- An arsenal of first-person shooter weapons, including conventional firearms and upgradeable, time altering gadgets.
- Multiplayer gameplay options and PlayStation Network support including PlayStation Trophies.
- Advanced graphics built on the Unreal 3 game engine.
- An engrossing storyline blending Cold War history and science fiction elements.
- Mission progressing puzzle-solving gameplay.
List Price: $29.99
Mission progressing puzzle-solving gameplay…
Reviews By Joseph Izzo : Date January 18, 2011
Reviews By Some Guy : Date July 13, 2010
I haven’t reviewed a game in a while, but Singularity really made me feel like I had to. Especially considering there are only two other reviews here as I write.
First, the most important thing. Singularity gets the basics absolutely right. Character movement is fluid, the controls are easy to learn, and there are no lurching mini-loads.
The environments and graphics are top-notch. From the moment you “arrive” on the island, you know it’s going to look good, and it does throughout.
Gameplay is also great fun. I’ve heard a lot of comparisons to Bioshock, which I didn’t play but watched my roommate play. I suppose there are similarities, but Singularity offers it’s own take on survivor horror FPS.
The storyline is excellent. Playing with time often causes a muddled story, but here we have a great altered past/present that must be fixed, and the history of the island’s downfall is well detailed in notes and recordings you find. Get all of them. Also, the climax is a big moment for your character.
Your time-altering abilities are great fun to use. Power them up as soon as you can, especially the one that creates a sphere of frozen time. This is extremely useful in taking out multiple enemies. It’s fun to age a soldier to dust, turn “tics” against each other, and age/renew countless items. See a crushed, rusted crate? Renew it and inside could be E-99 (your upgrade juice), med packs and ammo.
Reviews By Relytia : Date March 8, 2011
I haven’t really written a review for a game in a long while, but I felt Singularity deserved one. Not many people have played this game, period, let alone on the PS3. It deserves so much more than that, so here is my two-cents.
First off, the story: This game is set in 2010, when American special-ops go in to investigate radiation spikes on a seemingly uninhabited island near Russia’s coastland. After an EMPlike blast forces our hero, Captain Nate Reinko, onto the ground of Katorga-12, the mysterious island locale of the game, things go the way of epic Sci-Fi. The island is the site of a previously unknown element called E-99, and the Soviet Union devoted huge resources to research of E-99 in the 1940′s and 1950′s so that they could establish themselves as THEE world power. E-99 is exponentially more powerful than atomic energy AND has trippy time-altering effects. Needless to say, disaster befell them long ago and you’re left to figure out what went wrong and how to fix a new problem in the timeline. Singularity’s story dabbles heavily in time-travel and alternate-timelines via “Back to the Future” ish story twists.