The third installment of BioWare's Mass Effect series, which concludes the story of N7/Spectre operative Commander Shepard's battle against the Reapers.

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What's the best strategy for defeating Geth?

It's come to my attention that Quarian Infiltrators kind of own Geth thanks to Sabotage. However I can't always play as a Quarian Infiltrator. What's the best way to approach encounters with Geth in ...
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Are there consequences for delaying Priority: Rannoch to complete Rannoch: Geth Fighter Squadrons?

I've rescued the civilian fleet admiral and Admiral Raan mentioned that it'd be super good to destroy the Reaper base ASAP, but she also mentioned that the Quarian civilians will snuff it if I don't ...
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Is there any way to switch which Doctor serves on the Normandy?

By the time I had read this answer to this question, I had already recruited Dr. Chakwas to serve on the Normandy. I now realize that there's a better benefit to recruiting Dr. Michel instead. Is ...
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Can you get the good endings if you play a purely renegade Shepard?

Is it possible to get the best endings playing as a renegade? Or the choices you make (if you are not tempted to break character) are inherently evil at some point, which would prevent them?
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Doctor Dilemma: Michel won't join the Normandy as Ships Doctor

I told my old trusted doctor (Dr. Chakwas) to stay behind but didn't get prompted of gaining an asset. I then tried to recruit the younger one (Dr. Michel) and she keeps saying she has to think about ...
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What can I find in the uncommon and rare item packs?

I'm getting destroyed in multiplayer and I'm trying to decide whether or not I should buy some of the cheap 5000 credit packs just so I can hopefully get some new weapons, or if I should save up for ...
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What are the sources for every piece of Mass Effect 3 DLC?

I'm lost in the sea of Mass Effect 3 DLC. From what I understand, there are numerous sources for DLC codes that allow access to in-game content like new weapons, skins, maps, missions, etc. These ...
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What sort of artifacts is Kannik looking for?

I'm trying to get General Oraka not killed. I've talked to Kannik in giving me the "top-of-the-line" weapons, but he expects artifacts from me. WHat sort of artifacts is he looking for & where can ...
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What in-game content comes with the Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3?

What in-game content (maps, weapons, skins, missions, etc.) comes with the Collector's Edition of Mass Effect 3 that the basic package does not include?
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Are there multiple levels of difficulty to unlock in Mass Effect 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a difficulty level above insanity? In the previous two Mass Effect games, there were higher levels of difficulty that were only available after playing through ...
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How can you tell exactly how much an Upgrade augments your weapons in Mass Effect 3?

I've found the Weapon Upgrade station in my Normandy vehicle bay, and they seem to be reasonably priced and offer a decent range of improvements (weight, damage, and ammo capacity). The question is, ...
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Has the suicidal squad mate AI behavior on higher difficulties been fixed?

On the higher difficulties in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, the squad mate AI during any combat sequence would act in a way that would quickly lead to its own death. That is, the AI squad mates would ...
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Are side quests obtained the same way in Mass Effect 3 as they were in 2?

One thing I liked a lot about ME2 was that I didn't have to hunt across a whole planet to find side missions. When you began a scan the landing site would pop right up. I'm hoping it is, but I ...
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How do you tell if a quest/mission is completed?

For the Hanar Diplomat mission, I do not remember completing it. But it is marked grey (typically when complete). I have now finished the Citadel story mission where you Why is this mission grey ...
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What war assets can be unlocked in ME3 from playing Mass Effect Infiltrator?

What specific effects can playing Mass Effect Infiltrator have on Galaxy At War in ME3?
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How do I complete the extraction wave in multiplayer?

The eleventh (and final) wave in multiplayer involves getting to an extraction zone before the time limit expires. What happens if there are players outside of the zone when the time limit ends? Do ...
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What use is the sniper rifle in Mass Effect 3?

I'm wondering if ME3 is like ME2. All encounters are pretty much close or medium range, so the sniper is pretty much unused during the game. So is it good to carry the ME3 sniper around? I'm asking ...
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Can I change class?

In Mass Effect 1 you could change class for a second playthrough, but you'd lose all XP. Can I change my class in Mass Effect 3? When can I change it and what happens to my previous progress/level? ...
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How does the planet & material scanning mode work in Mass Effect 3?

How does the planet & material scanning mode work in Mass Effect 3? When I first charted out, there was some vague info about scanning being "faster" & Reapers being on your tail if you've ...
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Where is the Turian General Oraka?

For the quest "Aria: Blue Suns" I'm supposed to deal with the Turian general Oraka, but I'm having a hard time finding the general as the journal offers no hint where the General could be. Where on ...
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Where can I find the Biotic Amp Interface?

As I was walking through Huerta Memorial in Mass Effect 3, I overheard an Asari talking about a Biotic Amp Interface that could be beneficial to the war effort. I seem to remember hearing her say the ...
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Is there any bonus content for getting the game on a certain platform?

Is there any bonus content I would get for acquiring Mass Effect 3 on PC over say PS3, or Xbox 360 over PC? As lots of games seem to offer content exclusive to one that you can't get on another (Call ...
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Can I access the developer's console in Mass Effect 3?

I know this was available in the first game, but in the second it appeared to have been deliberately disabled. (You could make some changes to the game mechanics via .ini files, but you couldn't do ...
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Can I save the Hanar homeworld?

At the end of the quest "Citadel: Hanar Diplomat" the indoctrinated Hanar manages to upload a virus that disables the defense system of the Hanar homeworld. The salarian Spectre with me tried to stop ...
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How many discs does Mass Effect 3 have on Xbox 360?

