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Great single-player - as expected - but AMAZING online multiplayer. Extremely addictive Luis Levy (15) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

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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. As versões para Xbox 360 e Xbox sobressaem como melhores em cada uma das gerações, mas o nível de todas é alto e garantia de diversão para quem gosta de uma boa guerra. Até mesmo os recrutas de primeira viagem podem se divertir, pois o game não complica mais que o necessário.
GameDaily (Nov 09, 2006)
Some glitches keep the game from being technically perfect (a floating apple and character bodies passing through walls comes to mind), but none of them mar the overall experience. WWII videogames dominate the retail space, but Call of Duty 3 beats them into submission, sits atop its shooter's throne, and demands respect. Bravo Activision!
Game Chronicles (Nov 08, 2006)
As much as Call of Duty 2 defined the Xbox 360 as a launch title, you simply can’t imagine what Treyarch has done with the franchise until you see it in action. They have really mastered the technical horsepower of the 360 and advanced the series in every single way. The action is unbelievably intense and the historical material is researched and presented in a way that borders on being educational.
Fans of WWII shooters have yet another great game to sink their teeth into. Featuring improved multiplayer and spiffed-up graphics, Call of Duty 3 is arguably the best game in the series to date. Definitely worth the price of admission.
Xboxdynasty (XD) (Nov 11, 2006)
Eine fesselnde Atmosphäre, abwechslungsreiche Missionen und eine unglaubliche Grafik-und Soundkulisse machen diesen Titel trotz schwächen im Xbox-Live Modus zu einem weiteren Top Titel für die Xbox 360.
Deeko (Nov 29, 2006)
All in all, epic or not, this game is a must play for 360 owners. Now if only they could combine what I liked about both games and give me a Call of Duty 23 release, I'd be pleased as punch.
Call of Duty 2 was always going to be a tough act to follow because it was just such an impressive game. For the most part Call of Duty 3 has succeeded. The single-player campaign whilst short is actually very enjoyable despite not having much in the way of a storyline. Those who enjoyed Call of Duty 2 when playing online will certainly appreciate being able to have three times the amount of players in a game as well as being able to have four players on one console. In short it’s another great game in the Call of Duty series and another fine addition to the Xbox 360’s FPS genre.
FZ (Nov 22, 2006)
När jag läser igenom min egen recension har jag svårt att hitta några negativa åsikter om Call of Duty 3 och så ska det vara. Faktum är att spelet har väldigt få svagheter. Det är genomarbetat, både tekniskt och rent designmässigt. Det har en underhållande kampanj för den som vill spela ensam och det är kul för dem som vill spela med och mot andra. Fullpoängaren borde därför inte vara långt borta, men hur bra Call of Duty 3 är saknar spelet det där lilla extra. Kanske beror det på att jag har upplevt allting så många gånger tidigare, om än inte lika snyggt eller välpolerat. För även om Call of Duty 3 lär vara en försmak av himmelriket för alla som gillar temat och genren blir spelet aldrig den omvälvande upplevelse som krävs av en fullpoängare.
XBox Front (Nov 24, 2006)
Activision setzt die Erfolgsserie „Call of Duty“ exklusiv auf Konsolen fort, diesmal lag die Entwicklung allerdings wieder in den Händen von Entwicklerstudio Treyarch. PC- und Videospieler, welche sich nicht vollkommen - von dem langsam aber sicher ausgelutschten WK2-Szenario abschrecken lassen, haben sicher schon sämtliche Screens und Trailer verschlungen. Ohne zuviel zu verraten, kann man aber bereits sagen, dass „Call of Duty 3“ optisch wirklich atemberaubend aussieht. Doch bietet der Nachfolger der Erfolgsserie nur eine frische Optik oder auch spielerische Neuerungen? Wir sind für euch an die Front gestürmt, um die 360-Version genauestens unter die Lupe zu nehmen.
