FIGHT THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE. STOP THE SINGULARITY. Learn the truth behind a massive cover-up of the catastrophic SINGULARITY, an event that fractured time and threatens the world as we know it. Armed with powerful, advanced weaponry and the experimental Time Manipulation Device, fight enemies from the past, the present, and...
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (722 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 30, 2010

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"It took a dozen ideas from a dozen games, and did them all really, really well. A rock solid shooter that deserved more success."
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About This Game

FIGHT THE PAST TO SAVE THE FUTURE. STOP THE SINGULARITY.

Learn the truth behind a massive cover-up of the catastrophic SINGULARITY, an event that fractured time and threatens the world as we know it. Armed with powerful, advanced weaponry and the experimental Time Manipulation Device, fight enemies from the past, the present, and abominations caught somewhere in between.

Key Features:

TIME IS YOUR WEAPON
  • Use the TMD – Time Manipulation Device – to change the age of objects and enemies and bend time to your will.
  • Age enemies to dust in seconds, manipulate objects outside the laws of gravity, and degrade objects to a withered state or renew them to their pristine form.
  • Unlock upgrades to harness the TMD’s full power and expand your full arsenal of advanced weaponry.
EPIC SCI-FI ACTION THRILLER
  • Heart-pounding, first person combat action that immerses you in a world where the past and present collide.
  • Travel seamlessly between two eras – 1950s Russia and modern day – each rendered with stunning lighting, physics, and effects using the Unreal 3 Engine.
UNRAVEL THE CONSPIRACY
  • Traverse the blur between the past and future in order to stop the mysterious SINGULARITY that threatens the world.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7 (Does not support Windows 2000)
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.8 GHz or AMD Ahtlon 64 x2 Dual-Core 4800+ or better
    • Memory: 1GB for XP, 2GB for Vista/Win7
    • Graphics: 3D hardware accelerator card required - 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compliant 256 MB video card and drivers*
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c (Included)
    • Hard Drive: 8GB of uncompressed hard disk space (plus 400 MB for the Windows® swap file and 12 KB free for saved games)
    • Sound: 100% DirectX® 9.0c-compliant true 16-bit sound card and drivers
    • Other Requirements: A 100% Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7-compatible computer system
    • Keyboard/Mouse:100% Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7-compatible mouse, keyboard and drivers


    *Supported Chipsets for Windows® XP/Vista/Windows 7
      - All NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 GT 256 MB RAM and better chipsets (excluding 9400 cards)
      - All ATI Radeon™ X1800 256 MB RAM and better (excludes X1800 GTO, HD2400, HD2600, and HD3450)
      - Motherboard integrated video chipsets not supported

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28 of 30 people (93%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
If you like the Half-Life, Bioshock, and F.E.A.R. series, horror and military shooters in general, and have a nack for depressing, sometimes confusing (duh.) time-travel stories involving a pony, this fine "best of" remix is for you.
The story isn't spectacular per se, but it does a great job of keeping you interested and guessing what's going to happen next during the roughly 8-12 hours it is going to take you to complete it, depending on the level of difficulty and how interested you are in reading notes and listening to audio logs and ponies, which is optional.
I recommend starting to play this when you can play through it in one sitting, allowing yourself to get sucked into the world and its story about a pony that...
Wait, pony? There wasn't a pony... it wasn't supposed to be in this... ruined the whole review... I need to travel back to the beginning and erase it... set things right... I'm sure nothing can go wrong. Wish me luck, comrade.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
The story is nice. The characters look good too.
But what I like the most is the gameplay. The TMD device is fun to play with. There're a lot of guns but many of them suck. There're a lot of upgrades, but that lead to one major flaw of this game.
You can't get all the upgrades through 1 campaign run, and you can't carry those upgrades to the new game. You have to start all over if you want to play again. Just why? It's so much fun that you start a new game without losing uprades.
The multiplayer aren't that good. So you can uninstall this game after you finish it.
So I say, get this game while it's on sales or it wouldn't worth your money.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Just finally got around to playing this. A bit older style game, reminiscent of Half-Life 2 or Timeshift, but very fun. There aren't many FPS games like this anymore that have a good story and require gaming skills to play. The interestesting story coupled with unique weapons (particularly the ability to create time slowing bubbles) make this a great game that doesn't feel like just another shooter game. The endings were a bit disappointing, but all-in-all worth the experience.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If the game sounds are very low, even if you set the in game sounds on high, then go to Control Panel > Sound > Communications > and set to do nothing.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
One of my most favorite games.
Even though my steam account says 12.5hrs played , I've played this 3+ times over the years.
There is quite a lot of scope to play it your way even though it really is an on-rail shooter type game.
I would love to see another game with the balls to challenge the player.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
32.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Great game, don't know how I missed it before.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Excellent shooter. Highly recommend

