Mass Effect 2

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Mass Effect 2
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Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
BioWare Corporation
Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios
Third-person
Futuristic
Mass Effect
Mass Effect
Successor title
Mass Effect 3
Action, RPG, Third-person Shooter
DVD-ROMDigital Download
Keyboard, Mouse
Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Windows
Origin, PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store
Origin Release(s)
Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
Gameplay-Single-player.pngGameplay-Achievements.pngGameplay-Cloud Saves.png
Ratings
This title has been rated M by the ESRBThis title has been classified 15 by the BBFCThis title has been rated 18 by PEGIThis title has been rated 16 by the USK
Content Descriptor(s)
PEGI
Bad LanguageViolence
United Nations International Release Date(s)
Microsoft Windows Origin for Windows
January 222010
European Union European Release Date(s)
Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows
January 292010
CanadaUnited StatesMexico North American Release Date(s)
Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows
January 262010
Achievements | Awards | Changelog | Cheats
Codes | Codex | Compatibility | Covers | Credits | DLC
Help | Localization | Manifest | Modding | Patches
Ratings | Reviews | Screenshots | Soundtrack
Videos | Walkthrough

Mass Effect 2 is a third-person action game that was developed by BioWare Corporation. The game was released on Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows on January 26, 2010. The game takes place in the future, after the events of Mass Effect. Also available as a Limited Collector's and Digital Deluxe Edition.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

Mass Effect 2 is a third-person role playing shooter video game, much like its predecessor Mass Effect. Like the first game, the player has the ability to pause the game mid-battle and issue commands to the player's allies, as well activate their own personal powers. The player also has the ability to upgrade their armor and weapons over time as the player locates upgrades. Many changes were made over the first instalment, such as removing the confusing mod & upgrade system for weapons and armor, and introducing an ammo constraint for weaponry in lieu of an overload mechanic.

The game allows the player to play as their player from the previous game, or start as a whole new Commander Shepard. Some of the ways to customize the character include selecting their gender, race, and personal history.

Reception[edit | edit source]

Mass Effect 2 received generally positive reviews. GamePro gave the game a 4.5 out of 5, stating that "the games' build up was great but the ending left disappointment".

See also[edit | edit source]

Localization[edit | edit source]

PC Language Support
Platform Interface Full Audio Subtitles
Origin Origin CzechGermanEnglishSpanishFrenchHungarianItalianPolishRussian



Minimum & Recommended Specifications[edit | edit source]

Origin Origin Release Specifications
Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Operating System Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
Operating System
CPU Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Intel-logo.svg Core 2 Duo 1.80 GHz
CPU Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Intel-logo.svg Core 2 Duo 2.60 GHz
RAM Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
1.0 GiB (Windows XP)
2.0 GiB (Windows Vista / 7)
RAM Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
2.0 GiB
Graphics Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
Pixel Shader 3.0 Support
Graphics
GPU Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
NVIDIA.png GeForce 6800
ATI-Logo.svg Radeon X1600 Pro
GPU Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
NVIDIA.png GeForce 8800 GT
ATI-Logo.svg Radeon HD 2900 XT
HDD Space Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
15 GiB
HDD Space
Sound Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
DirectX 9.0c-compatible
Sound Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
DirectX 9.0c-compatible
Additional Software Required Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
DirectX 9.0c August 2008
Additional Software Required Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
DirectX 9.0c August 2008
Notes Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
The following minimum system requirements apply to NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, 9300, ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350. Video and sound card driver updates may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.
Notes Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows
For best performance, make sure your video and audio card drivers are up to date. The notebook or mobile version of the video card is not sufficiently verified and may cause drivers or other performance issues. These cards are also not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.