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  • Summary: On a clandestine mission deep into Russian territory, an American black ops team crash lands on an island research base that was mysteriously abandoned in the 1950’s. Cut off from the outside and under attack by an army of nightmarish creatures, Captain Nathaniel Renko is forced to battleOn a clandestine mission deep into Russian territory, an American black ops team crash lands on an island research base that was mysteriously abandoned in the 1950’s. Cut off from the outside and under attack by an army of nightmarish creatures, Captain Nathaniel Renko is forced to battle his way through the hostile territory armed with the TMD (Time Manipulation Device) – a time altering weapon created over 50 years ago. Who created the TMD and why is just one of the many Cold War secrets Renko must uncover as he is thrown back and forth across time, making choices that will alter the course of world history. [Raven Software] Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. In the end, Singularity is an awesome FPS wrapped in an engaging piece of science fiction.
  2. The multiplayer experience is a good time – and quite different than single-player (most time powers have been excised) – but it doesn't have any depth or a progression for players to follow. At the most, it's a fun distraction. The single-player game, however, should not be missed.
  3. Ultimately, Singularity is a first-person shooter that you'll enjoy over a weekend (preferably on Hard difficulty, in case you find the standard one too easy), but which stops at the "Ok" level, missing that little something to make it memorable.
  4. Again, the greatest advantage of Singularity is that it takes a lot of different elements and molds them into one constantly dynamic gaming experience.
  5. Let's hope that Raven Software can put some creativity together and bring forth more of an expansive multiplayer for a possible sequel or download; I would hate to see such potential be forgotten and aged to dust.
  6. 70
    It is a game ultimately limited by a lack of imagination where a neat time-manipulation idea is handcuffed to a by-the-numbers first-person shooter.
  7. Singularity feels almost like 2009's Wolfenstein: the same dull corridors, anemic shootouts with simple-minded AI, and feeble attempts at creating dramatic tension.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 51
  2. Negative: 5 out of 51
  1. Nov 9, 2010
    10
    This is a Doom 3 inspired game, with a strong dose of Bioshock, and a brush of Half Life 2. I love this game for the gunfights, over-the-topThis is a Doom 3 inspired game, with a strong dose of Bioshock, and a brush of Half Life 2. I love this game for the gunfights, over-the-top powers, and to a moderate extent, the characters and story, but design flaws are aplenty. Firstly TRANSPARENT WALLS!? that's just plain lazy in level designing, secondly every level is closed ended and scripted, which I'm not a fan of. I prefer the Crysis/Farcry kind of approach to an objective. Here's my biggest gripe, this game was very obviously made for the consoles and their low-end hardware, not only are the stock graphics outdated and unimpressive, there are no video options to kick the graphics up, and this game only runs on stereo, anything more(4.1/5.1/7.1) will yield absolutely NO SOUND. The port over for controls are unintuitive as well. However considering all the significant downsides, it's still a moderately decent shooter, and quite frankly Activision, you guys got no right to be disappointed with the sales. Expand
  2. Nov 1, 2010
    10
    Activision handled the marketing of Singularity, oh wait..,they didn't do any marketing at all. I figured they knew some awful truth about theActivision handled the marketing of Singularity, oh wait..,they didn't do any marketing at all. I figured they knew some awful truth about the game's quality and didn't want gamers to find out and "accidentally" buy it. Well the texture issue was announced so I decided to wait for an official patch. I purchased the PC version from D2D, applied the patch and I must admit I wasn't disappointed at all. The Graphics are absolutely top notch and beautiful and game play was very smooth without a single glitch. The storyline started out interesting, the pacing was good which to me is important to keep my attention. I really found the historical part of the story very well written. The developers took time to write a plausible story with memorable events and 3 dimensional characters, all the while taking careful pains to portray the Russian victims in a compassionate and sympathetic manner. I really cared what happened to all those poor Russian workers whose dessicated remains littered the grounds. You can tell they worked hard at getting the eye candy, audio and music just right, they all pace the storyline perfectly. I've found game music is used to the point of being over barring in other titles so Singularity was a pleasant surprise. Expand
  3. Oct 23, 2010
    9
    Very good shooter. Think Doom-Quake-Wolfenstein with the gameplay and graphic enigine of Bioshock doing Yuri's Revenge artwork, plus cutscenesVery good shooter. Think Doom-Quake-Wolfenstein with the gameplay and graphic enigine of Bioshock doing Yuri's Revenge artwork, plus cutscenes from Modern Warfare 2. Sure it's a rehash, but it's a rehash of the nicest games I played. Besides, there really are some great, 'original' ideas in the game. Highly recommended. Expand
  4. Jun 11, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. game is inspired by bioshock - it has similar plot with distant location full of mutated creatures although with their destinies is much more shadowy, history can be reconstructed in player's mind using recorders or pretty weird Soviet - bioshock style - movies. Quasi - Soviet decoration is okay and looks good but very artificial which is Okay for sci-fi. Controls aren't great but it's easy to get used to. 3 of 5 Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2014
    8
    I got to this game by an accident and it was a very nice surprise for me! An unknown game for me before, that started like a very mediocreI got to this game by an accident and it was a very nice surprise for me! An unknown game for me before, that started like a very mediocre shooter (taking graphics and gameplay in account) turned out to be pretty great sci-fi story-driven shooter in the end. If you gona play this, definitely use a savegame at the very end and try out all the three ends - they are wonderful! Expand
  6. Mar 28, 2012
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Underestimated. Singularity is not an "amazing" game but has a lot of potential that wasn't used properly, and thus, we got a game with very interesting story and a pretty nice gameplay. Graphics are definitely not a strong factor in this game, Unreal Engine 3 is a limited, tired engine that his glory days already behind him. The story, though, is very interesting and was one of the factors that made me buy this game. You are an american army officer of some black-ops unit that infiltrates an base to take an old mysterious tech that can roll things back and forth in time (you will like this)., and as you progress in the game you see ghosts and "people" that were effected by the radiation that occurred during that experiments in this facility. Your weapon arsenal game be upgraded with "weapon upgrade units" that you find as you play and so as your "TMD Tool" that allows you to "age" materials and renew them - you can upgrade the tool as well. As for the gameplay itself, it sometimes gets really "old", you can't shoot monsters unless they on the ground as you ( if they climbing the fence for example). Enemy attack trigger works only if you really close to them, or if you aim at the with sights. All an all, this game deserves more Exposure them he got. Go get it, you will not regret it. Expand
  7. Sep 12, 2013
    1
    (note: is has been over two years since i have played this) the games time-manipulation idea was horribly limited to its mandatory usage in(note: is has been over two years since i have played this) the games time-manipulation idea was horribly limited to its mandatory usage in certain boss battles, enemies and objectives. and i am quoting [krashd] from steam "It's so much like Bioshock that it feels like a mod for that game" and i agree with him in some ways while Bioshock has its pseudo horror feel to it and their splicers while Singularity with its almost S.A.L.K.E.R Shadows of Chernobyl feel and the game-play is horribly rigid and most games give you a choice of how to tackle the challenge you have and singularity does not give you much leeway in that area. Expand

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