Summary: As with other reviewers, I get the "Failed to authenticate the disc" message and the game quits. This after a looooong, two disc, but successful (supposedly) installation. I, too, will never purchase another Electronic Arts game.
EA's Activation Process is self serving They do not care about the customer
7 April 2012
Summary: Just purchased the downloadable version of Mass Effect 2. Trying to activate the game wasted 45 minutes of my afternoon and it still does not work.. Amazon will not refund the purchase price and told me to contact EA. I cannot rate the game because I cannot activate the game. Now i have to look forward to spending time with EA customer support troubleshooting their mistakes.
Summary: Something is messed up with the installer. It didn't install an activation.exe file compatible with 64 bit windows, which means I can't play it. After an hour of EA customer service, I have to re download the game from origin. This is NOT a review of the game (I haven't even been able to play it yet).
Summary: I got the downloaded version. No trouble there. The innane conversations are really annoying. The lack of a manual for the download is a minus. However the game play is tedious and I lost interest after an hour or so. I guess I'm spoiled by Modern Warfare and my memory of the old classics like Quake and Half Life.
Summary: Make sure you google can you run it and see if you computer system can run it. After purchase I found out none of my 4 computer could run it. It take a top end system to do so. I can run WOW and other games but NOT THIS ONE. I can not get my money back either so I am out everyway around.
Summary: A bug in the PC version ruined it. The button just wont respond in mine when I try to hack something, no matter what the key binding is set to. You have to use hack to pass that part in the game, so unfortunately, I couldn't play any farther. I was so mad. No wonder this game was on sale for $4.99, I guess something had to be wrong with it.
Summary: When I downloaded this game and I tried to play it wouldnt even turn on. So I payed for this game that I had good hopes for it and the the game dosent even work. I payed good money and the peace of crap dosnt work.