I'd like to know how many discs come with the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3. Are the game files big enough to require multiple discs? Are there separate discs for multiplayer and single-player ...
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What does the day one patch do for Mass Effect 3 on Xbox 360?

I noticed that there is a patch (or possibly multiple patches) that installs when booting Mass Effect 3 for the first time. What does this patch do? Is it required? That is, if I did not have access ...
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Are there cheat codes for Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360?

I want to know if there are any cheat codes for the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 and, if so, how to enter them and what they are. Possible codes: God mode Unlock all weapons Invisibility ...
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What are the various promotional versions of Mass Effect 3 (i.e., Gamestop, Best Buy, etc.)? [closed]

I'd like to know what "promotional" versions of Mass Effect 3 are out there. I know in the past stores like Gamestop, Best Buy, Target, etc. have stocked copies of games for purchase/preorder that ...
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Are there missable achievements/trophies in Mass Effect 3?

I'm getting started on Mass Effect 3 and I'd like to know whether there are missable achievements (Xbox 36) or trophies (PS3) from the get-go. You know, instead of finding out there was one and I blew ...
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Will the Detonate Singularity upgrade work if the Singularity is detonated by a biotic power?

The Detonate upgrade description is as follows: "Detonate Singularity when the field dies to inflict 375 damage across 5 meters". Does the field have to die of old age, or will a violent death via ...
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How does the Expand Singularity upgrade work?

The Expand upgrade description is as follows: "Expand the Singularity field by 35% for 10 seconds". Singularity, however, doesn't last 10 seconds and the calculated radius next to the perk description ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 have any mod support/User Submitted Content?

I am a huge Bethesda junkie, and mod support for games like Fallout 3, New Vegas, Skyrim is just fantastic. Easily gives the vanilla games additional YEARS of replayability and enjoyment. Does ...
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How to change the FoV?

How do you change your field of view? I do not see it in the options. In ME1, it appears there was a console command you could use: http://www.tweakguides.com/ME_5.html If you want to adjust the ...
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Assuming everyone survived in Mass Effect 2, where and how do they make an appearance?

I want to know what interactions I'll miss by having started a fresh game. Assuming everyone survived, where do they appear and what importance does everyone's cameo have? I'm looking for a ...
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In Mass Effect 3, I did not get a choice of game mode; is it because I imported a ME2 character?

I just started a new game in Mass Effect 3, on the Xbox 360, by importing my existing ME2 character. I have just witnessed the attack on the council at the very start, and now just got to the point ...
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Is there an effective scanning strategy that avoids the Reapers?

After a few scans in a system the Reapers show up to ruin your day (they do NOT like machines that go PING!) It's obviously important to get the war assets from scanning, so what general strategy can ...
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Who are all the squad members in Mass Effect 3?

We have a list of optional squad members in Mass Effect 3 but I'm wondering what all possible squad mates are and what classes they are/what abilities they have. I'm curious about what my options are ...
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Can the Galaxy at War readiness multiplier exceed 100 percent?

Galaxy at War's "Galactic Readiness" meter is... a bit controversial. You increase it by playing ME3 Multiplayer, and by playing an iOS game that acts as a tie in. The 'Readiness' score that ...
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How do I switch between more than 2 weapons?

In my loadout right now, I've got an assault rifle, a shotgun, and a heavy pistol. (I've double checked that I'm supposed to be carrying 3, so it's not just an inventory brain-fart issue) According ...
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Is it possible to mix and match armor sets?

I just bought the Cerberus Armor set for a hefty price and sadly it takes a few of my stats down to zero. Is it possibly to split up the armor set components so that I can keep the Cerberus health ...
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Where can I find my squadmates on the Normandy?

From what I remember of previous games, each squadmate I recruit will set up in a different part of the Normandy. It's usually important to talk with them all between missions, but I find myself ...
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During the Priority Mars mission do the waves ever end?

During the Priority Mars mission, after your transport docks you are attacked by an increasingly more armoured enemy force. I've shot my way through wave after wave of attackers, yet they never seem ...
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Do I have time to cruise around the galaxy? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any important points of no return? Are there time-limited objectives in the game? In Mass Effect 2, there was a point where you had to abandon doing any more ...
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How do I unlock bonus powers?

There seems to be a variety of bonus powers available in Mass Effect 3, I'm wondering what I have to do to unlock all of those. What are the exact requirements on unlocking those bonus powers? Do ...
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Can my squad mates run out of ammo?

There are powers and weapon modifications that affect the ammo capacity. I'm wondering whether those make even sense for your squad mates, if they ever run out of ammo? Do my squad mates have ...
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Are there other 'casual outfits' available for Shepard?

Mass Effect 2 introduced the idea of additional, customizable 'casual' attire that Shepard could wear aboard the Normandy, as well as during visits to the Citadel and other non-combat locations. And ...
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How do I beat the Reaper on Rannoch?

I'm having trouble with the last of the Rannoch missions, where Shep wakes up and takes on a Reaper. Shepard has a targeting laser which will call in an orbital strike with the combined might of the ...
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How does the Assault Rifle Piercing Mod work?

The Assault Rifle Piercing Mod I has the following description which I find somewhat confusing: Allows bullets to pierce 0.50-meter thick objects, but at 60% reduced damage. Ignores 25.00% of ...
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Where did my assault rifle go?

On the moon of Pavalon, I picked up some sort of Reaper-esque weapon that had only 1 shot during the mission's final fight. Not wanting to use the shot immediately, I swapped weapons (PC version, ...
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Does it make sense to upgrade the early weapons?

On the Normandy you have the option to upgrade your weapons, e.g. your M-15 Vindicator I to the M-15 Vindicator II or higher. I'm wondering if it makes sense to already upgrade my early weapons to a ...