Developed by the United States Army, this 3D shooting game has become an overnight hit. Currently, America's Army is the number one online action game in the country. For the Army, this is the most powerful recruiting tool since "Be all that you can be." But for gamers, it's much more than that.
Completing certain training missions help you get used to the Weapons Specialist, Intelligence, Engineer, Communications, and Combat Medic roles. The weapons and graphics are incredibly realistic, and make you feel as if you are actually on a battlefield. The 'Operations' portion allows up to 32 players to enter into the virtual service with the U.S. Army on the same unit mission.
This game is different than almost all the other freeware games. Unlike most freeware games, a lot of money was spent in producing it--6.3 million dollars! And instead of having people pay for it, the Army hopes to receive some extra troops as their 'payment'. The only downside to this game? The several-hour download for most people. But all you people on dial-up, don't worry, there are several sites where you can request a CD of it for a small shipping & handling fee. And that's a good deal, considering that most people would pay for it even if it wasn't free.