A sci-fi action role-playing game developed by BioWare. Part 2 of the Mass Effect trilogy.

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What is the significance of the Blasto 6 Movie Poster?

On the citadel, between the priority missions, I've noticed that there is a movie poster in the apartments area of the commons which can be activated. None of the other posters give me this option, ...
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Are there story elements in Mass Effect 3 which are directly influenced by actions in the first game?

Since ME1 never came out on the PS3, the PS3 version of ME2 made up for the inability to import ME1 saves by including an interactive comic DLC (Mass Effect: Genesis) that makes up for the "missing" ...
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Is it possible to save both Mordin and Wrex in the second Tuchanka Mission? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I cure the Genophage without losing a Salarian? During the second Tuchanka mission in Mass Effect 3, you can choose whether to cure the genophage, or sabotage it. ...
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Do I need to have downloaded the Cerberus Armor in Mass Effect 2 in order to buy it in Mass Effect 3?

I know you have to download the armor to get it in ME2 but in ME3, I've seen people just buy it off of merchants. The armor looks awesome and I can't connect to live so please tell me its availiable ...
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Will I lose my saves if I uninstall Mass Effect 2?

I know there are ways I can copy these files on my own and avoid this question completely, but I'm curious for the less tech saavy... If I were to uninstall Mass Effect 2 would I lose my saves? Is ...
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Change a Mass Effect keybinding for vault?

I find it very annoying that the run, hide, and vault are all the same button. I can't tell you how many times I have been trying to unhide so I could backpedal to a different cover position, when ...
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At what point is the “Final Save” created for import to Mass Effect 3?

I'm assuming that the endgame save or final save or whatever you want to call it for Mass Effect 2 is created after your decision regarding the Collector Base. What I wish to know, is: will it ...
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What effect does the ending of Mass Effect 2 have on Mass Effect 3?

At the end of Mass Effect 2 you have the option of either What effect on Mass Effect 3 (if any) does this decision have?
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Will playing Mass Effect 3 first spoil the previous games in the series?

I haven't played Mass Effect 1 or 2 yet, am I going to ruin the previous games' stories by playing Mass Effect 3 first? I know the games let you continue the plot basically between games but I'm ...
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In what ways does the outcome of Samara's loyalty mission in Mass Effect 2 affect Mass Effect 3?

I did my best to keep the title spoiler-free, as this is a major story decision, but the rest of it will obviously have to have spoilers in it. At the end of Samara's loyalty mission, if you have ...
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What upgrades transfer from Mass Effect 2?

Is there any benefit into maxing your Weapon, Biotic, or Tech upgrades in a Mass Effect 2 save before importing to Mass Effect 3? Credits are at a premium in Mass Effect 2, and if there's no benefit ...
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What squad upgrades transfer with a Mass Effect 2 save-file import?

Credits are at a premium in Mass Effect 2, and it is impossible to research every upgrade for every weapon in the base game. Is there any benefit imported into Mass Effect 3 by maxing your Weapon, ...
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How long would it take to beat Mass Effect 1 & 2 [duplicate]

I am trying to get ready for ME 3, assuming I played to win, and not for completion. However I have never played the earlier two games before, nor do I have a strategy guide. How long would it ...
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Is there a way to check how I ended a mission in Mass Effect 2?

I beat Mass Effect 2 a while ago and I can't remember how Tali's loyalty mission ended. The journal entry says something like "Tali is grateful that her father was not exposed, but she is happy to ...
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How are minerals used if I run out of fuel?

A loading tooltip said that if I run out of fuel, minerals will be used to power my ship instead. As minerals are a pointless minigame designed to waste your time can be a bit tedious to obtain, I ...
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Can I safely complete all assignments after the final mission?

I'm currently working on my second playthrough of Mass Effect 2. In the first, I skipped the N7 and DLC assignments because I wanted to save them for my completionist playthrough (this one). I'm ...
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How can I complete “Omega: Packages For Ish”?

In the assignment Omega: Packages for Ish, I picked up the packages he wanted from Illium and from the Citadel, and then I delivered them to him. I then chose the paragon option of talking him into ...
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How do you avoid starting a relationship with a crewmate?

I'm preparing a Mass Effect 2 save to import to Mass Effect 3, and I'd like to ensure I avoid starting a relationship as a male Shepard while still keeping things friendly with my crewmates. In Mass ...
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Does a relay route that hits multiple systems have any in-game effect?

When traveling via Mass relay, it shows the route you're going to take and which systems it passes through. Does passing through extra systems on the way to your final destination have any in-game ...
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Can I increase the number of allowed saves?

It seems that, unlike the first game, Mass Effect 2 (inexplicably) has a save limit. I currently have 50 full save slots and the game will not let me make any others. In ME1, there was a PC tweak ...
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Can I take Legion on Tali's loyalty mission, complete all loyalty missions (including his), and still save my whole crew?

In preparation for ME3, I'm doing a replay of Mass Effect 2 and I want to know if I can take Legion on Tali's loyalty mission, complete all other loyalty missions (including his), and still save ...
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How can I move my Mass Effect 2 save between Xboxes?

I know that when you beat the final boss of Mass Effect, the game made an "endgame" save that the player does not have access to. To remedy this when Mass Effect 2 came out (and I had a new Xbox) I ...
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Is there any way to vault over an obstacle without taking cover first?

When I'm running through an area that necessitates several vaults because it's narrow and blocked off by waist high objects, it's kind of annoying to have to slide into cover before every single ...
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Does the DoT from Incendiary Ammo stack from multiple applications?

