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 (1,573 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
54 of 75 people (72%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
This game is on the BRINK of extinction.
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
277.6 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 where you can replace one team with a pile of idiot bots, and a painfully grindy progression.
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12 of 15 people (80%) 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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13 of 18 people (72%) 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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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
ive played iphone games with more depth
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
First time I played it, I was like SWEET THIS IS FUN....now I continue to see it in my library mocking me as servers lay empty and dead....as 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 money...like serious save it... wait until it hits the clearance bin.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
The first game that made me realized you can't always trust what they showed in the game tralier.
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6 of 10 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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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
35.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
This game is actually no worse than Battlefield 4 and other similar titles like Call of Duty. The problem is Battlefield and Call of Duty are mediocre games, and they use expensive marketing, DLC packages, yearly releases, and massive funding to stay in business. There was also no real benefit to the style of matches you play in Brink, or the class based gameplay. It was just a game you easily forget and move on from, something people should do to this entire genre.
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13 of 25 people (52%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
This game made me very sad.
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1 of 2 people (50%) 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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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
48.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
The game was a flop form the start, If it wasn't for the cool art-style this game wouldn't have anything to offer!
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11 of 23 people (48%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
a lot better on PC, though it was a huge dissapointment, it gave me a good 30 hours of gameplay, 7/10 its good
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Screw everything that everyone says, I myself was really into this and nearly the only things I did was bot matches other than on the free weekends
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Nice music
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
its a tad bit over the top for my liking so much so that i cant bring myself to like it but however i can easily see why there would be those who would play it personal rating 3/10
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 25
Graphics looked nice
Gamelay was Medium
Gamemodes were great
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
I cannot recommend this game due to a lack of players and the singleplayer feeling like a rushed multiplayer game. It showed promise but just didn't work out.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
Tl;dr: A fun FPS that brings something new into the market. If you're into Character Customization, be warned that there aren't female characters.

Brink is a fun game overall. Gameplay is nice, teams are balanced, and nobody goes home a loser. The fighting is relatively simple. Aim, shoot, kill. But then you factor in ammo resupplies, damage buffs, and armor enhancement, and it complicates the equation. Complicate meaning "funnifies" in this usage. Plus, the movement is unique. Holding sprint activates a kind of "dynamic parkour" feature that allows you to find new paths and move around more fluidly. This also allows for some characters to vault walls taller than them. Class perks and abilities are cool, being able to give someone a damage buff or resupply of ammo. There is also a cool perk system, which as you level up allows for more abilities and tricks to be available to the character. Instead of set perks, they are bought by level coins, a nice feature in my opinion.

The story is engaging, albeit short. Depending on which side you play, you get both sides of the story. You can replay any mission as either side and learn their views and reason for fighting. Alongside the main campaign (which can be played solo or multiplayer), there is freeplay and challenges. Freeplay is exactly what it sounds like. Challenges are different tasks that test your ability to use the ingame skillset. The only qualm I have is with 'Parkour This'; I love the parkour aspect of the fighting, but in no way did I ask for you to require me to master it to unlock silencers.

I love the character customization. Very simple, clean, and creative. Two things: No girls, and no custom facial/bodily features. I find the lack of girls sad (if you emphasize character customization, you dang better have both genders!) but not game ruining. Yeah, it'd be nice to seduce my enemies into not shooting me, but it's okay to have only guys. The only thing that really grinds my gears is that you are locked to a specific set of facial setups. No big pouty lips and anime eyes here, just a couple dozen near identical faces. On the bright side, each clothing piece comes in an assortment of colors (which often change the patterns of the clothes as well). The face paint and tattoos partially fulfill me in the way of face modification. Overall it's nice, but still makes the character customization just feel like chara custo.

One aspect this game displays nicely in gun modification. You can attach multiple enhancements to your gun. That's it. You get a few sights, a couple muzzle brakes (purely cosmetic, still fun), and if you try hard enough, silencers and speed holsters/slings. No camos, nor extreme performance enhancements (which adds to the argument of team balance).

Overall I give it an 8.5/10, really fun to play, but has a couple bugs and missing features that kind of harm the gameplay. If you have the money, it's worth it.

8.5/10, would knockdown again.

(Btw, the reason I complain about Brink not having girls while CoD and Battlefield don't is that advertising character customization implies having women; and I don't think that CoD or Battlefield said that there was a totall of 100+ quadrillion total combinations.)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Good game, lots of lag though. Also it has a few bugs but is still fun. Definitally worth the amount i spent on it. If your planning on buying it, go to futer shop.
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