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"It handles well, offers customization options galore, and challenges FPS players to do more than just pull the trigger." - GameSpy
"...Splash Damage achieves the impossible: a game that feels fresh in the stalest of genres." - Videogamer.com
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.
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.
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.
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 friendcappincrunch | 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 hellMscigniew | 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 twistasbath | 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 Differentjohnydorman | 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.