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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 9, 2010
    10
    Very solid DLC. Fully rendered cut-scenes, great dialogue, great set-pieces. If you only buy one piece of DLC for ME2, this is it. Head andVery solid DLC. Fully rendered cut-scenes, great dialogue, great set-pieces. If you only buy one piece of DLC for ME2, this is it. Head and shoulders above any other DLC Bioware has released. I've played through it three times. It's episodic gaming at it's finest. Expand
  4. 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
  5. Apr 16, 2017
    9
    Excellent DLC surtout si on a fini le premier Mass Effect auparavant évidemment, car il concerne un personnage marquant du premier épisode :Excellent DLC surtout si on a fini le premier Mass Effect auparavant évidemment, car il concerne un personnage marquant du premier épisode : Liara T'soni... en plus de dévoiler et de préciser les évènements du début de Mass Effect 2 ! ainsi l'univers y gagne encore en épaisseur et en richesse. Ce DLC est très beau, ses environnements sont très soignés et il regorge de situations inattendues, bref, il arrive à surprendre. Et sa conclusion en met plein la vue...

    Je ne mets pas la note maximale, car au final, il n'est pas vraiment plus long que les autres DLC de Mass Effect 2 mais il s'intègre avec bonheur dans la trame principale et ses conséquences sont gérées dans... Mass Effect 3. En un mot, magnifique.
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  6. Sep 28, 2010
    9
    This add on is by far the best add on Mass Effect 2 has to offer. It is quite lengthy for a piece of DLC and it has a fun story. If you had aThis add on is by far the best add on Mass Effect 2 has to offer. It is quite lengthy for a piece of DLC and it has a fun story. If you had a romance with Liara and want to catch up on that or if you just want to find out who the shadow broker is then you should download this. It will expand your knowledge of the Mass Effect universe. I would say it is well worth the price. Expand
  7. Oct 27, 2010
    7
    Despite this DLC being of a very high standard with a unique game play section not in original game, a couple of good boss battles and someDespite this DLC being of a very high standard with a unique game play section not in original game, a couple of good boss battles and some nifty, excellently realized cut scenes i can ignore the feeling of disappointment that I completed all this new content in one night. I remember buying the Shivering Isles DLC for Oblivion and being kept busy for weeks, given all the very high review scores that is what I was expecting here, perhaps I should have dug a little deeper and read more reviews. If you are reading this now I guess you are. You should know that the content is excellent, but its short 2-3 (very enjoyable) hours I reckon. Expand

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