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Pariah

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MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
67
3.1
Xbox
71
3.3

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)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Windows 19 3.1
Xbox 4 3.3
Combined MobyScore 23 3.1


The Press Says

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90
Xboxgames xtreme
Pariah is a good solid game that I feel has come under a lot of harsh pressure to beat the established FPS: When it’s actually about telling the story of a doomed world, a broken man and someone that has more secrets than they’d care to tell. Pariah should not be compared to the other games out there, it should be played on its own and enjoyed for the sturdy experience it is, it’s not going to ever overshadow the market leaders but as long as you enjoy it, can play it and experience no show-stopping bugs from it – it’s a game that deserves your attention. I found the game dragged me into the world the script-writers and developers had created, and I wanted to find out more rather than just slogging through the enemies, for me it became a personal vendetta against the bad-guys as they were preventing me from uncovering the truth – a truth that I knew would lead to more questions. If a game can do that with me, then it’s well worth my time.
89
XboxGame Chronicles
Pariah is a worthy contender in the FPS marketplace, and while I personally enjoyed it more than Halo I’m not delusional enough to think that it would ever replace it. But there is enough quality content and challenging gameplay to earn this title a spot on your gaming shelf.
85
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Even with this major drawback hindering the experience, Pariah's high-caliber gameplay is hard to deny. You'll tip your hat toward Digital Extremes every time you see a gas tank mounted on the back of an adversary catch fire and explode, and you'll have a hard time setting the controller down once you hop online. Digital Extremes provided a rip-roaring play, but neglected to make it mean something.
85
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Even with this major drawback hindering the experience, Pariah's high-caliber gameplay is hard to deny. You'll tip your hat toward Digital Extremes every time you see a gas tank mounted on the back of an adversary catch fire and explode, and you'll have a hard time setting the controller down once you hop online. Digital Extremes provided a rip-roaring play, but neglected to make it mean something.
82
XboxTeamXbox
Pariah may not be the next step in FPS gaming, but it holds its own against any shooter in the Xbox library. The single-player campaign is mindless, action-packed fun, with a few setbacks in the way of enemy AI and issues in tying the story together. The upgradeable weapons are a blast (wow, bad pun), and the online multiplayer may not have the depth of Halo 2, but it’s just as fun. With only a handful of FPS games left on the current Xbox platform, Pariah should be remembered for being one of the better ones.
82
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Hoewel de singleplayer campagne veel te kort is, valt er nog heel wat lol te beleven met het multiplayer gedeelte van deze degelijke shooter.
81
WindowsPC Zone
Pariah is a good, solid game that could have been so much more - although it was in deep, dark danger of having its score slashed due to its brevity (I clocked in at around the ten-hour mark). Thankfully though, the enjoyable multiplayer and (quite ingenious) level design program keep its head above water. There were clearly some fundamentally good ideas being thrown about during the development of Pariah, but unfortunately a fair number of them have been lost in transit - not least the stuff they were aiming for with the story. The game can and will entertain, but both myself and its creator were clearly expecting better, brighter and more narratively-coherent things.
80
XboxConsole Obsession
It’s these physics coupled with satisfying weaponry that makes Pariah in to such a wonderful shooter. The single player may be short, but the multiplayer does give the game much needed legs and the mapmaker whilst not perfect is a powerful tool, that is amazingly easy to use. Did we mention that we particularly liked the death animations?
80
XboxIC-Games
Sadly Pariah isn’t quite the Halo beater we had hoped for though, but it still stands head and shoulders above most of the other shooters released on the Xbox this year. The single player mode may well be a short (but equally enjoyable experience) but once you sign into Xbox Live and start creating and downloading those user created maps, Pariah soon evolves into one of the most enthralling multiplayer experiences in the Xbox Catalogue.
