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Call of Duty 3 on current-generation is an amazing port of the Xbox 360 game. Treyarch put in a lot of work to make this one of the most technically impressive games on both the Xbox and PlayStation 2. The Xbox 360 version still has larger levels, more characters onscreen, and significantly better graphics but the current-generation versions are no slouch. 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.
The best thing I can say about Call of Duty 3 is that after playing I actually felt like I had been through a war. 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 was lost. 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.
As it stands today, though, Call of Duty 3 represents the state-of-the-art in Cinematic war simulations. If you don’t have the lucre to move up to an Xbox 360, you will be able to add another years life to your legacy Xbox with CoD3 while not giving up all that much in the game experience. Much like HDTV, however, you would find it very difficult to move back down to the lower resolution alternative. With that caveat, I believe Call of Duty 3 belongs on every Xbox owner’s wish list for the imminent holiday season.
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. While World War II shooters are a dime a dozen these days, this third entry in the Call of Duty series for the Xbox is an entertaining ride well worth taking.
When we received the Xbox version of COD3 we were told that it is “content identical” to the 360 build of the game which we reviewed here. Having just witnessed the spectacle of a great looking second generation 360 game, we were suspicious of the claim. However Treyarch has managed to keep the two versions of the game surprisingly close. This is a great example of just how far the Xbox is being pushed in the twilight of its life cycle.
Unter seiner beeindruckenden Kulisse ist CoD 3 also nach wie vor »nur ein weiterer« WW2-Shooter, aber was für einer! Die Missionen bieten kaum mal eine Verschnaufminute, die Gefechte sind so intensiv dargestellt wie in »Saving Private Ryan«, die Schlachtfelder voller Emotionen - überall ist was los, Krieg und Vernichtung an allen Ecken! Im Grunde also das gleiche Fazit wie immer: Beeindruckend inszeniert, noch beeindruckender vertont, unheimlich gut designt. Call of Duty 3 ist der beste WW2-Shooter unserer Zeit.
Bref, Call of Duty 3 est un bon jeu étant un troisième opus digne de l’excellence de la série d’Activision qui est désormais aussi réputée que d’autres franchises comme Medal of Honor ou bien Battlefield. Par contre, si quatrième opus il y a, Activision va devoir confier au développeur se chargeant de son développement le mandat d’innover ou encore de donner une autre direction à la série tant la recette ne peut être reprise comme cela a été fait de Call of Duty 2 au troisième sans quoi, les amateurs risquent de tout simplement décrocher. Le jeu est bon, oui, mais on sent qu’il se bute à l’expérience de son prédécesseur, ce qui est quelque peu décevant et ce qui soulève une fois de plus la question quant à ce qui peut différencier, à certaines occasions, une suite d’une simple expansion...
You've survived D-Day, so it's time to liberate Paris and slaughter more Nazis. Gut-churningly realistic WW2 action.
From landing to conquering, the COD3 experience is a great one, and we’d suggest any fan of the series or even of the genre to check it out. The visuals are very well done and the sound is simply incredible, especially with the score it has. The gameplay hasn’t changed much and may get dry for those who are hardcore followers to the series, but veteran mode will be a sure bet to blow blood-vessels for any player. The additions to the multiplayer scene add replay value but you may want to borrow or rent a copy first to see if you have any connection problems. If you have the option, then either the Xbox 360 or the PS3 editions should be your first choice. Nevertheless, COD3 is a keeper and definitely worth a look in any form.
The previous games were just as guilty of being "rail shooters" as Call of Duty 3 but they managed to successfully throw everything plus the kitchen sink at you to hide that truth. This one tries that same approach but instead comes off as little more than a "me too" clone and this series deserves far better than that. Here’s hoping that Infinity Ward’s eventual return to the saga won’t leave gamers with such a bland and lifeless taste in their mouths.
Call Of Duty 3 est une expérience moins intense que celle de son prédécesseur mais se pose tout de même comme une bonne baffe, surtout si on ne connaît pas les deux premiers opus. Cependant, il serait temps que Treyarch révise sa copie en rajoutant de vraies nouveautés et en se penchant un peu sur l'IA des adversaires ou la construction linéaire de son aventure solo qui se termine toujours trop rapidement. Heureusement que le multi vient combler un manque évident d'heures de jeu mais malgré cela, l'impression générale laissée par CoD 3 reste mitigée.
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.