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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apolokia
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 31
Of course, you already know what Singularity is like: it's like a hundred other games. You slow down time. You freeze time. You have a highly advanced piece of kit that allows you to break things and repair them again (not a spanner). Press a different button and you can lift things, use them as shields and throw them at bad people. Did you say Gravity Gun?
Graphics are courtesy of Unreal 3 for the last console gen, which means bad. Hardly any detail and lo-res shaders like everything is smeared with vaseline. There are no settings to turn up.
The plot is also gibberish. You go forward in time, you go back in time. You shoot a man in the head then he starts having a conversation about causality, so you have to shoot him again. It's almost as bad as Bioshock Infinite. Almost.
Still, the big spiders were nice, the guns were alright and it was £2.50, so that's a thumbs up.
5/10.
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McNibNab
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
A very Liniar, Very Western and Very polished arcade style Stalker game that so far is worth the money. if you can get it on sale though do it.
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pepsiman
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
The game starts off real good. With a very Bioshock-esqe introduction complete with creepy educational cartoons.
I had fun during the first two two hours or so but soon got tired of the terrible voice acting and generic story. The game offers some really fun weapons, but no incentive to keep playing. Everything just looks the same, and you will soon hate the letter E and the number 99.
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Cottondog
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I just got done playing through this gem of a game. It took me around 9 hours to complete and I took my time exploring every nook and cranny. Not a long game by any means, but I sure did have a good time playing through this. The plot of the story is unique and takes place during 1955 and in 2010 (Time manipulation). This game is a good mix between Bioshock, Half-Life and Quake with the atmosphere, creatures and gameplay. This has more of an old-school shooter feel to it, which I liked a lot. If you want a great game with fun gameplay and a really good story that will catch you off guard get Singularity. I might even have to play through this again. Oh yeah, did I mention this has three different endings you can experience? Play through all three endings and you will understand the outcome of what it would be like after each ending. I think this game is right up there with other very story-rich FPS games like BioShock, Half-Life 1+ Half-Life 2, Dishonored and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. 10/10 would time manipulate again from 1955 to 2010 and 2010 to 1955.
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GeoffDeath
( 27.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
missed this game when it was released but picked it up cheap in a steam sale.
on my second play through and enjoying every minute of play.
only bad thing is it seems too easy as you progress though the game even on hard setting.
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Simon Dufour
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I didn't like it. Linear path after linear path. Upgrade system is dumb. You can see it tries to emulate Bioshock and Half-Life 2 but.. it fails at both miserably. I suggest you try something else.
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Shock
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I enjoyed this game.

PROS
  • good atmosphere and story
  • special powers, time manipulation
  • no autoheal
  • graphic is older, but nice
  • runs great on Windows 10 64 bits

CONS
  • easy game on normal difficulty
  • quite short and I searched every corner for E99
  • straight forward coridor game play
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leo
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
don't trust me, don't turst the girl


