Call Of Duty 3
Call of Duty 3 is a World War II first-person shooter and the third installment in the Call of Duty video game series first released on November 7, 2006. It has been released for all three seventh generation video game systems: the PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360. It has also been released on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.
This game was a launch title for the PS3 and Wii in North America, Europe and Australia. It was also the only major Call of Duty installment not to be released for personal computer platforms and the only numerical sequel to date to have been a console-exclusive game alongside Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and Call of Duty: Finest Hour. It was also the second installment in the Call of Duty series to be developed by Treyarch after Big Red One.
In the American story, the place sets a month after D-Day invasion, the player
takes control of Private Nichols, recently arrived in France and eventually attached
to the 29th Infantry Division. Nichols and his squad participate in the capture
of Saint-LŰ. After that, the squad is folded into the 90th Infantry Division
and sent to secure the wooded area of Saint-Germain-Sur-Seves, where intense hedgerow
fighting took place. Soon after, the 90th assaults the town of Mayenne, where
Private Leroy Huxley (voiced by Benjamin Diskin) is tasked with defusing bombs
planted on a bridge to stop the American advance, which is heavily guarded by
German infantry and tanks. Huxley is wounded before he can carry out the order
and Sergeant Frank McCullin successfully defuses the bombs, but is killed in the
Corporal Mike Dixon then assumes command of the squad and is promoted to sergeant.
The squad is later tasked with clearing out ForÍt d'Ecouves so 2nd Battalion
can move through. In the end, Nichols clears the last roadblock with a mortar.
The squad then participates in clearing out a nearby suburbs with a vital crossroads.
Towards the end of the assault Dixon is wounded but survives. After taking a
shortcut through the sewers, they find the crossroads and take it successfully,
with the help of the Sherman tank divisions. Dixon tells his squad about the
Falaise Gap plan to trap the Germans between the Allies.
The unit is then sent to defend the town of Chambois from Axis forces trying
to run through the Falaise Gap. With their position being overrun, the squad
and the surviving soldiers falls back to a church where Guzzo calls in bombing
strafing runs. Private First Class Salvatore Guzzo marks German positions with
flares for air support. Earlier, the squad had supported Baker Company and held
a heavy position while Huxley went to get a bazooka to hold off German tanks.
The squad tried to hold position, but they were soon heavily out-gunned and
fled to the rally point, and the Germans did not hesitate to chase them. The
squad fell back to a heavy German emplacement. While laying smoke, Guzzo is
wounded, and Dixon and Nichols come to his aid and extract him to relative safety.
While treating Guzzo, Dixon is shot in the back, and dies a few moments later.
Guzzo takes command of the squad. After fighting through the rest of the town,
the squad makes their last stand to holds off the Germans. Nichols mans two
Pak 43s, armed with a M1 Bazooka, and a M1903 Springfield as the Americans makes
their last stand against the Germans until reinforcements arrived to sweep the
last of the German resistances.
Three weeks later, Guzzo is promoted to Sergeant, Huxley and Nichols are promoted
to Corporal, and the surviving German forces surrender to the Americans. With
new men in their squad, they continue to march into France as the Allied forces
have gained access to Europe, ending the Battle of Normandy.
During the British and French campaign, the player controls Sergeant James
Doyle, a returning character from Call of Duty: United Offensive and member
of the British Special Air Service. Doyle parachutes into France with a squad
led by Major Ingram, also of Call of Duty: United Offensive fame, and meets
up with members of the Maquis Resistance. Due to fire from an 88 mm gun, their
Handley Page Halifax is shot down. The plane drops the squad and the two jeeps.
Soon after making contact with the French resistance, SAS and French Resistance
fighters attack a German anti-aircraft position. The French Resistance and SAS
then try to destroy a German-held fuel plant. While escaping, Ingram is captured
and tensions rise as Corporal Keith accuses one of the Resistance members, Marcel,
of collaborating with the Germans. Against the advice of the Resistance, Keith
and Doyle attempt to locate Ingram. Soon after rescuing Ingram, French and British
fighters attempt to stop the executions of captured Resistance fighters. They
rush to save as many as they can, but in the process the Resistance loses one
of their significant members, Isabelle DuFontaine, who is killed after planting
an explosive charge on an armored car. The remaining French Resistance pockets
and the British Commandos group up and move to gather with the Allies as they
take the fight into the rest of Europe.
The Canadian aspect of the campaign involves members of the 4th Canadian
(Armoured) Division. It is centered on Private Cole, led by World War I veteran
Lieutenant Jean-Guy Robichaud, who demonstrates a proud and often haphazard
style of leadership, often making assaults and completing objectives beyond
his assigned mission at the risk of his own men. Robichaud commands a platoon
in the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada. The platoon captures an
industrial area and successfully defends it from a larger German force. While
the Polish 1st Armored Division guards their western flank, the unit clears
a forest near the Laison River, during which Robichaud berates a young radio
operator, Pvt. Leslie Baron, over his lack of combat participation. Tension
builds between the two, and Baron insists that he is not a coward. Robichaud
dismisses him and assigns him to act as radio operator for a Polish unit where
he is later killed in action. Robichaud proceeds to clear a town to rescue a
captured Canadian tank crew, but rather than withdraw with the rescued servicemen
he decides to assist in capturing the whole town. After a King Tiger tank appears,
the men plant demolition charges in a German ammunition dump to destroy the
tank. But one of the fuses is defective, and Sgt. Callard manually detonates
it, sacrificing himself in the process. Robichaud and Cole are wounded, and
Sergeant Callard is killed. A saddened Robichaud decides to nominate Callard
for the Victoria Cross and promote Cole, and presumably Private Peterson, to
corporal. They then start moving more Canadian reinforcements through the town
to aid the Polish struggling to defend Hill 262.
The Polish campaign revolves around Cpl. Wojciech Bohater, a tank driver
in the Polish 1st Armored Division hunting more German tanks. Bohater participates
in a sweep across the French countryside, engaging German armor. The Poles later
move into defensive positions at the base of Hill 262, which is assaulted by
the remnants of the German 7th army desperate to escape the Falaise Pocket.
Bohater and his crew defend the hill against German tanks, but eventually their
tank is damaged where many German infantry units overrun their position, forcing
the crew to abandon it. They join in the battle alongside the Polish infantry
units and other tank crews, holding off the German offensive. The Poles continue
to take heavy casualties, including two of the main characters, Corporal Rudinski
and Sergeant Kowalski, while waiting for Canadian reinforcements, and start
to retreat up the Mace through pockets of German-infested trenches. The Canadian
radio operator, Pte. Baron, arrives to call in artillery support. When a German
advance forces the Polish troops to fall back in the Mace, Baron argues with
them, refusing to retreat since he is tired of being called a coward. He is
shot in the head and killed by the Germans, and Ulan scavenges his radio, which
he uses to call for artillery strikes. In the final stand against the German
counterattack, Major Jachowicz commands Bohater and the surviving soldiers to
defend the hill against the advancing German troops. He defends the other side
of the hill and finally, as green flares illuminate the skies, the Royal Canadian
Air Force commence bombing runs on the German troops and armor. Reinforcements
then arrive to aid the Poles on Hill 262. After the victory, Lieutenant Robichaud
is seen talking with Major Jachowicz, saying that he and his men have done an
excellent job at defending the hill, and also telling him that the Germans still
have an escape route: Chambois. Presumably Bohater is promoted to sergeant and
Ulan is promoted to corporal, and the soldiers move to prevent the Germans from
escaping in Chambois.