Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
Buy On
  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. While not as breathtaking as the next-generation version of the game, Call of Duty 3 for the original Xbox will still not fail to impress with its great visuals, intense action and great multiplayer mode.
  5. 88
    This is a great example of just how far the Xbox is being pushed in the twilight of its life cycle.
  6. Call of Duty 3 isn't just another first-person shooter that takes place during World War II. It's a fantastic game with great online play and top-notch sound.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    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]
  8. The visuals are very well done and the sound is simply incredible, especially with the score it has.
  9. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#8 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
#7 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2006
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. MalquielL.
    Feb 8, 2007
    When you play system link its the best game ever.
  2. JosphF.
    Dec 25, 2006
    Great, intense action.
  3. 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.