Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jun 27, 2012
    90
    Mass Effect: Infiltrator honors de series. After the first and mediocre first attempt of EA and Bioware in iOS, now Mass Effect and its universe have a great adaptation, with ever growing content.
  2. Apr 4, 2012
    90
    Not just a great way to boost your Galaxy Readiness, but one of the best games the iOS platform has to offer.
  3. Apr 2, 2012
    85
    IronMonkey Studios have done a brilliant job in bringing a bite sized version of the Mass Effect story to the mobile world.
  4. Jul 17, 2012
    82
    Finally, and this may be inconsequential to the game, or indeed the entire Mass Effect universe, but why are there so many Australians in space?
  5. Mar 19, 2012
    80
    Mass Effect: Infiltrator isn't much of a companion piece to the new console game, but rather an independent action shooter that uses some familiar designs and set pieces from the console series. There is very little role-playing and even less story, but if you crave a challenging action-shooter that's all about stylish combat that mixes weapons and powers and top-tier production values then it doesn't get much better than this.
  6. Mar 13, 2012
    80
    A cover-based shooter with RPG elements and great visuals but little to no story, Mass Effect Infiltrator offers enjoyable, quick-burst gameplay in bite-sized pieces that feels right at home on a mobile device.
  7. Mar 12, 2012
    80
    I really did enjoy Mass Effect: Infiltrator and is serves as a wonder companion to the just released Mass Effect 3. I do wish it tied in story wise a little closer to that game, since I'd wager that most of us are playing the two concurrently. Despite this, it's given me a way to enjoy the world while away from home, and more Mass Effect is always a welcome sight.
  8. Mar 7, 2012
    80
    Tie-ins often get a bad rep (and for good reasons), but Mass Effect Infiltrator is worthy of play in its own right, which is high praise for games of this type - while not a true miniaturization of the full game, it captures the title's combat and style while providing something distinctly 'iOS' in its execution.
  9. Mar 6, 2012
    80
    Even though Infiltrator's controls could use a little tweaking, they're still extremely intuitive. The combat is very satisfying and exhilarating when it flows properly. Plus old chapters can be reloaded to earn even more cash if things start to get too tough. I have to admit I'm very, very impressed.
  10. Mar 13, 2012
    75
    An interesting spin-off to the main Mass Effect universe, only the most hardcore of fans will look past the repetitive on-rails game play and iffy controls.
  11. Jun 19, 2012
    70
    Technically convincing Mass Effect Infiltrator is a step forward for EA Mobile gaming but not a new point of arrival.
  12. Apr 17, 2012
    70
    Looks great, but plays in a way that proves that iPad is not an action games device. [Apr 2012]
  13. Mar 22, 2012
    70
    Mass Effect Infiltrator aims for cover based shooting on iOS and actually hits it pretty close to the mark. A couple of cover issues here and there don't spoil the enjoyment of a fast paced, tactical game with a lot of replay value. Whilst the story might be a tad bland for loyal fans of the series, Infiltrator is a sound game that all iOS users should try.
  14. Mar 12, 2012
    70
    Infiltrator provides a small slice of the big budget experience on a portable device, and there's a wonderful sense of satisfaction that comes from cutting through a small band of soldiers. It also helps that it's easy on the eyes and presents a decent story.
  15. Mar 8, 2012
    70
    Overall, Mass Effect fans could take or leave Infiltrator. It's not some important lost lore chapter. It's the best mobile Mass Effect experience yet, but it's got a long way to go to catch up with its console big brother.
  16. Mar 6, 2012
    70
    Granted, it's not some cheap mini-game or crappy animated comic, but it still feels more like a quickly-planned tie-in than a full standalone experience.
  17. Apr 3, 2012
    68
    A well-made lite tie-in rather than any meaningful canonical contribution. [Apr 2012, p.92]
  18. Mar 14, 2012
    65
    Infiltrator's rote and unexceptional gameplay doesn't live up to the promise of the game's gorgeous visuals. Gamers that don't mind some control frustrations will find a lot to like within the six hour campaign, but there are also plenty of ways the experience could have been spiced up and smoothed out.
  19. Jun 15, 2012
    61
    Infiltrator is just an average distraction for Mass Effect fans.
  20. Mar 14, 2012
    60
    Fantastic to look at and occasionally excellent to play, but too cumbersome and frustrating to do justice to the brand.
  21. Mar 13, 2012
    60
    Unless you're looking to get more mileage out of the "end" of the Mass Effect franchise (for now), I wouldn't recommend picking up Infiltrator for its current price. Although it offers a decent amount of shooting action, it's fairly generic, and doesn't really do anything other than offer a nice time waster for an afternoon.
  22. Mar 11, 2012
    60
    Good graphics are not enough. Infiltrator embraces the TPS gameplay letting down every RPG influence and offering an experience lacking every reference with the original series. It's better than Galaxy, but much more could have been done.
  23. Mar 10, 2012
    60
    This game disappoints Mass Effect fans, due to a bad control system and a too high price.
  24. Mar 8, 2012
    58
    Mass Effect Infiltrator is definetly an improvement over the horrible Galaxy, but still a disappointing attempt to deliver the Mass Effect universe on the App Store. Bland story and characters and boring gameplay mechanics are the major flaws that can't be overlooked.
  25. Apr 18, 2012
    50
    Mass Effect: Infiltrator is a generic third-person shooter that leaves out the best aspects of the franchise. While the combat is occasionally fun, it can quickly become repetitive and fiddly.
  26. Mar 31, 2012
    48
    Short development cycle or utter lack of talent? The abrupt ending supports the first of these theories. But, no matter the case, $6.99 is way too much for this piece of "entertainment".
  27. Mar 6, 2012
    25
    This game is one big mess (effect).
User Score
4.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    6
    It's actually pretty decent, but it's nothing like the real thing..just keep that in mind. Usually, I dislike shooting games on my iPad but this game actually has some decent controls, but they tend to be a bit chaotic sometimes. Also, if you're looking for a story like the real Mass Effect, don't buy this. The story is rather thin and paragon/renegade choices are limited to kill/don't kill. It's an ok shooter and it has some real nice graphics, but don't expect anything more. Full Review »
  2. May 6, 2013
    8
    Pretty decent game, played it on my Galaxy S2 and works great. Controls work pretty good, only wen you go in panic mode then you notice why you absolutely need a controller, keyboard etc etc. I like the game and enjoy it, I like that you can upload your progress to "Galaxy at war" So at the BioWare Social N7 HQ you have the info besides your Multi-player info. And it counts as war assets in ME3.

    Sure is nice to play around in the ME universe wen you have a spare moment.
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  3. Jun 19, 2012
    4
    i found this too expensive for such quality. the game is decent but not worth 6.99$. the story's not very interesting but the graphics are pretty cool.. Full Review »