Don't trust this game. I'm so stupid.
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Afrogeddon
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
This is one of the best one-off Shooters that exist still to this day.
It's has nice feeling gunplay and a somewhat ironic Story which doesnt take itself too seriously :D
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Lorinser
( 10.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Found on sale, very underrated, needs more recognition, is not perfect, but was a _damn_ good time. Knew little about the story or mechanics, was pleasantly surprised.
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Winchester
( 6.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I've played this game back in 2010 when it first came out, and I liked it. I bought it on steam few months ago and decided to replay it, and there's no wonder i liked it even more.
First off, the gameplay mechanics are very interesting and well executed. Making ♥♥♥♥ crumble with TMD glove is great, and on the other hand you have around 10 weapons to choose in the game, and design of them is pretty good i would say. Atmosphere is good overall, there is noise all the time, you hear wind blows outside and moving ♥♥♥♥, you hear monsters eating corpses and that makes you feel frighten. So like i said, good atmosphere overall, from the point of sound at least. The design of environment does not fall behind either. First act of the game stands out on that point especially. I'm not saying that the second act is bad with environment design, just that the first is a little better in my opinion. Destroyed Kathorka 12 island looks very creepy. For example, at the beginning of the game there's a primary school made for children whose parents came to work on Kathorka, which was destroyed and left to rot with rest of the island. You can find tape recordings all over the place. Some of them are from the period before the catastrophe, and some are after. Number of recordings makes you feel bad for people left to die there, you hear them talking about 'waiting for help to arrive' and then realize, that corpse lying by recorder is the person which recorded it on the first place.
The story is good, it has a good plot, interesting details and multiple endings (which is great). I won't get further into the story 'cause of spoilers...
At the end 7.5/10 for me, maybe even 8/10, but game has a few cons, and one of them is 6 hours campaign, which is short as long as i'm concerned. Short but really enjoyable experience.
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jozostm
( 11.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
I got this game while it was on discount.
Worth every penny. If it's on discount just get it.
I loved time manipulation and story.
Graphics are okay and i would reccomend it everyone.
10/10 would buy again.
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Zoffix Znet
( 8.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
Fantastic game, despite its age. There's nothing quite like anihilating a room full of soldies with a sniper rifle that lets you steer bullets.

The game has a really creepy atmosphere. Dried out corpses are all over the place, and once in a while you get a time shift into back when they were still alive and see their suffering. You fight against monsters who used to be humans but got messed up by time radiation. You also fight against modern day soldiers. You also fight against 1950s soldiers.

You have a TMD, a special device that lets you age things (or soldiers) or revert old things back to new, among other things, like shooting time-slowing bubbles. There are quite a few "puzzles" where you have to think how to age or unage containers and power boxes, among other things, to get further.

The story... I wasn't really following it. It felt like some scientist was just telling me what to do (similar to Half-Life) and I just trudged along. I kept thinking he was about to screw me over the entire time. But the impact of what a time-altering technology in the wrong hands can do is tangible throughout the game.

So if you can handle feeling the dread of inexorable death waiting for you around the corner as you watch things decay, this game is for you!

P.S.: the game is ancient, so for obvious reasons the multiplayer is dead. You can't even start it up and wonder around the map alone.
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Hoot
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
It's pretty decent overall but the price is way wrong. This game is too flawed to be 30 dollars. It's worth about 20 bucks if you're feeling generous, but ideally pick it up for 15 bucks or less. If you do get it, make sure to play on the hardest difficulty; besides a few sections, this game is pretty easy. Definitely doesn't overstay its welcome with only about an 8 hour campaign, though. Story is nothing special, but there the atmosphere is pretty well developed. There are a lot of audio logs to listen to and notes to read if you're into that sort of thing. If not, they're easily skipped. I stopped paying attention to the story about halfway through and still had fun.

If you're starved for an FPS during a Steam sale and you somehow don't have this one already I say stop reading reviews and go for it!
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Norrdicus
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
A somewhat overlooked solid FPS campaign with a really fun time travel gimmick. Worth a purchase when Activision remembers to put it on sale. The timestop power lets you execute some amazing shenanigans
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TS|Pillsbury
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
The best 75/100 game I have ever played. Great atmosphere and shooting. Interesting enemy and gun design.
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^^NLM^^
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Story - 9
Graphics - 9
Sound - 8
Gameplay - 8
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Overall: 8.5/10
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State Of Trance
( 8.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 15
Very linear storyline, no imagination whatsoever.
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l1b3r
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
Awesome mix of HL2-like tech, F.E.A.R. skirmish and twisted Bioshock-Infinite-like time-and-space travelling plot. Deserves additional points for grammatically correct signs and properly voiced lines in ЯUSSIAИ.

