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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Best way to unlock Krogan in multiplayer?

If I'm primarily interested in unlocking new weapons and classes, and assuming I've got 60k or so in credits, am I better off buying 12 Recruit packs for 5k each or 3 Veteran Packs or 1 Spectre pack? ...
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Mass Effect 3 - Genophage Cure, Extra dialog options when saving Mordin?

When trying to convince Mordin to lie to the Krogran about the Genophage (so he doesn't die ), I find that the dialog choices to convince him are blanked out. How do I unlock them? Do I require a ...
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Does the order of missions matter?

Does the order in which I complete missions have any effects, like blocking out other missions? Are there any general mission order rules I should follow, or specific exceptions? Should I always ...
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How do I remove 'heal scars'?

I accidentally enabled the 'heal scars' power which removed my scars. How can I remove this and get my scars back?
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Do the minor conflict decisions on the Citadel have any major impacts?

Running around on the Citadel, I have noticed minor conflicts that arise where you can side with one of 2 people. After siding with them, I have noticed in the corner of the screen "War Asset ...
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What are N7 Missions?

I've seen a few achievements ("Tourist" and "Explorer") that required playing a couple of "N7 Missions". What are these?
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Why did Miranda leave Cerberus?

The first time you talk to Miranda on the Citadel, she mentions she's been "hiding from just about everyone" and that she is no longer involved in Cerberus. I don't remember this happening at the end ...
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Death by a thousand cut(scenes)

So, during the opening sequence, I was out of cover getting shot at when the Normandy came to pick myself and the Admiral up. When the cutscene began, and my camera was locked into watching the ...
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Is it always free to respec?

I've just got my first opportunity to walk around the Normandy and have spotted a Reassign Powers function in the med-bay that lets me respec a character for free. Since this looks like the normal ...
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I've got a bad rep

I just started the game and even though I have chosen only Paragon options, I have some renegade in my reputation. Where did this come from?
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How do you get the Premium Collectible Pack in multiplayer?

I've seen people talk about a Premium Collectible Pack in multiplayer. The mass effect wiki shows it as this: Premium Collectible Pack (Free, single-use) - A special bonus for dedicated Mass Effect ...
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What are the odds of getting a character for multiplayer in each of the item packs?

What are the odds of getting a character in each of the multiplayer item packs? Those packs being; Recruit Pack, Veteran Pack, and Spectre Pack.
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Can I sell unwanted items to earn credits?

I've found some guns and modifications laying around that I don't plan to use. Is there a way to sell them and put the credits toward things that I am going to use? Or are they just worthless to me? ...
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What is the blast radius of enemy grenades?

How far away do I have to be to avoid damage from grenades? I have unfortunately been on the receiving end of them a few times, and they have caused me a lot of frustration every time I get killed by ...
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How exactly does Force translate to Damage?

So, for some reason, the Mass Effect series likes to express the potency of various abilities - particularly biotic powers, in Newtons of Force, rather than the amount of damage they deal. ...
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Where can I find Thane?

After having EDI get settled in her new body, I just got an e-mail from Thane stating that he would be at the Huerta Hospital under an assumed name and encouraged me to visit him before his disease ...
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Do most dialog options have any impact on gameplay?

In SWTOR, dialog options have absolutely no impact except for key light/dark decisions and companion "cheerfulness". Since ME3 can be played in "Action" mode where there is no dialog options, what is ...
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Where can I find all the loading screen tips?

My computer is unfortunately beefy enough to make me aware that there are loading screen tips without actually giving me enough time to read them. Is there a compilation of all the loading screen ...