A 2012 sci-fi role-playing third-person shooter by BioWare, and the third installment of Mass Effect series. Commander Shepard's ongoing battle against the Reapers comes to a conclusion in this final chapter of the N7/Spectre operative story.

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How can I reset powers in Multiplayer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to respec in multiplayer? In multiplayer there's a Reset Powers option on the Powers screen for any character, but it's greyed out. What allows me to use ...
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What is the maximum possible amount of earned credits from a playthrough?

Trying to figure out the worth from bonus that has a 5% discount on stores. Assuming one does all the main, side, and DLC quests, how much is it possible to earn?
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How much ammo does picking up a single clip refill?

When I pick up extra ammo off of fallen enemies or laying around the environment, it refills some amount of the ammo in all of my equipped weapons. How much ammo does each additional clip refill? Is ...
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What squad mates will I miss from not importing from the previous games?

If I did not import a character from Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2, what squad mates will I not have access to? That is, are the presence of certain squad mates dependent on pulling them forward from ...
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Mass Effect 3 Ammo Types

I continually find ammo packs on the ground and I will be low on one type of ammo, but when I go over to it, it tell me my ammo is full. How do I tell between the different types of ammo lying around ...
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Do I need to buy/play certain DLC from the previous games to get access to certain squad mates? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What squad mates will I miss from not importing from the previous games? Do I need to have purchased and/or played through any DLC for Mass Effect or Mass Effect 2 in order ...
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Does being paragon or renegade in the previous games affect Mass Effect 3?

If my character's morality was heavily paragon or regenade in the previous two games, what will that affect in how Mass Effect 3 plays out? That is, does the morality of ME or ME2 change the story or ...
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Do unused squad mates still gain levels?

I'm curious if I need to actively use the same squad mates for every mission to level them up, or if squad mates that don't come on missions level along side me even when unused?
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Aria: Blue Suns mission

In the Mission to support Aria's leadership over the merc groups: how to solve the Blue Suns mission without Killing General Oraka? He askes me to get him some weapons in return for leaving the Blue ...
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Is it possible to activate a squad-bonus enchanced ammo type without overriding squad members' settings?

If, for example, I get Shepard to activate Cryo Ammo (which has the +50% effectiveness for squad mates) then it replaces any ammo setting they my squad mates have active. If I then switch on one of ...
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Can you romance multiple people?

In Mass Effect 2, I remember there was a point in the game that you had to choose who to finally... close the deal with, and after you chose, the other romantic interests were not available (even ...
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Where did they hide the weapon loadout screen?

In an early mission (no spoilers from me!), I had just found what I am guessing is your first sniper rifle. Convieniently, a nice little pop-up told me "press this to open the loadout menu!". So I did....
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Which is the most effective Sniper Rifle, and where can I lay my hands on one?

As with the demo, I already find my Infiltrator Shepard is leaning towards sniper rifles as a primary weapon. So, excluding anything DLC or otherwise not in the core game, which Sniper Rifle has the ...
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Is there any benefit to destroying all the spore and gestation pods?

While playing the mission Attican Traverse: The Rachni, there are a lot of gestation pods in the tunnels that are relatively easy to burn with the flamethrower the krogan soldiers drop. Is there any ...
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These decision are too hard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What alignment is Action Mode? So, when I was changing some options in the options menu, I noticed something very weird (for a Bioware game at least). Under Options > ...
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Should I upload intel from Mass Effect Infiltrator immediately, or wait until I need the Galactic Readiness?

I bought Mass Effect: Infiltrator to help ease ME3 single player. Is there any advantage to uploading intel as I get it? I know that uploading it early means that my readiness will slowly drain away,...
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Does the Infiltrator's time dilation effect apply to all Scoped Weapons, or only Sniper Rifles?

So, with the return of weapon mods, I'm able to buy scopes to improve the long range performance of my small arms like Pistols and SMGs. Better yet, there are some awfully cool unique Pistols out ...
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How can I edit coalesced.bin so that I can use cheats and graphics tweaks?

I've seen that I can tweak my game by editing files like bioinput.ini and bioengine.ini, but I couldn't find these files anywhere. They seem to be part of another file called coalesced.bin, and I don'...
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Can I sabotage the Cure of the Genophage?

In Mass Effect 2 I helped Mordin destroy the genophage's in order to prevent a cure. Now I find it weird that I am forced by a primary mission to find a cure for the genophage. Is it possible to not ...
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Fulfill a Krogan's dying wish

So after saving the female Krogan, the Krogan leader sends you to a planet where there is suspected Rachni activity and some of his scouts have dissapeared. Now right before you get to see the queen ...
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Mass Effect 3 Thane is gone

When Thane got stabbed my map showed that he is in the hospital.When I arrived on the Citadel he was still in the hospital.But when I entered the hospital he was gone.Was I too late?Or is this a ...
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Where is Aria T'Loak in Mass Effect 3?

My quick question is, where is she Aria T'loak? If I'm not mistaken, she's suppose to be in the club at the number 3 location (on the map), but I don't see her.
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Do any Mass Effect / Mass Effect 2 bonus items carry over to ME3? Which ones?

I have seen some suggestions that ME2 bonus content is carried over into ME3, but I can't seem to find any details as to what might also make an appearance. I spent a lot of time collecting ME2 bonus ...
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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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Where are the access points for “Citadel: Batarian Codes”?

