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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 Sniping
Pariah Xbox When woman is driving men are falling down, literally.
Pariah Windows Some cutscene towards the end of the game
Pariah Xbox Loading screens vaguely depict where you are at the moment.

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
GameZone Xbox May 23, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Chronicles Windows Jun 10, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP Xbox May 02, 2005 B 75
Playback Windows May, 2006 7.33 out of 10 73 Xbox Jun 01, 2005 72 out of 100 72 Xbox May 06, 2005 14 out of 20 70 Xbox Jun 17, 2005 66 out of 100 66
ActionTrip Windows May 12, 2005 60 out of 100 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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