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 (29 reviews) - 51% of the 29 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,709 reviews) - 62% of the 2,709 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
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Mixed (29 reviews)
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Hunter
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Game is ♥♥♥♥, online is dead.
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HayWeeME
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
I actualy liked this game, If only more people are playing it in online.....
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Prof. Rook
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
This game has many good things about it...but the problems overpower them. I bought this game to play with my friends (What the store page said I could do) I currently cannot join any of my friends even going so far as to download a program which helps matchmaking (still doesn`t work)

I have played Brink for more then enough time to say this

Things Brink NEEDS to Work on
1. Campain Missions: They`re basically the exact same thing, there`s no change its always just attack this or defend this

2. Matchmaking: If you claim to not only have a fantastic game but have co-op multiplayer in the game then actually do it instead of making people frustrated (make the matchmaking like Team Fortress 2 with no problems)

3. DLC Gun Overpower: I have purchased the DLC and can already see both the Fallout 4 rifle as well as the DOOM submachine gun are very overpowered (DOOM gun does not have any recoil and has the fastest fire rate and the Fallout 4 rifle is the second most damage rifle that you can unlock as a noob)

4. Bots: The bots are just basically awful. Playing campain its either your teammates are dumb as logs and don`t help with the main mission and don`t revive you when thier standing right on top of you or the enemies are damn near impossible even on easiest dificulty taking you out in a fraction of a second without you knowing where they are.

5. Character Development: When I watched the videos about the character creation I was so excited...only to find out thier all the same. The voice selection as well as the character actually moving his lips with accuracy is amazing yet they all say the same thing with no uniqueness. When you first create your character all you do is make a face, get a voice then get shirts as you play the game. I wish the selection you made on your character could affect how your character handles in combat because no matter what shirt you get (Even the suit for Resistance which is basically a tank) you all mostly have the same health with no difference (Best example of what I`m trying to explain is Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim with each race having benifets as well as armor having benifets).

I want to love you Brink because you have all the powers alligned in your favor, please fix these problems and make your game shine.

Sincerely
- Professor Rook
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KillMachine
( 63.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Extremely poor optimization. I can play Fallout 4 Maxed out at 60 fps, and yet this game goes no higher than 15 fps -.-
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LODE
( 84.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
On PC it was really a very good game. Pity the console bugs killed it. I also really like the art style used in the game, the characters were really well defined.

Just one more reason to hate consoles.
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Wolff3
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
when you play this game, there's going to be literally one person on the servers
that's going to be you
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SW4RMZ
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
This game is ♥♥♥♥
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Mr.Crabs101
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 19
its a fun game :3
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hovocraft
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
An old faithful to go back to playing when you get sick of other games
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Krop
( 15.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Garbage.
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D£rpy<3
( 15.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
The game has a lack of story, poor gameplay, weak characters, and disappointing servers. Do not waste your time on this game.
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KimchiMan
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
It's kinda playable, but shooting itself isn't that fun.
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Era
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 7
Product received for free
Found this game as a CD in a box a couple years ago, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ me off and threw it back in the box.
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Vintage TG
( 33.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
I'm going to give this a negative review because I think it deserves it, but christ, you want to talk about guilty pleasures? I really enjoy Brink as a game, even though there's a LOT wrong with it, but for some reason I still go back to it. That being said, I understand why a lot of people really hate this game.

I wasn't part of the hype train for Brink when it came out. Brink was ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ pushed to the moon with hype, which rasied people's expectations to fatal levels. Brink tried really hard to advertise itself as a competitor to Team Fortress 2, which is not only suicide, but also a really dumb idea. If they had just changed any mention of "Class" to "Combat Role".

Also, you can probably find multiple reviews saying how terrible the ♥♥♥♥ing missile hacking mission for the Secutiry is, how the Engineer is the most overpowered combat role, or even how flimsy the connecting narritive between the missions is.

There are pretty much no active servers. I'm the pleb loner who's okay with playing with bots, but if you're not that interested in that, then

The singleplayer is locked to 30FPS. It's only the singleplayer, too. If I locally host a server using the Dedicated Server Tool it runs great. As long as you know what you're doing you should be fine.

The biggest thing I'll praise about this game is the sound direction. It's fantastic. I can't name a lot of other games that have more satisfying gunshots or explosions. It sounds so good!

The game's theme that plays thoughout the game it also an earworm of a jingle, too. Good luck getting it out of your head.

The character customization and art direction is also great. I enjoy the odd valley between realistic and cel-shaded. It almost looks like it's a rotoscope. I could fill all ten character slots you're given and come up with awesome mix-and-match designs for people. Even though you won't see it yourself most of the time unless someone disguises as you, I still enjoy it.

The line "Mucho bad guys spotted!" - It's so good. It's so bad. I love it.

I don't reccomend buying this game. I'm a weird extreme case where I have stockholm syndrome or something.
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BGZD
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Absolutely terrible game.. Servers dont show up anymore.. game is dead.. Don't buy.. It should be taken down from the store.
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blackflag
( 60.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
Brink ... lol

Garbage
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Sentinei-Luna
( 29.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Great potential but it ultimately falls short. Stiff feeling gun mechanics that just makes the game feel slow. Plenty of weapon customisations. Nobody is really playing it now and the campaign is just the multiplayer with bots.
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Tedge734
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: April 28
Sucks, and I'm ♥♥♥♥♥♥ I spent 60 bucks on it.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
I'm going to give this a negative review because I think it deserves it, but christ, you want to talk about guilty pleasures? I really enjoy Brink as a game, even though there's a LOT wrong with it, but for some reason I still go back to it. That being said, I understand why a lot of people really hate this game.