Lawrence (Dec 11, 2006)
As the highest-profile title from the 360’s launch, Call of Duty 2 certainly found its way into countless gamer’s homes last November. It was a terrific gameplay experience that was slightly marred by some major lag issues online (initially). Call of Duty 3 is a similar beast in some ways, but things have changed a bit. This time around, the single-player is a bit on the weak side, but the online play shines. If the patch truly does fix the matchfinding process, COD3 will easily be one of the best games on Live. The single-player may only be worth one or two playthroughs, but I can see many gamers getting countless hours battling the Nazis online.
Game Captain (Nov 15, 2006)
Dank bombastischer Inszenierung ist Call of Duty 3 mal wieder ein Actionfeuerwerk ohnegleichen. Besonders die Xbox 360-Version wurde grafisch gegenüber dem Vorgänger noch einmal ordentlich aufgepeppt. Das Gameplay wurde durch spielinterne Minispielchen, gelegentliche Weggabelungen und ähnliches ein bisschen aufgelockert, aber nichtsdestotrotz handelt es sich auch bei CoD3 wieder um einen klassischen WWII-Shooter, wie er im Buche steht. Woran es noch immer mangelt, ist eine richtige, zusammenhängende Story.
VGcore (Nov 26, 2006)
Call Of Duty 3 is a good sequel and the best Call of Duty experience yet. What hurts the game though is that it plays a lot like previous COD games, to the point that it is very noticeable, but not altogether a bad thing. The graphics and guns also don’t show off like the more impressive titles do. But the real question is, is this game worth buying? I would say if FPS are your thing, then yes, get this title. The new take on the missions, and the new multiplayer are enough to keep hardcore fans happy. But even if you aren’t a FPS die-hard, and just want an exhilarating experience, then COD3 can provide that too.
GameSpot (Nov 08, 2006)
Though it plays nearly identical to Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3 is a fantastic game with top-notch production values.
IGN (Nov 08, 2006)
I was recently asked by a Japanese game developer why first-person shooters are so popular in America. Don't we get bored of doing the same thing over and over? At the time I was at a loss for an explanation, but after playing Call of Duty 3 I can answer that question. We don't mind playing scores of shooters because month after month we're presented with games in the genre that up the ante in terms of presentation, mechanics, and overall quality. For example, only a year after COD made the jump to high definition on consoles, developer Treyarch has taken the reigns from Infinity Ward and added enough to the successful Call of Duty formula that we were happy to once again join the battle for the free world.
With the 65th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor just passing, the release of Call of Duty 3 would feel appropriate...if not for the fact that a new installment in the franchise gets released each year. I would suggest to Activision that they need to give the series a break, even though Call of Duty 3 is a fantastic entry into the series. With 32 player online multi-player, split-screen offline multi-player and system link, as well as a relatively long single-player, this is one of the few next-gen games that can be justified for the $60 price tag. If you need a second choice shooter after Gears of War on Xbox 360 or Resistance on PS3, Call of Duty 3 should be your pick.
World War II shooters have been done to death, but somehow Call of Duty keeps coming back and making us say otherwise. The single player campaign lasts a solid ten hours and has plenty to offer if you play through on the more challenging difficulties, but the heart of this game lies within the multiplayer. The problems in last year’s release have been dealt with, so now we’re left with an online component that should keep any gamer busy for at least another year. Although it doesn’t compare to Gears of War in terms of innovation, fans out there yearning for another Call of Duty will not be disappointed.
Games Master (Dec, 2006)
A breathtaking experience but lacking the spark and guile to turn it into a classic.
86 (Dec 22, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 expands on the things that made Call of Duty 2 so great. The visuals are astounding and the sound is even better. The only problem is that it really didn’t bring too many new ideas to the table. Definitely rent this if you’re unsure or not really into first person shooters. For those of you that love WWII games, this is for you.
86 (Nov 22, 2006)
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.
