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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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Score distribution:
  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. Play Magazine
    85
    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. games(TM)
    80
    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: 31 out of 71
  2. Negative: 16 out of 71
  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 Collapse
  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. Oct 4, 2011
    7
    Story: 3
    Characters: 5
    Graphics: 8 Setting: 8 Multiplayer: 6 Soundtrack: 5 Audio: 9 Gameplay: 10 Re-Playability Value: 6 Fun Factor: 8 Score:
    Story: 3
    Characters: 5
    Graphics: 8
    Setting: 8
    Multiplayer: 6
    Soundtrack: 5
    Audio: 9
    Gameplay: 10
    Re-Playability Value: 6
    Fun Factor: 8

    Score: 6.8/10 = C+
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  5. ECU
    Apr 21, 2014
    6
    A decent shooter at best. It has a long and fun single player camgain but there are really big problems. First of all the game is swarmed withA decent shooter at best. It has a long and fun single player camgain but there are really big problems. First of all the game is swarmed with bugs. Frame rate chops nearly ever level, you can't reload your guns, you can't throw a grenade you've cought, enemies don't die even you shot them several times. There is practically no story, all the maps and settings look the same, and there are like 3 QTEs which will repeat through the whole game dozens of times. CoD 3 adds nothing to the Call of Duty franchise and it is too obvious that it was rushed to make it to the (then) next-gen consoles. Expand
  6. JasonG.
    Nov 10, 2008
    5
    The gameplay is frustrating, and generally inferior compared to the previous COD games in the series. The only thing that saves this game isThe gameplay is frustrating, and generally inferior compared to the previous COD games in the series. The only thing that saves this game is the online multiplayer - even with the little bugs and gliches its enjoyable.
    Not recommended to buy this game at full price, buy second-hand if you really want this game.
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  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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