Warning: M rated. Not for children as it features blood, violence, and adult themes.
Singularity is one of those games that slipped below the radar and never really got much media attention. In fact, I don’t even remember ever seeing one commercial for this game on TV. That’s really a shame because Singularity was quite enjoyable with a great story line and fantastic graphics. If I had to explain Singularity to someone, I would say that it’s a combination of Half-Life, Doom, and Call of Duty all mashed up into one game.
In Singularity, you play a US soldier who is investigating the island of Katorga-12 off the coast of Russia. You’re chopper crashes and you are caught in a non-stop adventure that takes you back and forth from present time to that of the Cold War era. I’m not going to talk much about the story as the story plays a major part in the game. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t played Singularity yet.
I really enjoyed the overall game. The controllers were solid, the weapons given to you were mostly standard fair but they felt perfect when using them, and the combination of the weapons with the TMD (Time Manipulation Device) really added a whole new level to your typical FPS. The enemies in the game are quite varied and nicely designed and had a whole Doom type feel to them. The story was probably my favorite part of the game and it really kept the game interesting, especially with all the notes and recorders laying around.
There really wasn’t much I disliked about the game except for the annoying little flea creatures that sneak up on you and appear almost out of nowhere killing you in just 2-3 hits if you haven’t upgraded any of your armor yet.
Singularity isn’t a terribly hard game either. I was able to beat the entire game on the hardest difficulty setting in less that 3 nights while picking up all the single player achievements with a grand total of 645/1000 G. That was with one playthrough. I didn’t get a chance really to play the multiplayer aspect of the game, but then again, I didn’t really rent it to play that portion. If you’re looking for a good first person shooter with a great story and solid play mechanics, I highly recommend Singularity.