Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Call of Duty 3 could have been more than just another copy of previous installments, but with unnecessary gameplay mechanics, dumb AI, and a forgettable storyline, it brings nothing new in terms of enjoyment. Gorgeous visuals and a great multiplayer simply could not save Call of Duty 3 from being just a different battle in the same tired war.
  2. Take one part classic Call of Duty scripted FPS action, add in two parts improved level design, another one part updated graphics, and just about four parts upgraded multiplayer and you’ve got the ultimate Call of Duty stew.
  3. So if you're looking for an all-out melee, then Call of Duty 3 is your game. If you want something that's somewhat stealth mission-based, then you might want to give "SOCOM U.S. Navy SEALs: Combined Assault" a whirl.

Awards & Rankings

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#18 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
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#27 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. Apr 26, 2013
    10
    it is absolutely something "GREAT"........from saint lo to chambois,a furious journey.........at the finale destroying the tiger tanks withit is absolutely something "GREAT"........from saint lo to chambois,a furious journey.........at the finale destroying the tiger tanks with pak 42 and the triumph music>>>>>>>>>>>> COD 3 hatss off Full Review »
  2. Oct 30, 2017
    8
    Gran juego bélico, super divertido. Pase varias horas jugándolo y puedo decir que no me ha decepcionado en lo absoluto. No entiendo como no leGran juego bélico, super divertido. Pase varias horas jugándolo y puedo decir que no me ha decepcionado en lo absoluto. No entiendo como no le gustó a la gente. Full Review »
  3. Jul 10, 2017
    6
    Even though Treyarch are evidently very talented developers, as shown in their later works such as WaW, BO1 and 2, they don't really show offEven though Treyarch are evidently very talented developers, as shown in their later works such as WaW, BO1 and 2, they don't really show off much greatness here. Call of Duty 3 was the first time Treyarch temporarily took the reigns of the Call of Duty franchise, only to deliver a very forgettable game. This is not a bad game, far from it, it's just very bland and forgettable, and the multiplayer is just a failed Battlefield clone. Full Review »