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Is Call of Duty 3 actually a sequel to Big Red One?

Unlike Call of Duty 2 which was developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty 3 was developed by Treyarch, the same people who made Call of Duty 2: Big Red One. Now was Call of Duty 3 actually a sequel to Big Red One and not the Call of Duty 2 we all know and love?

Well first off, I feel like Call of Duty 2: Big Red One and Call of Duty 3 share lots of similarities when it comes to the game itself. Just play the game and you'll see what I mean. I don't know exactly how to explain it but it just feels more like Big Red One.

Call of Duty 2: Big Red One is a mystery itself. Why did they even bother putting a 2 in the title? Why didn't they just call it "Call of Duty: Big Red One"? It might be because Call of Duty 3 was intended to be a sequel to that game and not Call of Duty 2 because the same studio who brought us Call of Duty 2: Big Red One was also the one who brought us Call of Duty 3 one year later.

Which game do you guys think Call of Duty 3 is a sequel to? Call of Duty 2? Call of Duty 2: Big Red One? Both?



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This game was released on the same year as COD2. It was meant to satisfy the previous generation consoles which was PS2, GameCube, and Xbox. It's in the same story arc as COD2.

So, yes, COD3 is the sequel to both games.

BTW, both games were using the same engine, so the similarities are there because of that.
Not only that. But the story of the game too. Not the story itself, but rather how it presented itself. Like with the interaction between the characters. It's very similar to Call of Duty 3.

But hey, that's just a theory. A game theory!

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