You decide the combat role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind’s last refuge!
User reviews: Mixed (2,060 reviews)
Release Date: May 9, 2011

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About This Game

Brink is an immersive first-person shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character whether playing alone, with your friends, or against others online. You decide the combat role you want to assume in the world of Brink as you fight to save yourself and mankind’s last refuge. Brink offers a compelling mix of dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system that will keep you coming back for more.

Brink takes place on the Ark, a man-made floating city that is on the brink of all-out civil war. Originally built as an experimental, self-sufficient and 100% “green” habitat, the reported rapid rise of the Earth’s oceans has forced the Ark to become home to not only the original founders and their descendants but also to thousands of refugees. With tensions between the two groups growing, Security and Resistance forces are locked in a heated battle for control of the Ark. Which side will you choose?

KEY FEATURES:

  • Not Just Another Hero – Brink's advanced player customization offers a near-endless combination of looks for your character – allowing for the appearance of your character to be truly unique. As you progress through the game and acquire more experience, you’ll have even more opportunities for customization.
  • Two Sides to Every Story – Choose to fight through the single player campaign as either a member of the Resistance or the Security and then take your same character online to play cooperatively or competitively against other players.
  • Blurring the Lines – Take your unique character online at any time you choose! Brink allows you to seamlessly move between your single player campaign, co-op with friends, and intense multiplayer action. Multiplayer takes the story online where you can play with up to seven other people (or AI characters) cooperatively as you take on the opposing faction or with up to 16 players competitively.
  • Play SMART – Brink uses the familiar shooter controls that you’re used to, without frustrating, artificial constraints and adds a new feature: the SMART button. When you press the SMART button, the game dynamically evaluates where you’re trying to get to, and makes it happen. Whether you’re a seasoned FPS veteran or someone just getting started, you’ll be able to make more intelligent decisions during the fast-paced action with SMART.
  • Context-Sensitive Goals and Rewards - Objectives, communications, missions, and inventory selection are all dynamically generated based on your role, your condition, your location, your squad-mates, and the overall status of the battle in all gameplay modes. You’ll always know exactly where to go, what to do when you get there, and what your reward will be for success.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP(SP3)/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 8800GS / ATI Radeon HD 2900 Pro or equivalent
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP(SP3)/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Quad Core i5
    • Memory: 3GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 8GB of free space
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 / ATI Radeon™ HD 5850
Helpful customer reviews
251 of 308 people (81%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
this game... i, dear god. *starts crying* i wanted you to be so much more... I HAVE A GIANT POSTER OF YOU IN MY ROOM! I GAVE YOU MY HEART AT MIDNIGHT! AND YOU ♥♥♥♥ED ME ,THEN GAVE ME CASH FOR A CAB! I CRIED THAT NIGHT! I WANT YOU TOO BE SO MUCH BETTER! *picks up photo of me and brink* I LOVED YOU! *throws photo at wall* i loved you
*curls into fetal position crying*
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77 of 101 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
I loved Brink. Back in 2011 Brink brought some fresh air in the multiplayer FPS community. It required a lot of teamplay and skills related to movement & aim. Brink is different because of its many different game modes, a highly customizable character (skins & guns) and the way each mission is going on (meaning in 1 mp game you can be required to set up a charge & escort a vip..)
I'm more than ok graphically if you can withstand the futuristic theme. The solo is awful and more like a training for the multiplayer. It's also one of the first (the first?) to bring the "parkour"movement style you can find later in Battlefield 3.

BUT

I played Brink as much as i could and in my gamer's life, Brink is the only game i had to stop because no one was playing anymore. It's unfair because this game is still really great...


With a tear in the eye, do not buy this game...
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35 of 48 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
what is dead may never die.
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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
404 servers not found
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35 of 50 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
Pre-Release Review
This is unfortunately, a disaster-piece wrapped up in a package that really destroyed my hope for this game when I received it. I found myself... forcing myself to have fun playing it - and a game shouldn't make anyone do that. I played through both of the very underwhelming "campaigns" that are mostly the same levels just on the opposite teams with a friend. That's what made it and any other less-than-acceptable game fun. Playing with a friend. It has it's great moments and the music is STELLAR. I regularly listen to parts of the OST while doing other things, or playing other games. The atmosphere is wonderful, and the story is pretty engaging at first.

