In the second installment of the Mass Effect series, Bioware returns you to to the 22nd century Milky Way galaxy. Once again, take on the role of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier locked in a tight battle with a dangerous alien race known as the Collectors. Your job is simple: recruit a top-notch team, gain their loyalty, and lead them into battle against the threat to humanity’s existence.
During your journeys, you’ll meet a variety of memorable characters, some human and many alien. Prepare to encounter a new organization known as Cerberus, a deadly Asari warrior, and a number of old friends. Play and equip Commander Shepard as you wish. Choose you own path by selecting between different responses to intense situations, and select one of six character classes: vanguard, sentinel, infiltrator, adept, soldier, or engineer. The soldier features a head-on, combat-oriented play-style, while the adept wreaks havoc with a collection of bionic powers.
Players of the original Mass Effect will enjoy the ability to upload your save files to impact the story in significant ways. Your choices, both old and new, will follow you throughout the game. Think carefully as you make decisions…will you follow the path of the altruistic and selfless Paragon, or play the role of the ruthless Renegade? Additionally, Mass Effect 2 brings you the same action-RPG combat you experienced in the first game – with a few tweaks. Limited ammunition and health regeneration put an emphasis on the third-person shooter aspects.
While the first Mass Effect was heavily centered on the plot of the main story, Mass Effect 2 allows for more flexibility. In addition to challenging the Collectors head-on, you’ll experience the universe through a series of optional side missions. Don’t worry – they pack just as much punch as the main content. Explore the planets of the solar system and investigate areas of interest as you please.
Mass Effect 2 released for PC and Xbox 360 on January 26th, 2010. The PlayStation 3 version released on January 18th, 2011. For the latest news, reviews, guides and more, click the button below
- Developer: Bioware
- Publisher: Electronic Arts
- Genre: Action-RPG / Third-Person Shooter
- Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3
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