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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the Way
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Good game. I advise making liberal use of your special powers to optimize the experience. It is pretty easy to plow throw large chunks of it like a standard shooter with upgradable gear. Using the abilities you accrue will differentiate the experience. Perhaps playing hard mode first run would encourage more TMD.

I played it intently and enjoyed it over the span of a few days. It kept my interest solidly though likely you have played similar games. Singularity has an excellent element, leaving it to you most of the time to enjoy. The preset experience requirements of, as we say, TM, feel limited. This game is on an enjoyable mission to the pleasantly cool ending.

Competent visuals, sometimes very good indeed, in particular the variety of time manipulating devices. Good sound, I experienced a handful of minor audio glitches. Visual glitch only if I adjusted a particular setting in registry. It is well documented via search though I did endure a small amount of trial and error.

The game is a few years old. Good gamepad support. Requires editing registry to change many settings resulting in improvement or a potential crash on run condition, again all well documented. Oob it ran like it should on Windows 10 though I did need to adjust settings further.

It works well enough @ 21:9 though requires editing windows registry to set correct resolution. Its not perfect but I did not feel the need to utilize flawless widescreen, perhaps benefitting from a recent to date of purchase patch. Elements are not ideal but like many titles the core is solid and I was not distracted.
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SpecialistGhost
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
It's like wolfenstein with a touch of bioshock.
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Soldier Of Fondue
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Yeah, this is a good game.

Neat story, great shooter mechanics, good graphics .. I don't think the story is too bizarre.. First part of the game is the weakest part IMHO. Graphics, as I said, are nice.
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Mitch
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
Another game that is having check points????!!!! I don't get this... Are today programmers not able to make a good code
where you can save the progress whenever you want?... It looks it is like that unfortunately!
Cannot recommend this game therefore...

You cannot save, but got the message: All unsaved progress will be lost. Are you sure you want to quit...
How stupid is that...?

I gave it another try, 'cos it actually isn't a bad game...
Then next next issues:
I got captured... all my weapons and upgrades were gone...
I got only pistol afterwards according to game script... got that updated (more damage, bigger clip)...
However, I need 10 shots to kill this mutated enemy and there were 5 send at once to make my life heavy... i don't have enough ammo for them even after weapon upgrade...

But what is helping is to uninstall then game, not to lose more nerves on game logic...
As said, not a bad game, but also nothing for me as it looks...
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Phase Giagus
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 4
A fun hidden gem. It has its faults: Bland characters, only decent storytelling, kind of a weird type of ending, and just plain no desirable personality within the game itself; but it is a pretty alright story and a fun game, and you become a pretty strong death machine toward the end with all the weapons and upgrades. Decent 9 to 11 hour experience with v cool gameplay mechanics. The worst thing for me was the voices, all the sound effects overpowered them most of the time and you couldn't hear them, but anyways, like i said, it was pretty fun.
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Merim
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Product received for free
The story is crazy, its amazing how it went out. It has also some plot twist, just remember when you play it, remember your journey. You'll see some crazy stuff. Totally recommend buying this.
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gundamunit08
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 2
Bullets,Explosions,blasts,mutants and time manipulation.

Freeze enemies with time bubble and blast away.
Includes Seeker.
A gun that shoots player controled bullets.

10/10 Would freeze in time and fill with bullets in head.feet,legs,hands,arms,body,back and private parts.
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LaG Boss SJ
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 1
Great game, still get the urge to come back and play it.
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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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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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Recommended
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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Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
A fun hidden gem. It has its faults: Bland characters, only decent storytelling, kind of a weird type of ending, and just plain no desirable personality within the game itself; but it is a pretty alright story and a fun game, and you become a pretty strong death machine toward the end with all the weapons and upgrades. Decent 9 to 11 hour experience with v cool gameplay mechanics. The worst thing for me was the voices, all the sound effects overpowered them most of the time and you couldn't hear them, but anyways, like i said, it was pretty fun.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
ЯATED Я FOЯ USSЯ
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349 of 406 people (86%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2015
A TRU MASTER PIECE THAT NOBODY PLAYED!!

In a age where we are stuck with mobas, sand boxes and always online games , do yourself a favor and pick this one FOR THE SOLO CAMPAING ,get it in a sale,borow it from a friend , pirate it! I don't care !!

YOU NEED TO PLAY THIS UNDERRATED GEM!!

IT IS SHORT YOU CAN FINISH IT IN ONE DAY(FOR ME IS COOL I'M A BUSY GUY) ,IS AWESOME, IS FUN AND HAS AN HISTORY THAT IS GONNA MIND♥♥♥♥ YOU SO HARD!!

TIP:JUST PLAY IT IN NORMAL DIFICULT AND ENJOY THE RIDE

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159 of 166 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Singularity is something of an underappreciated FPS from a somewhat underappreciated developer. Having already put out classics like Heretic, Hexen and Jedi Knight II, Raven again went on a solo effort with Singularity in 2010 and it was largely deemed 'pretty good' by reviewers. However, I think it's much more than that. Although hamstringed a little by a few modern FPS conventions, Singularity does a great job of feeling like a classic shooter, ending up somewhere awkward between Serious Sam and Call of Duty.

To its merit however, the enemies are smart and strong despite being a little cliché, the weapons all have a lot of punch and character, even if they're a machine gun, shotgun, sniper rifle, etc. and there's many secrets, upgrades and places to explore despite being a mostly linear game. In short, Raven seemed to want to make this game much more than the sum of its parts, and in my eyes, they completely succeeded. The time manipulation mechanic, despite being vital to progress, seems more like icing on the cake than a core game mechanic however, so don't expect anything more spectacular than an amazing FPS with some additional superpowers!

Average Game Length? I took around 8 hours to get through the story on the hardest setting, it could take more or less depending on your skill or desire to be a completionist.

A Bit Like? TimeShift, BioShock

Is It Fun? The TMD provides some serious fun, the story is engaging and the weapons make mincemeat out of your enemies, a big yes.

Worth The Price? £14.99 is pretty much half the price of a retail title, fitting considering you'll be lucky to get a multiplayer game going given the game's age and lack of popularity. For the price, the solo campaign is more than worth it although consider carefully that that's all you'll be getting out of it if you're on the fence.
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179 of 201 people (89%) found this review helpful
61 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3, 2015
Bioshock + quantum mechanics + Wolfenstein: the new order + Dead Space + Half-Life 2 + Resistance + Time travel - Hitler + Stalin
Can't believe I've never played this before
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154 of 170 people (91%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 1, 2015
One of the most over-looked and under-appreciated shooters of all time! Great story, great weapons, great gameplay. A must-play for any FPS fan. Nobody does it like Raven.
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127 of 141 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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