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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 Cryochamber in intro.
Pariah Windows Some cutscene towards the end of the game
Pariah Xbox Enemy at 11 o'clock
Pariah Windows Taking down dropships.

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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 (412)
A splash of imagination wouldn't have been wasted Windows Marko Poutiainen (1160)
The most enjoyable first-person shooter since Halo 2. Xbox Spartan_234 (464)

Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox May 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Jun 27, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78 Windows May 20, 2005 66 out of 100 66 Xbox Jun 17, 2005 66 out of 100 66
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Jul 30, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot Windows May 06, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
Worth Playing Windows Oct 16, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
Boomtown Xbox Jun 14, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 2005 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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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