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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.1
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 4.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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PGNx Media (Nov 15, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 is a great showcase for the Wii’s unique control scheme. While the Wii controls work with other games, of the games we’ve played so far, Call of Duty 3 is the one that most benefits from the motion sensing controls. Treyarch put in a lot of work to make this version of the game comparable to the other next-gen versions in content. Because this version doesn’t have multiplayer, you may consider picking up the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions as well as this one, but even if this is your only purchase, you’re getting a great deal.
N-Zone (Jan 21, 2007)
Ich muss zugeben, Call of Duty ist echt gelungen. Mir hat Red Steel aber besser gefallen: Der coole Japano-Look, die modernen Waffen und die Schwertkämpfe! Den zweiten Weltkrieg habe ich einfach schon zu oft gespielt und die vielen neuen Spiele in diesem Setting langweilen mich. Ich brauche Abwechslung!
eToychest (2006)
Ultimately, the decision of which Call of Duty version to buy is going to come down to a matter of taste. If gamers have the option of purchasing the gorgeous 360 and PS3 versions over the Wii version, there’s certainly a good argument for the value of improved visuals and presentation. However, Call of Duty 3 on the Wii is one of the best examples of the system’s ability to make up for substandard visuals with really engaging control. The Wiimote is a fluid and, mostly, precise method of directing all of the carnage, and there’s no denying the fact that pointing and shooting is infinitely more fun than weaving around with two analog sticks.
GamingTrend (Nov, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 is obviously the child of Call of Duty 2. It carries with it some of the best aspects of Call of Duty 2, and adds some new gameplay elements to the series. On the downside, it also brings with it some occasionally braindead AI, and is still a very linear game. If you are a Call of Duty fan, you know what to expect out of the single player game. Any way you slice it, Call of Duty 3 is a pretty good game, even if the time and place are a bit overdrawn.
GameZone (Nov 15, 2006)
Again, the Wii controller makes this a laborious, intense experience. The game mechanics and general feel of the game are not overly different from what gamers are used to, but that this is brought to such vivid life on a console is a tribute to the diligence of the developers. The game still looks great and sounds terrific, and the game advances the historical time frames of the franchise.
81 (Nov 22, 2006)
If you've been waiting to see how a shooting game can be handled on the Wii, make sure to give Call of Duty 3 a try. While not perfect, it serves as an good demonstration piece for how serviceably multi-platform games can be translated for the Wii in the future.
UOL Jogos (Nov 30, 2006)
"Call of Duty 3" é mais um jogo de qualidade desta que é a mais cinematográfica entre as séries de guerra em primeira pessoa. A rigor, o game não traz nada inovador, mas as campanhas dramáticas sempre satisfazem o jogador. E desta vez, há um multiplayer bastante robusto, que aumenta a vida útil do game, exceto no Wii, cuja versão carece da modalidade para mais de um jogador. Tenta compensar com um controle diferente, mas ainda fica devendo valor agregado.
TTGamer (Jan 01, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 is one of the Wii's better launch games and the control system is unmatched at this stage. If you own a Nintendo Wii, even if you have a 360, you owe it to yourself to at least try the game and see what all the Wiimote fuss is about as, in our opinion, Call of Duty 3 uses the Wiimote the best so far.
As I mentioned earlier, this is essentially the same as the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Call of Duty 3, with lots of missions to keep you busy for more than 10 hours. The replay value is what really suffers here, as it's a very linear game, and it has no multiplayer. You play it once and set it on the shelf and maybe play it again after Call of Duty 4 comes out. The controls feel very natural, and I, being a PC gamer, like using the Wii controls more than standard dual joystick configurations (next to WAS and D, of course), as it provides ease of fast turns and adjustments, as well as pefectly accurate shots when you line up the sights. Call of Duty 3 is the first real, working, fun to play FPS for the Wii. I'm looking forward to see where developers can take FPS' on the Wii.
As for choosing the Wii version as opposed to the current or other next generation consoles, that depends entirely on your love for multi-player gaming and willingness to adjust to the control scheme. While it may lack the crispness and shine present on other platforms, it is easily as immersive when it comes together. A few moments of frustration should not deter a new Wii owner from picking this one up.
