November 30th 2009 8:03 pm PT

This week on Arcade: Call of Duty Classic


Call of Duty Classic will be available this Wednesday for 1200 points.


Arcade By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Exu

    Not sure if want… I’ll give it a go. I do have a code for it but it’s on the wrong console. D:

  • Disco Penguins

    1200MSP? Really? It’s the first Call of Duty. It should be worth 800MSP.

    Oh, well. I’m still waiting for Serious Sam HD and Perfect Dark anyway. Laptop gun, please!

  • Biff Tanner

    Not too bad, though I’d rather have perfect dark.
    You guys gotta bring it out before christmas.

  • A Place for Us

    Wow. How old is that game? Just because it took a little bit of effort to port it over, doesn’t mean it should cost 1200. More like 800. Could sell a lot more at a lower price…

  • The Real Napsta

    It has “Call of Duty” in the title, it will sell well regardless of how good it is. See: MW2

  • HD Beamy

    Hey EXU I’d take that code if ur willing to give it away because I have xbox and Ps3 if so message me lol thx

  • Sneeches

    Was gonna by this but at 1200 pts, almost 20$, I will probably pass.


    Serious Sam HD (which is already out on Steam) was just announced as being delayed to “early 2010″ for XBLA. And all that’s been said for a release date for XBLA Perfect Dark so far is “this winter”.

  • UNSCleric

    This is at least the 10th or 15th game I would have bought this year if it was $10. Before the prices jumped to ridiculous levels, I bought nearly every Arcade game that came out for years, but now it’s extremely rare. Stop the greed.

  • Blackbolt GT

    Woah Microsoft what the hell you doing? 1200points??? I’ve had 2000 points sat in my account for about 4 months now waiting for something great to spend them on, but 1200 points on a game that I can go buy for PC for a couple of £’s and play online for free? You need to stop ripping off your customers. I was poised to buy this, but not for 1200ms points.

  • A Place for Us

    The Real Napsta: Yeah, MW2 sold well anyway because supermarkets were selling it around £20-30 on release.

  • Exu

    No you can’t have the PS3 code for free stop asking.

  • goobot

    dont know if ill buy it for 1200 i would for 800 but 1200 is little much for a old game

  • robincognito

    Already got this with the limited edition Modern Warfare 2, but I haven’t played it yet. Online should be fun. :D

  • darkdeath174

    @MACPH1ST0 I didn’t hear anything about that i only heard Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter early 2010

  • YODA12320

    YA Validates everyones purchase of hardened and prestige, expect prestige was stupid lol.

  • SirPwn4g3

    I have to say that this is worth it, it’s aged well and is still very fun to play.

  • xZepher

    This just isnt fun enough to justify M$’s outrageous prices. Go back to 400, 800 MSP. No one wants to pay for your overpriced crap Micro$oft.

  • GoobTuff

    $15? I bought that game 2 years ago, for $10, on PC, at a major retailer. The most this game should be is $10.

  • Disco Penguins

    MACPH1ST0: The announcement was for The SECOND Encounter coming out early 2010. The First Encounter is still supposed to come out very, very soon (It IS out on Steam right now), but we just still don’t know when. I would assume either a surprise Wednesday release or next week, but you never know with Xbox LIVE’s approval team.

  • r3dreck

    200 achievement points? If your going to charge that much for a game it should at least have 400-500 points.

  • TaygetaVendetta

    @MACPH1ST0 – Where did you hear Serious Sam HD was delayed for XBLA? Nothing has been said of that nature on the developer’s site or twitter. A trailer released a week or so ago said “Coming to XBLA in December”.

    Call of Duty Classic is worth the 1200 points, its a fantastic game and very long and challenging (on Veteran). Its among the best of the COD series as far as singleplayer is concerned, it really has aged very well.

  • deltawing12

    So glad I got this for free with the Hardened edition.

  • Tommybomb

    @Deltawing and how much more did you pay for the Hardened edition?

  • Twiztidfreak6t9

    I could have sworn the price for this was said quite a while back….Oh well,already have this since I bought the Hardened Edition of MW2 =D

  • Twiztidfreak6t9

    @deltawing12 …..Actually you paid the full $15 for the classic edition,what?You thought you paid an extra $20 for the book?HA!Game $60,COD:Classic $15,Book$5…Sounds more resonable to me lol

  • Sergeant Shelby

    Serious Sam HD and Perfect Dark, guys. I want nothing else! Can it be so hard for you to finally give me one of those two so I can give you my money? Do you hate money or something?

