Try out 2011's diamond in the rough Brink - it has just gone free-to-play | PCGamesN

Try out 2011's diamond in the rough Brink - it has just gone free-to-play

Brink

Today’s a good day for free games. Shadow Warrior is free to own for a limited amount of time, and now Brink has been made free-to-play. There’s not much context or much buzz about it, really - a two sentence news post announced it on the Steam blog.

Here's the best free-to-play games on Steam, in case Brink isn't enough.

If anything’s changed in the game to accommodate this, it’s not been publicised, so presumably this has been done to just bring new players in, or perhaps for Quakecon (given Bethesda published the game).

Despite the mixed reviews on Steam, it’s still a free game, and one that does a lot of interesting things with movement in a first-person shooter - if you go back into it now, you’ll probably notice a whole lot of features other games riffed and improved upon.

I’ve not had a chance to play it, so I have no idea if there’s people playing or if the servers are even still up, but it might be worth a quick download! In case you want to try it out, here’s the Steam page.

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9 Months ago

I don't really understand why this is going free now. Sure, it'll get a small boost in players (now peaking 1000-ish concurrent - up from 6), but that will then quickly die down again. The gunplay is still poor, the map design is still not great, etc.

Meanwhile Dirty Bomb has been available and free-to-play for years now. And that's effectively a fully superior spiritual successor to Brink. It has a much larger player base, superior gunplay, vastly superior map design, a large active development team and more interesting class design. The only thing Brink has on Dirty Bomb is a complete lack of micro-transactions, but even then those that Dirty Bomb has aren't even all that much of a grind anymore for free players.

You can try this. It's certainly fun. Just realize that there's quite literally a new and better version of this game out there, that's also free, that fulfills most of the potential Brink had, but failed to quite deliver on. It's even the same development studio.

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789
9 Months ago

I liked Brink but I'm smart enough to know that no one should download it ever.

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KrimzinZV Avatar
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9 Months ago

You can't just say "no one should download it" without a reason for why they shouldn't.

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Rasenka Avatar
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9 Months ago

So I shouldn't even bother trying it?

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unwanted Avatar
789
8 Months ago

Honestly, It's not bad. The AI is bullshit though and I've never seen "rubberband" mechanics in a shooter.

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