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

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Can I get Legion early and still save the crew?

I'm now at my third play through of Mass Effect 2 and this time I decided to take Legion with me on more missions. However, doing lots of missions after Legion joined means the Normandy Crew will die, ...
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Do I need to have played Mass Effect to enjoy Mass Effect 2?

I have never played Mass Effect, but I hear that Mass Effect 2 is great. Do I need to play the first to understand the second? Will I be lost?
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How to definitively get to Kelly Chambers in ME3? [duplicate]

I am again playing ME3, but as the answer to this question suggests she should be in Docking Bay 2. But I can not find her anywhere in the entire docks holding area. I am at the beginning of the ...
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Can a disloyal Miranda survive the suicide mission?

As indicated by multiple questions all over the intertubes and also on our site it is difficult to keep the loyalty of both Miranda and Jack. Given my chaotic good play style I've accepted that my ...
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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 examine the door in Mass Effect 2?

In the very first mission, after meeting Jacob, I am stuck at a job which says Examine Door. The current job is to defeat the hacked mechs whose army appears to be endless. There appears to be no end ...
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Can Mass Effect 2 Saves and DLC be used on multiple Xboxes with the same Live Profile?

I have one XBox 360 in my house, and plan to buy a second console for my office (across the country). I'm playing Mass Effect 2 (using Cloud Storage for Saves). I've bought all of the DLC and thus ...
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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 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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Which Mass Effect 2 DLCs are relevant for Mass Effect 3's story?

I'm just playing through Mass Effect 2 for the first time and loving it, and I was wondering which of the (tons and tons) of DLC for ME2 might actually be relevant for Mass Effect 3's story? I ...
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Mass Effect 2: Romance and Kelly and Liara

I've been playing (and loving) Mass Effect 2 as Femshep, and I just finished the excellent Shadow Broker DLC. Here's my problem: I romanced Liara in ME1, but in ME2 she wasn't around, so I started ...
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How do you share DLC across multiple profiles?

I have purchased DLC on my profile and I am able to access it fine but my brother wants to have access to the DLC on his profile. The DLC is located on the same system but I can't seem to find a way ...
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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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Can I purchase Mass Effect 2 DLC without “owning” the video game?

I rent games via GameFly and really want to play the DLC. Do I need to own ME2 to purchase/play the DLC?
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Getting past the geth cannon

In Project Overlord How do you get past the Geth cannon on Vulcan station? All I have is the cluncky Hammerhead. Once the cannon charges and fires even if the Hammerhead is in air it gets shot down. ...
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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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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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Does the Firewalker DLC have an effect on ME3?

I am kinda tired of those missions. Do they get carried over to ME3 with the save games?
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Mass Effect 2 savegame - Can I see which decisions I made?

Before playing ME3 I'm going through ME2 again. I'm playing as renegade Shepard since I already have a ME2 savegame with a paragon playthrough. Now, on Legion's loyalty mission, I have to decide if I ...
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Is it possible to take a screenshot from a dialog in Mass Effect 2?

I managed to bind a key to making a screenshot in Mass Effect 2. It works if I'm playing the game but as soon as I start a dialog with someone it is not working. Do you have any idea what could be the ...
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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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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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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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Can you import Mass Effect 2 PS3 save into Mass Effect 3 if the games are from different regions?

Most PS3 game save I tried aren't compatible with different regional versions of the same game, but does Mass Effect 3 allow you to import a Mass Effect 2 save from a different region? For example, if ...
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Why can't I 'enter' the Omega 4 relay?

The 'enter' button is not shown. I have completed all the missions I can find, including obtaining the IFF. Is there anything else I need to do to 'enter' the Omega 4 relay? What have I missed ??
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Getting “free” reputation that's opposed to my alignment: good or bad?

In Mass Effect 2, certain actions will give you either Paragon or Renegade reputation. In conversations, there are often choices where you must choose whether to go for one or another, and it pays to ...
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PS3 controller shutting down during Lair of the Shadow Broker

I am having trouble trying to finish the "Lair of the Shadow Broker" in the Mass Effect Trilogy on the PS3. I am up to the part of chasing down Vasir in the transports, where you have to hold down the ...
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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 determines a final outcome of an imported character?

