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Mass Effect

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
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  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 12 years and over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PC
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  • ASIN: B0015M0PYI
  • Item Weight: 159 g
  • Release Date: 6 Jun 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,978 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC

Product Description

You take the role of Commander Shepard starship Normandy, the last hope for all life in the Galaxy. Saren, a rogue member of the elite and untouchable Spectre agents, has discovered the secret to unleashing an apocalyptic force upon the galaxy, and only you stand in his way. To save the lives of billions, you must do whatever it takes to stop Saren and prevent the return of an ancient force bent on the destruction of all organic life.

  • Experience a rich and engrossing story where your choices decide the fate of a galaxy
  • Engage in emotionally charged interactions with the most realistic digital actors ever seen in a video game, using an innovative new dialog system
  • Immerse yourself in an incredible new adventure from world-famous masters of the RPG - BioWare
  • Stunning high resolution graphics for PC
  • Optimised GUI and controls for PC gamers
  • Dominate the battlefield with new individual squad member command system

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Story Summary:

You take the role of Commander Shepard starship Normandy, the last hope for all life in the Galaxy. Saren, a rogue member of the elite and untouchable Spectre agents, has discovered the secret to unleashing an apocalyptic force upon the galaxy, and only you stand in his way. To save the lives of billions, you must do whatever it takes to stop Saren and prevent the return of an ancient force bent on the destruction of all organic life.

Highlights:

Experience a rich and engrossing story where your choices decide the fate of a galaxy
Engage in emotionally charged interactions with the most realistic digital actors ever seen in a video game, using an innovative new dialog system
Immerse yourself in an incredible new adventure from world-famous masters of the RPG BioWare
Stunning high resolution graphics for PC
Optimised GUI and controls for PC gamers
Dominate the battlefield with new individual squad member commandsystem


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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best RPG I have ever played! 28 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm not going to touch on the SecuROM issues. That's been well covered by other posters - if you can get it without SecuROM (e.g. through Steam), do so. However you get it (legally), get this game.

The first in an expected trilogy of games from Bioware, Mass Effect is nothing short of exceptional. It is probably the first RPG I've played where I immediately wanted to create a new character just to see how my choices in the first playthrough might have gone differently. This game is extremely deep, contains a great deal of non-linear play, and has incredible replay value.

To give that a little context, I have quite a few classic great games that every so often I'll pull out and replay, that never really get old. Mass Effect left me not wanting to wait.

First, sound: virtually all dialogue is voice-acted, with some big names providing a professional touch to an incredibly immersive experience. There's a fair amount of background sound & dialogue, some of which can be quite humourous. The music is well done and has its own unique touch about it, something that is increasingly hard to do with so many sci-fi games & movies.

Graphically, the game is a joy to behold. You may have to play with some settings to get it quite right (shadows by default for example can display incorrectly on some people's machines) but as a general rule, the visuals are most impressive. One aspect worth mentioning is that the graphics aren't super-realistic, and this more stylised approach actually made the places and people seem more real to me.

The real beauty of the game is in the gameplay and depth. There are countless choices to be made about how you progress through the game, from character creation onwards.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent start to a promising trilogy 14 Nov 2009
By Anima
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Ever since I finished playing the masterful Baldur's Gate II, I've been longing for another epic, worthy Bioware RPG and I must say that Mass Effect comes fairly close. Set in Bioware's self-created space opera universe, which features an incredible amount of depth and character, you play as prominent human military agent Commander Shepard. The story is suitably epic, with what begins as a hunt for a mysterious, rogue agent ends in a mission with galactic consequences. Whilst the plot seems a little vague in the beginning, it pays off big style at the end.