Much has been made of the Wii remote and its suitability for FPS games so it’s very interesting to get an immediate feel for how good the console will be for FPS games. If Call of Duty 3 is anything to go by there’s definitely potential here for the console to play host to some great FPS titles. Call of Duty 3 plays quite well with the new control system, although it’s obvious that the game wasn’t originally designed with the Wii in mind. Some of the controls could have been better (having the d-pad for the grenades isn’t exactly comfortable) and if the Wii is going to be a popular console for FPS games then the controls are going to have to be spot on especially as the console is nowhere near an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or a half-decent PC in terms of graphical quality. Still Call of Duty 3 is currently one of the best games on the Wii and if you’re a fan of FPS games it’s definitely the best option so far.
3DAvenue (Jan 01, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 is one of the Wii's better launch games and the control system is unmatched at this stage. If you own a Nintendo Wii, even if you have a 360, you owe it to yourself to at least try the game and see what all the Wiimote fuss is about as, in our opinion, Call of Duty 3 uses the Wiimote the best so far.
Call of Duty 3 is, even without multiplayer, undoubtedly a better game than Red Steel mostly thanks to its greatly superior controls, more varied gameplay, better AI and constantly more intense action from start to finish. The lack of multiplayer stops it from getting a 9, but consider its score to be the highest kind of 8 there is.
Worth Playing (Dec 21, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 on the Wii obviously had to take the route of gameplay over graphics, and it succeeded with first-person shooter controls unlike any other console game. However, the exclusion of multiplayer was a major blow and will affect the decision of buyers who are on the fence about whether or not to purchase this title. If you want a solid single-player experience and a chance to feel the best Wii FPS controls before Metroid releases, pick up Call of Duty 3.
IGN (Nov 14, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 for Wii is a bit of a mixed bag. For starters, the game’s control is pretty solid, and while there are a few issues with the battle actions, the pin-point aiming and Call of Duty driving feels great, adding a ton of immersion in to the game. If the gameplay isn’t your primary focus for FPS games though, Call of Duty 3 may be a bit of a downer, as there’s no multiplayer, and the visuals are pretty weak. If you’re expecting anything more than a solid single player adventure and GCN/Xbox graphics, you may be disappointed. Still, Call of Duty 3’s control is definitely something to experience, and seems to be second only to Metroid. If you’re looking to try the FPS genre on Wii during launch, Call of Duty 3 is the game to show the system off.
Lawrence (Dec 11, 2006)
Since Red Steel failed to adequately sell the concept of Wii first-person shooters, gamers are probably looking elsewhere for hope. Call of Duty 3 certainly features better controls than Ubisoft’s disappointment, but it’s a hard sell considering that the 360 version is noticeably superior. Call of Duty 3 is still a good game on the Wii, but I honestly can’t recommend this over the 360 version. This game works just fine with the standard dual-analog setup, and motion control doesn’t make up for the lack of online play.
This version of Call of Duty 3 has all of the action you’ve come to expect from the series and therefore is a pretty sound choice for those who want to experience it on their new Wii system. If you’re willing to invest the time in adopting an entirely new (and at times cumbersome) control scheme, CoD3 can be rewarding. The Wii-mote setup does take some time to adjust to and feels great in terms of aiming and movement, but loses points for some unavoidable fumbling which can occur at the most inopportune times. The lack of online play hurts, but of course its absence only affects those who would play online in the first place. If you’re a single player gamer all the way, it won’t matter. Just understand that you’ll be trading “feel” for visuals if you make the choice to purchase the Wii version over the X360 or PS3.
Game Chronicles (Nov 28, 2006)
The best thing I can say about Call of Duty 3 on the Wii is that after playing I actually felt like I had been through a war, both emotionally and physically. The designers made good use of the new control scheme to really immerse you in the action. Sure, it seems gimmicky at times, but that doesn't mean it's still not fun. There were moments when I would catch myself physically ducking or leaning my body as I tried to look around a corner. I started to appreciate the men in my unit and a sense of loss when somebody died. Signing up and going off to war might not be for everybody, but playing this game will certainly make you respect those who did and those who still do.
