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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Do I earn enough skill points to unlock everything? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How many skill points will I have at max level? I'd like to know if I should expect enough skill points to unlock most of the skills, or if I;m only going to get enough ...
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Who are the most foul-mouthed and sexually deviant characters?

I understand that this is an M-rated game and, as such, it was meant to be played by adults. There are a number of characters that use more "colorful" language than other potential comrades. There are ...
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How to get the good ending

I've heard rumors about needing additional war assets to get the good ending even if I made all the right choices in my playthrough. What do I have to do to get the good ending?
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Could I have saved Mordin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I cure the Genophage without losing a Salarian? When curing the genophage, in the last step Mordin sacrifices himself to distribute the cure. Is that an ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 feature a violence or language filter option?

From what I've heard and seen, there is a decent amount of violence and language in this game. I'm referring to things like headshots bursting in a spray of alien blood and some off-color words ...
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Is it wise to trust Aria T'Loak?

I encountered Aria in the bar on the Citadel, and she offered to lend her influence over the criminal/mercenary gangs if I was willing to solve a few problems for each gang or its leader. I'm playing ...
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How powerful is Aria T'Loak?

We know that she ruled Omega, and is probably an extremely powerful biotic, but in ME3 it was shown that even the Asari councilor was at her beck and call despite having lost her seat of power. Was ...
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What weapon combinations keep my biotic cooldowns at 200%?

I'm heavily oriented toward biotic usage, so my current loadout consists of only my pistol and SMG. There are some occurrences, though, where I wish I had my sniper rifle or shotgun with me. ...
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How can I shatter the cockpit of an Atlas? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do you need a piercing mod equipped to shatter the Atlas Mech's canopy? I've seen a question about hijacking Atlas after the cockpit is shattered, and I've seen an ...
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How effectively does your squad use grenades?

Reading the answers to this question have me a little wary about investing in grenades for my squadmates. Your squad never had access to grenades in the first 2 games, so I'm unsure as to whether or ...
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Can I lend my copy of Mass Effect 3 to a friend? What are the consequences?

I have a new legal copy of Mass Effect 3, but no time to play it at the moment. I would therefore like to lend it to a friend to play until I have more time available. I will not play the game while ...
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Does the Aquarium VI serve any purpose?

The store Elkoss Combine Arsenal Supplies sells an Aquarium VI for a rather large fee of 25000 credits. I'm curious as to whether or not this Aquarium is an upgrade to the one I already own, or of ...
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Who wants the Cerberus automated turret schematics?

I just found the Cerberus automated turret schematics on Tuchanka and got a corresponding entry in my journal that someone on the Citadel might be interested in those. Who on the Citadel wants those ...
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Will an imported Shepard have a significant advantage over a new Shepard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a major gameplay disadvantage if I don't import saves? This being my first Mass Effect game, I don't have a Shepard to import. Imported Shepards can seem to ...
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Will I be banned if I use a tweaked Coalesced.bin file in multiplayer?

Two answers here have involved tweaks to Mass Effect 3's ini files, and in particular Coalesced.bin. I've seen some unsubstantiated rumors that EA will ban players who use a tweaked .bin file in ...
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Does it matter who I send to repair the tower on Palaven's moon?

I'm doing the mission where you're sent to Palaven's moon to rescue the Turian primarch, you need to repair a communications tower. I have the option to either send James or Liara. Does the progress ...
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How does the Prothean assault rifle trigger ammo powers?

After getting Prothean squad member, I unlocked Prothean assault rifle. I wondering, since it has unique mehanics, how ammo power (in my case, incinerate ammo) is triggered while using this weapon?
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Why am I unable to import my Mass Effect 2 saves?

I just bought ME3 but I don't seem to be able to import any save games from ME2. I even launched ME2 to be sure I certainly finished the game, which I did (and Shepard's alive). I triple-checked that ...
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Where is Kasumi after the Citadel mission?

Near the start of the game, I was working on (but did not finish yet) the Hanar mission with Kasumi (she cloaks and follows you). I then completed the and I cannot find Kasumi anymore. What ...
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Is it possible to control another character besides Shepard?

Throughout the course of the single-player game, do you ever take the reins of any other character besides Shepard? I'm aware that you have up to two squad mates to boss around. I'm also aware that ...
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How can I play Vanguard effectively in Mass Effect 3?

In Mass Effect 2, I read the Vanguard - with the right specs and player skill - could completely dominate close quarters battle with the charge and shotgun/melee. Is this still an effective strategy ...
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What are all the different categories of weapons and what upgrades are available for them?

In Mass Effect 2, weapons fell into six categories: Assault Rifles Shotguns Sniper Rifles Submachine Guns Heavy Pistols Heavy Weapons Are these types the same in Mass Effect 3? Are ...
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What controls the type of melee mode that occurs when “B” is pressed?

Melee mode seems to switch from the new assassinate "hold B" mode to the "rapidly tap B" mode when several of those zombie dudes are in your face? What controls which action will occur when "B" is ...
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Are weapons and mods permanently missable?

In Mass Effect 2, there was a chance that if you didn't pick up a weapon/upgrade during certain missions, then you could miss them entirely if you completed the mission without picking them up. ...
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Does attracting Reapers to a Solar System only affect me?

