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 (2,190 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 29, 2013

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September 25

America's Army: Proving Grounds RFI-4 Released!

Today we are proud to announce the release of RFI-4 for America’s Army: Proving Grounds. Please note that with this release all players’ map statistics will be reset. No other player stats will be affected. The update is LIVE NOW on Steam, so be sure to check that your client is downloading this latest and greatest version.

Visit http://news.americasarmy.com/rfi-4/ for the full release notes detailing all the changes.

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September 24

RFI-4 New Mission: Intercept

Built with an extraordinary attention to detail, with mission re-playability as the primary focus, Intercept is the latest and one of the finest America's Army: Proving Grounds maps ever developed.

Intercept charges each team with a simple objective for mission success; Assault must extract the missile component, while Defense must prevent that from happening.

The map offers Assault many ways to approach the objective while at the same time affording Defense excellent over watch and ambush positions. Intercept also features the new mission objective design; a missile component rather than a flag. Soldiers who secure the objective will be carrying it within a backpack keeping their hands free to engage enemy combatants as their fire team exfiltrates to the EZ.

We think Intercept is destined to become an AA classic. Check out this awesome video narrated by AA Level Designer [DEV]Rawrster and decide for yourself. Then get ready to get your game-face on for the RFI-4 launch on Thursday. HOOAH!

http://youtu.be/dtcz81NNvNo

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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
101 of 121 people (83%) found this review helpful
36.0 hrs on record
10/10
=--Pros--=
1. Very tactical
2. Beautiful game (Good graphics)
3. Simple
4. Good community
5. Very good balance of gameplay

-==Cons==-
1. Sometimes freezes for periods of 1-5 seconds when viewing scoreboard
2. Not a lot of weapons
3. Only one pistol

Americas Army is a great game, and I can't imagine that it's FREE to play. If it asked $60.00, I would buy it. It's a simple, beutiful, and very TACTICAL game. Every corner you clear gives you a rush of adrenaline. The one-life rule unless you get revived works amazing with the game mechanics, and makes for a enjoyable and thrilling game. There aren't a lot of weapons, but with what they have, they perfected them. Everything is balanced and works as it should. No quick scoping, no "How fast can you point and click" action. It's all soley based on your position and strategic skill. Everything has a purpose, whether you equip all smoke grenades to smoke your advance across a bridge where LMG's are spraying, snipers are shooting, and grenades are flying, to flashbang to stun your enemy in a CQB situation, and then rushing it and neutralizing your enemy.

You need this game in your library.

10/10
Posted: April 4
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62 of 74 people (84%) found this review helpful
292.3 hrs on record
I usually don't write reviews, but this game was too good to pass up.

Pros:
1.) Good graphics, not the best but good enough for a f2p.
2.) Have to use teamwork or you will most likely die and your team will lose.
3.) Excellent maps.
4.) More realistic than COD and most other fps games.
5.) 100% f2p, no hidden transactions.
6.) Smooth gameplay.
7.) Great community.

Cons:
1.) I wish Punkerbuster actually cared about hackers and did something about it.
2.) Costumer service is not stellar.
3.) Hip firing (in my opinion) is too accurate.

Overall this is a other great AA game, try it out for your self. Hope you like it, and please like this review.
Posted: May 24
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
453.0 hrs on record
Really Good game when you realize you are the only one left you will find your heart racing.
Posted: May 6
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
This game is a shooter.It's called America's Army, and you always play as the Americans. In many respects those are the only things that veterans of the AA-AA3 will find solace in. Apart from that this game seems very much a rehashed shooter. However it is well made. The sound is excellent. Once again you can hear the enemies if they are happy to run around making noise giving you cues to where they lurk. The gun shouts are loud and powerful sounding and very quick to make you jump. The visuals are excellent as well, smoke completely blinds you as it seeps around the corners giving you cover.
Why is this an AA game? Because it still calls on the player to use military foundations to win :
1) Teamwork. People must realize this is the reason for online games. Play with your team, not for yourself.
2) Communication. If you don't communicate with your team, you will fail. The community is happy to help you out when you let them know the situation.
3) Tactical superiority. Suppression fire, holding chokepoints and forcing the enemy to play your style to complete the missions.
Even though America's Army: Proving Grounds abandoned many of the previous games features it still has a solid gameplay reminiscent of the better AA titles, tactical movement as per previous titles (leaning, breathing control, revive/secure mechanics), and a highly responsive developer team showing that the AA series is still alive and kicking.
Posted: June 16
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
307.8 hrs on record
Edited:9/24/14
Note:This review is updated to 9/24/14
So overall this game is great its not like the older AA games but its a W.I.P.The developers are doing a great job so far and would like to see more happen to the game because it has great potential when it comes out of open beta.I've been playing AA games since 2.5 and they finally added the roles but they need fireteams now.
Pros:
Graphics are good not next gen or behind but current gen.
Gameplay is a mix of AA games with a bit faster pace depending on how you play it.
Teamwork is needed to suceed.
Your able to choose your role Ex. Rifleman,Auto Rifleman,Designated Marksman,Sniper.
No hitmarkers < my opinion.
You die quicker than alot other games so its more realistic.
Mostly well designed maps.
Great community < most of it.
Workshop you can make your own maps and download other peoples.
Free to play the way it should be without microtransactions ingame.
Good rankup system.
Weapons well balanced.
All weapons unlocked the moment you create an account.
Decent launcher and GUI
Not alot of hackers since the last update.

Now we go on to the cons not too many of them btw.
Cons:
No menu screen.
No fireteams.
You look like the enemy too the us but to you, you look like the us and the enemy looks like the enemy.
Dual render scopes cause drops of framerate occasionaly if your looking somewhere open.
Alot of people have punkbuster issues with the game. < I have none but alot of people do.
Sniper hipfire is too accurate.
That was my review guys thanks for checking it out :D
Please rate.
Posted: September 22
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455 of 493 people (92%) found this review helpful
497.8 hrs on record
Pros:
-Free to play.
-3GB download.
-Tactical Gameplay that encourages teamwork.
You need to pick up your teammates when they're downed, and tie down your enemies.
-Good variety of maps and custom maps to download. 6v6 or 12v12 quick games.
-Highly detailed character models with good animation.
-Good built in push-to-talk voice communication (not always on).
-Very minimally buggy, very smooth beta with minimal hangups.
-Spotting function by pressing 'Q'.
-Basic variety of starting weapons that feel pretty good: M9 Pistol, M4 Assault Rifle, SAW, Shotgun, M14 Auto-Sniper, added new M16 Burst Assault Rifle which seems very accurate, and the M24 Sniper Rifle which feels like the AWP from CS.
-Added class based system to keep people from spamming the more powerful weapons.
-Different sight attachments to choose from.
-You can have two sets of grenades at a time, 4 different types to pick from:
1 HE, 2 Stun(Flash) (Up to 4), 2 Smoke(Slow) (Up to 4), 2 Fog(Fast) (Up to 4).

Cons:
-Newbs don't really pick up, tie down or spot. It might just not occur to them, but reminding them or reviving them yourself usually helps them learn.
-Only 1 kind of pistol currently, doesn't seem like they plan to add any others, as they have removed pistol selection entirely.
-No female soldier models. Since this is technically a recuiting tool for the Army, you would think they would target their entire audience. Women recieve the same training that men do.
Posted: September 4, 2013
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