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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 158 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 158

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  1. Jun 13, 2013
    0
    Nope, even with all of the dlc and patches, this game still sucks. There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already, the gameplay is gears of war lite with broken controls, the story in this particular chapter is atrociously written, the new squadmates suck and the ending still sucks. Not to be rude, but anyone who rates this highly clearly hasn't had much experience with good RPG's,Nope, even with all of the dlc and patches, this game still sucks. There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already, the gameplay is gears of war lite with broken controls, the story in this particular chapter is atrociously written, the new squadmates suck and the ending still sucks. Not to be rude, but anyone who rates this highly clearly hasn't had much experience with good RPG's, or good shooters for that matter, because this game sucks on both fronts, it has poor narrative, and the gameplay sucks so hard that it could suck a golf ball through a garden hose. Collapse
  2. Jan 8, 2015
    2
    I bought this based on positive reviews here, and couldn't believe how bad it was. Terrible voice acting, hilariously bad "uncanny-valley" graphics on faces, confusing menus, endless (and pointless) cut-scenes, and I hated the gameplay -- aiming/shooting was difficult and inaccurate, and the early parts of the campaign were not at all compelling. Everything about it felt clunky andI bought this based on positive reviews here, and couldn't believe how bad it was. Terrible voice acting, hilariously bad "uncanny-valley" graphics on faces, confusing menus, endless (and pointless) cut-scenes, and I hated the gameplay -- aiming/shooting was difficult and inaccurate, and the early parts of the campaign were not at all compelling. Everything about it felt clunky and unresponsive.

    Not really worth complaining about a game you can get for $12 used, but I had just finished Darksiders 2 and expected something as good -- it wasn't even close. Just not fun, and I gave up after a few hours of frustration.
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  3. Jun 13, 2013
    0
    Nope, even with all of the dlc and patches, this game still sucks. There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already, the gameplay is gears of war lite with broken controls, the story in this particular chapter is atrociously written, the new squadmates suck and the ending still sucks. Not to be rude, but anyone who rates this highly clearly hasn't had much experience with good RPG's,Nope, even with all of the dlc and patches, this game still sucks. There isn't much to say that hasn't been said already, the gameplay is gears of war lite with broken controls, the story in this particular chapter is atrociously written, the new squadmates suck and the ending still sucks. Not to be rude, but anyone who rates this highly clearly hasn't had much experience with good RPG's, or good shooters for that matter, because this game sucks on both fronts, it has poor narrative, and the gameplay sucks so hard that it could suck a golf ball through a garden hose. Collapse
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 60
    From the boring story, to the shallow single-player gameplay, to the dull characters, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition didn’t do anything for me to live up to its Wii U subtitle.
  2. Jan 15, 2013
    89
    Still great, but the port should have had more. [Feb 2013, p.77]
  3. Jan 14, 2013
    90
    Without doubt, Mass Effect 3: Special Edition is easily one of the best offerings on the Wii U right now, but it simply cannot be stressed enough that players must seek out the two previous games in the series before playing this one.