The follow-up to the popular Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3 delivers the heart-pounding thrill of being right in the middle of combat during the Normandy Breakout, the historic campaign that made the liberation of Paris possible.
Players assume the roles of four ordinary Allied soldiers—American, British, Canadian and Polish—and are thrust onto an authentic, living battlefield to experience a variety of realistic and brutal combat situations.
Designed specifically for the next generation of consoles, Call of Duty 3 isn’t just a pretty face. Along with some of the best looking graphics you'll have ever seen, the game also features a new physics engine, a procedural environment and detailed ensemble animations. Players will need rapid reflexes to survive as they experience an all-new close-quarters battle mechanic. Improved environmental physics will allow you to destroy enemy soft cover hideouts, forcing foes out into the open. Be warned though - your enemy can use exactly the same tactic.
With up to 24 players able to battle it out via single or split-screen, there’s plenty of action to be had online. Players have the choice to play as infantry or commandeer multiple-occupancy vehicles, including tanks, jeeps, and motorcycles with side-cars, leading to unique mobile combat roles for intense multiplayer mayhem. Call of Duty 3 also offers soldier classes, each with class specific abilities, and a ranking system for truly diversified squad combat.
The recently re-launched CallofDuty.com will provide enough new features to satisfy even the most dedicated fans. While there, you can sign up to receive a Call of Duty newsletter, complete with the latest news and updates. Clips and screenshots are also available, along with press comments and opinions. Call of Duty 3 will be released for Xbox, PS2, Xbox 360, PS3, PSP and Wii. The Xbox, PS2 and Xbox 360 versions are due to hit NZ stores on November 17th, and will be rated R16.
The Good: Not just next-gen graphics, but next-gen everything.
The Bad: Don't have a 360? You'll be stuck in a current-gen battle.
The Ugly: Keen to stomach the brutality of war?