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Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critic Reviews

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Summary: 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. Optimized controls have been designed specifically for the PC. Fully customizable controls â?? PC gamers can re-map the control scheme any way they like. Run & Gun Control â?? Players can assign biotic powers or skills to â??hot keysâ?? allowing them to play Mass Effect with a heavier focus on action. New decryption mini-game. New inventory screen GUI and functionality â?? The enhanced inventory system makes it easier for players to equip and modify their weapons and armor. [Microsoft]
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Rating: M
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Developer: BioWare, Demiurge Studios
Genre(s): Role-Playing, Action RPG, Console-style RPG, Japanese-Style, Western-Style
Number of Players:1 Player
ESRB Descriptors:Blood Language Partial Nudity Sexual Themes Violence
Sound:Dolby Digital 5.1
Resolution:1080p Widescreen
Number of Online Players:No Online Multiplayer
Cast Credit
Greg Zeschuk Executive Producers
Greg Zeschuk Executive Producers
Mark How Animators
Tony de Waal Cinematics Animators
Chris Hale Animators
Rick Li Animators
Casey Hudson Project Director
Casey Hudson Project Director
Sung Kim Concept Artists
Derek Watts Art Director
Mike Spalding Lead Character Artist
Drew Karpyshyn Lead Writer
Preston Watamaniuk Lead Designer
David Falkner Lead Programmer
Steven Gilmour Director, Animation & Cinematics Dept.
Steven Gilmour Director, Animation & Cinematics Dept.
Matt Charlesworth Character Artists
Mark Meer Voice: Commander Shepard (Male)
Francis Lacuna Character Artists
Fran Gaulin Concept Artists
Cristian Enciso Animators
Steve Runham Character Artist
Steve Runham Character Artists
Matthew Rhodes Concept Artists
Michael Higgins Cinematics Animators
Raymond Muzyka Executive Producer
Raymond Muzyka Executive Producers
Jonathan K. Cooper Lead Animator
Ben Hindle Animators
Marc-Antoine Matton Animators
Kess Rijnen Animators
Dave W Animators
Shane Welbourn Lead Cinematics Animator
Nick DiLiberto Cinematics Animators
Ryan Kemp Cinematics Animators
Brad Kinley Cinematics Animators
Colin Knueppel Cinematics Animators
Pasquale LaMo Cinematics Animators
Tim Appleby Character Artists
Ryan Lim Character Artists
Sean Smalles Character Artists
Jaemus Wurzbac Character Artists
Nelson Housden GUI Artist
Jennifer Hale Voice: Commander Shepard (Female)
Keith David Voice: Captain David Anderson
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