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Third party DRM: Origin

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As Commander Shepard, you lead an elite squad on a heroic, action-packed adventure throughout the galaxy.

Discover the imminent danger from an ancient threat and battle the traitorous Saren and his deadly army to save civilization. The fate of all life depends on your actions!

  • 2007 New York Times Game of the Year
  • A Stunning universe with high resolution graphics and textures
  • Controls and interface optimized for PC gamers
  • Includes free additional content — face off against the horrific Batarians
  • Customize your character and embark on a pulse-pounding adventure in an immersive open-ended storyline
  • Incredible real-time character interaction
  • Thrilling, tactical combat as you lead an elite squad of three
  • Interplanetary exploration of an epic proportion

Customer reviews


Not my favorite, but sets up a great trillogy

The1337N00Bx | July 22, 2015 | See all The1337N00Bx's reviews »

I found this game to be a bit harder to get into than the later of the two games and less enjoyable, but a great story nonetheless. There is basically unlimited ammo as well, which takes some of the challenge out of it as well. The setup it has for the later games though is amazing and needed to get into the others. Would definitely recommend this game.


Start of a top 5 trilogy

vipe_1 | Dec. 9, 2014 | See all vipe_1's reviews »

Mass Effect is quite simply the greatest video game space epic made. The trilogy of games Mass Effect becomes is rare blend of genres, themes and gameplay styles not seen in really any other game. As an RPG, Mass Effect is perhaps a little more "action" to truly fit the genre completely. Characters are top notch and the connection your character will have with you and the NPCs in the game is unparalleled. The story is top and sound are highlights as well for the genre. I did find Mass Effect 1 to be a little more buggy than the others, and some slowdowns present themselves in large areas. You may or may not like the vehicle segments. That is pretty much the only downsides to this game. Mass Effect is a must play for anyone and one of the greatest games of all time.


Should be the Standard for Space Adventures

mikenotcaptain | Dec. 9, 2014 | See all mikenotcaptain's reviews »

Mass Effect was designed to be an ambitious game, an RPG, 3rd person shooter, choose your own path, space adventure game. This game would be a daunting task for anyone, let alone creating a new universe with new races, history, lore, and etc. This game accomplished what it set out to do in many ways. The gameplay was great and so were the graphics. Character development and story progression were done very well also. Looking back, I don't see much that the game did not do right, except the planet exploration was tedious and just took away from the game. This game also has my favourite ending song. I would suggest this title to anyone who loved space adventures.


The best of Star Wars and Star Trek combined.

heerox328 | Dec. 7, 2014 | See all heerox328's reviews »

Do you enjoy science fiction? Do you enjoy a bit a fantasy? Do you enjoy tactical shooters with a party-based system? Mass Effect may be the franchise for you. It is an epic tale of the exploits of Commander Shepard and his crew on the Normandy. This game is a bit dated now and the combat isn't the greatest, but there are mods to rectify some of these issues, especially the visuals. I'd recommend this game for the incredible story, companions, and voice acting alone. It's an absolute marvel to explore and learn about this new universe and how it all works together. This game also features exploration and pivotal vehicle play, unlike its predecessors.Not a perfect game, but definitely one of the best RPGs of the last generation and one of the hottest franchises in gaming. You will not want to miss this if you have not experienced the wonder that is Mass Effect. Newcomer or returning fan, this is a game you don't want to miss.


The first of an amazing series

adboyum | Sept. 15, 2014 | See all adboyum's reviews »

If you are an RPG fan then this game is a must have! It has created a universe with endless possibilities. The characters in this game are fantastic and you really grow to care about them. The story is so epic all the way through and leaves you wanted to continue to play the second game because you just have to know the next part of the story. The gameplay is something that takes a little getting use to. However, once you've mastered it, you have a lot of fun! It's a good mix of shooting action with that awesome side of Sci-Fi magic! Definitely recommend this game!