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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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?
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Does it matter where I hit enemies when shooting?

Should I aim for the head when firing to kill enemies faster or does this have no effect at all, and I shouldn't bother? Recent games like Skyrim do not have this differentiated damage system, so ...
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Does installing Mass Effect 3 on the Xbox 360 Hard Drive make the elevators faster?

I remember that in previous Mass Effect games, elevators were used for loading times, so I remember taking many rides on the slowest elevators in the world. In Mass Effect 3, I would like to reduce my ...
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What are the stats to the exclusive pre-order bonus DLC Weapons/Armor?

It's not guaranteed that EA/Bioware will release the pre-order/exclusive DLC in a pack later down the line for users who didn't acquire it launch week. What are the weapon and armor stats for the ...
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Are all “killable” characters from previous games alive if I don't import save data?

So lots of characters in Mass Effect can live or die and their status is imported if I have Mass Effect 2 save data. Are all of these characters "alive" if I start a fresh game in Mass Effect 3 ...
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Are there significant differences between the platform versions of Mass Effect 3?

Are there any significant gameplay differences between the PC/PS3/Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 3, or is the game/DLC all the same in all practical terms? I don't mean things like button ...
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Is Legion a playable character?

I know Legion is present in Mass Effect 3, provided he survived in the case of an imported save, but will he be a part of my squad or has he been reduced to a supporting character?
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What are all the ways to increase readiness?

What are all the ways to increase the readiness factor for the war with the Reapers?
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Where are the terminals for the Hanar Diplomat mission? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where do I go to investigate the Hanar Diplomat? I'm currently doing the Hanar Diplomat mission. I have spoken to the Salarian Spectre and activated the necessary ...
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Does paragon/renegade/neutral morality affect the storyline or available missions?

Will focusing primarily on paragon or renegade (or neutral) affect the storyline in any major way (IIRC, in previous games it was mostly just dialogue options)? Will I miss out on anything, such as ...
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What modes of multiplayer are present in Mass Effect 3?

Reading through some of the questions popping up on this site, I'm starting to question if maybe there is more to Mass Effect 3's multiplayer than I originally thought. I had been under the impression ...
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Is there a major gameplay disadvantage if I don't import saves?

I lost my saves from Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2. I'm aware that there is a site that has several, but they just wouldn't feel as mine. What would I miss beside continuity in my actions? Is it ...
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What does it mean to “promote a multiplayer character”?

One of the ways to acquire the "Battle Scarred" achievement is to "Promote a multiplayer character to the Galaxy at War". What does this mean?
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Can I use a keyboard/mouse with Mass Effect 3 on PS3?

I've got a bluetooth mouse/keyboard set I use on my PS3. I know some (very few) games support keyboard/mouse use, and it seems like Mass Effect 2 did not support Keyboard/mouse on PS3. Can I use a ...
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Will I miss out on anything by not playing Mass Effect 3's multiplayer?

Following on from Does the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer component has any effect on the Single Player component and vice-versa? If I choose not to play the multi-player aspect of Mass Effect 3 and stick ...
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Are there any gameplay differences between the male and female Shepard?

I finished Mass Effect 2 on the hardest setting with both a male and female Shepard and I'm not sure which one I want to import first. Are there any differences for male and female Shepard in Mass ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 have “DRM Servers”?

I plan to play Mass Effect 3 on PS3. I've heard horror stories of EA's DRM that requires communication with their servers, but I never had to connect to EA to play Dead Space 1 or 2 on PS3. Will I ...
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Will playing Mass Effect 3 first spoil the previous games in the series?

I haven't played Mass Effect 1 or 2 yet, am I going to ruin the previous games' stories by playing Mass Effect 3 first? I know the games let you continue the plot basically between games but I'm ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 require Origin?

I am not particularly trusting of EA's Origin platform, with some going so far as to call it spyware. I don't care at this point about multiplayer in Mass Effect 3. I know that, more than likely, I ...
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If I haven't completed Mass Effect 2 can I still import my saved game to Mass Effect 3?

I've been working my way through ME2 with the goal of finishing it before ME3 came out. I've now failed that goal due to life, work, and an EVE Online addiction. Unfortunately, right now I'm like a ...
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In what ways does the outcome of Samara's loyalty mission in Mass Effect 2 affect Mass Effect 3?

I did my best to keep the title spoiler-free, as this is a major story decision, but the rest of it will obviously have to have spoilers in it. At the end of Samara's loyalty mission, if you have ...
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I broke my Quarian. Do I get a replacement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does anyone step in to fill the holes in your roster? So, I was dumb and messed up the Suicide Mission in ME 2 slightly. Tali ended up.... Slightly dead. I could go back ...
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What are the differences between the races in multiplayer?

