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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 andCall 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
    Combined with the single player campaign, Call of Duty's online play rounds out a very impressive package, one that throttles the senses and shakes the soul.
  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. 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. The craft behind Call of Duty 3 is impressive. Treyarch deftly handles the stellar design duties passed on from previous developer Infinity Ward. [Jan. 2007, p.74]
  5. The scope for large online battles and some great fun action in the single-player mode make this a worthwhile purchase. Fans of "Call of Duty 2" will really have a lot of fun with it. But Call of Duty 3 could have and should have, been better than this.
  6. Yes, it's bigger and more beautiful, but it's ostensibly more of the same; better executed, but unlikely to win many converts. [Christmas 2006, p.120]
  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: 38 out of 67
  2. Negative: 16 out of 67
  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 largelyAn 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 youAn 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. DanW.
    Mar 5, 2007
    7
    Ok! the graphics are pretty good, but the gameplay is shocking like the campaign which is far too repetitive! The non-ranked online play is Ok! the graphics are pretty good, but the gameplay is shocking like the campaign which is far too repetitive! The non-ranked online play is top draw, but when is comes to ranked matches, is takes about ten years to set up! Complete joke! I'm looking forward to Brothers in Arms - Hells Highway! Looks immense! Expand
  5. MannyJ.
    Jan 1, 2007
    6
    I gave it a six because the missions are so fricking repetitive and the A.I. Sucks man! My guys block the way everwhere and I always die it I gave it a six because the missions are so fricking repetitive and the A.I. Sucks man! My guys block the way everwhere and I always die it gets very annoying. plus the online isnt very good either, too many people. CoD2 was way better treyarch didnt do such a good job if only infinity ward made this game would probably be way better but treyarch just ruined this game lets hope they do better next time...... if there is one. Expand
  6. AlejoR.
    Nov 27, 2006
    5
    In the past few years, there are good WW2 games, and there are bad WW2 games. Some bad games were WW2 paratroopers, MoH rising sun (although In the past few years, there are good WW2 games, and there are bad WW2 games. Some bad games were WW2 paratroopers, MoH rising sun (although I do credit pushing the game into a location), and I include all WW2 stategy games. These games were unpopular because of bad gameplay, bad storytelling, and some of the worst AI (which is 50% of gameplay). Some WW2 games that are GOOD are: the Brothers in arms series, which puts strategy in a first point perspective and gives you a squad to command, Day of Defeat: source, a PC multiplayer game which consists of fast action and tons of people to play with, and the call of duty franchise, consisting of great single player, great multiplayer, and surprising cinematic playtrough. but I am not here to talk about all these games, I am here to talk about Call of Duty 3. FIrst of all, lets get to the graphics, which look stunning as half life 2 on it;s first release (which came out before "next gen"graphics) with HDR (High Dynamic Range). In the sound department, the music is beautiful; it totally matches the century, but they used new sounds for the cast and the weapons, which don't sound like weapons anymore; the only thing that has not changes is the german voices. two new sides were added to the campaign,the canadians and the polish. they totally forgot the Russian campaign which was a really important part into winning WW2. take for example when the germans unconditionally surrendered, all because the russians invaded the capital. Now, the gameplay; new additions like vehicle driving (back in Call of Duty 1), riding on a tank, beating the crap out of the wermacht, and exiting multiplayer. Remember earlier that AI was 50% of the gameplay experience, well..... The AI is some of the worst ever in the call ofduty franchise; it makes the wermacht look like elite soldiers (keyword: wermacht). Seriously, almost every single NPC on your side will probably rush into action without hesitance or just stay into one position and miss every shot ( the american and wermacht could be close together and the german would win). One more thing, THERE ARE TOO MANY MOVIE SEQUENCES, SERIOUSLY ID RATHER WATCH SAVING PRIVATE RYAN THAN POOR ACTING. I am very surprised about Treyarch and hope that next year will be a new start. 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 andits 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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