Call of Duty Classic, Crackdown hit XBL Marketplace

Xbox Live Update: Activision's original military shooter gets a new home this week as Realtime World's action game goes On Demand.

November was a busy month for Microsoft, as the company introduced the Xbox 360 to Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm while bolstering its slate of downloadable offerings with nine new Live Arcade titles and five more Games on Demand. December is starting off significantly slower, with a single addition each to the Xbox 360's Live Arcade and Games on Demand lineups.

Back in my day, we didn't have these fancy "perks."

Microsoft today added Crackdown to the Games on Demand catalog of titles, with an asking price of $19.99. Released in February of 2007 and developed by Realtime Worlds, Crackdown put players in the shoes of a superpowered police officer bringing order to a crime-ridden metropolis by any means necessary. The open-world action game won points with critics for the way a player's powers progress over time and drew plenty of attention commercially for a promotion that granted Crackdown owners access to Halo 3's multiplayer beta-testing program.

As for Wednesday's Xbox Live Arcade release, that will be Activision's Call of Duty Classic. Originally announced as a pack-in bonus for the Hardened and Prestige Editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty Classic is a port of Infinity Ward's original PC first-person shooter. The game will support all the online multiplayer options of the original and is also set for release on the PlayStation 3 and PC. When it launches, Call of Duty Classic will carry a price of 1,200 Microsoft points ($15).

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AgentNala23
AgentNala23

Hey all, this is why FREEDOM OF SPEECH ROCKS! Everyone is a critic! :)

squidracerX
squidracerX

@mrzero1982pt2 "if you dont like something, maybe alot of people dont want to hear it" And maybe they DO want to hear it, its a reviews site, I wanna know if a game is good OR bad. I'd also like to point out that "alot" isn't a word. And you phrase things so poorly its hard to read. I still can't make out what your actual argument is besides threats; you keep saying that someone bad mouthing a game should "shut up", yet you like reviewers on a review site to give their opinion; and visitor's to rate games for themselves - which he did - but not if they have something bad to say, because then you threaten them with "power punches to the face".... And in the end you say someone can't sway your buying choices anyway, so why do you even care what he said? Why is it bad to say you DON'T like the game if that's the visitor's opinion, which is something that you seem okay with in your last response.. I'm baffled!?). Logically you contradict yourself so many times THAT HURTS. I would also say that pittfan666's original statement of "its not worth $20" is not a statement of hate for the game necessarily, I just bought the game "Trine" on STEAM and I would say the same exact thing about it; it isn't worth $20. I got it for $10 on sale, and its worth $10 and I enjoy it at that price... So I LIKE Trine, yet would say a thing similar to pittfan666. So don't tell other people to shut up for their opinions, he might be giving good advice to others, and at least he is free to his opinion.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@squidracerx this is too funny now i am getting annoyed. i come on here to read reviews, but does that sway me to get games? tons of sites said go get fallout 3, i got it a year later. i got bioshock when it was 20 bucks not because it looked awesome and everyone said buy it, but because i wanted it! i dont care if you say im ignorant or dumb because i am using my brain and all, but hey, if you dont like something, maybe alot of people dont want to hear it. thats why you have that person with cajones comes up and says shut up, or worse, a power fist to the face. maybe im that person, i never said he was dumb, i just said if he doesnt like it, keep his mouth shut. if you let a person govern your life, thats dumb, game sites are more or less run by fans, thats why now they have the site's review, and let us glorious visitors rate it on their own, look at how many games they give low reviews and the culminitive(spelling) reviews of the visitors are high

squidracerX
squidracerX

@mrzero1982pt2 "no one told me to buy crackdown but ME" also i'd like to point out pittfan666 didn't STOP anyone from buying the game, so you still have 100% freedom of choice, and with your odd arguments (which are hard to follow), I am forced to wonder why you are on a GAME REVIEW website in the first place if you hate other peoples game review opinions, shouldn't you start your own personal game review site that only you read? that seems like it would make you happy.

squidracerX
squidracerX

@mrzero1982pt2 "everyone from gamespot to g4 have said that these ratings are THEIRS and THEIRS alone" Okay so you still haven't made any argument about why pittfan666 can't say something he doesn't like, that was HIS opinion as well. His opinion is as valid as any game reviewer on this site. why can't he have his opinion if Gamespot can? Just because you don't like his opinion? Again anyone can comment on a freakin' message board and say whatever they want about a game, if only people who liked a game ever said anything, then imagine a game that came out that was kinda crappy, 100 people buy it, only 33 like it, 77 hate it; its a good thing when people warn you not to buy it. But then with your logic you would read a review or go on a message board and see 33 positive glowing reviews, none that say anything bad, and so you go buy the game but are in the majority when you realize you hate it... Why can't those 77 people voice their dislike? You are not making any logical points besides "people might say a bad thing about a good game and I don't like it", well sir you are voicing a negative concern yourself, but you haven't justified your argument.... If Crackdown is good and pittfan666 is wrong there will be enough good comments to outweigh his comment and people will make their own decisions.

