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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 After the crash... searching for survivors.
Pariah Windows The mysterious woman
Pariah Xbox That could be considered a miss, unless that stone was the target.

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 (371)
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
PC Action Windows Jun 16, 2005 80 out of 100 80
1UP Windows May 02, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 01, 2005 74 out of 100 74
Gamigo Windows May 18, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
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
GameSpy Xbox May 09, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
PC Arena - Game Arena Windows Apr 14, 2008 3 out of 10 30


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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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