I wasn't part of the hype train for Brink when it came out. Brink was ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ pushed to the moon with hype, which rasied people's expectations to fatal levels. Brink tried really hard to advertise itself as a competitor to Team Fortress 2, which is not only suicide, but also a really dumb idea. If they had just changed any mention of "Class" to "Combat Role".

Also, you can probably find multiple reviews saying how terrible the ♥♥♥♥ing missile hacking mission for the Secutiry is, how the Engineer is the most overpowered combat role, or even how flimsy the connecting narritive between the missions is.

There are pretty much no active servers. I'm the pleb loner who's okay with playing with bots, but if you're not that interested in that, then

The singleplayer is locked to 30FPS. It's only the singleplayer, too. If I locally host a server using the Dedicated Server Tool it runs great. As long as you know what you're doing you should be fine.

The biggest thing I'll praise about this game is the sound direction. It's fantastic. I can't name a lot of other games that have more satisfying gunshots or explosions. It sounds so good!

The game's theme that plays thoughout the game it also an earworm of a jingle, too. Good luck getting it out of your head.

The character customization and art direction is also great. I enjoy the odd valley between realistic and cel-shaded. It almost looks like it's a rotoscope. I could fill all ten character slots you're given and come up with awesome mix-and-match designs for people. Even though you won't see it yourself most of the time unless someone disguises as you, I still enjoy it.

The line "Mucho bad guys spotted!" - It's so good. It's so bad. I love it.

I don't reccomend buying this game. I'm a weird extreme case where I have stockholm syndrome or something.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
when you play this game, there's going to be literally one person on the servers
that's going to be you
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
An old faithful to go back to playing when you get sick of other games
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
9.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Game is ♥♥♥♥, online is dead.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
84.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
On PC it was really a very good game. Pity the console bugs killed it. I also really like the art style used in the game, the characters were really well defined.

Just one more reason to hate consoles.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
27 of 33 people (82%) found this review helpful
33 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
the greatest multiplayer experience since being the younger sibling who was handed the unplugged NES controller while your older sibling lied to you and made you think you were actuallly playing.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
58.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
the multiplayer may be dead, but this still a good game
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
33.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Although the multiplayer is pretty much dead, get some friends to play this game with you. It's a really good game. No matter what others say about it. It is one of my favorite team based multiplayer games next to ETQW. Buy it if you can. Enjoy it!
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I actually really liked this game. It did a lot of really cool things at the time, but it was tragically killed by two major problems.

1) It didn't run very smoothly at launch
2) the devs were VERY slow with patches and other content, so for a long while there really wasn't all that much to do.

I enjoyed this game a lot when it came out, and it showed a ton of potential, so it pains me to not be able to recommend this game to others since it's essentiallly dead.

Great idea. Mediocre initial execution. TERRIBLE follow-through. I stilll loved it.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Never usually write reviews but felt i had to because of all the hate this game gets. Originally bought it for Xbox 360 and LOVED it so bought it again for PC.
Pros:
Some of the best character design I’ve seen in my life, the games art direction is impeccable and so it looks stunning. The character customization is probably the best in an fps game I’ve ever seen with so many awesome different helmets, tattoos etc. (You can even decide your characters voice!) Overall the visuals and aesthetics of this game are near perfect. Intriguing story sets up game nicely and gives it a unique feel although they could have gone more in depth. There are two campaigns from both sides of the conflict and also what if scenario missions so a decent amount of single player content. Shooting mechanics are basic but there is a nice variation in classes and absolutely awesome parkour mechanics.
Cons:
No one online so the multiplayer is pretty dead, sometimes the AI in single player can be a little dumb but only occasionally. Apart from the story missions there isn't much else to do apart from some challenges (however they do have leader boards).

Conclusion:
One of my favourite games of all time, I can’t understand why it gates so many bad reviews, with some tweaks to the AI more content and a living multiplayer base this game would be PERFECT.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
I "Recommend" this game because it has most of the elements to made an epic game, but since the community is longer-dead than the Spartans, and since you can only have so much fun with the AI, I'd only recommend it if you have a group of, say, 12+ friends or so. Then it could be AWESOME. :D

The best part of it all is the customization of characters, and the fact that your body size affects the parkour you can do, as well as the weapons you can carry. Customization is pretty fun in Brink.

But it falls short of what it was supposed to be. Maybe it was epic and super populated back when it first came out. I dunno. I bought it last year on sale, so I must have missed the hayday. But you'd think a game like this would have a following for years to come. :-/

I LOVE YOU, BRINK!!! BUT WHY CAN'T YOU BE ALL YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE?! :'(
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
Absolutely amazing game with a dead player base. If that's it for you, don't buy it, period. Playing with bots has proven to be enjoyable enough, and you can still find players on servers every now and then.

Over-the-top customization, basic sorta story (more of it can be found in audio logs for completing missions over and over), beautiful scenery, astonishing atmosphere - Brink has it all. Make sure to grab at least two copies if you want to get rally fancy with it.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Played when the game still had people and it was some of the best fun I had, after they quit playing this game died and should be free no $20. While this game is amazing do not buy it unless you have friends to play with you because nobody plays this game anymore :(
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 20
Would be amazing if more people played! I set up a 10 slot server for now. 74.91.120.30
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
Bought this game in 2012 and forgot about it until now, I dont even know where to start. This game have a lot of good and cool ideas I would like to see in other games. But this game itself, and how it is now with empty servers is crap.
Because the servers where empty I wanted to play through the career on solo with bots but thats so damn boring and impossible.
I did like the parkour element but thats about it. This is not worth the money.
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14 of 28 people (50%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
NO AND JUST NO, WHY DID I BUY THIS GAME IN FULL PRICE
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123 of 144 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
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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23 of 34 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
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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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
115.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
contrary to popular belief, youre never on any brink. theres a lot of floor
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