Geek12
Geek12

I love playing Chinatown and Wasteland and remember how much fun i used to have with Cod 1 and 2 multiplayer!

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@squidracerx and yet again you miss the point. simply because he DISLIKES the game doesnt mean he should go around spewing his hatred for it. for some, some man's 1 rated game could be the perfect game ever! everyone has his tastes, and second to none, that person could simply have the cajones to say "dude, my money, my game. shut it" their opinions dont matter. everyone from gamespot to g4 have said that these ratings are THEIRS and THEIRS alone. do you know when i worked at gamestop, how many times i heard people say "dude, gamespot and ign and g4 said dont buy this game" its YOUR opinion, not theirs, they are paid to voice their opinions! that is what i am saying. no one told me to buy crackdown but ME, maybe those who buy it off xbox live, or at gamestop or any other retailer made the decision on their own!

squidracerX
squidracerX

@mrzero1982pt2 "if you have nothing nice to say about something, keep your mouth shut" Why can't he voice his opinion that he doesn't like something, his comments didn't sound like flame wars to me!? Your comparison of saying he shouldn't buy a game because he doesn't like being the same as him not commenting that he doesn't like makes me think you are not very smart. That made absolutely no sense what-so-ever. In fact his comment might just be telling others not to buy it. And if I was at a store where someone was buying a bad game heck yeah i would tell them to be aware of that game... Do you think Gamespot should only publish its top favorable reviews because they have something nice to say, and if they dislike a game just not say anything about it at all??? That makes no sense, if its a comment about a game being for sale, and someone truly dislikes that game, a game review/forum site is the best place to tell us, I think its important to hear constructive criticism. And by the way my "stupid" profile pic is from Achewood, which is an awesome and famous web comic, Philip the Otter is going to haunt your nightmares now.....

Petch1984
Petch1984

Just re-installed Call of Duty.....don't bother. These games date badly, not so much graphically but more because the sequels tweaked the gameplay (like sport games do) and it's hard to accept the limitations in hindsight. Also unlike other classic games there is little story and no real iconic scenes - I often go back and play PS1 games that now look like digital sick because they still offer unique experiences, COD however was a quick reminder that similar better experiences were released a few weeks ago.

XenoLair
XenoLair

Cant download Cod from my location and im not from Germany :/ how sad, and they are launching Pets on XBL instead of fixing these region lock problems... Mykes me wonder why im paying for gold!

andalore
andalore

Does this mean MS have fixed crackdown's problem of not being able to be saved to the HDD?

Riprock
Riprock

On-demand is over-rated and over-priced, so are most XBLA games for that matter. I prefer to buy older games when they are "used" at a local video store that has a great selection. [1] They often cost less, [2] You get the original game packaging and game manual, and [3] They don't consume precious hard drive space. As for Crackdown, I've heard some good things said, but it's not my kind of game. And with the bonus code that came with MW2, I've already played through COD:Classic... a nice romp through memory lane (but very dated now).

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

1200...didnt think it would be 800, but i'll wait for an offer

kevandalex
kevandalex

Would love call of duty classic but 1200 is a bit steep me thinks

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

Ahhh memories. I loved the first Call of Duty, especially with its online deathmatches. Let's hope enough people gets on board for this one.

da_vortexx
da_vortexx

i remember those good ole days of picking up my first copy of Call of Duty 1 + expansion package. I was in shock and awe by those games. No perks needed, no weapon customization like now. It was plain and simple and yet very very fun.

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@squidracerx thats kinda silly, everyone in our youth told us to never say anything bad about something we dont like, and you are saying its illogical? you have to think about it. this dude probably is some damn ps3 fanboy or some crackdown hater and have everyone go, hey, this is true! you have an option, would you go to a store and buy crackdown because you hate it? same here, you if you have nothing nice to say about something, keep your mouth shut. im sick of flamers and crap burning up the dadgum(hate you cant use profanity) comment and message boards about things they hate because they didnt own it, or never have any intention of playing it! just shut up about it! and its kinda funny how you have your stupid profile pic as something saying "it has to stop!" but you hate people trying to tell folks to stfu.

ferntfactor
ferntfactor

original COD for PC now to 360? me like. does anyone know if it's MP only, or would they port the whole game? always wanted to try that single player but wasn't PC gamer.

squidracerX
squidracerX

@mrzero1982pt2 "if you dont like it, dont say anything about it." That is maybe the worst logical argument I have ever heard, if you haven't realized yet people are MORE likely to voice their opinion if they don't like something... That's how things get changed, ever hear of "the squeaky wheel gets the oil"? Why shouldn't someone say they don't like something? Just because someone doesn't agree with you doesn't mean they should be quiet. You sound like the president of Iran. How about if you don't like what they say just ignore it? That would make more sense.

