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America's Army SF Overmatch

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The widely popular government education and training game America's Army is being released with new improvements and features to its core engine. Dubbed Special Forces: Overmatch, the new version will feature new vehicles and a much improved AI. Soldiers can now ride in fully up armored Humvee's which feature remote controlled gun turrets. The U.S Army's new ACU uniform also makes a debut in Special Forces: Overmatch.

From the beginning, America's Army was a squad-based first-person shooter game set out to educate people and potential recruits about what the U.S Army is all about. In the game, gamers can explore different Army career opportunities, and find out what U.S Army training is all about. For example, gamers can actually explore what its like to be a medic and go through a medics training. Similarly, gamers have to pass obstacle courses and elementary gun range exercises to simulate military training.

Also featured in the new release Special Forces: Overmatch, is a new program that features real life combat heroes from actual wars. The program is called the Real Heroes program and the participating soldiers received Bronze Stars medals (for Valor) or higher, for their actions in the Global War on Terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. Combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are feature in the game as non playable characters.

Here you can read more about their biographies, and watch video documentaries. The soldiers provide a better account of their actions and discuss U.S Army customs. The soldier's likenesses will also be featured in small action figures hitting the market later this year. According to one actual Real Heroes member who spoke to GameCore at this years E3, Sgt Mathew Zedwick recipient of the Silver Star, said the figure "is just insane, it looks exactly like me, their so detailed". Sgt Zedwick will be one of the soldiers in the Special Forces Overmatch game. He admits playing in his spare time and claims the game is very fun.