Like the original Bionic Commando Rearmed on PlayStation 3, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 is a 2D platforming game that sees you utilise your bionic arm to traverse each of the sprawling levels. Your bionic arm can be used to swing to unreachable areas, hoist you up onto platforms and as a defence mechanism in battle. For example, if an enemy is crouched behind a barrel you can attach your arm to it, yank it towards you and then throw it back at them. You can also use your arm to grab enemies and use them as shields, stop bullets and repel some of the game's larger foes.
The game features a number of new moves including the ability to jump, which has not appeared previously in the 2D version of Bionic Commando. Another new power at your disposal is Death From Above, which allows you to slam the ground when falling from a height. It's perfect for taking out large groups of enemies and destroying barriers that block your path.
Spencer can now be upgraded too. Throughout each of the missions, and with a little exploration, you'll find various enhancements. These range from equipment such as grenade launchers through to a super-powered uppercut and a health regenerator. Once you've found the upgrade, simply press SELECT on your wireless controller and choose it from the options menu. You can only use one upgrade at a time, though, so choose wisely. With new weaponry in your arsenal you'll be able to return to previous missions and explore areas that weren't accessible at the outset of the game.