A science-fiction action role-playing third-person shooter series known for its heavily branching story-line set in outer space. The first title debuted in 2007, developed by BioWare. This tag should be used in context of the actual series, or uncertainty on the continuity of multiple titles.

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Is it possible to fill the memorial wall on the Normandy?

In my recent playthrough I nearly filled the memorial on the Normandy, but there are still two empty slots at the bottom! This makes me think that I can fill the wall. Jack died in the Cerberus ...
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How does the replay system work?

I've searched all over the Mass Effect Wiki and can't find a page that has all the information I'm looking for. I was hoping to find something similar to the Playthrough 2 page on Borderlands Wiki ...
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Are Turians and Quarians related?

In Mass Effect, Turians and Quarians seem very similar in physical shape and physiological characteristics. They have the same number of digits on their hands and similar foot and leg structure. They ...
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Does the trinket from the Asari consort have any use in the later games?

According to the wiki page of Eletania this carries over to ME2. Does it have any effect in the later games?
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Can I use my Xbox One controller to play the PC versions of the Mass Effect games?

I asked this question and according to the answer I decided to buy all the trilogy. However, there is one concern. I am a bit bored to use keyboard + mouse and want to try the Xbox one controller. Of ...
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Do I need to play the original Mass Effect game to understand the sequels? [duplicate]

As I didn't play any game in this series before, and I noticed that in Steam, Mass Effect 1 is still available. So I wonder if it is a good idea to start from 1.
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How can I possibly sleep with everybody?

I've just started playing Mass Effect and was wondering, as a male Shepard (maybe for female Shepard also), who can I sleep with and how?
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What happens with Tali if you chose not to continue the relationship in ME3

Back when I was playing ME1 I chose Liara. Then in ME2 I went with Tali. And then in ME3 when Tali shows up I chose to continue the relationship. However I've always wondered... What are the ...
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Why did Miranda die in my playthrough?

Okay, I did everything for her to live: I met her 3 times, warned her about Kai Leng, (which happens automatically when you meet up with her via video conference in the Spectre Office), and also I ...
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Why is the series named “Mass Effect”?

Having never played any game in the series before, I am intrigued by the name. Is it ever explained in the third game? If not, what's it meaning? (spolier-less as possible, if possible)
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Can two different PSN profiles be accessed by a single ps3 user?

I have a UK PlayStation Store account, I live in Ireland. However, just found out my Mass Effect Trilogy boxset is US region, so the UK DLC isn't compatible. Rage! I am wondering is it possible to set ...
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What happens if I romance Kaidan as a male Shepard in ME1 by editing save file and import the save file to ME2 and ME3?

As said in the title, I want to romance Kaidan in the first game. Since it isn't possible in a normal play, I'm afraid the save file may get corrupted so I can't play my old Shepard if I import it ...
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Can I download a specific Mass Effect game from The Mass Effect Trilogy?

So, I want to buy Mass Effect Trilogy but I don't have that much space on my ps3. (I want to buy the game digital) So, can I download the games individual? or do I have to download the 33 gb with the ...
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Group-benefitting ammo overrides in Mass Effect 3 [duplicate]

If a group member has, say, Armor-Piercing Ammo skill set to benefit the whole group at 50%, does this mean that it will override my own Armor-Piercing Ammo skill that is leveled to maximum and that I ...
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When and how did Commander Shepard become N7?

Is it know when or what events lead to Shepard earning the N7 designation? Are we to assume that it was awarded for which ever event the player chooses as part of their service history or did BioWare ...
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How long are the natural lifespans of the other aliens?

In the Mass Effect series, we learn that humans can now somehow live up to the age of 150, while special cases like Miranda can live even longer. Asari can live up to a century and Salarians can only ...
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How can I minimise the number of people who die?

In Mass Effect, there are times when someone might get killed, for example Wrex on Virmire. Who are the characters that might/will be killed if not satisfied with something, either their mission was ...
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How can I maximize romantic encounters?

So there are a lot of good questions about romancing in these games, and the Romance Guide on the Wiki is awesome. A lot of it assumes that things stay pretty monogamous though, even if it is a serial ...
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Where's all the ladies at?

It just occurred to me that, for the majority of alien species in the Mass Effect series, I haven't noticed any female representation. Species I've seen females of: Human Quarian Rachni And... ...
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Do i need Mass effect # installed to import to Mass effect #+1?

I'm planing to uninstall Mass effect 1 once i finished it and play mass effect 2 and maybe 3 in the long run. Can i still import my save from ME1 to ME2 even without ME1 installed?
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Which game will I carry over?

In Mass Effect (pretty much many Bioware games) you can import your previous character to the sequel game. If you start a new game with an existing character in the previous game (and therefore have ...
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What are Reaper Destroyers made out of?

Major spoilers about the nature of Reapers in Mass Effect below. It's said that Reapers are made of and in the image of a specific species that's been harvested. They're supposed to be "nations", ...
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Is importing a character from Mass Effect 1 to Mass effect 2 worthwhile?

I have ME 1 for Xbox 360 and ME 2 on PC. I've played neither. I've heard there is an import character feature in ME 2. Am I missing out on anything if I don't play the games on the same platform?
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Mass Effect 2 and 3 - Any way to stop Garrus Dying? [duplicate]

Firstly i just want to apologise if any of my information is incorrect. I took a long (Hopefully long enough) look at the Garrus Vakarian information on the Mass Effect Wikia page. I notice in ME2 ...
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What rank is “Primarch”?

The Turian Victus was given the title of "Primarch" after the previous Primarch died. Apparently this required some complicated decision making from the a Turian council. What rank is Primarch ...
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Do achievement related bonusses apply in ME2?

