America's Army 3 Free PC Game

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The latest release of America's Army 3 is now available through Steam, a digital game service that supports multiplayer capabilities, achievements, rankings, and more. The game and the Steam client are both free to download.

Information in this article applies to America's Army 3 for Microsoft Windows.

What Is America's Army 3?

America's Army 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by the U.S. Army. The game was first announced in 2008 and was released in June 2009. America's Army 3 is the follow-up to the original America's Army and America's Army 2: Special Forces. It was developed using the Unreal Engine 3 game engine.

Since its release in 2009, the game has received a number of notable updates. In 2011, version 3.1 and 3.2 were released, both of which included a number of new features.

FPS Meets RPG

America's Army 3 puts players in the role of a U.S. Army soldier taking part in both individual training and team-based operations. Missions include basic U.S. Army tasks such as learning how to utilize an individual first-aid kit as well as more advanced tactics. Players are bound by standard U.S. Army Rules of Engagement and earn experience that will unlock new equipment, maps, badges, and medals.

America's Army 3 also continues the series's emphasis on realism. Unlike many multiplayer shooters, players cannot continually bunny-hop across an environment to make themselves more difficult to shoot. Likewise, the game features authentic U.S. Army weaponry and equipment, all of which are rendered with state-of-the-art graphics.

Multiplayer Modes

With the previous games, players were required to complete certain objectives to unlock the multiplayer modes and access different servers. In America's Army 3, players can jump right into the multiplayer game modes; however, you'll need to unlock equipment and skills if you want to survive.

The multiplayer mode includes four different types of soldiers: a Rifleman, whose primary weapon is an M16A4 rifle; an Automatic Rifleman armed with an M249 SAW; a Grenadier, who is equipped with an M320 Grenade Launcher; and a Squad Designated Marksman, who is armed with a scoped M16A4 DMR rifle. There are a total of 15 multiplayer maps.

About the America's Army Series

The America's Army series is produced by the U.S. Army. The first game was developed in 2002 by an Army Colonel as a recruiting and instructional tool. Each subsequent release has provided more features and updated graphics while staying true to the initial purpose of the game.

America's Army 2: Special Forces was released in 2003 at a time when the U.S. government was looking to greatly expand the number of soldiers going into the Special Forces of the U.S. Army. This version of the game includes very detailed and accurate content detailing standard U.S. military training and tactics. The continued development of this version was handed off to Ubisoft, which created another version called Rise of a Soldier for the original Xbox

The most recent release is titled America's Army: Proving Ground. It came out in 2015 on Steam and includes a full mission editor, allowing gamers to create their own custom content.