IGN UK (Dec 18, 2006)
Hand on heart, if you had a 360 and a Wii in your house and this game on both, you'd probably complete the game on 360. It's not just that the environments look pretty vile on Wii - water becomes a grey slab, or vanishes entirely - it's that the animations have been cut down so much that people you've shot practically disappear. And there's no multiplayer here at all. But if you don't have another console, this is actually pretty neat stuff and well worth a look. Plus, it's a total triumph that the all-new control scheme evident here is this intuitive. Just think back to how clownishly inept using mouse-look for the first time on Quake made you, or the dizzying horror of trying to use a stick to look on console for the first time: the fact that Treyarch has, from a standing start, freed up our second stick and put the gun in our hands for the first time, is pretty good going. All we need now is a shooter built from the ground up for Wii and then we'll really be motoring.
t's easily the best of the three shooters on the Wii right now in every respect, and leaves the patchy Red Steel in the dust. Call of Duty 3 is virtually guaranteed to be rendered obsolete eventually (even by Activision themselves) but right now it's a decent looking and fun single player experience, an excellent showcase for the Wii's unique controller, and a peek into the future of console FPS controls.
Gamebrink (Nov, 2006)
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. It’s cooked, ready to serve, and should definitely be on your shopping list.
74 (Jan 22, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 es un título notable, aunque indudablemente no está pensado para todos los paladares, ya que si no somos excesivamente forofos del género, y no nos armamos de unas buenas dosis de paciencia, probablemente sólo obtengamos decepciones de él.
Nintendo Insanity (Nov, 2006)
So what have we learned from Call of Duty 3? It's that this console can hold a very good first person shooter and provide the atmosphere needed for a great war game. The lack of multiplayer really hurts in the long run, but playing a shooter with the Wii-mote is an experience you definitely should have.
The lack of multiplayer really hurts in the long run, but playing a shooter with the Wii-mote is an experience you definitely should have.
Quellenkritik: Neben Red Steel und Far Cry Vengeance erhält mit Call of Duty 3 der dritte Ego-Shooter und die erste Kriegssimulation auf dem Wii Einzug. Activisions Werk schafft es, eine beklemmende Atmosphäre aufzubauen und spiegelt so die blutigen Kämpfe der Alliierten gegen die Nazis originaltreu wieder. Die erwähnten Schwächen im Spieldesign plus die technisch stark abgemagerte Version verhindern aber, dass dieses Spielgefühl noch intensiver ausfällt. Auch die größtenteils gelungene Arbeit in Sachen Steuerung kann die Tatsache nicht überschminken, dass es sich hierbei höchstens um einen überdurchschnittlichen Ego-Shooter handelt, dessen Langzeitmotivation dank fehlendem Mehrspielermodus schnell ihre Grenzen erreicht.
GameSpot (Nov 19, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 isn't a run-and-gun FPS, but it's not as slow-paced as a tactical shooter, either. You'll fight alongside CPU-controlled soldiers, and you'll generally need to stay behind cover, pick off as many soldiers as you can, and then advance to the next safe location. Because there's no health bar in the game, you'll need to watch the screen when you're getting hit. As you get shot, the edges of the screen turn crimson and close in around you the more you get hit. Should you fall victim to a grenade or a bullet and not die, all you have to do is seek shelter to recover your health. Because the game's artificial intelligence initially appears "smarter" than in a typical FPS, it can be frustrating to be unable to clear a particular section because of cheap tricks like how new enemies will spawn to replace fallen soldiers in outdoor levels (they don't do this indoors). But once you come to grips with the fact that you can't kill them all, it shouldn't bother you much.
Petite déception sur ce nouveau jeu Wii. La jouabilité à la Wiimote et au Nunchuk y est pour beaucoup. Fidèle à lui-même, à part ce nouvel aspect, Call of Duty 3 ne vous proposera rien de nouveau. Pour ceux qui y ont touché sur la 360, vous retrouverez exactement les mêmes niveaux. Simple portage, le petit plus que devait apporter le gameplay ne suffit sans doute pas à faire de ce jeu un incontournable. Mais Call Of Duty est toujours un plaisir...
The Next Level (Apr 16, 2007)
Ultimately, Call of Duty 3 is an interesting take on a solid game that indeed offers up an experience its other console brethren don't quite offer. If you've got a 360 or PS3, it's tough not to recommend those over this one, as those versions' superb graphics and kick-ass multiplayer offer more value. However, if the Wii is the only next-generation console in your home, you likely won't regret checking out CoD3. After all, you probably could use the workout.
