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America's Army: Operations

Moby ID: 7640
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In America's Army: Operations, the player is cast into the role of an ordinary American soldier. They must begin the game in offline mode, undergoing several trainings: rifle marksmanship, an obstacle course, US weapons training, and training for military operations in urban terrain. After completing the trainings, participation in the actual game is available, which is played online. Players join the United States army and fight against OpFor, a fictional "opposing force" enemy army. The game relies heavily on teamwork, in Counter-Strike fashion, and strives to achieve a high degree of realism in its depiction of battles and weapons you can use.

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  • 美国陆军:行动 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Critics

Average score: 79% (based on 19 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.3 out of 5 (based on 14 ratings with 1 reviews)

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The Good
The graphics in this game are excellent and the game runs very smoothly. There are some cracking real life sound effects and you are totally immersed in the gameplay. You have the option to join a clan and have voice communication between squad members over a separate program called Teamspeak. There are loads of missions and the fact you have to pass your basic training before you are let loose makes for hardened combatants in game. This is no easy task to sail through all the missions unscathed and you have to be a darn good shot to survive. A good feature is the personal location indicator which at the touch of a button tells your squad your position in the map without having to type out long sentences or tie up the Teamspeak.

The Bad
Some of your characters movement is restricted when trying to get around. For example if you are climbing a ladder, the slightest movement to the side brings you to a halt even though you are 3/4 on the ladder. This is also an issue going round corners where you can snag quite easily. Whilst playing on line there is the issue of getting booted. It happens so fast you are unaware as to why you have been kicked! Slightly frustrating to say the least. There could also be better information of weapon loadout on each mission and what your options are as far as the "toys" are concerned.

The Bottom Line
MOH and Call of Duty rolled into a mass training and operations game. It has its good and bad points but if you like a first person shooters then you will enjoy it. Join a clan and you will feel a real sense of achievement when the computer announces, "The enemy has been eliminated!"

Windows · by Steve McGinnigle (4) · 2004

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Advertising / Product tie-ins Patrick Bregger (303488) May 26, 2011

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Controversy

Executive producer Phil DeLuca posted a hilarious statement on the game's official forum in which he threatened to involve The Department of Justice, the Secret Service and even the FBI in tracking down cheaters: "you are breaking the EULA, you're misusing Army property - and, worse, you're misusing US Army computer programs and equipment."

He then went on comparing cheaters to the Japanese in the attack on Pearl Harbor and warned everyone for similar revenge: "Let the sleeping giant lie. We may not react swiftly, but when we do it's with unstoppable force. We know who you are, and can track down where you play from. The Army is angry, and we're coming for you."

As the statement drew much attention, it was soon removed.

Linux and Macintosh version

The first Linux and MacOSX release were built for version 1.7.0

Soldiers

As part of the army's "Interactive Recruitment" campaign was an FMV virtual life game called Soldiers, which would simulate army life off the combat zone. It was cancelled.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2003 – Best Value of the Year (PC)

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Game added by Felix Knoke.

Linux added by Sciere. Macintosh added by Scaryfun.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, Apogee IV, Corn Popper, Patrick Bregger.

Game added November 1, 2002. Last modified March 2, 2024.