P.S. Ignore the first screenshot in the store page. It actually looks better in the game, if you're graphics-concerned.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
I've played this game back in 2010 when it first came out, and I liked it. I bought it on steam few months ago and decided to replay it, and there's no wonder i liked it even more.
First off, the gameplay mechanics are very interesting and well executed. Making ♥♥♥♥ crumble with TMD glove is great, and on the other hand you have around 10 weapons to choose in the game, and design of them is pretty good i would say. Atmosphere is good overall, there is noise all the time, you hear wind blows outside and moving ♥♥♥♥, you hear monsters eating corpses and that makes you feel frighten. So like i said, good atmosphere overall, from the point of sound at least. The design of environment does not fall behind either. First act of the game stands out on that point especially. I'm not saying that the second act is bad with environment design, just that the first is a little better in my opinion. Destroyed Kathorka 12 island looks very creepy. For example, at the beginning of the game there's a primary school made for children whose parents came to work on Kathorka, which was destroyed and left to rot with rest of the island. You can find tape recordings all over the place. Some of them are from the period before the catastrophe, and some are after. Number of recordings makes you feel bad for people left to die there, you hear them talking about 'waiting for help to arrive' and then realize, that corpse lying by recorder is the person which recorded it on the first place.
The story is good, it has a good plot, interesting details and multiple endings (which is great). I won't get further into the story 'cause of spoilers...
At the end 7.5/10 for me, maybe even 8/10, but game has a few cons, and one of them is 6 hours campaign, which is short as long as i'm concerned. Short but really enjoyable experience.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Story - 9
Graphics - 9
Sound - 8
Gameplay - 8
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Overall: 8.5/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
I just got done playing through this gem of a game. It took me around 9 hours to complete and I took my time exploring every nook and cranny. Not a long game by any means, but I sure did have a good time playing through this. The plot of the story is unique and takes place during 1955 and in 2010 (Time manipulation). This game is a good mix between Bioshock, Half-Life and Quake with the atmosphere, creatures and gameplay. This has more of an old-school shooter feel to it, which I liked a lot. If you want a great game with fun gameplay and a really good story that will catch you off guard get Singularity. I might even have to play through this again. Oh yeah, did I mention this has three different endings you can experience? Play through all three endings and you will understand the outcome of what it would be like after each ending. I think this game is right up there with other very story-rich FPS games like BioShock, Half-Life 1+ Half-Life 2, Dishonored and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. 10/10 would time manipulate again from 1955 to 2010 and 2010 to 1955.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I enjoyed this game.

PROS
  • good atmosphere and story
  • special powers, time manipulation
  • no autoheal
  • graphic is older, but nice
  • runs great on Windows 10 64 bits

CONS
  • easy game on normal difficulty
  • quite short and I searched every corner for E99
  • straight forward coridor game play
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Bought this when it was on offer and I thorughly enjoyed it. It starts off like a standard run of the mill FPS (but a good one) and gets better as you progress through the game, with the gradual introduction of time manipulation, perks and more features.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Of course, you already know what Singularity is like: it's like a hundred other games. You slow down time. You freeze time. You have a highly advanced piece of kit that allows you to break things and repair them again (not a spanner). Press a different button and you can lift things, use them as shields and throw them at bad people. Did you say Gravity Gun?
Graphics are courtesy of Unreal 3 for the last console gen, which means bad. Hardly any detail and lo-res shaders like everything is smeared with vaseline. There are no settings to turn up.
The plot is also gibberish. You go forward in time, you go back in time. You shoot a man in the head then he starts having a conversation about causality, so you have to shoot him again. It's almost as bad as Bioshock Infinite. Almost.
Still, the big spiders were nice, the guns were alright and it was £2.50, so that's a thumbs up.
5/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
Very interesting story. I hope to see sequel some day.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!! If you are fans of Bioshock or Metro you will love this game! The atmosphere, story and combat are all flawless
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Fantastic game, despite its age. There's nothing quite like anihilating a room full of soldies with a sniper rifle that lets you steer bullets.

The game has a really creepy atmosphere. Dried out corpses are all over the place, and once in a while you get a time shift into back when they were still alive and see their suffering. You fight against monsters who used to be humans but got messed up by time radiation. You also fight against modern day soldiers. You also fight against 1950s soldiers.

