Reviews for Brink


Hard to recommend

Vausch | Dec. 1, 2015 | See all Vausch's reviews »

I bought Brink when it first came out, and all I can say is I wish Steam had a return policy at the time. The game was rather frustrating to learn as characters died very easily and fast, most powers took far too long to unlock and actually create class diversity, and the levels get samey and boring very fast with very few maps. The parkour system was OK, but it didn't seem particularly special. Weapon choices are incredibly limited. Submachine gun, another submachine gun, shotgun that doesn't do jack, and that's pretty much it. AI is simultaneously awful and too good. Challenge maps required to get many of the unlockables can be nigh impossible at times because they ALWAYS know where you are. Because you have low health and die very easily, it will likely lead to dozens of attempts on a single map. Overall, I can't really recommend unless you want a watered down TF2 that thinks it's a better story than it is.


Pretty Great

Aghass | Oct. 1, 2015 | See all Aghass's reviews »

Awesome game with good voice acting, characters and such. The multiplayer is gone so don't buy if you want to play with people. The bots are really fun and the gameplay is very fluid.


Very little multiplayer fun.

Furrek | Aug. 13, 2015 | See all Furrek's reviews »

From the makers of famous Enemy Territory, you should expect many things. And they, at some point, deliver really good game. It's much more complex than ET game. It's so many options for weapons, skills and we are responsible how we will lead our character. This game lacks two things - better stability (even at great PCs it can works sometimes bad) and... some more fun. I would love to spend another 1000+ hours in ET but Brink... well, it's not the same feeling you got while playing Brink. You can also see there aren't many people playing it, so it can be sometimes hard to find any people to play with together. It's hard to say, but few free to play games are much better... Maybe if you got bored with free to play games, you can try Brink out.


Got a bad rep

sycomantis1991 | May 28, 2015 | See all sycomantis1991's reviews »

This game was massively hyped prior to its release. What we got was an above average shooter with some zany character designs. It controls pretty well, it's fast-paced, and a pretty good time. It has a vibrant color scheme and a pretty awesome aesthetic. unfortunately, it failed hard to meed expectations and has been quickly thrown to the wayside because of it. It's not amazing, but it's still a good, fun shooter.


Sleak, fun and...empty

Zaggeta | May 8, 2015 | See all Zaggeta's reviews »

Brink seemed to have it all. An interesting story, fun class-based shooting action and an amazing aesthetic - but a single design failure caused its demise. Brink was designed as a coop team shooter but built its levels around story-based objectives. While the story itself, presented in cutscenes, was interesting, there was no incentive to wait in the overwhelmingly empty server lists for someone to play coop with. I completed the story of both factions alone in around 7 hours on normal difficulty and then proceeded to look for a multiplayer mode. There was none. There was only coop in a game which was basically built around being a parkour version of Team Fortress 2. This was a real disappointment as the character creation and gameplay was generally fun - just shortlived. If it goes on a very big sale, give it a try. Otherwise, a miss.


The Average First-Person Shooter

mrminecrafter1 | March 28, 2015 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »

Brink is not a bad game, but also not a great game. The character customization is only topped by Skyrim and Saints Row which is a huge achievement. The story for the single-player is okay in my opinion. It focuses around 2 factions fighting for the possession of the island, Ark. The graphics are quite terrible, even at its release. The gameplay has more negatives than positives, which is really bad for this genre. A combination of Call of Duty's fast-paced action and Titanfall's parkour should be a gem to play. But both systems fall short of their expectations. Artificial intelligence is also pretty much brain dead to top it all off. Despite what I've said, it can still be fun at certain times. You just got to hang in there and the joy will come. Eventually.


Not The Greatest, But Not The Worst.

combodombie | April 2, 2014 | See all combodombie's reviews »

Brink had so many ideas that could have made a great shooter. For example, the customization options are some of the most in-depth customization of a character I've ever seen, only being beaten out by the likes of Skyrim and Saints Row. However, this game has one LARGE issue: everything OTHER than that is underdeveloped. The story involves 2 factions of sorts: Security or Resistance. Essentially, they are on this isolated island known as the Ark. The resistance wants to destroy the ark and escape to find better land, as the security wants to save the ark and be stranded. However, there are actually TWO point of views of the story: Resistance and Security. The story is actually pretty solid overall. As for graphics, the game has a unique cel-shaded ascetic, however has some SERIOUS frame-rate issues at times, along with some noticeable muddy textures on consoles. However, there are mods on PC to fix this. The graphics are ultimately mediocre at best, and awful at worst. As for gameplay, it's essentially a mix of Prototype's freerunning and classic old-school FPS traits. That sounds like a great combination, right? Well, it's not the best of both worlds, unfortunately. The game has some idiotic AI, the guns don't feel that good, the parkour system sometime falls on it's face due to it not telling you on what you can climb on and what you can't, and also the game has quite a few bugs which can hinder your enjoyment. To say it simply, music is alright, though forgettable. Brink is a game with some incredible ideas, but they feel like they were executed by individual people, because they were varied from poorly executed to greatly executed. I'd wait for the game to drop in price to about $5-10 and THEN it's worth the price.


