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Call of Duty 3

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The third main Call of Duty game centers around Operation Cobra in Normandy, France, the World War II operation planned by United States Army General Omar Bradley to break out from the Normandy area after the previous month's D-Day landings. You play as 4 allied sides with American, Canadian, British and Polish soldiers in 14 chronological singleplayer missions covering the 88 days leading up to the liberation of Paris. Surprisingly, you cannot play as the French 2nd Armored Division that actually liberated Paris.

The battles are usually dramatic with many fights and scripted events at the same time, consisting of infantry and vehicles, with semi-destructible environments. In between, there are cinematics that explain the events. A few gameplay mechanics have been kept intact or make a return: slight auto aim, the damage system that allows you to recover if you hide for a moment, and smoke grenades. New features include the ability to toss back unexploded grenades and actions requiring a successful series of button combinations. This can occur in hand-to-hand combat where you can yank the weapon out of enemy soldiers' hands. Enemies work in groups, try different tactics and search for cover.

The main multiplayer modes are standard deathmatch (battle), team deathmatch (team battle), Capture the Flag (either with two flags or two sides trying to control a single, neutral flag) and Headquarters (two sides either defend or attack a structure, and players can now respawn after dying). The new mode, War, is similar to the gameplay of the Battlefield series. Two teams start with two control points each, and one neutral flag in the middle. The objective is to control all five flags.

There are multiple-occupancy vehicles (Sherman Tank, Panzer IV, Jeep, Horch, BMW, Harley), and several multiplayer classes: Rifleman, Heavy Assault, Light Assault, Medic, Scout, Support and Anti-Armor. Each class has unique abilities. There are also two rankings: a normal rank system during a single game where your abilities improve if you do well, and an overall TrueSkill ranking. Also, unlike the previous games, your team stays grouped together after a match and is not booted back to the lobby right away.


Call of Duty 3 Xbox 360 Weapons dropped from fallen enemies can be picked up and used
Call of Duty 3 Xbox 360 Sniper rifles are great for taking out enemy solider's from a distance
Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Call of Duty 3 Xbox 360 Rowing across a river while artillery rains down on you is no easy task!

Alternate Titles

  • "COD3" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Call Of Duty 3: En marche vers Paris" -- French title
  • "コール オブ デューティ 3" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Great single-player - as expected - but AMAZING online multiplayer. Extremely addictive Xbox 360 Luis Levy (11)

Critic Reviews

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Xbox 360 Dec 21, 2006 93 out of 100 93
XBox Front Xbox 360 Nov 24, 2006 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
N-Zone Wii Jan 21, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Inside Hotwire 3D Xbox 360 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Xbox Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania.de Xbox 360 Nov 24, 2006 82 out of 100 82
GotNext Wii Apr 16, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamekult Xbox 360 Nov 10, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Game Revolution Wii Dec 01, 2006 C 50


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German version

In the German version all swastikas were either removed or replaced with iron crosses.

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