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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Release Date: Oct 1, 2015

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May 5

Game Update Notes (5 May 2016)

We have a huge content update today! All three winners of the Great Outdoors contest are now on the Official servers and in the standard map rotation.

 

Great Outdoor UMM Contest Winners

  • The three contest winning maps are now live! These are all 12v12 outdoor themed maps
  • Stone Ruins by RedBaron54 is a foggy fight through some ancient ruins
  • Cabin Fever by =groundhog= offers a great hilly indoor and outdoor battle across a frozen landscape
  • Rocky Road by Keebler750 puts you in a tug-of-war style battle in a rocky landscape
Login Moved
  • Logging in to the game and account creation will now happen in the game and not the launcher
  • Launching to the Editor will bring up the launcher and all it's associated functions
Map Fixes
  • Adjusted the fog density on Bridge to be consistent for both sides
  • Fixed a spot on Bridge where players could stand on a tiny collision lip
  • Closed a crack on Bridge where players could fire on the extraction point from one of the towers
  • Out of bounds area on Homestead tweaked slightly
  • Wooden ceiling beams near the Homestead forge no longer intersect with soldier's heads
  • Players may no longer jump on several light poles in Slums
  • Blocking an area on Slums where players could leave the intended play space
  • Blocked a spot on Siege where players could leave the intended play space
  • Closed an area on Coldfront where players could, yes, leave the intended play space
UI/HUD
  • Overload author plaque added to the map
  • Fixed an issue where map images in the Training menu could vanish
  • "Rank Up" animation now displayed correctly on the AAR
  • Activity feed spacing tweaked
  • Deploy menu now appears by default when the game is in warmup mode
  • Fix for the round start timer appearing incorrectly after opening the server browser from within a game
  • Size of confirmation dialogs increased
Mission Editor
  • Mission Editor Help function works once again
  • Fix for shoot house templates in the mission editor causing a crash
Miscellaneous Bug Fixes
  • Fix for issue where removing a map from the workshop could cause a server with that map to experience problems
  • Pacifist and Clean Sweep achievements are no longer awarded when the opposing team leaves
  • Fix for scoreboard becoming stuck during a demorec playback
  • Fixed a bug where VOIP was being re-enabled at the start of each match even when disabled in the settings
  • Players may no longer pick up a second pistol, should one somehow be in the world to be picked up
  • Fix for the occasional distorted soldier in the end of round cam
  • Client and server logs cleaned up a bit
  • Matches ending due to not enough players will no longer trigger a map change
  • Prone performance improved significantly on the server side
  • Fix for movement stuttering during posture changes and at the end of sliding when playing online

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April 21

Game Update Notes (21 Apr 2016)

We have a very small update today to fix a few bugs, we are still working on the next big content update with the UMM contest winning maps. 

  • Players may no longer jump, lean, change posture, sight up, etc. during the shoot house weapon cinematic
  • Securing now properly interrupts the M24 bolt cycle
  • Self-inflicted damage no longer counts towards ROE
  • Removed the duplicate VOIP toggle from the Misc. Settings menu
  • Fixed the issue where the M24 and M1911 weapon skin progression was reversed

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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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MadAsAHatter
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
I suppose this is good. Looks good, plays well, good mechanics.
Sadly, 8 of 10 playing this are d***heads and that really kills the mood.
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-M.a.R.a.u.D.e.R-
( 317.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Product received for free
just aim at the enemy and fire your gun, you'll enjoy it!
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brotherstark2004
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
Product received for free
plenty of action and lots of fun. need to learn the game before you go online so you know your weapons..lol and very fast paced so get ready for a very good game if you like with plenty to do.
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GA. Third Wheel Luigi
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
This game still needs some work done. ARMA is still more realistic than the U.S. Army's own game....somehow. I think they should implement no jumping in this as it is in ARMA, as soldiers carrying that much gear cannot jump like they do in damn Call of Duty. In addition, the reloading is unrealistically fast, the weapon switching is too fast, there's no recoil on guns at all, there's no bullet drop or speads, and there are no tactics in this game!!! Come on U.S. Army. If you want to make a military simulator, you gotta be more like ARMA when it comes to tactics. This isn't a terrible game, but I was just expecting a little more realism. I know you all hate me for this review now, but oh well. I always get hated on for my opinion. I rate this game 3/10 for realism, and 6/10 for fun.
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Lord Carlos
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
waste time the punkbuster keep blocking you...
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GuacamoleSniper
( 253.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
I wasn't really a big FPS person until I got this game. I tried this in beta, and absolutely loved it. Now that its out of beta, the sounds are bad, everything looks more CODish, and the experience has gotten much worse.
Pros:
1. The controls work well, and i like the inclusion of a prone position. I like that you can be very acurate with the sight on the gun, unlike games like CS:GO, where the sight is completely unusable.
2. (Before the full release) The colors seemed really vibrant, and the asthetics were very appealing.
3. There are a good range of guns, covering all the usuals (sniper rifle, shotgun, etc).

