Brink Game: Early Review Round-Up Shows Mixed Opinions

By Tina Chubb - May 10, 2011

The much-anticipated first-person shooter game Brink may not have made it into European and Australian stores as of yet, but gamers in North America can pick up the game as of today. However, before they do, they might want to check out a few of the early reviews to see what the critics have to say.

Although there are quite a few reviews available online now, we thought we would take a brief look at just a few of them. Judging by the early review round up, there appear to be a few mixed opinions. For example, Edward V over on gave the Brink game an overall rating of 5/10.

Edward said that after spending 10 hours with the Brink game, he felt quite comfortable to say that he didn’t like it. Edward said that although the game was made well, its flaws were just too much to cope with. In terms of graphics, this reviewer said they unfortunately take a down turn during gameplay.

Next up is a review from Griffin McElroy over at, who gave the game an overall score of 2/5. Not only does this reviewer say that the classes are oddly imbalanced, but he also describes the single player mission as abysmal. Jared Presler at on the other hand gave it 8.2/10.

Jared noted that although Brink looks and sounds amazing, the in-game voices can get a little repetitive. He also notes that the menus are straightforward and easy to navigate and the maps are very detailed. The final review we looked at comes from Peter Eykemans over on the IGN website.

This reviewer gave the Brink title an overall score of 6/10, describing it as OK. Some of the downsides noted by Peter include a lack of depth, repetitive objectives and graphical problems. You can read more of each review via the links provided above. What are your first impressions?

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