Download AA3 Today and Become a Member of the elite America's Army Team! America's Army fans and new players alike can now experience America's Army 3, the official U.S. Army game.
User reviews:
Recent:
Mixed (38 reviews) - 57% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Mixed (1,974 reviews) - 66% of the 1,974 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jun 17, 2009

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Check Out the latest installment "America's Army: Proving Grounds"



Download AA3 Today and Become a Member of the elite America's Army Team!
America's Army fans and new players alike can now experience America's Army 3, the official U.S. Army game, which has more authentic military elements including training, technology, weapons, and audio than any other military game.
Built on Unreal Engine 3, AA3 delivers stunningly realistic characters, environments, lighting effects, animations, and team-based experiences. In the game where Every Detail Counts™, players are bound by Rules of Engagement (ROE) and gain experience as you navigate challenges in team-based, multiplayer, force-on-force operations. With 15 different map/mission combinations and exclusive advanced training that allows you to unlock new abilities and customize your gear, you'll experience Soldiering in the U.S. Army like never before.
Find strength like no other in a game like no other. Start your mission now!
When you play AA3 on Steam, you'll earn Steam Achievements, ranking up among your friends as you earn distinguished status, badges, medals and ribbons. With AA3 on Steam, you can also save your keyboard bindings to the Steam Cloud - just login to your Steam account and fire up AA3 on any PC to utilize your custom settings.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2/Vista
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Single Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB of Available Hard Disk Space
    • Input: Keyboard and mouse
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection
    Recommended:
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP SP2/Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 7950 or better/ATI X1950 or better)
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: Creative EAX 4.0 compliant sound card (Audigy 2, X-Fi series)
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB of Available Hard Disk Space
    • Input: Keyboard and mouse
    • Multiplayer: Broadband Internet connection
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Recent:
Mixed (38 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (1,974 reviews)
Recently Posted
Catalion
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Use http://www.gametracker.com to find more servers.
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SnakeDog
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
the controlls are ♥♥♥♥ed up
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moab
( 2,940.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I've been a fan of AA3 since Army Recruiters gave out the original Pipeline back around 2002. The X-Box game (Rise of a Soldier) was a good game, and I wished some of those maps would have ended up in this game.
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Foofy ≧'◡'≦
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
Its what you expect. Pew pew die die. respawn and repeat.
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Gana Luya
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
bok gibi aq
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PAvel Solochiny
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Product received for free
Australias Army-
"Shoot those ♥♥♥♥ing Arab ♥♥♥♥♥ already you ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥"
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Dragonpiercer
( 18.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
ok so i loved the game but, the people were just jerks on there. now i understand it gets annoying when theres a noob on your team but i'm not that bad and i was getting kick from severs left and right. also after about a month i could not play online at all which means i could not play with my friends. the only reason i liked the game is becuase of the missons other then that this game sucks unless you are super good at it. point is is not noob friendly severs at all and now i can't even play the game.
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Mr.Sniper
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
хорошая игра но как в ней играть
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bayjell Spart0n
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
too much clumsy controls, and not enough training/tutorial
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goon fye
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
flooded with english-speaking pakis
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DJ Mustard
( 17.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
well i joined the airforce now so theres that
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The Soviet Tanker
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
good but
i cant find servers ojojojojojojojo
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✩RanWorksJK✩ TUGA
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
sucks. not much else i can say
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mykingjr
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
I saw that some people didn't like it, but I tried it anyways.
I accidently shot my commander in the foot 20 times: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=671700001

Sadly I couldn't find a single server, it would be nice if more people played.
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DatNoelGuy
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Waiting for ISIS DLC.
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jkcb28
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
training SUCKS and the online game SUCKS!!!!
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Bernardo
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
Shoot people who look like you, or shoot people who don't look like you... just shoot people.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Product received for free
bok gibi aq
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
Product received for free
the controlls are ♥♥♥♥ed up
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
Product received for free
too much clumsy controls, and not enough training/tutorial
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
70 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
*joins server

*kills 2 peaple

*dies

*gets screamed at for dying

*next round

*kills a man

*gets yelled a whole bunch of cordinates

* didnt know ur suposed to follow squad leader

*kills two more peaple

*gets yelled at for being a noob

*someone screaming orders

*someone screams there hit

*doesnt know whats going on

*getting shot by teammates

*still peaple screaming

*theres a russian guy

*thought this was american army

*gets killed by russian man

*gets baned

i rate 10/10

still dont know what 6B/2F is

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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
Shoot people who look like you, or shoot people who don't look like you... just shoot people.
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
230 of 292 people (79%) found this review helpful
303 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2015
it is pretty good back then, but now community is dead :C

>be a medic during a attack on the enemy base
>we have to cross a bridge
>epicattack.exe
>people get shot all around me
>i tend to the first guy next to me
>"tell me wife... i love her"
>i tell him "Nah mate you will tell her yourself!"
>he begins to fade
>"HANG IN THERE MATE" i shout at him
>Commander shouts over radio "PULL BACK DAMMIT"
>i call back on the radio "There is still people out here!"
>He responds "its too late, so pull back Now!"
>i run away from the dying soldier
>he looks at me and tells me "remember what i told you...."
>he dies right there.

To this day i still haven't told his wife that he loved her
10/10 would not tell again
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88 of 95 people (93%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
475.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
This was an amazing game. It got me hooked in the realistic war sim genre and I met some of the nicest gamers in this game. The community was amazing, the game was tense, and my adrenaline would flow when I was being shot at while giving medical treatment to my buddy. Most notable was that this game gave you all the content right away for free. The game serves as a wonderful promotional tool for the Army in a fun format. Also the game featured the most realistic training in any game ever. Most servers required you to complete this training as well. It gave me a look into how the Army works. Over all this game is by far 10/10 would shoot my drill seargent again, but then...

