Sunday, March 22, 2009

Review: Call of Duty 3

Note: I have noticed this page has been trending recently and I believe this to be because of the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This review is of the 2006 Call of Duty 3 release. Please enjoy my review and leave a comment below. Also some edits have been made to correct spelling, grammar and removal of videos.

I have been playing this game for a while now and I do realise that it is aged since its release but this is how I am getting to playing these games.

Call of Duty 3 is the next advancement of the smash hit First Person shooter WWII games Call of Duty & Call of Duty II. Similarly to it predecessors, you play several characters as you advance through the game in various countries armies to beat the Nazi Germans.

This game takes no time in getting right into the action. You being as an American private and you brush up on your weaponry skills by taking out some practice targets. Once this is complete, you move into the back off a troop carrier and get right into the war.

Controlls are identical to the previous which allows you to get on with the job.

These are my main problems with the game (and as a disclaimer, I have only played the XBOX 360 version). I have found this release to be riddled with glitches and inconsistencies. In the first level of the game while walking through a bomb-damaged house, I was confront with a chair floating through the air. In the following YouTube clip, it shows a similar glitch with a radio wondering through the air (Apologies for the quality).

Edit: [Removed video as it's no longer available]

Also I found that it is easy to spot Nazis spawning and respawning even when you are taking aim. There doesn't seem to be a reason why they need to just disappear and reappear at the next window but it does become very frustrating.

Sound in the game is extraordinary with sound effects and timing of music during battle. However you will find that voices are poorly synced with lips.


Overall, the amount of poor development and glitches in the game really do spoil the fun of the game. Graphics are details and clear. Sound is also up to par. Call of Duty 3 does rank as a top War First Person Shooter.

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