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 (1,999 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
57 of 70 people (81%) found this review helpful
31 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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119 of 185 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
This game has great potential, but because it's buggy and now no one plays it, I highly doubt it'll ever be revived.
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194 of 313 people (62%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
better than cod ghosts, at least.
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60 of 93 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
139.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Game is good and unfinished, shame that they dont care about this game anymore nor anyone ain't playin' this game anymore...
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83 of 137 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
This game is fantastic. Did I expect it to have a call of duty-style campaign? No because I'm not an idiot. I know that isn't what was shown in trailers and that Splash Damage (the developers) were obviously making a 3rd Enemy Territory game. It's also fantastic that this game has GOOD BOTS since I always play the games I want instead of whatever anyone else is playing. Servers don't matter, good gameplay does, and this has it. I knew what I was getting when I got BRINK and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest.

I remember dreaming of putting call of duty 4's shooting into TF2 as well as wishing that Mirror's Edge-style parkour could be added to many more first-person games. BRINK made that dream come true and it has been everything I hoped it would be since I bought it on launch for the PS3 so long ago. Unfortunate things happened to my PS3 and that version of BRINK. So glad to have it back on steam now.

When BRINK came out, the gameplay was focused on solving common problems in FPS games at the time. It competely succeeded. For example, grenades can't be spammed randomly to get easy kills, they do lighter damage and knock the target over. The weapons as well were well-balanced from launch and no gun was obviously dominante like happened in so many shooters and still does. As for game structure, they use Enemy Territory's fantastic assault-style game mode wherein you accomplish one objective after another. One team attacks, one team defends in a dichotomy that I prefer over any other game mode. A feeling of progress, unique perspective for each team, and varied objectives are why this is my favorite game mode. If only more competitve shooters used this mode (I call it "Assault" mode because of my experience with the original Unreal Tournament)

The aesthetic is gorgeous. Every tattoo you can get, face, everything. I just love it. It is a personal taste, yes, but works of art never get old. It is all about what you love. There's certainly nothing wrong with the smooth aesthetic that BRINK has. The hyperealistic style was a great idea, and the customizations are there to make it perfect. The gun designs, character designs, maps; they all come together beautifully. BRINK is a lovely game to look at. I focus on art style over graphical detail yet BRINK has both.

The only legitimate complaint that I see with BRINK is that it feels a bit slow. Not slow as a slug though, so it's easy to manage. The game is fantastic.

EDIT : Forgot to mention that it WILL freeze if you have a weak cpu. Sometimes when it loads tons of data at once (like on character customization aspects). Strong computers need not fear.
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59 of 101 people (58%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Good game for fun nice story but fell short on expectations a lot less parkour or customization options. Also main game a little short.
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18 of 26 people (69%) 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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27 of 43 people (63%) 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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
BRINK is literally a very awesome game. The action, the story, the levels, missions, and customization is all awesome! You will find yourself playing BRINK for a long time, and never forgetting about it. If STeam took count of how many hours I played on the PS3, you would see it in the thousands! But here, let me make a list of the pros and cons:

Pros:
1. Rich storyline
2. Good graphics
3. Fun face to face combat
4. Tons of different customization possobilities
5. Playability
6. Good voice acting
7. Lots of different levels, and missions
8. Cinematics are awesome

Nuetral:
1. Animations are okay-ish

Cons:
1. Playerbase
2. No more active updates
3. Sounds sound to much like call of duty's (Sounds like coins dropping)

In overall, BRINK would be a great game to buy, and will be tons of fun with friends or solo!
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23 of 40 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
BRINK is a good game, it's a team-based multiplayer shooter like TF2

Only downside, this game was unfinished and was rushed back in 2011.. this game however help redefined the generation of shooters by introducing parkour mechanics

Brink had it's moments, it was very fun playing online with players

Splash Damage is making a new game and it's under beta, it's a predecessor to Brink with more polished gameplay and better mechanics click here

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=137522348
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
I had so much fun with this game when it came out. In promotions, the movement system and its ove-all dystopian art and story is what drove me to want to experience Brink for the first time.
The online gameplay was insanely good and challenging.
I believe now the multiplayer community is scarece.
The single-player game itself holds little remaining drive to play, because the story simply does not immerse and drive the player enough.
I had expected a very lengthy campaign with a massive free roaming environment, where the player takes part in a massive campaign to save the Arc... the game sadly does not have this.

As I see this game on my "not installed" games list daily, I was reminiscing.
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18 of 31 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Great game, sad to see that the community sort of died.
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5 of 6 people (83%) 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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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
what is dead may never die.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
To this day I still don't understand what makes people hate it so much, I personally had a lot of fun with it until the community died out for no apparent reason. Love the art style, cutscenes, objective-based gameplay, guns, customization, abilities. Also the fact that all the classes were needed to win was cool. Not just the class-based objectives... you need Engineers for defense, Operatives to counter Engineers, Soldiers to resupply your very limited ammo, and Medics, well, for obvious reasons. And to be talking about the Operator class, well I have to disagree, it was my favorite class, just made me feel like such a badass, sneaking around in disguise, helping my team with comms hack, keeping huge groups of enemy off an objective with Caltrops, and of course, hacking and controlling enemy turrets. Such a fun game, I am really curious as to what caused people to hate it.
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
cool, but it´s like deathmatch with taking command post. it´s not like one big campaign, it´s like team fortress. 6/10.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Brink is a fun game with classes,in depth character customization,and a boss story mode.This game just needs more players.
999999999?/100?
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Definately still worth $19.99 USD
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
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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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
Boring repetitive gameplay, LOTS of bugs and only fun for an hour or so.
Basically some weird Team Fortress 2 clone.
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