|Developer(s)||U.S. Army, Secret Level|
|Publisher(s)||U.S. Army, Ubisoft Entertainment|
|Latest version||2.8.5 (April 30, 2009)|
|System(s)||Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Xbox, PlayStation 2|
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America's Army (also known as AA or Army Game Project) is a tactical multiplayer first-person shooter owned by the United States Government and released as a global public relations initiative to help with U.S. Army recruitment.
The PC version 1.0, subtitled Recon, was first released on July 4 2002. Since then, there have been over 20 updated versions released, the most recent being AA:SF (Overmatch) v126.96.36.199. It is financed by the U.S. Government and distributed for free. It was originally developed by the MOVES Institute at the Naval Postgraduate School and continues to use the Unreal Engine.
America's Army: Rise of a Soldier is the title for the Xbox version that was developed by the U.S. Army, Ubisoft and Secret Level. A mobile phone version, published by Gameloft, is also available. An arcade version using light guns is also being developed.
America's Army lacks a main single player mode, but includes some training scenarios to help the player get used to the various features available in the game and so-called "co-op" (co-operative) games where players fight a group of NPCs. These are rather poorly programmed, and rely on numbers to try to make co-op games a challenge.