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Not everyone will survive. An ancient alien race, known only as "Reapers", has launched an all-out invasion leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You are Commander Shepard, a character that you can forge in your own image. You determine how events will play out, which planets to explore, and whom to form alliances with as you rally a force to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. How you wage this war is completely up to you: go into combat with guns blazing or use cover to plan a more tactical assault. Utilize your squad to full effect or take a lone wolf approach. Rain death from a distance or go toe–to-toe with enemies using devastating melee attacks. Mass Effect 3 will react to each decision you make as you play through a truly unique experience of your own creation.
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Mass Effect 3: Leviathan
Something lurks in the dark corners of space, something powerful enough to kill a Reaper. Shepard must discover the most closely guarded secret in the galaxy before the Reapers silence it forever.
Mass Effect 3: Leviathan expands upon the events of Mass Effect 3, with gripping and emotional storytelling, compelling new characters, and powerful weapons and upgrades. Unravel the dark history about the Reapers as you race across the galaxy to discover the Leviathan.
Leviathan will be available to download for 800 MS Points on Xbox LIVE, 800 BioWare Points on Origin for £7.99.
There is no war, only the harvest.
Mass Effect 3: From Ashes
Cerberus has attacked Eden Prime and taken over a human colony. Alliance forces are stretched too thin fighting the Reapers and are unable to offer support. Intel indicates that Cerberus is after a Prothean artifact and has found it. Shepard must infiltrate the colony and recover the artifact.
From Ashes includes a powerful new and permanent squad member – the last surviving Prothean. Learn more about the last days of the Prothean empire, before the Reapers wiped out their race. From Ashes also includes a new weapon, the Prothean Particle Rifle, and new appearances for every squad member.
From Ashes is available to download for £7.99 on Xbox LIVE, Playstation Network, and Origin.
Mass Effect 3: Omega
Omega has been seized by one of Cerberus' most accomplished and brilliant agents, General Oleg Petrovsky…and Aria T'Loak is plotting her revenge. To reclaim her domain, she must team up with Commander Shepard.
Join Omega’s infamous leader in her fight to retake the notorious black market station. Navigate Omega’s seedy underbelly as Aria joins your squad and you witness her legendary biotic powers and unrelenting ruthlessness first-hand. Help Nyreen Kandros, the valiant turian leader of the Talon mercenary group, as she fights to free the enslaved people of Omega. Face down fearsome new enemies, including the Cerberus-manipulated Reaper, the Adjutant.
Shape Omega’s future through four death-defying missions, and strike a devastating blow to the Illusive Man's plans.
The war for Omega has begun—How far will you go to end it? Out now.
Omega is available to download for 1200 MS Points on Xbox LIVE, 1200 BioWare Points on Origin for £11.99.
Mass Effect 3: Citadel
Embark on one last adventure with your team in Mass Effect 3: Citadel.
When a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel’s Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad – as well as the cast from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, including Urdnot Wrex!
When the adventure is over, reconnect with your favorite characters from the Mass Effect Trilogy, try your luck at the Citadel’s Silver Coast Casino, blow off steam in the Armax Combat Arena, or explore and furnish Shepard’s own living quarters on the Citadel. With unique content and cinematics featuring your friends and romance interests in the Mass Effect trilogy, Mass Effect 3: Citadel offers one final chance to see the characters you have known for years and rekindle romances.
Mass Effect 3 is just amazing. I have it on the PC and the Xbox. If you have the 2nd game it will let you do more if you copy your save over, there is plenty of free extras for the online. It's a really good game and I definitely recommend this. I have all of the Mass Effects and they all have a good story to them, especially as you can choose to be good or evil, male or female. It's just in the first game you can't be female, just to warn you. I can't wait for Mass Effect 4.
The Mass Effect games were always meant to be a trilogy and each one has just got better. Mass Effect 3 is best played if you import your character from the previous 2 games, as it retains all the decisions you made, but even if you haven't played the first 2, when you start a new game it asks you what decisions you would have made so you don't miss out on too much. If you're only going to play one Mass Effect game, this is the one to play! As for the game play, it's very similar to the previous games but the graphics are slightly better. However, this is the first Mass Effect that allows you to play the game as either an action game (where gun fights are harder and you don't need to make choices - they'll be cut-scenes instead), a narrative, where you have full control of conversations but the action parts are not as hard, or finally as the original two games were - a RPG. There's quite a lot of DLC and some of it is free, including the Extended Cut which adds extra scenes to the end of the game to show you how your decisions impacted on the universe. The only bad thing about this game is EA Origin. It could be good, but because you always need to be logged in to play, if you have a dodgy internet connection it is an issue.
