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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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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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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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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Who is the Virmire Survivor?

Sneak previews of the upcoming Mass Effect 3 indicate that someone called the "Virmire Survivor", who was in a previous Mass Effect title, is recruitable in the new game. It's been so long since I've ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which actions in past games affect War Assets in Mass Effect 3?

In assessing my War Assets from the Normandy's war room, I'm already seeing the results of my decisions in past games. For instance, the First, Third, and Fifth fleets are at diminished strength ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jacob romance in Mass Effect 3?

Since you can't pursue a relationship with Jacob, what happens in Mass Effect 3 if you romanced him in Mass effect 2?
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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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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 ...