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 (2,733 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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November 21

When Will The Beta End?

Wow! It is hard to believe it’s been more than a year already. A lot has changed between our initial beta version and the game we have following the release of RFI-4. Thanks to the community for the many, many hours playing and all the valuable feedback. We especially want to thank our dedicated Beta testing team who have donated hundreds of hours to the project.

Now we would like to take a moment to talk with you about the full release of the game.

Check out the full details and be part of the discussion at http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15639

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November 11

Veteran's Day 2014

On Veterans Day, we pause to honor and remember the men and women who have served during war and peace, defending our country and the American way of life. As a nation, we must never forget the debt we owe them for securing the many freedoms we often take for granted.

http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=15567

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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
383 of 446 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
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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106 of 140 people (76%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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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114 of 159 people (72%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Is free, plays well and does not look like a potatoe.
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171 of 271 people (63%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Pros:
- Semi realistic

Cons:
- No Karambit fade
- 'Murica

11/10 enlisting immediately
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21 of 32 people (66%) found this review helpful
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Guns: Check
Enemies: Check
Hackers: Check

I would say it's a fun game, suprisingly 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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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I'll be honest. The main reason I'm not recommending this is because of the community. this game has one of the worst communities I've ever seen. if you disagree with them or even if you're slightly worse at the game than most of them, they get really ♥♥♥♥y and defensive. I played a few games on this, and every time I died there was an endless line of the entire freaking server talking about how bad I was at the game. Yeah, I'm not great at the game. But the thing is this: everyone has to start somewhere. no one is great at a game from the second they turn it on. expecting everyone to be great at it so quickly is like expecting a random stranger to give you $100 for the fun of it.

I used to play the America's Army games a lot. They were really enjoyable at some point. while the core resources of the game are good, it's let down by an awful community and plenty of the (admittedly, expected) army recruiting jargon.
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17 of 31 people (55%) found this review helpful
154.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
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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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
A fun game. Its more of a mil sim. I like it more then AA3 because its gameplay feels more like AA2.0 You can download old maps from AA2 like weapons cache and bridge. The players in the game are mature and use call outs with the in game voice chat. Try it out. Its free.
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24 of 46 people (52%) found this review helpful
1,149.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Really good game for a FPS...Loving the Game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
I Like This Game . It's really have great team work
#AwesomeGame
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
373.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
So addictive, playing since 2.1, a pleasure to come back :)
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Hooah
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4 of 10 people (40%) found this review helpful
87.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Been playing Americas army since AA 2.6 and this game has just gotten better and better with Each release yes there have been a few changes but its all the for the better at the end of the day... I personally can not wait for the next installment and will continue to support and enjoy this work of perfection.
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
1,990.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
GAME is nice when it runs Smooth.... key word when it runs smooth..
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The game is great and makes fun , but it's a little bit to much laggy in Online playing , constantly stuttering even the 60 FPS , and yea , sad but full of cheaters.. Should make fun private with friends , but randomly joining room = no thanks..

I recommended the game , but not the way how peoples playing it. Your choise ;)
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
1,762.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Really good game. The game is still in beta but there is almost no bugs. FREE FREE FREE FREE GAME ! OMFG
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
A hollow shell of what AA2 had to offer. Slight improvements to movement and visuals do not justify scrapping almost all of the gameplay depth.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
The sucessor to Americas Army 3, AA:PG is a pretty great shooter considering it's free. You won't find other F2P shooters out there with this level of detail and unique gameplay. And without any form of payment system, you won't find yourself spending money on this game. So say goodbye to pay-to-win.

I was disappointed though as this game was a huge step-down from AA3 in both gameplay and tacticas. AA:PG feels very watered down and COD-ish. Although it is still a fun game to play, it doesn't provide that deep sense of tactics and teamwork that AA3 provided.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Its ok at first. Then you notcie some of the small issues and then they start to build up from there. The fustration at the end of the day just makes the game not fun. good game though for free and if you are bored as ♥♥♥♥. i would not recommend playing it long term.
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