GotNext (Apr 16, 2007)
Ultimately, Call of Duty 3 is an interesting take on a solid game that indeed offers up an experience its other console brethren don't quite offer. If you've got a 360 or PS3, it's tough not to recommend those over this one, as those versions' superb graphics and kick-ass multiplayer offer more value. However, if the Wii is the only next-generation console in your home, you likely won't regret checking out CoD3. After all, you probably could use the workout.
GamesRadar (Nov, 2006)
In a way, it's only fitting that this Wii debut is a port - even on the 360 COD3 feels more like a companion to the console-only Big Red One rather than a true sequel. But if this was a test of the shooter on Nintendo's new box, it definitely passes. Revisions and experimentation will no doubt improve the experience, but for now those looking to migrate into Nintendo's new way to play won't be fully out of their element.
The Wiire (Jan 01, 2007)
Players who find enjoyment in or even prefer the single player campaigns in their FPS titles will find an excellent choice with Call of Duty 3. The control scheme truly makes the title a joy to play and enhances the gameplay beyond that of traditional dual-analog control schemes. In fact, after enjoying Call of Duty 3, I find it difficult to go back to dual-analog titles and look forward to see what Treyarch has in store for Wii in the future.
GamesFire (Dec 14, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 bietet eine atemberaubende Atmosphäre und überwältigenden Sound, leider wird der Spielspass durch die teilweise sehr unpräzise Steuerung und den fehlenden Multiplayer-Modus getrübt. Zwar funktionieren grundlegende Bewegungen, wie zum Beispiel das Laufen, Springen und Ducken, doch das Schiessen und Werfen von Granaten ist teilweise einfach viel zu ungenau und funktioniert selbst nach vielen Übungsstunden noch nicht ganz einwandfrei. Eingefleischte Shooter-Fans mit viel Geduld werden ihre Freude mit Call of Duty 3 haben, alle anderen sollten auf weitere Spiele aus diesem Genre warten.
Jeux Vidéo Network (May 18, 2009)
Les maladresses de commande, la faiblesse graphique et l’absence de mode multijoueur font de ce FPS un jeu moyen malgré les bonnes idées de contrôle et le statut de premier du genre sur Wii.
65 (2006)
Non sans défauts, la version Wii de Call of Duty 3 demeure un FPS agréable, meme si on aurait aimé plus de soin dans la conversion.
Nintendo Vision (Dec 15, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 : En marche vers Paris se démarque des autres volets de la série par son gameplay adapté aux fonctionnalités de la Wii. Celui-ci est hasardeux les premiers temps et demande un temps d’adaptation qui en rebutera certains. Les autres vivront une grande aventure toujours plus immersive avec l’ajout d’actions à déclencher à la force du poignet, l’utilisation de véhicules, etc. Cependant, les documentaires, les bonus et les musiques auront raison du fan de la série qui ne possède pas encore ce volet sur une console quelconque. Il y a juste un coup de main assez long à prendre pour profiter, seul, mais pleinement de l’aventure que propose le titre d’Activision.
Softpedia (Jun 24, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 was one of the most awaited titles on the PC. However, being a console fan sure has its advantages, as the game became a console-only product, leading the series to a change of perspective. COD 3 had to be a little bit of a guinea pig as it had control problems in its Wii version, camera problems on the PS2 and becoming an experiment on the next-gen PS3 and Xbox 360. There's always a number of titles that get bad or average reviews, just because they surfaced in the era of changes, when the old consoles succumb and the producers are forced to release titles that are playable on the next-gen consoles and on the old ones as well.
60 (Dec 15, 2006)
Auf der Xbox 360 begeisterte mich der dritte Teil von Activisions Schlachtplatte mit einer packenden Kampagne, toller Grafik, einem spannenden Online-Modus und einem bewährten Handling, das sogar meinem Liebling Halo 2 Konkurrenz machte. Auf dem Wii bleibt davon nur der Singleplayer-Modus übrig, der den Spieler mit pausenloser Action, gescripteten Ereignissen und der „realistischen“ Steuerung mitten ins Geschehen versetzt. Leider braucht man eine gewisse Eingewöhnungszeit, bis man den eigenen Soldat einigermaßen souverän über das Spielfeld lenkt. An die intuitive Bedienung der Xbox 360-Version kommt das Wii-Handling aber nicht heran. Außerdem trübt das Fehlen jeglicher Multiplayermodi und die etwas verwaschene Optik den Spielspaß. Interessant ist die Wii-Variante nur für Shooter-hungrige Wii-Besitzer, die keine andere Konsole zu Hause haben und für Neugierige, die die Steuerung testen wollen. Alle anderen sollten zu den deutlich besseren Umsetzungen auf den übrigen Systemen greifen.
