of a massive terrorist force whose goal remains unclear, the FSA have only one option left - a behind-the-lines assault. The perfect job for a Bionic Commando.

Bionic Commando transposes the swing-and-shoot gameplay of the 8-bit original to a 3D environment of towering buildings, suspended roadways and monorails, deep canyons and sheer rock faces, where every environment is scalable using swinging, scaling, climbing and wall-walking techniques.

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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I had been anticipating this release for quite some time. I saw a gameplay trailer for it almost two years ago and had been waiting anxiously for it ever since. I'm not disappointed, but some gamers might be.

There's a lot of ground to cover, so I'll try to be succinct.

Unfortunately, if you're not into this game for the nostalgia factor then you're probably going to grow tired of it somewhat quickly after you complete the story mode once or twice. The multiplayer may grab your fancy and keep you coming back, but if you're a CoD or GoW or Halo (later referred to as "The Big 3" in this same review) online player than likely you will find yourself putting your "drug of choice" back in when you need an MP fix.

If you played the original Bionic Commando for the Nintendo Entertainment System this game will have lots of retro flare for you (the Title screen music is the original title music from the NES game redone on piano) and many references to the 1988 game. For those of you who never played it, you're still in for a fun 3rd Person action/adventure/shooter.

I myself am the type to flip through the game manual for a few minutes before I take the game itself for a spin. And at first glance I have to admit I thought the controls would be rather complicated, but I was wrong. Most actions in the game are simple and can be completed with one or two button presses. Use of the Grappling arm (that pretty much IS Bionic Commando) is extremely simple, and fun as well. Some swinging tricks take a little getting used to, but anyone who's played a Spider Man game on 360 will likely have no trouble at all adapting. But fear not if you haven't, it still really simple to get the hang of.

The game looks impressive.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars would've been good if.... May 3, 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Bionic Commando would've been good....if:

-There weren't COMPLETELY random toxic areas to limit your exploration and to punish you for no apparent reason.
-You didn't pretty much die every time you fell into water. (Seriously,in some places it's maybe a foot deep-just stand up for goodnessake!)
-The controls weren't so completely unforgiving at times when you need them to be accommodating.
-Swinging from floating mine to floating mine was actually nuanced and smooth instead of insanely aggravating because of poor attach detection and doofus swing mechanics.
-You didn't have to re-play huge chunks of the game over and over again because the save spots were in such stupid and unintuitive places.
-If the story was little more than truly ignore-worthy.
-The main character was less of a tool-shed.

Of course it really would've sucked if not for:

-Really great graphics.
-Fun grappling mechanics.
-Decent combat.
-Taking enemies out by throwing cars and debris with your mechanical arm (One of the game's ONLY saving graces)
-A couple of cool bosses and some really great larger enemies.

I wanted to like this game. I really did. There are some really great moments in it, but man it was hard to get through with all of the frustration. A poorly designed game, with deeply flawed controls a good experience does not make. Play something fun instead.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game, funky ending May 28, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
It was a well put together game, I couldn't put it down. The story line about spencer's wife was a little far fetched. And I had expected more in the ending then there was. The bionic swing was probably my favorite thing in the game. My fav weapon, throwing stuff at my targets. The thing I would change would be the story line about the wife. (My wife is still confused about it). Look forward to a second one (Hint hint)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for $2 January 1, 2013
By Stephen
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
I've heard a lot of negative things about this game so I avoided it forever, but I couldn't pass it up for 2 Dollars. I actually enjoyed myself playing this game. Maybe most people were upset because they paid full price for the game, and I understand that completely. I would have been angry as well. The game is pretty shallow gameplay wise and the voice acting is god awful.

Other than that though it's pretty fun swinging around the levels spider-man style. Too bad the swinging mechanic isn't too polished or I may have given it a high rating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Surprising Remake February 13, 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
You have to stand up and Take Notice and give Capcom some credit
for a Unique Re-Launching of A Somewhat Forgotten Classic

The Original Bionic Commando was Ahead of its time in the 8Bit Area

CAPCOM & GRIN did a ***** Job on this title
It's Fun it seem to me now more Game aren't made to be fun
More like going through the motions

The Low Price alone should make any XBox360 Owner jump on it
Stick with it for a hour and master the controls and you'll Enjoy and Appreciate what Capcom tried to do

Controls 8.5/10 (Once u get the hang of the how to Play it Does work Not Flawlessly But, pretty Good
Graphics The game runs on Grin's own 'Diesel' engine 9/10
Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital is a Great Audio mix along side the V/O Casting for Nathan "RAD" Spencer (voiced by Mike Patton, The Lead Singer of Faith No More) is Such a Great Idea he does a killer job! 10/10
Over All A Must Play title 8.5/10
It's A Very Good High Profile title that got Lost or Over Looked in the Shuffle
Not All games are gonna be Call of Duty, Gears of War, Bio Shock, Assassin's Creed, Halo, Mass Effect!
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Published 10 days ago by BRYAN SPAKE
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game.
I gave it a 5 star for it being just a good game and + I loved this game on the NES. Only disappointment was the ending, it wasn't bad just I expected more(over judging maybe). Read more
Published 5 months ago by A.Montana
1.0 out of 5 stars UNPLAYABLE!
I tried so hard to like this game, but the controls are absolute garbage. Mostly because of that the game is insanely, ridiculously hard and unplayable! Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jarin
3.0 out of 5 stars Not So Bionic Commando
I remember playing the original Bionic Commando for the NES back in the day. What a great game it was for its time. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Evildead11
3.0 out of 5 stars To linear
The grappling hook its fun to play with, special round for shotgun and snipers are really hard to get the graphics outside are not bad, but indoors is another story the game its... Read more
Published 24 months ago by green
4.0 out of 5 stars Underappriciated
This game is currently one of my favorite games, I'm actually on my 13th playthrough.

You basiaclly play as a guy with a bionic arm and you have to swing to places to... Read more
Published on November 10, 2011 by H. Munoz
4.0 out of 5 stars Control is a bit wonky but overall, really fun game!
I was surprised by how much fun this game was! I had heard such terrible things about it, but when I saw it for like 5 bucks, I figured, what the heck! Read more
Published on November 7, 2011 by Steve K
4.0 out of 5 stars Once you learn to swing it's fun
I really liked this game, the scenery and the background music are pretty well done. Once you practice your ability to swing to survive and advance through the levels to unlock... Read more
Published on July 12, 2011 by Javier Fernandez
4.0 out of 5 stars Underated fun game
This game is underated in my opinion. It was even better the second time around. Once you get the bionic arm down, which takes some practice its really quite fun. Read more
Published on January 2, 2011 by snipe
4.0 out of 5 stars A valiant effort, but this could have been done better...
I am a huge fan of the original that was on Nintendo. When I heard this was coming out, I was totally excited about all the aspects of it. Read more
Published on December 12, 2010 by Marcelle D. Ward
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