Cons:
1. Menu's: The game menu's still feel like a work in progress, and the fact that you have to use one menu to access another menu is time-consuming, and it feels like it could be streamlined.
2.The sounds: The audio is so weird, and often sounds disconnected from the actual firing of the gun. They sound like they recorded what they thought guns sound like, then recorded actual guns and spliced the two together.
3. Often, you will find yourself clicking constantly, trying to get the one or two open upper-tier guns. This really isn't a good way to promote teamwork if all of your team is fighting over what guns you have.
4. (Post-release) Colors: The colors have become grittier, and more CODish, the once vibrant landscape is now pain to look at.

Final Score: 37/100
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Vassili Zaitsev
( 24.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Product received for free
i have played before and deleted it at least 4 time 100/10 would delete then reinstall also i found a angry russian for what ever reason he was in an american server also meet obama in the angry russian server 1000/10 would do it again i recommend this to people how like semi arcade/realism army simulator
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Kevin H.
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
FANTASTIC GAME !!!!!!
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katauk
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
This is one of the worst fps games I have played, I am not sure why this got such high ratings, I played 3 games, 2 games I got kicked out because I broke a rule or something, sorry literally my first two games every played, third game I got 1 shoted after about 5 seconds in a match, several times... the levels are TINY, you can run into an oponent in the first 2-5 seconds. Or get sniped in 2 seconds. I know I havnt played a lot of this game but this has left a bad impression on me. I never wanted to join the army and I definitly dont now because this game shows you, you WLL DIE.
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robin.vlasveld
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Super awesome Game!!!
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StraightOuttaCongo
( 19.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
8/10

tbh, I thought this was gonna be some pay 2 win free game on steam.

but no, I like this game because I have not seen any pay 2 win advantages since the company which is making this (US army) isnt looking for your money, but for recruits.

there are a couple downsides though, the first one is reasonable, is that they show you video ads of the us army, but im gonna let that slide since thats part of the recruitment plan. Another downside is that it needs a pretty decent computer, so dont espect to get 60 fps with a below standard pc.

ITS WORTH A TRY
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Cleaveland
( 36.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
So many trolls...
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PFC A. J. Rodriguez
( 6.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Product received for free
great game
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Schütze Andreas
( 49.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
no servers
wggh
still good
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Praetorian709
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Won't let me creat account, wtf!?
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valentin_daruvar
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Americas Army... Is it worth of your time and money? Ok, it is free guys, so scrap the money part.

To be honest these kind of games are hard to review. These games are for special people, probably teenagers. I mean, I played only multiplayer, no story, no nothing.. Went up some stairs and someone just shot me. NO reason at all. Imagine what kind of person you have to be to play these kind of games? Intellectual with phD? No...... Kid with too much time to spare? Yesssss.... So, guys, to be good at this game you have to learn the maps and hide in the corners hoping that someone will appear and then you shoot him... That is the storyline.

However, I need to be fair and say that the game has audience. Servers are populated with gamers. It is free game gents.
It is worst than Insurgency, which you can pick up for couple of euros. It is better than Survarium which had a great potential but too many cheaters there...

So, is it worth of my time? Guess what the answer is...