Then, there's the gameplay and the AI. In the beginning, it's not so bad. Wow, I can do parkour as a light class, this is awesome! Oh, I'm dead already - OK, let's try a medium class. Okay... let's try a heavy class. It comes down to what's right for the moment, which is a good thing. But your impact on the level you're currently playing is totally underwhelming and there are a lot of really cheesy actions you can perform that don't encourage strategy and counter-play.

Online, netcode is downright appalling. This -could- have been fixed since I played last, but it doesn't appear to be. Players constantly rubber-banding and shifting around, suddenly finding yourself dead frequently without being able to determine where you could improve your own gameplay is an atrocity.

Simply, it WASN'T fun. What was fun, was hanging out with a friend and playing the game. Even with games that are intentionally satirical and are at their core dismal are similar experiences to this so long as you're playing with a friend.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
So many great ideas
such poor execution
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
A great game but sadly its dead, i wouldnt recomend buying unless you plan on playing it with some friends
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29 of 48 people (60%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
Prepare for the free-running-and-gunning experience you have always wanted later because this is definitely not that.
Be amazed when you realise you can glitch your way to the top rank in about two ♥♥♥♥ing hours, and recoil in horror at the ♥♥♥♥♥iest explosions in all of gaming history.
Be captivated by the fact that this game was made by the same people that developed the Fallout franchise, and wonder how many lines of cocain it took for them to think that releasing this game was a good idea in its current state.

4/10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2014
Got gifted this by a friend for Christmas. I figured the game would have gotten better but nothing has changed since 2011. Also runs at a "smooth" 25 frames on a 7870 and a FX6100.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Unfortanately there are no servers for the US so that means no multiplayer for us.

SplashDamage if you read this: MAKE BRINK 2 and this time with a proper campaign and more maps that encourage parkour!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
what a shame
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
74.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Good mix of sp and mp game. Good audio-visuals. Nice (rather small/medium) maps. Great movement mechanics -
very fluid. Various body types allow different weapons and different level of movement freedom (light - very fast and able to climb, medium - fast, but not that agile, thick - bullet sponge+turtle movement+no vertical advantage). Two factions offer different stories. Guns are ok and so are the perks. Classess are standard - engineer, assault, spy and
medic. Customization of your character and weapons is pretty rich. Solo game allows bots, so you don't run
all by yourself when people don't join. Game is objective based - there is no standard DM/TDM/CTF. I would say that it has potential, but something didn't click. It is still enjoyable even with bots - they tend to do well (not perfect but enough to win all maps and finish the story). I still play it at times - a map or two. Fun thing.

Performance on this is weird. It doesn't need powerful PC (I'd say weak on will do), but I faced sudden crashes on 2 of my machines (one under Win XP SP3 and Win 7 x64 Ultimate SP1 and laptop with Win 8.1 x64). Graphics is ok, nothing extreme in any direction. It has a touch of cartoon/cel shading. Sound is good (voice, guns, ambience). Controls are fine and the port seems solid (just those sudden crashes on different machines).
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 26
There is something about brink, the atmosphere, the soundtrack, the look of the world your in.

If you have ever stared off into the distance in mirrors edge, you will understand the beauty of this game.

The contrast between the resistance and the security’s living areas is crafted perfectly to give you a true sense of the poverty the resistance is fighting to overcome and the wealth the security is trying to protect.

Brink feels like its own separate world where you can immerse yourself in either saving or ending the ARK.

If you take this game seriously, it will reward you with two great sides to a story and two very different viewpoints on the way money can influence your views.

I found it best to play the game alone, against bots (single player mode) to give the best immersion possible.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 6
Pre-Release Review
One of the most influential shooters in recent years. Inspiration of great games such as Titanfall and Call of Duty Assault Warfare
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
The horrible launch for Brink kinda threw it under the bus, but after AoC came out the bulk of peoples issues with it were fixed - multiplayer servers being abysmally laggy and sub-par AI on even the harder difficulties.

