Reviews round-up: 'Singularity' (360, PC, PS3)

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The theme of sinister side-effects from Russian science has been well explored in recent years - the STALKER series and Metro 2033 were both very well received. Singularity swaps post-nuclear fallout for time travel after an entire island is subjected to a strange experiment. It's up to the player to investigate the source of these timeshifts, using a special bit of kit to negotiate the test's effects while fending off security forces and deformed beasts from the last 60 years.

Platforms: Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation 3
Released: Europe, June 25. North America, June 29.
Age rating: Mature / 18+

GameReactor SE: 9/10 "I played with a massive grin on my face"
Game Informer: 85% "The single-player game should not be missed"
Eurogamer: 8/10 "It's bonkers"
GameSpot: 8/10 "It isn't groundbreaking but it's incredibly fun"
Meristation: 8/10 "Different and most of all fun"
1UP: B+ "Beneath its flawed exterior lies a fine shooter"
IGN: 7/10 "Limited by a lack of imagination"
NowGamer: 6.7/10 "An interesting little shooter"
JeuxVideo: 12/20 "Generally well made, but not genius"
Joystiq: 3/5 "Never quite comes together"

Price: €69.99 / $59.99 (360, PS3); €59.99 / $49.99 (PC)