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...
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Release Date: Jun 30, 2010

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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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mikebaunach66
( 25.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Singularity is a Sci-Fi FPS Puzzle/ time manipulation game. I recomend that you dont get it unless you get it cheaper than 20.00, I'd get it at games deal instead cause its not worth the price it is on steam.

cons
-not enough weapons (one pistol, one shotgun, one sniper, ect.)
-Costs too much

Pros
-runs smooth
-great voce over acting
-Good Graphics
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The Good Dave
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Lowest recorded price at time of review: $7.50
Worth that price: Totally

Singularity is a game that can be summed up in one word: Adequate.

Some quick pros and cons before I go in-depth:
+ No regenerating health. Use medkits to heal
+ Terrific pacing
+ Doesn't overstay its welcome
- Can only carry two weapons at a time
- A lot of corridors, few open spaces
- Really easy

Everything else can simply be described as adequate. The story is decent, there are audio logs and notes that you can observe if you're into it, otherwise they can be passsed. Minimal cutscenes, story is mostly delivered via gameplay. However, the environmental storytelling doesn't really make a lot of sense. You'll see some messages written on the wall that leave you wondering things like "Why would a person write that?" The pacing is great, at least. The ebb and flow of tension is right on. Which is something that a lot of games like this underestimate the importance of and subsequently flub. But Singularity nails pacing.

The shooting is fine. There's an alright variety of weapons. Pistol, machine gun, shotty, sniper rifle, plus some more heavy artillery. But you can only carry two weapons at a time. Which is not a mechanic I'm fond of. I know it's unrealistic that a person could carry a dozen weapons on their person, but this isn't a military simulation kind of shooter. Very much an arcade kind of shooter. Let us carry more guns please. That being said, there is a particular weapon that is seriously overpowered and makes the rest of the game a cakewalk. Not that it was ever particularly difficult to begin with. So once you pick up that gun, you really don't even need a second one.

There's an upgrade system for both yourself and your weapons, which is adequate. A simple Damage+ and Reload Speed+ kind of upgrade system. Health+ and Stamina+ for your character, etc. I found myself purchasing a lot of upgrades simply because I had nothing else to spend the currency on. A lot of the upgrades just make an already easy game easier.

Enemy variety is fine. All the humans are... well, humans. All the mutants are mostly interesting. Not always the most imaginative designs, but at least there are some diverse attack patterns to deal with. Unfortunately, the game tends to only throw one kind of enemy hoard at you at once.

This game's unique mechanic is your ability to control the time of certain objects. And it's alright. You can move certain objects backward and forward through time, like taking a decayed, broken bridge and restoring it to new so that you can continue. And some interesting puzzles and gameplay are borne of this interesting mechanic. Unfortunately, there's only a couple interesting puzzles the devs came up with and they repeat them pretty frequently. So, it's a really fun gimmick the first time, and then a bit ho-hum for the rest of the game.

It's a very linear game, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Sometimes linear is alright. I can appreciate a tight, focused narrative/gameplay experience, which this for the most part is. And there is slight (very slight) exploration. The most typical kind of exploration you'll be doing is entering a room with two exits. One exit is the way forward, and the other exit turns out to be a closet with resources in it that you spend two seconds in before moving on to the other exit. My major gripe is that there's a lot of surprise locking doors that prevent you from backtracking to the previous room. Very frequently, you'll get locked out of a section of the map before you expected to. The F key will illuminate some footsteps showing you the correct way to go, so often I'd light up the correct way, and then go the opposite way so that I know I'm going down some brief explorative path before I continue. That all being said, linear games are fine, but this one might have been slightly too linear.

Graphics and sound are, you guessed it: adequate. The game looks fine. It's detailed and interesting to look at. The graphics aren't mindblowing, they're just as good as they need to be. Not distractingly pretty or distractingly ugly. Just right. Audio, same story. Voice acting is fine. A bit generic. I hope you like token Russian accents. Monster noises are believable. Good ambience. The gun sounds are a bit anemic, however. I really wish the weapon sound design was stronger, because it really did detract from the experience a bit. But, y'know, it's not bad. It's just... adequate.

All in all, I enjoyed my time with the game. It's good for about 7-8 hours, which is just right for this game. It doesn't feel padded or drawn out, nor does it feel rushed. It lasts exactly as long as it needs to, and it never lets itself get stale. I played it in two sittings. The second sitting was the majority of the game, and in the middle of that, I took a break to eat lunch. And all throughout that lunch, I kept thinking to myself, "I really want to finish eating so I can keep playing." Not a lot of shooters give me that experience. It's a combination of good pacing, good story, and not-exhausting gameplay that really makes that happen.

Nothing is absolutely spectacular about this game, but nothing is boring, dull, or just plain bad, either. It's not earthshattering by any means, but I don't think anybody making the game expected it to be. They set out to make just a pretty good shooter, and that's exactly what they've done. So, as long as your expectations are in the right place, you'll probably have a good time.
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GinoPanino
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
A very cool game. Rather short (8 h on normal), but plenty of fun. In the beginning, it may seem like a horror game, but it is not.
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Crowbar-Man™
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
I like the ideas of Half Life Gravity Gun + Quake atmosphere + Bioshock gameplay a bit; when combining together
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Vodkasekoitus
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Like Bioshock but set in Soviet Russia.
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Studious
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Singularity is ambitious. Singularity wants to play all sides of the field. Singularity wants to create an engaging and comprehensive FPS experience. Unfortunately for Singularity, it seems far too hollow to be great.

