Game details

Sub Genre:
First Person
Release Date (US):
May 10th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
May 13th, 2011
Online Players:
Splash Damage
Bethesda Softworks
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.

About Brink

A man-made floating city called the Ark, made up of hundreds of separate floating islands, 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 a refuge for humanity. With 25 years of social unrest, the inhabitants of the Ark have reached their breaking point. It's up to you to decide the future of the Ark and the human race. Brink is an immersive shooter that blends single-player, co-op, and multiplayer gameplay into one seamless experience, allowing you to develop your character across all modes of play. You decide the role you want to assume in the world of BRINK as you fight to save yourself and mankind's last refuge for humanity. Brink offers a compelling mix of dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system.



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The parkour-style approach to this team-based shooter is not unique enough to overlook its lack of an authentic campaign, broken maps, and terrible A.I.

We like

  • The original art style
  • The parkour S.M.A.R.T. system
  • The well-integrated online/offline play

We dislike

  • The poor A.I.
  • The maps and objectives create frustrating choke points
  • The lack of any genuine campaign or story

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The first-person shooter market is as saturated as a slimy dish rag. In its current state there isn’t much use to add yet another run ‘n gun title into the mix, but every once in a while a developer rings it out just enough to add their own flavour to the proceedings. The problem is it’s still the same old rag we’ve played with for far too many years, and the big guns leave little room for anything new ...

Brink News

  • Brink has sold 2.5 million

    Splash Damage has confirmed that Brink has sold over 2.5 million units globally following its launch in May 2011. The news spilled from Splash Damage boss Paul Wedgewood during a chinwag with Gamasutra, where he revealed the game has generated roughly $120-140 million in revenue. "With S...

  • Bethesda dates Brink's Agents of Change DLC

    Bethesda’s confirmed that the Agents of Change DLC pack for Brink will hit PlayStation Network on August 4. In addition to throwing in two new environments, the DLC also offers five new player abilities, two fresh outfits, two new weapon attachments and a bunch of extra Trophies. What&r...

  • UK Charts: Brink takes the top spot

    Brink has booted Zumba Fitness off the top of the UK All Format Charts following its release last Friday. The Splash Damage-developed shooter flogged a whopping 69 percent of all copies on Xbox 360, with PlayStation 3 accounting for 23 percent of sales and PC just eight percent. Elsewhere, Cry...

  • Brink will launch on time despite PSN outage

    The launch of the PlayStation 3 version of Brink will be unaffected by the PlayStation Network outages, Bethesda told EG. As Brink is all about the online multiplayer, it’s important to note that you can still play the game with bots in a single-player experience. Our review of Brink will be ...

  • Brink launch trailer released

    Bethesda’s unwrapped a shiny Brink launch trailer for your consumption. Developed by the chaps at Splash Damage, the hotly-anticipated shooter hits North America tomorrow and arrives in Europe this Friday. Check out the trailer below. ...

  • More Brink gameplay and features revealed ahead of May launch date

    We presumed that with the launch of Bethesda's preview video of Brink only appearing online earlier this week, it would be the last we'd hear of Splash Damage's shooter until its release date on May 10, 2011. But Bethesda isn't taking its finger of the trigger just yet, as it's just released a brand...

  • Brink preview video showcases everything you need to know about Bethesda's shooter

    With the launch of Brink only a few week’s away, Bethesda has released a new video that showcases every major feature of the first-person shooter in depth, including the squad commander system, the extent of customization options, and how to use your arsenal of special abilities. If you&rsq...

  • Brink release date brought forward a week

    Bethesda today confirmed that development on its first-person shooter Brink is now fully complete, sooner than expected. As a result of the studio’s hard work, Brink will now be released earlier than originally stated, launching in North America on May 10, 2011 and in Europe of May 13, 2011...

  • Fresh Brink trailer highlights special abilities

    Bethesda’s dropped a fresh Brink trailer for your viewing pleasure, shining the spotlight on the various character abilities players can unlock in the Splash Damage-developed shooter. Check it out below. Brink is pencilled in for release on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on May 17. PSU went...

  • Bethesda unveils U.K. Brink pre-order goodies

    Bethesda’s rolled out details on its U.K. pre-order incentives for upcoming blaster Brink. Securing your copy at a specific retailer will net you a number of extra goodies, including Doom, Fallout, Psycho and Spec Ops packs. Participating retailers include heavy weights GAME, Gamestation an...

Brink Features

  • Brink Video Interview: A City Stranded

    At Bethesda Softworks' recent spring showcase event in New York City, I had the opportunity to talk about Brink with Paul Wedgwood, Splash Damage CEO and game designer. During 'Part 1' of our extensive conversation, we cover Brink's unique blend of off and online gameplay, parkour-style S.M.A.R....

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