ZedX-14Pilot
ZedX-14Pilot

I thought Crackdown was lame. But, I'll definitely be downloading CoD classic once I get my Hardened Edition MW2 on Christmas. That is if my ******G ELITE 360 is back from texas with RRoD fixed! At least I got almost 3 years out of it before it tanked... ;(

scottyb825
scottyb825

@ mrzero I'm not real sure what kinda deals are out there on psn. I don't have a ps3 so I will not comment on that. As for the comparison to itunes its a totally different matter. The benefit of itunes is that instead of having to purchase an entire album you can pick a choose your favorite songs. Games on Demand doesn't alow you to pick a choose your favorite level from a game. You have to purchase a non phsyical copy of the game for an inflated price. Some might argue this extra cost is for the accessablity but paying 29.99 for COD2 when I got mine from best buy 3 years ago brand new for 19.99 is a rip off. Its not bashing friend, its an obvious truth.

zaphod_b
zaphod_b

Seems kinda pricey for a 7 year-old game.

Dain_Bramage77
Dain_Bramage77

They are releasing CoD Classic on the PC? Can't you just buy it on Steam?

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@scottyb825 will you say that about psn's games? games on demand is just like itunes and that, unfortunately, some folks have that late night gaming itch and want to download something which isnt made to be sold in stores anymore, or just because its too late to hit up a gamestop. why must you bash man, do you say that when you are anxious to find that backstreet boys cd on itunes you lost when you moved?

scottyb825
scottyb825

Games on Demand is pretty much nothing but a rip off when you can just go online or to any store and buy a physical copy for much lower prices.

payne6705
payne6705

I really enjoyed both games (and COD 1 is a amazing multiplayer game) but both are priced horribly I didn't even pay 20 dollar for crackdown when I bought it used a year ago and 15 dollars for COD1 seriously? I am sorry but thats a bit over priced I really liked both games but I just can't see myself paying that much to play them again

supermariomelee
supermariomelee

The story forgot to mention along with Crackdown being On Demand. They also dropped the price of the "Gettin Busy" dlc pack from $10 to $5.

Shawn45
Shawn45

Seems like I wasn't the only one who thought paying 15 dollars for the original CoD was a complete rip off. Furthermore, Crackdown at 20 dollars? I could just buy the damn game for 10 dollars at a store! What's the point?

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

@pittfan666 if you dont like it, dont say anything about it. was cod even on regular consoles? oh, read. nope. but i think msft deserves a slight break on the barrage of downloadable goodies on xbl for awhile. christmas is in like 3 weeks, i think it will begin to speed up soon. but hey, everyone should play crackdown, and i think what they did is pretty slick seeing that crackdown 2 is slated for a q1 2010 release

Pittfan666
Pittfan666

Crackdown isn't worth $20 dollars or even $10 dollars for that matter.

dsfl
dsfl

They perhaps should have put united offensive in with cod 1 make it worth 1200 points,but hey i ve got em both on pc anyway lol

ASG_
ASG_

15 dollars? Now that's a good way to not get customers, 8 dollars? That's better.

TurambarGS
TurambarGS

I used my MW2 hardened edition CoD Classic code a few days ago and despite the bump in graphics, I couldn't bring myself to play it for more than an hour. I remember having so much fun with it back in the day - was an epic experience - but time has not been kind to it!

Buffalodude
Buffalodude

Well I know what I saved from buying the hardened addition of MW2.

Doogolahss
Doogolahss

I forgot I have a redemption code. I'll download it tonight.

divein295
divein295

COD 2 still one of my favs. Although Brothers in arms Earned in Blood still my number 1.

iucidium
iucidium

Where is serious sam HD?

iucidium
iucidium

Where is serious sam HD?

R2K3W
R2K3W

This was my favourite Call of Duty game until CoD4. Highly recommend it, although it's probably better on PC because you can save whenever you want. Of course...that might work on the 360 or PS3 too.

Supabul
Supabul

The only reason games are over priced on xbox live, even PSN games for the psp are over priced, is because they don't want to upset the retail stores like Gamestop. The games should be cheaper, LBP on PSN store EU 36.99, to buy on Play.com 23.99.

DoomZaW
DoomZaW

What surprise that MS finally got that they can't sell crackdown for 30 $ :P, still somewhat overpriced though

writer
writer

I just started going back to COD 1 and 2. I totally forgot how much better those game actually were. COD 1 still keeps me on my toes even after all these years!!!! And yes, i have both for my PC :D

brian_13un
brian_13un

This game is spectacular, I still have my PC copy of it ^_^

Patatopan
Patatopan

Wow, I would have never guessed call of duty coming out on console, thats a big suprise.

jonzilla_basic
jonzilla_basic

COD was awesome for the PC but 15 bucks for a DL version is crazy