Metascore
49

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Mar 12, 2012
    80
    Its character, when compared to contemporary games, is undoubtedly naïve and the game in whole does not avoid the occasional repetition. On the other hand however, it faithfully and successfully revives a legendary game of the nineties, is fun and rich in duration. [April 2012]
  2. Jul 31, 2012
    70
    If Cannon Fodder 3 had been released a decade ago, it would have become a cult hit. Now, it's a just a decent old-school arcade game.
  3. 70
    A worthy sequel to one of the most addictive strategy games ever made. It may not have the catchy song, but war still has never been this much fun.
  4. Feb 27, 2012
    60
    A game best played in short bursts. Extended sessions prove slightly tedious, while a few poor design choices mar what is otherwise an enjoyable, albeit shallow, action game.
  5. Mar 23, 2012
    53
    A poor substitute for more focused action or strategy. [Apr 2012, p.116]
  6. Oct 18, 2012
    50
    The true hiccup of this old-style shooter is the foolish price on Steam. Valve's digital shelves are full of better arcade and indie games for the admission price tag of 18 Euros.
  7. Apr 27, 2012
    50
    A buggy, ultimately dull recreation of a 90s classic. [May 2012, p.62]
  8. Apr 1, 2012
    40
    After the first cult installment with its second sequel Cannon Fodder 3 does not stand as a respectable follow-up. It is not even a good game. It's such a dull thing.
  9. Sep 5, 2012
    30
    There are times when nostalgia wins out; when you realise this is an actual Cannon Fodder sequel, but that's quickly squashed down and washed away by a glitchy, boring and hugely underwhelming experience. In fairness, it's nowhere near as bad as might have been expected. But saying that about a game doesn't mean it's at all good.
  10. 30
    It looks like Cannon Fodder, and to a degree it plays like Cannon Fodder, but this bizarre sequel lacks the heart, soul, and mind of the 16-bit classic.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Oct 11, 2013
    6
    Prohibitive load times is the main issue. The gameplay is also perhaps a little too faithful to the originals, but perhaps you'll see that as a plus.

    Disappointing, but at the end of the day, it is what it is, and what it is, is a 3rd CF game with terrible loading.
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