Several actions in ME1 will have consequenses in ME2. If I do multiple playthroughs (as I plan to reach 60) and handle situations completely differently, what will be the final outcome? Example - ...
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Is there any special benefit in transfering a max level character?

Beeing rather late into the Mass Effect series, I'm still trying to get the hang of it. As I understand, maximum level in ME1 is 60 and is impossible to obtain in one playthrough, bar cheating. I'm ...
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How can I change casual clothing in Mass Effect 2?

I watched a video on YouTube and it was a romance video in how to romance Jacob in Mass Effect 2. The female Shepard has a black and gold long dress on. I would like to know how to get it. Do you need ...
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How do I know who I slept with?

I have an ME1 save, but no longer have access to the game itself. I wish to start a new game in ME2 (Xbox 360) based on this save in preparation for ME3. I haven't started the playthrough yet and am ...
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How to automatically connect to Cerberus Network [duplicate]

My ME2 game is not tied to Origin even though I purchased the retail version. I got a Cerberus Network pass through which I connect to the Cerberus Network. Upon starting my game the game attempts to ...
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Samara vs Morinth, benefits of each choice?

What I'm asking here is which Asari provides the greater access to content, the best war assets, possible romance options, etc. I know that Morinth will be turned into a Banshee if you choose to kill ...
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File not found error in ME2

I was playing ME2 fine till last night. This morning I received a strange error as shown below. Before it was about new7_en.jpg. I have not changed any settings etc betweem last night and tonight. ...
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Cluttered map on ME 2

My current Mass Effect Galaxy looks like the following: The maps in ME1 and 3 were beter IMO Is there a way to remove all the labels and clutter either in-game or through an INI file or some third ...
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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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Is there Mass Effect 2 “ultimate playthrough” in regards to Mass Effect 3 import?

If I start a Mass Effect 2 game from scratch, keeping in mind that the save is ultimately intended for import to Mass Effect 3, where I'd want to have the best available resources (e.g skills, ...
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Mass Effect 2: New Game Plus

After finishing the story of Mass Effect 2, we get the choice to continue to complete the different/unfinished missions throughout the game or to import our character and play through a new game at ...
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Press F to place monument

I am playing the 'Normandy Crash Site' DLC for Mass Effect 2, and have been tasked with placing a monument in memory of the members of the Normandy SR-1 that died in the crash. In various locations ...
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Cerberus Network access: possible problems?

I read in this question that Cerberus Network access is required for all DLC in ME2 and that this is included in the PS3 trilogy boxset, but I'm unsure what this actually means. Do I need to do ...
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How do you increase your team members' loyalty in Mass Effect 2?

In Mass Effect 2, it shows each character's current loyalty. How do you increase their loyalty, and what does increasing it do?
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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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Exploring systems in Mass Effect 2

Is there any point in exploring systems that do not have a mission associated with them, besides resource gathering? For example are there any hidden side quests or random encounters to be found? ...
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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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Can anything else be done while the player has control of Joker?

In Mass Effect 2, you are given control of Joker for a brief period. However, this time is very focused towards achieving certain tasks. It's strongly implied that to stray from those tasks would ...
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Free Mass Effect 2 DLC?

When I purchased Mass Effect 2 for the PS3 brand new, I entered the Cerberus Network code and got all the DLC that comes with it. I played through the game once maybe, then decided to start a new ...
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Should I continue one of my Mass Effect playthroughs in Mass Effect 2 or start afresh?

I loved the original Mass Effect. I've played through it multiple times: I have one character at level 60 (canonical, with which I played through thrice), another at level 50-something (female ...
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How many resources are enough?

It seems most planets I come across begin as being "Rich" in resources. And Palladium in particular is extremely abundant. However, probes aren't free and I haven't found an in-game mechanic for ...
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Is there a purpose for the Planet Scanning meters?

When scanning a planet, the UI includes meters for each of the resources you might collect. The bars in each of these meters seem to max out when you've collected about 25,000 of the given resource. ...