EL33TONLINE (Jul 25, 2008)
The problem when playing this game is that it is really just a PS2 game with revamped controls and it shows. I did not mention anything regarding multiplayer because there is none…sucks? Yes it does. If you have to play a World War 2 game then I would suggest you rather play Call of Duty 3 on the 360. If you need to play one on the Wii then go for Medal of Honour Heroes 2. Don’t bite the bullet with this one.
Video Game Talk (Apr 03, 2007)
COD3 for the Wii is a fun and intense game that is sure to please both novice and experienced gamers who are willing to take a bit of time to become comfortable with the controls. There's a lot of action and the various scenarios keep the gameplay feeling fresh. Unfortunately the graphics are not state of the art, and if you've seen the game on a PS3 or 360, you'll be disappointed when you pop this disc into your Wii. The lack of multiplayer capability is also a big minus. Even with these defects though, the single player campaign is well worth playing through. Add to that the fun and unique way that the game makes use of the Wii Remote and Nunchuk and it's easy to recommend the title.
60 (Dec 07, 2006)
Call Of Duty 3 est un jeu agréable mais sans surprise. Il vous faudra du temps pour apprendre à le manipuler. La combinaison Nunchuk/Wiimote n'apporte finalement pas grand-chose au gameplay, si ce n'est moins de précision et de confort. Le titre tente de jouer dans la même catégorie que son grand frère mais s'en tire moins bien. Le bébé de Treyarch aurait pu nous donner bien plus et c'est avec un petit goût amer dans la bouche qu'on éteint la console.
NintendoWorldReport (Jan 25, 2007)
All told, Call of Duty 3 is kind of a funny beast. The main control scheme works really well and makes the game worth a rental for anyone who just wants to get their hands on a Wii shooter. However, some of the simpler tasks are somehow completely broken, and the game as a whole is pretty uninspiring. Since the Wii version doesn't have a multiplayer mode, there really isn't much to come back to.
60 (Dec 29, 2006)
De Wii-versie van Call of Duty 3 laat een dubbel gevoel achter: aan de ene kant ziet het spel er erg matig uit en aan de andere kant voelt het verfrissend aan door de nieuwe besturingsmogelijkheden Toch moet ik toegeven dat ik vooral teleurgesteld was door het ontbreken van een multiplayerfunctie, waardoor de uiteidelijke score van Call of Duty 3 op de Wii een stuk lager ligt dan die van de Xbox 360-versie. Als je echter gelukkig bent met een solide singleplayer ervaring dan is deze titel wel te pruimen.
GameSpy (Nov 25, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 for the Wii is an interesting but flawed game. The control is neat and the single-player campaign is solid, but I've come to expect more for fifty dollars. The lack of multiplayer is a real bummer, and the last-gen visuals are hard to get excited over, too. The Wii version of Call of Duty 3 could be a good buy if you've got to play it and lack the other consoles, but most people would be better served by springing for the superior-looking, online-enabled Xbox 360 version instead. The lack of long-term play potential makes this one more of a rental.
58 (Dec 07, 2006)
Das Spiel erfordert verdammt viel Gewöhnung und Herumexperimentiere an der Achsensensibilität, bis Werte gefunden sind, mit denen man halbwegs sinnvoll durch das Spiel kommt. Und auch dann stellt sich kein echtes Vergnügen ein, denn Call of Duty 3 ist ein schnelles Actionspiel, das schnelle Reaktionen und Zielgenauigkeit erfordert - und diesem Anspruch kann die schwammige Steuerung einfach nicht entsprechen. Man merkt deutlich, dass das Spiel ohne großen Aufwand konvertiert, und nicht optimal für den Wii angepasst wurde. Jede andere Version ist empfehlenswerter.
Nintendo Difference (Feb 02, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 est un jeu somme toute assez efficace malgré ses nombreux défauts : maniabilité imprécise, graphismes et animation à la ramasse, durée de vie pauvre. Vous l’aurez compris, cette version bas de gamme est un pur foutage de gueule qui malgré tout devrait plaire aux moins exigeants d’entre vous. À acheter les yeux bien ouverts...
