3rd person RPG set in outer space. It is the first in the trilogy by BioWare. For questions about the series, use the mass-effect-series tag.

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Do I need to have played Mass Effect to enjoy Mass Effect 2?

I have never played Mass Effect, but I hear that Mass Effect 2 is great. Do I need to play the first to understand the second? Will I be lost?
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Should I continue one of my Mass Effect playthroughs in Mass Effect 2 or start afresh?

I loved the original Mass Effect. I've played through it multiple times: I have one character at level 60 (canonical, with which I played through thrice), another at level 50-something (female ...
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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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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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In ME1 how do you skip a conversation, but not choose an answer?

I read the subtitles a whole lot faster than the people talk in Mass Effect 1, and I've played the game through once already. So I'm looking for a way to skip a cutscene without accidentally choosing ...
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What's required to save Captain Kirrahe on Virmire?

I was reading the ME3 entry in the Mass Effect Wiki when I read that Captain Kirrahe would return in some fashion if he survived the assault on Saren's base on Virmire. Now maybe I missed something ...
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Romancing Liara in Mass Effect 3

I romanced Liara in ME1 and the Lair of the Shadow Broker during Mass Effect 2. What would happen if I romanced someone else after the Lair of the Shadow Broker in ME2 in terms of ME3?
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Where is “Major Kyle”?

On the "Major Kyle" assignment, I successfully landed on Presrop and found a building in which I had a conversation with a guard over intercom. After using my "Charm" skill, I was able to enter the ...
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Tips for defeating Benezia and her commandos at Noveria

With less than a year to finish Mass Effect and ME2, I've been grinding my way through. Right now, though, I'm having some trouble with Benezia. What are some strategies and associated tactics that ...