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Mass Effect 2
8.7 out of 10

Mass Effect 2

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Overall 9
9.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 10
10
Storyline 10
10
Originality 6
6.0

All You Did Was Save My Life

RPGamer
27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Mass Effect : a delicious concoction of nearly every over-used sci-fi concept ever imagined blended together in such a way to create a wholly unique universe, and a game that's easily stolen several weeks of my life over the past two years.
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Overall 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 8
8.0
Storyline 8
8.0
Originality 6
6.0

Massively Streamlined

RPGamer
27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: The original Mass Effect was my very first BioWare RPG. While I was a big fan of the story, characters, dialogue, and world, the combat and other mechanics didn't really cut it for me. The gameplay was too much of a shooter and all of the RPG components were more cumbersome than anything.
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Overall 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
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Storyline 10
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Originality 8
8.0

A True Mass-terpiece

RPGamer
27 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Mass Effect 2 is not just the second entry in the already beloved Mass Effect series, but also a full realization of the concepts and ideas first put forth in the original game. It is easily one of BioWare's best titles, which says a lot about the developer of past works such as Baldur's Gate and...
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

GameSpot
31 March 2011
  • Summary: The Mass Effect universe has a galaxy's worth of potential; it's too bad that Mass Effect 2 's final add-on, Arrival, squanders it so readily. If you play Mass Effect 2 exclusively for the shooting, Arrival's predictable action will put your itchy trigger finger to good use.
  • Pros: Atmospheric environments, The action is entertaining
  • Cons: No real decisions to make, Glitches and other execution flaws, No memorable dialogue or characters
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Overall 6
6.0

Mass Effect 2 "Arrival" DLC Review

Strategy Gaming Online
30 March 2011
  • Excerpt: With the third and final chapter in Commander Shepard's trilogy coming this fall, BioWare has been working on ways to get us excited for
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Mass Effect 2: The Arrival DLC Preview

GamePro.com
25 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Shepard prepares to throwdown with the big bad of the Mass Effect universe in the epilogue to Mass Effect 2.
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Mass Effect 2 on PS3

GamePro.com
16 December 2010
  • Excerpt: PS3 owners are finally getting Mass Effect 2, and it's coming with a number of improvements and refinements, most notably a fully interactive motion comic detailing the events of ME1.
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Overall 10
10

Mass Effect 2

D+PAD
2 December 2010
  • Conclusion: Everything about the game – plots, combat, progression, characters – comes together in a tidy, satisfying package. I’m not going to mention anything about the story, either, other than that’s it’s all very exciting and ultimately left me desperate for the trilogy to be concluded in Mass Effect 3.
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Overall 7
6.5

Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker review

PCGamer Online
2 November 2010
  • Conclusion: Takes a dangling plot thread and ties it up, but unsatisfyingly and with a lot of repetitious combat.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
9 September 2010
  • Summary: The beautiful and regal Liara T'Soni was one of several memorable party members in the original Mass Effect , so it was disappointing to see her relegated to a decidedly minor role in that role-playing game's sequel.
  • Pros: Absolutely dripping with atmosphere, Lots of excellent combat, Exciting vehicle sequence, Two enjoyable boss fights
  • Cons: Mass Effect 2's usual quirks pop up
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