You have a TMD, a special device that lets you age things (or soldiers) or revert old things back to new, among other things, like shooting time-slowing bubbles. There are quite a few "puzzles" where you have to think how to age or unage containers and power boxes, among other things, to get further.

The story... I wasn't really following it. It felt like some scientist was just telling me what to do (similar to Half-Life) and I just trudged along. I kept thinking he was about to screw me over the entire time. But the impact of what a time-altering technology in the wrong hands can do is tangible throughout the game.

So if you can handle feeling the dread of inexorable death waiting for you around the corner as you watch things decay, this game is for you!

P.S.: the game is ancient, so for obvious reasons the multiplayer is dead. You can't even start it up and wonder around the map alone.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
A very strange but also very underated game. if you enjoy games like bioshock then you will enjoy this.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
★★★★✩ {4/5 stars} Review written 16/04/2016 - I'm going to play through the game again, just so I can make my review more detailed and reference non-spoiler events. Please rate this review if it helped! :)

►Overview:

Interesting and fun, but relatively short. Considering this game was released in 2010, the graphics are really nice, and the map doesn't feel like you're going down the same path over and over again. Definitely worth a play, as it stands alone from the rest of today's cloned junk. Just be prepared to listen to a number of audio recordings and read notes if you want to get the most out of the lore.

►Full review:

At first I thought this was an awesome looking horror game, but it soon became apparent that it is indeed a shooter (The start of the game is more slow-paced and scary, which other horror/jump-scare moments spread throughout)
Although short and sweet (Only took about 7 hours, which included time spent looking around the map as well as cleaning tea out of my keyboard), this game has a lot of lore and information stuffed into it's gripping single-player storyline. It's one of those games that actually makes you think about what's happening, rather than just going around shooting stuff 'because why the hell not?' - No, this game was clearly thought out, and requires the player to make a choice that will change history just before the ending of the game.

Pros:
▪ Interesting storyline that makes the player think about what they're doing and why.
▪ Well-designed map with hidden rooms that ARE ACTUALLY WORTH DISCOVERING (and sometimes really fun to get in to)
▪ The general layout of the levels is nice. The scenery as well as structures are often detailed and pretty to look at (So when you're not getting slapped in the face by mutants or shot at by angry Russians, take a look around!)
▪ Ammo isn't *that* common during SOME parts of the game, which requries you to change weapons often, so you're not stuck using the same assault rifle the entire time.
▪ Special weapons that have unique uses are extremely fun to use at first, such as the Seeker.
▪ Fair amount of weapons, that can be re-accessed from a weapon's locker, or picked up.
▪ Neat upgrade system for weapons, powers and player upgrades.
▪ Although simple, looting feels fun.
▪ In my opinion, a great ending that wraps up loose ends.

Cons:
▫ Some parts of the game felt boring or uninteresting. But I guess every game has those moments.
▫ NO ACHIEVEMENTS.
▫ Chances are you'll end up using just one gun about three quarters of the way through the game, right up until the end. It's great, don't get me wrong, but it just makes all the other guns look useless. Guess you could do what I did, and just not use it d:
▫ Linear storyline path; meaning there aren't different ways to approach a situation. You'll just end up going in guns blazing.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
I wonder if quantum break developer ever play this game O_o
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Summary: [7/10] A solid shooter/RPG that draws inspiration from Stalker, Half Life, and most heavily from BioShock. If your expectations aren't through the roof, there's a good chance you'll find something to like here.

