Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. The game’s biggest strength is in how well it establishes the tone and feeling of the console CoD4 games. The fast pace, mission structure, and gameplay are all distinctly Call of Duty, and everything performs beautifully.
  2. It's a very good game in its own right, though. And the single-cartridge multiplayer could be the bargain of the year!
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    hard to follow at first, but after that....BOOM!!! the game's even better than that one of the XBOX and PS3!!!!
  2. May 31, 2012
    mdw3 defiance was a pain with the lack of team work and a decent team also there was no thrill and to top it off the game had bad graphics........however this game is know most call of duty games arent great for the ds........all i can say is this game is almost as good as metroid prime hunters which makes this game almost flawless.......: ) Full Review »
  3. Mar 29, 2012
    Meh. I though this was just average. Ive seen cooler shooters on GBA. Seeing graphics that looked straight out of Half Life (not 2, the first game) and a bit like Morrowind disappointed me. The controls are extremely annoying. I swear I reckon I've seen better shooters on the GBA truly.

    I barely made it through the start bit before I just put my DS down and said to hell with it.
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