Conclusion: The inclusion on mini-games of sorts, where you input button routines as you disarm equipment and plant explosive, are a nice touch. In a few unsuspecting, in-your-face tussles with the enemy, the game turns into an unsettling wrestling match of button mashing, ending in the brutal death of the...
Summary: A great but not perfect entry in the Call of Duty series.
Pros: Solid controls, immersive storyline, and advanced A.I., The developers did a remarkable job in the audio department., Notable texturing, particle effects, and smooth animations in the way of graphics.
Cons: Nonexistence of online leaderboards., The game doesn't really break any new ground.
Excerpt: Call of Duty 3 came in and I had every intention of passing it to Starscream for review, as he is a huge COD fan. After all, I had played Call of Duty: The Big Red One on the PS2 and absolutely hated it! Everything was so dark and I just didn’t think it was the least bit entertaining.
Excerpt: It seems fashionable to be down on WWII shooters, but I don't think I'll ever grow bored of them - well at least not the good ones. It's a little unfair to group the Call of Duty series in with all the rest as it has rarely put a foot wrong, on consoles and PC.
Excerpt: The venerable Call of Duty series is one of the many (read: way too many) World War II simulators that actually surprised me with its frantic gun-play, scripted and unscripted events and pure hyperactive mayhem that seemed to best capture the feeling of being in a full-blow war.
Conclusion: While I have mixed feelings about WWII games I have become a fan of the Call of Duty franchise. It handles the war with the correct amount of weight and presents a realistic enough atmosphere that it could almost be a first person documentary.
Excerpt: Another interactive re-telling of WWII combat that oozes grief and conveys a palpable sense of empathy for ordinary men in extraordinary situations. Same old great stuff on different new game systems. Duty Calls. Again.