Following the conclusion of the first Mass Effect, Shepard and his ship, the Normandy, are dispatched to wipe out any further geth resistance. During the patrol in space, the Normandy is attacked by an unknown ship. Most of the crew escapes the Normandy, but Shepard is killed. Fortunately, Shepard's body is retrieved and is revived by Cerberus, a pro-human organization that is at odds with the Alliance, whom Shepard was a part of. Two years later, Shepard learns from the Illusive Man, the leader of Cerberus, that numerous human colonies are vanishing, but the latter does not know why. After Shepard visits a colony that was recently attacked by these unknown belligerents, he learns that the belligerents are in fact Collectors, the same species that was behind the downing of the Normandy. Attacking the Collectors home world would be suicide. In response to this growing threat posed by the Collectors, Shepard creates a team made up of former squad members from the first Mass Effect was ... Written by
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It is the first video game in history where you can import the save game from the previous game therefore the decisions you made in the first game actually have some bearing in the second game (example if a character dies in the first game, he/she will not appear in the second). See more
In Local Cluster, the planets are all seen with retrograde rotation (clockwise as viewed from the north pole). Only Venus should have a retrograde rotation. See more
How are you holding up?
You're soft, Shepard. My fingers's length in your back and i can sever your spine. You're just like the Salarians and Asari, all soft. Turians and Quarians, they're tougher. It takes more to get through a Turian, but there really isn't much point.
[Chuckles, and with quotation finger gestures
"Much point." Ah, never mind.
Followed by Mass Effect 3