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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. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. This is a markedly better game than "Call of Duty 2: Big Red One" and the finest World War II gameplay on the current-generation consoles.
  2. You simply can't imagine what Treyarch has done with the franchise until you see Call of Duty 3 in action. You'll wonder how they got all that game into an Xbox. They have really mastered the technical horsepower of the Xbox and advanced the series in every single way.
  3. The next iteration of Activision's Call of Duty series, Call of Duty 3 for the Xbox, wrings the last dregs of capability from the Xbox aging console and satisfyingly delivers on the promise of an upgraded "Call of Duty 2."
  4. It's still a great ride; just don't expect to be as bowled over by it as you were when you strapped in for it last year. [Jan. 2007, p.72]
  5. The visuals are very well done and the sound is simply incredible, especially with the score it has.
  6. While you're obviously not going to get the same experience available on your Xbox's big brother, the 360, the game is no slouch here.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. JosphF.
    Dec 25, 2006
    Great, intense action.
  2. MalquielL.
    Feb 8, 2007
    When you play system link its the best game ever.
  3. Braj
    Nov 22, 2006
    Probably the best of the series, and looks really good on my Xbox and standard TV. I do wish you could 'look around' in all the cutscenes the same way as in CD2:BR1 but that's not too important. The guns all have good 'punch' and I really like the frantic feeling of the game at normal difficulty without it being too frustrating. Doing away with conventional health powerups also makes it more immersive. If you don't have a 360 and an HD TV, it's the best you can get. Collapse
  4. RJ
    Dec 18, 2006
    Really Good Game! Decent gameplay the whole way through. The only problem is the difficulty of it. I play on Normal and it is still easy.
  5. [Anonymous]
    Nov 16, 2006
    Pretty good game. Decent graphics, and good gameplay. Great WW2 shooter.
  6. PearceO.
    Dec 2, 2006
    This is one of the best shooters I have ever played. The graphics are amazing in HD. the game play is also very good. But the game is so short. I am a casual gamer and it took me 5 hours to beat the game on normal mode. If you want your money's worth make sure you have X Box live or you will get tired quick. Expand
  7. DonC.
    Nov 20, 2006
    Good graphics and gameplay, but it's too short of a game.

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