Probably the most interesting thing about Mass Effect is the combat - the blend of a third-person action game with cool tactical elements that is influenced by the RPG / character development aspects feels perfectly natural and is great fun (I never want to play an RPG with boring combat again). Though the cover system and AI squad mates have their foibles, the gunplay and halo-style shield system along with the use of Bioware's interesting take on psychic powers (force push!) and tech / hacking abilities (who broke your shields?) more than make up for it. In most RPGs I normally feel like going back to exploring / character interaction after spending ages in repetitive combat, but in Mass Effect the opposite is true (and the character interaction and exploration aspects are actually rather good).

Besides the combat, Mass Effect is an example of old-fashioned RPG goodness. The presentation is extremely film-like, with excellent cutscenes and voice acting. The fully-voiced conversations are also highly cinematic, which is helped with the novel, short-hand conversation system where you choose a phrase instead of everything your character actually says thus conducting a realistic conversation.
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135 of 151 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Spolit by the SecuROM DRM... 2 July 2008
By matt...
Platform for Display:PC
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
After recently rebuilding my PC I decided I had to try out with some new games - Mass Effect was the first I bought.

I'd read about issues with the DRM (digital rights management) software, but as I'm used to BioWare games and have played most of their releases on the PC I wasn't worried.

That was my first mistake, after receiving the game from Amazon I was surprised to see that my machine wasn't reading the discs, oh well I thought, there must be a fault in the manufacturing process...

I returned the discs to Amazon and the customer service team dispatched a replacement so quickly it arrived the following day.

Unfortunately I encountered the same problem with the second set of DVDs!

Thinking that lightning rarely strikes twice, I started a very thorough search of the internet to try to address the problem, as well as contacting the game's publishers EA who I am still awaiting a response from.

It turns out that the issue stems from the DRM software that appears to prevent certain DVD burners from working successfully with the game - in my case it stopped the drive reading them all together!

Eventually I managed a workaround having to use a 6 year old DVD ROM drive to install the game.

Thankfully the game doesn't need the discs to play so I could go back to using the DVD burner in the machine, and I was able to enjoy the Mass Effect experience - which is fantastic, looks brilliant and so far has run flawlessly!

While I'm only part way through the game I thought it only fair to post the issues I had with installing it, as well as saying thank you to Amazon for their fantastic customer service!

It seems a shame that yet again the DRM software has taken up the majority of a review and overshadowed the developers hard work in putting together an excellent gaming experience.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some problems, but good game
It took me a while to get this game working, as it requires several patches and compatibility modes to be active, but the game itself is very good, the only slight issue I have... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Dom Brady
5.0 out of 5 stars 5*'s
Haven't installed this particular copy yet but I've been told it's a brilliant game and IGN score it at 9.2/10. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dean Harris
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
qouldn't even work on my pc
Published 3 months ago by Geoff Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
Started late on the mass effect game series and with me not being fan of sci-fi's generally, it amazed me how into i got into this game. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Constantine66548
1.0 out of 5 stars Unplayable - Very Disappointing
Crashes and freezes constantly making it unplayable and very annoying. Google 'Mass Effect crashes' and read about it before wasting any money on this frisbee
Published 9 months ago by Jefrus
5.0 out of 5 stars Top RPG
First part of Mass Effect trilogy is just great. You will find everything here, action. good story, big world to explore. Many hours of gameplay. Highly recommended.
Published 10 months ago by Darius81
5.0 out of 5 stars True Mass Effect
This game is nothing short of amazing compared to ME3 and ME2. I have played it and it works smoothly on Win 7.
Published 12 months ago by DenNarwhal
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game
Cheap and arrived quickly, I ordered this one and mass effect 2 in a bundle. I don't have anything bad to say about it, worth the money.
Published 13 months ago by Sarah Harris
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the full kilo
MASS EFFECT is a mixed bag of a game: everything about it is good in some ways but not in others. The most notable achievement perhaps is the rich storyline and detailed universe... Read more
Published 15 months ago by sft
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game Bad Desicion Over Drm/Securom
I won't cover the securom but the game
1 This game trilogy is a must buy as you can import your progress/saves to the 2nd and 3rd
2 You choose what you say through a... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Leslie Johnson
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