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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Which class is capable of dealing the most damage?

I remember reading in Mass Effect guides that the infiltrator class was capable of dealing the most damage in a given amount of time (DPS) in the first game. I think that has probably changed by now, ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of each choice for ships doctor?

After arriving a Huerta Memorial hospital, I have a choice. I can bring my old friend Dr. Chakwas aboard the Normandy, or I can ask her to enjoy her retirement for once and bring aboard Dr. Chloe ...
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What are the differences in plot and possible endings between the Story, Action and RPG modes?

In Mass Effect 3 you can choose to play campaign in Story, Action or RPG mode. I know the difference between them is that Story focuses on plot while ignoring FPS elements; Action removes dialogue ...
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Is it possible to prevent the connection attempt to EA online when starting the game?

Whenever I start Mass Effect from the Xbox 360 dashboard it takes 15-30 seconds trying to connect to the EA servers. However, if I disconnect my ethernet cable it loads instantly. I am not interested ...
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Can I use DLC weapons in multiplayer?

Since I preordered on Origin, I have both the A-12 Raider shotgun and the M-55 Argus Assault rifle. I kinda like them. Does unlocking them as DLC make them available in multiplayer as well?
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What are the major differences between the Combat Drone and the Turret techs?

The Engineer has access to a Combat Drone and a Turret. There seems to be some minor differences between the two but they share a cooldown. Is there a reason to spec one over the other? Should ...
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Who wants my alien medi-gel formula?

While raiding a Cerberus base, I came across a medi-gel formula that they ignored because it doesn't help humans. My mission log tells me someone on the Citadel will be interested, so when the mission ...
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How do I complete the mission “Eden Prime: Resistance Movement”?

The From Ashes DLC has you returning to Eden Prime. While there, I picked up some data about Cerberus troop movements that Liara said would be good to send to the resistance movement. Well, I've ...
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How do I keep my fish from dying?

Commander Shepard is a busy spectre. Running around the galaxy, shooting reaper scum, and trying to save the day. So I don't begrudge her buying some fish to at least make her quarters look a little ...
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Is it possible to respec in multiplayer?

Say I spent my points in a manner I now regret, is it possible to reset and respend the points for a particular multiplayer class?
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Is there any meaningful way to affect the Cerberus agent chase scene?

From this answer I understand that you can't actually catch her. However, at the end of the chase I think I was awarded experience. Is there anything you can do during the chase scene to increase the ...
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Do I need to conserve ammo?

Is ammo conservation a relevant concern during most of Mass Effect's game-play or will I generally be stocked up before the larger encounters?
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Does improving weapons make them heavier or lighter?

In the shuttle bay, Shepard has the option to pay credits to upgrade his aresnal from, for instance, Avenger I to Avenger II, etc. The improvement is listed as "improves damage, ammo capacity, and ...
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How does weight affect the cooldown of my abilties?

I know that carrying more guns around increases the cooldown times on my skills, but what is the exact relationship? Does it influence every skill the exact same way or are some more susceptible to ...
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Can I cure the Genophage without losing a Salarian?

I've just finished the mission: "The Shroud" which involves distributing the Krogan Genophage cure. Unfortunately, this mission ended with the loss of Salarian life Is there a way to complete this ...
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Are there time-limited objectives in the game?

When I left Earth, things were going... poorly. It doesn't seem like I have much time to rally the troops before the situation is completely hopeless. There's precedent in the series for giving you ...
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What's the difference between armor, barrier, and shields?

I can't keep straight what kind of weapons and ammo are good against what type of enemy. What's the difference between armor, barrier and shields? What weapons and tactics should I use against each? ...
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How do weapon upgrades work? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I modify my weapons? I have found several weapon upgrades and a weapon upgrade bench. I presume that I add the upgrades to weapons I already have in my ...
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Where is the Kassa Fabrication shop on the citadel?

From my ship, I can purchase things that are available for purchase on the Citadel, but there is a 10% markup. Right now I can purchase from Sirta Supplies, Kassa Fabrication, and Spectre ...
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How can I tell when a power is ready to use?

I'm playing the PS3 version of Mass Effect 3 and for the life of me I can't find out whether my Tactical Cloak is ready or not without opening the Skill menu (hold R2) or just using the Cloak and ...
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Hanar quest broken [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I go to investigate the Hanar Diplomat? I was doing the Hanar diplomat quest when somehow I got the first terminal then activated the specter thing now I can't ...
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How do you use cloak effectively?

I chose the infiltrator class and have maxed out the cloaking ability. Overall the class and their cloak ability still seems disappointing when compared to some of the other class abilities. So far I ...
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Is there a difficulty level above insanity?

Just curious. I never finished insanity on any of the previous games. Does a new difficulty level unlock when you complete insanity?
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At the end of the first mission on Mars, is it possible to catch the Cerberus agent?

At the end of the mission on Mars, a Cerberus agent is running away with the data about the Prothean device. I was unable to catch her. Is it possible to catch up with her before she reaches her ...
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How do I pick up this sniper rifle extended barrel?

I'm near the beginning of Mass Effect 3, and I noticed a Sniper Rifle Extended Barrel just outside of this barrier inside of the Mars Archives. I can walk very close to it, but the "pick up" action ...
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What specific Bonus/Loyalty powers are available?