I've recently started playing mass-effect again -- lost interest in it when losing my save file due to a hard disk crash --, seeing how reasonably well priced ME2 is and how it looks and as I want to ...
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If I date Liara in ME1, what will affect me if I want to date Tali in ME2 and 3?

Well, everythings's in the title. I was wanting to date Tali (I just love the character) and I'm doing all the Mass Effect games. I'm currently Male Sheppard and in the original Mass Effect. Tali ...
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Is there a good synopsis of the plot of Mass Effect 1 & 2?

Before I play Mass Effect 3, I'd like to learn about the events of Mass Effect 1 & 2 (which I haven't played). I basically know nothing about the Mass Effect universe at all. Is there a place ...
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What do I need to complete my Mass Effect Trilogy collection?

I got the Mass Effect Trilogy on PS3 (UPC 014633198065) for Christmas. This came with some DLC content included, but it seems there's still a lot I don't have. The remaining DLC is a little bit ...
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Do I need to have played Mass Effect 1 or 2 to understand Mass Effect 3's storyline?

I have never played Mass Effect 1 or 2. Do I need to play the first and second installments to understand the third? Are there enough story recaps to fill in some of the back story? Will I be lost?
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Mass Effect in Origin Client doesn't work (win 7 64 bit)

Apparently today I made a huge mistake: I sold my Mass Effect games for Xbox360 to buy the digital trilogy for PC (I'm relocating and wanted to bring Shepard with me in the journey, just in case of ...
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What squad members romance together without Shepard?

I didn't romance any character in the first two games, but romanced Liara in the last part. Now, I found Garrus and Tali kissing in the main gun calibration room and wondered if there are any other ...
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How did humanity miss the Sol Relay

i've been wondering this for a while, Mass Technology was discovered on Mars before the First Contact War which was started after the Mass Relay in the Sol system was activated (Turians encroached on ...
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Can I cheat on my ME1 sweetheart in ME2 and keep our romance going in ME3?

I'm playing through ME2 with FemShep carried from ME1 where I romanced Liara. As I understand there are three romance candidates for each gender in ME2 which will unlock the Paramour Achievement and ...
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Cut-Scene Archive in Mass Effect Series

I'd like to review some scenes to refresh my own memory, straight from the source, regarding some of the events in the Mass Effect games. Is there some sort of cut-scene archive in any of the games, ...
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Are any important NPCs doomed to die, or immune from death?

WARNING: Heavy usage of TVTropes links follows: A compelling element in the Mass Effect series is that many significant NPCs have the potential to suffer Permadeath in battle, or at other key ...
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Is there anyway to import Mass Effect 3 character to Mass Effect 1?

I want to play Mass Effect 1 using the character I have made in Mass Effect 3. Anyone knows how to? Maybe like by copying files or something?
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Does infiltrator get invisibility cloak in Mass Effect 1?

I played Mass Effect out of order. I started with ME2 (since that was the first one on the PS3 at the time), and now I'm going back to ME1 (since it is also available on PS3 now). In ME2 I chose ...
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Do the Reapers only kill sentient life?

The opening of Mass Effect 3 says Reapers come to purge the galaxy of organic life every 50,000 years. I know it's fiction, but life evolves much slower than that, in fact the human race is already ...
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Where did the Reapers come from?

Where did the Reapers come from, they are a species of machine, so how did they come to be? Were they built, or like the transformers, who just "grow"?
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Can you max both Paragon and Renegade points?

Mass Effect's morality system handles "Good" vs. "Evil" in terms of two independent ratings of "Paragon" and "Renegade". It is very possible for a hero who is primarily Paragon to also have earned ...
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What decisions must be made to avoid conflicts with official, non-game publications? [closed]

Related: Is there a "Canonical" Commander Shepard? I've recently discovered that there is a lot of Mass Effect material outside the Trilogy of games. I'm curious as to how these stories ...
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To what extent do your choices in Mass Effect influence the story in Mass Effect 2?

I am about to start the first game and would like to know how much Mass Effect 2 relies on choices made in the first game. Is the story rather set in stone and just little things are influenced, or ...
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Is the Shadow Broker the same character in Mass Effect 3 even if you haven't done the DLC?

The Mass Effect 2 Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC sees Liara assume the role of the Shadow Broker. Will Mass Effect 3 assume that she took over that role even if you don't import a character in which ...
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Can I transfer Mass Effect saved game files from my PC to my Xbox360?

I played Mass Effect 1 & 2 on the PC. Unfortunately, my PC was barely able to run ME2 so I decided to purchase Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360. Since I want to carryover the decisions I made in ...
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Are there story elements in Mass Effect 3 which are directly influenced by actions in the first game?

Since ME1 never came out on the PS3, the PS3 version of ME2 made up for the inability to import ME1 saves by including an interactive comic DLC (Mass Effect: Genesis) that makes up for the "missing" ...
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Is there a “Canonical” Commander Shepard?

The Mass Effect Series is based on players taking control of Commander Shepard, and, like most RPGs, the player is given choices and customization options. In Mass Effect (the first game), players ...
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What happened with Ashley between ME2 and ME3?

What happened between ME2 and ME3 that changed Ashley's attitude toward Shepard? In ME2 she didn't even want to talk with you because you were with Cerberus. She acted like you just made the biggest ...
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Is Javik the only one of his kind in Mass Effect 3?

How do we explain that Prothy the prothean aka Javik is the only real living prothean?? Was there any other working pod found on Eden Prime bunker? I mean, Why was he the only one preserved?
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Where is Emily Wong?

I don't know if you remember the journalist from the two first episodes, Emily Wong, the one you can assist in a crime syndicate inquiry if I remind well. I haven't cross her in my male then female ...