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: Mostly Positive (3,510 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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February 7

New Enemy Weapon: Supernova!

The third video in our enemy weapon preview series is live on our America's Army Facebook page and features the Supernova shotgun. Check it out NOW!

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January 29

New Enemy Weapon: SVD

In the second of our series of Full Version preview videos, we highlight the Enemy SVD. Check out this great new video on our Facebook page at Facebook/AmericasArmyGame, and let us know what you think!

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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
1,701 of 1,958 people (87%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Lets run down middle : dead
Was that a grenade? : dead
I hear him : dead
I shoot him first : dead
leaning : dead
crouching : dead again
what if.... : dead
Prone at spawn : dead
Throw a random grenade : 4 kills.
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345 of 419 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
This game is actually pretty good :D

-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...
-It gets boring..
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435 of 555 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
Is free, plays well and does not look like a potatoe.
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258 of 323 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
This has to be the best Free Military FPS on Steam without a doubt, recommend this to anyone who likes shooters. Although this is more tactical than most and teamwork is definitely required to complete objectives.

Love the combat, love the maps and even the graphics are pretty decent for a free game.

10/10 from me just for the cardboard cars and fish alone.
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128 of 165 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
Guns: Check
Enemies: Check
Hackers: Check

I would say it's a fun game, surprisingly good graphics being that it is a free game.

As close to free CoD as you can get, except this game is actually good.
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85 of 110 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
875.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 16
It's addicting, Just like porn. 10/10 !
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463 of 718 people (64%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27, 2014
Pros:
- Semi realistic

Cons:
- No Karambit fade
- 'Murica

11/10 enlisting immediately
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100 of 146 people (68%) found this review helpful
465.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
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.
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76 of 109 people (70%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
After the game update the game is AWSOME!

Pros:
- Good graphics. Not the best but good.
- Team Work using voice chat and awsome community that wants to help you
- Super realistic game. Exept for the fact that they're using tracer ammo.
- Its not pay to win! Get the full game! No other ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ items or boosters.

Cons:
- The game is a bit laggy even on Hi-Specs PCs.
- Get good at it or die tryin'. You die very fast and you have to respawn in 2-3 minutes, if you don't listen to your team mates or your not paying attention.

Conclusion:

- Worths every cent! JK. But is a nice addition of Hardcore Realistic Tactical Team Based Games.
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40 of 51 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
151.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2014
No 12 year-olds squeaking about my mom and calling me a hacker.

0/10 horrible
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But really, in all honesty, I enjoy this game so much it's ridiculous. At first, I charged into battle like a madman, and got rekt like a marshmellow under an elephant. Then, I stayed back at spawn and got chewed out for being a coward. Finally, I stuck with the team, and did what they said, while doing my best to help them as well.

t;dr
This is a strategic FPS game, and a pretty dang good one for being entirely free.
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193 of 318 people (61%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
1,037.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
You can shoot sum guns and it's got America in the title so it's pretty gud
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
119.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Very ver fun game if you enjoy a tactical shooter.

Pros:
-It is a get good or die a lot game (People can put this in 'Cons' I think it makes the game better)
-Great graphics (I am not saying it is the best don't get me wrong)
-Play the entire game without spending a penny (Or what your currency is)
-In game voice chat
-Need to play more as a team to win
-Fun with friends who enjoy the type of game

Cons:
-Graphics can lag even on higher gaming riggs
-When you start out you will find you suck... A lot (I said this was good but it can be bad as well)
-If the team doesn't play as a team you can find yourself losing games very fast

I will say that the game has better graphics than expected and is very fun to play with people who also enjoy team-based games. The lag in graphics can get annoying (even a decent gaming rig,) but that is only on some maps while maps like 'Hospital' don't suffer from the issue.
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109 of 179 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,571.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
Great game,Great community.
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50 of 76 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 21, 2014
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 you 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
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26 of 36 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Why is this game so fun? I dont know but it is Free-to-Play, Better then CoD, Awsome Graphics, & AMAZING Value at $00.00 so get the game and come play with me!
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
This is a very realistic and fun game. THe community is very tactical, although not as forgiving if you accidentally team kill or miscalculate where a grenade will bounce(Pro tip: Grenades dont roll and bounce as much as in games such as BF or COD, so dont expect a grenade to ricochet of every wall.) The game is much more interesting if you have a microphone to communicate, and there are plenty clans out there to play with. Definetly a recommended.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
532.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
So addictive, playing since 2.1, a pleasure to come back :)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
What a good game, i really like it specially for a beta, but there is still some negative points :

- you gonna face alot of campers on this game
- grenades are so OP
- snipers are op

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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
If there was a "neutral" review level, that's what this review would be.

I'm a fan of non-respawn military shooters, and this is a reasonably functional, free-to-play one. So, if that alone is enough for you, this game might be of interest. It's *almost* enough for me.

If you've played America's Army before, then you may understand what I mean when I call this America's Army Lite. Realism has taken a bit of a back seat in favor of a faster pace. It's closer to the Counterstrike side of things, which is a disappointment for anyone that liked the earlier games. Faster movement, tighter quarters, DOOM-style health percentage (down to 1% health? Put a bandage on it!), etc.

Unfortunately, neither the gunplay nor the map design are up to snuff for this new direction. The shooting is pretty bog standard mediocre military FPS fare, and the maps are fairly uninspired and forgettable.

The game retains just enough of its former self to prevent it from truly being a mass-appeal shooter, but sheds so much of it as to no longer appeal to the niche market it once served. It's still in beta, so things can change, but it's in a pretty bad no-man's land right now.

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21 of 37 people (57%) found this review helpful
487.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Amazing game!!Where everyone camps at least once,spam grenades and kick players for the slightest violation(I'm looking at you KZTK)

On a serious note,this game is awesome.You won't get better teamwork or coordination,and the community is friendly(mostly).This game is worth playing and hey!it free you won't lose anything!!The gameplay mechanic requires strategic thinking and constant teamwork,memorizing the map can do wonders for you!!GET THIS GAME NOW!!

The only complain I have is the constant bugs that may or may not affect your gaming.
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