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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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Score distribution:
  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: 54 out of 92
  2. Negative: 13 out of 92
  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. Jul 12, 2011
    9
    Great mix of Half-life 2, Bioshock, and Dead Space. They shamelessly stole all of the best elements from the best shooters and created a greatGreat mix of Half-life 2, Bioshock, and Dead Space. They shamelessly stole all of the best elements from the best shooters and created a great gaming experience. I picked this game up for $10 and it turned out to be much more entertaining than the last two $60 games that I bought. Highly recommended for fans of fps! Expand
  3. 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. Expand
  4. Apr 28, 2012
    8
    This was a pretty good game. The storyline was good, with a nice twist which makes you wonder why this game wasn't polished a bit better. InThis was a pretty good game. The storyline was good, with a nice twist which makes you wonder why this game wasn't polished a bit better. In the game there are a lot of notes that apparently tried to explain how things work in communist Russia, but to best put it they were childish and annoying. The artwork also seems somewhat mismatched in places, for example the crates and posters look like they came out of a cartoon, but everything else is done differently. Apart for that, everything is fine, you get to shoot a bunch of weapons, well, not really by any modern standard, but at least they are functional, well, at least two out of the five are, and you wield the time altering weapon whose name i forget right now. But, apart from this, the game has a good storyline,and once you finish it it will leave you thinking about the story and everything that happened. Trust me, I was surprised, and let's just say i have seen "The Matrix". Oh yeah,and did I say there is plenty of ammo? This game should get extra points just for that. No more "I have one bullet left" moments here. Expand
  5. Jun 8, 2022
    7
    game has a very cliché story now the fun is guaranteed 100% But monsters are poorly made
  6. May 19, 2011
    7
    I picked this game up for $10 and knew I was getting a 7.0 experience so I couldn't be happier with this title. The game mixes old school andI picked this game up for $10 and knew I was getting a 7.0 experience so I couldn't be happier with this title. The game mixes old school and new school. Health pickups with stat/weapon upgrades. Many weapons are redundant and simply exist because of the cool factor. On Normal difficulty you're way over powered. Ammo and health packs are plentiful. There really are very few hardcore combat scenarios. You mostly fight a couple creatures or soldiers and then continue exploring on the linear path. For people who like secrets and picking up money (E99 and weapon upgrades) you will be somewhat satisfied. Overall they try to cram so many combat items and abilities into this game you never really get to master everything. I found myself just running around with the mini gun and accuracy tech upgrade for 70% of the game. The game is much more new school than old school so if you are looking for classic FPS action then you might be better of passing on this. The story is generic but not terrible and the characters are not horribly annoying. Overall its just a decent way to waste time but I would recommend you pick it up at whatever discount you can find because it had little replay value. (I didn't play the mulitplayer) Expand
  7. Dec 17, 2015
    0
    A boring, linear, heavily scripted shooter, with tons of health packs and mountains of ammo scattered everywhere.

    Worse, this game is
    A boring, linear, heavily scripted shooter, with tons of health packs and mountains of ammo scattered everywhere.

    Worse, this game is strongly anti-Russian, on a level of a cheap B-movie. Also, it's obvious that not a single Russian native speaker was in the dev team. There are many flags and banners and posters everywhere in the scenery with Russian sentences or words - all of them Google-translated from English. I mean, as a native speaker, I usually was confused by those sentences as they didn't make sense, but after I literally translated them backwards to English, then I understood what they meant. Even the name of the place, katOrga-12, with O stressed, is totally wrong! First, there is a Russian word "kAtorga" (A stressed!) which is obsolete and was mostly used until end of 19th century, and means "imprisonment" (the process of being in prison) or "hard work" and not "prison" itself as a place - I guess the devs meant to call this place a "prison" or "labor camp". Even then, Russians would never name a secret military/sci installation a "prison" ("turmA"), instead it would be something like "camp" or "base" or just "objekt 12345" or something. I could provide tons of other examples.

    So that you could understand me, imagine you are playing a Chinese game where everything is in Chinese, and the Chinese devs make a game about the USA, so to make Chinese players feel it's about the USA they insert random broken English sentences which they Google-translated from Chinese in hope that no American will ever play the game, and Chinese don't know English anyway. Yes, it will feel like a nuthouse to you as an English native speaker, should you ever play this game. It will clearly show that devs are amateurs. You would think: are there so few Americans in China so that they couldn't hire a single guy for proofreading?

    If I were on the dev team, I'd suggest writing every banner and every poster in Russian purely, as it should have been in reality in a Russian military base. But when the player looks at them, there would be subtitles shown with an English translation. Btw those sentences with mirrored R and N (to look like Я and И) are almost unreadable!
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