Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 79 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 79
  2. Negative: 12 out of 79
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  1. StaceyL
    Nov 8, 2006
    7
    I like the graphics, but I am very disappointed with the online portion. No kick option, no round restart, not allowed to change the game name. I find it annoying having to end the game everytime I want to change maps, or go make a new room altogether. I really enjoy COD2 for all these features. As well for all the hype for this game, i am surprised at the lack of weapons and maps. I must I like the graphics, but I am very disappointed with the online portion. No kick option, no round restart, not allowed to change the game name. I find it annoying having to end the game everytime I want to change maps, or go make a new room altogether. I really enjoy COD2 for all these features. As well for all the hype for this game, i am surprised at the lack of weapons and maps. I must say, i am overall really disappointed with COD3. Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2015
    7
    liked to play Call of Duty on the PC but that was not to launch this charade played on PC this version until then enjoyed the game so that the history and **** that game and equal to the Call of Duty World at War Final Fronts
  3. Mar 14, 2016
    7
    Before the Call of Duty Franchise became the pile of **** it is today, it produced games like this where the campaign was the focus, and it was actually important that they put some effort into it. Having said this, this game does have weaker gameplay than the later installations, and the AI is poorly developed, leaving plenty that could have been improved upon.
  4. Eli
    Nov 17, 2006
    6
    I haven't played the 360 or normal xbox version of COD 3 but as far as what I can tell from the PS2 version this series has moved on. The action can be pretty intense at time but the there really isn't much strategy and you can basically run and gun throughout the game without much trouble. The story is basic stuff but I thought the American portion was easily the best part. As I haven't played the 360 or normal xbox version of COD 3 but as far as what I can tell from the PS2 version this series has moved on. The action can be pretty intense at time but the there really isn't much strategy and you can basically run and gun throughout the game without much trouble. The story is basic stuff but I thought the American portion was easily the best part. As a whole the game isn't terrible but it feels terribly mediocore in so many ways compared to other iterations. The graphics are a mess and while the framerate stays pretty steady the textures are blurry and repetive and the character models repeated over and over. The battles themselves just don't feel very large scale and the level design is pretty simplistic. The game can be fun for a little while but it just gets old and you realize you've done this all before and if you've played the 360 version well playing this game is very difficult. So maybe this game is worth a rental but it's just more of the same. Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2014
    6
    The game play was fun and some were really sad, but controls are not the best. Flicking right stick up-down rapidly to move a mortar or an AT gun is pretty boring and some things are historically inaccurate. Its fun at stages but there was more room for improvement.
  6. Dec 9, 2014
    6
    One of the most generic, average shooters I've ever played. It's not bad, just very forgettable and easy to pass by. In terms of story, I actually don't remember anything much about the story. You just play as some soldier in world war 2 and I think you and some military unit battle your way to some place in France. All the characters where very bland and forgettable. I don't even knowOne of the most generic, average shooters I've ever played. It's not bad, just very forgettable and easy to pass by. In terms of story, I actually don't remember anything much about the story. You just play as some soldier in world war 2 and I think you and some military unit battle your way to some place in France. All the characters where very bland and forgettable. I don't even know their names, not even the protagonist. The gameplay is just like all the other games, it's a first person shooter where you of course shoot bad guys and complete objectives and stuff. You may have to defend a certain, or plant bombs on certain things. The battles are surprisingly open though, given that all later cod campaigns are as linear as a hallway with giant flashing neon arrows pointing in one direction. The levels are rather bland, standard world war 2 European villages, forests and all other things you would expect. Every now and then there's a lame tank or jeep section. The guns are all World War Twoish and aren't very cool or unique. It's not all that challenging either there's no real difficulty curve. It remains easy the whole way through. The graphics actually look pretty good for a 2006 ps2 game. There nothing exciting to look at but do push the ps2 hardware a bit. The sound design is also pretty average. Guns sound like guns, jeeps sound like jeeps, guys yelling sound like guys yelling, can't remember any cool soundtracks. Voice acting is good, whatever *yawn*. I guess if you like first person shooters, then it's worth picking up for a low price I guess. It will entertain you while it's there, but lacks replay value and you will probably forget about it once it's over. Expand
  7. SC
    Oct 20, 2007
    5
    Anyone who plays first person shooters should have by now realised that all aspects are better on the PC. I have played all COD, MOH, UT, etc on the PC, and have to say not one of them let me down. I bought COD3 for my PS2 and was so dissapointed. The controls are nowhere near as accurate as on the PC, and quite frankly the gameplay screens are over crowded and confusing. It took me a Anyone who plays first person shooters should have by now realised that all aspects are better on the PC. I have played all COD, MOH, UT, etc on the PC, and have to say not one of them let me down. I bought COD3 for my PS2 and was so dissapointed. The controls are nowhere near as accurate as on the PC, and quite frankly the gameplay screens are over crowded and confusing. It took me a dozen attempts to be able to make out who and what i was supposed to be shooting! In fact, it infuriated my that much that I put mine on ebay! For you guys who liked it on the PS2, i would suggest buying a PC and trying it on that. Far far better and you wont be dissapointed! Good movie scenes and music, so a dissapointing 5. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#18 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#36 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. The action is unbelievably intense and the historical material is researched and presented in a way that borders on being educational.
  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. 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.