Despite my youngest son's emphatic protest, I bought Mass Effect 3 as a whimsical stocking-filler for myself at Christmas. My son claimed that it had had terrible reviews, and the keyboard controls were totally inadequate; i.e the space bar is used for multiple commands, so there is sometimes a confusion when faced with multiple choices. I get around this by playing in casual mode, so if any keypad mishaps occur, I have time to correct them before fatality ensues. In story mode, the game is rather immersive. As a standalone, it's a pretty good reason to idle-away an afternoon.
Great Game, not perfect, could have used a bit more in the way of proper side quests like in ME2 rather than the Fly to X Y Z systems and search for artifacts and such. The ending could also have been a bit clearer and had more detail on the final outcome and of what happened to Shephards companions , but with the released DLC to flesh it out a bit more it wasn't to bad even if mostly it wasnt actual cinematics and shown through some still life pictures. All in all though another great game set in the ME Universe 92/100. This ME trilogy is now complete, but may there be many more to come.
Started off very good as is expected of the series, got a little disapointed with some of the choices and writing elements in the game, as well as the shortage of real side quests. The ending is better than most say, but the extended cut DLC improves it. Kind of mixed bag of good and bad, but overall comes out good.
So, Mass Effect 3. I didn't want to expect too much of it, because I expected too much of ME2 and was (mildly) disappointed by it. However, I'm happy to say that I was not at all disappointed by what I found when I broke out my copy of ME3. For starters, they've given the graphics a serious overhaul. The characters are a LOT more detailed -- although as a minor gripe, some of the NPCs' appearances have changed just a tiny bit. I mean -- Ashley's a soldier! She's not supposed to look that pretty! Shepard has also had a bit of a makeover, and although the basic features have stayed the same (you can still import your character from ME2), the quality looks a lot better. And for those who want to explore the romance options available, well, let's say there's eye candy regardless whether you like guys or girls. (Man, is it even POSSIBLE to have muscles that big IRL?) The dialogue and cutscenes are (as always) impressively done, and the improved graphical quality really shows here. There were only a very few places where wonky facial shadows were obvious, and even then they were less obvious than in the earlier games. However, I did find some of the 'positive' and 'negative' dialogue options to be less distinct from each other than I'd hoped. And the Paragon and Renegade conversation options confused me -- unlike in the first two games, it appeared that both were always available, regardless of my reputation points. Gameplay differs in feel from the first two games, partly because (IMO) the enemies are smarter, and partly because they just *look* different -- a lot more realistic, once again the improved graphics at work. The weapon weight mechanic was interesting, I thought, allowing you to choose between going armed to the teeth versus a lighter load but faster power use. My preference was an Infiltrator with only a sniper rifle and lightweight SMG -- I could pretty much spam any power as often as I felt the need to. All in all, I would have given the game 5/5 except for one thing -- one of the lamest endings I've ever seen in a game. Now, don't get me wrong, the ending was well done, just like the rest of the game. But after the first two Mass Effect games, you would expect to defeat the bad guys and emerge victorious in the ending credits, right? Well, I'll try not to spoil it too much for new players, but let's just say that there are three possible ending choices you are given -- and none of them is the "everyone lives happily ever after" option. Now, as I said, the endings weren't badly done; I just found myself a little disappointed that after all I'd been through in getting to the end of the game (damn it, I united the entire friggin' GALAXY to fight these guys!), these were all the choices I got -- and more so since nothing before that in the game led me to expect it to end that way. However, despite my complaints about the ending, I still give this game 4/5 for all-around enjoyment. I definitely recommend grabbing a copy if you at all enjoy this style of game, though perhaps if you haven't played the first two you might enjoy yourself more by getting hold of those first. Anyway, I'm off for my second play-through, this time with a badass renegade solder ...
Mass Effect 3 is an excellent addition to the RPG genre. I can't comment on the ending, as I've not reached that part yet. I've spent quite some time replaying my previous Mass Effect games for a good character to transfer over. What I have played of it though, got me hooked for 8 hours of gameplay. I highly reccomend Mass Effect 3 for anyone, regardless of whether they have the previous titles or not.
