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BioWare Edmonton



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Release Dates

11/20/07 Microsoft Game Studios
05/21/09 Microsoft Game Studios
11/23/07 Microsoft Game Studios

Community Stats

Owners: 1,115
Favorite: 96
Tracked: 17
Wishlist: 17
Now Playing: 18

Avg Community Rating:


Instant Classic!

04th May 2009 | 1,650 views 


User Score

Presentation - 9.5
Gameplay - 9.5
Value - 10
Mass Effect was a game with high expectations and it delivered in gameplay and character development.

Mass Effect is at the pinnacle of RPG today.  The character development and dialogue is excellent, and the combat system is very stylized to deliver a FPS sense of fast paced combat, unlike traditional RPGs.  The exploration in the game is central and opened, as you have the ability to stumble on quest, simply thru exploration.  The freedom to pace on the main plot thread makes the game flexible on gameplay, while allowing replay value for multiple character thread.  Overall, the game simply delivers, and provides an excellent starting point to springboard the remaining games of the trilogy. 

While the game is excellent, it does have some point that could stand to be further expanded, such as the vehicle modes and combat, and the expanded features of your starship.  It would be nice to add some space-based combat, since this was an option not previously available.  What would also be nice is rotating positions of your crew members on the ships, to provide a greater sense of realism, even though it might require more searching when you’re looking for a specific character.

Sales History

Total Sales
1 n/a 219,773 97,283 54,620 371,676
2 n/a 169,313 56,023 38,999 264,335
3 n/a 88,542 31,345 20,728 140,615
4 n/a 82,654 31,630 19,735 134,019
5 n/a 100,178 37,325 23,754 161,257
6 n/a 49,304 27,539 13,184 90,027
7 n/a 31,107 15,376 7,992 54,475
8 n/a 21,237 8,457 5,125 34,819
9 n/a 16,748 11,071 4,758 32,577
10 n/a 18,470 9,148 4,748 32,366

Opinion (192)

-girgosz- posted 06/04/2012, 12:36
Oh god VGC. Outsold ME PS3? The fuck... :O
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Metroid33slayer posted 11/01/2012, 06:48
Shephard is a beast
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Jexy posted 01/12/2011, 06:55
Well they don't track digital downloads, so no XBL sales are counted.
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yo_john117 posted 24/09/2011, 08:49
It's sad how low the sales for this game are.
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slipknotfan posted 26/06/2011, 02:57
Thought part 2 was better but still a good game. Could get lost kinda easy on this one though.
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zzamaro posted 17/03/2011, 04:50
probably the best 360 game out there, too bad not many people can play this game, well, since it's not an FPS, you expect to have cod numbers
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