The Good:
- Generally solid implementation and integration of shooter and RPG elements
- Quite a few interesting abilities, and upgrades are available to your character
- Interesting story, fairly well delivered.
- Good atmosphere
- Soundtrack is excellent

The Mediocre:
- Visuals remain decent after 6 years, so long as your expectations aren't too high, or your enjoyment too dependent on high visual fidelity
- Difficulty curve not set very well; Singularity becomes too easy later on, due to a lack of balance between character upgrades and enemy threat level / numbers. Also, normal is incredibly easy, whereas enemy damage seems about 4x higher in hard, leading to some early frustrations
- Weapon upgrade system is very bland
- Can only carry 2 weapons at a time

The Bad:
- Some very frustrating difficulty spikes that will have you cursing at the screen.
- Checkpoint saving, not such a big problem by itself, but there aren't enough checkpoints
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
One of the best underrated games ever
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
its a shooter with mutant monsters and soviet union soldiers its kinda like bioshock its fun it has some jumpscares and its creepy some parts like the beginning and the part have to sneak really slow by the reverts they vomit on you it does alot of damage on you. i got it on sale for 7.49 its a good deal its 5 or 6 hours long well nobody plays multiplayer :( but still single player campagin is awesome.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 9
This game was on my backlog for a long time, but I finally played and finished it. In short, I liked it. The gameplay is good and the story kept me interested. Especially some of the flashbacks are quite dramatic and add to the story. The game allows to develop yourself and your weapons in different ways, which allows for some creativy in how to fight. However, if you use a specific weapon and ability, the game has its moments, but never becomes really difficult, even played on difficulty hard. All in all, I recommend this game, it´s good.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Updated review, updated on15/03/2016

Amazing game worth buying.

This is a underrated jewel, it was not advertised by the publisher much nor covered too much by the media, the publisher (Activision) wanted to pull the plug and gave the dev team a certain amount of time to complete the project, they did an excellent job to say the least but the publisher failed to cover this product and hence it could be called a sleeper hit and perhaps looking back a classic as it pretty solid.

The gameplay and the game mechanics are really intriguing.The ability to play with time really adds to the game and you would think you are invulnerable due to this but you would be dead wrong.The aesthetic is striking and really adds to the game while the audio adds to the immersion.The story and characters are undercoooked but not going to complain much about that as i am aware of the constrains put on by the publisher.The multiplayer is dead and was tacked on but was not something you would miss.

This game truly offers something unique in its game mechanics and with its striking asthetic and i strongly suggest you pick it up whenever you can.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Singularity is a pretty fun little game. But the biggest flaw that the game has is that is REALLY REALLY easy, even on hard. I mean your character starts cartoonishly overpowered. I never once felt in danger of dieing in straightforward gunplay / monster combat. Ammos and full healths in abundance in every room (both stackable and on the spot full health pickups). Enemies are predictable and weak, but boy there sure are a lot of them. Even the boss monsters die really easily under the thrall the extreme powers weild ( and you're given really early in the game too).

Powers like a indestructible bullet Shield, a melee weapon that literally blows the limbs off of people and send them flying 20 yards back (fun a hell to use and never gets old by the way) and the guns that you are so very powerful and accurate so it doesn't take long to feel like an unstoppable one man army. I almost feel bad for the guys that are in your way because they have ZERO chance of killing you unless it's some kind of cheesy scripted jump-scare moment (there are a few of them along the way) where a monster leaps out.

One thing that's kind of cool about Singularity is that it's just plain fun game. It does not require a whole lot of thought to play it you just turn it on: Let Yourself have, fun and basically when you're done playing you turn it right off and you're on to other things in your life. There's no level system there's no crafting there's no super huge skill tree that you need to be worried about hitting the finer points of so your guy can be sweet enough to beat a particular boss and or pack of enemies. For some people that might sound like a real big turn-off; but for me I actually enjoy a good pure no BS first person shooter.

This review is being written in spring 2016 and just so you know the online portion of the game is a ghost town. So you're basically buying it for the single-player only.

In the final review I give it a nice solid B minus (83/100), Good but not great. Nice graphics and shoud, lots of fun and cool weapons, and powers, some neat enemies, in the challenge department the game is flat as hell, but at the end of the day is a solid, well-made, and enjoyable game.

If you just casual gamer or a novice first person shooter (some one without any hardcore MP triger time) or a fan of games like bio-shot and there ilk, the you'll want to pick this one up and.