  • DarkGin87

    To all the people who think this is just a port and should be less than 1200ms Points you seem to have forget the graphics got a major overhaul so it is not just a simple port it also has achievements which is always fun……..i already have it because i bought the harden Edition which turned out to be cheaper than buying them seperate………..Now when is Joy ride coming out i really want that for Christmas. So Santa Nelson can we have a teaser perhaps?

  • Jonah Falcon

    The whining… THE WHINING!!!!!!!!

  • KP ScuzzyBunny

    I got the HE for $65, so WIN! Now to find time to actually play…

  • DavidGX

    $15, no deal.

  • mchiefvs360

    Time to get it. Bought my points card for this or Perfect Dark. This came out first, and my old PC which I had when COD1 was released had a nVidia Vanta card that didn’t support Open GL, so, I can finally play it.

  • mhart

    why does everyone blame Microsoft for the pricing? I am sure this will be released this week as well on the Playstation Network for $15 as well, so how is it all Microsoft’s fault

  • GS HaXoR

    LOL @ 1200MSP

    The only ppl more greedy than Microsoft are Activision.

  • El Cid

    I got it with the hardened edition and it holds up well – I think it’s worth the money (single player is longer than MW2).

    I was really hoping for more than one Arcade release this week though. Are Serious Sam HD and Quake Live ever coming out?


    1200 ms points. You have got to be joking. Oh, wait your not because M$ is a greedy corporate capitalist company who doesn’t care about the people it sells it wares to. And you know all the money is spend on brass doors. Reference to the Ferrari boys in the UK. Overpaid bankers who spend all their money down the strip clubs on overpriced drinks, food and women.
    What makes me laugh about the downloadable classic arcade games is you can get them for less than half the price in retail stores.
    Do people actually purchase this crap and if so you a bloody mug and it serves you right if you get ripped off. It’s idiots like you that feed the corporate animal and your the ones who voted for George Bush and his redneck policy. Well done fools.

  • shaz73

    1200ms points is mad. I’m sticking with mw2 thankyou.

  • stststststq

    Cool. £1.79 cheaper than the PSN price in the UK. Won’t stop the endless stream of whiners and moaners complaining about “Micro$oft” though.

  • Caffman

    put this on when I got my prestige edition and there was nobody online so hopefully now there will be!

  • Surly x Duff

    @the mighty finn

    Wow, how do you go from MS is greedy, to brass doors, to strip clubs, to a redneck GWB blast, all in one post? In a CoD thread? You need to get out more.

  • wiirule111

    Only 200 Achievement points? PS3 have 38 trophies in this game! Thats similar to 800G or something. If i buy it, i will buy it on PS3 instead of 360.

  • NavComm81

    800 would be a purchase, but 1200 is a complete pass for me. Why pay $20 for an outdated shooter when you could have MW2 for $30 more

  • CaptainCaterpie

    It’s a major retail brand Arcade game… of course it’ll be 1200. Should have more Achievements though.

  • Codename 76

    This game came with my prestige version of MW2. So I paid nothing for it :)

  • Neo X5

    @Codename 76
    nice logic but you paid $149.99 (assuming the game store you purchased it from is close to Amazon pricing) for the game and you say you didn’t pay for it….trust me somewhere in that price it is factored in.

  • XxToddy47xX

    Wow, i own the GOTY version of this on PC, too bad i don’t get achievements for it eh?
    Microsoft needs to make an arcade game like Counter-Strike, now i’d pay 1200MS for that.

  • CaptainCaterpie

    Yeah who wouldn’t?

    I’d prefer Goldeneye… but Sony own the James Bond rights because they make the movies (I think).

    I can’t wait for a FIFA Arcade game like Madden and NFL have done recently – or GTA II, NFS III etc…

  • SCT78

    Well…1200 MSP is really too much. They can sell more copies with 800MSP instead. But again, it may not be Microsoft but Activison being too greedy. Hopefully, there’ll be some boxing day sales on XBL and discount this game to 800 pts for limited time – then I’ll for sure to grab it.

  • Major Berzerker

    I got it in the hardened edition, and multi player looks pretty long in the tooth. Definitely shows it’s age, but good nostalgia

  • CrazyWhitie

    Don’t buy this, I got it with the MW2 CE…. Very poorly converted… nothing like Battlefield 1943.. Just a Warning