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Call of Duty 3 review

More of the same but not in a bad way

Call of Duty 3 is still the same straight-arrow, scripted, game-on-rails its predecessor was but developer Treyarch has refined this new iteration to such an extent that you'll barely notice the lack of freedom. You'll still find yourself facing a never-ending onslaught of Nazi forces that won't relent until you make a mad dash into their midst (enabling your allies to move up), but this time you've got an even more gorgeous environment to do it in.

Above: Theweather effects are lovely and really give the impression of rain hitting puddles

Nowhere is the staggering attractiveness of the game more apparent than in the second level. Commando crawling through the mud and rivulets of a rural France, we were captivated by the rain effects that created devastatingly beautiful creeks for us to slog through.

Granted, most of the game involves retaking Nazi occupied France, so a lot of the environment ends up being bombed-out houses, but it's the little environmental treats that really show off Call of Duty 3's best graphics.

More Info

GenreShooter
DescriptionAnother year, another WWII shooter - but this year's model includes enhanced online play and tweaked gameplay.
Franchise nameCall of Duty
UK franchise nameCall Of Duty
PlatformXbox 360, PS3, Wii, Xbox, PS2
US censor ratingTeen
Alternative namesCoD 3
Release date7 November 2006 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)