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  • Summary: Liara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the ShadowLiara T'Soni is tracking down the mysterious Shadow Broker, and no one is safe. She'll do anything to recover the man the Broker kidnapped... and the Shadow Broker's agents will do anything to stop her. Team up with Liara and chase clues from the luxurious heights of Illium to the Shadow Broker's own secret lair. Adds the Shadow Broker intel center, new research, and five new achievements and the chance to continue a relationship with Liara. Expand

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
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  1. And if you loved Mass Effect 2 , this is absolutely required if you didn't already get it. An example of how to do great, if not perfect, DLC in a story-driven game.
  2. Lair of the Shadow Broker has everything you could have wanted: new weapons, new biotic powers and new characters to help branch together the events leading up to Mass Effect 3.
  3. The set pieces are gorgeously done and the pacing is perfect, even if it breezes by rather quickly.
  4. With a tantalising story with some truly gripping and edge of the seat moments, new gameplay elements and some more of that previously promised deeper character interaction, The Lair of the Shadow Broker is what we call in outer space, a doozy.
  5. Mass Effect 2 players will have a great time with Lair of the Shadow Broker, because it is what a DLC should be: Great storytelling, good value and an amazing pace.
  6. Astonishing atmosphere and great action make this add-on a no-brainer for role players across the galaxy.
  7. Easily the best downloadable extra so far and the only one to realise that Mass Effect 2's true strength is in character and melodrama, not action.

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  1. Sep 8, 2010
    10
    A bit expensive at 800 Microsoft points ($10), this DLC is worth the cost. Not only do you get some important story and character development,A bit expensive at 800 Microsoft points ($10), this DLC is worth the cost. Not only do you get some important story and character development, you also get a lot of useful resources, including credits. This will be most useful if you are not already at the end of a game, or if you are playing through again (the DLC starts on Illium, FYI). Easily my favorite ME2 mission DLC thus far (beating out Zaeed, Hammerhead, Kasumi, and Overlord missions). Expand
  2. Dec 21, 2020
    10
    "Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker": Amazing game, it provides an amazing experience for the player. 7 out of 7. Played it on PC.
  3. Sep 8, 2010
    10
    After beating this DLC I can say, that now I was playing whole ME2, best DLC and 100% worth of 800 ms / bio points, great story, great actionAfter beating this DLC I can say, that now I was playing whole ME2, best DLC and 100% worth of 800 ms / bio points, great story, great action and ... of course Liara :) Expand
  4. Mar 9, 2013
    9
    The fans asked for it, Bioware delivered. And they made their best piece of DLC for any of their games. Lair of the Shadow Broken gives you aThe fans asked for it, Bioware delivered. And they made their best piece of DLC for any of their games. Lair of the Shadow Broken gives you a chance to go on a mission to find the mysterious Shadow Broker with your old friend (or lover) Liara, in beautiful environments, while listening to some hilarious throwbacks to the original Mass Effect and even gives you a chance to rekindle your romance with your blue companion. When the mission is over, you have access to a little hub, which gives you resources, files on your squadmates and funny video footage of characters from the game. It is well worth the 800 Microsoft Points, you just can't miss it. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2012
    9
    Out of all the DLC I've played for Mass Effect 2 this is the best, it's the longest and has the best story and gameplay, and is kind of anOut of all the DLC I've played for Mass Effect 2 this is the best, it's the longest and has the best story and gameplay, and is kind of an extension of the main quest and carries over into Mass Effect 3, this is a must have DLC, especially if you romanced Liarra in the first Mass Effect, but even if your like me and didn't romance her this is still worth the purchase and a must have, I don't want to spoil anything but it has some extremely awesome moments, my only complaints are the ones I have with Mass Effect 2, I highly recommend you wont be disappointed. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2020
    9
    Best DLC for Mass Effect 2. 3-3.5 hours gameplay, adding a new race and 2 new locations. A great plot that links part 1 and 2 of the series.Best DLC for Mass Effect 2. 3-3.5 hours gameplay, adding a new race and 2 new locations. A great plot that links part 1 and 2 of the series. Also the appearance of Liara T 'Soni will clearly benefit the game, you can continue with it novel. And boss fight with Shadow Broker proved not simple, plus there are many interesting things on the basis of Shadow Broker. I advise everyone on this DLC. Expand
  7. Oct 25, 2021
    0
    bad bad awful. the DLC in this game is terrible design from the interns. the paragon interrupts make no sense, the paragon dialogue optionsbad bad awful. the DLC in this game is terrible design from the interns. the paragon interrupts make no sense, the paragon dialogue options are absolutely NOT virtuous in nature. The skirmish at the hotel is triple bad, it starts you in a pit with no effective cover and throws fast advancing enemies to pin you there, making you flounder like a fish in a bucket. random spawn locations for the enemies is not skilful, it is WHACK, totally lacking in good design conventions present throughout the main game. Expand

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