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Pariah

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Released
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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
67
3.1
Xbox
71
3.3

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www.xbox.com:
    Can you survive?

    Earth, 2520 A.D. — You are Jack Mason, an outcast doctor with nothing left to lose. When your transport ship is shot down during a routine prisoner transfer, you and your infected patient find yourselves stranded deep within the most vicious prison sectors of a wasteland called "Earth" ...

    There's nowhere to turn. No one to trust. How far will you go to survive?

    • The ultimate arsenal: Choose upgradeable weapons that suit your gaming style. For example, your already deadly rocket launcher becomes a quad-warhead multi-targeting heat-seeking shoulder-mounted nuke!
    • Rich environment: Roar through the vast wastelands of Earth crushing enemies under the treads of your armoured and heavily equipped vehicles.
    • Many ways to play: Try a new twist on classic multiplayer action with vehicles and upgradeable weapons in Capture-the-Flag, Death Match, and Team Death Match plus the all-new Front Line Assault mode.
    • Ultra-realistic, fast-paced game play: Immerse in a unique combination of action and stealth that create an unprecedented gaming experience.
    • Immersive story line: Go on the ride of your life as Hollywood script writers take FPS game play to a new level.
    • Cutting edge graphics: Experience a heavily modified Unreal engine combined with state-of-the-art HAVOK™ physics technology.
    • Emergent tactical A.I.: Fight opposing forces whose tactics are based on the already spectacular Unreal A.I.; enemies are more aware of one another and work together as fierce foes.
    • Unlimited battlegrounds: Create new war zones with the exclusive M.A.P. Editor and share them with your friends and the world via system link, memory cartridge, or XboxLive™! Build and remove terrain, change the weather, adjust lighting, and fully tailor the landscapes with rocks, trees, battle stations, turrets, and more!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13018) on Sep 26, 2010.

Advertisement in Game Informer (June 2005):

    "A non-stop explosive thrill ride that that'll shake your PC and XBox to its very core..."
    -Gamedaily.com

    "Pariah is ready to stand tall as the next big step in shooters."
    -Official XBox Magazine

    PARIAH

    "...Just what the doctor ordered.
    -PC Gamer

    "...We're psyched about Pariah."
    -IGN

    Features
    • The Ultimate Arsenal of Apgradeable Weapons to suit your gaming style. Your already deadly rocket launcher becomes a quad-warhead multi-targeting heat-seeking shoulder mounted nuke!
    • Roar Through The Vast Wastelands of Earth crushing enemies under the treads of your armored and heavily equipped vehicles
    • Create Unlimited Battlegrounds with the exclusive M.A.P. Editor and share them with your friends and the world via system link, memory cartridge or Xbox Live! Build and remove terrain, change the weather, adjust lighting and fully tailor the landscapes i.e. rocks, trees, Battle Stations and Turrets
    • New Twist on Classic Multi-player Action with vehicles and upgradeable weapons in Capture-the-Flag, Death Match and Team Death Match plus the all new Front Line Assault mode
    Coming May 2005
    Can you survive?

    Contributed by Matt Neuteboom (941) on Apr 16, 2007.

www.groovegames.com - Press Release:
    GROOVE GAMES SETS OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE FOR PARIAH

    Eager Gamers Should Ready Their Skills For May 3rd

    TORONTO - January 18, 2005 - After almost a year since its unveiling, Groove Games, a global interactive entertainment software publisher, today announced the official ship date for the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah. The game, being developed by First-Person Shooter (FPS) aficionados, Digital Extremes will hit retail worldwide on May 3, 2005 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the PC.

    "Pariah is looking impressive," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Games. "The team at Digital Extremes has really pulled out all the stops to make a mark in the FPS genre with Pariah. And, on May 3rd gamers everywhere will get to experience the polish and hard work that has gone into making Pariah the next big, must-have FPS."

    Announced last March, Pariah has steadily gained awareness as a game to watch after it was awarded Biggest Surprise at the industry's Electronic Entertainment Expo by IGN.com last spring. It has been revealed that the game intertwines a compelling story, evolutionary gameplay and stunning visuals to create an impressively immersive single-player campaign as well as a fully loaded multi-player component.

    Groove Games is publishing the game in North America while Hip Interactive Europe will distribute and publish the title in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. For more information on the game visit the official website at www.pariahgame.com.