80
XboxMS Xbox World
Pariah seems to have had a lot to live up to, what with comparisons being made with other games and the like. On its own merits, Pariah is a fairly standard first person shooter that plays pretty good despite some minor flaws here and there. The weapons upgrades are a cool feature (although maybe this is just another way of limiting the amount of weapons in the game) and the map making is a welcome addition if you have access to Xbox Live. On the whole I can recommend Pariah as a decent rental that you might wish to purchase after checking it out first. If you are not grabbed in the first hour or so of play then maybe it’s not for you. As it stands Pariah is a welcome addition to the Xbox library of games and with its fun multiplayer will no doubt keep you entertained for some time.
80
WindowsGame Informer Magazine
Beyond the great game types and numerous maps, the simple but extremely powerful map maker gives Pariah some long legs to run on. I'm a sucker for a great story, which is why this game left a little sour in my mouth, but don't miss out on its other great features because you share that same disappointment.
80
XboxGame Informer Magazine
Beyond the great game types and numerous maps, the simple but extremely powerful map maker gives Pariah some long legs to run on. I'm a sucker for a great story, which is why this game left a little sour in my mouth, but don't miss out on its other great features because you share that same disappointment.
80
XboxIGN
Gamer's opinion of Pariah will probably change vastly with their expectations. While the game promises many of the same features of the best shooters on Xbox, it doesn't quite meet them terms of quality. The single player game is enjoyable but it is over quickly and the driving and rail shooting elements are substandard. The online modes and map editor will provide gamers with a ton of content, but I don't see this game replacing my current Xbox Live standbys. FPS junkies who are wowed by pretty visuals should give this game a spin.
80
WindowsPC Action
Ein Virus, das übermächtige Kräfte verleiht? Ich verstehe gar nicht, warum sich der Doc so anstellt. Ich würde den Erreger mit Kusshand in meiner Blutbahn begrüßen. Moralisten-Sack! Anstatt mit dem Erfinder genüsslich einen zu heben, hetzt Mason über den Planeten und plättet alles, was ihm vor die Wumme kommt. Optisch und spielerisch bietet Pariah zwar nicht viel Neues, dennoch fesselt das Action-Feuerwerk für acht bis zehn Stunden an den Bildschirm. Länger dauert der Einzelspieler-Modus nicht. Außerdem verstehe ich nicht, was Herr Mason an Karina findet. Wenn eine Dame nach dem ersten Treffen einen Zickanfall nach dem anderen erleidet, sollte man tunlichst die Finger von der Braut lassen! Aber bei dem Gesicht muss der Doktor halt nehmen, was er bekommt. Gell, Ciszewski?
79
XboxGameZone
Pariah is a decent game that I believe would have been better if it was released before Halo 2 hit the world. Another thing that would have made this game better is if the developers took another month to thoroughly polish the game or at least make sure there was no framerate drop. All in all if you are in the need for a FPS then check this game out at your local videogame rental store.
78
XboxWham! gaming
When push comes to shove, Pariah is a solid FPS. Everything it does, though not done expansively, is done very well. Most importantly, it has the all-important replayability that can sometimes make or break a game. This game stands up to any FPS out right now, and surpasses some.
78
XboxArmchair Empire, The
There are a few flaws that fracture Pariah as a game, but a better-than-you’d-expect single-player mode coupled with a very good online setup give Pariah enough of an advantage over other Halo wannabes as a perfect alternative to the mass contingent of Xbox FPS online gamers that play Halo 2.
78
WindowsIGN
When games like Half-Life and Unreal started coming out, everything changed for the action arena in terms of story and intensity. As FPS dedicated developers traded blows for the next several years trying to claim the shooter crown, the ideas of what made an FPS successful were cut so deep that some games couldn't seem to claw their way out. Breaking out can be hard for even the most dedicated and well versed development crews. While there are some that do manage to srabble up that slipper slope, it probably comes as no surprise that Pariah, while containing some good ideas, settles a little too easily into the groove molded by so many that have come and gone before.
75
Xbox1UP
Pariah's virtues, ultimately, are adult virtues: it's a solid, serious, deeply competent game. This competence may not prove an adequate substitute for the moment-to-moment buzz of the mindless FPS in its terminally adolescent pomp. But if you have to grow up sometime, there are vastly worse ways to go.
