WWII Call of Duty games get compilation - Retail Radar

Online stores taking preorders for The War Collection, an Xbox 360 box set of Call of Duty 2, 3, and World at War.

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The Call of Duty series established itself with a series of games set in World War II, but it's unclear exactly when the franchise will be returning to the conflict. This year's installment of the franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops, is set in a variety of Cold War-era conflicts, while the only other title on the horizon with a definite era attached is the Infinity Ward-developed Modern Warfare 3.

Box art of the unknown soldier.

Gamers who can't wait for Call of Duty to once again return to the days of Axis and Allied forces will at least be able to relive the series' recent excursions into WWII, as online retailers GameStop and Amazon are now taking preorders for Call of Duty: The War Collection for the Xbox 360. Priced at $60, the three-game compilation includes the Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2, the 2006 follow-up Call of Duty 3, and the franchise's most recent WWII shooter, Call of Duty: World at War. GameStop lists the compilation as releasing June 8, with Amazon setting a June 1 launch for the pack.

Activision is making a habit of repackaging and rereleasing entries in its military first-person shooter franchise. The 2007 package Call of Duty: Legacy offered PlayStation 2 gamers a chance to pick up the Finest Hour and Big Red One console spin-offs, while the previous year's Call of Duty War Chest on the PC included the original Call of Duty, its United Offensive expansion, and Call of Duty 2.

For more on the components of The War Collection, check out GameSpot's reviews of Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, and Call of Duty: World at War.

Discussion

69 comments
Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

This is a good idea with a bad amount of content. Considering that we're finally out of the WW2 era this should be an ultimate pack. I want EVERYTHING CoD WW2. Otherwise its just World at War with a bit of added value.

steelmouth
steelmouth

i loved the ww2 games more so cod2

Hellcat-
Hellcat-

include waw dlc and i will consider it

themovi3nut
themovi3nut

If this gets an Aussie release for $100 or less I will be all smiles. It's to hard to find CoD 2 & 3. If a game is over a year and a half old then it bassically doesn't exist here anymore.

Bangerman15
Bangerman15

leave it to activision to re release 3 games that are out on the same system for dirt cheap now. except WaW. maybe if this was released on the next gen xbox it would make sense but i dont see wh yanyone would want to buy this and support these old games. CoD2 was the last good CoD game anyway that actually took some skill to be good at without all these silly perks... and cod3 was just.. weird

thorughfire
thorughfire

I was never a call of duty fan (More of a Medal Of Honor guy). I may get this collection if its cheap. Anyone else hyped for the Medal Of Honor remake? MW2 is gonna get smoked!

thorughfire
thorughfire

@DaneGamer You give me hope for the future...For that I thank you.

ferntfactor
ferntfactor

would like them to port the original United Offensive onto this. have always wanted to try the PC game that started it all. if it's just the same games without all the extras, no dice for me. needs to be some "new" stuff too.

meateater79
meateater79

Offering the DLCs would offset the fact that you can buy these games used for quite a bit less. Doing so would do much to entice gamers from buying used games. Could someone who's familiar with the business end of XBL explain how DLCs work? Who actually profits from the sales of DLCs? I always believed that Microsoft pay developers and/or publishers for the right to distribute, and pockets all money from all sales.

acer_062
acer_062

Great games but not for me. I have them all.

metroidcorona
metroidcorona

47.97 used at eb. plus my 10% used discount. ill pass either way.

Dynamo11
Dynamo11

I'll be getting this, my CoD2 broke and I lost my WaW... CoD3 is an, albeit unwanted, extra.

MoTiVE_x
MoTiVE_x

cod2 (i just re-bought) = awesome (especially multiplayer) cod3 = bad multiplayer, pretty good campaign cod w@w = good multiplayer, and very good campaign

gnrlstuart
gnrlstuart

will all the dlc be included? if not. im out..

Johny_47
Johny_47

quite nice box set they've made, I honestly never played 2(only the demo) 3 was very good online in my opinion(I was an incredible sniper with the Kar98 =P) but the single player stank. World at War was great fun with Nazi Zombies I could spend long hours on that but only the Russian parts of the campaign had any real feel to them, the American parts were quite empty and boring in my opinion(except 'Black Cats') that was great.

Johny_47
Johny_47

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Cwagmire21
Cwagmire21

Um why isn't the first one in this - it's definitely WWII.

xFL4WL3SSx
xFL4WL3SSx

Call of Duty 2 FTW !!!!! good ol days, that game is AWESOME :D

meke186
meke186

ahhh. if they revamp cod 2 it will be the best

monkeyman22xx
monkeyman22xx

To all saying that you can buy all three games for $60, this will probably include all the map packs as well. I don't know what, if any, DLC 2 and 3 have but WaW has $25 worth alone so it's not that bad **if you don't own any of the 3 games**.

