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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] For the first time ever, Infinity Ward's 2003 award-winning game that launched a franchise comes to consoles in Call of Duty Classic. Relive the original Call of Duty experience in high definition, including online multiplayer. Battlefield action: Experience the cinematic intensity of World War II's biggest conflicts including D-Day, Stalingrad, and the Battle of Berlin. Play through 24 epic single-player missions across four interconnected campaigns. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Call of Duty Classic has taken a big part in shaping the genre into what it is today. As out-dated as it may look it has nostalgic qualities to it and for 1,200 Microsoft Points it’s worth every penny for a true fan.
  2. Call of Duty, while still a very primitive version of what the story would become, flashes some of the brilliance that the series is known for. If you’ve never played it, then you should—if for nothing else than to see just how far we’ve come in games in such a short, short time.
  3. Even for its shortcomings online and the control issues, though, Call of Duty Classic is still an enjoyable singleplayer experience that will give fans of the series a glimpse at the game that started it all…provided you’re willing to drop 1200 Microsoft points on the shorter ride.
  4. Call of Duty Classic is recommended to all who love the series and they want to know its roots. Good gameplay mechanics and an engaging story make this game still enjoyable in 2009.
  5. It's the same game you've already played in its more advanced form, making this more of an academic exercise in gaming genealogy.
  6. Brilliant in 2003, Call of Duty is an old man in a young man's world. [Christmas 2009, p.118]

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  1. [anonymous]
    Dec 29, 2009
    I enjoy the first Call of Duty the most because of its difficulty. This game PROVES just how much we've been babied by developers because of the whole "hide behind a corner to gain health" idea. Beating this game on Veteran was probably the hardest thing to do not only on the original PC version but on this Xbox remake as well. Expand
  2. NathanR
    Dec 7, 2009
    Great game. If your looking for a game like mw2 or a newer shooter than don't even play it. I loved this game back when I used to play it on the pc, and I'm glad I can now play it on the 360. Expand
  3. EricH
    Dec 10, 2009
    Dated graphics, sure. Somehow it's just as enjoyable as it was when I first ran out to grab it for the PC, though. Infinity Ward always knows how to drag you into the yarns they spin. The Stalingrad reinforcement segment is as tense as it ever was. Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2011
    Fun game and also the first CoD game its somewhat a simple fps compared to other but somehow great. Even if the graphics are out dated they were great the gameplay is untouchable same as the other CoD but nice Expand
  5. Dec 20, 2011
    Great game overall I have to say, it proves that Call of Duty has taken many steps back from the epic game it once was, no more multiplayer focus (although there is a really average one) its just pure hardcore campaign. Sure there are some difficulty issues and the use of health packs makes people hate this game but it just ends being wonderful in a way today's video games are not. Expand