Deeko (2006)
I want to make it clear though, that the game is by no means unplayable. The controls are more than tolerable, if somewhat unwieldy, and I do recognize that my own displeasure is in large part a matter of taste. I also think that FPS controls will improve in the foreseeable future, but some of those improvements are going to have to come from Nintendo's end, rather than the developers'. Calibration is a big issue for me, and I remain dumbfounded that I can only choose "sensor on top" or "sensor on bottom" to configure my controller. I doubt it would be too terribly difficult to add the standard "top left/bottom right" calibration tool to the Wii's arsenal, and I think it would make a whole world of difference in the long run. For the time being, however, do yourself a favor and pick up CoD 3 for the 360 or PS3.
Gamekult (Dec 13, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 porte tous les stigmates d'un portage rapidement effectué, ne prenant en compte qu'avec peine et maladresse les singularités de la maniabilité sur Wii. Si l'efficacité du duo Wiimote / Nunchuk dans un FPS se confirme ici, les subtilités du gameplay (lancer de grenades, conduite de véhicule...) ont bien du mal à convaincre. Le jeu garde donc son efficacité grâce à sa mise en scène ultra efficace, mais l'intérêt d'y jouer sur Wii reste tout de même assez limité si l'on considère le temps qu'il faut pour dompter la maniabilité et la faible durée de vie du jeu avec la disparition de son mode multi. La réalisation est quant à elle forcément en retrait par rapport à celle de la version Xbox 360 plus rutilante, même si elle reste correcte au regard de la concurrence sur cette toute fraîche console. Une curiosité donc, plutôt qu'un incontournable du line-up de sortie.
50 (Dec 18, 2006)
And that's your lot for Call of Duty 3 on the Wii. There's no multiplayer functionality at all, so an impressive single-player campaign was vital, but numerous control issues make the experience far less enjoyable than it is on other platforms. Despite some visual shortcomings, the atmosphere created in the game is still impressive, but unless you really must own another FPS for your Wii, you'd be better off experiencing the action elsewhere.
GamePro (US) (Dec 11, 2006)
While the mini-games are cool, you will sadly spend most of your time fighting to control your drunken gun sight, and practice only yields marginal improvements. You have to hand it to Treyarch for having the guts to take chances, but as far as CoD3 goes, this isn't the version to play unless you're flying Wii-only, and even then, it's only worth it to get a glimpse of what the future might hold.
50 (UK) (Dec 18, 2006)
However, in the final analysis, I can't really bring myself to intensely dislike COD3. The control system isn't much fun, and feels unfinished and somewhat unloved - but it is certainly possible to get to grips with it and to eke some enjoyment out of the superbly designed levels of the game. Even while battling against the limitations of the Wii port of the game, the fact that this is, at heart, one of the finest WWII games around still comes shining through from time to time, and that lifts the game from the doldrums of negativity to the point of being merely disappointingly average. This, we hope, is not the shape of things to come on the Wii, and the existence of games like Metroid, which demonstrate FPS gameplay working superbly on the console, is a beacon of hope for the genre - but right now, if you fancy shooting your way through the hedgerows of northern France, pick up the excellent versions of this game on other platforms, and give the Wii version a miss.
Game Revolution (Dec 01, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 for the Wii is mainly interesting because it’s a first person shooter that uses the Wiimote. It’s silly, fast and kind of fun, but it also features murky graphics and very little play value. So if you’re looking for a game that makes you feel like Weird Al in a muscle suit, or just want to see how well the Wii handles first person shooting, give this unintentional comedy a rental. Otherwise, leave it on the field to die of laughter.
G4 TV: X-Play (Jan 19, 2007)
If you must play Call of Duty 3, do it on one of the other consoles. Both the 360 and PS3 versions aren’t the greatest first-person shooters ever made, but they’re decent enough to satiate your apparently endless need to keep fighting the same war over and over and over again. Don’t bother with this game on the Wii, though. The developers made a valiant effort at a unique control scheme that just doesn’t work.
Cubed3 (Feb 12, 2007)
We’ll try to make this as blunt as possible to send a message out there that this kind of lazy rubbish won’t go without criticism simply because it has the Wiimote shoehorned in. This game is torture to play with the Wiimote, looks pathetic and lacks even stripped down versions of features that other platforms have. We know there is a good game underneath all of this, it’s just a pity we need to boot up the 360 to play it.