Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 11
  2. Negative: 9 out of 11
  1. The game that began as a free PC download has made its way to retail shelves with this Xbox 360 iteration, but it looks as if most of the fun was lost in transit.
  2. We jumped online on several occasions and it appears there are so few people playing online that we found the same dudes in a lobby on totally different nights. It’s little wonder though why there are so few soldiers playing; in this game, being a soldier sucks.
  3. In total, the whole Basic Training experience lives up to the 'basic' in the title, and will take you an hour to complete.
  4. The best area of the game is the online multiplayer, but even that pales in comparison to other possibilities like Call of Duty 4 or Halo 3.
  5. This game is essentially a bargain bin Xbox game and it is insulting to see it with a regular Xbox 360 game price tag.
  6. America’s Army: True Soldiers is essentially a poor man’s version of Ghost Recon or Vegas, but you can’t tell from the asking price.
  7. A breakdown of the core gameplay mechanic will haunt players early and often in America’s Army: True Soldiers.
  8. The only thing that's even remotely fun about the title is the multiplayer, and that can be had on nearly any other 360 shooter worth its weight.
  9. 37
    It’s the kind of game that makes you want to write 43 and a half pages of cuss words, slam your head on your desk 13 times and hope and pray that you don’t remember having ever played it when you wake up. This game is just plain bad.
  10. 50
    Even with a solid multiplayer though, there's no reason for America's Army: True Soldiers to be priced and marketed in the same class as other AAA FPS games available on the Xbox 360.
  11. It's simply too tedious to work as either a game or as propaganda. [Holiday 2007, p.78]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. JohnV.
    Mar 2, 2008
    Realism...? If this is realism then what is stupidity? Okay first off, this game BLOWS! This game should be shown to the Next-Generation of developers as "What not to do". The A.I. in this game was that a retarded 3-year old. I ran out into the street, with 5 enemies surronding me, firing blindly into the air. You know what they did? 2 of them just stood there, while the other 3 shot at me, killing 2 of their other teammates in the process. The playability was horrid. Instead of feeling like a highly trained, well equiped soldier, I felt like a crippled old man. Overall, If you want a realistic, fun, shooter, go with either Call Of Duty 4 or Rainbow Six: Vegas 2. Full Review »
  2. CharlieR.
    Feb 26, 2008
    The only and best military simulation available on XBOX 360. Really fun once you give it a chance. We've been having a blast. Oh yeah, the split-screen online multi-player rules! Full Review »
  3. SCZARface
    Feb 6, 2008
    I now want to kill myself for playing such a retarded game. Theres nothing left in this world. The destruction of humanity and earth has been created. Full Review »