Excerpt: Not only did Call of Duty 2 help kickoff the Xbox 360 in November of 2005, it was hands-down the system's best launch title. Here we are a year later and Call of Duty 3 is already hitting store shelves.
Summary: All in all, Call of Duty 3 is a
worthy addition to the franchise and a good game for the money. And while
there's nothing really new or innovating added to this latest version,
its highly-replayable campaign and massive multiplayer support is still
a strong follow-up to the venerable series.
Pros: Pretty and entertaining, with great multi-player options.
Excerpt: Call of Duty had made its reputation already on PC thanks to innovative gameplay, beautiful graphics and an unseen level of intensity. The successor, CoD2, was a launch game on Xbox360 and made an even bigger impact on that platform.
Conclusion: 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...
Conclusion: As good as can be expected campaign from the dying genre. Intensity did not last as long as the gameplay. Phenomenal multiplayer that’s unfortunately underrated. A great game…but please. Please! No more. It was great while it lasted.
Conclusion: Treyarch has managed to work out some great
qualities into the sound effects of Call of Duty
3. You’ll feel every rumble from grenades, the
shock from surprise melee attacks, and the
impact from a bullet to the shoulder.