Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    At this point, 800 MS Points ($10) for Leviathan seems just about right if you liked Mass Effect 3 and want some of the lore explained at greater depth even if some of the fights are a little frustrating.
  2. Oct 14, 2012
    82
    Mass Effect 3: Leviathan has some interesting lore for Mass Effect buffs, too bad most of it was already revealed in the Extended Cut DLC. The combination of detective work and action is fun none the less. It doesn't come close to the greatness of ME2's Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC, but it's still worth the price. [Sept 2012]
  3. Oct 4, 2012
    80
    If you are still mad about the way the game ended, the Leviathan DLC probably isn't for you.
  4. Sep 17, 2012
    70
    It entertains but will not affect your comprehension of the universe created by BioWare. It's for all who breathe Mass Effect.
  5. Sep 14, 2012
    93
    For those who still haven't had a chance to enjoy the amazing experience of Mass Effect 3, the DLC will integrate well with your experience and enhance an already enjoyable game, but for anyone looking for a reason to dust off their copy of ME3 for Leviathan, the DLC may prove too much trouble for such a brief expansion and not worth the $10 price tag. If you're a hardcore ME fan however, you won't want to miss out on the exciting content revealed about the Mass Effect universe.
  6. Sep 7, 2012
    75
    For fans of not just the three games in this series but the lore behind them, this DLC is almost a must play for the story alone.
  7. Sep 6, 2012
    80
    BioWare is having some trouble implementing bits and pieces of the Mass Effect lore in Mass Effect 3. Nevertheless, Leviathan is a "must buy" for hardcore fans of the franchise due to its absolutely essential -story wise- last five minutes.
  8. Sep 6, 2012
    73
    Leviathan is a short-lived experience that lasts only three hours, and that is just an uninspired add-on for Mass Effect 3.
  9. Sep 5, 2012
    80
    I think diehard fans are going to love the story while more casual gamers might appreciate the perks and extras that come out of it, especially the Dominate bonus power.
  10. Sep 5, 2012
    80
    This is the kind of expansion that, if you haven't played Mass Effect 3 yet, you should add this to your first experience through the game. If you have played through Mass Effect 3 already, this will help make sense of some unanswered questions.
  11. It's just a shame that such an admirable piece of Mass Effect DLC, the best so far behind Lair of the Shadow Broker, is undermined by the way the trilogy finishes.
  12. Sep 3, 2012
    70
    Leviathan manages to just about recapture what makes Mass Effect compelling, but by failing to develop any of the game's most central characters it struggles to find a place in a narrative that many of us will already be done with.
  13. Sep 1, 2012
    60
    Leviathan's standout sequence could have been remarkable, had developer BioWare directed the tempo as carefully as it had done before. Yet for all its meandering, the adventure occasionally stumbles onto something special, and the sparks of brilliance that make this series so beloved are ignited once more. If only they'd shone brighter and remained longer.
  14. Aug 31, 2012
    60
    Despite some interesting visuals and world-building BioWare just can't escape from the shadow of Mass Effect 3's ending, or the now overfamiliar action.
  15. 80
    What's here isn't radical, ending-altering content, so much as a slightly uneven but deeply worthwhile journey that adds intriguing lore to the series' canon - and instills a wide-eyed sense that we're nowhere near done with this universe.
  16. Aug 29, 2012
    70
    Leviathan is a rich adventure for those who are willing to reopen the door on Commander Shepard's story, and a worthwhile chapter of lore within the Mass Effect canon. But for those who have already moved on it is perhaps reassuring that, at the end of it all, those goalposts lie largely unmoved.
  17. Aug 29, 2012
    84
    Leviathan is Mass Effect 3 with a touch of X-Files' atmosphere and LA Noire's investigations. What's not broken (or broken, depending on your point of view) hasn't been fixed, and the new narrative and gameplay angles are welcomed and unobtrusive. After a couple of pedestrian post-release offerings, Leviathan feels like a confident return to form, and it boasts one hell of a payoff for Mass Effect's greater narrative.
  18. Aug 29, 2012
    80
    For those who haven't completed the game, or for those who who eat, sleep, and breathe Mass Effect, the information in Mass Effect 3: Leviathan is a must-see. For players who've wrapped Commander Shepard's adventure and long since moved on, there's nothing here that truly warrants reopening those old wounds, although it remains an interesting, well-crafted quest in and of itself.
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 91 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 3 out of 19
  1. Aug 31, 2012
    6
    Like most DLC for games I usually have the same issue. It's not as interesting as the main game and it isn't long enough to justify for the price. Leviathan starts off great but doesn't lead towards anything epic. It's three missions long and not much happens. That said, I still had fun with it. I say to wait for when it's on sale. Full Review »
  2. Sep 3, 2012
    1
    This overpriced DLC does not contain enough gameplay to justify the price, and the story does nothing to rectify Mass Effect 3's worst-ever-for-a-game ending. Everything you do in this DLC is made meaningless at the end anyway; why waste your cash? Full Review »
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    3
    An attempt to explain something better left off mysterious, containing poorly thought out escort fights,. Leviathan should be left sitting at the bottom of the deep. Full Review »