75
Windows1UP
Pariah's virtues, ultimately, are adult virtues: it's a solid, serious, deeply competent game. This competence may not prove an adequate substitute for the moment-to-moment buzz of the mindless FPS in its terminally adolescent pomp. But if you have to grow up sometime, there are vastly worse ways to go.
75
WindowsPelit
Digital Extremes on tunnettu Epicin ohella Unreal Tournamenteistaan ja nyt firman uusin scifiräiskintä on valmis. Tällä kertaa yksinpeli ei ole pelkkää bottimatsia, vaan mukana on juonellinen yksinpeliseikkailu.
75
WindowsGame Chronicles
While this title won’t win most original content for 2005, nor will it break the sales record, it offers several solid additions to the FPS world. You will face countless threats through 18 levels, in both urban and wilderness settings. Your health system is composed of 4 bars that regenerate during inactivity. You can supplement these bars with a healing tool that refills to full levels and even can be upgraded (much like the weapons) to add more bars. I found this pretty forgiving on the player, maybe not as easy as Cold Winter with it’s unlimited health pack; just play smart and you won’t be frustrated.
74
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Noch nachhaltig von Far Cry (dt.) und Half-Life 2 beeindruckt, habe ich mich ziemlich apathisch durch Pariah geballert. Nichts hat mich in diesem schablonenartigen Ego-Shooter staunend innehalten lassen. Andererseits gibt´s auch wenig, das man diesem Spiel wirklich ankreiden kann. Die Action ist solide, die Waffen machen rums, die Fahrzeuge sind eine nette Abwechslung - der Spielablauf ist schon okay, irgendwie. Die im Vorfeld mit Trommelwirbel angekündigte Story nervt mich noch am meisten: Ich jage in Computerspielen gern Bösewichter mit Charakter, doch in Pariah entsteht einfach kein richtiges Feindbild.
73
WindowsPlayback
Pariah jest tytułem dobrym, pod warunkiem, że wgrasz wszystkie dostępne łatki (naprawiają sporą ilość błędów, naprawdę warto). Oprócz bardzo dobrej grafiki, ciekawej oprawy muzycznej zapewni Ci około 15 godzin gry na średnim poziomie trudności. Niby to nie jest dużo, ale myślę, że gdyby to trwało więcej mogłoby zacząć się nudzić.
73
XboxMAN!AC
Grafik ist nicht alles: Um bei der Fülle an Xbox-Shootern herauszustechen, muss ein Spiel schon etwas Besonderes bieten. Digital Extremes versucht bei "Pariah" augenscheinlich über die ansehnliche Optik Aufmerksamkeit zu erregen. Doch hinter der hübschen Fassade verstecken sich unschöne Mängel: unorigineller Spielverlauf, dümmliche KI-Gegner, heftige Ruckelattacken sowie eine nur halbherzig erzählte Story werfen den Shooter im Konkurrenzkampf zurück. Warum "Pariah" trotz technischen Schwächen für Unterhaltung sorgt, liegt an der tadellosen, wenn auch standardisierten Action-Atmosphäre und dem aufrüstbaren Waffenarsenal. Zudem gefällt der Multiplayermodus durch eine Vielzahl an Spielmodi und den gelungenen Karteneditor.
73
WindowsGamigo
Dicke Chance vertan! So hart muss man leider mit Pariah ins Gericht gehen. Die Messlatte für Shooter ist inzwischen einfach mörderisch hoch und da reicht es nicht, nur einen gut bis befriedigenden Vertreter dieser Gattung auf die Spielergemeinschaft loszulassen.
72
XboxGamesmania
Pariah ist für mich eine klare Enttäuschung – obwohl ich das Spiel als Unreal 2-Fan nicht gleich als Totalpleite werten würde, hat Digital Extremes einfach Potenzial verschenkt. Gute Ideen und eine solide Technik reichen eben nicht für einen Hit, wenn auf der anderen Seite grundlegende Designmängel den Spielspaß trüben. Das unlogische Leveldesign und die ungeschickte Platzierung der Waffen sind nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, sollten aber einem Top-Titel nicht passieren. Ähnlich geht es auch der Story: Kündigte Digital Extremes im Vorfeld an, Pariah werde vor allem durch eine erwachsene, spannende Geschichte fesseln, so ist das Ergebnis leider ein schlechter Witz. Im Ergebnis ist Pariah also ein durchweg durchschnittlicher Shooter, auf den höchstens Unreal-Fans ohne aktuelles Futter oder Freunde von Mehrspielerpartien einen Blick werfen sollten.
