Singularity's a very underrated game and it wasn't particularly well advertised, so you might not have heard of it before. The game features a Time Manipulation Device, which provides you with plasmid like powers that'll let you deal with enemies when your regular weaponry's out of ammo, or you need to reload it. The single player's got a bizarre but intriguing plot and whilst the game does have online multiplayer, it's probably best to avoid it because it comes across as a little bit slap dash. The £9.99 price tag at the merchants listed above'll save you £3 on the next best offer coming in from HMV.
As a part of this week’s Midweek Madness deal over at Steam, you can get yourself the overlooked FPS Singularity for a bargain price. With CoolShop and 365 Games out of stock, it means that the next best price is over at Game in their download section, which translates to a massive saving of over £13. I’ve heard several people state this game deserved more than it got, with an entertaining story and varied weaponry, but had developers Raven not done such a mediocre job on their previous project, Wolfenstein, perhaps people would have given it a chance. There’s no excuse to skip it with this price though, so maybe it’s time to give Singularity its dues. Thanks to merch @ HUKD!
It's quite likely that you wouldn't have heard of Singularity before, but don't let that put you off checking it out from The Game Collection, because it's a pretty good game and you'll save yourself just over £3 on the next best offer. There's no denying that it's fairly similar to Bioshock, with the Time Manipulation Device imbuing you with some nifty little powers, which you can quickly use whilst reloading whatever gun you're packing. Also, the story behind the single player is wonderfully wacky and it's probably best to avoid the multiplayer because it seems like it was thrown in at the end. Thanks to janner 66 @ HUKD.
Activision really dropped the ball on this one. They're known for their unstoppable hype machine and willingness to big up their titles to extreme levels, but completely forgot to advertise Singularity to any great degree. Which is a crying shame considering that it's really good. Solid shooting mechanics mixed with awesome time manipulation makes for a thoroughly enjoyable romp.
Note that Currys are retailing at a similar price, but have no stock for home delivery.
If you are after some cheap, derivative thrills then Singularity might be just what you are looking for. It nicks gaming tropes, mechanics and novelties from all over the place but this just adds to its enjoyment factor as you get a whole treat bag of tricks to play with. Sure its lack of visual panache is well matched by the number of glitches which call Singularity home but the combat is super fun and, unless you're a real stickler for originality, then you're bound to have a good time with this game, despite its many shortcomings. Thanks to Boughie24 at Hotukdeals!
I posted about HMV selling the 360 version of Singularity for £17.99 last week and now I am pleased to tell you that they are matching this price for PS3 owners. Considering how new the game is and how fun it is to play, this is a real bargain. Sure, it's not the prettiest title out there by a long shot and it's glitchy as hell at times but if you are looking for sheer entertainment then Singularity has a lot to offer. Thanks to its habit of nicking all kinds of gameplay ideas from other titles, it's just chockful of interesting elements to keep you engaged, all wrapped up in a delightfully ridiculous narrative. Thanks to AK Gunners at Hotukdeals!
The level of exposure that Singularity has received simply doesn't match up to how fun it is. With a fairly derivative but entertaining plot and gameplay elements pinched from all over the gaming world, you are bound to have a good time with this game. It's a bit disappointing visually and liberally sprinkled with glitches but the combat makes up for this. It's very entertaining and solid and certainly appealing to gore porn fans like myself. Considering how new this game is, it's impressive to see it available at this price already and well worth grabbing before HMV change their minds. Thanks to scott_w_1981 at Hotukdeals!
'Singularity, eh? Isn't that some sort of sci-fi thing that the crew of the Enterprise come across every now and again when the Borg have broken down and the Klingons are sleeping off a hang-over?' Seeing as Singularity didn't receive much publicity, you'd be forgiven if this was the answer you gave to somebody if they asked you what Singularity was.
For all you PC owners out there who saw Lydia's post a couple of days ago and were a little bit disappointed that the version of the game for your desktops hadn't dropped down in price, I'm happy to report that Cool Shop UK are parting with copies for £22.99. This'll save you almost £2 on the next best price of £24.85 coming in from ShopTo, but you'll need to hurry because they're down to their last few copies.
You step into Nate Renko's shoes as he heads off to Katorga-12, a supposedly abandoned island, on another black ops mission. Unfortunately, he ends up crash landing on the strange and mysterious land mass, which is home to a Russian testing facility left over from the cold war, and as he begins exploring he soon discovers that he's phasing between the present day and 1955.
In the early stages of the game the majority of your time'll be spent dealing with the mutated test subjects, who immediately take a homicidal disliking to you. However once you discover the time manipulation device you'll gain access to a whole range of powers to deal with your enemies, including the ability to rapidly age them until they turn to ash.
Ok, I know you're probably thinking, 'hmmm crash landing in a creepy environment, where you can wield weapons and powers, and part of the game's set in the 50s, . . . wait a minute this sounds an awful lot like Bioshock with a couple of changes to me'. Yes there are a few similarities, and yes it hasn't been advertised as well as some of the other titles on the market at the moment, but don't write it off because it you do you'll be missing out on a great game.
Still not convinced? Then why not check out Matt's review here.
You probably don't own Singularity, in fact you'd be forgiven if you'd never even heard of the game considering the pathetic level of exposure it has received. This is a shame as it's a decent title and a hell of a lot of fun and considering how cheaply it is available already, certainly worth picking up.
This is yet another deal that relies on the Tesco Entertainment 15% off promotional code (will it ever expire?!) but even before that is added, Tesco are boasting the best price of £26 for either console version. If you were to buy without the code then you'd stand to save £1 against the next best price (£26.99 from Gameplay), include it and you can save yourself nearly a fiver!
To chop the price down to £22.10 just enter the following voucher code at checkout: FTSL15-1
Singularity's plot sure aint the most original of narratives but it is nonetheless engrossing. On the allegedly deserted Katorga-12 a team of Black Ops soldiers, headed by protagonist Nate Renko, are investigating the discovery of some highly abnormal radiation levels. Or at least that's the plan; things go dreadfully awry when the plane gets hit by an EMP en route and the landing becomes a crash. From this point things take a turn for the decidedly bizarre as Renko discovers that those pesky Russians have discovered a way to time travel & transformed everybody on Katorga into cannibalistic monsters, all thanks to an incredibly radioactive new element that they have discovered.
The fact that the gameplay hooks are even less original than the premise, with elements nabbed from all over the gaming shop, is actually, in many ways, a very positive thing as it adds up to a conglomeration of awesomely fun gameplay pick and mix. Combat is robust, very enjoyable and never gets tedious. It's even fun just to watch, regularly drenching the screen in satisfying globs of gore. There's also a few clever puzzles thrown into the mix to keep you on your toes. It's certainly far from profound but it doesn't really matter; Singularity is a riot from start to finish.
It's not all good news of course. There's a number of glitches sprinkled throughout proceedings and, visually speaking, Singularity is a bit behind the times and certainly nothing special. Furthermore its lack of originality means, that while fun, little of the game will stay with you after you have finished.
While I would say it is a real shame that the game has been so under-exposed and it is definitely worth giving Singularity a try, you might feel a little put out spending nearly £30 on it, so it's probably worth waiting for the price to drop some more. After all at the rate it is sliding at the moment, it probably won't be long before you can get it for a tenner!
Thanks to Sharky Rocks at Hotukdeals!