America's Army: Rise of a Soldier

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America's Army: Rise of a Soldier
America's Army Rise of a Soldier cover art.jpg
Developer(s) Secret Level
U.S. Army
Ubisoft
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Designer(s) Single Player: Major Jason Amerine
Engine Unreal Engine 2.0
Platform(s) Xbox, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) Xbox
  • NA November 17, 2005
  • PAL February 24, 2006
, PS2
Genre(s) First Person Shooter
Mode(s) Online Play

America's Army: Rise of a Soldier is a game developed by the U.S. Army, Ubisoft, and Secret Level. In addition to containing the original America's Army, the game also includes a new single player mode based on Major Jason Amerine's experiences in Afghanistan in the year 2001. It was released in the United States on November 17, 2005 for the Xbox.

Unlike the original America's Army, this game is not freeware. The game bears some similarity with the PC version of America's Army. Most of the maps from the PC version are in "Rise of a Soldier".

Plot[edit]

The player starts as a recruit who undergoes Rifleman training, and has his convoy ambushed in National Tunnel. With the help of his squadmates, the recruit helps them escape Old Town.

After this, the player works on Grenadier training. Shortly after training, the player is thrust into aiding the 10th Mountain Division's convoy from attackers. The remaining three missions in a mountain trying to prevent enemy forces from escaping with supply crates dropped by C-130 transports.

The player is then assigned as the Automatic Rifleman, which involved defending their established base in the oil fields, and bringing the fight to the attackers. They eventually find a supply of money funding the terrorists inside a radio station's underground tunnels.

The player is then assigned as a Sniper. After training, the player is sent into arctic regions to kill high-ranking officers, capture enemy territory and hold the line.

After sniper training, the player is a Ranger Fireteam Leader, in which the player has an M4 carbine with pre-chosen modifications. The Fireteam Leader goes through MOUT training again with the ability to give limited orders to squadmates. After training, the Rangers raid a drug processing base and defend it from ambushing OPFOR members, and also heads to a desert base to capture a high-ranking officer, as well as defending the base from enemy attack.

The player then becomes a Special Forces member, in which the player can modify his M4 carbine and lead indigenous forces. The two remaining campaigns has the player leading the forces to capture the main leaders behind the attacks, as well as helping the local allied forces protect Old Town. The campaign ends after Old Town is successfully protected, with the player and fellow Special Forces members returning home.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 67.86%[1]
Metacritic 70/100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 5.83/10[3]
Game Informer 6.5/10[4]
GameSpot 7.6/10[5]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[6]
GameZone 7/10[7]
IGN 5.5/10[8]
OXM 7/10[9]
OXM (UK) 7/10[10]
TeamXbox 7.2/10[11]

The Xbox version was met with average reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 67.86%,[1] while Metacritic gave it 70 out of 100.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ EGM staff (February 2006). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier". Electronic Gaming Monthly (200). 
  4. ^ Kato, Matthew (February 2006). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier". Game Informer (154): 102. Archived from the original on January 29, 2008. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Colayco, Bob (December 12, 2005). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  6. ^ Chapman, David (November 23, 2005). "GameSpy: America's Army: Rise of a Soldier". GameSpy. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  7. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (November 28, 2005). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ Miller, Jonathan (December 1, 2005). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier". IGN. Retrieved November 7, 2014. 
  9. ^ "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier". Official Xbox Magazine: 76. February 2006. 
  10. ^ Official Xbox Magazine UK staff (March 25, 2006). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier review". Official Xbox Magazine UK. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ Fisher, Matthew (November 18, 2005). "America's Army: Rise of a Soldier Review (Xbox)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved November 8, 2014. 

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