Mass Effect 2

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Mass Effect 2
Basic Information
Video Game
BioWare Corporation
Electronic Arts, Microsoft Game Studios
Mass Effect
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 Release(s)
Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
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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
Retail Localization Information
Interface Language(s)
Retail Minimum Specifications
Operating System(s)
Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
Intel-logo.svg Core 2 Duo 1.80 GHz
1 GiB (Windows XP)
2 GiB (Windows Vista / 7)
Graphics RAM
256 MiB
Microsoft Windows DirectX
DirectX 9.0c August 2008
HDD Space
15 GiB
DirectX 9.0c-compatible
Optical Drive
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
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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 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".

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