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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mass Effect 2: Is it possible to have a romance with all your possibilities in one game?

Is it possible to romance all your options in a single game? i.e. if you are playing as a male, that would be Tali, Jack, Miranda, Kelly, Samara. I'm not including Morinth in this list, as if I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Mass Effect 2 difficulty levels

In Mass Effect 2, what changes as you go to higher difficulty levels? For example, does the enemy AI get better or do they just have better armour and damage? Do the hacking and bypass minigames get ...
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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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Is there a maximum to the amount of paragon/renegade points in Mass Effect 2?

My "paragon bar" appears to be full but I continue to receive paragon points. Is there a maximum amount of paragon/renegade points you can receive? If not, is there any benefit in obtaining any more ...
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Keeping the loyalty of both Miranda and Jack

According to the Mass Effect Wiki it is possible to keep the Loyalty of both Miranda and Jack "if your Paragon or Renegade scores are high enough, you can choose an option favoring neither person and ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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 do I access the interactive back-story by Dark Horse Comics before starting Mass Effect 2?

The PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 says it comes with a interactive back-story by Dark Horse comics. How do I access this content? There doesn't seem to be anywhere in the menu to get to it before ...
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How do I earn “No One Left Behind” with as few squadmates as possible?

In Mass Effect 2's conclusion, you finally go on the suicide mission, but despite the name, it is possible for everyone to survive. What I am looking for is a method to succeed (i.e., everyone ...
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Mass Effect 2 Heavy Weapon Choice

What is the best Heavy Weapon to use in general in Mass Effect 2? The Cain nuke launcher is pretty funny, but it's not worth using because of how much ammo it requires. In general, I use the Collector ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I don't remember all my ME2 choices. Can I look them up somehow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I view the outcomes of decisions from past games? I played through ME2 rather haphazardly, saving, reloading, and branching games. I'm not sure what choices I made ...
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What is a good strategy against the praetorian at Horizon on mass effect 2 insanity difficulty?

My character is a soldier and doesn't have a good regenerative shield like the one used by krypton321 in the YouTube video. I am able to get around 50% of the armor down and then both my squad mates ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...