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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 Prepping for some close combat
Pariah Xbox Taking out the enemy vehicle coming from the opposite direction.
Pariah Windows Cryochamber in intro.
Pariah Xbox Taking out enemy soldiers with a sniper rifle.

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

IC-Games Xbox May 25, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Console Obsession Xbox May 31, 2010 8 out of 10 80
Worth Playing Xbox May 09, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
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
GameSpot Windows May 06, 2005 6.3 out of 10 63
Worth Playing Windows Oct 16, 2005 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpot Xbox May 04, 2005 5.9 out of 10 59 (UK) Xbox May 12, 2005 5 out of 10 50
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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