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GF Rating
7.4

10075 ratings

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GF Rating
7

Good

Time Waits For No Russian or American

posted by Alchemist0 (OSSINING, NY) Oct 13, 2010

Member since Dec 2007

16 out of 18 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

You are sent to investigate an island that was unknown until recently. You suddenly find yourself swept away in a time vortex and inadvertantly save one bad man. Now, the entire world is under the control of Mother Russia. Boy, did you screw THAT one up.

And so begins "Singularity", a cross between Timeshift's time alterating abilities and a single shooter game. Starting out, you get a really weak gun and have to take out some big bad flesh eating monsters. Welcome to Russia. As you progress, you get better weapons that are stored, "Crackdown" style, in your weapons lockers. Finally, the main tool in your arsenal is the TMD or Time Manipulation Device. The name says it all, no description necessary. The objective is simple: clean up the mess you made by saving that damned C0mmie.

In the beginning, things looked grim for this game. The weapon was awful and the enemies needed about 12 rounds in them before they would go down. Then, you got the Volk shotgun, and all was well. The aiming, however, is horrible, unless you have the sniper rifle and you have the opportunity to use the scope. The ability to manipulate your surroundings with the TMD is nice but it only works on certain things (which is to be expected). You can also use it to age or regress humans, which can cause some, well, interesting results.

Overall, the game needs some tweeking and needs your patience to fully get the moves down & the weaponry necessary to be successful. Don't give up on this game after 5 minutes, it has promise!

Weapons: 8 - Needs me some grenades but really good, especially the TMD
Plot: 9 - Fix time by killing the man you saved. Check.
Achievements: 8 - Standard. Level advancement, kills with weapons, etc.
Controls: 5 - Gotta take a bunch off for poor aiming. Sucks!

Overall: 7 - Like a car on a cold day, you need to warm the engine up before you put the pedal to the floor and race off.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Back to the future(past)

posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Jun 28, 2010

Top Reviewer

Member since Apr 2010

71 out of 86 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

At first glance i thought "what is this game?" then when i got it i was blown away by how great this game looks and the uniqueness of the time bending gameplay! The story was pretty cool, the mix of Horror and Action was sweet, and the fact that you can change a 50's soldier and turn him into his dead future self is unreal! I read some of the reviews and i completely disagreed with all of the negativity, the developer Raven who was responsible for classics like Jedi Knight Outcast and Soldier of Fortune, they came back and made an incredible game! So what if it isn't Call of duty or halo?! Please don't listen to "them", the only real negative thing i have to say about this game is that it ends too quickly, but don't let that stop you from renting this!

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

a satisfactory experience

posted by etnies111 (PUNTA GORDA, FL) Sep 30, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

I went into this game not having very high hopes. I had watched the reviews, read the comments and did about as much research on this game as i could. Still i could not decide if i wanted to purchase it so i rented it instead. The first thing i would like to note about this game is the story line is original but still feels overplayed. The virus, mutant soldier and story line all feel over done and you cant help but to feel that you've done this before. What is original is the time control aspect of the game and the array of weapons that you have access to. Not only are there a large selection of weapons but they have perks as well. My personal favorite, a sniper rifle that allows you to slow down time for those perfect head shots. All in all the game was decent, graphics could have been better, and a better character dialoge was needed, but all in all a decent experience. Am i going to go out a purchase it, well no, but is it worth the rent. heck ya.

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