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Mass Effect 3

by Electronic Arts
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard
Format: Box
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  • A rich, branching storyline: Experience a sci-fi epic with multiple endings determined by your choices and actions throughout the game.
  • Massive in scope: Battle on many worlds across the galaxy as you unite the ultimate force to take back the Earth before it's too late.
  • Large-scale and intelligent enemies: Battle enormous enemies and take on a smarter type of foe that will consistently challenge your best combat tactics and put you on the edge of your seat.
  • Unlock a customizable arsenal: Tailor each weapon with devastating upgrades including scopes, grips, barrels and dozens of other unique attachments. Each weapon boasts its own powerful impact and visual flair.
  • Unleash death from afar or go toe-to-toe: Customize your soldier and squad to engage the enemy on your terms. A huge variety of weapons, abilities and equipment allow you to combat the enemy in your preferred style of play.


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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box
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  • ASIN: B004T8C20U
  • Item Weight: 118 g
  • Release Date: 9 Mar. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (298 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,256 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box

Manufacturer's Description

Go weapons-hot in a fully immersive sci-fi epic that reacts to every decision you make.

Not everyone will survive. An ancient alien race, known only as “Reapers”, has launched an all-out invasion leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You are Commander Shepard, a character that you can forge in your own image. You determine how events will play out, which planets to explore, and whom to form alliances with as you rally a force to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all. How you wage this war is completely up to you: go into combat with guns blazing or use cover to plan a more tactical assault. Utilize your squad to full effect or take a lone wolf approach. Rain death from a distance or go toe–to-toe with enemies using devastating melee attacks. Mass Effect 3 will react to each decision you make as you play through a truly unique experience of your own creation.

Features:

  • A rich, branching storyline: Experience a sci-fi epic with multiple endings determined by your choices and actions throughout the game.
  • Massive in scope: Battle on many worlds across the galaxy as you unite the ultimate force to take back the Earth before it’s too late.
  • Large-scale and intelligent enemies: Battle enormous enemies and take on a smarter type of foe that will consistently challenge your best combat tactics and put you on the edge of your seat.
  • Unlock a customizable arsenal: Tailor each weapon with devastating upgrades including scopes, grips, barrels and dozens of other unique attachments. Each weapon boasts its own powerful impact and visual flair.
  • Unleash death from afar or go toe-to-toe: Customize your soldier and squad to engage the enemy on your terms. A huge variety of weapons, abilities and equipment allow you to combat the enemy in your preferred style of play.

Please note that all PC Video Games require the installation of additional client software, in this case the ‘Origin Application Software’ (see www.origin.com/about). For more information, including the Origin End User License Agreement that must be accepted, please see www.ea.com/1/product-eulas.


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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Living With Origin 2 April 2013
Access Method:Box|Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I love Mass Effect. It's sci-fi heaven with heaps of action, a deep plot and awesome cinemagrophy. However, as an overall product Mass Effect 3 has so far caused me more frustration and bitter disappointment than it has joy.

I'm totally mystified by Origins logic when they put this package together. I'll try to brief here. I'm leaving for work overseas the next day, so I go out and treat myself to Mass Effect 3 so I have something to play whilst away. It's the evening before my travels and I decide to get the game installed. In my experience most games install in about 10 minutes. But (and don't ask me why) Mass Effect 3 wants you to download the files! Yes, that's right, all ~10GB of them. You have this perfect, new-smelling DVD disc in the drive, but it's completely useless, because Origin thought we'd like that. My internet connection was used entirely by Origin's clever (?) install process for my remaining hours at home and to be honest there were other things I could've been doing.

Being wise to modern copy protection methods I had the savvy to run the game before leaving for work, knowing, chances are it'll ask me to activate. I ran the game, entered my serial code then, after getting to the main menu, exited and put Origin in offline mode. A few days later when outside the UK, I decided to play Mass Effect 3. Could I? No. For whatever reason, it was asking to be activated again. `Sign in with your Origin account to activate Mass Effect 3 on this computer'. But I already did that! It would be a week or so until I'd have a connection again. I activated it again when I next had the opportunity and it let me play for several days without a connection (Wow!). It wasn't to be the end of it though.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DRM Disappointment 6 Mar. 2013
Access Method:Box| Platform for Display:PC| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
I am a huge fan of Bioware's games and couldn't wait for ME3 but unfortunately I've not played it six months on from receiving it.

The digital rights management is worse than any product I've ever owned and involves installing launcher bloatware and signing up for accounts just to play what is in effect a single player game. Even most online only games don't make you jump through half as many hoops. I also work at sea where I have no internet. I play multiplayer games at home when I have a connection then take some single player games such as ME3 offshore with me, but of course ME3 cannot be played without an internet connection.

