Singularity PC

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
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  1. In the end, Singularity is an awesome FPS wrapped in an engaging piece of science fiction.
  2. Singularity comes up with a lot of different enemies, weapons and techniques which you can use in connection with your Time Manipulation Device. It's an exciting ego-shooter which also comes up with a good multiplayer part which is a lot of fun.
  3. A nice working mix of puzzles and action, with great rhythm and a varied formula. By focusing on the core themes of the first person shooter experience, Singularity is an excellent a quite surprising game.
  4. It may not be a AAA stunner, but Raven software has proven time and time again why they are one of the consistently superb shooter developers in the industry, a title that they've maintained for nearly 20 years now.
  5. 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.
  6. 85
    Singularity is a pleasant surprise. It could have been an average first person shooter game, but it has turned out to be a great game, with gameplay and visuals that deserve praise.
  7. You'll have a great time with the single-player campaign and the fairly limited, but entertaining, multiplayer component of Singularity is just icing on the cake.
  8. Despite some graphical setbacks, Singularity overcomes its inadequacies to present a solid and worthwhile experience for fans of story-driven gaming.
  9. 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.
  10. This entertaining and varied sci-fi shooter doesn't break new ground; it's just a bunch of goofy, gory fun.
  11. As well-built as Singularity is, it does follow a lot of the hallmarks of your standard six-to-eight-hour FPS, which may feel just a little too familiar for today's jaded gamer.
  12. Singularity is a traditional shooter that borrows elements from other games in the genre. However, the game's creepy atmosphere and the ability to influence time and your surroundings make this game worth your time.
  13. The progression system certainly encourages multiple replays, as do three endings based on your final decision.
  14. At the end of the day, Singularity is a flat-out fun experience.
  15. Singularity takes lots of ideas from other shooters, mixing them in a way that does not really invent anything new but offers hours of entertainment and a compelling gameplay.
  16. PC Format
    80
    When it does get going it's a crateworth of time-control fun. [Sept 2010, p.102]
  17. Singularity is a solid SP-Shooter with some technical issues and many good ideas that haven't been pushed to their limits. It's still worth your time if you're in search for a decent story and some nice new gameplay-elements, but definitely not something anyone HAS to own.
  18. PC Zone UK
    79
    Somehow the game, as a whole, comes together beautifully. [Oct 2010, p.70]
  19. Again, the greatest advantage of Singularity is that it takes a lot of different elements and molds them into one constantly dynamic gaming experience.
  20. The innovative time-altering gameplay falls a wee bit short of our expectations and there aren't any outstanding parts throughout the rest of the game either. But Raven Software know their trade and although their new game is lacking in absolute blasts, Singularity makes up for a nice pastime and satisfies with its plain good old-school gameplay.
  21. While it does nothing to really stand alone, Singularity provides a decent enough experience to help whittle away a dull summer.
  22. It looks good, plays great, has an above average story, but never manages to be better than the game(s) that inspired it.
  23. 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.
  24. A solid, well written shooter that while not perfect is worth you time.
  25. Long live trash! Raven Software proves that even absurd stories can be entertaining, as long as there's a decent game to back it up. But there was a lot more potential.
  26. The gameplay is strong, though it's not enough to really lift the product above its other issues for too long.
  27. 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.
  28. More development time ultimately might have done wonderful things for this game, but Singularity is nonetheless fascinating if you actually take advantage of your full arsenal.
  29. With a bit more ingenuity in the puzzles, more made of the time travel and a little more graphical "oomph", Raven and Activision could have had a real gem on their hands. It's still well worth a look though.
  30. Singularity is the kind of shooter we haven't seen in a while, one who doesn't take itself too seriously. The realism of games like Call of Duty or Battlefield: Bad Company is traded in for weird weapons and awesome powers. The TMD makes for some interesting moments, but should have been more elaborate. It's also a shame the game gets far too easy half way through. Still Singularity is a great pastime in these quiet periods.
  31. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    70
    Great first person shooter for sure. Also a great disappointment because of the complete waste of tome-tweaking potential. Copying Bioshock and F.E.A.R. elements is just not good enough. [Aug 2010]
  32. PC Gamer UK
    68
    A confused mess of promising but inconsistent mechanics. Hilarious, maddening, stupid and occasionally fun. [Sept 2010, p.79]
  33. In the end Singularity is a decidedly average shooter with a pretty novel storyline.
  34. PC PowerPlay
    60
    Borrows so much but pays back so little. Seems to learn nothing from games half a decade old. Fun for a weekend. [Sept 2010, p.54]
  35. Even if it won't go down in history, Singularity will delight horrific shooter fans, especially those who are now fed up with Rapture and Black Mesa.
  36. Singularity feels almost like 2009's Wolfenstein: the same dull corridors, anemic shootouts with simple-minded AI, and feeble attempts at creating dramatic tension.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 341 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 69
  2. Negative: 6 out of 69
  1. Aug 25, 2010
    9
    Game is really fun to play my only complaint for Single player game is that it wasn't long enough. I shouldn't be able to beat the game in 2Game is really fun to play my only complaint for Single player game is that it wasn't long enough. I shouldn't be able to beat the game in 2 days or about 9 hours. Should take about a week. This is my complaint about most new games but besides that, this is one of the most fun games to play in a long time. I love everything about it. Full Review »
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    1
    Corridor shooter with all the modern FPS garbage checkboxes marked off. 2 weapon limit, boring "realistic" weapon selection, virtuallyCorridor shooter with all the modern FPS garbage checkboxes marked off. 2 weapon limit, boring "realistic" weapon selection, virtually unlimited ammo and health kits, clausterphobicly linear, and enemies that range from boring to BS. Tries to steal all the best elements from recent releases but ends up feeling more like someone tried to glue together a jigsaw puzzle instead of solving it. There are some beautiful sets with great texture work & models but the glaringly awful random bad textures cancel out most of them. Probably the most infuriating part is that even with multiple endings they are all BAD END. Multiplayer is consolified "Quick Match" matchmaking only with no lobby system or friends-only private games. There are upgrade systems for your weapons and character but if you are thorough (which it isn't hard to be in a corridor shooter) you will have everything maxed by the end of the game anyway. This game is the cancer killing the industry. Don't bother. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »