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Questions tagged [mass-effect-series]

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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Mass effect 3 Can you accidentally cheat on someone after romance?

I romanced Kaidan,but talked to everyone afterwards at the citadel. I rejected Diana, but Kaidan said we were gonna have another date but I didn't see him anywhere. So did I ruin the romance by ...
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Source of powers in Mass effect series

This question out of curiosity, we have been seeing powers such as Overload, warp, lift, adrenaline rush and so on. I knew that these powers depend upon our character class but what exactly give the ...
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Does Mass Effect: Andromeda contradict Mass Effect 3 ending?

From the transmissions in Pathfinder's logs you learn that Reapers attacked and most likely everyone in the Milky Way is dead, as there hasn't been signs of life since 2186. But doesn't this ...
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Does romancing a different character in Mass Effect 2 change anything in Mass Effect 3?

In Mass Effect 1 I romanced Liara, I continued my save into mass Effect 2 and she is not available to romance because she is part of a DLC I am not going to buy/play. If I romance someone else will ...
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How to avoid romancing jack but not making her mad? (Plus Tali and Liara)

I've manage to avoid Miranda romance now she replies with the neutral response of shes got work to do and avoiding going on the left of Kellys' speech options. I like talking to the crew(and getting ...
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When should I do the DLC missions?

Please without major spoilers, I need to to know when to do these dlc missions during mass effect 2. I've done every loyalty mission except for tali because I know at some point you recruit a geth but ...
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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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Can I use my Xbox One controller to play the PC versions of the Mass Effect games?

I asked this question and based on the answer I decided to buy the entire trilogy. However, I have one concern. I am a bit bored from using the keyboard + mouse and want to try the Xbox one ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there any retail copies of Mass Effect 1 and 2 that don't install SecuROM?

I refuse to install SecuROM on principle. I bought Mass Effect 1 and 2 on Amazon for $12. Wikipedia says More recent versions of Mass Effect on budget prices (those available on EA classics and ...
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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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Why was there no purely human council?

Wasn't there supposed to be the possibility of having a human only council? In the case where you let the council die and were fully renegade: Udina suggests, and you can support him, to form a ...
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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 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 ...
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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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What were the Synthetics the Child was talking about?

Mass effect 3 ending spoilers here. So...what evidence exists of Synthetics actually being bad, or is this (another) plot hole?
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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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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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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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What are the odds of getting a character for multiplayer in each of the item packs?

What are the odds of getting a character in each of the multiplayer item packs? Those packs being; Recruit Pack, Veteran Pack, and Spectre Pack.