86 (Nov 22, 2006)
The bottom line here is that Call of Duty 3 looks superb, its action is flowing, its detailing is immense, and its authenticity unmatched, but conversely it provides worthless gameplay extras where extras are simply not necessary, and it detracts from established and proven foundations through occasionally sloppy delivery - in its core single-player element. Surpassing the success of Call of Duty 2 was never going to be easy, but in order for Treyarch to leave a lasting mark on the series, it needed to rely wholeheartedly on proven structural facets and then build convincingly in its own way. As it is, Treyarch has shot wide of the mark on both of those targets in crafting a piece of heart-pounding but flawed entertainment.
86 (Jan 06, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 isn't finished as detailed as its predecessor and brings, next to a strongly improved multiplayer, little news compared to number 2. What you do get tons of is very intense, varied and exciting action which will keep you busy for quite a few hours. A recommendation for the fans but we expect a bigger leap forward from Infinity Ward when we put the next Call of Duty in our console or PC. This sequel offers more of the same and in the end that's only just enough to convince us. For one last time that is!
Worth Playing (Nov 28, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 may not be the impact title that its predecessor was, but it succeeds on its own as a strong expansion of an existing favorite. Other than a number of glitches and a currently unresolved online issue, the game delivers the same kind of intense experience that made the series a true next-gen contender. Some might dispute the titling of the game, considering the change of developer and lack of truly innovative gameplay, and I don't know that I could put up a strong argument to the contrary. However, though it may be remarkably similar to last year's model, Call of Duty 3 is a fine purchase for next-gen shooter fans.
That said, Call of Duty 3 is one impressive game, and it shows what Treyarch can really do with the hardware given. Shooter veterans should check it out, and Call of Duty fans have no excuse to miss this gem. A few dull, not-so-exciting moments and a little bit of severe glitches keep it from being the ultimate pick, though, but the experience is immersive and worth your wallet’s attention.
MS Xbox World (Nov 13, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 is an immersive game, perhaps the single player is not quite as intense and well thought out as Call of Duty 2’s was, but it is an excellent game in its own right – combine that with the fantastic multiplayer offering then Call of Duty 3 is a must buy for anyone who likes the World War II setting and first person shooter combat. If you have an Xbox Live Gold membership then the online multiplayer alone will keep you hooked for many more months to come.
Game Over Online (Dec 05, 2006)
In the end, I still feel as though Call of Duty 2 offered a superior singleplayer experience to Call of Duty 3. The later relies too much on the numbers game, particularly with the use of German respawns, and while the result is a more action-packed experience, the battles simply aren't as memorable. That's not to say the singleplayer campaign isn't exciting, it is, and with the new enhancements and a more fleshed out multiplayer component, you could argue that Call of Duty 3 is a more complete game than Call of Duty 2 was. Debates aside, one thing is clear, Call of Duty 3 is a WWII shooter well worth enlisting in.
GamePro (US) (Nov 09, 2006)
Call of Duty 2 was a cinematic flash grenade to the senses and was one of the best releases titles on the Xbox 360 last year, so does Call of Duty 3 really have to improve much on this formula? The answer is while the game polishes many of the minor problems that nagged its predecessor as well as expand on what it did so well, COD3 also comes with a few new problems of its own.
Armchair Empire, The (Jan 03, 2006)
While the single player campaign isn’t a drastic improvement over previous versions of the series, the multiplayer goes the distance, providing one of the best experiences available on Xbox Live. For fans of the series, Call of Duty 3 is a must own.
Gameslave UK (Jan 15, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 is a great FPS, fantastic graphics and sound combined with being easy, intuitive game-play leads to a fulfilling experience. The story is good enough to keep you interested and as FPS games go it's quite lengthy, but like most of the genre the single-player lifespan isn't the greatest. Throw in a robust and team-driven online multi-player though, and the game offers a much more long-term appeal.
ActionTrip (Dec 04, 2006)
All in all, I think Call of Duty 3 is a great play. It is not the best 360 game or even the best FPS on the 360 (Gears of War owns that title), but if you want a game with a worthwhile single-player campaign and a great multiplayer component (games with 4-player split-screen rock), then you cannot go wrong picking up this game.
