According to the results of a a freedom of information act request, over the last decade, the United States Government has spent $32.8 million dollars on the America's Army video game series. The free-to-play PC and console shooters were created as recruitment tool for the U.S. Armed Forces.
Here is a year-by-year breakdown of what was spent on the game series:
The army is continuing to spend money on America's Army, so look for more updates in the coming months. I suggest you download and play the game, after all, if you're a U.S. taxpayer, you bought it already. But my question is: Does it work? Has anyone you know ever signed up for the army because of this (or any other) video game?