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Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 74 Critics

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 1521 Ratings

Summary: Mass Effect is a science fiction action-RPG created by BioWare Corp., the commercially and critically acclaimed RPG developer of "Jade Empire," and "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic." As the first human on the galactic stage, you must uncover the greatest threat to civilization. Your job is complicated by the very fact of your humanity, as no one trusts you and you need to find a way to convince everyone of the grave threat. You will travel across an expansive universe to piece the mystery together. As you discover and explore the uncharted edges of the galaxy, you come closer to an overwhelming truth - learning that the placid and serene universe you know is about to come to a violent end and that you may be the only person who can stop it! In addition to the main story arc of the game, players are be able to visit a large number of uncharted, unexplored planets which are side quests independent from the main story. At any time during the campaign, a player can choose to explore one of these planets and have an opportunity to discover new alien life, resources, ruined civilizations and powerful technologies. Talents and abilities are upgradeable and advanced talent options become available at higher levels. Weapons and vehicles are customizable to include various effects, abilities and upgrades using the "X-Mod" system. Each character class have unique talents and abilities which increase in power as the player progresses through the game. [Microsoft]
Rating: M
Official Site: http://masseffect.bioware.com/
Developer: BioWare
Genre(s): Console-style RPG
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Violence
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Resolution:1080p, Widescreen
Cast Credit
Tony de Waal Senior Cinematic Animator
Casey Hudson Producer
Derek Watts Art Director
Mike Spalding Lead Character Artist
Roger Jackson Additional Voices
Richard Jacques Composer
Kimberly Brooks Voice: Ashley Williams
Jane Singer Additional Voices
Ginny McSwain Voice Director
Gideon Emery Additional Voices
Andy Chanley Additional Voices
Peter Jessop Additional Voices
Carolyn Seymour Additional Voices
Brad Prince Lead Cinematic Systems Designer
Steve Sim Audio Lead
Mari Weiss Additional Voices
Jonathan Epp Cinematic Designer
April Banigan Additional Voices
Chris Postle Additional Voices
Gord Marriott Additional Voices
Mark Meer Voice: Commander Shepard (Male)
Matt Levin Additional Voices
Leigh Allyn Baker Additional Voices
Erin Matthews Additional Voices
Stephen Stanton Additional Voices
Alastair Duncan Additional Voices
Diane Michelle Voice: Ship Computer
Ali Hillis Voice: Liara T'Soni
Rick Zieff Additional Voices
Mike Trottier Environmental Artist
Shareef Shanawany Lead Effects Artist
Liz Sroka Voice: Tali'Zorah Nar Rayya
Adrien Cho Lead Technical Artist
Brian Chung Technical Artist
Jeff Vanelle Technical Artist
Alim Chaarani Visual Effects Artist
Trevor Gilday Visual Effects Artist
Andrew Melnychuk-Oseen Visual Effects Artist
Ryan Rosanky Visual Effects Artist
Jacky Xuan Visual Effects Artist
Michael Kent Associate Audio Lead
Matt Besler Audio Designer
Vance Dylan Audio Designer
Michael Peter Audio Designer
Jeremie Voillet Audio Designer
James Henley Cinematic Designer
Nathan Moller Cinematic Designer
Jonathan Perry Cinematic Designer
Armando Troisi Cinematic Designer
Tim Conlon Additional Voices
Marianne Copithorne Additional Voices
Belinda Cornish Additional Voices
Jeff Haslam Additional Voices
John Kirkpatrick Additional Voices
David Ley Additional Voices
Kim McCaw Additional Voices
Jeff Page Additional Voices
Alexandra Smith Additional Voices
George Szilagyi Additional Voices
Steven Barr Voice: Urdnott Wrex
Seth Green Voice : Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Seth Green Voice : Jeff "Joker" Moreau
Armin Shimerman Additional Voices
Robin Atkin Downes Voice: Sebastian Van Heerden / Salarian / Turian
Keith Szarabajka Additional Voices
David Shaughnessy Additional Voices
Keith David Voice: David Anderson
Marina Sirtis Voice: Matriarch Benezia
Dwight Schultz Additional Voices
Jeannie Elias Additional Voices
Gary Anthony Williams Additional Voices
Kath Soucie Additional Voices
Shanelle Workman Additional Voices
Cree Summer Additional Voices
April Stewart Additional Voices
Fred Tatasciore Voice: Saren
Neil Ross Additional Voices
Dannah Feinglass Additional Voices
Lance Henriksen Voice: Admiral Hackett
Anndi McAfee Additional Voices
Lex Lang Additional Voices
Dave Wittenberg Additional Voices
Steve Staley Additional Voices
Townsend Coleman Additional Voices
Jennifer Hale Voice: Female Commander Shepard
Cam Clarke Additional Voices
Grey DeLisle Additional Voices
S. Scott Bullock Additional Voices
Brian George Additional Voices
Bill Ratner Additional Voices
Gwendoline Yeo Additional Voices
Josh Dean Additional Voices
Wendy Braun Additional Voices
Brandon Keener Voice: Garrus Vakarian
Raphael Sbarge Voice: Kaiden Alenko
John Wright Additional Voices
Chris Edgerly Additional Voices
Parrish Ley Cinematic Animator
Ken Thain Lead Cinematic Designer
Shane Welbourne Lead Cinematic Animator
Kim Mai Guest Additional Voices
Charles Dennis Additional Voices
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