Call of Duty 3 review

A superior shooter that takes advantage of some - but not all - of the PS3's capabilities

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Water and explosions look amazing

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    Drivable vehicles in multiplayer

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    Motion-sensing Nazi brawls


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    Some characters seem a little wooden

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    Clearing too many same-y old houses

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    Unending stream of enemy soldiers

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You’re past the hard part - you’ve somehow managed to secure a PS3. Now, what to play on it? After Resistance, your best bet might just be a sequel. Fortunately, that sequel is Call of Duty 3, which repeats its successful formula of strikingly realistic graphics and dramatically scripted action, but adds enough new features this time around to make it worth your re-enlisting.

Call of Duty 3 is still the same straight-arrow scripted game-on-rails it was back when wewere playing Call of Duty 2 for Xbox 360, but the developer 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.

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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
Platform"Xbox 360","PS3","Wii","Xbox","PS2"
US censor rating"Teen","Teen","Teen","Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"","","","",""
Alternative names"CoD 3"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)