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America's Army: True Soldiers review

The enlistment rate will dive bomb if the Army keeps making crappy games like this


  • Playing with guns
  • Unlocking new guns
  • Bullets - paintballs lag


  • Makes the Army look boring
  • Throwing away $60
  • Wishing you bought CoD 4

Nov 28, 2007

You’d think it would be near impossible to mess up a game about the most formidable and powerful modern military force in history, but somehow the shooter America’s Army: True Soldiers reduces everything cutting edge, dangerous and compelling about being a soldier to a rated-PG play-fomercial.

With developer Red Storm’s pedigree of classic Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six games, this title could’ve been really deep. Imagine the possibilities: crazy physical challenges and hazing missions in boot camp, cussing drill sergeants breathing down your neck and being tempted to try a stealthy "gone AWOL, escape-to-the-stripclub for the night" minigame. You could even become an officer and work your way through a dramatic storyline until you made general. It would be awesome.

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DescriptionThe only thing more grueling than boot camp is playing this half-baked advertainment game.
Platform"Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Teen"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)