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enollor
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
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NightWolf92
( 62.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Litterally the least stable game I've ever come across. That is aside from the fact that they ruined a game by making it a CoD Clone with some tactical infusion. AA2 was the best.
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PFC B. Dean [21st BAT]
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
This is a great game! Its fun and has a lot of action you'll never have a dull moment! Its also free... So why would you not try it!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
75 of 91 people (82%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
1 vs 3 my teammates are dead...
I slowly lure the enemies into a choke point and successfully eliminate them one by one.
I clutch the game.
Some US marines that were on my team say I did a good job.
I have succeeded at life.
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50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
53 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Product received for free
1. Install
2. Create Soldier
3. Says email already taken
4. Tries to login with steam account info
5. Yay!
6. Go into a random server with a ping of 60
7. Everyone welcomes you to the game
8. Everyone talks about background stories instead of playing the actual game
9. Kick a crying kid
10. Talk about the kid
11. Abandon the server
12. Join another server
13. Start talking again

10/10, would express myself again
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105 of 154 people (68%) found this review helpful
119 people found this review funny
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Opened up Americas Army
Started online match
Met enemy rapper
listened to fire
dropped controller
sat back
listened to his life story
became inspired
shot up a school
10/10 would play again
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
a game that teaches me a lot on how armies work and train, show us all the guns, with some real life videos in between them (loading and me playing this game), the cons is it is kinda boring, you might feel interesting when you just started playing but slowly you will get bored of the game, but I somehow learned something from it so overall not a bad experience, wouldn't strongly recommend nor downvote this neither, but I have to choose so I pick ''yes'' for recommending this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This game was very interesting try. It is an ok free to play fps if your fine with your loading screens covered US army adds and patriotic music playing thought it dissapoints many as being in the Army is not some COD like shoot out, its about being in a team and acting as a team, instead they game portays it as a COD TDM but its not like that. If your looking for true army simulation, go buy Arma. If your looking for a free to play cod TDM with ♥♥♥♥♥♥ audio, play this.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
490.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
Product received for free
Needs some noise reduction on grenade pin pulling. Some adjustments to made where body parts glitch through a wall. Overall a very good FREE game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
I suppose this is good. Looks good, plays well, good mechanics.
Sadly, 8 of 10 playing this are d***heads and that really kills the mood.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
no servers
wggh
still good
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Product received for free
8/10

tbh, I thought this was gonna be some pay 2 win free game on steam.

but no, I like this game because I have not seen any pay 2 win advantages since the company which is making this (US army) isnt looking for your money, but for recruits.

there are a couple downsides though, the first one is reasonable, is that they show you video ads of the us army, but im gonna let that slide since thats part of the recruitment plan. Another downside is that it needs a pretty decent computer, so dont espect to get 60 fps with a below standard pc.

ITS WORTH A TRY
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This game still needs some work done. ARMA is still more realistic than the U.S. Army's own game....somehow. I think they should implement no jumping in this as it is in ARMA, as soldiers carrying that much gear cannot jump like they do in damn Call of Duty. In addition, the reloading is unrealistically fast, the weapon switching is too fast, there's no recoil on guns at all, there's no bullet drop or speads, and there are no tactics in this game!!! Come on U.S. Army. If you want to make a military simulator, you gotta be more like ARMA when it comes to tactics. This isn't a terrible game, but I was just expecting a little more realism. I know you all hate me for this review now, but oh well. I always get hated on for my opinion. I rate this game 3/10 for realism, and 6/10 for fun.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
113.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Decent, and not very many trolls either
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
278.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Excellent maps and the gameplay is fun as Hell! I love this game. It has a little bit of a learning curve as the players are very good and gameplay is not forgiving for run and gun low skill players. I will be playing this game forever or until the next version comes out!
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,495.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Dont take the flag to garden Plz :D
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
It is challenging, hardcore, and nothing makes your adrenaline pump faster than giving medical attention to a buddy in the middle of a firefight. This game is one of the best FPS out there and needs to have better reviews on steam.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 12
Despite it's appearance, this game has really good gameplay. It's about as realistic as it's going to get, and I'd definitely reccomend this game to anyone who appreciates first person shooters.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,122.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Excellent FTP game without any way to pay for extra goodies such that you can dominate everyone. This game focuses on slower pace, emphasizing tactics and team play over running and gunning. The game is back-to-basics, though, as there are few no non-aesthetic things to unlock, which also means that more experienced players wont be able to unlock items that new players cannot defeat. Instead of focusing on always unlocking the next thing or leveling up, I play just to have fun, which, in my opinion, makes this game more fun than others.

That said, the networking code still needs to be tweaked a bit, as even with low ping i've found that i rubber-band around a lot and get shot around corners.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
638.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
Amazing game! Best free game I've played so far..
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,742.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
awsome video game of the US Army!
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 6
Poor mans American Army's 2
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny