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Mass Effect
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Release Date (US):
December 4th, 2012
Release Date (UK):
December 6th, 2012
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Electronic Arts
T [Teen]
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0 of 1166 Games
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0 of 0 Games
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Also available on PC and Xbox 360.

About Mass Effect

The original Mass Effect now finally available on PlayStation 3, as part of the Mass Effect Trilogy or standalone download. In this first installment of the epic sci-fi franchise, players control Commander Shepard and his squad as they explore the galaxy in their effort to stop the traitorous Saren from unleashing an ancient menace.



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The original Mass Effect has finally arrived on the PlayStation 3, which completes the trilogy without hopping consoles. Even though the game shows obvious and often obtrusive signs of age, the original shooter RPG still holds up and delivers an experience to fans who have wanted it for so long.

We like

  • Excellent highlight of where the series originated
  • Stronger RPG stance than other ME titles
  • New engine combines the original look with new standards

We dislike

  • Loading is long and often inconvenient
  • Old quest system proves why it's changed over the years
  • Side missions and exploration can become deterring

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