Excerpt: in the last couple of years. With serious PC issues on launch for the last two games and campaigns that were memorable but short with little replay value, I've had a hard time considering any recent
Excerpt: As an Xbox 360 launch title Call of Duty 2 was certainly one of the best on the system, and even a year later it remains as one of the 360’s greatest games. A third instalment in the series was always a dead cert, and this time the authenticity of World War II has been brought to life by Treyarch, the development team behind the excellent Call of Duty 2: Big Red One.
Conclusion: Although Call of Duty 3 feels exactly like the other games in the series, it's definitely the best looking WWII game we've seen. There's a ton of little details to help make the proceedings feel very realistic, from the depth of field blur that happens every time you use the iron sights on your weapon to the amazing smoke effects.
Summary: Call of Duty 3 expands on the things that made Call of Duty 2 so great. The visuals are astounding and the sound is even better. The only problem is that it really didn’t bring too many new ideas to the table. Definitely rent this if you’re unsure or not really into first person shooters. For those of you that love WWII games, this is for you.
Excerpt: Call of Duty 2 was one of the most compelling reasons to jump in and get an Xbox 360 at launch. The game was one of the system’s first top sellers and even managed to trump the much anticipated and highly hyped Perfect Dark Zero . Call of Duty 3 doesn’t play all that differently than the second installment, but is that really a bad thing? Gears of War may be getting all the love for its amazing visuals, but Call of Duty 3 does a damn find job of stacking up.
Summary: Call of Duty 3 continues the good name of the franchise, and despite the change of developer to Treyarch, and therefore lack of a PC version, CoD3 is a great game, full of non-stop action. The graphics have been improved to bring it further into the next-gen era and Treyarch have brought some interesting ideas to the table which, while they don't dramatically change the franchise or reinvigorate the WW2 genre they're good attempts at bringing in new elements.
Excerpt: It has only been a few seasons since Activision released the original Call of Duty for the PC. In the matter of a few years, Call of Duty has been transformed into one of the company's biggest cash cows. With a new Call of Duty getting released each of the past three holiday seasons, including three on current-gen and two on the Xbox 360, the importance of the franchise is apparent.
Excerpt: I don't know how my dad survived World War 2. Well, I do know, actually. He had a desk job, writing dispatches and reports from a captured German estate during the final few months of the conflict. Had he been in a firefight like that which opens Treyarch's CALL OF DUTY 3, I doubt I'd be here today.