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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 Shooting missiles.
Pariah Xbox Title screen
Pariah Xbox That could be considered a miss, unless that stone was the target.
Pariah Xbox Taking out the enemy vehicle coming from the opposite direction.

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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

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2005 82 out of 100 82
IGN Xbox May 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Jun 27, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
1UP Xbox May 02, 2005 B 75 Xbox Jun 01, 2005 72 out of 100 72 Xbox May 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
Jolt (UK) Xbox May 09, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Windows May 06, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
GameSpot Xbox May 04, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59


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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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