Singularity has a plot full of twists and turns. The basic summary is thus: gamers play as Captain Nathaniel Renko, who is sent with his squad to invenstirage a electromatic surge coming from an uninhabited island. After a crash landing, Renko starts to phase between 1955 and the present day. He learns an evil madman has taken over the world and he needs the Time Manipulation Device to save the world. There are a few different endings to the game that keep it interesting but don't leave much in the way of replay value.
The core of the gameplay and parts of the story comes from using the TMD. Renko can create a bubble that freezes time within it. He can rebuild objects as well as age them. He can grab items and throw them. He can also age enemies, monsters and the soldiers. Along the way you can upgrade his abilities and upgrade his weapons. He can only carry two weapons at a time, a common theme in many of today’s games.
Overall, I would say Singularity is around 10 hours long. Considering a lot of AAA, $60 FPS games are shorter than that it seems gamers will get their money's worth out of the Singularity.
The game is linear but it has a few surprises along the way. The sound effects are excellent, from the creepiness of the abandoned facility on the island to the roar of the 1950s mixed in with present time. The time travel creates a neat visual effect and a storytelling affect. These gives Singularity ample time to shine and set itself apart from other FPS games.
The graphics are showing their age and the game does have a few hiccups here and there. But the game is fun so most gamers will overlook these issues. The multiplayer has two modes, one of them is like Team Deathmatch, creatures vs humans and extermination. Extermination has players trying to control beacons. Everyone is using their TMDs and this makes it much more fun than it should be.
If anything, gamers could compare Singularity to a poor man's BioShock Infinite or Deus Ex HR. There are lots of interesting elements but it doesn’t seem like it has the polish of the other two games I mentioned. The game does show its age but this doesn’t mean its not fun. There are still people playing the multiplayer and the best part is Singularity can be found for under $13 on Amazon and makes a great game to trade to Goozex.