Overall, Mass Effect 3 has some flaws, but it's still an excellent game and worth your time, particulary as a returning player. For new players, the game rewrites some the dialogue to bring you to speed, but returning players will probably have the more satisfying game in terms of story. The combat system is much improved, as are the interactions on your ship. Some stripping of dialogue choices annoying, but they're not a game breaker. The choices you make, appear to matter on the journey - the final destination is a little confusing and lacks closure, but free Extended Cut DLC may improve this in the summer.
The main frustration with Mass Effect 3 is the video cutscenes. If you like action-packed shoot-em-up games, I'll warn you - you will spend most of your time being forced to watch the numerous cut scenes. I always play on the hardest difficulty level, which in this case, is called "insane", but I found it virtually impossible to beat, and the game will not allow you to chose a lower level in order to move on, so I had to start a new game on hardcore difficulty level. Everything else, is excellent.
After not really getting too into the first two, I decided to give three a shot since all the reviews were extremely positive. After playing for a few hours I got hooked straight away and with hours and hours of gaming available with side missions, quests, explorations and all sorts, you get a huge amount of gaming hours for your money. Played it for a total of 20 plus hours in total and completed it, still didn't manage to do all the side quests so you can easily achieve over 20 hours of gaming if played through properly. The ending was simple and for all the people who complain I definitely think it's justified. Make a few choices and the game will end in different ways. Just how you need a huge scale game like Mass Effect to be. Funnel all of the experience down to a simple good/bad kind of ending. Altogether, very very happy with the game and will definitely be playing through the campaign again, and trying it online to see how good it lives up to in the multiplayer department.
From what I have played so far the game has been excellent. The game mechanics have far surpassed the previous two games and the weight feature allows you to customise Shepard to your fighting style. From what I have heard the rest of the game is excellent apart from the ending however I haven't reached that yet so I can't comment. The multiplayer feature is an awesome addition and makes the game that step better than ME2. An epic conclusion to an awesome series
As its predecessors, Mass Effect 3 is an excellent sample sci-fi action RPG. Having bought the previous games of the series, I decided to continue with my character from the previous games. Decisions and outcome of the Mass Effect 2 are playing an important role on the new game. Mass Effect 3 itself has lots of action moments and a lot of crucial decisions to make. To sum up, MS3 might not bring the "fresh air" of MS1 or MS2 (which was the best in my opinion), but for sure it's an excellent game.
Mass Effect 3 has good graphics, following the trend of excellent graphics from the previous instalments of the game, however, there seems to be some visual glitches, such as lip sync, but it doesn't deter me from the gameplay. The audio is good too, and it follows from the older instalments with good voice-overs and dialogue. Overall, this installment is well worth the wait. The game-play, graphics, and audio, are just as good as the previous instalments, if not better. I would recommend this game to any fans of the series, as well as moderate RPG gamers.
The third game in Bioware's Sci-fi RPG was much awaited by fans of the series and, if possible, promoted even more by EA. The wait wasn't for nothing. The game is a fine experience for fans of the series, as well as newcomers to the Mass Effect universe. Unfortunately the game mechanics have been dumbed down somewhat from Mass Effect 2, despite some reverted changes, such as the ability to modify your weapons. The graphics are okay, if not breathtaking, even though there are some fairly disappointing details, or lack thereof. The voice acting is great and the soundscape is immersive. The main point for most players, the plot, is interesting and compelling and lets you see what happens to all the familiar faces, even if in some situations it would have been better not to. Overall definitely a game worth playing for fans of the series.
Having played Mass Effect 1 & 2, I can say that ME3 has the best combat style. Not that differs a lot, but it's obviously improved. Anyone that liked ME 1& 2 will definitely like this one too. Strong story and emotions, great interactions and even with these 'plot - holes' that a lot of persons are complaining about (regarding the endings), the experience is not ruined. The multi player is also a very interesting add-on. A great game that you MUST have it in your collection.
After so many years and so many hours spent in first two Mass Effect games, Mass Effect 3 comes as a great closure. You'll meet all your friends and squadmates from last two games. You'll settle some century-old rivalries, and again decide the fate of whole races, and most importantly, you're going to enjoy the hell out of it. Never mind all the online hatred towards the ending - it does indeed have some plot holes, but for the better part, it's far from bad, as haters would like you to believe. To sum it up - Mass Effect 3 is a must if you enjoyed previous two games.
You know those epic moments in video games? Those moments that you take your hand off of the mouse and keyboard, and just watch the cinematic roll out, anxious to see what happens next. When the cinematic ends, your jaw is gaping and it takes you a few moments to remember where your hands need to go for you to continue the experience. I played all 3 Mass Effect games, and this one by far had the most epic moments. This is indeed a great way to finish such a great trilogy, the game does everything it tried to do with great results. From the heavy feeling of the war weighing on everyones shoulders while you walk through the citadel, to the huge battle scenes that involve the reapers, there is only one word I can truly use to describe this game. Epic.