Daily Game (Nov 29, 2006)
While Electronic Arts hunkers down for the next installment in the long-running Medal of Honor series, Activision has been owning the next-generation first-person shooter space with Call of Duty. Last year, Call of Duty 2 was the most popular title played via Xbox Live and became one of the first Xbox 360 games to sell a million units. It's unsurprising that Activision would pursue a third course in the hopes of repeating its success. There's no avoiding the fact that Call of Duty 3 brings little new to the table; however, it succeeds in how well it mixes up gameplay by means of a stunning presentation.
85 (Nov 13, 2006)
Es spielt während des zweiten Weltkriegs, es ist ab 18 Jahren und seine Vorgänger gehören zu den beliebtesten des Genre. Oja! Wir haben Call of Duty 3 für Sie getestet. Sozusagen einem peniblen Waffencheck unterzogen. Schafft es der neue Entwickler an den bisherigen Erfolg anzuschließen? Schauen wir Mal. Wenn Sie also immer noch nicht genug haben von Weltkriegsshootern, dann lesen Sie unbedingt weiter. Falls Sie doch genug haben... lesen Sie trotzdem weiter, es lohnt sich.
GamingExcellence (Mar 06, 2007)
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 mind-blowing 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. COD3 is a keeper, and definitely worth a look.
82 (Nov 24, 2006)
Auf der einen Seite hatte ich mit dem Spiel zweifelsohne viel Spaß. Das Leveldesign ist packend inszeniert, die Action ist großartig und die Technik auf der Xbox360 absolut beeindruckend. Der dritte Teil steht in Sachen Qualität dem Vorgänger daher in nichts nach. Doch für einen Hit reicht es dieses Mal dennoch nicht: das Weltkriegsszenario – ausgelutscht, eine Story oder geschichtliche Hintergründe – Fehlanzeige, die Spielzeit – so kurz wie immer. Außerdem habe ich den Eindruck, inzwischen wirklich jeden Grashalm in der Normandie persönlich zu kennen, in den Vorgängern waren mit Russland und Tunesien wenigstens noch andere Kriegsschauplätze enthalten. Aus diesem Gründen will sich bei mir keine echte Begeisterung mehr einstellen, Call of Duty 3 ist eine routiniert in Szene gesetzte Fortsetzung, die sicherlich viele Freunde finden wird, aber für eine höhere Wertung müsste das Spiel schon wirkliche Verbesserungen gegenüber dem letzten Teil bieten.
DarkZero (2006)
With only a 12 month development time Call of Duty’s third incarnation does not have the same sheen that made its predecessor such as successful 360 launch title. Also the main campaign probably won’t be as memorable as that of COD2 as it does not contain as many stand out “wow” moments. Regardless the game still offers enough small changes and little extras in both single and multiplayer to entice fans of the series back for yet another fight against the odds. However it should be noted that if Ubisoft’s Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway and EA's Medal of Honor: Airborne Assault had not suffered delays and WWII shooters once again filled store shelves COD3 may not look as tempting as it does now.
Xboxygen (Feb 18, 2007)
Call Of Duty 3 s’avère être un bon FPS, beau et jouable, mais une fois de plus relativement court, trop scripté et manquant d’originalité ! Les fans de la série accrocheront à coup sûr, mais les autres préféreront un Gears of War ou un Rainbow Six bien plus profond. Pour les fanas de jeux basés sur la seconde Guerre Mondiale, pensez à la concurrence qui pointe le bout de son nez avec des titres tels que Brothers in arms ou Medal of honor, voire même un CoD2 à un tarif attractif en occasion et au mode live encore bien peuplé.
Video Game Talk (Jan 02, 2007)
If you don't mind going that route then the game is going to be a sure thing for you so go for it. But if you've never played a COD game on the 360 then I suggest saving yourself the cash and buying COD2 first. I can recommend COD3 whole heartedly knowing that it isn't a perfect game, for all its faults it's still a very solid title. Recommended.
