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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 Surprised this one, coming this close and all
Pariah Windows Doctor get the virus.
Pariah Windows About halfway through the game, wielding the machinegun in some high-tech sewers
Pariah Windows Yeah, it's easy to just float around there and shoot your computer-generated energy beams at me, just come down here...

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

TeamXbox Xbox May 03, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN Windows May 03, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Games (Germany) Windows Jun 01, 2005 74 out of 100 74
Playback Windows May, 2006 7.33 out of 10 73 Xbox May 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows May 11, 2005 67 out of 100 67 Windows May 20, 2005 66 out of 100 66
GameSpot Windows May 06, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
Darkstation Xbox Jun 14, 2005 6 out of 10 60
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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