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  • Summary: When a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel's Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad - as well as the cast from theWhen a sinister conspiracy targets Commander Shepard, you and your team must uncover the truth, through battles and intrigue that range from the glamour of the Citadel's Wards to the top-secret Council Archives. Uncover the truth and fight alongside your squad - as well as the cast from the original Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, including Urdnot Wrex! Expand

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    91
    There are more laughs in this DLC that many entire comedy games, made stronger by being undercut with a real poignancy.
  2. Mar 24, 2013
    90
    Funny, touching and full of action and smart in-jokes, Citadel is Mass Effect’s heartwarming last hurrah to its fans.
  3. CD-Action
    May 13, 2013
    90
    Conversations with your comrades are more meaningful and have a stronger emotional charge than combat or solving problems. Citadel is a great way to bid Commander Shepard good-bye. [CD-Action 06/2013, p.58]
  4. Mar 15, 2013
    81
    Even though Citadel, like other Mass Effect 3 expansions, plugs into the final third of the campaign, this is probably the closest thing to a happy end that Shepard & Co. will ever have. And if you think that there is no place for fan service and inside jokes in the gloomy universe of Mass Effect, you’d better stay away from this DLC.
  5. Mar 13, 2013
    80
    An excellent DLC, intended for the Mass Effect fans, that is full of references it's not even possible. An interesting story, great dialogues and perfectly entertaining action, bringing nontraditional variegation into the game, are awaiting you. If you love ME, you must have this DLC.
  6. Mar 11, 2013
    80
    Citadel delivers. The last story-driven DLC for Mass Effect 3 allows the players to say goodbye to Shepard and his friends in a grand style. The content is light, fun and humorous, and the new main mission is great. What is more, the quests are more diverse than the ones in Omega or Leviathan. I'm a fan and I see Citadel in a very good way, but you have to remember, that it's aimed at a specific audience. People that didn't like Shepard's previous adventures have nothing to see here.
  7. Pelit (Finland)
    Apr 15, 2013
    72
    A strange mix of a decent side quest and a Mass Effect sketch comedy show. It's nice having the whole crew together for the last time, but the jokes are really not that funny or entertaining. Fan service meets fan fiction meets cheesy writing. [Apr 2013]

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  1. Positive: 34 out of 57
  2. Negative: 14 out of 57
  1. Apr 17, 2017
    10
    La seconde fois que je termine ce DLC que j'ai fait en tout dernier après les 3 Mass Effect, dernier DLC de Mass Effect 3 et dernier DLC deLa seconde fois que je termine ce DLC que j'ai fait en tout dernier après les 3 Mass Effect, dernier DLC de Mass Effect 3 et dernier DLC de toute la saga Mass Effect, une sorte d'adieu ou de testament galactique des développeurs qui y ont instillé à la fois nostalgie et auto-dérision même s'il ne s'agit que d'un au revoir, car Mass Effect continuera toujours avec ou sans Shepard...

    Original et très bien mené, ce DLC-hommage est souvent très drôle mais aussi émouvant. Je l'ai trouvé en fait meilleur que la première fois sur 360 (cette fête est si parfaitement réalisée et si différente selon les personnages que l'on a préservés... ou pas ! c'est du génie).

    A noter que la version PC ne souffre pas des quelques hoquets dans la fluidité qui affectaient la version Xbox 360, la faute à un environnement plus chargé que d'habitude (spécifique à Citadelle) et décidément magnifique. Pas de support manette hélas, mais avec Bioware on commence à être habitués. Nonobstant, si les DLC sont chers en général, celui-ci mérite amplement son prix, superbe travail.
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  2. Mar 7, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. From other three DLCs, From The Ashes, Leviathan and Omega this one is definitely the best. Its story look a little bit like parody to me, but still. The Armax Arena is a great idea for me, because it allows player to "taste" multiplayer gaming. It's very similar, so. it has some funny quotes, older characters and enemies (Arena)... But still, all 10 by me. Expand
  3. Mar 5, 2013
    10
    I don't know how anyone can say this is "2 hours". The DLC is split into two parts. First part plays out as a combat mission similar to Omega,I don't know how anyone can say this is "2 hours". The DLC is split into two parts. First part plays out as a combat mission similar to Omega, though much better for a variety of reasons. The story of that part is rather odd (but I certainly wouldn't call it predictable), but I like it because the moral its telling is very fitting. However, after finishing the well done mission section, you have a secondary, more relaxed "party" element which can take just as long (if not longer), which allows you to spend meaningful time with all surviving members of your squad (and even some of those who haven't survived). This part is surprisingly fleshed out and a helluva lot of fun, especially given it takes place in a single apartment. What made ME2 so great was its focus on your squad, and this DLC delivers what ME3 was sorely lacking. You come away from this DLC feeling melancholy, but satisfied. The last line in particular was very moving, because it really folds up the entire trilogy as a whole.
    I was one of those who was sorely disappointed with ME3's ending and not entirely satisfied with the Extended Cut, but for a final DLC, this doesn't disappointed. This is easy ME3's best DLC and worth every penny to a Mass Effect fan. Even if you feel like you want to boycott EA, I would consider this. Unlike Omega or Leviathan, you really can't get everything out of this DLC without playing as your own Shepard.

    Enjoy.
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  4. Dec 9, 2013
    9
    I really enjoyed ME3. The entire trilogy really. I had heard about Citadel for several months, waiting for it to drop a little in price. ItI really enjoyed ME3. The entire trilogy really. I had heard about Citadel for several months, waiting for it to drop a little in price. It never did, so finally I had to bite the bullet. I'm glad I did. Citadel try's really hard to be funny, and for the most part they succeed. If a person takes their time and really digs into this DLC they will find 3-4 hours of really solid game play. This is 100% fan service, so if you're lukewarm to the series you may not find it as satisfying as I did, but there's still plenty to enjoy. It ties up some lose ends, explains others in more depth. After 5 years you really felt an attachment to these characters, and it was interesting to see them outside of their combat roles. Citadel augments the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy very well. Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2018
    7
    Truly great fan-service with the right mix of action, emotions and fun. Good story and perfect farewell for Sheppard.
  6. Mar 20, 2013
    5
    While I can't overlook all the hard work that obviously went into making this DLC, I cannot help thinking that its premise is very contrivedWhile I can't overlook all the hard work that obviously went into making this DLC, I cannot help thinking that its premise is very contrived and doesn't fit with the rest of the game. Most of the time I felt like playing through interactive fanfiction of some sort. Far too many gags. I think it would take both a certain degree of obliviousness AND callousness to really have fun with this DLC, i.e. party with your buddies (who have nothing better to do despite a galactic-scale war going on) in a huge luxurious apartment, while your homeworlds are burning and refugees are cramming in the station's docks. Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2013
    0
    This DLC is plain bad. It's full of horribly bad humor and forced puns and destroys all the atmosphere of the game. All the charactersThis DLC is plain bad. It's full of horribly bad humor and forced puns and destroys all the atmosphere of the game. All the characters suddenly trade their personality for lame one liners. And the story of the whole thing is far-fetched as well. But worst is, there is no escape. I wished for a quick exit the whole time, but if you want to continue the real game, you have to play through the complete DLC. What a waste of time I seriously regret I bought this crap. If you haven't yet, don't. Just don't. Expand

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