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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 Big gun.
Pariah Xbox She doesn't seem to trust me.
Pariah Xbox Title screen
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 (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

IC-Games Xbox May 25, 2005 80 out of 100 80
Armchair Empire, The Xbox Jun 27, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
GameZone Windows Jun 02, 2005 6.7 out of 10 67
Daily Game Xbox Jun 22, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65
Darkstation Xbox Jun 14, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Diehard GameFan Xbox May 20, 2005 5 out of 10 50
1UP Windows Aug 03, 2005 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Xbox May 09, 2005 2.5 out of 5 50
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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