Mass Effect 2 (2010)

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After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Samara (voice)
Kal'Reegar (voice)
Mordin Solus / Additional Voices (voice)
David Anderson (voice)
Legion / Geth VI / Additional Voices (voice) (as DC Douglas)
Thane Krios / Fortack / Additional Voices (voice)
EDI (voice)
Captain Bailey (voice)
Garrus Vakarian (voice)
Jacob Taylor / Additional Voices (voice)


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 Sam

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WILHELM SCREAM: Heard when Zaeed blows open the gate and the Mercenaries are thrown off the walkway by the explosion. See more »


The Hugo Gernsback crashed ten years before the events of this game but the crew drop heat sinks when they die. Disposable heat sinks were only integrated in weapons of organics after the geth attacked the Citadel. See more »


Commander Shepard: I assume everything is going well up here?
Flight Lieutenant Jeff 'Joker' Moreau: You know, this is really nice. EDI took up the slack in almost every department. I could get used to this kind of help.
EDI: It is not my intention to assume all of your responsibilities, Jeff.
Flight Lieutenant Jeff 'Joker' Moreau: No, no, no, I'm good. Just keep me updated. Quietly.
Commander Shepard: EDI isn't a crutch. I want your eyes on everything.
Flight Lieutenant Jeff 'Joker' Moreau: Eyes are easy, Commander. I've got eyes covered.
EDI: I believe covering your eyes would be counter to Shepard's intention.
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20 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you haven't played the first one you will be thrown right into it without any understanding of what's happening, and the first one isn't even available on playstation 3. There is no guide book. The guide book can only be found digitally on the disk and only when you are not playing, meaning you can't pause and consult the guide book. This makes it very hard to get into the game toward the beginning. If you don't have a high definition TV forget it. I'm playing this on a huge screen with a projector and the text is still very tiny and blurry no matter how much I focus and the game is very text based with a lot of text choices and text popping up. You can NOT read the text unless you have a high definition monitor. It's terrible. The game is very complicated and there isn't much of a tutorial. It will take some time to get used to if you haven't played the first one. The audio sync in the copy I have is off spoiling the fantastic cut scenes. If you're expecting the satisfaction that comes with a first person shooter forget about it, you always have two other characters with you who are also shooting with makes developing any kind of strategy pointless since they'll shoot the enemy you are aiming at before you will, most likely. Even though you can control them to a limited extent when the battle begins it's mostly just chaos during which you are hiding while your parters are shooting away. Even if you come out of hiding one inch you will be bombarded by bullets or whatever. Anyway, these are my thoughts having started the game and having played for about five hours so far. Seems like a good game if you have really high end equipment to go along with your gaming system, but otherwise it's a bit annoying.

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