There was also a problem registering my key to my bioware account which their customer service team was very slow in helping with. In short after several frustrating hours trying to get it working I gave up and put it aside and will probably now never play it, which makes me very sad as the series was brilliant.

I rarely buy products outside of steam these days, and this has really emphasized why.
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46 of 51 people found the following review helpful
By Paul
Access Method:Box|Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Mass Effect 3 contains some of the best written storytelling in videogame history. Unfortunately, the final moments of the game also contain some of the laziest and worst moments I can remember.

Up until the last half hour or so, the game is a breathtaking rollercoaster ride where the majority of the plot points from the previous two games are tied up skilfully in a satisfying way that connects well with whatever decisions you'd made in the previous games. If you'd saved this alien race, or that scientist's data, or sided with this faction over that faction, it was all remembered, recorded, reacted to, and made the universe seem unique to your own experiences.

The ending though makes little sense, features a badly written Deus Ex Machina ass-pull, and has events with repercussions that seem to render most of what you've achieved in this and previous games pointless. It left me feeling confused, annoyed, and gave me no sense of closure. The much trumpeted "TAKE BACK EARTH" slogan on all the advertising ultimately felt ignored, and the final message players are left with is to "Buy DLC" to continue the commander's adventures.

At that point I realised that though it was a rollercoaster ride, a lot of the previous games intricacies had been stripped away, railroading the player through what boiled down to be a big bunch of fetch quests. (31 quests (out of a total of 68) were fetch quests. Mass Effect 1 had more quests 73, and only 5 of them were fetch quests.)

A good story (until the end) but it doesn't really do justice to the series as a whole, and the all pervading sense of railroading only highlights what's been stripped out of this game.

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Fun Combat.
Giant Setpieces.
Great and funny voice acting.
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54 of 60 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very mixed 16 April 2012
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Mass Effect 3 is very difficult to review because it hits boths glorious highs and abyssal lows.

The highs:

1. Gameplay is an extremely polished version of ME2s and is extremely fun with a wider variety of enemies and far more tactical scenarios available.
2. RPG elements are back with a far wider ability to customise armour and weapons and the options to trade power cooldowns for more or better guns.
3. Some of the mission sequences are truely awesome (and utterly heartbreaking)
4. Your squads intereacts with each other are funny/touching/heartbreaking and you always want more.

The niggles:

1. Origin is not the world's best system so be prepared to have to various sessions of restarting Origin and/or the machine in order to force the installation to complete. Once in the game I had no problems though so it is irritating rather than critical.
2. There is a bug with importing character faces so if you really attached to your character's face caution is advised.
3. The cutscenes are long, unpausable and unskippable so if (like me) your character's face glitches half way through it can wreck the whole scene.

The lows:

1. The endings are every single bit as bad as everyone says being not just bleak but also illogical and frankly incomprensible. Any attempt to explain them ends up with a wizard did it.
2. I hope you like fighting Cerberus because you will spend most of the game fighting them rather than the Reapers.
3. The 'best' ending is not acheivable in single player so you would either need to play MP or do the iOS app - alternatively just look it up on youtube.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 1 month ago by Dawn Goldsmith
1.0 out of 5 stars A bit of a con.
This game won't install from the DVDs. It will force you instead, through its software client Origin, to download the entire 10 GB of the game. Read more
Published 1 month ago by abb1812
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
nice item
Published 2 months ago by Mr. W. Naylor
5.0 out of 5 stars cd not working
Though the CD DIDN'T WORK the game is the best of the best.
Published 2 months ago by Filip
1.0 out of 5 stars Serial No. not accepted by Origin server, gane can't be download
Seller has to check availabilkity with Origin, if game was used Origin server do not accepted and can't be doawload. I have same bad expereince.
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Published 2 months ago by eugeniu
5.0 out of 5 stars Mass Effect
Awsome game
Published 2 months ago by Mr P.Whyte
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Cannot remember this item!
Published 2 months ago by John Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars ENDING WAS FANTASTIC; CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE NEGATIVITY
So I just recently played and completed mass effect 2 and 3 and I cannot understand the abundance of negative reviews here. I feel I have to clear things up. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Casualgamer
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
very good animated cut scenes, again you cannot really stretch and search, its basically follow the trail
Published 2 months ago by bill lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Devastated that it's all over!
See my comments for Mass Effect 2. You will be reunited with some if not most of the ME 2 characters and, frankly, I don't see the point of entering the ME franchise with this game... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chukkaman
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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box