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Mass Effect 2
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Release Date (US):
January 18th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
January 21st, 2011
Online Players:
Electronic Arts
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
325 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
263 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.

About Mass Effect 2

The Mass Effect franchise is an epic science fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous aliens and mysterious, uncharted planets. In Mass Effect 2, PlayStation 3 gamers will step into the role of Commander Shepard for the very first time, leading a crew of the most dangerous special operatives from across the galaxy on a mission to save mankind. Featuring intense shooter action, a rich storyline, space exploration and emotionally engaging character interaction, Mass Effect 2 delivers an unparalleled gameplay experience.



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Mass Effect 2 is a stunning experience from start to finish, and with a third game due out later this year, there's never been a better time to make the transition to BioWare's sprawling sci-fi extravaganza.

We like

  • The high quality productions values. Simply put, this is one of the best looking games you'll ever play.
  • The whole Mass Effect 2 universe, comprised of superb characters, interesting planets and strong script writing.
  • The intense battles and missions. Plus, there are some great powers and weapons and issuing commands is a breeze.

We dislike

  • Scanning planets for minerals is a chore.

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Some role-playing games are an endless grind, encouraging players to head out into a sandbox environment and slay beasts for three hours at a time. In return, you might — if you're lucky — reach the next level or get your hands on that elusive piece of armor you've been working toward. Extremely slow-paced and ridiculously in-depth, other RPGs are so statistical that players spend more time flicking through the flo...

Mass Effect 2 News

  • Official Mass Effect Assault Rifle now for sale

    EA has today announced that a 1:1 scale replica of the Mass Effect M-8 Avenger Assault Rifle is now available for pre-order on the company's online store. The authentic representation of the M-8 rifle is due to the fact that it is crafted and cast in polystone. The replica weighs 20 pounds, and i...

  • PS3 Mass Effect 2 set for June arrival in Japan

    BioWare’s sprawling sci-fi outing Mass Effect 2 will be hitting Japan for PlayStation 3 on June 23, publishing giant Electronic Arts has confirmed. The game will retail for ¥7,665 and comes packaged with extra missions previously available as paid DLC for the Xbox 360 release. It’...

  • Mass Effect 2 'Arrival' DLC landing March 29

    Mass Effect 2’s final slice of DLC, Arrival, will be made available on March 29 for PlayStation, PC and Xbox 360, EA has announced. Arrival sees protagonist Shepherd dispatched to the “border of the galaxy” to extricate a female undercover agent, who supposedly has vital info pe...

  • EA chuffed with Mass Effect 2 PS3 sales

    Electronic Arts boss John Riccitiello has described sales of the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 as “meaningful,” following the sprawling sci-fi sequel’s launch on Sony’s platform back in January. Chatting at the recent Morgan Stanley Technology Conference in San Fr...

  • Mass Effect 2 PS3 patch reveals "Arrivial" DLC pack

    Hiding in the latest Mass Effect 2 PS3 patch from BioWare, three new PlayStation Network trophies confirm the existence of an upcoming Mass Effect 2 downloadable content pack entitled "Arrival." The fresh trophies (achievements on PC/Xbox 360) are called "The Ultimate Sacrifice,...

  • BioWare investigating reports of PS3 Mass Effect 2 file corruption

    Developer BioWare has said it’s in the process of looking into reports that the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 is corrupting save files. Gamers have flooded the company’s official forums with claims that the sci-fi sequel freezes up, forcing players to restart their machine&rs...

  • North American PSN update; January 18, 2011

    This week's North American PlayStation Store update is headlined by the superb Mass Effect 2, which gamers can download in full from the PlayStation Network. Other notable content includes EA Bright Light's Spare Parts, a co-op adventure about two robot pals lost on a strange planet; Modern Comb...

  • Mass Effect 2 DLC free on PSN until Feb. 23

    Two pieces of downloadable content for BioWare's upcoming Mass Effect 2 will be offered for free on the PlayStation Network, EA confirmed in a tweet. Previously pre-order bonuses for those who ordered the Xbox 360 or PC versions of Mass Effect 2 at GameStop, the Terminus Armor and Blackstorm H...

  • PS3 Mass Effect 2 uses Mass Effect 3 engine, says dev

    The PlayStation 3 version of sprawling space epic Mass Effect 2 utilizes the same brand-spanking new game engine as next year’s hotly anticipated third instalment, developer BioWare has revealed. News dropped during the latest episode of the firm’s Blog Podcast, after Mass Effect 2 pr...

  • EA confirms Mass Effect 2 PS3 demo

    Electronic Arts has confirmed that a demo of the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2 will be up for grabs via the European PlayStation Store on December 22. The sci-fi sequel launches on Sony’s flagship console in the region on January 21, with a North American release scheduled for Janu...

Mass Effect 2 Features

  • Inside PlayStation Network - Mass Effect 2: Arrival

    The digital delights of Sony’s scrumptious PlayStation Network service know no bounds. Aside from letting punters compete in online gaming, stream films, browse the Internet and more, its premier attraction rests in the copious supply of downloadable games ripe for the picking. From PSN exclus...

  • Game of the Month - January 2011

    And so it begins. After a stonking holiday line-up – not to mention the joy of stuffing our faces while indulging in some quality gaming time – the start of another year is upon us. But it’s not just any year. Rather, 2011 looks set to be unequivocally one of the greatest 12 months...

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