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 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 ...
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Are there any upgrades availiable for the Normandy to help me evade Reapers while gathering resources?

So, the Normandy is pretty cool. Her scanners have been upgraded, and I can check a few planets at once now to see if they have a shiny rock I might be interested in. Unfortunately, those scanners ...
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Where is Jondum Bau?

A couple missions into the game I got an email from Jondum Bau saying he'd like to meet me at the Citadel Embassies. I'm there and according to the map, I should be standing right on top of him, but ...
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Are shield, barrier and armor each completely different, or similar?

I am familiar with this question: What's the difference between armor, barrier, and shields? and I understand the use of different ammo types and skills in order to counteract these bonuses. ...
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How to kill a Brute effectively

The Brutes are giant Reaper-Giant hybrids that are very well armored, to the point where I'm sure their entire health bar is their armor. However, it seems to me that there is a certain point where ...
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Are there any good reasons to let a character die?

This question or answers to it will likely contain spoilers. In the series so far there have been a lot of allies who may have been killed. In general, it is usually better to help your allies to ...
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Does the Weapon Master damage bonus affect squad ammo effects?

The Weapon Master upgrade in the Combat Mastery Tree adds 40% damage to ammo powers: For the ammo powers there are upgrades that grant the ammo power also to your squadmates. Do your squad mates ...
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How can I get Shepard to stop tromping around the place like a raging bull?

Every step I take I can hear a loud dull thud because of Shepard's footsteps and it is starting to get on my nerves. Is there any way I can turn this off without impacting any other sound in the ...
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What determines whether I can use a Paragon or Renegade Interrupt?

I made two characters and I noticed I get the Paragon Interrupt (the flashing icon that lets you interrupt a cutscene to say something Paragon/Renegade-y) when my character is mostly Paragon and I get ...
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Do any of the reaper troops count as synthetics against skills?

For the purpose of skills like Sabotage and Overload do any of the reaper troops count as synthetics? I feel like some of them should, since they're clearly robotic (partially at least). However, ...
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Can PC saves be imported into console version of Mass Effect 3? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I transfer saved game files from my PC to my Xbox360? Having not yet played Mass Effect 1 or 2 I plan on purchasing them before jumping into Mass Effect 3. What ...
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Is there a maximum Biotic Charge distance?

Biotic Charge for the Vanguard class lets you leap very quickly into distant enemies, and I've never not been able to perform the move on a target as long as I had a line-of-sight and my view was ...
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When will Ash come back? [Spoilers]

Well, just started ME3, and Ash just got hurt pretty bad. She is now in the hospital on the citadel. Just wondering, will she ever come back in my squad? And if yes, when? 25% in the game? 50%?
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How can I remap keys to my powers in multiplayer?

In the single player game, I'm able to remap which number keys trigger various powers by holding down the spacebar and then, when the command window is open, dragging the power icons into whatever ...
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Can I Romance Ashley even though I did not in ME1, and I did Romance Miranda in ME2?

Can I Romance Ashley even though I did not in ME1, and I did Romance Miranda in ME2? Or am I stuck with Miranda?
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Do I get more points with an imported character in Mass Effect 3?

I imported my Mass Effect 2 character into Mass Effect 3. She started at level 24 or something. Immediately, I had a ton of points to put into various abilities. I wanted to play around with the ...
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Playing Mass Effect 3 without XBox Live - Any other way to boost galactic readiness?

My XBox Live just expired, and I dont want to buy it again for another year only for ME3. I heard I'll be missing on for galactic readiness, lowering my chances for the good ending. Is there another ...
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Point of no return? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there any important points of no return? Like in Mass Effect 1, if you wanted to continue after you finished the game, you had to keep a save from before Illium. Is ...
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Are there any advantage to having a high galactic readiness rating in multiplayer?

In Singleplayer, the rating affects the outcome of the ending of the game. However, does it make any difference in multiplayer?
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After repelling the Citadel attack, can I complete quests where the quest giver is missing?

After repelling the Citadel attack, I am unable to find Barla Von and Sellea in Presidium Commons to return their respective quests. Am I too late to ever turn these quests in, or will the quest ...
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How do i promote from multiplayer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What does it mean to “promote a multiplayer character”? In Mass effect 3 there is this achievment for promoting a multiplayer character, i have been trying ...
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Does my multiplayer Galaxy at War progress count towards all my single player saves?

If I've got substantial Galaxy at War progress via the multiplayer mode, does that carry over to each different playthrough or save I might make? For instance, right now I'm doing a Paragon run. ...
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Why can enemies see me when I'm cloaked?

I am currently near the beginning of the game (Mars Archives), and I'm at the point in the area where I ride a tram. Soon after, a fight ensues. To reposition myself to a better spot during the fight, ...