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5.0 out of 5 stars intense war shooter
Any xbox owners looking for an exciting and realistic war
game should purchase this. The graphics are impressive on
a par even with 360 and ps3 versions although probably not
as polished.
Fabulous explosions with smoke effects accompany intense battles with planes flying overhead. After an initial training level
you are thrust into a cemetery...
Published on 26 Feb 2007 by stephen

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3.0 out of 5 stars Xbox Original Review: Looks very close to it's Xbox 360 counterpart
Yet another FPS based on WW2. However, I am here to let you know that this is one of the most enjoyable so far. The tagline is a quote from in the game, that kicks off your first foray into combat in a great game. Atmosphere, great effects, and a plethora of weapons and strategies to employ.

This is the CoD game that finally nailed it. Some of you may remember...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars intense war shooter, 26 Feb 2007
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Call of Duty 3 (Xbox) (Video Game)
Any xbox owners looking for an exciting and realistic war
game should purchase this. The graphics are impressive on
a par even with 360 and ps3 versions although probably not
as polished.
Fabulous explosions with smoke effects accompany intense battles with planes flying overhead. After an initial training level
you are thrust into a cemetery where a ferocious battle is
taking place.
The game is linear, but their is no denying its an exciting
recreation of the normandy landings.
This is one of the last stand out titles for the xbox and is well worth a purchase.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Xbox Original Review: Looks very close to it's Xbox 360 counterpart, 25 April 2014
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Yet another FPS based on WW2. However, I am here to let you know that this is one of the most enjoyable so far. The tagline is a quote from in the game, that kicks off your first foray into combat in a great game. Atmosphere, great effects, and a plethora of weapons and strategies to employ.

This is the CoD game that finally nailed it. Some of you may remember Big Red One. While a good game, it had a lot of flaws, like the old school medkit system. This can force you to be far too conservative, and in a game where the enemy respawns until you move forwards, it was not a good idea. This time, you have a regenerating health system. No health meter, but your screen slowly starts to turn red, until it tells you to find cover. If not, you will be killed. Another great aspect that hasn't been properly implemented before, the choice of multiple paths in a level. Often, you will be told to choose between three or so paths.

Unfortuantely, since CoD games have a tendency to have repetitive battles, it is just a different backdrop. It also has the most open level in CoD ever. The Forest is a very wide area, and you are given a sniper rifle, so you can go about this however you want. Sniping, going form tree to tree, or rambo, running at the cowering Germans. This brings me to the combat. While it is good, you can seriously win the game using only two guns. MP40 and Kar98, both German, and both with easily replenished ammo. Other guns are introduced later, but you really only need a machine gun for inside, and a rifle for outside.

However, on the American levels, where you will have many allies that die easily, you can find plent yof ammo for the M1 Garand, which is once again at full power. Another addition is that of actually decent vehicle levels, a rare thing for CoD. From spotting targets for a tank, to driving one through the country, it adds a whole new layer. And the mini games, like setting charges, and rowing a boat though little button combos, and about 4 one on one fights with german soldier. Overall, grea new additions to a dying genre, but nothing breakthrough.

This takes place during the liberation of France, and you will spend most of the time fighting in the Falais Gap, trying to take the key town Chambois. The levels are split up between the American infantry, Polish armored division, British SAS (with help from the resistance), and Canadian infantry. The stories are linked together nicely, and without spoiling it, it sets up a rescue very well (and made for a great defense stage). The story will get you involved, right from the training at the beginning, to the final assault at the end.

It is entirely seen in first person, apart from one or two parts in cutscenes, and people refer to you by name, and you may even develop favorite personalities. As far as a WW2 FPS goes, this carries a very good story.

Very good, considering it is on the old Xbox. Guns are great, fully detailed, and with a smooth animation when you go to iron sights. The humans are well done, with authentic uniforms, and gear. One of the only issues is the running animation, which is a tad blocky. Cutscenes are done using what I assume was the 360 engine, and a very slick, which can be seen right from the introduction movie.

The levels look great, and the smoke effects, along with the explosions and shaking screen, makes for one of the most beautiful and immerse games of the last generation. One problem is that every German is very generic, and they only have 3-4 different uniforms on the same face/voice.

The acting is almost immaculate, with everyone fitting their role. The guns have appropriate sounds, for example, if a shot comes from a distance, you hear the crack, the whizzing, and the impact. One of the only gripes is the constant use of "Hear is the situation." to lead onto a next objective.

It's mindless, explosive fun, with car chases, tanks, guns, and everything a guy could want.
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4.0 out of 5 stars C.o.d. 3 lesser brother to C o d 2, 3 Aug 2007
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= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Call of Duty 3 (Xbox) (Video Game)
Having played COD1 and COD2 I was really looking forward to COD3 but found myself somewhat letdown.True the graphics are good and the explosions fun but COD3 has some problems.Firstly is the cut scenes,MY GOD THEY GO ON AND ON AND ON! and you cant get out of them! you have to listen to the same "start of level" drivel every time you load in your game!.Why did they miss out the "jump to end" button?.
Collision detection is next,There are some serious shortcomings in this department.You can often clearly see your target,your gun muzzels is no where near the cover your hiding behind but your bullets are still hitting the wall or tank your hiding behind!(see stuart tank ,2nd lvl, beginning for good example.)Also you can often not shoot an enemy partially obscured by vegetation but they sure as hell can shoot you!.There are also areas and situations in which you can get "jammed" neccesitating a restart which is annoying,it is thankfully rare but happend to me twice.
I prefer COD2 for the single player campaign,its much smoother and feels more polished.Also you dont have to put up with the naff "hand to hand combat" sequence.I also liked the ability to jump out of windows or over walls too in COD2.I do like the ability to pick up and throw back the enemy grenades in COD3,thats a nice touch and quite useful.
I really play this game for the online gaming which i must admit I'm addicted to.Its just SO MUCH FUN!
There are some problems here too such as some players(quite rightly so)complaining in particular about some of the weapon options.The axis weapons tend to be a little(or alot,depending on combat class)out performed by the comparitive allied weapons.My particular pet hate is the MP44 heavy assult axis weapon.Why was such a coveted weapon by both sides in WW2 so rubbish in the game?.IF it was this crap in reality NOBODY would have wanted it!The online version is not as good as the campain one,its inaccurate and lacks stopping power and desperately needs a reworking/upgrade to address these faults .There are also some map gitches which certain poor players have to use to try to be any good at all in the game.removing those would be worth while and help keep down the aggro lvls when your up against cheats!.
One other improvement would be the ability to boot a player off who is making themselves a nuisence such as team killers,foulmouths and cheats.

However i do like this game,campaign and online, but would absolutely adore it if these problems were sorted out.However if you want a good single player game, go for COD2 but for online play go for COD3!
I look forward to COD4 with baited breath!hope fully they will have sorted out the problems found in COD3!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars okay, 22 May 2012
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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this is a realy good game but the one problem with it you cant do split screen multiplayer this is realy anoying because we only hyave 1 xbox but me and my brother like playing multiplayer.
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