Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 3

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
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  1. Pure Magazine UK
    70
    Delivers a solid FPS game and in no way should be overlooked, but as a launch title it just lacks that all-important wow factor. [Mar 2007, p.58]
  2. CoD3 is a game that is slightly repetitive if not lackluster in its single player - the first level is insanely awesome though.
  3. 60
    I strongly urge you to pick up the Xbox 360 version. It's more polished, better-looking, runs better, and offers a superior online experience thanks to voice support and more servers and players. The PS3 version is still fun, but the experience is dulled by noticeable slowdown and muddier graphics.
  4. 60
    While it lacks the polish we’ve come to expect from original developer Infinity Ward, it’s still a fun, if dangerously familiar campaign through 1940’s Europe. It’s just doesn’t offer anything unique or new to the genre.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. [Anonyous]
    Feb 23, 2007
    4
    Pretty generic and linear, the ww2-genre is becoming repetitive and ... boring.
  2. Jul 28, 2015
    7
    One of the first PS3 games, and somehow a little disappointment after playing Call Of Duty, the graphics were very nice at the time, with anOne of the first PS3 games, and somehow a little disappointment after playing Call Of Duty, the graphics were very nice at the time, with an honest 8-10 hours lenght campaign and I should congratulate Treyarch for the implementation of the Sixaxis options (that became pretty useless in the future).
    The game itself is pretty good, a classic WW2 FPS, but when compared to the previous episode, there are some obvious defaults to this third installment : the first one is the sound, how in hell did we passed from the near perfection in 2, to this plastic guns sound we have in 3, and to top it off, actors (in the french version at least, and given that this is one of the few games where you can't have the english voices if you didn't bought your game in a English speaking country I'll count it in my mark) are horribles not helped by very "cliche" dialogues that tried to copy "Saving Private Ryan" without an ounce of talent.

    The other biggest issue I have is concerning the level design, and the fake difficulty of the infinite respawn (at least 2 by levels), an old trick to the lazy developer, so yeah that gives some challenge, but that's purely unfair, you can kill 20 nazy in the same spot there will always be another to come like if Adolf was cloning them.... Simply lazy.

    And for that Call of Duty 3 comes as one of the worst installment in the franchise, in my opinion (alongside with Big Red One and Ghosts), if you want some WW2 COD, you'd better go with the number 2 or World At War.
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  3. JamesP.
    May 26, 2007
    10
    This has to be one of the best games i have ever played in my life. i think combined with the graphics the ps3 can withstand it is the BEST.