    Contributed by Spartan_234 (422) on Apr 18, 2006.

www.groovegames.com:

    IN STORES NOW!!



    "A non-stop explosive thrill ride that'll shake your PC and XBOX to its very core..."
    - GameDaily.com



    "In a word, Pariah is gorgeous..."
    - 1up



    CAN YOU SURVIVE?



    EARTH 2520 A.D.

    You are Jack Mason, an outcast doctor with nothing left to lose. When your transport ship is shot down during a routine prisoner transfer, you and your infected patient find yourselves stranded deep within the most vicious prison sectors of a wasteland called 'Earth'.

    A spiraling plunge into destruction, despair and disease. Nowhere to Turn. No one to Trust. How far will you go to survive?

    GAME FEATURES



  • The Ultimate Arsenal of upgradeable weapons to suit your gaming style. Your already deadly rocket launcher becomes a quad-warhead multi-targeting heat-seeking shoulder mounted nuke!
  • Roar through the vast wastelands of Earth crushing enemies under the treads of your armored and heavily equipped vehicles
  • Create Unlimited Battlegrounds with the exclusive M.A.P. Editor and share them with your friends and the world via system link, memory cartridge or Xbox Live! Build and remove terrain, change the weather, adjust lighting and fully tailor the landscapes i.e. rocks, trees, Battle Stations and Turrets
  • New twist on classic multi-player action with vehicles and upgradeable weapons in Capture-the-Flag, Death Match and Team Death Match plus the all new Front Line Assault mode
  • Ultra realistic, fast paced gameplay - unique combination of action and stealth create an unprecedented gaming experience
  • Immersive Storyline written by Hollywood script writers, takes FPS gameplay to a new level
  • Cutting Edge Graphics - with a heavily modified Unreal engine combined with state of the art HAVOK physics technology
  • Emergent Tactical AI - Based upon the already spectacular Unreal AI, the enemies in Pariah are more aware of one another and unite to make them fierce foes

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 13, 2005.

Press Release:

    GROOVE GAMES EXPLODES ONTO STORE SHELVES THIS WEEK WITH PARIAH



    Highly Anticipated First-Person Shooter From Digital Extremes Available on Xbox and PC

    TORONTO - May 3, 2005 - Groove Games, a global interactive entertainment software publisher, today announced the shipping of the highly touted first-person action game, Pariah. Developed by top independent development studio, Digital Extremes, Pariah hits store shelves this week on the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and the PC.

    "We're really excited to see gamers get their hands on Pariah this week," said Jon Walsh, CEO of Groove Games. "It's a great year for the first-person shooter genre and Pariah is a must-have for any gamer who loves the rush of fast-action fun gameplay and with Pariah's MAP Editor, the replay-ability is infinite."

    Pariah has steadily gained awareness as a game to watch after it was awarded Biggest Surprise at the industry's Electronic Entertainment Expo by IGN.com last spring. The game intertwines a compelling story, evolutionary gameplay and stunning visuals to create an impressively immersive single-player campaign as well as fully loaded multi-player features including the exclusive Make-And-Play (MAP) Editor.

    Pariah puts the power in gamer's hands to create their own playable environments using the tools provided in the MAP Editor. From manipulating terrain to changing weather effects to adding pre-made art objects and more, the MAP Editor harnesses the power of game developer's tools while simplifying them for anyone to use. Once created, gamers can share their maps with their friends via the internet with the PC version or through Xbox Live, memory unit, split-screen multi-player or system link with the Xbox version.

    Groove Games is publishing the game in North America while Hip Interactive Europe will publish and distribute the title in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Pariah will be in most major retail stores this week for an estimated retail price of US$49.99 on Xbox and US$39.99 on PC and an ESRB rating of 'M' for Mature. For more information on the game visit the official website at www.pariahgame.com.

    About Groove Games
    Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Groove Games is a global publisher of interactive entertainment software. Groove partners with leading developers to deliver great games for avid gamers everywhere. Currently Groove has just published Digital Extremes' cutting-edge new first-person action game, Pariah as well as co-published the highly anticipated multi-platform game, Playboy: The Mansion.

    About Digital Extremes
    For more information visit the company website at www.digitalextremes.com.

    About Xbox
    Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 13, 2005.