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  • Summary: Jack Mason is a burned-out doctor with no will to live, that is, until he nearly dies in a transport crash. Now he and his infected patient are stranded deep within a dangerous prison on Earth. As Mason, you must use your various skills, including sight and sound awareness, to track and outsmart your adversaries. Build your own arsenal of weapons, and enhance them with Weapon Energy Cores. The game's vehicles and customizable weapons come together to create an intense multiplayer experience for both online and offline play. Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 52
  2. Negative: 1 out of 52
  1. It may not be a "Halo"- or "Halo 2"-beater, but at the moment Pariah is the best alternative - and that alone is high praise indeed.
  2. If you are strictly searching for a great solo FPS with stunning production values aimed at providing a cinematic, story-driven experience, then Pariah is a game you simply can't miss.
  3. At times, it's almost as if the game outdoes itself. Storm a room with a gaggle of enemy soldiers dug in, awaiting your arrival with full is pretty exhilarating stuff, but this soon gives way to frustration when you find you've had an enemy sneak up behind you and nailed you enough times to kill you before it even registers.
  4. But with the other elements, graphics that don't seem entirely finished, or a plotline that's seemingly half done, Pariah is fun to play, but ultimately one of my biggest disappointments of this year.
  5. If firing a weapon in a first-person shooter game starts feeling like a chore, you know there's a problem. If a cutscene leaves you more confused than enlightened about the story of the game, there's a problem.
  6. 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.
  7. It's time to give buyers of $50-$60 games the content that we're paying for.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14