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 (1,739 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?


  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
579 of 593 people (98%) found this review helpful
18.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9

It is a nice game with really new/fresh game play and style. I guess it is something like a breed of Mirror’s Edge and some fun/mediocre FPS with a quite big freedom/choice in classes and class creation. For the rest just check some youtube videos.

Please thumbs up this comment, so more people can see and do not spend their hard earned money on a false multiplayer advertised game and hopefully this will make Bethesda to put the servers online again, then I can highly recommend the game. Also be warned that Bethesda can do the same “trick” on any future multiplayer title in order to make you buy the next title eg. Dirty Bomb.
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95 of 111 people (86%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
First time I played it, I was like SWEET THIS IS I continue to see it in my library mocking me as servers lay empty and well as major bugs still exist in the game... Some day my CPU teammates will figure out how to build that bridge instead of jumping to their deaths and when that day comes then I shall rule the world of brink.

Save your serious save it... wait until it hits the clearance bin.
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133 of 191 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This game is on the BRINK of extinction.
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69 of 97 people (71%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Alright, let's put aside the hate and generalized distaste for this game and actually break it down into something that may be worth your time. Now, to start out, I would like to say that I pre-ordered this game the day I heard about it and the day the developers released a video on the vaulting mechanics. I played the crap out of this game for a while and I didn't care what other people thought (partly because I didn't know people hated it until long after I defeated the game and unlocked all of the guns, outfits, and most of the skills/attachments). Truly, this game is a lot of fun. Think of this game as a really watered down version of TF2 with classes such as the Engineer or Operator (hacker, etc.) that can be switched around with others on the fly. The gun play may not be the best but it really is fun when you start leveling your character and unlocking stuff. Attachments help a lot and skills do as well such as having third person when interacting with the objectives in-game. -(Note that I am writing this review years after I stopped playing)-.
The story is something that I felt like was just a filler for the story missions, in the beginning, but as you progress that slowly changes. Throughout the game you can find dialogues and journal entries that really add to the game's back-story and adds some real character that would have been otherwise unkown in-game. The end mission is really intense and a lot of fun whether or not you win or not. The game sets itself up for a sequel, but it looks like it may never happen in the near future. Truly, this game had a lot of heart and some pretty good art-design with some great back-story that would have made this game a real hit. Game mechanic choices and poor decisions really watered this game down to the point where no one likes it but the selective few like myself. In reality, I am writing this review out of nostalgia out of the lots of fun I had with this game. Pick it up if you would like sometime soon, fairly small and can be run pretty easily with any system. I would suggest getting it on sale because it may not be worth the full price.
Thank you for your time and have a wonderful day.
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37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
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.
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41 of 58 people (71%) found this review helpful
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
A game that I hyped up to all my friends for several months prior to release. They got a lot of things right. They certainly had the e-sports scene covered with a well polished interface and flawless steam integration. However, the gameplay itself was lacking. Certain aspects of the game seemed more like a chore than enjoyment. For example, all of the classes required you to be right next to your teamate in order to heal them or provide them additional ammo. This is a problem when everyone is running all over the place in a combat situation. Battlefield's approach of simply dropping a medkit container or ammo supply box was much more enjoyable. The weapons were uninteresting and the pace of the game was far too slow to really capture anyones attention.
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57 of 88 people (65%) found this review helpful
24.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Really great game. Intense action, nice animations...i dont see why are people hating on it.
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96 of 160 people (60%) found this review helpful
278.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
The game I played was not the one I thought I had purchased. I was told I was buying a cooperative shooter like Left 4 Dead, but with customizable characters and gear. What I got was a Team Fortress 2 ripoff with a painfully grindy progression, in which you can replace one team with a pile of idiot bots.
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42 of 64 people (66%) found this review helpful
13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
25.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
There was so much false advertising behind this game.
It is a miracle, AN ACTUAL MIRACLE, that Splash Damage/Bethesda managed to come out of this one without a lawsuit. Would not recommend.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
139.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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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58 of 96 people (60%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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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66 of 114 people (58%) found this review helpful
58.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
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32 of 52 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Brink is the kind of game you'd seen making gargling noises and waving it's gigantic shlong at the checkout desk in sainsburys. Part of you just wants to tell it to shut the ♥♥♥♥ up and leave you alone but the other half makes you want to join it and dickslap the bag boy so he resembles Simon Cowell's jaded face after he burnt down the twenty-seventh orphanage this month.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
BRINK is a team-based fast-shooter, like Team Fortress 2, unlike Splash Damage pervious games like Quake Wars Enemy Territory and Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, Brink relies more on movement called SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain) aka parkour-style movement(founded by the french).

There are four classes to choose from, Soldier, Engineer, Medic, Operative, all four classes plays a different role on different objectives and players can customise their loadouts and buy special abilities with experience points, which are earned by completing objectives. The abilities that the player can buy for their character are either "universal" and class-specific.

Control The parkour movement is based on your body type, heavy, medium and light, such as "heavy body types" have more health, however "light body types" they also have the lowest health. However, they have the fastest sprint speed, and their parkour abilities allow them to wall-hop. But the only downside is that, this movement seems to be a bit clunky at times, you character may reach to place where you don't want to climb over

Weapons The Weapons feel more like a bullet sponge, one round per enemy, and the ammunition for the weapons are really limited, you always have to rely on soldiers to replenish your ammunition

Story- The campaign is somehow linear, with unknown characters that did not represent well

Overall, Brink is a decent, it has a clunky movement, poor AI, and not well done weapons, ammunition is very limited. The game was rushed back then when Bethesda Softworks it could have been better and it could have been a better game

EDIT: Servers are dead

Splash Damage is making a new game and it's under beta you can sign up for the beta by clicking here
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71 of 131 people (54%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
better than cod ghosts, at least.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
37.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
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.


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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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
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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15 of 25 people (60%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
A waste of $60 when purchased on release. Buggy, nothing new brought to the table and quite frankly, lacking fun.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Terrible. There's not much to look forward to, the free running isn't good, sometimes the physics are bad, gameplay is unbalanced, and pretty much it's like taking Call of Duty and Mirror's edge together and taking a crap on it.
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