Mass Effect 2: Digital Deluxe (NA)
Third party DRM: OriginPlease note that the free third-party service, Origin, must be used to activate this title.
Bonus weapons, armor and more.
Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthless organization devoted to human survival at any cost, to stop the most terrifying threat mankind has ever faced.To even attempt this perilous mission, Shepard must assemble the galaxy’s most elite team and command the most powerful ship ever built. Even then, they say it would be suicide. Commander Shepard intends to prove them wrong.
Mankind’s Future is At Stake
From the makers of Star Wars®: Knights of the Old Republic™, Dragon Age: Origins™, and Mass Effect™ comes the dark second installment in the thrilling Mass Effect Trilogy!
Command a unique team of amazing characters on a perilous mission in the most dangerous regions of space.Players of the first Mass Effect can import save games to continue the story of their own Commander Shepard. New players will find a thrilling stand-alone adventure awaits them, a polished and action packed journey that surpasses the first game in nearly every possible way.
Intense Third Person Combat
Take cover, command an elite squad with ease, utilize 19 weapon classes including heavy weapons, and unleash deadly powers against your foes with an all new and improved combat system. Increased intensity with precision shooter controls to let you control the action and overcome insurmountable odds. Featuring a new location based damage system: target key weak points, and blast off limbs, ignite enemies, or cripple and disable enemy troops.
An Entire Galaxy to Explore
Travel the distant and deadly reaches of space to assemble your team for the mission at hand. A cast of amazing characters await discovery on a variety of dangerous, visually stunning worlds. Survey unique planets and embark on side missions to uncover more secrets in the Mass Effect universe.
Robust Character Customization
Choose a player class, customize your appearance, and tailor your own abilities and strengths. As you progress, so do Shepard’s abilities. Control the conversation. Improved conversation system where you can take mattersinto your own hands – often with the liberal application of force.
An otherwise outstanding sequel with some setbacks.heerox328 | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »
Mass Effect 2 truly was a reinvention of the Mass Effect brand. I know that sounds strange, but that's exactly what BioWare did when building the sequel to the critically-acclaimed and well-received new franchise.
Mass Effect 2 continues the story of Commander Shepard and his crew on the Normandy. I'll spare you the details, but it's darker, more intimate, and is a story far more about relationships than the main plot, such as the previous game.
If you are just interested in the story and are proficient with shooters, you'll absolutely love the game. If you are a bigger fan of RPGs and enjoyed the exploration of ME1, sadly ME2 stripped all those aspects away in favor of more fun gameplay and focus.
Besides being more of a simple shooter-on-rails than its predecessor, my only criticism is that ME2 by far has the worst planet scanning/probe deploying mini-game in the history of the franchise. You will find 80% of your time is participating in this tedious event if you are a completionist like me and want to make sure you have enough resources to upgrade the Normandy and her crew.
That one minor misstep aside, this is an incredible game. It's the Empire Strikes Back to A New Hope. An absolutely fantastic game. Lost a lot of RPG elements and depth of the first, but it improves in almost every way in other facets.
I'd recommend purchasing ME1 before you pick this game up, however. The Genesis is a substitute, but you won't appreciate what is happening, especially at the beginning of the game. Play in chronological order and import your characters. You will not regret it.
Best one in the series884okeoJ | July 14, 2014 | See all 884okeoJ's reviews »
Mass Effect 2 is a refinement of every aspect from the original. While Mass Effect was a great game, Mass Effect 2 compounds on that greatness, becoming one of Bioware's best games. The main focus of Mass Effect 2 are the choices you make and the story, and both are done exceptionally well. Forming your crew and roaming space gives you an amazing sense of freedom to do whatever you want. The third-person shooting is great, allowing you to use special abilities as well as conventional weapons to get the job done. If you're a fan of great stories in video games, Mass Effect 2 is one of the best you can buy.