Conclusion: While the multiplayer may not be the best around, and the single player isn't worth revisiting after all of the endings have been unlocked, Singularity is still an amazing FPS worthy of any shooters collection. You might want to rent this one just to be on the safe side but either way you look at it, there is very little to hate on here.
Pros: Aging enemy soldiers and watching their bodies turn into dust never grows old. You also have some pretty sweet firepower to blow enemies to pieces when you aren't messing with the space-time continuum.
Cons: Almost no replayability. Multiplayer lacks original content. Could have benefited from more imaginative uses of the TMD.
Excerpt: Half-Life 2 meets BioShock sounds like a good pitch for a first-person shooter. Two of the most popular and well received games of all time, squished together to create something that combines the best aspects of each, from a publisher with the financial might to make it a commercial success too.
Summary: Ultimately, then, some might view Singularity as a spirited swing followed by a sobering miss. But they’d be wrong. Taken on its own merits, Singularity’s a downright fun shooter that’ll take the edge off the summer gaming doldrums. Does it live up to its full potential? Not quite. But it’s still one hell of an awesome ride.
Pros: Inventive time manipulation powers; creative weapons; intense levels; fun story.
Conclusion: The offensiveness of the game doesn’t stand out. It is bloody, there are corpses, but the effect is creepy rather than lurid. I can see letting Teens play, especially if they can watch horror flicks. If you’re more sensitive, this one rightly rated M.
Conclusion: Again, the greatest advantage of Singularity is that it takes a lot of different elements and molds them into one constantly dynamic gaming experience. Raven Software proficiently used the best ingredients from a variety of familiar shooters, merging them into one well-polished action game that plays well in both multiplayer and the story mode. Ironically, the game's biggest strength is its one major weakness. It's just feels too recognizable at times.
Pros: Runs smoothly and remains an exciting experience all the way, with cool and diverse gameplay mechanics, plenty of different skills and weapons to try out;
Cons: A number of plot inconsistencies, even with all its features and commendable gameplay diversity, Singularity is nothing more than an average first-person shooter void of any unique characteristics that would make it stand out in a highly competitive genre.
Excerpt: Going back in time and changing the past is something we’ve all thought about. We’ve of course done it selfishly; how many mistakes have you made that you’ve wished you could go back and avoid? And obviously, a lot of us would go back in time and stop some of the world’s greatest atrocities, like strangling Hitler’s mother before she could give birth. But what we can’t always consider are the ramifications of those actions.
Conclusion: How can you go wrong with mixing a little bit of mystery in with a lot of shooting, unique weaponry, and time manipulation? While I’m not entirely sure, Singularity clearly avoided any major missteps that could have derailed its entertaining experience. The single-player campaign is great and the multiplayer component is a nice little addition, although you likely won’t feel compelled to spend a ton of time with it.