72
WindowsGamesmania
Pariah ist für mich eine klare Enttäuschung – obwohl ich das Spiel als Unreal 2-Fan nicht gleich als Totalpleite werten würde, hat Digital Extremes einfach Potenzial verschenkt. Gute Ideen und eine solide Technik reichen eben nicht für einen Hit, wenn auf der anderen Seite grundlegende Designmängel den Spielspaß trüben. Das unlogische Leveldesign und die ungeschickte Platzierung der Waffen sind nur die Spitze des Eisbergs, sollten aber einem Top-Titel nicht passieren. Ähnlich geht es auch der Story: Kündigte Digital Extremes im Vorfeld an, Pariah werde vor allem durch eine erwachsene, spannende Geschichte fesseln, so ist das Ergebnis leider ein schlechter Witz. Im Ergebnis ist Pariah also ein durchweg durchschnittlicher Shooter, auf den höchstens Unreal-Fans ohne aktuelles Futter oder Freunde von Mehrspielerpartien einen Blick werfen sollten.
71
XboxWorth Playing
Fresh out of the box, Pariah not worth looking into. If it catches on and gamers start putting together some interesting custom maps, it may eventually mature into a decent multiplayer shooter. In the meantime, there are tons of great action games on the Xbox, and you probably haven’t played them all. Go check out one of them instead.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Si Pariah a de quoi distraire ceux qui apprécient les FPS en général, notamment grâce à l'intervention de divers engins à piloter et d'un éditeur de niveaux, le jeu déçoit en contrepartie au niveau technique avec une réalisation qui n'exploite pas vraiment les capacités de la console et une IA défaillante. De plus, l'action est un peu trop basique et dépourvue d'une once de réflexion, ce qui l'obligera à rester un cran en-dessous de ce que l'on a vu de mieux jusqu'à présent dans ce domaine.
70
XboxKombo.com
On a console over populated with first person shooters, there's nothing exceptionally special or unique about Pariah. If you really want to play it, give the game a rental. However, if you can envision spending hours constructing maps of genious design, then go ahead and pick the game up.
70
XboxGame Over Online
I can see ambition in the eyes of Pariah, but the sci-fi shooter falls short of its mark and as a result, the gaming experience is average at best. The upgradeable weapons and map editor are solid gold features, but a confusing plot, uninspiring indoor environments, predictable AI and occasional visual quirks hinder its best intentions. There are just too many good shooters available on the Xbox to really recommend Pariah. If your curiosity is peaked, a rental should be the cure.
70
WindowsGameguru Mania
For those of you who have been FPS lovers for a long time, this game may just be a variation on a theme. However, there's nothing you have not played before.
70
WindowsBoomtown
The hype from Pariah has been growing in my mind for quite some time, since I first spoke with members of the development team about their all new project, before it was even publicly revealed.
70
WindowsYahoo! Games
Picture this. You're a doctor, recently booted down to a lousy security detail. While babysitting the transport of a woman in suspended animation, your ship is blasted out of the sky. On the ground, soldiers in impersonal body armor carrying machine guns surround the wreckage. Most of us would play dead or try to negotiate. But not Jack Mason, hero of Pariah. This guy picks up some weapons and dashes into a perfectly average first-person shooter.
70
WindowsGamerDad
Pariah is the latest game based on the Unreal graphics engine and does a great job showing off what the engine is capable of delivering. The outdoor and indoor environments are very well realized. There are nice lighting and weapon effects as well as detailed characters and animations. But aside from the nice looking graphics and one other unique feature, there is not much of interest. The single player portion is short even by today's standards, and the multiplayer is sub-par in the current competitive landscape. The price is rapidly dropping though, making this a possible budget bargain for a few hours of entertainment.