Not bad, but not amazing... play it with a friend

cappincrunch | Feb. 6, 2014 | See all cappincrunch's reviews »

Co-op vs AI is my favorite way to play games and the AI is very satisfying to play against. The only problem is you're often having to go lone wolf for these missions while your AI teammates just don't really help out (that's a good thing sometimes.) Unlike the launch, the game runs silky smooth and looks great, but since it had such a poor launch, the game quickly died off and received poor reviews. Thankfully bots are here to save the day, so if you don't want to play alone, I recommend picking it up with a friend on a sale and working together to complete objectives.


Underrated as hell

Mscigniew | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »

Brink,is(mostly)online multiplayer FPS game,and as that it is great and bring some fresh breath to the genre.It does lack singleplayer(there is a campaign where you do the same as in multi but with bots),but it was never meant to be singleplayer game.You play as resisatnce or security on each map,and both factions got a series of tasks to do,to win.In order to do that you have to either have different classes teammates or switch your class during the match.The graphical style is original and looks awesome,you can customize your character with elements that are unlocked every couple of lvls.This game is simply underrated,dont listen to the critics just buy it have a hell lot of fun with it and you wont regret a penny!


Counterstrike with a decent twist

asbath | Nov. 5, 2013 | See all asbath's reviews »

I was never a big fan of Counterstrike style games, because of its severe simplicity. Yet I was drawn to more over-the-top style arena games like Unreal Tournament because it was given to you in a balls to the wall manner. Brink takes both games and gives you a product that successfully gives you both, but in a package that could have used more refinement. While the game has a few rough edges, they're not enough for the sad demise it suffered. I felt t hat it was a good game that had a lot of potential. The weapons system is pretty great - simply select a weapon and earn and attach certain mods to it that increase or change the way the weapon works. Select a class and use it to your advantage depending on your play style or strategy. It takes the CQC style maps of Counterstike, but gives you the ability to go on a bloodbath rampage like Unreal Tournament: death is not permanent nor a massive disadvantage to your team. The maps and the single player campaign were pretty generic, but they were done well enough. Despite the generic FPS experience, I still think it did a great of job marrying the Counterstrike experience with the Unreal Tournament violence.


Something Different

johnydorman | Oct. 28, 2013 | See all johnydorman's reviews »

Brink was my favorite fps for PC, and was sadly crushed by a buggy release. Brink is a fast paced first person shooter combining many classic fps elements with a new free running play style. Both the single player and multiplayer are based upon the same story levels with teams of 9 fighting over objective based combat. However, stricken by many bad reviews (on the buggy release) this game has been left in the dark with very few players online.


A solid try

Simao20 | Oct. 12, 2013 | See all Simao20's reviews »

Brink could have been so much more than what it was. A cel shaded first person shooter with parkour? Pretty cool, however I think this game would have been best suited for third person. The endless customization and parkour would look a lot better and easier to judge where you can jump and climb up to. The shooting itself is a bit lackluster , the bullets has very little impact and just take too long to kill enemies. The AI is quite awful as well, its stopping this game from being a pretty solid offline game but it ruins the experience and takes you out of the game. The story mode is 10 missions from 2 perspectives but the story itself feels very bare bones theres about a minute or 2 cut scene between each mission and thats it. One group wants off the ark while the others want to keep you on and dictate. Rather boring itself but a decent try


Bethesda.. COME ON!

simodeso | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

This game has no sense.. it could be much much better! The idea at the beginning was fantastic.. but they put it in the wrong game. I can't figure out why single player exist in this game.. it's the multiplayer mode with bots.. No Sense. If you enjoy do the same thing again again and again you have to buy this game, you will find it as the best game of your life... But If you want to play the multiplayer mode, i haven't nothing to say, it's funny with a very nice customization of the character.


Great FPS game!

drafek | Sept. 15, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »

If you believe big reviewers this game is terrible, but that's because those reviews are made in the first week, and this game had alot of bugs on release. This game is a really fast FPS game, I really like it. Most of the bugs are gone, but there still are some. The graphics are done well. The single player is good, the story is a little hard to come in to, but it's alright. The multiplayer isn't that active a the moment, there are 1-3 servers full at night. Overal this game is worth getting, it's pretty cheap.



YYS1995 | Sept. 14, 2013 | See all YYS1995's reviews »

Great Shooter, especially if you love playing team-based shooters. The game offers the player a unique FPS experience, instead of crashing through the stages like normal FPS games, Brink requires the player to really take into account multi-player cooperation and the clearing of multiple objectives at the same time. The stages are not that easy, but with great graphics and fun (the combat in the game is fast and very chaotic).The game-play itself is very balanced, you get to choose from different classes to play as, each with its own unique traits that could help (especially if you are playing multi-player with friends, you might want to take different classes to complement each other) . Overall, a great game especially with friends. Get it.