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  • Summary: America's Army: Rise of a Soldier is the Xbox version of the tactical first-person shooter developed in conjunction with the US Army. You can create a soldier and advance him or her through an army career from recruit to leader of a Special Forces team. America's Army: Rise of a Soldier also includes online multiplayer, so you can battle up to 16 players over the Internet. Expand
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. We can think of few shooters that capture so well the dynamics of modern combat. And we can think of even fewer that have managed to stand out with such a unique and compelling approach.
  2. Unlike its PC counterpart America's Army also serves up some excellent single-player missions. [Feb 2006, p.88]
  3. As a recruitement tool first and foremost there was a lot of work put into the simulated gameplay that makes this a game not to be ignored. If you're looking for a realistic military experience this is the closest you're going to get to boot camp without leaving mommy's nest.
  4. The ability to create a soldier, tweaking various elements in both a physical and mental capacity, and then raising him through the ranks is great, but the actual gameplay is hurt by a lack of fluidity.
  5. With weak enemy AI and a few so-so missions, the real treat here is how well the game handles true military tactics and the things our fighting men and women have to go through to make it in today's Army.
  6. But at the end of the day it's intuitive and makes for a highly playable game. We just wish they'd realized that when they killed the crosshair.
  7. This is the kind of thing that should be handed out by uniformed men in mall parking lots, not sold in stores.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16