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By Jeremy Gieske, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Crude, violent, and generic first-person shooter.

Game Windows, Xbox 2005
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PARIAH is at best a mediocre game with a limited storyline, average gameplay, and a good deal of violence. In other words, this is a good game to leave on the store shelf. The level and intensity of violence is the primary concern for parents. Blood splatters out of enemies when shot, and explosive weapons such as rockets and grenades send foes flying many feet in the air. Corpses are left behind, crumpled in bizarre and disturbing poses.

Players will find some extended gameplay with the multi-player mode, and the map editor offers a bit of an opportunity to be creative. But, overall, the game offers little return on investment for adult players and contains too much violence and profanity to be suitable for kids.

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