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BioWare / Demiurge Studios



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Series, X360, XBL

Release Dates

05/28/08 Electronic Arts
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06/06/08 Electronic Arts

Community Stats

Owners: 252
Favorite: 24
Tracked: 3
Wishlist: 6
Now Playing: 4

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Mass Effect - Summary

As the first human on the galactic stage, you must uncover the greatest threat to civilization. Your job is complicated by the very fact of your humanity, as no one trusts you and you need to find a way to convince everyone of the grave threat. You will travel across an expansive universe to piece the mystery together. As you discover and explore the uncharted edges of the galaxy, you come closer to an overwhelming truth - learning that the placid and serene universe you know is about to come to a violent end and that you may be the only person who can stop it! In addition to the main story arc of the game, players are be able to visit a large number of uncharted, unexplored planets which are side quests independent from the main story. At any time during the campaign, a player can choose to explore one of these planets and have an opportunity to discover new alien life, resources, ruined civilizations and powerful technologies. Talents and abilities are upgradeable and advanced talent options become available at higher levels. Weapons and vehicles are customizable to include various effects, abilities and upgrades using the "X-Mod" system. Each character class have unique talents and abilities which increase in power as the player progresses through the game. Optimized controls have been designed specifically for the PC. Fully customizable controls – PC gamers can re-map the control scheme any way they like. Run & Gun Control – Players can assign biotic powers or skills to ‘hot keys’ allowing them to play Mass Effect with a heavier focus on action. New decryption mini-game. New inventory screen GUI and functionality – The enhanced inventory system makes it easier for players to equip and modify their weapons and armor.


Legacy Sales History

Total Sales

Opinion (15)

1 n/a n/a 12,445 12,445
2 n/a n/a 7,124 7,124
3 n/a n/a 4,745 4,745
4 n/a n/a 4,069 4,069
5 n/a n/a 6,100 6,100
6 n/a n/a 5,272 5,272
7 n/a n/a 4,778 4,778
8 n/a n/a 3,321 3,321
9 n/a n/a 3,077 3,077
10 n/a n/a 2,700 2,700
hellobion2 posted 26/11/2023, 12:39
series rivals star wars in my book
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AndrewWK posted 13/04/2012, 05:41
Bought it for 3€ on Origin :)
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Jlaff posted 06/04/2010, 10:12
Bought ME2 and decided to buy this after and finish it before I played ME2. Mass Effect 1 still holds up as a decent looking entertaining game in 2010. Can't believe I missed playing it earlier. Of course it is fun to jump right into ME2.
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sjhillsa posted 30/01/2010, 06:27
Great game, really great. Fantastic series.
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Devilater posted 17/01/2010, 10:15
Does the PC versions not have any numbers because of people who pirate?
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Boneitis posted 17/11/2009, 08:59
You guys sound surprised its better than the 360 version. Isn't every PC release better?

Lets just bear in mind not everyone has a high end PC. The 360 version is still fantastic and came first.
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