Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
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  1. COD 3 pulls out all the stops to put you as close up to the action as possible, even allowing up to 24 players to experience full-on war in the online mode.
  2. This is a markedly better game than "Call of Duty 2: Big Red One" and the finest World War II gameplay on the current-generation consoles.
  3. The action is unbelievably intense and the historical material is researched and presented in a way that borders on being educational.
  4. Call of Duty 3 isn't just another first-person shooter that takes place during World War II. It's a fantastic game with great online play and top-notch sound.
  5. It provides fantastic visuals that has few rivals on the PS2. The sound and music of the game are top notch. The realism and grittiness of the game pull you right in and completely immerse you in the battle.
  6. The visuals are very well done and the sound is simply incredible, especially with the score it has.
  7. Even though the graphics are going to be toned down here, it’s still a solid and enjoyable game. Online is scaled back on the PS2, allowing only 16 players in a game, rather than the 24 offered on PS3.
  8. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    The most atmospheric and intense WW2 shooter we've played, hampered only by linear warzones and poor mini-games. [Christmas 2006, p.95]
  9. PSM3 Magazine UK
    88
    Grabs you by the collar and keeps delivering. Up there with "Killzone" and "Black" for best FPS on PS2. [Christmas 2006, p.64]
  10. Games Master UK
    85
    Intense, anarchic, unrelenting and unsubtle, this is was and IT'S SHOUTING AT YOU. [Jan 2007, p.85]
  11. PSM Magazine
    80
    Luckily for you, Call of Duty 3 for PS2 is actually very similiar to its next-gen sibling - and, in some ways, it's even better. [Feb. 2007, p.80]

Awards & Rankings

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#18 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
28
#28 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 90
  2. Negative: 12 out of 90
  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 »