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You play Jack, a doctor on a transport ship. The ship is transporting a woman who suffers from a previously unknown disease and who've been put in stasis to be taken to a research facility. On route the ship is shot down and you find yourself in the middle of nowhere with hostile people coming at you. In the standard first-person shooter setup you battle to uncover the truths of the disease.


Pariah Windows Fighting some outlanders.
Pariah Xbox Enemy at 11 o'clock
Pariah Xbox Some enemies have tougher armour to break.
Pariah Xbox Picking up enemy weapons and using them against them is a good strategy at times.

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Alternate Titles

  • "弃民" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Pariah. Изгой" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

A derivative shooter which moves very well, and simply works on its own terms. Windows Nick Drew (370)
A splash of imagination wouldn't have been wasted Windows Marko Poutiainen (1148)
The most enjoyable first-person shooter since Halo 2. Xbox Spartan_234 (422)

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Xbox May 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Windows Jun, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Playback Windows May, 2006 7.33 out of 10 73 Xbox May 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GamerDad Windows Jul 29, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Over Online Xbox Jun 03, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Jolt (UK) Xbox May 09, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
Worth Playing Windows Oct 16, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpy Windows May 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Thunderbolt Games Xbox May 11, 2005 6 out of 10 60


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German version

In the German version, all blood was removed and killed enemies disappear instantly.

Related Web Sites

  • Pariah (Official multilingual website)
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