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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26 January 2010 (USA)  »

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If one flies to the Local Cluster and investigates Uranus, EDI will say a few humorous lines at one's attempts to launch probes into the planet. See more »


Shepard can be seen, along with other Team Members, holding and firing the wrong Assault Rifle during the finale cut-scenes. See more »


Harbinger: Kill one and one hundred will replace it.
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Superior sequel.
19 April 2016 | by (North Vancouver, BC, Canada) – See all my reviews

This game is a huge improvement over the first Mass Effect. Better combat system, better powers, better gameplay ,better character development and better graphics. The biotics and tech powers were better in this game than in the first game. And a better renegade/paragon morality system. It also feels more immersive. But it also has some of the humour from the first game. The dlc missions were amazing. The people at Bioware has certainly outdid themselves with this game. The first game was also great but this one is an improvement in all aspects. If you thought Mass Effect was an awesome gaming experience, wait until you play this game. It will blow you away. Mass Effect 2 is a game must play.

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