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!
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Mixed (2,693 reviews) - 62% of the 2,693 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
115 of 134 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
30.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
BRINK: Proving that great ideas don't always make great games.

Despite this game being released 4 years ago, I picked it up and wanted to give it a shot. Lots of people were furious over this game and how disappointing it was. Lots of awesome trailers and mechanics to show off such as Brink's S.M.A.R.T. mechanic (Smooth Movement Around Rough Terrain) and dynamic objectives.
Even as it is right now, I'm loving and hating this game.

MULTIPLAYER:
There are less than 20 players global. Unless you are lucky and get some friends to play with you, you wont get much fun out of this deserted game" (That is if the game doesn't give you connectivity issues).

Story:
Well...there isn't exactly a story. The "Singleplayer mode" is just multiplayer maps with bots. However, I liked the setup for Brink.

Humanity has fled to a manmade island called "The Ark". This island was able to renew resources and allow a safe last place for people to live in. "Was". The Ark is running low on resources and has lost communication from the outside world. Two factions: The Resistance (made up of refugees) and the Ark Security (basically the cops), are at a war. The resistance wants to escape the Ark while Security is trying to save it.

Besides a short one minute cutscene at the beginning of every mission with some interaction between characters, that's as much as you will get storywise.

Gameplay:
I'm guessing the developers made the AI "dumb" so that in multiplayer, the AI would not be able to "play the game for you" (similar to the bots in Titanfall that don't alter the gameplay much).
However, the singleplayer mode is going to torture you. The AI will constantly go for the secondary objectives such as taking command posts (you will hear them chatting about this A LOT) and build turrets near your spawn. Medics will still revive you, but that's even if they don't get swarmed by three enemies. It doesn't help that the enemy AI seems to be much smarter than your team AI. Also, the difficulty of the AI scales to your level so playing a hard mission at Level 1 is just as challenging as playing an easy mission at Level 10.

Gunplay...well, it plays like your typical modern shooter. You have 4 classes: Assault, Medic, Engineer, and Operative (Like the spy from Team Fortress 2). There are 3 body types: Light (moves the fastest), Medium, and Heavy (Terrible because you gain only an additional 40 health and you can barely move as fast).

Level design isn't helping Brink much either. Levels will either end with stalemates or they are extremely one sided. Take the mission "Early Launch" for example. On the security side, it might be a bit hard to repair the crane controls at first, but eventually, when you have to hack the missile controls, its ridiculous. Why? Because the Resistance spawn point is RIGHT IN FRONT of the objectives and the security spawn is all the way at the other end of the map. It also doesn't help when you have the AI as I described above.

Customization:
Alright, I can at least give some props to the design team. I really liked the customization options for styling your character, even if you rarely look at characters in game. You could get tattoos, change color of your clothes...and that's probably it.

Weapon customization is a bit nice. You can customize sights, barrel attachments such as grenade launchers and bayonets, and different sizes of magazines.

Graphics:
A smooth art style with "unique" character design. Backgrounds would look nice if they weren't so low res. Otherwise, the art style is similar to games like Team Fortress 2 and RAGE.

Sound:
The only reason I wanted to give Brink a shot was because I found a Youtube playlist with game soundtracks and Brink's main theme was playing. While many FPS games have fast adrenaline pumping music, Brink's OST is calm and ambient. Weapon sounds aren't much, they are self explanatory.

Should you get Brink?
Unless you are like me and you want to experience what a game that was supposed to compete with TF2 should have been, then buy it. The Agents of Change DLC may give you an extra hour or two of funtime. Otherwise, I would not recommend buying Brink. Not even during a sale.
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193 of 247 people (78%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2015
No one playing...Dont buy if you dont have friend with play this game.
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268 of 365 people (73%) found this review helpful
155 people found this review funny
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Well, f*ck you all. I liked it. :D
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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
I've been following the game since it was announced, but after the countless reviews and opinions bashing it after it came out, i decided to drop the hype.

Years later, i came across BRINK on sale for $4,99 and said "Why not?" Even if i heard bad things about it, i still wanted to at least try it.

Dropped expectations, launched the game, played for a while and... I liked it!

While i understand some people's frustration, i dont think the game deserves the bashing it got.

TL;DR: At full price, it's a risky buy, but if you get it on sale, give it a try, its not as bad as the reviews make it look like, it's actually enjoyable and fun.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2015
I enjoyed this game when I did play this game so long ago. It is dead now, with maybe one server populated occasionally. This game had so much potential but was mired with technical problems when it was released. I still recommend it because I love this game. If anyone wants to try and play it, hit me up.
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