Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3

2012

System
PlayStation 3
Publisher
Electronic Arts
Developer
BioWare

8.5

Game Rating

User Ratings: 14

Our Review: 9/10

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May2013

  • News Who Wants This Mass Effect Paladin Pistol Replica?

    Form an orderly queue

    Sprinting around your living room kitted out in homemade N7 armour may make you feel like Commander Shepard, but you’ll need to splash out on this replica Paladin Pistol in order to truly complete the look. The snazzy hand-painted Mass Effect 3-themed accessory is available to pre-order now, and will set you back a whopping...

April2013

  • Feature Mass Effect - The Evolution of an Epic Trilogy

    Massive effect

    With the recently released Citadel add-on officially bringing an end to the Mass Effect trilogy, we felt it was good opportunity to look back on one of the most engaging, personal experiences to grace this generation. We’ll be talking about everything from the characters, the gameplay, and the aesthetics, to the fictional universe...

March2013

February2013

  • News BioWare Blasts Final Mass Effect 3 DLC Details into Orbit

    The final frontier

    Believe it or not, we’re close to the one year anniversary of Mass Effect 3. It’s been a long rollercoaster ride, but all things must come to pass – and with that, BioWare has revealed the final DLC packs for the space shooter's single player and multiplayer offerings. The multiplayer DLC, named Reckoning, hits next week...

  • News Mass Effect 3, Dead or Alive 5, and More Free on EU PS Plus

    Metal Gear Solid HD Collection and Puddle up for grabs on Vita

    The season of goodwill continues for European PlayStation Plus subscribers, with a wealth of stellar updates in the pipeline. Starting from 6th March, you’ll be able to download BioWare’s controversial space shooter Mass Effect 3 for free, as well as Tecmo Koei’s busty brawler Dead...

December2012

  • Game of the Year Best PlayStation 3 Game of 2012

    Hit discs

    For a year that promised so much from a retail perspective, 2012 was more of a letdown than adulthood. Multiple delays, mismanaged expectations, and some genuinely below-par blockbusters sucked the air out of the period more promptly than a perfectly positioned Whoopee Cushion. But while the past twelve months were defined by...

November2012

  • News BioWare Deploys Mass Effect Trilogy from 4th December

    Make sure you Geth it

    In an epic blog post worthy of the Pulitzer Prize, developer BioWare has confirmed that the Mass Effect Trilogy will take flight on 4th December in North America and 7th December in Europe. That means that the first title in the series – which originally launched as a Microsoft published Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2007...

October2012

  • News Upgrade Your Arsenal with Mass Effect 3's Latest DLC Pack

    Be prepared

    You’ll be able to reward Commander Shepard’s galactic antics with a new set of artillery this week. Mass Effect 3’s Groundside Weapons pack – available for $1.99 in North America – will augment humanity’s last hope with a slew of new firearms, including a Kishock Harpoon Gun and Acolyte Pistol. You’re going to need all the...

  • News Enormous Mass Effect 3 DLC Targets PSN Next Month

    T'Soni way to go

    Mass Effect 3’s biggest expansion to date Omega will arrive on 27th November in North America, developer BioWare has announced. The $14.99 add-on will see protagonist Commander Shepard re-united with ousted Omega matriarch Aria T'loak, as the duo aim to retake the contested space station from Cerberus control. According to...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Retaliates with Massive Multiplayer Expansion

    Won't cost a penny

    Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component will be significantly bolstered by a brand new expansion next week. The free download – launching 9th October in North America – will augment an impressive six new maps and 16 playable characters. The addition will plot the return of the Collectors from Mass Effect 2 – and a whole...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Prepares for Operation Overdrive

    Geth ready

    We quite liked Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer component, and it seems like we weren’t alone. Over six months since the game’s original release, BioWare is still supporting the title with new original Bounty Events. This weekend marks the start of Operation Overdrive, which will shoulder you with the responsibility of hitting a full...

September2012

  • News The Original Mass Effect Is Coming to PlayStation 3

    Weird

    If you’re a PlayStation 3-only owner, your addiction to the Mass Effect franchise probably started with the second game. After all, the original title was published by Microsoft as an Xbox 360 exclusive way back in 2007 – but now it’s finally coming to the PlayStation 3. The Mass Effect Trilogy will launch at some point in the near...

August2012

  • News Mass Effect 3: Leviathan Trailer Takes a Dip

    Under the sea

    BioWare sure knows how to put together a good Mass Effect 3 trailer. We didn’t have a whole lot of interest in the title’s upcoming Leviathan expansion pack, until we saw this short video which shows protagonist Commander Shepard taking a trip beneath the ocean. The content’s due out on 28th August. Let us know if you're going...