TTGamer (Dec 17, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 is one of the Xbox 360's better games but at the same time it does have a few cracks starting to appear. The storyline and atmosphere keep the game from getting old but those who want something new probably won't find too much of it here. The franchise will no doubt continue but hopefully this is the swansong for the game without major changes otherwise it could lose its untouchable status.
80 (Nov 10, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 ist interaktives Popcorn-Kino in Reinkultur. Gehirn abschalten und flashen lassen! Verschnaufpausen gönnt Euch das grafisch beeindruckende Shooter-Epos kaum. Ich hätte es den Entwicklern nicht übel genommen, wenn sie zwischendurch mal zwei Gänge heruntergeschaltet hätten. Audiovisuelle Reizüberflutung, gepaart mit Nonstop-Action - das nutzt sich auf Dauer einfach ab. Obwohl Gameplay und Missionen relativ vielfältig sind und dauernd die Post abgeht, tritt nach ein paar Stunden ein gewisser Übersättigungseffekt ein. Trotzdem ist es das wohl intensivste WW2-Erlebnis, dass man momentan für Geld kaufen kann.
X-Box Gamer (Nov 13, 2006)
Force est de constater que Call of Duty 3 fait assurément partie des plus belles surprises de cette fin d’année. Loin de se contenter de ses acquis, la série d’Activision nous offre un vent de fraîcheur en abordant la seconde guerre mondiale d’une manière nettement plus immersive que dans Call of Duty 2. Les nouveautés sont légion, le jeu bénéficie d’une très grosse amélioration graphique et les modes multijoueurs ont été retravaillés. Un excellent FPS qui, malgré une durée de vie fort limitée, arrive à s’imposer comme une véritable suite, et non pas un simple add-on. Inutile de dire qu’il fait assurément partie des meilleurs titres de cette fin d’année !
Xbox Gazette (Nov 22, 2006)
Quelques défauts, souvent, eux aussi, les mêmes que dans Call of Duty 2 (textures ternes, scènes scriptées et IA modeste), entachent légèrement le rapport final de cette avancée vers la ville-lumière mais on ne fait pas la fine bouche devant un jeu aussi intense de A à Z, qui n'invente rien mais tire la quintessence de ce que le genre "FPS pur et dur" peut offrir : du défoulement, de l'action et de l'immersion, le tout sur une durée de vie fort correcte, puisque l'on mettra une petite quinzaine d'heures pour rallier Paris. Un multi de qualité, qui repose lui aussi sur des bases classiques mais efficaces, comblera les moins solitaires. CoD 3 n'est pas le méga hit qu'il aurait pu être en innovant plus et profitant de quelques mois de développement supplémentaires mais il vient enrichir les rangs de la section de très bons jeux qui prennent d'assaut la fin de l'année.
Gamestyle (2006)
And with that said, to sum up Call of Duty 3 would be to say it's a mixed bag. The single player game, on the one hand, feels rushed, with bugs all over the place, ropey AI and cut scenes that can't be skipped; on the other hand, it offers some lovely missions and action. Multiplayer is Call of Duty 3's saving grace. Lag-free (24 player) online games, classes and some good (although large) maps with vehicles makes Call of Duty 3 a worthy purchase after all.
It’s really not all disastrous though, Call of Duty 3 is a fine game, and even with the problems highlighted the single player will still offer you at least 8 hours of solid entertainment, and even if the online mode never works properly it’s definitely worth checking out, as it’s superb to look at and the few games I did manage to play were highly enjoyable. Just take into account that whilst playing through it, CoD3 will most likely piss you off a fair few times, and you may well want to lob an Xbox 360-shaped grenade out the window.
3DAvenue (Dec 17, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 is one of the Xbox 360's better games but at the same time it does have a few cracks starting to appear. The storyline and atmosphere keep the game from getting old but those who want something new probably won't find too much of it here. The franchise will no doubt continue but hopefully this is the swansong for the game without major changes otherwise it could lose its untouchable status.
