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6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 36 out of 55
  2. Negative: 13 out of 55

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  1. MatthewB.
    Jul 10, 2007
    4
    Horrible game filled with many bugs, such as nazi's magically teleporting into an empty hallway. Also, there is annoying unskippable cutscenes to try and tell a story we all know how ends, and an overall bad control scheme. There is also the issue of sensitivity, where its either too high to get some decent shots off, or too low to turn around and shoot a nazi that teleported behind you.
  2. ArthurH.
    Apr 16, 2007
    2
    I've played both previous Call of Duty games (on PC and consoles) and I'm a huge FPS fan. This game was utter crap. Not only are the controls tacked on extremely poorly, but the whole game will give you motion sickness. For example, when your character is standing around listening to orders, his head is bobbing around for some reason, making you motion sick. Seriously, who I've played both previous Call of Duty games (on PC and consoles) and I'm a huge FPS fan. This game was utter crap. Not only are the controls tacked on extremely poorly, but the whole game will give you motion sickness. For example, when your character is standing around listening to orders, his head is bobbing around for some reason, making you motion sick. Seriously, who actually bobs their head around when standing still? The dialogue and story are utter crap too. Graphics are poor as well, not sure if that's just because it's on the Wii. Easily the worst Call of Duty game, shouldn't even be allowed to carry that name. Collapse
  3. IanI.
    Jan 29, 2007
    2
    The game on 360/PS3 is far from great, but it is at least serviceable. The Wii version (like most 3rd party Wii games) is horrible, in every conceivable aspect. The controllers are so illogical it makes you laugh when gamers talk about how "intuitive" the Wii is. It physically hurts to play the game for more than a couple of min. It takes sooo much effort to shoot an enemy 5 feet infront The game on 360/PS3 is far from great, but it is at least serviceable. The Wii version (like most 3rd party Wii games) is horrible, in every conceivable aspect. The controllers are so illogical it makes you laugh when gamers talk about how "intuitive" the Wii is. It physically hurts to play the game for more than a couple of min. It takes sooo much effort to shoot an enemy 5 feet infront of you even while iron sighted that it makes your eyes bleed. Unfortunately the single player on this game (on any system) is less than good, however on the 360 and PS3 the multiplayer is very good, unfortunately the Wii version doesn't support this "online multiplayer fad" so there really is nothing good about this game, amazingly the worst parts about it are the motion sensitive elements, some are pulled of decently on the PS3 but on the Wii its just poorly done. Wii seems to be showing that it isn't capable of running FPS games, its a great party system if you can afford the overpriced box and 4 controllers. Expand
  4. FredB.
    Jan 14, 2007
    4
    Truly awful control mechanism. I can't wait to see FPS games that are actually designed _for_ the wii though, seems like this was really last minute and ill-conceived. I would argue that those claiming the wii-mote controls for COD3 are great are not regular players of FPS games. The fact is the argument that there is no point of reference is not important - it's absolutely Truly awful control mechanism. I can't wait to see FPS games that are actually designed _for_ the wii though, seems like this was really last minute and ill-conceived. I would argue that those claiming the wii-mote controls for COD3 are great are not regular players of FPS games. The fact is the argument that there is no point of reference is not important - it's absolutely vital. For a truly 'tactile' control mechanism for an FPS, one would have to design a 'gun', held with two hands, perhaps with buttons for the other controls on the stock. Using the d-pad for grenades is clumsy and breaks the gameplay, and also causes the whole controller to move, thus moving your point of view. The use of + and - buttons to pick up weapons and do other tasks is clumsy as the buttons are tiny. There's not a good thing I can say about playing this game on the wii, it's truly an abomination to anyone who is serious about games, and it stuns me to see so many obviously paid for tech journalists (or perhaps non-gamers) waxing lyrical about how wonderful it is. The fact is I was truly ready to be impressed by COD3 using a tactile system like the wiimote, but they simply did not deliver, and I don't think we've seen how good such a system can be. I wait with bated breath. Expand
  5. AllistairP.
    Nov 26, 2006
    2
    Nothing in my life has given me motion sickness other than New York taxi cab rides, until I picked up COD3 for the Wii. When I first saw the Wii, I thought it'd be able to handle FPSs wonderfully but now it seems impossible after playing COD3. It's a complete mess and totally unplayable. Even with that aside it's just an expansion to last years version, which I'm gonna Nothing in my life has given me motion sickness other than New York taxi cab rides, until I picked up COD3 for the Wii. When I first saw the Wii, I thought it'd be able to handle FPSs wonderfully but now it seems impossible after playing COD3. It's a complete mess and totally unplayable. Even with that aside it's just an expansion to last years version, which I'm gonna just wait for PC. Hopefully Red Steel and future FPSs will handle much better. Seriously, the worst gaming expierence with my Wii yet. Expand
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. 77
    If you’re expecting anything more than a solid single player adventure and GCN/Xbox graphics, you may be disappointed. Still, Call of Duty 3’s control is definitely something to experience, and seems to be second only to "Metroid."
  2. A pretty good game, even if the time and place are a bit overdrawn.
  3. Call of Duty 3 is a great showcase for the Wii’s unique control scheme. While the Wii controls work with other games, of the games we’ve played so far, Call of Duty 3 is the one that most benefits from the motion sensing controls.