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Pariah

published by Groove Games in 2005-05-03, developed by Digital Extremes, running on Xbox
type: shooter
genre: Science Fiction, First-person shooter
setting: Future
perspective: 1st person
player options: single player
game engine: Unreal Engine 2
languages: eng
3.8/5

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Official description
Earth 2520 A.D.

You are Dr. Jack Mason, whose recent court martial has you reassigned from frontline field operative to mundane transport detail, with the military's hazardous materials division. Burned out and with nothing left to lose, you begin the routine transfer of a quarantined prisoner when your transport ship is shot down. You and your infected patient are stranded deep within the most vicious prison sectors of a wasteland called 'Earth'.

From the creators of Unreal comes a spiralling plunge into destruction, despair and disease. Hunted by the most vicious killing machines known and severely outnumbered with Nowhere to Turn. No one to Trust. How far will you go to survive?

Features:

* The Ultimate Arsenal of upgradeable weapons to suit your gaming style. Use the Weapon Energy Core feature to fully upgrade each of your 7 weapons for a strategic, unique gaming experience. 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 in the all new exclusive Front Line Assault mode plus Capture-the-Flag, Death Match and Team Death Match for up to 16 players.
Expanded Features:
* Ultra realistic, fast paced gameplay - unique combination of action and stealth create an unprecedented gaming experience in 18 single-player levels and 13 multi-player levels.
* Immersive Storyline written by Hollywood script writers; takes FPS gameplay to a new level.
* Cutting Edge Graphics – The heavily modified Unreal engine combined with state-of-the-art HAVOK physics technology deliver innovative ways of creating intense combat and visual flare. Characters and objects react realistically to the environment, enhancing the combat experience. Ranging from bump-mapped weapons to vehicle handling physics to realistic moveable objects, Pariah takes full advantage of what today's technology has to offer.
* Emergent Tactical AI – Based upon the already spectacular Unreal AI, the enemies in Pariah are more aware of one another and unite to make fierce foes. Fend off assaults from the Scavengers who attack guerrilla style, Mercenaries who roam Earth prowling for trouble and the Military Alliance Security who are well equipped, highly organized and brutal.
* Strong Developer Heritage - The much anticipated next title by the creators of the massively successful Unreal franchise, Digital Extremes.
R2D2-A - # 2007-04-20 19:42:16 - official description
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Metacritic2005*70/10070%
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