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| Singularity is a first-person shooter developed by the legendary Raven Software and utilizing the power and flexibility of the Unreal 3 game engine. Set in an alternate present of 2010, players take on the role of a US Air Force pilot who while investigating an extreme radiation signature, stumbles upon a top secret Cold War era Soviet program, run amok which not only causes monstrous mutations, but also threatens to alter nature of time itself. |
In the dark, Cold War winter of 1949-50 Stalin, the brutal leader of the Soviet Union, had two super weapons: long range missiles and the atomic bomb. But even if his teams of forced labor managed to build a missile powerful enough to carry an atomic payload, Stalin still faced encirclement by the United States and the Strategic Air Command. He knew that he needed another advantage over the United States, one that would ensure Soviet security and superiority. Then came the chance discovery on the remote island of Katorga-12 off the wild Kamchatka peninsula, of a previously unknown material, Element 99 (E99). E99 became the new source of Stalin's hope: a new energy source of unparalleled power. Unfortunately, the new element also yielded a new kind of contamination risk. But these were acceptable risks to Stalin - anything for the advancement of the Soviet people. Even so, on September 21, 1950, driven to complete the project, and in violation of the safety protocols, a Russian scientist, Viktor Barisov, personally triggered a device powered by E99 that caused a catastrophic event that affected the entire island. What happened next is unclear. However, there are reports that Stalin's final dying order was a handwritten scrawl to quarantine Katorga-12. And so the knowledge of the island remained buried...until 2010, when intelligence reports in the west confirm activity on a remote atoll in the Russian Federation's shadow. The world has no memory of Katorga-12. No concept of what may be on the island off the southeast coast of Russia. It is deemed that the world can't afford another Chernobyl - or worse. America's answer is to scramble a stealth flyby of the area. They need recon - and they need it now. Gameplay and Weapons
Action in Singularity is a mix of combat mission gameplay and puzzle-solving. Combat is against both modern and 50s era Russian forces, as well enemies mutated through exposure to E99. In this players have their choice of conventional weapons including: pistols, shotguns, machine guns, sniper rifles, rocket launchers, etc., as well as as few Sci-Fi weapons very specific to the game. These include the TMD (Time Manipulation Device) and the E99 pistol. The TMD is a gauntlet, which players acquire early in the game that can be integrated with conventional weapons. Its main function though relates it its ability to alter time within a small specific area. The major examples of this are:
Aging - The ability to alter encounters by fast-forwarding the history of objects or entities, rendering the former rusted and worn and the latter decrepit with age or simply dust.
Stasis - The ability to freeze time and thus dangerous situations in order to gain an advantage.
Impulse - The ability to propel objects frozen in time in a targeted direction.
Chronolite - Functionality that allows the player to look back to a time associated with a place, person or object.
Singularity contains multiplayer gameplay options, that just as in its single player campaign, integrate conventional combat tactics and weapons with the time manipulation elements. Key Features
Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Game with free Graphic Novel
The game is great. You can read the other reviews for a full game review. This review is centered on the shipping of the product and the comic book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by pctechucantrust
Loved how the game is in graphics but also the story line which is one like dayjavu. Bad ass guns and slow motions that are cool to play in this game.Published on May 16, 2013 by Edwin
Bought the game for less than $10 used. Beat the game. Liked it.
- Fun puzzles
- Great guns
- Special powers are fun to wield
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It was a cheap game for a reason, flawed in every way, I sold it to GameStop a day later.Published on August 28, 2011 by E.V.
I didn't pay too much attention to this game when it first came out. But it was on sale for $[...] free shipping. So I decided to give it a try. It's pretty good. Read morePublished on March 12, 2011 by D. Wade
The main reason for this game to get 5 stars is that everything it does, it does great. I've played other shooters and this is one of my favorites. Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by Oscar Galvez
its not the best game out there but its not the worst, its a game that you cant go in to w/ a serious mindset or you will hate it from jump street, the story isnt its strong suit... Read morePublished on February 3, 2011 by John Oconnell
If you are a fan of Bioshock or F.E.A.R. then you will like this game. The story is well told and the graphics are on par. Read morePublished on January 25, 2011 by cosmonaut81