I am considering replaying Mass Effect 2 to see how different choices affect Mass Effect 3 and want to know if it is worth playing on insanity.

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    I have never seen an answer on this site to date that shows that "difficulty" is a variable that carriers over to ME3. In fact, outside of an achievement, I haven't seen difficulty have an impact on anything period (aside from you know, difficulty).
    – Resorath
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 7:24
  • Does it set the difficulty of the new game automatically? That would be about the only residual effect I can think of.
    – MBraedley
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 11:14
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    no, it doesn't. I imported over my insanity ME2 playthrough and ME3 still defaulted to normal difficulty, I had to turn it up my self. As for rewards, I have no clue since I got a bunch of stuff on the import so I can't tell if there's anything extra that was due to difficulty.
    – l I
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 12:22
  • I argue the satisfaction of beating ME2 on insanity is in itself worth it.
    – ILMTitan
    Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 16:30

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According to this extensive article in the wiki, no, there aren't any rewards for ME3 by completing ME2 in insanity.


No, there are not currently rewards, but there are several rumors circulating about some being added in future content.

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