America’s Army: Proving Grounds is the official game of the U.S. Army and part of the highly acclaimed America’s Army game series. This free military game focuses on small unit tactical maneuvers and puts you to the test in a wide variety of new America’s Army maps as well as AA fan favorites.
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Mostly Positive (141 reviews) - 77% of the 141 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 1, 2015

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August 30

AAPG First Released Three Years Ago

8/29/2013 was the initial release date of AAPG and the start of the open beta.

It is hard to believe it has been three years! People today are playing a vastly different game than the one we first released.

We released with 12 maps (ignoring BDX/FLO versions of the same map. All but the Hospital family of maps were "training" maps. They were not well received by many people. I can't blame them; we didn't like them all that much either. It is a long story as to why those maps were made the way they were.

Our features have changed and evolved over time. For the better I hope. Some examples:

When the game first came out people could spectate their own dead bodies. This was a bad idea. :) We knew it but it took a while to get permission to change that. One would often hear "Nade my body!" over comms in those days.

Once upon a time players could be revived twice and downed bodies would never bleed out. Made for a very different game then. We are much happier with the current implementation.

It has been quite a journey. I am proud of what our team has accomplished. Most will never know the obstacles we have had to overcome. Every game has its challenges and working for the Army has its own unique set of challenges! I know some in the community will never be satisfied. That is fine, that is how things are. Can't please everyone all the time. Even Overwatch and its 15 million players has its critics.

AAPG isn't done. In the short term we have more UMM contest winning maps and a net code update is on the horizon.

Thanks for playing America's Army. We only ask that you enjoy it!

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A quick tour of other notable updates over the past three years:

Oct 31, 2013: Added lean, added equippable grenades (previously they were only quick throw), added the Hooah! key

Feb 20, 2014: Redline and Harbor Assault maps, C4 game type (yes we messed up making the bomb securable by defense!)

Mar 27,2014: Mission Editor available

July 3, 2014: Added roles including sniper and M24, Coldfront and Slums, Tactical movement, actual minimaps (previously was a radar with no background)

Sept 23, 2014: Players can drop and pickup weapons, Intercept added, weapon damage falloff introduced

Oct 30, 2014: Overload is our first UMM contest winner

April 17, 2015: The first of several opt-in tests begin

Oct 1, 2015: AAPG officially out of beta with new HUD/UI, rank system, weapon skins, new character models, enemy weapons, demorec, etc.

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Original post by Dev Caterpillar. Come join the discussion on our Official forums!

http://forum.americasarmy.com/discussion/5619/aapg-first-released-three-years-ago

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July 12

We are back online!

Thanks so much for your patience! Everything is back up and running, recording stats, and listing servers. Go play HOOAH!

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About This Game


Do you have what it takes to train like a U.S. Army Soldier?

Take on the role of an 11B Infantryman practicing combat maneuvers at JTC Griffin, a fabricated training MOUT (military operations on urban terrain) environment. This training is crucial to your success as part of a Long Range Combined Arms – Recon (LRCA-R) unit, a full spectrum capable team that embarks on special operations missions behind enemy lines.

Key Features

  • You are a U.S. Army Soldier
  • Two Game Modes with 4 objective types
  • Character and Weapon customization
  • Teamwork is Critical
  • Train in Shoot Houses
  • Mission Editor and Steam Workshop

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Quad Core CPU
    • Memory: 4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: Requires Internet Explorer 9 or later and the latest Windows Media Player
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
    • Processor: 3.3+GHz Core i5 CPU
    • Memory: 8192 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Direct X 9.0c compliant, Shader 3.0 enabled video card with 1GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10000 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X 9.0c compliant sound card
    • Additional Notes: Requires Internet Explorer 9 or later and the latest Windows Media Player
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$crim
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Amazing game for it being a Free to Play, Way better than COD XD
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William "B.J." Blazkowicz
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
good but laggy.
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The Dark Soul
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
PROS:
Fight as one of the greatest heroes in the world: A US Soldier
Teamwork is required
People ACTUALLY use teamwork to accomplish goals
Real weapons
Realistic (and I don't just mean the graphics)
Made by Americas Army
Free

CONS:
Combat is boring
Revival is not realistic (But, then again its a SIM. So, this doesn't count. Felt like I had to say it though)
Market is expensive
Lagfest
Lagfest
Lagfest
Lagfest
Lagfest
Did I mention lag? It gets worse the longer you play until your at nothing but a snails pace. Hell, my computer is great too, not some cheap ♥♥♥♥.

4/10
I really wanted to love this game. But the lag made it very unplayable. Add in with the fact that combat was bland and once you are no longer lagged out: Your dead.
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Gabeanator
9.0 hrs
Posted: August 30
Really good modern military shooter
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haydenB23
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 30
game dose not work!!!
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[VS] General_UXO
6.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Getting better with each release
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Father_Russia
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 30
Apparently this game was actually used by the US millitary for training.

No ♥♥♥♥ the US has so many casualties.
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billza
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Always seem to have trouble with login on this game,,,real pain in the ♥♥♥, game mediocre anyway but thats not the point, make it so that login is easy, when i say save my login thats what game should do, think will uninstal suggest you do same.
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MinisterOfEvil
0.9 hrs
Posted: August 29
Space Marine Training simulator 2012
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One Shot Archer | Ginlike Lemons
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 29
I'm pretty sure Americans don't pull the pins on 'nades and run at ISIS screaming "ALLAHU AKBAR"
But then again this game proved that you can teabag an enemy with an enemy.
Is this reality?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
30 people found this review funny
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1,428.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Still not tired of being called a hacker
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Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
This game is like if Arma, COD, and Battlefield had a baby. It puts a nice spin on modern FPS games, but doesen't have the replay value of COD of Battlefield. The maps are pretty good, and the audio is great. The weapons feel good, and the graphics are decent. Overall, a 7/10
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
145.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This is a great game for FPS{first person shooter},,, I consider this game a step up from the old , XP DOD, COD, and MOHAA games,,while I did like playing those games offline the online versions got to be spawn killfest, spawn and die,,,this game AA Provinhg Grounds is great,,,I am better on defence than on the attack mode ,I dont have the reflexes,and target ID resp[onse time for the attck mode...great maps,,,
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
425.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Run Around and Shoot. Not your average Shooting game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
This is actually pretty good for a game funded by the army
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Awesome FPS to play with friends and is quite similar to insurgnecy in a sense.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
461.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
i love the game it is almost like doing the real thing as a real shooter it does have the real life effects like a real gun would have. the kick back is almost the same and they sound like the rel thing you can pick from automatic to pistol and you can throw frags fogs and much more i have ben plying this gme for over 2 years and i love it you can level up in ranks and it is a fun challenging game that you can play with your friends nd if you have headset with a mic you can talk and type to others. there are hacks that you can get but that is just cheating and im not a big fan of cheaters. anyway this is a great game and you will not regret getting it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
it's fun but lag spikes and poor hit detection is real, in addition some crazy bugs like game crashing when changing options or not being able to pick a team are pretty annoying, it could also use wider gun variety
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
Whoah wtf. Where was this game for all this time! This game is amazing and it is ♥♥♥♥ing free! who would have thought ...
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4.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
wish for a little more variety in weapons but still cool game
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