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 (2,681 reviews) - 62% of the 2,681 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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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
The game is pretty fun when you have some free time. The downside is that there arn't many servers.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
I remember when this game came out it received a lot of hate. It's online presence these days is practically non-existant it seems. I think in it's hey-day it would have been significantly better.


Most of my experience sadly has been from Singleplayer.
as is, the downside is that your team AI is pretty...I wouldn't say dumb as it's just really simple. If a medic is nearby usually you'll have priority on the revives, I think buffs can be distributed pretty frequently as well. The problem is that they are almost entirely inept when it comes to level objectives. When it comes to defending a point or supporting you, they do just fine, however finally pushing to take a point they're just inept.

Gameplay wise, yes the parkoure isn't perfect but for it's time I'd say it was pretty solid. I've scaled objects with relative ease (though there are some issues) wall runs (or springs, Not sure what to call it) are alright, I think the problem is they didn't make it as flashy as other games.

You have these typical class systems (assault, medic, engineer etc) which have a somewhat different but not entirely original spin to most games that use the same system have. What I did like was how they implement a sub-class weight system, but wish they took better advantage of it.

I like the the weight class system, basically they restricted weapons to certain weight classes and provided base perks to those classes. Light weight, are the most mobile but have access to the least amount of weapons; Heavy, are slow but tough and have access to all weapons in the game (namely the most devastating); and Average build lies somewhere between those two. It allows you to play a tank-like medic or a nimble one, or a rapid assault character or a heavy assault character. It's somethin to play with.

There's also a perk system for each class, and general perks. I believe there's a limitation to how many perks you can upgrade so it adds an interesting dynamic to how you build a character to fit your playstyle.

I remember people hating on the gunplay in this game, honestly I had no trouble with it. It's not as accurate as other games of it's time but I believe that was te point. Speaking as someone who has actully shot guns before I thought it added a degree of realism or challange to shooting that has been lost since the red-dot, point and shoot accuracy made popular by most COD games I played. I think the real problem is that sometimes enemies feel "spongey" (they soak a lot of bullets). Attachments are pretty average, red-dot sight, different clip sizes...etc. Not nearly enough options compared to COD games, and definitely not compared to the ridiculous combinations in Ghost Recon Future Soldier.

Character cusomization is pretty neat, The options are somewhat limited but still provide a breadth of diversity. Don't expect sliders like in Bethesda games, From Software or Korean RPGs.

I liked the look of the characters and the levels tell a neat story in and of themselves. The game's narrative can change somewhat based on your success and failures. I realy wish there was more of an online presence still but I guess that's what I get for buying it so late after it initially released.

TL;DR
If you see this game on sale I think it's worth a pickup, at the time I'm writting this however you're probably too busy playing Overwatch, or some other MP shooter.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Was a fun fast actionpacked game but lost alot of its playerbase quickly.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
I absolutely love this game, so much customization opportunities.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11
30 fps limit? Ez most komoly? Játszhatatlan.
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5 of 13 people (38%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
It's just... really bad. This thing runs slower than a fricken turtle. It's capped at 30 fps, the game looks like crap, Multiplayer is dead, and single player is cancer. Do not buy this game.
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1,079 of 1,124 people (96%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
37.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 9, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME UNTIL BETHESDA BRINGS BACK THE SERVERS ONLINE!!!

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.
What is annoying though is that Bethesda has SWITCHED OFF THE DEDICATED SERVERS, SO THE GAME NOW IS PLAYABLE JUST IN SINGLE PLAYER MOD!!!

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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291 of 334 people (87%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 17, 2015
Unfortanately there are no servers for the US so that means no multiplayer for us.

SplashDamage if you read this: MAKE BRINK 2 and this time with a proper campaign and more maps that encourage parkour!
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368 of 436 people (84%) found this review helpful
77 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
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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503 of 610 people (82%) found this review helpful
407 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2015
I bought this game the day it was released, for full price.

There is a special place in hell for folks like me.
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Diplomatic Passport
7.5 hrs
Posted: September 27
As unplayed as the game is, I have to give it a good review. Even if the trailers didn't show what the game actually is, and even if the story is inconsistant, in the end this is a game. A team objective based game with 4 different classes, each with powerups and abilities that could change the flow of a round.
You have the following:
- Engineers: able to place mines, buff their or their teammates' weapons, place sentries and so on
- Operatives: capable to disguise as enemies and hack mines
- Soldiers: able to resupply their or team's ammunition
- Medics: health buffs and reviving downed teammates

The game also offers three body types: heavy, medium and light. Each body type has a weight limit when it comes to weaponry, Heavies being able to take any weapon as primary and secondaries reaching up to AR's

Think about how many builds can you work around with.
Weapon Mods are also obtainable from challanges that can get harder as you go through them.
Maps might seem overly simple and few, but they offer enough cover spots and good spawns and command post positions.
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Moustafa ELwasif
9.6 hrs
Posted: September 22
BRINK is better than TF2, it has everything is purchased by ingame credits (No Real Money Paid For Ingame Purchases like skins, skills, weapons) + the graphics in BRINK is better than TF2 and there is no Lag at all, and you can change your character's class ingame without responding + you can customize your weapons like - Black Ops II -.
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Bear
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
I imagine bethesda coming up with this game by playing game dev tycoon and saying "hey look at this combo we never did". And in doing so crushed my hopes and dreams.
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Baja
7.3 hrs
Posted: September 16
The weapons are ♥♥♥♥.
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Ds``FuRy_
62.1 hrs
Posted: September 15
Don't.
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skybirdthing
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 5
This game is very poorly done. The two teams are simply copies of each other. 1.5/10
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