69
XboxJolt (UK)
When playing Pariah you may find yourself pausing to scratch your head either because the story doesn’t make much sense, or because you’re simply wondering why the game was so blatantly pushed out the door without even half of the polish it needed to live up to the hype that has been created – and we’ll be the first to admit our own share of responsibility. In the end all it boils down to is the fact that Pariah just isn’t all that much fun to play.
69
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Pariah stellt einen neuen Rekord auf: In sechs Stunden hatte ich bisher noch kein anderes Spiel durch. Gruß an die Entwickler: Setzen, sechs! Auch sonst enttäuscht mich das "nur" gute Spiel, denn die wenigen großen Momente peppen die Standard-Ballerei kaum auf. Immer wieder nerven unnötige Fleißaufgaben, ideenlose Suche-Schalter-dann-öffnet-sich-die-Tür-Rätsel und teilweisen selten dämliche Gegner. Dafür machen die coolen Waffen viel Spaß., Mit einem voll aufgerüsteten Granatwerfer ganze Gegnerhorden umzuholzen, macht mächtig Laune. Und dank der Unreal-2-Engine komme ich bei Pariah trotz Far Cry und Co. auch heute noch an manchen Stellen ins Staunen.
68
WindowsPC Powerplay
Ein Paria ist ein Ausgestoßener sagt das Lexikon. Also jemand, den kaum einer lieb hat. Den keiner kauft. Pariah ist ein Paria. Ausgestoßen aus der Gesellschaft der PC-Spieler.
67
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Pariah lijkt gemaakt met de idee 'als je Halo goed vond, probeer Pariah dan ook eens'. Jammer genoeg faalt het game net op dat ene punt dat voor shooters zo heel belangrijk is: het afvuren van een wapen!
67
WindowsGameZone
In Pariah, you play as Dr. Jack Mason, a disillusioned, anti-authority field medic. Having recently been transferred to the now wasteland-filled Earth, the good doctor must escort a prisoner with a strange new virus. Well, no sooner than you can say "plot twist" Jack and his prisoner, Katrina are shot down into the very wastelands that they were flying out of. Again, in almost predictable fashion, Jack now has the same odd virus that Katrina has and is forced to basically kill anyone who gets in his way. Which is made all the more difficult with a plot that has no real cohesiveness.
66
Xbox4Players.de
Digital Extremes tut mir wirklich Leid: Die UTs dieser Welt sind spitze, an Unreal 2 habe ich auch noch größtenteils schöne Erinnerungen – aber Pariah wirkt einfach hingeschludert! Das uninspirierte Leveldesign, die langweilige Story, die immergleichen Gegner, die unsympathischen Helden, die maue Kollisionsabfrage, das lästige Speichersystem; all das sieht nach dem »Och, lasst uns einfach mal einen Shooter basteln, wird schon super werden!«-Motto aus. Es fehlt einfach die Liebe, die Zuckerstücke, die cleveren Ideen; einfach alles, was einen Oberklasse-Shooter ausmacht! Pariah orientiert sich offensichtlich an Unreal 2 und Halo, ohne jedoch an eines der beiden Spiele ranzukommen. Es ist beileibe kein schlechter Shooter – oh nein, da gibt es viel schlimmere Auswüchse! Aber man wird beim Zocken nie das Gefühl los, dass die Entwickler einfach mal Urlaub gemacht haben, und die Programmierpraktikanten ran durften.
65
XboxPAL Gaming Network (PALGN)
Despite its many flaws, Pariah is a solid FPS. It’ll never go down as one of the greats, but any FPS fan looking for something to occupy them in this barren time of year should give this a go. But given its length and lack of online activity, I’d certainly advise to shop around first.
