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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Does the color of my shield mean anything?

I noticed as an Infiltrator I had a light blue shield and as a Vanguard I have a purple shield. What are the shield colors for each class and what do they "mean"? I assume it's something to do with ...
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Are DLC codes region free?

My friend just got a copy of Mass Effect 3 in Europe, and it came with a bunch of bonus DLC that we don't have in North America. He said I could have the codes since he isn't going to bother with ...
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Is it possible to disable Kinect support while playing Mass Effect 3?

I've been playing the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 3 and since I have a Kinect attached to the system, the game automatically "uses" its functionality. That is, whenever I or anyone or anything ...
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How significant is the discount for each of the shops compared to the ship?

Cortez mentions that you get higher prices by shopping through him due to shipping (I'd hate to see the shipping cost across a couple of relays in wartime). My question is simple: How significant ...
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How do I associate my Xbox 360 copy of Mass Effect 3 with my EA/Origin account?

Mass Effect 3 on Xbox logs into Origin every time I start the game up, but I never actually gave it my Origin credentials, and (understandably) it does not seem to be associated with my Origin ...
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Does the Prothean squadmate have significance outside of in-quest commentary?

I played through the Eden Prime mission and watched his back story, but is the rest of his inclusion in the main story similar to Kasumi or Zaeed?
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Is there a way to disable the Codex entry pop-ups in Mass Effect 3?

Whenever I stumble across a new Codex entry, the game throws up a big "Codex Updated" message in the bottom-right corner of the screen. It's moderately annoying and distracting as it takes up about ...
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What happens if you run out of fuel?

I'm wondering what happens if you run out of fuel between systems in ME3? I think that in the second one, you just burnt your minerals, but having no minerals in ME3, what happens? Also, I dont seem ...
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How do I take a screen shot in Mass Effect 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Origin have any built in screenshot functionality? Print screen doesn't seem to work. Is there another way in ME3 or in the Origin overlay that will let me take a ...
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Is there falling damage in Mass Effect 3?

There are a number of tall ledges and cliff faces in the game that you can walk right up to, but the game seems to corral you into the "valid" playing space. Are there any locations or situations that ...
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Do the Illusive Man's eyes mean anything?

Throughout 2 and now beginning 3, I've wondered what is up with the Illusive Man's eyes and why they are so unique. Is there an explanation by the series end that tells us why his eyes are so weird ...
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How can I disable bloom?

I tried looking in the Mass Effect 3 Configuration utility, but there was no option for disabling bloom there. Is there perhaps a setting in a config file somewhere on the PC version that I need to ...
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Will Ashley ever forgive me? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are my romance options in ME3 limited if I cheated on my ME1 romance in ME2? So, in Mass Effect 1, I had a romantic relationship with Ashley (what can I say, blue just ...
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Is there any indicator for squad health on the main HUD?

Looking at the main HUD of the game, there seems to be no indicator of squad health, only their picture (which doesn't seem to indicate anything other than dead) and Shepard's health/shields (for ...
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How and when do I recruit Tali?

I started playing the first few plot missions in ME3 last night, and very early on I recruited Garrus. Both he and Tali survived the events of ME2 (on my save), and I believe they are both potential ...
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How does auto-leveling work?

In the Options screen under Gameplay, there is an option to turn "Auto Level-Up" on or off. I understand the gist of auto-leveling to be that the game decides how to increase the abilities of your ...
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What does Fortification do?

This power is a bonus power from importing a Soldier from ME2. The description is as follows: Reinforce armor using protective Foucault currents. Purge the current and send its charge to your ...
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How does the DPS between Nova's rank 5 evolutions compare?

At rank 5, Nova can evolve one of two different ways, Power Recharge or Half Blast. The descriptions are: Power Recharge - Increase recharge speed of all powers by 25% for 15s. Damage: 385 Force: ...
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Does the Journal update for “fetch” missions?

Mass Effect 3 has a wide array of "Fetch [X] from System [Y]" missions that can be obtained simply by listening to conversations overheard from people on the Citadel as you're walking past. The ...
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Where do I find evidence of what happened to Ambassador Osoba's son?

The mission Benning: Evidence says that I need to find evidence of what happened to Ambassador Osoba's son, who went missing on Benning. However, when I hover over the systems in my galaxy map, none ...
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What does “weapons are easier to handle” mean?

When you switch the difficulty to "Casual" or lower, a description pops up below saying that "weapons are easier to handle." What does this mean? I can think of a few options, but I'd like to know for ...
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How do I save Miranda?

Miranda died in my game, how do I save her? Is it possible to do? I don't have any saves older than the one for the mission, am I screwed?
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Are cutscenes skippable on console versions of Mass Effect 3?

I'm annoyed at being forced to watch the entire length of cutscenes play out. Is there a way to skip past sections of dialog, or skip the entire cutscene altogether? I'm playing on Xbox 360, but I ...
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Does your appearance change based on your morality?

In Mass Effect 2, Shepard's physical appearance (especially when you decided to go Renegade) could end up changing pretty drastically, though you could permanently reverse it if you chose to. Does ...
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Can I change my appearance?

In my rush to get started playing on Tuesday, I hastily accepted the appearance of my imported Shepard. After playing for a while now, I've grown to hate the way he looks. Is there any way, in game ...
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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 ...