Scanning too much in a system attracts Reapers which case you. However, does attracting Reapers mean they only care about you or could attracting them to important solar systems actually cause harm to ...
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Is there only one recoverable item per planet?

Whenever I launch a probe and find something on a planet, can I be absolutely sure there isn't nothing else and am I safe to leave orbit, or is there a chance that I might miss something else?
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How do I hijack an Atlas?

How do I hijack an Atlas? I have managed to shatter the cockpit glass but I do not see any option to hijack it when I get in close and it blows if I kill the pilot.
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How can I keep my idiot squadmates alive?

So I tried playing Insanity mode, and I found enemies seem to be more prone to throwing grenades. I also found my squadmates are completely happy to sit on grenades until they explode. Generally, my ...
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How does one pick the two weapons one wants to fast “X” switch between?

First, please confirm my understanding: you can carry up to 5 weapons you can fast switch using "X" between two at a time I am having trouble setting the two fast switch weapons. For instance, say ...
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Is there any way to identify interactive objects from a distance?

To find consoles or people to talk to, I have to approach them and see if I get the circle that lets me know I can interact with the object. Is there a better way than running alongside all the walls ...
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Can I miss any of the “ambient conversation” quests?

Whenever I'm tooling around in the Citadel, I find that I can overhear conversations between other residents of the structure. If I listen for long enough, or I return to the same group of people ...
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Do I get to keep all of my collectibles from Mass Effect 2?

Last night while working finishing up ME2, I made a trip to my cabin to swap out an armor mod, and it got me thinking: do all of the various collectibles in my cabin in ME2 make a reappearance in ME3? ...
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How do I stop that banshee from eating my face?

Banshees. They rapidly teleport to cover distance quickly and take you out with an instant-kill attack (with no chance of revival) if you let them get to close. Even at longer distances they have a ...
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Do you need a piercing mod equipped to shatter the Atlas Mech's canopy?

I've shot the canopy on the Atlas with the sniper rifle several times, and have not seen the canopy shatter. Do you need a piercing mod attached to you weapons to shatter the canopy?
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Do important people and things look important?

Do primary objectives/people have a visual cue that lets you know you are about to embark on a major event (potentially missing uncompleted content)? I know I can go reread my journal to figure out ...
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What's the difference between a Defense Drone and a Combat Drone

I was reading through the wiki and saw that Tali now has a Defense Drone in addition to her Combat Drone that she's had forever. Unfortunately, the wiki is so vague as to be completely useless as to ...
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Am I supposed to know who James Vega is?

At the start of Mass Effect 3, James Vega comes to collect you for a meeting with the higher ups. The conversation between you implies that there is history, but I don't recall ever encountering him. ...
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Do power upgrade bonuses max out at 100%?

I am trying to upgrade EDI's "Unshackled AI" power to level 5, her power damage is currently at 80% and when I select "Tech Damage - Increase tech power damage by 30%" the power damage bar does not ...
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Do your squad members have a weight limit?

If check your loadouts you see that Shepard has a weight limit - your power levels switch according to the amount of weight carried. However, there is no such thing on squad members. Do they also ...
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Reapers are coming after me in a star system. How do I reset the meter?

After scanning a few planets in a star system, the Reaper bar fills up and they start coming after me. When will that bar resets so I can have access to the system again?
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Does the first rank of “upgrade” skills provide any benefit?

I noticed that the first rank of "Fitness" provides an extremely powerful upgrade: However, the next level provides a much smaller upgrade, but displays a "green bar" showing what is actually being ...
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As a sentinel how to kill a guardian [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I counter enemies with Riot Shields in Mass Effect 3 The playstyle is mostly rushing with the shotgun, and also using melee attacks. Now the trouble is with the ...
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Where can I find the schematics for the improved power grid?

Where can I find the schematics needed for the mission Citadel: Improved Power Grid?
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Where can I find the heating unit stabilizers?

Where can I find the heating unit stablizers for the mission Citadel: Heating Unit Stablizers?
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How can I regenerate health?

When Shepard's shield collapses, she takes damage to her five health bars. I noticed that while partial damage to a health bar regenerates quickly, the health bars themselves don't regenerate. The ...
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How can I upgrade my weapons to level 10?

The description of the Gunsmith achievement seems to indicate that you can upgrade your weapons to level 10. So far I can only upgrade my weapons to level 5, no higher upgrades are available to me. ...
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What's the significance of the sector breakdown on the War Map?

I've played a bit of multiplayer now and whenever I do, the readiness rating bonus that I receive seems to get applied to every single sector. When I go to my single-player game, these values always ...
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What are all the models that Shepard finds for?

I assume that this is some recurring element I don't get, but what are the models for? I've found a handful of them and saw the completed ones in the Captain's Quarters.
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When can I activate EDI?

Title was left intentionally vague. Spoilers ahead. When exactly does this happen?
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Does installing Mass Effect 3 to the Xbox 360 hard drive prevent disc swapping?

I've installed both discs of Mass Effect 3 to my Xbox hard drive, but every time I enter a new mission I am asked to swap discs out. Does anyone know if installing it to the hard drive is supposed to ...