I know that the concept of Bonus Powers earned from loyal squadmates to enhance Shepards abilities has been retained. But what I can't find any information on is what specific powers are availiable. ...
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What happens if I freeze and incinerate the same target?

I'm an Infiltrator and I notice I have skills to both Burn and Freeze targets; Incinerate and Cryo Ammo. What happens if I Incinerate a Frozen target or hit a Burned target with Cryo Ammo? Will the ...
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Does multi-player levelling count between games and across platforms in Mass Effect 3?

Obviously you're not playing as Shephard in ME3's multi-player but as one of many other soldiers in the war. Does this mean that multiplayer levelling and progress isn't linked to any specific ...
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Do ammo powers from different squad mates stack?

Powers like warp ammo and cryo ammo allow you to affect the entire squad with 50% effectiveness if you take the right upgrade path. If two squad members use such powers, will the effects stack? Does ...
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Do any classes benefit from Paragon/Renegade scores?

Do any classes benefit from a Paragon or Renegade reputation gameplay-wise? Reputation used to affect the Intimidation/Charm skills in previous games, so I'm wondering if there's any class-related ...
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What's the Kinect support in the Xbox 360 version used for?

Across the top of my copy of Mass Effect 3 is a purple "Works better with Kinect" banner. This seems relatively out of place in a 3rd person shooter. However, I do own a Kinect sensor, and I'm ...
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Are there optional squad members in Mass Effect 3?

By "optional" I mean "you can complete the game without hiring". In Mass Effect 2, you could finish the game without hiring Kasumi Goto (a DLC character), and I think Grunt and Legion are optional as ...
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Is the “default” story in Mass Effect 3 a direct continuation of the “default” from Mass Effect 2?

If I start a new game in Mass Effect 3, without importing a save file, will the default story continue on with the same decisions that the default story of Mass Effect 2 had. Obviously here I'm ...
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How do I use Medical Packs/Regain Health?

I've perused through the manual and can't figure out how to use medical packs to regain health. There was an on-screen tip, that I missed, that I think explained how. (I feel dumb for asking.)
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Can Steam be used to Launch Mass Effect 3?

I own Mass Effect 3 on Origin, but I very much prefer launching games from Steam (largely for the overlay, since I've got hundreds of Steam friends). I know that non-steam applications can be ...
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Does Conrad Verner make an appearance in Mass Effect 3?

Our favorite wanna-be Spectre Conrad annoyed us for two games straight, and I'm curious as to whether or not he's back for a third round to once again irritate Commander Shepard to death. If he does ...
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Are my romance options in ME3 limited if I cheated on my ME1 romance in ME2?

In Mass Effect 1, I was a male Shepard and romanced Liara. In Mass Effect 2 Liara was off brokering so I kinda fell for the rebel with a loving soul Jack. Question: Are my romance options limited ...
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At what point is the “Final Save” created for import to Mass Effect 3?

I'm assuming that the endgame save or final save or whatever you want to call it for Mass Effect 2 is created after your decision regarding the Collector Base. What I wish to know, is: will it ...
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Can I specify key decisions for non-imported characters?

Like creating a "fresh" character in ME2, starting a non-imported character in ME3 has pre-defined decisions for the previous games already made for you. However, is there any other way to get around ...
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Can you import someone else's Mass Effect 1/2 Save Game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I import someone else's Mass Effect 2 save on a PS3? Can I download and import someone else's ME1 or ME2 save file to my ME3 or is the user identity in some way ...
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Are Action Mode responses random?

Mass Effect 3 has an "Action Mode" where story responses are apparently picked between Paragon/Neutral/Renegade choices. Are the choices Action Mode makes randomly picked or will all Action Mode ...
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Can I import someone else's Mass Effect 2 save on a PS3?

This question about where to find a full Mass Effect 2 save file made me wonder, on the PS3 can I import ME2 save data from another person when I play Mass Effect 3? I know PS3 save files are tied to ...
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Can you lose an ending before you start playing Mass Effect 3?

Considering all the number of branches possible when starting ME3, are there any endings that are unattainable based on your imported saved game? That is, is it possible to eliminate one or more of ...
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What happens if Shepard died in Mass Effect 2?

Can you still import the save? If so what happens?
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Can I kill off squadmates?

James really annoys me. I think I'd like him more if he died heroically. It doesn't even have to be heroic, really. Any death will do. Bullets, knives, fire, plague, chin-up bar accident, EDI ...
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Do the Protheans make a significant appearance in Mass Effect 3?

Given that the Protheans are the historical nemesis to the Reapers but were "all but wiped out", do they make an appearance in ME3 to help us win for once and all?
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Can I jump low walls more effectively?

When I want to jump over a low (cover) wall directly, Shepard first takes cover, and then jumps if I continue to press the space bar and moving forward. Is there a way to do it directly? I want her ...
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What effect does the state of the Council have on the game?

In Mass Effect 1, you get several options regarding the composition of the Citadel Council - you can either save them from a certain doom, or allow them to perish and form a new council (either one of ...
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What effect does the ending of Mass Effect 2 have on Mass Effect 3?

At the end of Mass Effect 2 you have the option of either What effect on Mass Effect 3 (if any) does this decision have?
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Are there any casting changes in Mass Effect 3?

Are there any voice actors who did not come back for the finale? Are there any new or notable talents who have joined the cast?