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Singularity (Windows)

77
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Linear, gimmicky... and insanely fun! Oleg Roschin (164804) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.8
Overall MobyScore (13 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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90
Gamereactor (Sweden)
Gillar du actionspel bör du definitivt ge Singularity en chans. Likaså om du kanske tappat tron i genren och vill se något fräsch. Det är sällan action, äventyr, pussel och story gifter sig så här bra och bildar en så övertygande helhet. Singularity kommer att stå emot tidens tand riktigt bra - betydligt bättre än de stackars ryssar jag möter på Katorga-12.
83
2404.org PC Gaming
In the annals of the story-driven FPS games, Singularity deserves mention in the list of the greats. It belongs at least in the same discussions as Half-Life and BioShock, when we discuss the great ones. I fear that Activision truly missed out on an opportunity to market and generate hype for a fascinating new IP. Instead, this game will find itself quietly arriving on the underrated greats list, full of games about which gamers just never had a chance to get excited. As a single player experience, I found Singularity to be exciting, innovative, and ultimately featuring a well-written story with some truly memorable set pieces that will rank amongst some of my favorites in the genre. Despite some graphical setbacks, Singularity overcomes its inadequacies to present a solid and worthwhile experience for fans of story-driven gaming.
82
ComputerGames.ro
Ultimately, Singularity is a first-person shooter that you’ll enjoy over a weekend (preferably on Hard difficulty, in case you find the standard one too easy), but which stops at the “Ok” level, missing that little something to make it memorable. Had the producers given more thought and care (especially to the multiplayer), it could have had a longer life, but as it stands, it will simply fade in the history books.
80
Thunderbolt Games
Singularity offers quite a few moments like these. A boss battle against a skyscraper-sized mutant aboard a train falling off a cliff offered intense and frantic action as we’re forced to run against the pull of gravity and away from the punishing pincers of our gargantuan foe. The progression system certainly encourages multiple replays, as do three endings based on your final decision. I was very disappointed by the limited storytelling, and those looking for a multiplayer shooter should look elsewhere, as the two modes offered don’t deviate much from deathmatch and team deathmatch. But beyond these disappointments, in every category Singularity delivers a familiar but enjoyable experience that fans of BioShock and Half-Life 2 are sure to enjoy.
80
GameSpot
Singularity isn't a groundbreaking shooter, but it's an incredibly fun one. This is an example of how fluid pacing and a tongue-in-cheek attitude can make old conventions exciting again. Disappointing visuals and a smattering of minor flaws keep this first-person shooter from feeling completely modern, but not every game must probe the human soul to achieve greatness. Singularity achieves it with variety, moving you from one enjoyable sequence to the next without lingering too long on any given moment. Besides, this is a game in which you can both snipe hardened Soviet soldiers in bullet time and heal your teammates by puking on them. And is there any greater selling point?
80
GamersGlobal
Nein, Singularity erfindet das Shooter-Genre nicht neu. Stattdessen schnappt es sich Ideen mehrerer Konkurrenten und formt damit ein neues, unterhaltsames und gelungenes Spielerlebnis. Die originelle Hintergrundgeschichte ist spannend und actionreich erzählt. Sie motivierte uns zusammen mit den unterschiedlichen Einsatzmöglichkeiten des ZMGs immer wieder zum Weiterspielen. Nur den Mehrspieler-Modus haben die Entwickler trotz toller Ideen zu stiefmütterlich umgesetzt. Zweiter Kritikpunkt ist die nur auf Masse setzende KI im Solomodus. Nichtsdestotrotz sollten 3D-Action-Fans Singularity auf keinen Fall verpassen, es ist endlich mal wieder etwas anderes als nur der 30. Weltkriegs-Shooter- oder Moderner-Krieg-Klon.
77
PC Games (Germany)
Stellenweise musste ich beinahe schmunzeln darüber, wie dreist Singularity sich seine Elemente zusammenstibitzt. Allerdings wirkt das Ergebnis letztlich wie ein sehr solider Shooter aus einem Guss. Action-Einsteiger finden ein nicht zu schweres und handwerklich gutes Actionspiel vor, alte Baller-Hasen verstehen den Titel hingegen am besten als Hommage. Während ich nämlich anfangs noch verärgert auf die eindeutig von anderen Titeln geklauten Parts reagierte, fand ich später zunehmend Spaß daran, in Erinnerungen an diese Meisterwerke zu schwelgen und nebenbei einen angenehm klassischen Ego-Shooter zu zocken. Zur Mitte hin gibt Singularity dann richtig Gas und die etwas konfuse Handlung gipfelt schließlich in einem von drei Enden. Nur die Zeitmanipulation kam mir dabei insgesamt trotz einiger guter Rätsel zu kurz.
75
AusGamers
As the campaign comes to a close Singularity actually leaves you on a surprisingly high-note, as it culminates into a lovely sandbox of destruction. In the final areas when all weapons and abilities are at your disposal, it becomes a straight up action-game. The end sequences are also heavily scripted with numerous and quite cool little time travel moments, and coupled with a limitless supply of TMD energy, countless environmental explosives to interact with, and enemies to kill in any way you see fit, it feels like Raven knew exactly what they were trying to do all along. And that is, create an entertaining corridor shooter with cool weapons, abilities and plenty of ultra violence.
75
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Raven levert met Singularity een verfrissende en geslaagde shooter af, zij het wel met enkele ruwe kantjes.
74
GameStar (Germany)
Zeitmanipulation hin oder her: Singularity ist ein simpler, gelungener Ego-Shooter ohne überragende Stärken oder große Schwächen, aber mit vielen gut geklauten Ideen und dem typischen Raven-Touch. Überall liegen Kisten herum, gibt es etwas zu entdecken, auch wenn letzten Endes immer das Gleiche drin ist. Wer geradlinige Action mag und die etwas wirr präsentierte Handlung sowie das verschenkte spielerische Potenzial verschmerzen kann, darf den Zeitsprung ruhigen Gewissens wagen.
70
Cheat Happens
It takes its inspiration from the right places, and has a ton of good ideas, but unfortunately, Singularity’s best moments often get lost in a myriad of design flaws and questionable choices. For every moment that grips you, there are three that make you cringe. Singularity isn’t a bad game, it just could have been so much better.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
La note paraîtra sans doute sévère à certains, mais le fait est que Singularity n'est finalement qu'un FPS de plus, sympathique, plein de bonne volonté, mais beaucoup plus convenu qu'il ne cherche à le faire croire. Ses bonnes idées ne donnent pas lieu à de véritables situations inédites, aussi bien au combat que dans les séquences de "réflexion". Le titre ne livre en effet que quelques rares moments de bravoure, perdu au milieu d'un océan de fusillades un petit peu trop molles pour leur propre bien. On traversera donc l'aventure sans réel déplaisir, mais sans jamais grimper aux rideaux non plus. Dommage.