ESRB Rating

May contain mature sexual themes, more intense violence and/or strong language.

Release Date

US: 2007-11-20

Genre: RPG

Mass Effect

Also available for: PC, PS3

Set 200 years in the future in an epic universe, Mass Effect places gamers in a vast galactic community in danger of being conquered by a legendary agent gone rogue. A spectacular new vision from legendary developers BioWare, Mass Effect challenges players to lead a squad of freedom fighters as they struggle against threatening armies to restore peace in the land.

Mass Effect is the first in a trilogy of games with an overarching story. As the first human Specter – sworn defenders of galactic peace – your mission is to halt the advancing armies of a legendary agent gone rogue. But as you lead your elite team across hostile alien worlds, you will discover the true threat is far greater than anyone imagined.

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Ratings for Mass Effect

Rating Description
Presentation A new high mark for storytelling in games. Gameplay can be confusing at first due to a lack of good tutorials.
Graphics One of the most artistically and technically beautiful games of all time. Unfortunately, the engine can't keep up and slowdown is rampant.
Sound An unprecedented amount of top-notch voice work.
Gameplay The RPG elements are outstanding. Glitches, poor AI, and weak squad mechanics weigh the game down.
Lasting Appeal Sure to be a classic RPG that is talked about (and played) for years.
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