Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. No matter the reasoning, "Stolen Memory" is something every Mass Effect junkie should own, if not just to justify popping the disk in again.
  2. Brief as it is, its two hours of new content bears the Bioware standard of excellence. If your ship's decks are looking a little lonely of late, consider taking this crafty criminal's services for a spin.
  3. Sure, it is more of a great game, but for only a couple of hours maximum of game play it hardly seems an appropriate price point.
  4. Mass Effect 2 enthusiasts should consider Kasumi’s Stolen Memory as a must buy, because of its interesting value and charismatic main character.
  5. The combat scenarios escalate nicely as you battle your way out of Hock's fortress home, culminating in a robust boss battle that is predictable yet very satisfying.
  6. Kasumi - Stolen Memory is money well spent and a great expansion to Mass Effect 2 that tells the story about the space ninja Kasumi Goto. It really fits in the universe and feels like a natural add-on that all Mass Effect-fans should get.
  7. A fun little mission and Kasumi herself is well written. Too bad that we can't have any real dialogue with her once the mission is over. Also it still feels like cheating to just give us one mission instead of the normal two-part structure we get in the basic game. [May 2010]
  8. Ultimately, the question you have to ask yourself is if an hour-long mission and an underdeveloped new character are worth $7. To most people who have already played, beaten and put away Mass Effect 2 for good, the answer is a resounding no.
  9. 75
    Kasumi's Stolen Memory is a great little quest, but for most the "little" part will be a sticking point. At roughly an hour in length, this is one download that doesn't offer a lot of bang for your buck.
  10. Mass Effect die-hards will certainly want to invest, but more casual fans of the series might want to think twice before purchase.
  11. Kasumi's loyalty mission and her abilities as a combat partner are certainly enjoyable, but there won't be enough content to utilize her with if you've already finished the game and don't plan on re-embarking with a fresh start.
  12. Honestly, Kasumi's Loyalty Mission isn't that great. Also, you're only getting about an hour and a half (max) of additional content. At least the extra goodies and crew member are solid.
  13. A bit disappointing. It was easier to excuse issues with previous DLC because it was free, but at 560 Microsoft Points, we expected more from BioWare; by comparison, Zaeed Massani's mission was far more interesting. However, downloading it won't break the bank, and for the sake of completing the team, it's worth the cash.
  14. This short lived DLC, while fun, is just not enough to warrant a purchase for those looking to play it standalone. However, if you will be playing this DLC during a playthrough of the game itself, it may be worth it.
  15. As DLC goes, it's a decent mission and the extra items/character is cool to have. But for the price of entry it could have had a little more content. This add-on can only really be recommended for die hard fans with points to burn.
  16. Whilst it’s quite clear that BioWare are in a good run of form with their full retail titles, creating RPGs from the upper echelons of class and sophistication, Kasumi’s Stolen Memories is another piece of DLC that just goes to show that they haven’t taken that art across into their DLC.
  17. You can appreciate what BioWare are trying to do, but personally I am tired of collecting new crew members. I have a fine and full crew; so for myself, right now I would rather have more missions that develop the main story further or give me new ways to interact with the current crew members.
  18. The combat is fun and the references are clever, but this incredibly short downloadable add-on lacks character.
  19. Nothing more than a disappointing distraction.
  20. A disappointing and short piece of DLC that pales in comparison to the rest of Mass Effect 2. It doesn't help that it costs 560 Microsoft Points, either.
  21. An absolute disappointment when compared to the expectations that are attached to DLC packs that are this expensive. Kasumi – Stolen Memory needed to be longer and provide more back-story to the troubled thief.
  22. If you are just playing (or replaying) through Mass Effect 2, then grab this DLC and inject the added content into your adventure. But if you have been done with the game for a while, a lone new Achievement, an added team member, a very short new mission, and a scrap of new loot may not be enough for extended service aboard the Normandy.
  23. Another largely pointless download that fails to capitalise on any of Mass Effect 2's achievements.
  24. To summarize, the first batch of downloadable content for Mass Effect 2 is a little on the light side, and though the Kasumi mission is relatively cheap, it’s over so quickly that you’d better hope you don’t sneeze while playing it as you’ll miss the lot.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 70 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. MatthewH.
    Apr 7, 2010
    8
    This is a decent batch of DLC from Bioware. It boasts some stunning set pieces, a cool new weapon and Kasumi is definitely not a useless This is a decent batch of DLC from Bioware. It boasts some stunning set pieces, a cool new weapon and Kasumi is definitely not a useless character. It did run up a bit short though. It took me 45 minutes to beat this on veteran, and the overall experience, while great, felt like it should have cost 400ms instead of 560ms. If you only play through ME2 once and never again, then this is not recommended. If you play alot, then this is for you. Full Review »
  2. Jul 21, 2011
    7
    The real reason for buying this DLC is the addition of Kasumi to the roster. The DLC itself is relatively short and battles are standard ME2The real reason for buying this DLC is the addition of Kasumi to the roster. The DLC itself is relatively short and battles are standard ME2 fare. Shepard acting incognito is a nice change-up but it is does not live up to its potential. Full Review »
  3. Jun 12, 2011
    6
    This DLC for Mass Effect 2 adds in a very good squad member, who is fun to use and plays very differently from any other squad member.This DLC for Mass Effect 2 adds in a very good squad member, who is fun to use and plays very differently from any other squad member. However, the mission which is included with the pack is pretty average and not overly long. Specifically when compared with the Overlord pack, Kasumi does not seem like great value for money due to its brevity. Full Review »