This game isn't just a FPS. It is THE FPS. It is quintessential in all ways. Everything that embodies modern first person gaming is here and accounted for. The only notable exceptions are chest high walls and turret sections. If you've played half life, or call of duty, then you've seen all this game has to offer. Nothing at all will surprise you here. You're better off looking elsewhere if you want an interesting first person shooter.

Everything is just so standard. Singularity doesn't take any risks with the formula we're all familiar with. In fact, it seems proud of its influences. The protagonist is silent but gifted soldier who must save the world from countless monsters, the big bad guy, and droves of opposing soldiers. But wait, this protagonist has the power of a magic doohickey that can grab objects and alter the environment to solve basic puzzles. And also there's a scientist, and a secondary female character that shows up sometimes.

Nothing is interesting about this game. It seems unable to make up its mind. Its hard to give complements after braving the constant, and I mean CONSTANT audio logs & mundane written notes lying around, the enemies that repeat the same two battlecries, a myriad of jumpscares; (or what I only could assume were supposed to be jumpscares,) a handful of unique enemy types, and a story that left me confused and annoyed. The game tired, I guess. But how many times can I see ghostly scenes of generic russian man #34 screaming, running away from something, or dying randomly before I just get bored and play something more effective at horror and a first person shooter experience. By the end of the game, I just wanted it to end. Not only did I stop paying attention to the plot, I had taken to throwing myself head first into enemies, which was just about the most significant source of fun this game has to offer. There are many better first person shooters to play.
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Cockonut
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
ЯATED Я FOЯ USSЯ
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T4l0n
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Really bad shooting with no precision and bullet sponge enemies, awful hitboxes
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agapewirejewelry
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
wow....what a hidden gem of a game......i just love this game.....runs great...........unique abilities........combats good......graphics are pretty great for when it was made........this is just one of those games that i would likely play over again because im enjoying it so much......give it a try and you wont be dissapointed.......i definitely recommend this game and rate overall 10/10......its better than some of the AAA titles out there now! oh and i almost forgot.....the ability to manipulate time is so cool and the weapon also gives you other abilities in addition to the time manipulation....Really hope they make a singularity 2.....i would definitely buy it !!!!!.
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just.nuke.em
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
Play TimeShift instead, it won't make you ripe your hair out.
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Posted: June 5
Summary: Fun game with an interesting time manipulation mechanic, and solid storyline.

This game is getting a little older now, and the graphics aren't the latest and the greatest. With that said, it does look very nice in spots, and the graphics do a good job of serving the story and gameplay. The story is interesting and has some great plot twists. The time manipulation mechanic is what really makes this game interesting. You can use the Time Manipulation Device to manipulate time in ways like aging an enemy instantly (and killing them of course), restoring elements in the environment that were destroyed in the past, etc. The campaign was a little short, but honestly I don't mind that as I don't have time to sink hundreds of hours into a game.

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wow....what a hidden gem of a game......i just love this game.....runs great...........unique abilities........combats good......graphics are pretty great for when it was made........this is just one of those games that i would likely play over again because im enjoying it so much......give it a try and you wont be dissapointed.......i definitely recommend this game and rate overall 10/10......its better than some of the AAA titles out there now! oh and i almost forgot.....the ability to manipulate time is so cool and the weapon also gives you other abilities in addition to the time manipulation....Really hope they make a singularity 2.....i would definitely buy it !!!!!.
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Posted: June 17
This game is dope! It's a very good first person shooter with sci fi elements of time travel/manipulation. The story is good, the atmosphere is amazing and a ton of fun. Don't doubt to grab this game!
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Posted: June 19
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6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Singularity is a game about war and time travel, but it isn't a generic rebrand on the story like a lot of other games centered around war and time travel in the genre are. The game is centered around an American soldier who gains control of a time manipulation device, more commonly known as the T.M.D. and changes the history as well as the future in his mission to save the world from a rip in time called a singularity.

Pros:
  • Rich in story
  • Lots of weapons
  • T.M.D. is a wonderful weapon/feature
  • Nice list of characters and development of characters
  • Cool WW2 era art style
  • Good story/plot development
  • Lots of locations to explore throughout the world

Cons:
  • Extremely short game
  • Kind of hard story to follow
  • Repetitive enemy spawns/types nearer to end game
  • Somewhat linear at points

This game is a ton of fun for the money I paid for it (got it on a Steam sale) and the story is worth it. I think the game would benefit from more play time and a less linear expierence.

7.5 The game is fun, and it well worth playing, but seeing how short the game is and the repetitiveness of some of the enemies near end game, I think the score is justified.

SPOILER BELOW:
There are 4 endings to this game.

1.) Kill the scientist and side with the dictator (bad in my opinion since he ends up ruiling the world and spreading communism)

2.) Kill the dictator and side with the scientist (less bad than the first ending, but seeing as the scientist takes the T.M.D. and uses its power of time control to bend people to his will, its still bad even if he does it for the good of the people)

3.) Listen to scientist and go back in time and kill yourself (fixes the timeline, but you die because the scientist ♥♥♥♥ed up and told you the wrong things to fix the singularity)

4.) Kill both the scientist and the dictator and live your life in solitude until later... (this in my opinion is the best ending becuase you fix the timeline, end the scientist so that he can't use the T.M.D. to control people, you kill the dictator so that he can't use the T.M.D. to spread his rule and communism, you fix the singularity, and finally you get to keep the T.M.D. and later come to rule what we now know as America)
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