198d
198d

cod2 - got all the achievements and have no desire to really play that game again cod 3 - dook...nuff said cod: waw: would only continue playing if there was more mp lvls like "dome" and not so many lame tank lvls not to mention like everyone else is saying you can get each game individually for like $30-40 (total)...shame on you activision do you think gamers are really that dumb?!? were called nerds for a reason. give us some respect

everettseanw
everettseanw

Call of duty 3 is the number one game I ever played. You can get 3 games in one box for $60. I already have call of duty 2 and 3 but not world at war. I have played almost all the titles. World at war is better because, you can do all the stuff like shooting zombies.

BigBacon87
BigBacon87

Pathetic. maybock3000 is right. You could get all 3 of these for less than that price and that's assuming anybody actually wants them. WAW is the only one most casual gamers will be interested in. Everyone else has likely been there done that.

master_06
master_06

lame move activision!! and its so overpriced considering they are really old games!!! i know you need money to make up for your losses but dnt try to make a fool out of us gamers!!! boxset is waaayyy overpriced!!

maybock3000
maybock3000

I can buy COD 2 and 3 for $9.99 at most places that sell used games. I can also get CODWOW for about $20-25.... But doesn't everyone already have these games????

lamprey263
lamprey263

I think the package should be priced at no higher than $40. Capcom had a triple pack with Dead Rising, Lost Planet, and DMC4 and that went for $40 off the bat. Take-Two had a double pack with Bioshock and Oblivion that went for $40 as well. But if they're going to charge $60, it should at least come with any and all DLC, and a redeem code for the first Call of Duty on XBL, which would make 4 games. They should also consider getting a late port of COD2 made for the PS3 so they can expand sales of the bundle.

Henninger
Henninger

60 bucks 4 3 games isnt a bad deal. I already own them all though. But 4 those who dont have em or havent played them get this deal.

mudslugger
mudslugger

I have them all. if they made it as the original cod and cod big red one that was released on the old xbox and charged about $25 for both in one package, but not for something that is already released on the 360. $60 c`mon activision you can do better than that

ejahthegod
ejahthegod

They're crazy for charging $60 for this. You can get all of these for less than $40 if you got skills.

Alex_09
Alex_09

And anyone buying this should just get an ebay account and buy each game seperately for less. It may sound like the perfect game, but these kinds of collections nearly always are glitched

Alex_09
Alex_09

@M8ingSeezun Damn man buy that game! Unless you don't like gore, it's brilliant when compared to CoD 3.

jokethis21
jokethis21

@Vaultboy-101 . You will really like call of duty 2. It has a great exciting campaign, and I dont personally like the multiplayer, but w.e.. The campaign is pretty epic.

M8ingSeezun
M8ingSeezun

No thanks. I already have CoD, UO expansion, CoD2 on the PC and CoD3 for PS3. WaW is already available and that's the only thing I haven't played yet.

Vaultboy-101
Vaultboy-101

World at war is the best one out of all. I already have them though except for 2.

k2theswiss
k2theswiss

thats nice set but you could get them cheaper by their selfs. they are trying make money on games thats 2, 4,6-8 years old

LordDeArnise
LordDeArnise

I'm with some of these people. I already have all of them.

gerber12
gerber12

Wow. Only CoD 2 is worth buying for a nice WW2 shooter but its only 8 player online. Better to buy on PC since it has mods, more players, etc.

gamerfps
gamerfps

Crap, *lowered the price about TWENTY bucks. My bad.

gamerfps
gamerfps

Although if they lowered the price about eight bucks and threw in a voucher for a free download of CoD Classic, this would be a great deal.

gamerfps
gamerfps

(Prices from Gamestop) Call of Duty 2: $12.99 Call of Duty 3: $14.99 CoD: World at War: $19.99 Total price (w/o tax): $47.97 Yeah ... no thanks, Activision.

SteelCzar
SteelCzar

Finally. Been waiting for a while.

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Pity there's no PS3 version. I've played every CoD with the exception of CoD2.

hectic3
hectic3

What's the point, I already have all of them...

Cowboy-Bebop
Cowboy-Bebop

@Mills79 Your right. I just looked up "greed" in the dictionary and there you'll see the Activision logo with Bobby Kotick's face on it.

Mills79
Mills79

What is the point of re-releasing these games besides charging $60 for it? Geez, I think if you look up the word "greed" in the dictionary you will see the Activision logo with Bobby Kotick's face on it.