Jordan Noles asked me to help track the illegal use of Batarian codes on the Citadel. I accessed the Spectre terminal and enabled the tracking. According to my journal I now need to locate access ...
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Can I change what happens to Thane?

In my playthrough: Shepard and squad stood around being useless while Thane was fighting with the assassin. Is there any way I could have prevented this outcome?
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Is there a good way to determine squad mate cooldown time?

I was using James on a mission and noticed that it was taking his powers ages to cooldown. Are the cooldown negatives and benefits for weight carried the same for squad mates as they are for Shepard? ...
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Who's the little boy in Mass Effect 3?

There's a little boy at the start of the game, hiding in a vent. He magically disappears soon after, then you see him about to be killed by a Reaper's laser. Later still you see him in some nightmares....
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How do I know which quest is the “Main Quest”?

How do I know which quest is the main quest, and which are just side missions? I've reached a point where it is ambiguous of what I need to do specifically, and the galaxy map is no help. Edit: to ...
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Can I add DLC after I've started the game?

I got the Collector's edition for PS3 and thought "From Ashes" came with the 54MB online pass activation. Now it seems I need to add it and redeem a second code. I started my game already so I'm ...
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How can I know which option is Renegade and which is Paragon?

So I noticed that when you're given two options at a decision point, the top option is usually the Paragon sounding option, and the bottom is usually the Renegade option. Does this always hold out, ...
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Should I give this crazy woman a gun?

In Mass Effect 3, you find several ambient conversations going on among the many different people on the Citadel. My personal favorite involves the PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) sufferer in ...
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Does buying models and fish do anything except waste my money?

I'm just wondering if buying the models and fish on the Citadel will get me anything, except a hole in my virtual budget of Spectre.
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How much of a priority should my Priority missions be? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there time-limited objectives in the game? In previous games, except for one mission, the main story missions could wait while side quests were completed with little to ...
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Is getting really drunk and dancing going to solve anything?

In Purgatory, I have the option to interact with a couple of unique items. They seem like throwaway interactions, but I'm curious if they have any in-game use. At the bar, I can take a drink. I've ...
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Can anything bad happen to EDI as a squadmate?

So EDI is my latest squadmate. Something about taking my ship's AI out to get shot, bludgeoned or set on fire seems extremely ill-advised, but then this is a video game. Can anything bad happen to ...
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Is it possible to limit Kinect dialog voice commands to a specific human user?

Is it possible to limit the Kinect voice commands to the currently playing user, or to just the combat squad commands and not dialog options? My wife finds it amusing to pipe in and select one of the ...
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What are the names on the wall in the Crew Deck?

On floor 3 of my ship I noticed a large wall display with an Alliance logo and a bunch of names, and some empty name plaques. What are these names? Is this a memorial of people killed by my decisions? ...
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Who is Tarquin?

After curing the Genophage on Tuchanka, I was talking to James and he said "Too bad about Tarquin, I was just starting to like him." Is this a misinterpretation of name or someone who I have ...
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How long is Mass Effect 3 on normal difficulty? [duplicate]

How many hours does it typically take to play through the single-player campaign of Mass Effect 3 from start to finish on the default/normal difficulty level? How many hours does completing all the ...
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When can I quick save?

My key bindings tell me that F5 is "Quick Save". However, I press it after defeating a tough enemy in combat and nothing happens. No UI element tells me it saved. I experimented and tried a F9 quick ...
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If you increase galactic readiness using multiplayer, can you still get the “worst” ending to Mass Effect 3?

So in Mass Effect 3, progress in the multiplayer campaign carries over to your single player game. However, does having played a lot of multiplayer prevent you from seeing some "bad" endings you ...
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How do I scroll through messages at my private terminal?

When browsing my messages, there's a big arrow near the bottom that I can only assume is letting me know that there are more messages off the bottom of the list. When I press down arrow, however, it ...
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Major benefits to scanning the galaxy?

While continuing my quest for Reaper annoyance dominance by pinging, I found that I can get cool stuff on planets by scanning! Is there any major benefit for avoiding my main goal and taking the time ...
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Is it possible to kill Dr. Eva while she is running away? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: At the end of the first mission on Mars, is it possible to catch the Cerberus agent? In the beginning of the game where you go after the prothean blueprints it is being ...
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How do I buy Mass Effect 3 DLC on PC?

Now I may be missing something obvious, but there is Day 1 DLC for Mass Effect 3 on PC, and I can't see any way of easily buying it. Despite the latest Origin update which claims to allow the ...
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Name of the song in Purgatory?

I could stay for hours in the purgatory bar in the citadel just to listen to the music. What's the name of that song, so I can put it on my iPod; on repeat.
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Where does James come from? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Am I supposed to know who James Vega is? James just struck me when I started the game with him? Who is he? Where does he come from? Why is he, all of a sudden, in my crew? ...
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Where are all the fuel depots located?

In my quest for acquiring everything in the galaxy and annoying the Reapers to death with my pinging, I'm noticing a big fuel deficit in the galaxies. I'm looking for a good reference list as to ...
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Is it faster to walk backwards or roll backwards?

I like to BIotic Charge and back up repeatedly to finish off weak enemies without wasting bullets. Pressing Run while moving back does a quick roll but has a slow recovery. Visually, I can't really ...