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Mass Effect 2

A sequel to the bestselling action RPG developed by BioWare, continuing the story of Commander Shepard, who nearly lost his life attacked by a mysterious enemy after having beaten the Reapers during the final moments of Mass Effect. Restored to life by an enigmatic organization called Cerberus and considered rogue by his former allies, the protagonist assembles a team of daredevils capable of facing a new threat: the Collectors. In the game, we meet both the characters we met in the prequel, as well as a cast of entirely new heroes with unique physical and biotic abilities. As far as the gameplay mechanics are concerned, greater emphasis was placed on action elements, including a new, dynamic combat system. Character development and the equipment screen were, in turn, slightly simplified. What’s interesting, we can transfer our character from Mass Effect 1 to play the game. In such case, all moral choices will carry over and have some sort of consequences in Mass Effect 2.

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PC / Windows
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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 | PC

Mass Effect 2 release date for PC:

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26 January 2010 | Worldwide

Game mode: single player , size: 2 DVD
Game score 9.275 / 10 calculated out of 12983 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.7 / 10 calculated out of 916 players' votes.  

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 | XBOX 360

Mass Effect 2 release date for XBOX 360:

game language:

26 January 2010 | Worldwide

29 January 2010 | Europe PAL

Game mode: single player , size: 2 DVD
Game score 8.95 / 10 calculated out of 1545 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.3 / 10 calculated out of 399 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 3
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Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 | PS3

Mass Effect 2 release date for PS3:

game language:

18 January 2011 | Worldwide

21 January 2011 | Europe PAL

Game mode: single player , size: 1 BD
Game score 9.0 / 10 calculated out of 715 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.1 / 10 calculated out of 253 players' votes.  

Mass Effect 2 is the official continuation of the hit role-playing game issued in 2007. The game was developed by BioWare, the creators of Dragon Age, Baldur's Gate, Knights of the Old Republic and Jade Empire, just like its predecessor.

Mass Effect 2 takes us into the distant future, offering the possibility of exploring the galaxy inhabited by several intelligent alien races. The action takes place two years after the events of the first installment of the series, in 2185. Once again, we assume the role of Commander Shepard who, having successfully repelled the Reaper invasion, must face a new danger, namely, it turned out that human colonies are gradually disappearing at the edges of the galaxy. The protagonist is forced to ally himself with a ruthless organization called Cerberus and sets off on a suicide mission to investigate what happened to the colonists.

The game can begin in two ways: by creating a completely new character or by loading a saved game from the first Mass Effect. In the latter case, we can count on retaining the unlocked characteristics of the protagonist, but also on transferring information on all of the decisions we have taken so far. This, in turn, can have a significant impact on the gameplay. For example, an individual whom we previously helped, can now return the favor in some way. The main character is not forced to explore the game world alone, because just like in the first game of the series, we can lead a three-people party, choosing two henchmen according to our preferences, class, skills, or characteristics of a given mission. In Mass Effect 2, we command both the personalities known to fans of the series, including Tali'Zorah and Garrus Vakarian, as well as completely new characters such as Samara and Thane.

In the sequel, an even greater emphasis was put on spectacular combat. This time about twenty weapon classes were given at our disposal, as well as many interesting biotic powers which skillful application allows to win even more battles. In relation to the first Mass Effect, the targeting and commanding systems were improved. The damage system was also replaced with a better one, allowing for mutilation of enemies or blinding them a headshot, among other things. The gameplay is based not only on combat, though, some improvements were also made to the dialogue system. Now, a skillful selection of dialogue lines in combination with the use of personal charm or intimidation can now lead to even more interesting solutions and outcomes.

In order to move between the various location, we are still using a spaceship and select destination directly on the galaxy map. It is still possible to explore less important planets in search of interesting finds or minerals, although the developers significantly diversified the range of available side missions which resulted in the fact that no longer are they practically limited to elimination of hostiles.

Visuals Mass Effect 2 retains a graphical style similar to the first game in the series, also presenting a similar level of performance. During our adventures, we visit planets of diverse architecture and unusual flora and fauna. The events are still observed from the third-person perspective.

Uses: PlayStation Network
Mass Effect 2 Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 03 August 2010

This guide to the PC version of Mass Effect 2 contains a detailed info on all the quests available in the game, describing how to unlock them and telling about various ways of completing them.