65
XboxDaily Game
There's nothing we having seen here that wasn't done better almost eight years ago
63
WindowsGameSpot
Though the overused backdrop of World War II has probably surpassed it recently, science fiction and first-person shooting still go hand in hand. The near-future settings of many action games let developers both insert all manner of laser guns into them and spin tales of futures gone awry. Digital Extremes' Pariah is just such a game, giving users access to a small arsenal of impossible weaponry, while having the story take place in a war-torn world of the future. While the backdrop may still have some life left in it, Pariah's combat, story, and weapons loadout are all positively lifeless, making the game feel like nothing more than an also-ran shooter that barely stands on its own, let alone stands up to the genre's best.
62
WindowsWorth Playing
Pariah focuses on a robust immersive storyline that weaves survival elements into the traditional run-and-gun style of first-person action games.
60
XboxThunderbolt Games
When it comes down to it, Pariah is nothing more than just another shooter. While its map maker is excellent, the rest of the game lags behind in mediocrity. The singleplayer is hampered by poor attention to detail and a story which confuses the player right from the beginning. Get together with some friends and you'll probably have a lot of fun in multiplayer, but at the end of the day, you'll be wondering why you didn't choose something better to play. Halo 2 features superior single- and multiplayer modes, better visuals and audio, tighter gameplay and all for the same price as Pariah. This is by no means a bad game, it just doesn't give you a good enough reason to play it, let alone buy it.
60
XboxDarkstation
Pariah is what I would call an average first person shooter on a console that is full and rich of these sorts of games. The game has some nice touches, like the map editor, but in the long run it's just not a good enough FPS to stand out against the rest of the Xbox library. If you really need a FPS, then this makes a good rental, but it doesn't deserve anything more than that.
60
XboxBoomtown
It's by no means a bad game, not at all. Those of you that love a sci-fi shooter may actually really enjoy playing it. As I said though, it tries too hard to be Halo rather than finding its own niche in the market and comes across as a game that doesn't try hard enough. There are moments of enjoyment, but not enough to recommend this to the average game. In the word's of the legendary Roy Walker, "It's good, but it's not right."
60
XboxGame Critics
Had Pariah been released five or six years ago, it would have been at the forefront of its genre. However, it's ended as merely another forgettable entry in the overcrowded first-person shooter genre. While competent enough to satisfy hardcore fans between better games, Pariah never really takes off and brings its ideas to fruition. It is at best at second-tier shooter that rides the waves of its peers instead of making them.
60
WindowsUOL Jogos
No fim das contas "Pariah" é mais um daqueles jogos competentes, que possui algumas boas sacadas, mas que falha nos aspectos importantes. Num gênero tão competitivo como o tiro em primeira pessoa, principalmente no Xbox e PC, esses fatores podem pesar mais do que deveriam. Mesmo assim, vale a pena conferir o enredo que tem uma premissa interessante e foge um pouco do tema da Segunda Guerra Mundial, tão em voga na atualidade.
60
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Ne tournons pas autour du pot, Pariah est décevant. Décevant d'abord au niveau de la réalisation loin d'égaler celle des gros FPS du moment comme Half-Life 2, Doom 3 ou encore Far Cry. Décevant ensuite au niveau de la durée de vie du mode histoire beaucoup trop courte. Décevant enfin lorsqu'on voit la manière dont l'IA a été programmée. Vos adversaires font en effet preuve d'une débilité extrême : ils ne fuient pas lorsqu'on leur lance une grenade, ne réagissent pas quand on leur tire dessus de loin... Au final, la concurrence féroce en matière de FPS sur PC est fatale à Pariah qui se retrouve dès lors relégué dans la catégorie des petits jeux sympathiques sans plus.
60
WindowsActionTrip
What really irks me about this game, more than anything else, is how Digital Extremes trumped it as some mind-blowing game with revolutionary elements to it and a "Hollywood written" awesome storyline. All that hype proved to be very false. I'm very glad I tried before I bought. 2Lions tagged it well, Pariah's an average shooter that offers an average degree of entertainment. If you're simply a big fan of mindless first-person-shooters in general (like I am), then you will marginally enjoy Pariah. But only marginally. So, buy this game when it starts going for 10-20 bucks. That sounds about right for the value of the game.