Set in a "somewhat postapocalyptic" soviet environment this is a classic First person shooter with some "super-powers" added besides the usual guns. Gameplay is reminiscent of Bioshock, while the setting and atmosphere are close to Metro 2033.
You play as an american soldier sent to investigate closed down and abandoned Soviet facility, where you uncover mistery E99 element and events follow.
What I really liked about the game:
-The gameplay is very solid. You have good amount of different, well-designed weapons (the game keeps giving you new ones right until the end, that way it keeps things interesting). Also you have some superpowers (not from beginning but quite early into the game you get your first one) and the list of the things you can do grows. Timeshift bubble, aging opponents, impulsing all around you, telekinesis. All that good stuff. Overall, the shooting part is fun and makes you feel like a bad-♥♥♥. The 'puzzles' won't take
-The setting. Very gruesome, graphic. Reminiscent of Metro but more "paranormal" stuff.
What is not particularly great but holds up:
-The story. It's pretty linear and straightforward for a game about time-travel and altering history/future, but still it is enjoyable and grips you until the end. The game even has 3 endings, but they are basically the same, just different cut-scenes in the end and you can replay last 1 minute of the game to see them all.
What I disliked:
-For a game that's been out for like 2 years already there's too many bugs. I've had to restart the game around 5 times due to game-breaking bugs (NPCs stuck or disappearing, doors not opening e.t.c) and the thing is - I've wasted good amount of time in each of those instances to figure out that something is wrong. Once there was a sequence where a girl opened some door and I needed to defend her from monsters. Well, the thing got stuck and the monsters spawned endlessly and I couldn't undestand that something is wrong until I wasted all my bullets, medkits, e99 energy and they just killed me (I wasted around 10-15 minutes I think) and after restart the process ended in like 3 monsters and 15 seconds.

All in all, solid title. Recommend to play it if you like shooters, enjoyed Metro 2033 and/or Bioshock.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
This game is extreamly fun, yet abit overpriced (this is activision after all).
Singularity clocks in at about eight hours and thirty miutes of play time.
The game is an on the rails shooter with some slightly hidden areas.
A shallow upgrading system.
Not many weapons but, all of them are enjoyable to use
Enemy variaty is pretty good for the most part but, the AI isn't the brightest
Level design is really well done for a linear game.
The game is mostly designed around a device that can bend items through the space/time spectrum
The story is pretty interesting (No Spoilers)
SImple abilities
My recomendation: play this game on hard
All in alll rating 7/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I shot both my friend and my enemy at the same time, after committing genocide on my own people from the past

10/10 would screw up time again
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
An immersive science fiction first-person shooter with time manipulation mechanics that I highly recommend to fans of the genre.

You play as a soldier who becomes the wielder of the TMD (Time Manipulation Device). With it your mission is to rewrite history to repair the singularity and save mankind from utter annihilation.

You have an arsenal of weaponry at your disposal, most of which have a secondary fire. Your TMD also serves as a weapon - as it can age items and humans/monsters backwards or forwards. You use the device to navigate your way through the hazardous environments as well as gain an additional approach to firefights. You can upgrade your person and weapons by exploring and collecting energy cells.

Easy, Normal, and Hard difficulties are available.

Games of similar feel:
Wolfenstein Series
Bulletstorm
Quake IV
Call of Duty Series (Except with mutants).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
This game now holds a spot in my top 5 games ever.

Everything about it is clever and well done.

The story, the weapons, the level design and the world they've created is amazing.

This is one of the few games I would say is actually parts of were 'beautiful'.

Pros:
+ Everything
+ Story (wow, rivals Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite - two of my favourite games)
+ Graphics still very good in this day and age
+ Art design is beautiful
+ Weapons are clever
+ Level design is awesome

Cons:
- None (that's a first for me!)

