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ESRB Rating

May contain mature sexual themes, more intense violence and/or strong language.

Release Date

US: 2007-11-20

Genre: RPG

Mass Effect

Also available for: PC, PS3

Set 200 years in the future in an epic universe, Mass Effect places gamers in a vast galactic community in danger of being conquered by a legendary agent gone rogue. A spectacular new vision from legendary developers BioWare, Mass Effect challenges players to lead a squad of freedom fighters as they struggle against threatening armies to restore peace in the land.

Mass Effect is the first in a trilogy of games with an overarching story. As the first human Specter – sworn defenders of galactic peace – your mission is to halt the advancing armies of a legendary agent gone rogue. But as you lead your elite team across hostile alien worlds, you will discover the true threat is far greater than anyone imagined.

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Ratings for Mass Effect

Rating Description
9.5
Presentation A new high mark for storytelling in games. Gameplay can be confusing at first due to a lack of good tutorials.
9
Graphics One of the most artistically and technically beautiful games of all time. Unfortunately, the engine can't keep up and slowdown is rampant.
10
Sound An unprecedented amount of top-notch voice work.
9
Gameplay The RPG elements are outstanding. Glitches, poor AI, and weak squad mechanics weigh the game down.
9.5
Lasting Appeal Sure to be a classic RPG that is talked about (and played) for years.
9.4
Overall
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