Singularity PlayStation 3

Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 48 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 0 out of 48
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  1. Innovative time-altering mechanics and a great story make Singularity a refreshing action experience that will stand the test of time - unlike those poor Russians we slaughter.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    90
    Raven Software's deft handling of the oft-tricky notion of time travel disrupting the workings of the world is very clever. It's clever enough that, as you stand poised to make one of three ending-altering decisions at Singularity's calamitous finale, you're really not sure which choice to make. The question is, will you stick around that long? Most of you probably won't. [September 2010 p.74]
  3. What Singularity is is a AAA title masked behind a lack of commercialism, which is completely out of style for Activision, and not nearly enough time to polish the game. With another two-three months, Singularity could probably have been the best shooter of the year.
  4. Singularity arrived with very little fanfare, which is a shame because this is a very good game. I highly recommend Singularity to fans of FPS games and great science fiction stories.
  5. It may not be the most innovative shooter to come along this year, but it certainly is one of the best put together shooters of the year and a definite recommendation to any shooter fan.
  6. While I can't say that Singularity is chock full of new ideas, the few it brings to the table are worth the price of admission.
  7. 87
    Singularity is a solid FPS with a working gimmick and a solid narrative.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. While it's by no means a perfect game, gamers looking for great shooter experience with an enjoyable story and enthralling world need not look further.
  11. 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.
  12. Some will deem this an instant classic. Blasting heads clean off shoulders has never been so much fun.
  13. 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.
  14. It's a solid shooter with a Lost-like storyline. Three different endings are cool, but the characters aren't that great. Unfortunately, the game is over after about eight or nine hours.
  15. 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.
  16. A game well worth playing. It's an entertaining experience with nicely implemented gameplay elements, many of which will make you grin at the impossible power with which you are bestowed.
  17. 83
    Some repetitive puzzle design and a half-baked multiplayer component still aren't enough to completely tarnish Singularity, however. Beneath its flawed exterior lies a fine shooter that experiments with time manipulation more aptly than any game since Braid.
  18. The action is solid and the story is interesting enough to make Singularity worth checking out.
  19. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    One hell of an invigorating game. [Aug 2010, p.108]
  20. Singularity was a pleasant surprise. It's a solid FPS where the action is constant. But in addition, can provide enormous fun mostly due to the changing technology of the time and materials.
  21. Play UK
    80
    Competent and compelling. [Issue#195, p.94]
  22. Raven doesn't try any experiments an delivers a solid first person shooter.
  23. This entertaining and varied sci-fi shooter doesn't break new ground; it's just a bunch of goofy, gory fun.
  24. A surprisingly good and solid FPS from Raven Software. Time travels and manipulations, Russian setting, tons of bullets and a little touch of horror make Singularity an entertaining trip... maybe just a little too short!
  25. 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.
  26. If you are a fan of first-person shooters, Singularity is worth look.
  27. Singularity is an entertaining FPS, full of variety till the end credits. It lacks some personality and solid graphics, but if you like the genre, this game won't let you down.
  28. 75
    Singularity is better then the average shooter and has a lot of fun to offer. Thanks to a decent singleplayer campaign and a fine multiplayer, you won't regret spending your time on this game.
  29. 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.
  30. Overall, despite the lack of subtitles and some underwhelming uses for the TMD on the puzzle side of things, I still found myself really enjoying Singularity's campaign.
  31. It looks good, plays great, has an above average story, but never manages to be better than the game(s) that inspired it.
  32. 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.
  33. 75
    Singularity is a game with a few great elements, but also a game with another side. The graphics are a bit poor, but the voice-acting is great. The use of the Time Manipulation Device in the singleplayer is one of the best elements in the game and that counts also for the story and the many moments that you will like in this game. Not a bad game and not a very good game, so it's just a nice title.
  34. While the game is, at times, almost a celebration of mediocrity, it manages to entertain and amuse just enough to make it a fairly enjoyable experience.
  35. Singularity cherry-picks the best concepts from a wide range of FPS titles and stitches them together in a credible, and ultimately successful way.
  36. Raven has, yet again, fallen just short of brilliance. The game is flawed in a number of areas, many of which detract from the overall experience and come across as sloppy or lazy.
  37. 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.
  38. Although the online is a ton of fun especially playing as the creatures it is a real shame they couldn't of added more. You should be able to get a few hours of fun, but this looks to fade out pretty quickly.
  39. 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.
  40. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    This travels back to a simpler time, but is still a decent blast-fest. [Sept 2010, p.86]
  41. 70
    The gunplay is solid and there are a few memorable set pieces. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. Enemies are practically defenseless in the face of your super-powers, and the puzzles never advance beyond the basics.
  44. 68
    There was a lot of meat here, and most of it never played out as it should've.
  45. In the end Singularity is a decidedly average shooter with a pretty novel storyline.
  46. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    60
    While not exactly a title for the permanent collection, Singularity does deliver its fair share of fast-paced action and time-altering thrills. [Oct 2010, p.81]
  47. For all Raven's efforts with temporal gimmicks, this is a game which is stuck in the FPS past – but, perversely, in its gun-metal and gore, in its most archaic respects, Raven proves it can just about stand the test of time.
  48. 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.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. Nov 7, 2013
    9
    It was awhile ago I played this game, but remember it being surprisingly good as I wasn't expecting much from the mediocre reviews. ItIt was awhile ago I played this game, but remember it being surprisingly good as I wasn't expecting much from the mediocre reviews. It definitely took some notes from the Bioshock playbook especially with the audio logs randomly strewn out. It is basically a time-traveling Bioshock and it is definitely good enough to be in the same discussion as Bioshock. The biggest thing I remember is the story. It was one of the better ones this gen. You would enjoy this as well if you liked the Dead Space series. Full Review »
  2. Jul 6, 2012
    9
    Bought this game for £5 & thoroughly enjoyed it! It is similar to Bioshock, Wolfenstein & FEAR, & is a lot of fun. On the multiplayerBought this game for £5 & thoroughly enjoyed it! It is similar to Bioshock, Wolfenstein & FEAR, & is a lot of fun. On the multiplayer side, there are better shooters, but If you enjoy single player story mode then it's definitely worth a shot. Considering the price you can get it for now, it is a must buy in my opinion Full Review »
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    6
    Singularity is an opportunity missed. It was so close to being at least a 9 rated game but a few things really destroyed this game for me. AtSingularity is an opportunity missed. It was so close to being at least a 9 rated game but a few things really destroyed this game for me. At first the game opens up and appears to be fantastic. It is quite obvious this game was heavily inspired by Bioshock, Wolfenstein and maybe even Dead Space. The problem is it relied too heavily on those games and didn't duplicate the best parts of those games very well. The result is a game with a lot of problems, not so much glitches or anything but the game falls more flat than it should given the great atmosphere and ideas it had. It is a fun game make no mistake but it is very hard for me to give it a rating higher than 7 because it lacks the depth of the games it tries to copies. What really sinks this game though is online. The creatures and modes are probably the most ingenious part of this title yet the matchmaking is probably the most brutal of any game I have ever playing in my entire life. Not only was it always (no exaggeration) a struggle to successfully get into a room, it was near impossible to actually finish a match to help you get some kills that counted toward acheiving some trophies. Overall a really fun game that really had some major problems tying up loose ends. Quite a shame because a lot of potential is obvious when you first play it. Worth a single play and sell quick. I do want to stress that the single player campaign is excellent and I wanted to score this game higher than a 6 but with offline being essentially completely broken I had to score this game a 6 so it would appear as a cautionary rating. Full Review »