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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: 47 out of 70
  2. Negative: 1 out of 70
  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. This is a time-travelling FPS done right and it's too bad that the game lacks any sort of hype, as it is a much stronger showing than a lot of recently released FPS titles, multiplayer aside. If you like guns, Soviet world domination, and a time-hopping protagonist, then I would recommend taking a peek at the game.
  3. Singularity is a great game, with good ideas, wrapped in mediocre visuals. Raven Software is a studio to watch, and hopefully we'll watch them get a bigger budget.
  4. A solid product, with good story and nice graphics. It might not be perfect, but it's always fun and rewarding, although it's a shame that the game is not too long.
  5. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    Multiplayer makes up for a lot. [Sept 2010, p.84]
  6. 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.
  7. Singularity is the very definition of average, and the lack of subtitles knocks it just below. It is the gaming equivalent of white rice, the Ford Focus, and black coffee. Its taste is decidedly bland, but it'll do its job.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    10
    This is a great game. It may take its ques from Bioshock, and be your traditional first person shooter, but believe me, its worth playing.This is a great game. It may take its ques from Bioshock, and be your traditional first person shooter, but believe me, its worth playing. The story my sound corny, and honestly, it is a little, but while you are playing it, you will have great fun. Expand
  2. Dec 15, 2010
    9
    While NOT for Everyone, Singularity is a Great Title! Having Only enjoyed the SP so far I Can vouch for that portion being a Fun, Well madeWhile NOT for Everyone, Singularity is a Great Title! Having Only enjoyed the SP so far I Can vouch for that portion being a Fun, Well made Sci-Fi Action FPS! If you are a fan of these types of games, Pick it up. You will NOT be disappointed! Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2011
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's a real pity that this game has mostly gone unnoticed and unappreciated. It's a very good game in my opinion. Enjoyed every minute of it and I will most definitely play through it again. Firstly and most importantly, the game plays great. End of story. As a FPS it's spot-on and I also love the look and feel of the game. Great stuff indeed. Great single player campaign. I'm not interested in multi-player in the very least so I couldn't give a rat's ass about it. If you're into FPS like Bioshock and Borderlands, get it, it's well worth it. Expand
  4. May 11, 2012
    8
    Great game. Interesting story, guns, and scifi equipment. A must play for fps fans. My only complaint is it is a little to easy. Further alongGreat game. Interesting story, guns, and scifi equipment. A must play for fps fans. My only complaint is it is a little to easy. Further along the weapons kill everything quickly leading to a run and gun style instead of having to actually find a way to overcome the enemies. Expand
  5. Rem
    Oct 5, 2014
    7
    This game while underplayed, truly has something going for it, even if that little something happens to be borrowing from the giant that isThis game while underplayed, truly has something going for it, even if that little something happens to be borrowing from the giant that is Bioshock. The premise is simple enough: soldier fights mutants with a Time Manipulation Device, Russian bad guys, and everything goes into timey wimey goodness. Don't get me wrong the story while nothing to write home about, is still popcorny enough to keep me pushing. This is because the gameplay elevates the game into its best because it's falling into a familiar rabbit hole. The plasmids, I mean time powers are incredibly unique, but the controls are weirdly configured to those specific powers. Nonetheless, the shooting feels well done if not underwhelming. You can explore the story through audio logs, radio messages, and environmental cues a-la Bioshock. It's a mix that is hard to fail and Raven Software got it pretty damn close. The game is massively fun if you go in expecting nothing. As it is, Singularity has rough graphics for an Unreal 3 Engine, but it does a decent enough job to make some of the monsters somewhat teriffying. It's one of the more underrated games out there, and I'm glad I played it. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2012
    7
    awesome game! didn't expect much from this game but i was really surprised! the gameplay feels like call of duty, the graphics look likeawesome game! didn't expect much from this game but i was really surprised! the gameplay feels like call of duty, the graphics look like bioshock and it has puzzles that resemble half-life and portal. the multi-player is pretty boring since there and not many modes and its just not very fun. i got this game for 10 bucks and i was very happy with my purchase! looking forward to a sequel! Expand
  7. Jul 22, 2012
    0
    have had this game on my to-do list for some time and finally got around to giving it a play through, dear lord such a let down, afterhave had this game on my to-do list for some time and finally got around to giving it a play through, dear lord such a let down, after enjoying the 2 bioshock games this game is just a mess of a clone in the horror fps genre. The game starts so atmospherically great, really good music, sound effects, films playing get you right in the mood, but once you are maybe an hour into it they have completely run out of ideas for horror and it is just dropped from the game completely, all atmosphere replaced with gun fights vs helicopters of the 2 types of soldier you will fight in this game... and it just goes on and on and on for hours. towards the end they try and wrap it up with some few bits and pieces which to be honest, after 2 hours of gunning down soldiers with a minigun, to randomly click on a tape player in a room and see dead guy faces flash on the screen with screaming was pretty shocking.... but you could say the same about anything, if I was watching my little pony for 2 hours and someone jumped up and said BOO it would be a bloody shock to you. Awful awful pacing from this campaign.

    Now on the technical side the game fails so horribly in so many areas, there are so many rounded models through this game, columns etc which while they look round in the gameworld they have a square shape to them where the corners of the square are just being blocked by invisible walls. horrible that no one bothered to go and clean up some of these models so they actually felt like they looked to the player. The person who decided subtitles were too much to ask for in this game should have been shot, it is made especially bad by the fact that they didn't decide to fully steal the audio logs from bioshock so when you click them on the ground you have to stay near it to hear the full thing, and if there is any explosions which muddle the sound you have to wait for the thing to end before you can start it again since there are no subs to fill in gaps. Other great uses of sound in this game come in the form of every phone and typewriter in the game that has the mouse over que to hear what a phone dial tone sounds like and a typewriter going DING. really game? while running past a table with a first aid kit and a typewriter on it mashing X as I go past it you really wanna make me think that the character stops for a second to end off a line of typing and make it go ding while being chased down by a load of hungry zombie esq things? pointless, just whoever thought to have them as things you can "interact / hear a sfx" from these items has no idea what makes a game decent. Another prize goes to the person who added the help text when you go to snipe with the sniper rifle in the game, okie a bit of text comes on screen to let you know how to slow down time, okie I got it.... I'll snipe someone else, hmmm that help text is there again, right in the middle of the scope... and the only way to get rid of it is to use the move its saying, no options anywhere to turn this dummy text off, any time you want to take out the sniper rifle you have to look past this text to fire down scope, or you have to be using the slow time move.... saying that if you scope the gun, and use up your slow down time move... of which you have no indication of when it will refill you still get that text and you can't use the move so you can't get rid of it. awful seriously ruins that gun from being of any use in the game.

    that's all this game is tho, a bunch of half decent ideas or copied ideas but without any finishing touches on it, there is no polish at all used on this thing. and it's such a let down for what could have been a rival to bioshock.
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