PUNKBUSTER SCREWED US ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

THIS GAME IS NOW UNPLAYABLE BECAUSE PUNKBUSTER DOESN'T WORK RIGHT AND MOST SERVERS HAVE UNFORTUNATELY SHUT DOWN OR BEEN ABANDONED BECAUSE NO ONE CAN PLAY

RIP AA3
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Alright, let's talk about America's Army 3.

If you haven't already guessed, it's the third installment. Coming from America's Army 2, it's a slight let down. That said, the game does have far better mechanics then it's predecessor (AA2), and even it's successor (Proving Grounds). It has all the mandatory and fundamental features/mechanics you expect from a tactical shooter. The game has a very authentic feel when playing it tactically. However, all that falls apart because of the poor server performance, terrible netcode, and inconsistent hit detection; sometimes you'll slay everyone left and right, and other times your weapon appears to be firing blanks.

Because of that, the game ends up benefitting from a more aggressive, run & gun style of play. So you'll see players firing in fully automatic, spraying down targets, strafing back and forth, spamming grenades, and so on. If you're the kind of guy (like me), that takes things slower, covering every angle and watching every corner, you should come out on top. But when it comes to shot placement, it's very inconsistent. You'll be the one to take accurate, semi-automatic fire at an enemy, and he'll spray back at you, and more often than not, he'll win the firefight, strictly based on the poor hit detection. Even though you line up those shots perfectly center mass, they'll feel like they do nothing at all, and even if you do win that engagement, chances are you were wounded in the process.

In short, this is an incredible game hampered down by those issues. If it was well polished, bug free, and had excellent online server performance, this game would be amazing. I want to love this game. I really do. It is an addicting game, with interesting gamemodes, and realistic weapon handling and maneuvering.

The reason why I'm recommending this game, is because it's FREE. It costs you nothing, and it's a decent experience. But you'll no doubt see the potential the game has, and wish it was better in all those areas I covered. Even with all its faults, I prefer it considerably over that of Proving Grounds, which in my opinion is an abhorrent game and a disgrace to the America's Army series.

If you want to see what AA2 was all about, look up "25Assist." It's a community made effort to bring America's Army 2.5 back to life, and has been running since around 2010. If the same love and care that was applied to 25Assist was applied here for AA3, it would no doubt be one of the best tactical shooters out there.

In the end, it's fun, and you may enjoy it, but you'll just keep thinking about how much better it could be.
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Dead community, no servers.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 9, 2015
No servers and terrible controls. Do not get it even if it`s free. Buy Arma instead
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,362 of 1,590 people (86%) found this review helpful
1,358 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Shot my drill instructor and went to prison for it
10/10 most realistic shooter out there
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442 of 539 people (82%) found this review helpful
163 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 21, 2015
When I was in the army and we went to the simulator for a day, we used Arma.... Play Arma, even the Army uses it.
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489 of 601 people (81%) found this review helpful
273 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 17, 2015
I had my most epic game moment ever playing this game. The map was snow canyon and after several rounds I was finally able to cycle into the sniper position. 18v18 game. I find a nice place to go prone in the foiliage by a log and survey the battle to the best of my ability. I'm way too far away and its hard to get a clear shot, I'm feeling more and more useless as time goes on because I cannot see anybody. Before long, I check the team status and discover I am the only guy left alive on my side whereas almost the entire enemy team is alive.

Right about then, I'm getting general chat messages thrown at me like grenades:
"KILL YOURSELF"
"STUPID SNIPER"
"THIS WILL TAKE FOREVER"
"HE IS ON TOP OF THE CANYON, KILL HIM"

I do my best to ignore them, my heart starts pumping. Then I see an enemy.

Just like they tought me in the in-game sniper training, I found a target across the canyon running parallel to me. I fired and he went down.

"NICE SHOT!"
"HAHAHA"
"♥♥♥♥! HE GOT ME!"

Then I see another. Bang, dead. My heart is pounding with excitment. I reel around to the bottom of the canyon where it looks like someone is shooting at me. I have the superior advantage. Bang, dead.

Bang, dead.

Bang, dead.

The chat is going absolutely crazy.

I don't know how I did it, but I managed to take out the entire team single handedly in one of the more realistic sniper sims.

Log onto another server and promptly get owned, and conistently get owned from that point on. I don't care, this epic moment keeps me warm.

Awesome game even though its a propogandic as all hell 15/10
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458 of 576 people (80%) found this review helpful
246 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2015
It's alright if you can't afford Insurgency.
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251 of 307 people (82%) found this review helpful
314 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 21, 2015
Shot the drill sergeant and went to jail. 11/10 for realism, would go Full Metal Jacket again
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212 of 269 people (79%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
286.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
Although this game has been abandoned, it was still one of the best FPS games out there. Not only was it free, but it offered a completely different kind of tactical gameplay not found other shooters. The entire games foundation was based on teamwork and communication and required you to think before you pulled your trigger.

It is still playable but you'll find that the amount of servers to play on small... and the amount of players even fewer.
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97 of 109 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
201.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21, 2014
By no means is this "the best FPS ever", but you will be hard pressed to find a more realistic shooter. The physics are realistic, weapons are not one-shot death-lasers, and if you want any medical attention you will need to emphasize teamwork. But probably the best thing about the game is the oddly mature community! I can't remember ever being trolled or cussed out...Call of Duty kids must not know this game exists.
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211 of 276 people (76%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2013
Dear americans: Your tax money being well spent!
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