Nuts (Nov 17, 2006)
You've survived D-Day, so it's time to liberate Paris and slaughter more Nazis. Gut-churningly realistic WW2 action.
Call of Duty 3 is neither revolutionary or even remarkable when viewed as part of its franchise, but for fans of WW2 action or first-person shooters, there's a lot to love here, particularly in multiplayer. Offline or singleplayers fare less well thanks to the short and simple campaign which lacks co-operative options, but it's a sweet, graphically impressive ride while it lasts. Treyarch's look and sound is superb, and they really know how to evoke the feel of gritty warfare – even without showing blood. But both the singleplayer and multiplayer experience is marred by a bevy of bugs, glitches, dodgy A.I. and problematic physics that really detract from the polish of the package.
FOK!games (Dec 01, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 is een prima spel maar laat voornamelijk door missende innovatie in controls en gameplay wel wat veroudering zien. De serie is toe aan vernieuwing van het concept, want momenteel voelt dit spel aan als een groot expansion pack met betere graphics en een prima multiplayer mode. Fans van de serie zullen smullen van zowel de singeplayer als de multiplayer game, maar er zullen zeker mensen zijn de wow factor uit deel twee niet terug zullen vinden. Als je na zo'n tien uur klaar bent met de singeplayer game kan je gaan genieten van de goede multiplayer mode, maar met nog een paar grote multiplayer games op komst dit laatste kwartaal vraag ik me echter wel af hoe lang de multiplayer mode van Call of Duty 3 publiek blijft trekken.
While not incredibly original or terribly compelling, Call of Duty 3 isn’t a bad game. There is definitely fun to be had playing through this title as long as you aren’t turned off by yet another WWII shooter. The only major problem I have with this game is that it has all been done before. If you’ve played several WWII shooters, you won’t find anything really new here. If you are a fan of the genre, you should definitely play this game. If not, Call of Duty 3 is just more of the same and should probably not rank high on your list of titles to seek out and play
Extreme Gamer (Nov 27, 2006)
Call of Duty 3 isn't going to switch you over if you have always hated Call of Duty games. In Call of Duty 3 we have more of the cinematic heart pounding action that fans have come to love from the series. Call of Duty 3 keeps a good pace and delivers exactly what I expected. The online portion which is unfortunately not available on the Wii, is a popular online game that should hold the value of the game long after you completed the single player mission. Despite a few bugs that should be patched, online is a lot of fun and rivals the single player side of the game. I know the WWII theme has been done to death over the years, but Call of Duty is one of the best and should be checked out if you own a PS3 or Xbox 360.
GameSpy (Nov 10, 2006)
If you've been paying attention this whole time, you've probably come to the conclusion that Call of Duty 3 is a solid game, and you'd be right. It promises intense WWII single and multiplayer action and delivers on both counts. The multiplayer experience is definitely the highlight here, but the single-player campaign is worth a play through. Yes, there is a collection of minor issues that keeps this game from being four or more stars, but it doesn't skimp on fun, and that's what counts the most.
Totally Gaming Network (Jan 03, 2007)
Overall, Call of Duty 3 delivers a very good single-player experience similar to what was found in Call of Duty 2 and should be considered a safe bet for those who enjoyed the latter. If your interest lies solely with playing multiplayer matches, then I would suggest you hold off for a bit until Treyarch has had a chance to re-address the problems that are plaguing this area of the game. Keeping in mind how well Call of Duty 2 rebounded after correcting it’s terrible multiplayer problems, I see no reason why Call of Duty 3 wouldn’t have the same sort of late-comer Xbox LIVE success when the fix is finally discovered.
XboxAchievements (Apr 19, 2008)
A game that feels more like a copy than a continuation of the series, plus the fact that the online never really took off means that it’s only worth a solitary playthrough at best. At least we can take solace in the fact that after this poor showing they got things spectacularly right for the fourth Call of Duty.
