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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 Sprinting
Pariah Windows Cryochamber in intro.
Pariah Windows Some cutscene towards the end of the game
Pariah Xbox Prepping for some close combat

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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 (412)
A splash of imagination wouldn't have been wasted Windows Marko Poutiainen (1160)
The most enjoyable first-person shooter since Halo 2. Xbox Spartan_234 (460)

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Windows May 09, 2005 8.1 out of 10 81
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Jun, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game Chronicles Windows Jun 10, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Pelit Windows Jun, 2005 75 out of 100 75
Jolt (UK) Xbox May 09, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Windows May 11, 2005 67 out of 100 67
Worth Playing Windows Oct 16, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpy Windows May 27, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 19, 2005 4.8 out of 10 48 Windows May 20, 2005 6 out of 20 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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