New and exquisite looking computer games are always something we look out for so we can offer you an in-depth review of hardware performance. Singularity is a new first person shooter that managed to fly well below our radar, despite being developed by Raven Software and published by Activision.
It wasn't until a Catrachadas employee pointed out Singularity as a game of interest last week that I even knew of its existence. Even though Singularity is based on the Unreal Engine 3 – like a few dozen or more games released in recent years – we were still excited to see how the current hardware handled it.
Launching today for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms, Singularity has been causing quite a stir lately with the supposedly exciting single player campaign (we haven't gotten to fully play the game) and gameplay The Paradigm, that it represents gives you a "time manipulation device" that you can play with and use as a weapon.
Before we get into the performance results, here is some backstory information.
The game takes place on a mysterious island called "Katorga-12", where Russian experiments with E99 took place at the height of the Cold War. Sometime in 1950, a terrible disaster known as the "Singularity" occurred on the island, and the island's existence was covered up by the Russian government.
The player controls Nate Renko, an Air Force pilot who is sent to investigate bizarre radiation emissions from the island in order to land there. After regaining consciousness, Nate finds the TMD (Time Manipulation Device) and discovers that the island is constantly changing between 1950 and 2010.
He also meets Victor Barisov, the scientist in charge of the Katorga-12 experiments, who reveals that a man named Nikolai Demichev is on the island to try to restart it on a much larger scale, resulting in an unthinkable disaster could lead. During the quest for Demichev, the player will have to deal with enemy Russian forces and the terribly mutated flora, fauna and former inhabitants of the island in both time periods, some of whom have developed their own time manipulation powers.