It requires a lot of teamplay compared to other FPS' due to the fact that each 'mission' can require you to go through several different hoops as attackers and defenders to complete the mission. Rather than just planting a bomb and winning you might need to plant that bomb, extract a hostage then stop the enemy from destroying a bridge, all within the time-frame given.

The AI is still kinda wonky, even after AoC on lower difficulties. They do work together, and don't suicide off bridges anymore, but sometimes they focus on minor objectives rather than the primary for to long. When they do this it can cause you to stalemate into a loss. While it is annoying, generally one or two will follow you on defence if you set yourself to the primary objective manually (and are the appropriate class to do the objective), which helps relieve some of the silliness going on when they try to retake every command post over and over instead of just winning.

Characters are pretty damn customisable, unlocking new outfits and gun parts by leveling up, completing mission and beating challenges. Though character models are all vanity, when you get to changing the looks and attachments to your weapons you'll find the more gameplay changing bits in that you can make a gun faster, have more stopping power or accuracy, or add a giant shield onto it so you can frontline.

Certainly still a fun game to play solo, co-op or with a larger group of friends - as the campaign is multiplayer friendly (including playing as opposing factions) or by setting up custom games. Just be aware that if you're solo the AI sometimes goes a little bonkers for side objectives and they need a little push via command wheel to get back on track.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
Pre-Release Review
Bad experience pre-ordering with the former future shop stores. for some reason my pre-order rewards didnt happen and in compensation i was offered a free copy or , discounted copy of "Predator " on blue ray. Beautiful game but it was the last time i pre-ordered anything form a physical store. Once I returned said store copy, etc what was the point? I bought the normal version. Menu stutters and bugs abound held me back from even playing . Once I did there were even more problems. Whatwas fun was some of the movement styles and customization. 4 years later I wish it had recovered. I'd put this one in the past and admire the attempt.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
Really not as bad as people made it out to be but still pretty unpolished. Wouldn't recommend as I'm sure the servers are absolutely dead, and there are games that have done a better job than this.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Brink is a parkour, class based, FPS with story that let's you customize your weapons to your specifications.


The following classes description was taken from wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brink_%28video_game%29

1. Soldiers: Soldiers are primarily concerned with destroying important objects with explosives. They are also in charge of resupplying their teammates with ammo. Soldiers can also throw damaging speciality grenades, such as molotov cocktails, flashbang, and plant satchel charges similar to C4. With the proper ability equipped and utilised (Scavenger), they are the only class that have access to a potentially unlimited supply of ammunition.

2. Engineers: The Engineer is concerned primarily with building, repairing, and upgrading things on the battlefield. Engineers must also disarm enemy explosives planted by soldiers as well as enemy landmines. He can also upgrade his and his teammate's weapons to do more damage, upgrade teammates' body armour, and plant hidden landmines.

3. Medics: Medics revive downed teammates and buff their teammates' health. They also have special health buffs they can dispense to their teammates, such as improving their teammates' metabolism (how fast they heal on the battlefield) or temporarily boosting their sprint speed. They are the only class that can buff their own health or self-resurrect themselves when downed.

4. Operatives: Operatives are the spies of Brink. They can hack computers to complete certain Mission Objectives and can also disguise themselves as the enemy. They are the only class that can spot hidden landmines.



The game was pretty damn good, but by now the games online would probably be dead. So beware when purchasing. Everyone working as a team was fantastic and fun. The parkour is exactly as it sounds. You do a lot of jumping here and sliding there. Think Titanfall if you've played that, but without the jetpacks. Customization is cool in which you unlock certain attachments and upgrades for your weapons and how you characters look. Similar to how Call of Duty does it, but Brink's user interface makes it look all pretty and the 3D models of weapons stands out.

Interesting, fun and well worth checking out. It does have a story and simi-single player. Drop in Drop out coop online, but chances are you'll be playing by yourself unless you have some friends willing to play with you.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
This game is great it has a great parkour system that has inspired so many other games, great fighting mechanics, awesome levels of customization, and a really good storyline. I would give this game a final score of 9/10. 1 point was subtracted for some boring moments, some blandness, and low levels of servers and players. If you get this, expect to be mainly playing it for the story.
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