• Brink
74
Based on 36 scores, 43 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    9
  • Average:
    15
  • Bad:
    6

Pros:

  • You can spend hours and hours customising your character and weapons in Brink.
  • Diverse array of class abilities, Movement mechanics mix things up, Stylish character customization, Multiplayer matches can be intense and exciting.
  • Terrific controls; intuitive interface; fun classes and abilities; rewarding missions.

Cons:

  • Vague controls, iffy shooting mechanics.
  • AI allies and enemies are erratic and unrealistic, Movement inconsistency is frustrating, Online games are susceptible to lag, Only eight core maps.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

It's safe to say that Brink isn't an overly demanding game for the most part, though considering it's based on the aging idTech 4 engine, we were surprised by how taxing it could be when using a single GPU at higher resolutions, especially 2560x1600. ...

By ITP.net on 100

While Brink offers an ambitious and interesting gameplay concept a number of annoying flaws get in the way and ultimately make this game less fun than it could have been....

By Channel News Australia on 70

Brink is the centrepiece of console gaming as we stand today ? a fusion of online and what once were single-player elements into a single package. But is it a polished package or a little rough around the edges? And does it forget about the lonesome...

By Smarthouse on 70

Sea levels have risen astronomically in the world of Brink, putting the human race on the brink of extinction bar a man-made, floating hub dubbed the Arc. The aristocrats take pole position at the tip of the new world order, rationing supplies down to...

By Atomic MPC on 64

A mighty gaming leap that falls very...

By Computeractive on 80

A well balanced team-based shooter that's great fun to play online...

By Game Observer on 66

To summarize, Brink can best be classified as a learning experience. This may sound strange, but I hope to see a Brink 2 – in other words, what this game could have and should have been. The idea of a team-based parkour-shooter with classes, levels...

By itreviews.com on 80

Brink is a refreshing blast of team-play with a nifty interface, along with well thought out missions and character classes. The number of scenarios is somewhat limited, but there are extra challenges to keep you going, granting access to new weapons...

By HardwareHeaven on 83

Brink has a futuristic setting where Earth has flooded and a large chunk of civilisation has moved to a large floating city called The Ark. Designed initially as a sustainable living environment which was populated by great minds of the day as well as...

By Game Chronicles Magazine on 70

The first time I saw the teaser video for Brink I was like, “Holy crap! This is awesome. FPS and parkour action in the same game!” I couldn’t wait. The second time I saw Brink was at the 2010 E3 demo where I got to play a very early build of the game....

By Tech2 on 70

Over the last few years the multiplayer shooter scene has been consistently dominated by a few titles that are almost impossible to dethrone. Those looking for fast-paced battles usually flock to the likes of Call Of Duty and Halo while Battlefield...

By OCModShop on -

Software developers Splash Damage are no strangers to hit games. As the creative team behind Quake 3 and Quake Wars, many people were excited when it was announced they would team with Zenimax to create a unique new shooter called Brink. In the...

By Sydney Morning Herald on 70

There's a reason the army doesn't use robots in their front lines. Picture a special-ops professional tough-man team, made up of artificial intelligence (AI) soldiers, guarding a door. Only one of them is actually guarding anything. The other four...

By Hooked Gamers on 70

So, it would seem like there’s some variety, but Medics are never really focused on ‘medicing’ and Engineers are almost never focused on engineering. Both - all classes, in fact - are focused on shooting. Ninety percent of what all...

By Neoseeker on 70

Long-time gamers should be familiar with Splash Damage, and the studio has a fairly solid reputation with FPS titles. So when Brink was first unveiled, many shooter fans were understandably excited. Brink promised something different with its...

By Gamers Daily News on 70

The Ark, Security and Resistance The island setting and story of Brink surprisingly takes a back seat in this game. The rich and original story where everything sits on the ’Brink’ of civil war serves only as a backdrop, one the player never gets a...

By PC Advisor on 70

Brink is a few steps away from greatness, but with the right amount of community support it might just get there. Just remember to play it with friends....

By GameSpot on 60

On the lively and intriguing battlefields of Brink, design issues can be as deadly as enemy...

By Cheat Code Central on 86

The first time I played Halo, it really irritated me that melee attacks were so powerful. It's actually better to smack an opponent with a pistol than to shoot him in the face with it. How stupid is that? But eventually, I got it: Halo's unusual...

By GameZone on 80

If you’re a fan of objective-based shooters, then yes. You won’t find any traditional death match modes or control point missions. Instead Brink tasks players with taking on the roles of soldiers, medics, engineers and operatives to complete...