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Call of Duty 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
68
4.2
PlayStation 3
79
4.0
PlayStation 2
80
3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Call of Duty 3 Xbox 360 The French Resistance and the British Commando's seen to hate each other just as much as the Nazi's!
Call of Duty 3 Xbox 360 Some levels (Like this fuel plant) are dark and foreboding
Call of Duty 3 Xbox 360 You can throw grenades back to the enemy (If you are quick enough!)
Call of Duty 3 PlayStation 2 Title screen.

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)

The Press Says

Play.tm Xbox 360 Nov 22, 2006 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Xbox Nov 22, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GamingExcellence PlayStation 3 Mar 06, 2007 8.1 out of 10 81
FZ PlayStation 3 Apr 05, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Xbox Gazette Xbox 360 Nov 22, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2006 77 out of 100 77
GameSpot Wii Nov 19, 2006 7.2 out of 10 72
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 May 22, 2007 7 out of 10 70
1UP Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamekult PlayStation 3 Mar 22, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

German version

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

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