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Images: 'America's Army' plays for real

The realism of the free game not only attracts potential recruits--it also brings an enthusiastic core of game designers.

'America's Army' plays for real

In "America's Army," the U.S. Army's no-cost action game, players assume the role of a soldier in combat. For instance, they must keep their weapons ready for enemy attacks. The game is designed to attract potential recruits, but its realism also draws an enthusiastic core of game designers.

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America's Army

'America's Army' plays for real

The game isn't just about shooting. It also gives a new look to training classes such as this one on first aid.

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America's Army

'America's Army' plays for real

A tank commander engages in a desert battle in the upcoming version called "America's Army: Special Forces Overmatch." It is scheduled for release in the second quarter.

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America's Army

'America's Army' plays for real

An armored vehicle moves through hostile territory in "America's Army: Special Forces Overmatch."

Credit: Gamespot/U.S. Army

America's Army