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
    Mar 15 '12 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
    Mar 15 '12 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
    Mar 15 '12 at 12:22
  • I argue the satisfaction of beating ME2 on insanity is in itself worth it.
    – ILMTitan
    Mar 15 '12 at 16:30

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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