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  • Summary: Call of Duty 3 delivers the intensity of being closer than ever to the fury of combat during the battle for the Liberation of Paris, the most harrowing campaign of WWII, known as The Normandy Breakout. Through a seamless narrative, Call of Duty 3 delivers the rush of unrelenting battle and breathtaking action of the Allied offensive that changed the fate of the world. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 59 out of 71
  2. Negative: 0 out of 71
  1. 100
    With a single player campaign that lasts a good eight hours, with loads of replay value in the form of higher difficulty levels and places to explore or do differently, plus the multiplayer mode that supports 24 players online and a thriving community that love war games as much as you should, Call of Duty 3 is one hell of an experience.
  2. Now in its third installment, this FPS franchise continues to impress us with some pretty realistic battles, enhanced online multiplayer and much expanded gameplay.
  3. 88
    Amazingly, the online environments look nearly as good as the single player experience and the maps seem to be well balanced and heavily tested. The frame rate was excellent and the architecture of the levels is nearly just as detailed as in the campaign.
  4. There aren't many other games that come close to the furious firefights and genuine sense of battle invoked by some of the set-pieces that crop up here, and short of sticking a colander on your head, digging a trench in your back garden and then getting a mate to shout in German while shooting at you, this is about as close as you'll get to the real thing.
  5. A mixed bag. The single player game, on the one hand, feels rushed, with bugs all over the place, ropey AI and cut scenes that can't be skipped; on the other hand, it offers some lovely missions and action. Multiplayer is Call of Duty 3's saving grace.
  6. They did great on the multiplayer but could of put a bit more time into making it work more than it does.
  7. Call of Duty 3 feels too much like a collection of outtakes from the other two Call of Duty games. It’s silly, fast and hilariously fun, but it’s also sixty bucks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 65
  2. Negative: 16 out of 65
  1. Mar 31, 2012
    10
    An OK game. Brings little new to the table. Has some very fun objectives and has some interesting characters, but they were largely forgettable. Graphics are OK, nothing special, but the game still hold very smooth and fun gameplay that can be enjoyed for long periods of time Expand
  2. LeroyH.
    Nov 10, 2006
    10
    Graphics are off the freaking chain! Super intenese! Multiplayer is a blast!
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    8
    An overall decent FPS, that brings little more to the genre than more beautiful graphics and the grappling encounters. Worth getting if you like WWII shooters. Expand
  4. JayDee
    Feb 24, 2007
    7
    This game makes me respect war veterans around the world. The action is so intense you wont ever want to put the controller down, the one bad thing about it which stopped me giving it a 10 is that they still haven't got the computer A.I quite right yet, but other than that this is a game you will keep playing until you get your own V.C! Expand
  5. PeterW.
    Nov 6, 2006
    6
    The long awaited sequel to a great Xbox 360 launch game is here. However, it wasn't exactly worth the wait. Game is too short (approx 10 hours of gameplay) and achievements are too easy (although there are a few multiplayer achievements I couldn't get because there aren't many people online yet). Graphics are just a tad better the COD2 which is a HUGE disappointment for me as this was to be believed 1 of the 2 second generation games that were bound to have great graphics... The best innovation is being able to drive vehicles and throw back enemy grenates! Expand
  6. CarcasGalactic
    Nov 9, 2006
    5
    Wow i take back everything i have ever said about call of duty. You have reaqched a new all time low. WHY THEHELL did you hjave trayarch crap whole do this insteat of infinaty? DUMB DUMB DUMB. Shoppers although it is over rated, gears of war is a much better choice than this game. You have disopointed me. Hopefully halo 3 wont when it comes out. Expand
  7. Matthewohlsheskie
    Jan 27, 2007
    0
    its unbelivealbe how a game like this causes damage in life....My cousin came ot my house for my dads b-day...my cousin is 8 years old and likes video games....so anyways i went to rent a game with him and he pointed out call of duty 3...we went back to my house and played it and then the party started (i got a blow job) and my cousin came in the room my dad was in and scremed awww thoese f***ing natzys...fire in the hole b****s...anyways great gamplay and great graphics Expand

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