  • News Mass Effect 3's Leviathan Emerges on 28th August

    Reaper the rewards

    Mass Effect 3’s first proper single-player DLC will jet off on 28th August in North America, developer BioWare has announced. European players will be forced to wait until 29th August to get their hands on the content. The expansion pack promises to extend the space opera’s single-player campaign, setting protagonist Shepard...

  • News There's Also a New Weapons Pack Firing into Mass Effect 3

    Posh pieces

    The focus may have been on Mass Effect 3’s new single-player DLC during EA’s Summer Showcase last night, but developer BioWare’s also got some fresh new weapons in the pipeline. The no-nonsense Firefight Pack will augment your intergalactic arsenal with "two powerful new weapons and five bonus weapons" for use in Shepard’s...

  • News New Mass Effect 3 DLC Explores the Reapers' Origins

    Liara you excited?

    As promised, EA has revealed the first details about Mass Effect 3’s first full DLC expansion pack. Dubbed Leviathan, the single-player add-on promises to expand upon the events of the main campaign with “gripping and emotional storytelling, compelling new characters, powerful weapons and unique upgrades”. By playing the...

  • News Look Out for a Mass Effect 3 Announcement Later Today

    T'Soni a few hours to wait

    Announcements of announcements – how do you like them? Publisher EA Games doesn’t care, as it’s promised to show something Mass Effect 3 related during its Summer Showcase event later today. What is it? We don’t know. The likeliest candidate is a new piece of single-player DLC, but we suppose anything’s...

July2012

  • News Mass Effect 3 Deploys Operation Overwatch This Weekend

    Loot pursuit

    If you’re one of the six people still actively engaged in Shepard’s war against the Reapers, you might be excited to learn that BioWare’s preparing another Bounty Weekend for Mass Effect 3. This time the developer wants you to aim for successful extractions on any difficulty with at least one Earth pack character in your squad...

  • News Latest Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes a Tour of the Earth

    Homecoming

    You won’t need to crack open Mass Effect 3’s code in order to extract the details about its latest DLC pack, because BioWare has done all of the hard work for you. The developer has announced that a new Earth-themed multiplayer expansion will launch on 17th July in North America and 18th July in Europe. It'll boast three new m

  • News Mass Effect 3 Voice Actor Confirms Leviathan DLC

    Geth a load of that

    It turns out that the hackers who extracted hidden information about a character called Leviathan from the Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3 were right on the money. Chatting with Eurogamer.net, voice actor Anthony Skordi has confirmed that the Reaper is set to be introduced in an upcoming DLC pack. According to Skor

June2012

  • Rumour Mass Effect 3 DLC Details Extracted from Extended Cut

    Between the lines

    It was only yesterday that Mass Effect 3 producer Mike Gamble teased the impending arrival of additional single-player DLC for the popular space opera. But rather than patiently wait for the developer to officially share additional information, hackers have taken it upon themselves to crack open the recently released Extended Cut...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Producer Teases Plenty More DLC

    Play beyond

    If you felt that Mass Effect 3’s recently released Extended Cut DLC wrapped things up nicely, then you might be keen to know what’s next the for the mammoth space adventure. Thankfully, producer Mike Gamble has taken to Twitter to confirm that there’s plenty more content on the horizon. Chatting on the micro-blogging website,...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut Concludes the Trilogy Next Week

    Deleted scenes

    Those of you offended by Mass Effect 3’s original conclusion will finally get closure next week, when the hotly anticipated Extended Cut DLC pack lands on the US PlayStation Store on 26th June. European players will have an additional week to prepare for the true ending, as the content will not arrive overseas until 4th July. The...

  • Rumour Mass Effect 3 DLC Takes the Fight to Earth

    Backyard battle

    It looks like BioWare has a traitor amongst its ranks. A super secretive Reddit tipster, who’s already accurately leaked every Mass Effect 3 DLC pack, has returned with another glimpse at the future. The poster has revealed that the space opera’s next expansion pack will add Earth-based levels to the divisive multiplayer...

May2012

  • News Mass Effect 3 Rebels with Free DLC

    Out next week

    After the controversy surrounding Mass Effect 3’s conclusion, BioWare sure is making all the right moves with its fanbase. It has announced a brand new multiplayer expansion pack, set for release later this month on PS3. Brilliantly, assuming you’ve got an online pass for the title, the DLC will be totally free. Entitled the...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Launches Operation Silencer on PS3

    Give 'em Drell

    The war against the Reapers, Cerberus and Geth never ends. Shortly after the completion of Operation Exorcist, developer BioWare has announced the next Mass Effect 3 Bounty Weekend. Taking place as we type, Operation Silencer sees the community tasked with the challenge of taking down a cumulative total of three million Banshees...

