A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
You control Nathan, a commando who has been bionically enhanced, in a fight against terrorists.
Violence & Scariness
Nathan attacks enemies with weapons such as handguns, shotguns, grenades, and grenade launchers. Nathan can also toss cars or heavy debris, wiping out multiple foes. Blood often spews from enemies after they've been shot. You can shoot someone in the head resulting in decapitation.
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Characters curse often, using words such as "f--k" and "s--t."
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Products & Purchases
Downtown environments boast ads from multiple real-world companies, including Nvidia and Pepsi.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a violent action game based on the 80s-era Nintendo Entertainment System game of the same name. Lead character Nathan Spencer uses a variety of weapons to kill enemies, including shotguns, machine guns, and grenade launchers. Human enemies often spew blood after death and decapitation is shown. Nathan can also toss cars or debris at foes. There is a lot of profanity in the game which is playable online.
Is It Any Good?
Swings are perhaps the trickiest moves to execute in Bionic Commando and require some practice to master the timing. The arm is more entertaining when it comes to combat. Nathan has a variety of methods with which to attack foes, from using firearms to hurling cars and giant rock slabs. Nothing is more satisfying than taking out five enemies at once with a car toss.
However, the campaign overall is both brief and boring. The missions only consist of two goals: attack enemies and move to the next location. Developer don't take full advantage of the swinging abilities, which could have been used in challenges such as chasing an enemy or racing away from a location. Attacks are easy to learn, making it very easy to wipe out foes. When players do die, checkpoints are set pretty far apart, forcing players to replay sections often. The campaign is also pretty short, finished in roughly 5 to 6 hours. It's unfortunate to witness an extraordinary hero immersed in such a bland adventure.
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