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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 Taking out enemy soldiers with a sniper rifle.
Pariah Windows Fighting some outlanders.
Pariah Windows Shooting missiles.
Pariah Windows High-tech city hubs separated by Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within-ish tunnels

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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 (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

Game Informer Magazine Windows Jun, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Pelit Windows Jun, 2005 75 out of 100 75 Xbox Jun 01, 2005 72 out of 100 72
Game Over Online Xbox Jun 03, 2005 70 out of 100 70 Xbox Jun 17, 2005 66 out of 100 66
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox Jul 30, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Daily Game Xbox Jun 22, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Worth Playing Windows Oct 16, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 19, 2005 4.8 out of 10 48
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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