Mass Effect 2 (NA)
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"a triumph of an action game, blending satisfying shooter levels with dark themes and hours of heated debate." - ThunderboltGames.com
"strikes a perfect balance between intense shooter action and gut-wrenching drama, set in a richly textured world on the brink of destruction." - GamesRadar.com
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!
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 - 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.
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 and visually stunning worlds
Robust Character Customization - Choose between 6 player classes, 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 matters into your own hands – often with the liberal application of force.
- Cerberus Network - Includes a code granting access to additional bonus content via the in-game Cerberus Network.
Massively effective storytelling and gameplayMadDemon64 | Dec. 29, 2014 | See all MadDemon64's reviews »
Mass Effect 2 is the second game in the Mass Effect franchise, and it is a worthy successor to the franchise.
Mass Effect 2 is an improvement to Mass Effect in almost every way. The vehicle sections have been completely removed and the teammates have been reworked so that they are no longer carbon-copies of the classes you could choose. The combat is now faster, but you now have limited ammo and some of the RPG elements have been removed. The story, however, is as solid as ever, as is character interaction, which is now supplemented by interrupts that can make conversations easier or help you skip entire fights.
One of Mass Effect 2’s best points is the fact that you can load save data from Mass Effect and have your choices from that game carry over to Mass Effect 2. This includes character deaths, who you decide to help, and many more. This feature takes the replay value of Mass Effect and triples it, if not quadruples it.
Mass Effect 2 is a must own game for anyone who loves space opera. Or RPGs in general.
Fantastic Gameadboyum | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all adboyum's reviews »
This franchise continues to make great games! I absolutely loved the first game, and the said can be said for this one as well. It has all of the best aspects of the first game....amazing story, great characters exciting action but it also expands to a much larger scale. More of the universe is opened up creating so many more options for gameplay. You also meet a lot of cool new characters that you fall in love with right away. This being the second game in the series, it could be easy to lose it in the middle...but you don't. This is a game that I'll always remember as being an awesome experience!
Not that greatrslancer | Aug. 19, 2014 | See all rslancer's reviews »
Someone needs to say it...I really don't get all the hype and positives about the game. Combat is repetitive shoot + cover and use some random abilities and repeat until bad guys are dead. Go around corner and do the same.
The great thing about this game though is the universe it depicts. I like that best about the game. Its really cool imagining how life is like in that game world.
I think it was better than first game which had excessive reuse of maps over and over again which Bioware also did for DA2...I dont' recall there being any reused maps in ME2 so thats good.
Continuation of Mass Effectyngdr | Aug. 18, 2014 | See all yngdr's reviews »
The ME 2 game brings you closer to saving all sentient life. linear missions and endless planet harvesting are the only disappointments in the game. The combat is better and the characters are deeper and have more dialogue then the first ME. Graphics have improved as well as weapons, exploration is still the same and there is ample choices in almost all situations.
If you played ME and loved it you wont regret buying ME2 and if you have been holding out Id recommend buying the trilogy pack and save a bit a money. Great game and multiple replayability.
Best in the seriesJericho417 | Aug. 1, 2014 | See all Jericho417's reviews »
This is a very good sequel, exceeding the standards set by the first by leaps and bounds. I missed the planetary exploration with the Mako, though. Even without it, though, it's a big universe full of activities. The characters are more developed here, with the game promoting social interactions with them. The Normandy has been rebuilt and is better than before. The ship feels more alive, certainly not a cut and paste from the first game. The story adds a lot to the universe, introducing a lot of back-story. Over all, I really liked the direction they took here. The conversations feel more polished and the writing was top notch. They even explained away Shepard's death from the first game in such a way as to not treat the player like an idiot.