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By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Online first-person shooter has some blood, mild profanity.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

Best game ever!!!

It is appropriate game for kids its alright has very few moments of language.
age 16+

16 and up

Less violent than other FPS games characters have a cartoon look. Real Violence Bad Language(sh-t,damn,bastard,bitch)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (41 ):

Brink brims with good ideas. Players move smoothly through environments, climbing walls and leaping over objects with grace simply by holding down a bumper button. A deep class system forces players to rely on each other to accomplish specific objectives, exchange status bonuses, and even use teamwork to locate and disarm enemy mines. And its graphic novel-like character models are nothing if not memorable.

Unfortunately, it's also hampered by several significant issues. Weapons feel weak and unsatisfying. Default movement speeds are frustratingly slow. Maps are designed to force whole teams through narrow choke points into confined areas, encouraging face-to-face gunfights and discouraging subtle strategies. And while there are dozens of class upgrades, few earned abilities feel as though they confer a significant battlefield advantage. Brink has plenty of potential, but it goes largely unrealized.

Online interaction: Though it can be played offline with computer controlled characters, most players will spend the vast majority of their time online, where they can freely communicate with each other using headsets. Open voice chat means players may be exposed to inappropriate language and topics of conversation, and could potentially share personal information with one another.

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