Start to finish the game will take you about 12 to 15 hours to complete, if you're slow and steady in your progression. I would suggest buying it on sale during the next winter or summer sale when it’s marked down 50 percent or more.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
'Singularity' is an FPS that I would recommend to anyone who likes to have FUN when playing this genre, as it is the second most enjoyable shooter I've played in a long, long while (and I play pretty much all of them - 'Wolfenstein - The New Order' is the only one that's better IMO). That was my opinion at the time of it's release in 2010, and it hasn't changed since.

You know how (whisper it) some of the "classics" like 'Halflife 2' / 'Bioshock' actually have slightly crappy gunplay (despite other great gameplay mechanics), or titles like 'Halo' have great shooting but little in the way of exciting setpieces - wouldn't it be good if there was a game with great shooting, great gameplay mechanics and exciting setpieces?

That's where 'Singularity' comes in - I would say it has it all, but, um, I'd be lying if I said the story was all that....Everything else is superb.

Funky weapons? Check!

Perhaps you'd like a sniper rifle that slows down time, and makes for super satisfyingly gory headshots (the game is an 18 rating for it's violence) - it's a gun nicked from 'Resistance' on the playstation, but that's a moot point for pc owners.

Perhaps you'd like a gun that allows you to steer it's bullets, and also does it in slow mo, so once again the effect is rather brutal as limbs gets separated, and heads explode - nasty!

Maybe you'd prefer a railgun that lets you shoot through walls? Like most of the weapons they aren't totally unique (Red Faction had a gun like this, for example) but rarely has a game had such delightful "toys" all under one roof - or at least a game that doesn't have 'Wolfenstein' in the title......

Then there's the standard weapons - pistol / shotgun / machine gun / heavy machine gun, that are all very satisfying thanks to a slick, hefty feel to them, and the afore mentioned viceral results.

Then 'Singularity' adds in even more - in the form of a device called "The TMD" (time manipulation device) which does the obvious thing of, err, manipulating time.

Would you like a time dilation barrier that stops projectiles and enemies in their tracks? Or to rapidly age enemies, or cover in the environment, into dust? The TMD also has a blast effect that knocks down enemies to provide a bit of breathing room, and can also pick up objects / enemies and launch them.

And, yes! - that is exactly like the gravity gun from Halflife2.....I'm not gonna lie and pretend that 'Singularity' doesn't crib from just about every decent FPS ever made, but it does so with a skillfulness that many games lack. All those weapons and gameplay mechanics are beautifully executed, and the pacing and the feel of the game is flawless.

It has spooky setpieces, blazing gun battles, and tense wave based standoffs - the only FPS staple it doesn't do is onrails vehicle sections, and I don't suppose many fans would miss those bits. The boss battles aren't hugely epic, but are satisfyingly tricky, and there isn't too many throughout - maybe four at most. There's also little puzzle bits, which whilst not especially taxing or varied, are nice enough diversions.

Storywise it's all quite competent, and the voice acting / performances are all well done. But it lacks a little something in that department to elevate it upto the likes of HL2 / Bioshock / New Order. Overall it's certainly much more fun to play than the various COD's / Battlefield's that have been released over the years. I already played it on Xbox 360, and was just going to have a quick look at the pc version to see how the graphics were - 6 hours later I had to make myself stop playing it!

My previous playthrough clocked up around ten hours on the hardest difficulty, so it's not hugely long to get through - but there's no filler or duff bits, so for me the quality makes it worthwhile. At around £15 (when not on sale) I'd still say it's a bargain, and it looks fairly reasonable too - there's not many graphical options, though I doubt it would tax most modern graphics cards anyway.
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Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Most people that have played this game consider it a "hidden gem", I must say that I have to fully agree. The atmosphere is terrific, the story line isn't sloppy, and it has a little bit of a bucnh of different shooters all put into one game. It's just an all around good shooter. But, the only problem that I have with this game is probably one of the most important ones, price. $30 seems like a bit of a stretch to pay for this game, but if the price ever drops or it goes on sale I would definetly reccommend picking it up.
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