Mass Effect Andromeda is right around the corner, launching in the US tomorrow and EU on the 23rd March. The latest in the Mass Effect franchise was available on EA Access and Origin Access, where players had access to 10 hours worth of gameplay.
The reviews are now in and although most players have had the opportunity before the official launch to form their own opinion of the game, you can read all the latest reviews below.
IGN – 7.7/10
“Mass Effect: Andromeda is an expansive action role-playing game with a few great moments that recapture the high points of the landmark trilogy that came before it, and energetic combat and fantastic sound effects contribute to a potent sci-fi atmosphere. Without consistently strong writing or a breakout star in its cast to carry it through the long hours and empty spaces, however, disappointments like a lack of new races, no companion customization, and major performance problems and bugs take their toll.” Read the full review.
PC Gamer – 80/100
“Ten years ago, the first Mass Effect packed a seasons’ worth of TV sci-fi into a game and put you in the role of director and lead character. Its sequels took your decisions and spun them into series-spanning arcs, held onto the characters you liked and built deep relationships around them. There is a reason that Shepard’s trilogy means as much as it does to so many people.” Read the full review.
Polygon – 7.5/10
“Mass Effect has a passionate following, but you’d be hard-pressed to find just one reason for that passion. Some people love the characters; others, the sci-fi world it creates. Others loved the RPG systems of the first or the power-based combat of the second, or the cooperative multiplayer of the third. Change has been a constant, and in that respect, Mass Effect: Andromeda has shifted more than its predecessors in the five years since the series’ last installment.” Read the full review.
Gamespot – 6/10
“After the first few hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda, I was discouraged–maybe even a little distraught. Within that short span of time, I’d already encountered unconvincing animations, bog standard missions, clunky user interface, stilted dialogue–basically every red flag you hope to avoid when approaching a lengthy shooter-RPG powered equally by action and story.” Read the full review.
Mass Effect Andromeda is available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.