- Experience a rich and engrossing story where your choices decide the fate of galaxy
- Engage in emotionally charged interactions with the most realistic digital actors ever seen in a video game, using an innovative new dialog system
- Immerse yourself in an incredible new adventure from world-famous masters of the RPG; BioWare
- Stunning high resolution graphics, optimized GUI and controls for PC gamers
- Dominate the battlefield with new individual squad member command system
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Mass Effect revamps every aspect of bioware's typical games, improving it vastly, without changing their unique gameplay style. Rather then duplicating Knights of the Old Republic again, bioware has decided to branch off in a unique and interesting direction. The result of this is a game that will surely stand the test of time through the ages, being for the Xbox 360 what Morrowind was for the Xbox or Zelda for the Nintendo.
The combat system is probably the greatest change, taking away any codified system, and allowing it to become a third person shooter. This allows a lot more skill to develop over the course of the game; the AI is quite good, and you'll have to think about tactics. On any difficulty aside from easy you will probably die a lot getting the hang of it, but once you are accustomed, it is much more rewarding than any of the previous games systems. The weapon variation is a bit lacking, but this is balanced out by the biotics system, similar to force powers in KoTOR. However, rather than having good and evil powers, a character specializing in them has access to all of them. I found that the leveling system in relation to these powers was very well thought out, and improvements made were very obvious upon combat.
The class you choose, whether it be exclusively weapons, powers or mechanics, or a mix of two is very important in deciding the balance between weapons and powers you will be using.Read more ›
BioWare missteps many pitfalls with Mass Effect, aiming it squarely at a mature audience with a taste for open ended storytelling and sprawling adventure. The game is vast in scale, encompassing a galaxy filled with multiple star systems and many exotic locales. The game's tale centers around Commander Shepard, an elite soldier with an impressive track record who is groomed from the start to become a SPECTRE, essentially the galaxy's version of a Black Operative. The player assumes the role of Shepard and immediately encounters a principle villain in the game: Saren, who has amassed a deadly army of cybernetic creatures called the Geth to attack the galaxy's seat of government. But there is a sinister force behind Saren's actions which has awoken from untold millennium to rake a path of destruction against all life in the galaxy. As Shepard, the player must take command of an elite Alliance ship called the Normandy, and track down a short list of individuals with special skills to combat the threat.
On PC, Mass Effect is obviously gorgeous, easily outshining its X-Box counterpart thanks to higher resolutions. The art style is very distinct and always manages to avoid the trap of mimicking past pop culture designs. Locales are brilliantly thought out and very detailed, but not all are perfect.Read more ›
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Great game. Tons of things to do. The best of the series.Published 8 months ago by Pierre-Luc Lefrancois
I buy things new for a reason and that is so they will be in good condition...Published 12 months ago by Kayla
I love Mass Effect. Had to buy this one after beating the 2nd one two and a half times and the 3rd one. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Billy R Klassen
This game is better now since it ported to ps3. The game got its use while the Xbox was around.Published 20 months ago by Gord
The first Mass Effect is nothing short than spectacular - I played it in 2014 and it is still a great game - more like a Space Opera Sci fi movie.
It is a trilogy. Read more
The Mass Effect series is the epitome of excellent video gaming. Every game that I play is judged based on my experience with this trilogy. Read morePublished on Aug. 10 2013 by Mark