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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 Xbox She doesn't seem to trust me.
Pariah Xbox Holding your ground against the scavengers
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)

The Press Says

games xtreme Xbox May 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jun, 2005 82 out of 100 82
IGN Xbox May 02, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Playback Windows May, 2006 7.33 out of 10 73
Worth Playing Xbox May 09, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2005 68 out of 100 68
GameZone Windows Jun 02, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67 Windows May 20, 2005 66 out of 100 66
GameSpy Windows May 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Diehard GameFan Xbox May 20, 2005 5 out of 10 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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