Just buy it, it is awesome and we should support a developer in the hope they make more great games like this.
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
BUY THIS GAME.
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14.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
So I delayed in writing a review for this game, and while I normally do it after I play a title, my procrastination took over.

Singularity is an interesting alternate-history title, but is mostly under the radar due to general lack of attention. It sets the player in a timeline where the Soviet Union discovered a new compound under the designation "E99", but something goes awry and leaves the island a ghost town for decades.

The only faults I see with this game that could have been ironed out is its difficulty. The game is too easy to me and a few others, and feels afraid to throw a challenge. The ambience irons this out, however. Another fault I noticed is the music is too climatic for a title like this. In my personal opinion, if you want to get the best out of this game, cram that music slider all the way to the left.

When this game goes on sale, I think you should pick it up. It'll definitely give you a nice 8-10 hours of gameplay.
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3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
BUY IT NOW!

Perfect game! It is in my top 3 together with Half Life 2! The multiplyer is unique too. The Creatures VS Soldiers Mode is a greath idea! Too bad there are just a few players on PC.

PS: Add me for MP. Singularity nickname: Black River
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2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
I didn't expect much, but I was surprised to find a ton of cool game mechanics. The ability to selective age objects, create time warp felds, slow down time when scoping, and use telekinesis opened up a lot of cool gameplay doors. These aren't, perhaps, new features - other games have tried it out before. But this game makes an effort to let you interact with tons of environmental objects, which is nice - it turned an otherwise standard shooter experience into something that felt pretty interactive.

But the game's flaws outrank the fun. In order to get the sound to work, you need to disable any recording devices in Windows. The sensitivity bar won't allow you to go lower than a certain amount (which is still way too high), so instead of trying to find a config file, I just halved the DPI on my mouse. The FOV is artifically low (we're talking probably 65, here) so you get a claustrophobic sense of the world.

I might have been able to forgive these shortcomings (and I did, for a few hours), but the real killer was the unbalanced gameplay. I handled giant mutants, blinking mutants, hordes of russians, and twisted undead with no problem. But at a specific point in the game, you're placed into the position of dealing with enemies who kill you in 2-3 shots, and which you're unable to really fight back against. The swarm of suicide bugs who, with three different hits, will kill you. The blade-armed assassin mutant who could take a literal dozen sniper shots to the head (!!) without being visibly damaged. These encounters took about half an hour to get past (a long time to spend in one encounter), with lots of frustration. And worst, they're surrounded by other no-problem encounters. I had thought to crank down the difficulty and cheese my way through these speedbumps, but you can't even do that.

Add that to the game's general low-res appearance, uninteresting environments (someone said it was all brown - that's true), and unsatisfying sound; and the result was that I simply couldn't find a reason to continue playing.
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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Very underrated title. Like a really really good BLT-Sandwich. It´s nothing special, you know what you get, it´s delicious and it makes you happy.
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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
12.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Well i got to say one of the best i have played recently, story is great, sound effects, visuals and gameplay is very well done. If looking for a FPS with a very good story then this is the one even if linear. Dont pass this up if you like FPS games as you would miss out on a gem, wish they would make sequel.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Since the game is kinda short (it took me 10 hours to complete), I really advise to buy this game only when its on a sale.
But nevermind the shortness, this game was really entertaining - the developers put some very nice ideas into this fps.

I really never got bored within the 10 hours, since you get new powers and weapons frequently.
Also the story is really well done and kinda tricky. You can get different endings, depening on the decisions you took in the game, wich gives the game some replay worthness.

I really can recommend this game, if you like to enjoy a short but really well done shooter!
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Rarely do I come back to a FPS after completing it. This game is the exception.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
To say that Singularity wears its inspiration on its sleeve is to put it very lightly. The game is almost shamelessly derivative, taking the both the style and character building of BioShock, the gravity gun from Half-Life 2, and throwing in a few nods to F.E.A.R. However, this mish-mash of other games' ideas is by no means a bad thing. If anything, Singularity manages to almost play as a "best of" collection of FPS trappings, the ultimate compilation of cool gimmicks and toys seen in the genre over the past five years.
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