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  1. Sep 2, 2012
    10
    A great Story DLC, which I enjoyed every second i played it.
    Note: play the End again after completing the Missions - a new dialog option is available at the starchild - nothing big but nice
  2. Aug 29, 2012
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Answers, precious answers. Leviathan addresses the gaps in the history of the Mass Effect Universe that the core fans have been pulling their hair out over. Namely, how did this begin. In so ways it gives more than From Ashes and in one way, it gives less. Specifically, there is no new squad member available at the end of this chain of events. There are however, new weapon mods, new weapons, a new ability, and a trophy for you Captain's cabin. But those things aren't what most are looking for. The gameplay and the story are rewarding. As for as the plot, it's tight, coherent, and rewarding. The adventure is only about 3 hours depending how involved you want to get. There are pieces of lore scattered in datapads that are well thought out. In typical Bioware fashion (Jessica Chobot not included) the voice acting is superb. While it doesn't quite have the same gravitas as Lair of the Shadow Broker, it's still an excellent addition and worth downloading. What I still remain curious about is whether this chain of events plus those still to come will expand upon the end came choices instead of just adding perspective. Expand
  3. Aug 28, 2012
    9
    Leviathan is a much-needed addition to Mass Effect 3, and offers more than enough new content to merit the ten dollar pricetag. Squadmates finally interact during the scenes of the DLC and are no longer mute, and another aspect of the lore of Mass Effect re: Reapers and the origins of the Catalyst is revealed. There's tons of variety in terms of the enemies you will be fighting, and a fewLeviathan is a much-needed addition to Mass Effect 3, and offers more than enough new content to merit the ten dollar pricetag. Squadmates finally interact during the scenes of the DLC and are no longer mute, and another aspect of the lore of Mass Effect re: Reapers and the origins of the Catalyst is revealed. There's tons of variety in terms of the enemies you will be fighting, and a few of the levels are especially impressive - that's right, *levels*. While I don't like the change in reference to the purpose of the Reapers that ME3 gave us, Leviathan does more than enough to add context and make this unfortunate change tolerable. It unfortunately doesn't change the ending significantly, which may make it seem worthless to those still scarred by that abysmal climax, but it is entertaining otherwise and adds a hefty amount to your War Asset total. Glass half-full anyone? Expand
  4. Aug 30, 2012
    10
    This is fantastic dlc, equal to lair of the shadow broker. Its missions are extremely fun and are a fresh take on the mass effect formula and the story is great as well. For those who love Mass Effect this is a must have.
  5. Dec 3, 2012
    10
    What is wrong with you people? Mass Effect (1, 2 & yes, 3) is one of the greatest games/sci-fi series ever! I'm wondering if those who continue to repeat the "ending sucks" mantra have actually played through with the extended cut. The EC answers all your questions...yes, for those of you to challenged to figure it out before. Levithan is a great little addition to the overall game andWhat is wrong with you people? Mass Effect (1, 2 & yes, 3) is one of the greatest games/sci-fi series ever! I'm wondering if those who continue to repeat the "ending sucks" mantra have actually played through with the extended cut. The EC answers all your questions...yes, for those of you to challenged to figure it out before. Levithan is a great little addition to the overall game and I enjoyed it very much. The battles were good and the end scenes were awesome. All of the whiners need to get over it... Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2012
    9
    this DLC answers pretty much ALL of the questions, and most of the rants here are about not changing the ending, I find that incredibly irritating, not because the ending is bad, the DLC is bad! the gameplay is solid and it may be a bit too short, but when you find Leviathan EVERYTHING is answered.
  7. Aug 28, 2012
    10
    Good game, cool new lore and some creepy new worlds. This does not change the ending to Mass effect 3 but it does give you some closure and much needed explanation.

    The gameplay is fun and full of hire level monsters, music is good and new worlds are like I said, lovely.

    The only Con is: does not change the ending but all and all it is a great addition to a great game!
  8. Dec 2, 2012
    9
    First of all, this review is only about the Leviathan DLC, and does not address how the main game does or does not make use of its content. That said, Leviathan marks the return to fine plot construction, storytelling, and intrigue that were hallmarks of the Mass Effect series. The storyline is engaging and compelling, action well-designed. But perhaps the best part of the pack is that itFirst of all, this review is only about the Leviathan DLC, and does not address how the main game does or does not make use of its content. That said, Leviathan marks the return to fine plot construction, storytelling, and intrigue that were hallmarks of the Mass Effect series. The storyline is engaging and compelling, action well-designed. But perhaps the best part of the pack is that it ties off one of the major loose ends of the entire series, one that we, its fans, were waiting to hear in ME3 and were so disappointed didn't happen. Leviathan explains the origins -- the cycles, the Reapers, all of it. That's all I'll say on the matter (and that's already in the trade publications), but I will say that the writing and creative content of this installment are fully worthy of the Mass Effect mantle. And, combined with the Extended Cut DLC, it does help provide better closure and a more complete story. No matter which way you slice it, Leviathan is quite possibly one of the best Mass Effect DLCs in a long, long time. Expand
  9. Mar 31, 2015
    9
    Fantastic must-own dlc that sheds new light on the reapers.

    The good - Varied missions with more exploration and investigative gameplay mixed in with some great gunfight set-pieces. - Great main plot with a tight mystery and great pay-off - 2 new weapons (not that great) with a new power (fantastic) - varied indoor and outdoor locations - Normandy crew is included with their
    Fantastic must-own dlc that sheds new light on the reapers.

    The good
    - Varied missions with more exploration and investigative gameplay mixed in with some great gunfight set-pieces.
    - Great main plot with a tight mystery and great pay-off
    - 2 new weapons (not that great) with a new power (fantastic)
    - varied indoor and outdoor locations
    - Normandy crew is included with their thought during and after the missions

    The bad

    - Depending on who you ask the big reveal in this dlc is quite divisive. Kinda like Javik did with the protheans. Sometimes some things are better left unknown.
    - They had a human character with the best human face i've seen in the hole series and they just shrug him rather quickly.
    - if you don't like exploring an environment and talking with you're crew than you won't like this dlc.
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  10. Dec 11, 2012
    0
    I thoroughly enjoyed this DLC. Adding some wonderful new settings and deepening the back story to Mass Effect 3's story. I really liked the twist at the end of the mission, one of the best (non-ending) cutscenes in the series. If I had to say something negative, it would be regarding it's length and lack of challenging combat. It could have been longer, and it could have tried to addI thoroughly enjoyed this DLC. Adding some wonderful new settings and deepening the back story to Mass Effect 3's story. I really liked the twist at the end of the mission, one of the best (non-ending) cutscenes in the series. If I had to say something negative, it would be regarding it's length and lack of challenging combat. It could have been longer, and it could have tried to add something new to the combat. I would highly recommend playing Mass Effect 3 through at least once before playing Leviathan, as it does spoil a few of the main game's ending twists. To be honest the DLC, as a whole, feels like it should have been a part of the Extended cut DLC and a bit out of place in the main narrative.

    But overall, this is a great DLC that is worthy of purchase. But be warned: This is more story based DLC than gameplay based DLC.
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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.