60
WindowsGameSpy
Digital Extremes, the outfit responsible for Unreal and Unreal Tournament games, has shown that it's capable of excellent gameplay and sexy graphics engines. It's only a matter of time before this development house knocks a single-player rocket out of the park with a Half-Life level tour-de-force. It just needs to concentrate more on level design, logical puzzles, and instilling its games with other touches of greatness. As it stands, there are any number of shooters you should check out before grabbing Pariah.
59
XboxGameSpot
Pariah seems to be built on the concept of "if you liked Halo, then try this one out." But the game simply can't make the act of firing a weapon interesting, and this plagues every mode in it. When you toss in cutscenes that don't move the story along in a useful way, you've got a game that doesn't live up to the standards of the genre in any way whatsoever. The Xbox has certainly done better than Pariah, so there's no need to spend time trudging through its uninteresting adventure.
50
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Honestly, it looks like Digital Extremes spent its entire time perfecting the proprietary map editor (which works fantastically) instead of making the game fun. Six more months of dev time and a complete rewrite of the script could’ve made this a good game. Some free advice to Pariah’s publisher, Hip Interactive: Drop the price and repackage this as an awesome introduction to mapmaking with a couple of decent sample levels.
50
XboxGameSpy
I'd hoped for more from Pariah. But in the cold light of day it's simply another FPS that falls halfway between memorable extremes.
50
XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
Well, enough of you have bought it anyway that it's already been propelled into the UK Top 10, but if you were biding your time for a few more reviews to appear our advice is to check it out first. Get a demo, or rent it to find out if you thought it was as uninspiring as we did. Pariah certainly isn't committing any real gaming crimes in what it's doing, but suffers a harsh fate for coming out just on the cusp of the next generation and looking like a tired me-too effort that does virtually nothing that half a dozen other similar games haven't already done far better.
50
Windows1UP
Honestly, it looks like Digital Extremes spent its entire time perfecting the proprietary map editor (which works fantastically) instead of making the game fun. Six more months of dev time and a complete rewrite of the script could've made this a good game. Some free advice to Pariah's publisher, Hip Interactive: Drop the price and repackage this as an awesome introduction to mapmaking with a couple of decent sample levels.
48
XboxXboxAddict
An open note to ALL game developers, not just Pariah's: Give us something new and revolutionary! Being in tight spots and having to fight armies of (insert any warm blooded mammal here)is getting tiresome. It's time to give buyers of $50-$60 games the content that we're paying for. It was fun for awhile but we want your best and newest now!
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WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Бессмысленную беготню подают на завтрак, обед и ужин. Враги ловко выскакивают из-за укрытий, когда наш подопечный наступает на триггер, и с вероятностью 50% впадают в глубокий умственный ступор. Долгие часы ожидания в засаде разрушительно действуют на хрупкий рассудок негодяев (в особенности тех, кому досталась ракетница — эти камикадзе не боятся стрелять из нее в упор!). Отстрел глупых тушек разбавляют поездки на транспорте. Сцена погони на военизированном джипе, миниатюрное побоище с "бигфутом" в главной роли, кувыркание по ухабам на вездеходе со сбитым прицелом занимают в сумме 10 минут игрового времени.
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WindowsPC Arena - Game Arena
Pariah jest dość nietypową grą. Nie trzymająca się kupy fabuła, przeciętna grafika, straszne sterowanie i koszmarna sztuczna inteligencja wrogów sprawiają, że w ogóle nie powinno się sięgać po tę grę. Gra została jednak stworzona na silniku Unreal Tournament 2004 więc przynajmniej tryb multi jest warty zainteresowania. Nie zmienia to faktu, że lepszy multiplayer i w dodatku niższą cenę posiada polski Painkiller, tak więc Pariah kupią jedynie fanatycy FPS-ów, którzy są ciekawi trybu dla wielu graczy.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Pariah est la dernière production de Digital Extremes, les développeurs de la technologie utilisée par la série Unreal et plus particulièrement par UT2004. En général, ce genre de pedigrée est plutôt encourageant, hélas, une bonne technologie ne fait pas tout, et c’est ce que nous allons voir.