Bionic Commando is that rare franchise that actually had a chance of being successfully rebooted more than two decades after its original release, but sadly it was not to be.
The 2009 version of Bionic Commando was unrecognizable to fans of the original 1987 game. That was to be expected; what was more disappointing was that it was mostly crap. That fact was made even worse by the existence of Bionic Commando Rearmed, an "enhanced remake" of the original that set the stage for the reboot game. Ironically, it was excellent.
But the main game killed it, and Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, the poorly received sequel to the "enhanced remake," was the final nail in the coffin. Or so it seems at this point.