Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 3

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6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 77
  2. Negative: 15 out of 77

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  1. 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 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
    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 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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  2. Jul 11, 2012
    6
    My review for this somewhat disappeared so i'm going to have to re-write it. Call of Duty 3 is the game before the game which shaped the following games in the Call of Duty series, the squeal to that game which will then make the future of Call of Duty games and the multiplayer in every multiplayer game ever from then on, also making the series from then on being one of the most hated uponMy review for this somewhat disappeared so i'm going to have to re-write it. Call of Duty 3 is the game before the game which shaped the following games in the Call of Duty series, the squeal to that game which will then make the future of Call of Duty games and the multiplayer in every multiplayer game ever from then on, also making the series from then on being one of the most hated upon and most bought game series ever. Holy poop that's confusing huh? In simple form, this was a forgotten part of the series. Its the game which led to Modern Warfare, one of the biggest game changers in the series. This game however is a singleplayer based game(shows how the series has changed ay!?), which is great. It feels very capable of capturing the mood of WWII, which is good. You feel tense as you walk down a trench feeling that you could be shot at any moment, this is brilliant and really captures the game. You can see its a CoD game and it plays fairly well. The multiplayer is crap. Mind you its CoD at its routes which is very nice to see. Has lots of graphical flaws though which sometimes takeaway from the mood. E.g. you're supposed to be in a tense situation and a team mate runs into a tank which should kill them but ignores them to shoot near you despite the fact your in cover. The game plays well and is perfect for CoD fans who want a difference. Expand
  3. AlexC
    Jul 21, 2009
    7
    Being that it's 2009 and this was released a few year back, the game is good. Obviously, doesn't compare to COD4 or COD:WAW, but it's still a good game. The multiplayer reminds me of old school online games... and lots of people still play!
  4. Dec 14, 2012
    7
    The best COD ever. Although it may seem repetitive this genre is not boring. The PS3 version is more dynamic according to the control, unlike the PS2 has higher quality graphics, but the trouble is the online mode because the servers are somewhat decayed
  5. Feb 24, 2014
    7
    The game is decent at best, and is one of my least favorite CoD games. The campaign isn't anything special or too memorable. It also has some heavily scripted events that takes away from the non-linear action of the the previous two games. But unlike the first two, it features driving sections, and four playable factions instead of three. The campaign overall is okay, the multiplayer onThe game is decent at best, and is one of my least favorite CoD games. The campaign isn't anything special or too memorable. It also has some heavily scripted events that takes away from the non-linear action of the the previous two games. But unlike the first two, it features driving sections, and four playable factions instead of three. The campaign overall is okay, the multiplayer on the other hand is a step backwards and a step forward, and here is why. Instead of the 8 player limit of the first two games, it supports up to 24 players. It also introduces a new game mode called War. It also introduces vechicles, sprinting, and classes. But it's a step backwards because it gets rid of the radar and it runs at 30 FPS instead of 60 FPS. Overall, decent game, 7/10. Expand
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. A great game with thoroughly enjoyable multiplayer, quality presentation, and some mildly-interesting tilt-control support. It is missing a couple of features that its Xbox 360 counterpart contains, and the frame rate is far less reliable in this version, but the overall intensity and playability of Call of Duty 3 remains intact, despite these few issues.
  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. The game mechanics and general feel of the game are not overly different from what gamers are used to, but that this is brought to such vivid life on a console is a tribute to the diligence of the developers.