Mass Effect 2

released on Jan 26, 2010

Are you prepared to lose everything to save the galaxy? You'll need to be, Commander Shephard. It's time to bring together your greatest allies and recruit the galaxy's fighting elite to continue the resistance against the invading Reapers. So steel yourself, because this is an astronomical mission where sacrifices must be made. You'll face tougher choices and new, deadlier enemies. Arm yourself and prepare for an unforgettable intergalactic adventure. Game Features: Shift the fight in your favour. Equip yourself with powerful new weapons almost instantly thanks to a new inventory system. Plus, an improved health regeneration system means you'll spend less time hunting for restorative items. Make every decision matter. Divisive crew members are just the tip of the iceberg, Commander, because you'll also be tasked with issues of intergalactic diplomacy. And time's a wastin' so don't be afraid to use new prompt-based actions that let you interrupt conversations, even if they could alter the fate of your crew...and the galaxy. Forge new alliances, carefully. You'll fight alongside some of your most trustworthy crew members, but you'll also get the opportunity to recruit new talent. Just choose your new partners with care because the fate of the galaxy rests on your shoulders, Commander.

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A worthy continuation of the great game! I especially liked that you can export the hero from the first part, and the actions taken affect the plot.

One of the greatest games of all times for a reason. This universe will suck you in and you won't want to leave. Strong/memorable characters, improved combat systems and side missions that enhance the overall story all combine to create one of the greatest gaming experiences ever. I cannot understate how much I love this game and I find myself continually revisiting it after all these years.

Played through Mass Effect: Legendary Edition on Xbox Series X

Fantastic. One of my favourite games.

Totally a "B-Plot" in the overall Mass Effect trilogy arch but what a fantastic one. With a superb suite of supporting characters an excellent opening and one of the best final missions in gaming.

Look forward to my next replay in a few years :)

This is a game that everyone seems to love a whole lot but I have never really understood why. The original Mass Effect had a lot of interesting ideas and RPG elements whereas this one jettisons a lot of that and just presents a relatively straight forward action game with some dating mechanics.

Also think the story is pretty lackluster. Basically nothing of consequence happens. Lots of character building happens, but none of it is terribly interesting. I think if they had combined Mass Effect 2 and 3 together and simply made all the character stuff in 2 the sidequest segments in 3, it'd be a better game.

I like sub-cinemax level sex scenes as much as the next guy and I will always love Tali Zorah vas Nornandy, but I just don't get why this game has the legendary status that it foes.