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 new America’s Army maps as well as AA fan favorites Hospital and Bridge.
User reviews: Very Positive (2,425 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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October 24

UMM Competition - The Top Three!

Over the past week we've played, tested and critiqued last week's six finalists. While all of the remaining six were great examples of what can be accomplished with the Mission Editor, we had to eliminate three and whittle the field down to the Top Three. And here they are:

Industry by MCHammer
Night Infiltration by RedBaron64-ITA
Overload by Drecks

Check out the full story at http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15359

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October 23

Release Notes - 23 Oct 2014

The release notes for todays' AA: Proving Grounds update have been posted on the Official Forum. Check them out at http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15344

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About the Game

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

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 new America’s Army maps as well as AA fan favorites Hospital and Bridge.

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

  • Two Game Modes
    Experience fast-paced Battledrill Exercises (BDX) (6v6) that focus on small unit maneuvers. As you learn how the enemy might react, adjust your strategy for future engagements
    Forward Line Operations (FLO) (12v12) test your skills in a larger environment
    Hardcore mode has increased weapon damage and a reduced HUD

  • 5 Mission Types
    Activate - Activate all the objectives
    Extract - Extract the objective to the rally point
    C4 - Plant the C4 at one of the bomb sites and defend it until it explodes
    Destroy - Arm the objective and defend it until it detonates
    Take and Hold - Activate all the objectives and prevent the enemy from activating objectives you control

  • You are a U.S. Army Soldier
    Weapons - M4A1 Assault Rifle, M16A4 Assault Rifle, M249 Saw, M14EBR-RI, M24 Sniper Weapon System, Remington 870 MCS, and M9A1 Pistol
    Grenades - M67 Fragmentation Grenade, M83 Smoke Grenade, M106 Fast Obscurant Grenade and M84 Stun Grenade
    Optics - M68 Close Combat Optic, M553 Holographic Weapon Sight, M150 ACOG 4x Optic, Elcan M145, Leupold Mk4 and Ghost Ring Sight
    Supported Fire allows you to rest your weapon on obstacles to reduce recoil
    Bullets do instant and bleed damage, bandage yourself to stop the bleeding

  • Teamwork is Critical
    Spotting enemies gives your teammates greater situational awareness
    Reviving your down buddies gets them back in the fight
    Securing enemies prevents them from being revived and communicating with their team
    Report your location and status to your team
    Suppression affects your enemy even if you don’t hit them. Use the M249 to control firing lanes and keep the enemy’s head down while your team flanks their position

  • Train in Shoot Houses
    Shoot Houses give you a place to learn how to use all the weapons in a single-player environment. They are fast-paced exercises that allow you to compete for the highest score
    Create your own shoot houses in the Mission Editor

Mission Editor

Create your own missions and shoot houses with the AA:PG Mission Editor
Share them on the Steam Workshop
View the Tutorial at http://aapg.americasarmy.com/editor/tutorial
As your skills with the Mission Editor increase, you can move to the Advanced Editor
*The Mission Editor and Advanced Editor are developer tools that require more advanced hardware than what is required to run the game. Performance may vary.

About the Comic

The storyline that influences the America’s Army: Proving Grounds game is unveiled in the America’s Army Comic series. Learn more about the assignment you are on and the challenges you will face by reading the saga of American forces deployed to Czervenia, a tiny foreign nation in the middle of a chaotic conflict. In order to defend against Czervenian President-General Adzic and his army who are attacking the neighboring Republic of the Ostregals, America's Army has created new experimental combat teams, forged together in secret Proving Grounds, to uncover the General's insidious plot before time runs out. Read more at http://comics.americasarmy.com.

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
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
I LOVE THIS GAME!!!!

-Good graphics (enough for a fps game)
-Very realistic compared to every other fps games i've played!
-One of the best communities I've seen
-It's so much teamwork! The voice chat is being used all the time!

Okay, here's the bad stuff.

-You have to make an account in-game...
Posted: October 3
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
1,385.8 hrs on record
Great game,Great community.
Posted: October 8
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
1,101.4 hrs on record
This game was just great back in the first months of OpenBeta. But after random updates, it has fallen for the worse. A year in a half i have been playing this AAPG and i now speak fluent Brazilian Portuguese. Instead of having a Brazilian Server, us NA players have yet to share servers with hardcore laggers (From South America, 0f course). Even the ♥♥♥♥ing optimaztion of the game is horrible. Like i cant even play on 64Bit. I used to be able to switch from 32 to 64Bit but they took that away. After every single update my settings get reset to default for some odd reason ( this is the ONLY game that i have that does this.) Every new update, the DEVS tamper with the gun recoil. Like wtf. And what killed me the most was when they removed the ACOG sight from the M4 ( No Honor).
Punkbuster sucks balls , i cant even use a macro mouse for this game. The Devs keep ignoring my emails. Only 1 guy answers. Fail Competions.(Hax have been confirmed)
When i played this game , it took my life away. Now after every update, i am slowly coming back to my social life.

5/10 Would not buy again. Even if it is Free. #rekt
10/10 better than Rosseta Stone
Posted: October 6
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
312.8 hrs on record
I've been around AA since 2004 on version 2, great shooter yet a real combat simulator backed by the real US Army.
Cool environment to make freinds and meet real soldiers.
Posted: October 18
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.8 hrs on record
The best modern combat simulator, based on Americas Army Soldiers Training . Really nice and realistic game !
Posted: October 24
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Being a veteran of AA version 2.3, I was skeptical to play this newest iteration. Version 2.8.5 sucks, and so did 3.0. This was a pleasant surprise to me! The movement is fast and fluidic, the graphics do not stink, and the audio is good. What more could you want from a free game?
Posted: October 15
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
If youre searching for what AA has originally been about, go play the first game, if you'd like to play small unit "tactical" maneuvers, that dont make want to kill yourself because you cant get used to the controls and complexity, this might intresst you.

Neat F2P game that really is F2P, but this has very little to do with the old Americas Army
Posted: October 21
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
91.4 hrs on record
Fast paced FREE shooter, good community, overall a good game. Sometimes the hit boxes can be a bit wonky but other than that 7/10
Posted: October 1
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1,037.2 hrs on record
You can shoot sum guns and it's got America in the title so it's pretty gud
Posted: October 25
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Implies our soldiers shoot themselves in a daily basis and have fun.
GG
11/10 would play again
Posted: October 1
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14 of 27 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
uninstall function worked great 10/10
Posted: September 28
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Yeah, for me, this was what happened:

>Shoot guy 12 times with a machine gun.
>Shot with pistol one time. I'm dead.

GOOD GRAPHICS, VERY QUIET, FIRST GAME WITHOUT RAGERS

11/10
Posted: October 12
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
428.3 hrs on record
wud be fun if not for the propaganda
Posted: October 20
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
I played this game in the early alpha! It was ok the maps and graphics were bad but im sure that they have improved!
Posted: October 14
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
The game has a AA2 feeling to it
Posted: October 8
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Good game
Posted: October 17
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Nothing like the originals.. I'd stay away unless you like dissapointment.
Posted: October 14
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
this game is really tactical and fun not just for sweaty battlefield nerds XD
Posted: October 25
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
57.8 hrs on record
good game!!!!
Posted: September 28
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7 of 15 people (47%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
It's just not what it used to be. The original AA reigns supreme in my heart.
Posted: September 27
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