Mass Effect 3 is the evolution of an industry! To see three games mould into your own specific storyline is fantastic and this last chapter in the 'Shepard' Mass Effect trilogy rounds it out perfectly. Buy this with the same mentality that you would purchase a piece of art and you cannot be disappointed. What the artist wishes for you to experience is right there, you just have to reach out and grab it.
An awesome game following two very good games, a must have to complete a trilogy. -Choices from the last 2 games make big difference in some points. -Combat with smarter than the average AI. -Great cinematics. -Great Story (I held my breath quite a few times!) -The ending is a bit of a let-down but since Bioware promised us a DLC to fix it we wait patiently. Its a must play(and the previous ones if you want to have a complete view of this great trilogy).
This is an excellent game and well worth the wait. The gameplay is pretty similar to Mass Effect 2, but a couple of things have been significantly improved (E.g.: planet scanning is replaced by something enjoyable) or at least tweaked (e.g.: weapon loadouts, weight & power recharging, etc). The story is an excellent continuation of the Mass Effect 1 and 2 plot. Your choices in the previous games have an important impact on this installment, and many characters will be making a return appearance (or at least a cameo). (Note: some choices will have less meaningful consequences and not every choice appears to be equally important. For example: the final choice in ME2 is pretty much glossed over, and is mostly irrelevant if your military strength rating is high enough.) There is, however, a bit of a controversy going on concerning the ending. Several people dislike the ending and deem it to be disheartening or even detrimental to the series. I personally liked the ending, even if I believe a couple of things should've been fleshed out a bit more. "De gustibus." Regarding multiplayer: while I was originally not a big fan of adding multiplayer to a Mass Effect game, the current MP mode has proven me wrong. It's a very enjoyable distraction, and can be quite a lot of fun. (There are a couple of drawbacks, however: no way to mute other players without turning off voice chat entirely, no text chat, etc.) All in all: a great game, with a couple of flaws.
Mass Effect 3 is a game that is definitely aimed at fans of the series, although new comers will be able to pick this up, and enjoy the action and story on offer. Any story elements, and characters impacted by decisions made in previous titles, will be missed though, if you're not continuing on from a save game linked to Mass Effects 1 or 2. Without giving anything away, at least 20+ NPCs have lived between games, and in some cases, whether an NPC is alive or not in Mass Effect 3, is usually dictated by choices made in the other 2 games. While this doesn't ruin the story for newcomers, there will be a lot conversations and characters mentioned, that simply wont mean anything to you. The upside of this for players continuing on from the first 2 games, is the fact that they will often have the opportunity to catch up with NPCs they're already emotionally attached to, due to events that took place before. In term of game play, Mass Effect 3 strikes a good balance between Mass Effects 1 and 2. There's improved customisation elements, thanks to weapon mods and upgrades, but also the slick, fast, cover-centric combat system from Mass Effect 2. Exploration has been streamlined, which keeps the action and story more consistent when playing, and finally, we have multi-player integrated into a Mass Effect game! Although I was not interested in this at first, I have to admit, it combines an excellent 4-player co-op experience, similar to Gears of War 2's Horde mode, but with an an in-depth RPG element. I especially like the fact that credits earned in multi-player victories, can be spent on supplies of varying qualities. Each supply crate provides a random mix of weapons, upgrades, new Characters, mods and equipment. This makes the urge to play more than a few games, very tempting. Couple this with the fact that the silver and gold challenges are no push-over, and we have a fun, social, and addictive multi-player experience. So, to wrap it up, anyone who enjoys Science fiction stories and/or action RPGs should pick this up. The multi-player may not be for everyone, but it is highly enjoyable, with a good balance of instant gratification and challenge, whilst the story mode is fun, engaging and well written.
Having played Mass Effects 1 and 2, I've religiously followed the story and been an avid fan for many years. Mass Effect 3 just completely blew my mind, and for someone who has only played a handful of games, I'm glad I chose this as one them. The graphics are incredible, the game-play style is suited to most people, regardless of their experience, and the story-line rivals that of even the most epic blockbusters! I wouldn't be surprised if there were a film in the pipeline! Just watching the trailer before the release was enough to give me goosebumps! Don't miss out. Buy Mass Effect 3 and value your time with it! I highly recommend it.