Pariah PC

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 8 out of 32
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  1. Bob
    May 3, 2005
    10
    Great game. Much better than Halo 2. Great gameplay, graphics, sound and music.
  2. Raduneo
    May 3, 2005
    10
    Great game. Play it a few dozens of others in order to know if it's good or not. on't jump to conclusion! The single player is great and has an amazing story, multiplayer is very fun and the MAP editor rocks!
  3. JaySun
    May 3, 2005
    10
    PROS: - Great graphics - enemies look solid, helmets crack open - Destructable environments - nice touch! - Engine is great - ragdoll physics rock - enemy carthwheels all the way! - Grenade launcher w/ remote is addicting - Sniper laser-spots add a unique twist - Map editor is excellent - AI can be suprising* Getting sprayed with gunfire from multiple enemies is a trip. - WEC upgrades add PROS: - Great graphics - enemies look solid, helmets crack open - Destructable environments - nice touch! - Engine is great - ragdoll physics rock - enemy carthwheels all the way! - Grenade launcher w/ remote is addicting - Sniper laser-spots add a unique twist - Map editor is excellent - AI can be suprising* Getting sprayed with gunfire from multiple enemies is a trip. - WEC upgrades add a breath of fresh air. Very cool feature - Earth based levels with human enemies prove to be more fun than tired aliens, zombies, and monsters (which saturate every other title on the market). CONS: - No four player splitscreen - lame! - Dodgy framerate at times - Dying enemy sounds: how many times do I have to hear the same "Aaaaghh!"? - Controls are a bit sticky, not as smooth as other FPS's. Moving around obstacles isn't as smooth as it could be. - AI is hit and miss. *Sometimes brilliant and tricky, other times dumb as a rock. It's hit and miss, but usually on the money. - Switching between healing tool, bonesaw, and weapons can be tricky at times - especially when under heavy fire. Practice makes perfect - Black and white manual? THE VERDICT: 8 out of 10. Just buy the damn game. It's a great breather from Halo 2, and proves to be distinctly different. This is a must-have Xbox live title that is loaded with cool features, fresh twists on a familiar FPS theme, and excellent graphics. Expand
  4. Jabba
    Dec 17, 2005
    8
    Bad: lots of minor faults, very unoriginal and boring story good: great weapon-upgrade system, graphics, sound and physics and it's the first time I replayed a game immediately after finishing it!
  5. Terp
    Feb 6, 2007
    10
    Its harder to rate this for PC, a system with a lot of great shooters already Pariah was like Chronicles of Riddick similarly dark and nihilistic, while beautiful. This was actually a great game. The AI takes some getting used to and is initially frustrating just because it's so easy to get killed senselessly (ie. running in guns blazing). They exhibit tactics and strategy, Its harder to rate this for PC, a system with a lot of great shooters already Pariah was like Chronicles of Riddick similarly dark and nihilistic, while beautiful. This was actually a great game. The AI takes some getting used to and is initially frustrating just because it's so easy to get killed senselessly (ie. running in guns blazing). They exhibit tactics and strategy, especially later in the game. It DEFINITELY exceeded Doom 3 and Quake 4 in every way (graphics, variety, plot, music) and in many ways Unreal II, and Halo 2. The plot was no more confusing than that of Halo 2. It did feel not quite polished in some areas, and I wish there was more exposition, (it was pretty confusing,) but what you are told is both intriguing and refreshingly adult, it reminded me of MG:Solid back in the day. That game didn't have the most high-powered graphics and yet was still impressively beautiful, still is, and still told a powerful story. I payed way less than $50-60, but even if I had, I would have felt I got my money's worth. Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2010
    10
    Sugested by a friend to play this.I did not regreted playing this it is not a bad game.Deserves 7 because has some vehicles to and the levels are nice good graphics and some nice visual effects like earth jumping all the screen when a grenade explodes on the ground
  7. Mar 16, 2016
    8
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69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. games(TM)
    70
    Digital Extremes should be reasonably proud of Pariah, even though it falls short of being the be all and end all of the genre that the developer claimed it would be. [May 2005, p.90]
  2. 75
    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.
  3. 78
    It's quite solid in most respects, but it won't tear you away from whatever you're currently hooked on. In fact, Pariah just made me want "UT2006" that much more.