Did you know the Army has its own First Person Shooter (FPS) video game? The Army launched America’s Army in 2002. It’s been a wildly successful (and FREE) game.
“In the ‘America’s Army’ game, players are bound by the Rules of Engagement and grow in experience as they navigate challenges in teamwork-based, multiplayer, force-versus-force operations. In the game, as in the Army, accomplishing missions requires a team effort and adherence to the seven Army Core Values,” according to the game’s official site (www.americasarmy.com).
“This ‘values’ thing is critical, but you’ve got to bring it alive in ways that are going to get (players’) attention,” Wardynski emphasized.
The America’s Army team said that is exactly what they’ve done. With the first-person shooter format, the ability to constantly update the game with new content, and the easy use and accessibility (just a free download away!), “America’s Army” hit the ground running. The newest iteration promises to be even better.
I’ll be honest. I’ve never played the game. It’s an online game, and I’ve either had access issues or not enough horsepower on the computer to play it. Also, I’m more of a flight simulator guy (FSX, IL2, Falcon 4.0 and Jane’s F-15 and F/A-18). Have any of you guys tried AA?
I’m pretty supportive of the concept behind AA. It’s a pretty good recruiting tool, and from what I hear, not at all a bad game. You can download the game for free here.