PlayDevil (Feb 28, 2007)
In the end, Call of Duty 3 is a decent addition to the Call of Duty franchise. Though it is not the best installment in the series by any means. The small graphical and audio quirks to the frustratingly glitched solo campaign prevent this game from truly taking off. If only a little extra time was taken to address these problems with the addition of a little more polish, this game would have instantly been a must have.
70 (Apr 14, 2007)
Call of Duty 3 reste fidèle à la série. Le mode solo, simple et linéaire est doté d’une réalisation correcte et d’une mise en scène des plus immersive qui satisferont les fans de MOH-like. Pour les autres il reste un mode multi toujours de très bonne qualité qui s’il n’innove que peu reste toujours aussi prenant et offre de nouvelles cartes. A obtenir d’urgence pour les fans du genre. Les autres ne verront que peu de différence par rapport à COD 2.
70 (Nov 13, 2006)
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.
Thunderbolt Games (May 22, 2007)
Call of Duty 3’s unique ideas aren’t enough to separate it from the rest of the pack and it doesn’t maintain the incredibly high standards set at the start of the game. However, amongst a crowded genre Call of Duty 3 manages to stand tall and delivers a solid, if unspectacular recreation of World War II.
As a local multi-player and single player title though, Call of Duty 3 is a better game than its predecessor. It's hard to find fault in something that has improved on this level within the time frame it spent in development. Unless you have an aversion to World War II shooters or absolutely require online play to be a smooth process, this is the best title in the genre.
Diehard GameFan (Jan 10, 2007)
If I were to say that this is a stellar game, the best on the system, I’d be lying through my teeth. If however I were to say that the game is an example of an excellent game in a genre that needs to rest for a while, I wouldn’t be lying at all. Much of the flaws in the game can be traced to boredom with WW2 games, and the developer’s attempts to keep interest of gamers at least one more time. Call of Duty was once a shining example of what can happen when a developer took the time to take what worked about a genre and shine it up really nice. But if you shine something too much you’ll wear it out, and that appears to have happened to Call of Duty.
Gaming Age (2006)
If you really like shooters you won't dislike CoD3. If, on the other hand, you're starting to grow tired of WWII games with the exception of Company of Heroes) you may want to spend your cash elsewhere.
1UP (Nov 08, 2006)
Strengthened with vehicles and support for up to 24 players, the online multiplayer comes in strong enough to save face for the series, but that pales as compensation for the disappointing single-player game. Call of Duty 2 established itself as the game that, to this day, Xbox 360 owners still put in -- not just to show off their system, but because it makes the whole experience so intense, you want to jump back in and be there again. Even for those who wind up enjoying the online component, Call of Duty 3 will long since have been forgotten a year from now.
Gamekult (Nov 10, 2006)
Le renouveau de Call of Duty ne viendra assurément pas de ce troisième épisode. Déjà à l'oeuvre sur Big Red One, Treyarch a repris le flambeau de la série avec une fidélité quasi maniaque au parti pris du "vrai" Call of Duty 2, toujours prêt à s'asseoir sur une certaine notion du réalisme pour privilégier l'action et le spectacle. De ce côté, on ne peut pas s'avouer déçu puisque le jeu n'en finit pas d'enchaîner les scènes épiques et explosives avec un savoir-faire resté intact. La réalisation technique ayant même connu certaines améliorations, le résultat n'en est que meilleur. Il faudra, en revanche, toujours composer avec un gameplay particulièrement basique que la série a de plus en plus de mal à cacher derrière sa mise en scène grandiloquente. L'amateur de fusillade facile y trouvera sans doute son compte, mais il serait temps pour Call of Duty de se remettre un peu en question pour éviter de s'enliser dans son propre concept comme un certain Medal of Honor.
60 (GAF) (Jan 02, 2007)
COD faithful, don't buy this game. It's time to take a stand and demand more. There isn't enough to warrant a purchase here, just go back to Call of Duty 2 and fire up the campaign or multiplayer again. Really, Activision is once again feeding us an experience we've already been through; there just isn't much to discuss. COD2 was a nice launch game. By now we should get more.