(Alternate title: How can I float like a turian and sting like a drell)? I know that each race has different abilities available to it (eg. a human adept has different abilities than an asari adept), ...
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In Mass Effect 3, is it possible to reach max level, 60, in one playthrough?

I will be importing a maxed character from ME2 and I want to get an idea of what will be needed to max at 60. Ideally I would like to max in the first playthrough, if DLC is needed that's fine too. ...
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What happens if the Reapers catch me while I'm scanning?

On the system map, I can use the Normandy to scan for interesting items within the system. However, scanning too much draws the ire of the Reapers. They'll chase you back out of the system if this ...
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How can I effectively solo the co-op mode?

Is there a good way to solo the co-op mode? This seems like a contradiction, but I find myself frequently either the last man standing or the only player left after others quit or are disconnected. ...
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Do ammo capacity bonuses stack?

I'm playing a soldier and I've got both Incendiary Ammo and Disruptor Ammo at level 4. I see that at level 5 for each, there's an option for +30% ammo. I'm trying to plan out my build but don't ...
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What are the specific save import bonuses for Mass Effect 3

In Mass Effect 2, importing a ME1 save would grant starting bonuses based on your level and the completion of certain achievements. For example: A portion of the character's Paragon/Renegade ...
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What difference does the starting choices and the difficulty level make?

There are three starting 'difficulty' levels, as well as an adjustable difficulty level. What exactly do these choices make in the game?
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Is there a new game plus for Mass Effect 3?

Is there a new game plus mode for Mass Effect 3? If so, what gets carried over?
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Side quest for Obelisk. Where is the Shrike Abyssal?

I just started a game of ME3, and I got a side quest to find the Shrike Abyssal. However, the quest is not showing up in the Galaxy Map. Where should I be going?
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How do I increase max fuel in Mass Effect 3?

A trip between star systems could easily use up 500 units. How can I increase the maximum fuel capacity?
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How do I replenish grenades?

I'm running around Mars and Ashley started with 6 grenades, as I've got her grenade tree upgraded significantly. I had her toss a bunch in the first combat and she was down to 3, and then later on in ...
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Which abilities don't share cooldowns?

I've noticed that some abilities don't seem to share cooldowns with each other. The various grenade abilities, for instance, and the Vanguard's Nova biotic. The Sentinel's Tech Armor also doesn't ...
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How do I use biotic charge effectively?

Most of the time, using a biotic charge into a group of enemies gets me riddled with bullets extremely fast, what are some ways I can improve survivability and/or effectiveness with this skill?
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Do certain weapons do more damage to shields/barriers/armour?

In Mass Effect 2, some weapons did more damage to a certain type of defence (shields, barriers or armour). Is the same true in Mass Effect 3?
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Does multiplayer level transfer between races for each class?

From the answer to this question, we know that multiplayer races are unlocked by purchasing item packs in the in-game store. If I have a level 10 human infiltrator and unlock the ability to create a ...
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Does multiplayer difficulty scale with the number of players?

In other words, will the enemies in a two player match on bronze difficulty do more damage and have more health than the enemies in a four player match of the same difficulty?
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Is multiplayer progress separated from single player?

During the course of multiplayer you level up characters, unlock characters and unlock equipment and so on, and I know that multiplayer is apparently tied in to singleplayer. So, does progress made ...
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Can you unlock Ability Achievements in one playthrough by using your squad?

Can you unlock all ability achievements (e.g. overload the shields of 100 enemies) with all classes? My character doesn't have some of the abilities, so does telling your squad member to perform it ...
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Do I get to take a unique squadmate power for my character?

In Mass Effect 2, you could unlock certain powers with your squad mates, which you could then choose one of to take and use yourself. For example, I was very partial to Mordin's Neural Shock ability. ...
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Who can you romance in Mass Effect 3?

Unfortunately, the Romance article on the Mass Effect Wikia doesn't have the options listed yet, and I'm a little paranoid about digging deeper on google for fear of running into major story spoilers ...
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Where do I go to investigate the Hanar Diplomat?

I'm currently investigating the possibility that one of the Hanar diplomats on the Citadel is indoctrinated. I scanned a terminal in the Embassies area, but all that turned up was a Hanar making large ...
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What alignment is Action Mode?

In Mass Effect 3, one of the options you have to play the game in is called "Action Mode." In this mode, you don't choose your conversation options, they're instead chosen for you, so the game plays ...
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Does the Imported Level Increase the Difficulty?

When importing a character you start at a maximum level of 30. Does this actually make the game any easier? I understand that you will start off with lot of upgrade points, but will the enemies also ...