The description in Incendiary Ammo says the following: Duration: lasts until overridden by another ammo power Fire Damage: 20% of weapon damage over 3.0 seconds Both Jacob and I have ...
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How do you respec in Mass Effect 2?

In reading over the article on gameplay differences in Mass Effect 2 as compared to the first game on the ME wiki, I noticed this section under Advancement, emphasis mine: The new level cap is 30. ...
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Overlord DLC Achievement: Data Hound

Where are the Data Packets for the Data Hound Achievement? And if I've missed one can I return to get it later?
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How can I fix the auto-login to the Cerberus network (EA Online)

Whenever I start up Mass Effect 2 and it tries to auto-login to my EA Online Account, I see this screen. Then, I have to manually log in, and I see this screen. Empty login screen. Every time. ...
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Do I need to start the game from the beginning to be able to use Kasumi DLC?

Do I need to start the game from the beginning to be able to use Kasumi DLC? I started playing ME2 and I am just starting the second act – just finished the Horizon part. Then I bought Kasumi DLC. ...
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Will anything (gameplay wise) be missed in 3 if one does not play the DLC in 2?

I have barely played any of the DLC in Mass Effect 2. If I do not get around to playing it (and thus no save file containing data about the DLC events), will I miss anything in Mass Effect 3 (such as ...
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What are “Attempts Remaining” in the code hacking minigame?

When I'm in the code hacking minigame, I always see "3 attempts remaining" at the bottom of the screen. I'm not sure how this is used though. In my experience, if I run my cursor into a red ...
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Are any of the Mass Effect 1 DLCs relevant to the story in Mass Effect 2?

I'm asking here because I don't want spoilers. Just yes or no answers. In case of "yes", please, tell me what DLC should I play and in what order.
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To what extent do your choices in Mass Effect influence the story in Mass Effect 2?

I am about to start the first game and would like to know how much Mass Effect 2 relies on choices made in the first game. Is the story rather set in stone and just little things are influenced, or ...
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How to access Mass Effect 2 DLC?

I bought Mass Effect 2 with some additional DLC content on Steam and setup an account on the Cerberus network. I have completed the campaign, however I do not notice any of the bonus missions and ...
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Is there a way to toggle whether or not specific DLC is enabled?

I've got all of the Mass Effect 2 DLC installed and I want to play through the game again before Mass Effect 3 comes out, but I'd like to avoid certain DLC chunks. Is there any way to enable/disable ...
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When are new Shadow Broker recordings shown?

At the end of the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC (which was awesome!), you are shown various security camera recordings. The narration indicates that more recordings will be available later. When is ...
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Meaning of the Shadow Broker recordings?

At the end of the Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC (which was awesome!), you are shown various security camera recordings. They are short, silent, and provide little context. I couldn't recognize any of ...
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What are the Mass Effect 2 planet scan materials limits?

When scanning planets for resources (uh, it is obnoxious work — not fun!) there are indicators that fill up as you acquire more resources. (Eezo, Iridium, Platinum, Palladium) Do these indicators ...
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What's the minimum number of squadmates and missions I need to be able to use the Omega 4 Relay?

I wanna do a speedrun on insanity and unlike the other questions here, I'm looking to kill all my squad except for Morinth. What's the fastest way to achieve this? If I only want her to survive should ...
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How to get “Dinner with Kelly” romantic option in Mass Effect 2?

Which choices throughout the game do you need to make to get the "Dinner with Kelly" Chambers dialog option. Which characters should you spurn or encourage to make this happen? Which dialog choices ...
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What do the scanner results stand for?

What does each category stand for (moderate, poor, depleted, etc)? Specifically, I'm looking how much resources exist in each category to help determine if it is worth probing a planet down to ...
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Is it possible to complete all loyalty missions and save Kelly?

I'm playing through Mass Effect 2 again, and I've never figured out how to get everyone out of the suicide mission alive. The Collectors always raid the Normandy when I've got one loyalty mission ...
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How do I access content from the Cerberus Network DLC?

I've entered the serial code and downloaded the Cerberus Network DLC from the PSN store. I then installed the pack and launched the game. The Mass Effect wiki says: On the main Mass Effect 2 ...
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Why did my fish die?

I bought some fish in the Citadel for my cabin, fed them a few times, stared at them a bit, and did a couple of missions. When I came back from these missions, my fish were dead! Why did the die? ...
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What level should I be before going through the Omega 4 Relay

I have all the squad members that come with the standard game and the mercenary from one of the DLCs. They are all loyal. I'm currently level 23 of 30. Should I complete more missions in order to ...
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What are the benefits to purchasing the Cerberus Network for Mass Effect 2

I purchased ME2 used via Craigslist and do not have Cerberus Network access. What are the benefits to having access? I'm trying to decide whether or not to purchase access.
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How to access squad members' additional outfits [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing Party Member Outfits in Mass Effect 2 I've unlocked outfits for Jacob and Miranda. How do I access them?
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Are the starting conditions in Mass Effect 2 for PS3 the same as other platforms?

I was reading through the answers to the following questions: Do I need to have played Mass Effect to enjoy Mass Effect 2? Should I continue one of my Mass Effect playthroughs in Mass Effect 2 or ...
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Crew at the end of Mass Effect 2

I know that the Mass Effect 2 ending varies depending on the choices you make. I have a few questions about a specific aspect of the ending:
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Can I lower the video quality settings using some extra configuration?

I lowered everything in the default options section of the game. Is there a way to lower them even further? Like a console command, or even configuring a file?
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Going all the way with Miranda… is it possible?

I finished the game long time ago, and tried all along to keep Miranda happy hoping she's the One. I was really disappointed in the end when their relationship was still pretty much vague and they ...