Game details

Bionic Commando
Sub Genre:
Third Person
Release Date (US):
May 19th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
May 22nd, 2009
Online Players:
Capcom / GRIN
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
145 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
131 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Bionic Commando

The first true sequel to the classic 1988 Nintendo Entertainment System original, 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.



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A classy remake of a classic title, Bionic Commando is the undisputed King of Swing.

We like

  • The intuitive and smooth swing mechanic
  • Swinging across some brilliantly designed and great-looking locations
  • The addictive side challenges and hunting for collectibles

We dislike

  • The lackluster gun-play and firefights
  • The deceptively small size of the game world

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Capcom has had a monumental influence on the videogames industry over the years by conjuring up new ideas and creating some innovative game mechanics that have managed to stand the test of time, as well as motivating others along its illustrious path. Bionic Commando, a 20 year old NES and arcade classic, is a prime example. Capcom took the platform genre and spun it on its head, demonstrating perfectly how it has the ability ...

Bionic Commando News

  • Bionic Commando sells just 27,000 copies in the U.S.

    The research firm the NPD group recently announced that Capcom's Bionic Commando sold a mere 27,000 copies in the U.S. between its release date, May 19, 2009, and the conclusion of the month. NPD said that it could not disclose how many copies sold were for the PlayStation 3, but only that the 27,00...

  • Bionic Commando launch trailer

    Wow, what a change of pace! To go from utterly cheesy trailer music to the classy, harmonious Bionic Commando trailer is like heaven. Capcom not only has the right people making its games, but clearly its trailers as well. If our review of Bionic Commando wasn't enough to convince you to give the...

  • Capcom confirms Euro release date for Bionic Commando

    Capcom announced today that Bionic Commando will be released in Europe on May 22 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. In Bionic Commando players take control of Nathan Spencer, a government operative who is betrayed and falsely imprisoned by the very people he unquestioningly served. On the day Natha...

  • Bionic Commando due out in May

    Capcom has pencilled in Bionic Commando for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 in May 2009. The sequel to the original 1988 NES classic, Bionic Commando pits gamers in the shoes Nathan Spencer; a government operative falsely imprisoned and sentenced to death by the very people whom he serv...

  • Bionic Commando delayed until 2009

    Those of you hoping to fight Spider-Man's webbed-outing with machinery this year will be disappointed to hear that Bionic Commando has been delayed until 2009. Don't stress, though; Capcom's Ben Judd and GRIN's Ulf Andersson informed Kotaku that the game will launch in "very eeeeaaaarrrlllyy...

  • Capcom unveils new Bionic Commando trailer

    Capcom has released a new trailer for its upcoming Bionic Commando title for PS3/360/PC, depicting the series evolution from the original NES title through to present day. To view the trailer, see below. Developed by GRIN, Bionic Commando revolves around a battle hardened super-solid...

  • PS3 version of Bionic Commando: Rearmed superior

    The limitless file size strategy Sony set for the PlayStation Network is beginning to pay off. When interviewed on the remake of the original Bionic Commando for PSN and XBLA, Bionic Commando: Rearmed, Capcom Producer Ben Judd revealed that the 150 MB limit placed by Microsoft on XBLA games is restr...

  • PS3 Bionic Commando to feature reward system

    Ben Judd, the Producer of Capcom’s forthcoming Bionic Commando, has revealed that the PlayStation 3 version of the game will include its own reward system known as ‘Trophies’, which acts in a similar manner to the Xbox 360's achievements scheme. Judd explained that players woul...

  • Capcom announces Bionic Commando

    Leading videogame publisher and developer Capcom has today announced it is producing a brand new iteration in the Bionic Commando series for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC platforms. The eponymous title will include the infamous hook tool used in the 1988 original, allowing players to grapple the...

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