April2012

  • News Multiplayer Events Finally Fire into Mass Effect 3 on PS3

    Omni-tool up

    “It’s no secret that the Reaper War has had its fair share of logistical SNAFUs,” said Admiral Hackett in a post published on the BioWare Blog this evening. The ordinarily stern military commander was taking time out from the Reaper invasion to make a joke about the PlayStation 3’s lack of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events...

  • News Sony Aiming to Bring ME3 Multiplayer Events to PS3

    EDI peasy

    Up until now, Mass Effect 3 multiplayer events have been exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC versions of the intergalactic RPG. But following some public finger-pointing from developer BioWare, Sony has said it is working hard to get the promotional weekends approved on PS3 too. A spokesperson told Shacknews: We are currently working togethe

  • News Mass Effect 3 Sales Eclipse 1.3 Million in North America

    Geth a load of that

    Mass Effect 3 sold 1.3 million copies across multiple platforms in North America last month, the NPD has confirmed. The figure covers retail releases only, so digital downloads on the PlayStation Network (and EA’s own Origin) are not counted. As such, it’s safe to assume the true, ahem, Tali is significantly higher. To put...

  • News March NPD: Mass Effect 3 Takes Off While Overall Sales Decline

    Not especially pretty

    Despite the arrival of several massive new releases, software and hardware sales continued their decline in North America for the month of March 2012. The latest NPD report shows that the month brought in $1.1billion in revenue, a whopping 25 percent less than the same period in 2011. Hardware, software and accessory sales were...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Patch Helps You to Reconnect with Old Friends

    Face it

    Commander Shepard will look like his (or her) old self next week when BioWare flips the switch on a new patch designed to fix Mass Effect 3’s curious face import issues. The patch – scheduled to take-off on 10th April – will also squash several game-crashing bugs and improve the overall online experience. You can peruse the full...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Resurges with Free DLC on 10th April

    Reaper the rewards

    Conversation may be fixated on Mass Effect 3’s controversial conclusion, but that’s not stopped BioWare from unveiling the title’s first multiplayer DLC. The Resurgence Pack – set for release on 10th April in North America and 11th April overseas – will inject a handful of new online content into the critically acclaimed...

  • News Extended Cut Brings Clarity to Mass Effect 3's Conclusion

    For free

    The “content initiatives” outlined in BioWare co-founder Ray Muzyka’s online outpouring have manifested themselves as the Mass Effect 3: Extended Cut, due for release this Summer on PlayStation 3. The content – which pledges to bring clarity to the sequel’s controversial conclusion – will be available for free to everybody that...

March2012

  • News Mass Effect 3 Face Import Bug to be Fixed with Next Patch

    Shepard... is that you?

    Much of the appeal of the Mass Effect franchise comes from building up a character over the course of multiple games. So the fact that BioWare somehow managed to mess up the face import feature of Mass Effect 3 is, in our opinion, more unforgivable than the game’s disappointing ending. Thankfully, BioWare community...

  • News BioWare Seeking "Closure" for Mass Effect 3 Ending

    Under fire developer responds

    Earlier in the week we reported that fans had started a petition against Mass Effect 3’s disappointing conclusion. At the time of writing, the lobby had raised $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play. Since then that number has jumped by approximately $10,000, with an additional 600 players adding their name to the...

  • News BioWare Responds to Mass Effect 3 Backlash

    Unhappy endings

    Disgruntled Mass Effect fans have now raised over $66,000 for US charity Child’s Play regarding the ending of Mass Effect 3. The paid petition – which now has over 3,000 signatures – launched just under a week ago and has taken the video game industry by storm. The demand of its supporters is for BioWare to consider fleshing...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Flies to the Front of the UK Charts

    No surprise

    We doubt anyone will be surprised to learn that Mass Effect 3 has shot straight to the top of the UK charts. The Bioware developed space opera outsold all of the previous four number ones – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, UFC Undisputed 3, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and SSX – combined.

  • News Mass Effect 3 Sells Nearly 900k Units in First 24 Hours

    Shepard's sailing high

    Looks like EA’s hard work promoting Mass Effect 3 has paid off pretty well for the publisher — reports spilling out of VentureBeat suggest that the RPG threequel sold a whopping 890k units in its first 24 hours on sale. That’s in the United States alone, by the way. It’s safe to assume that the title’s already...

  • News Mass Effect 3 Launch Trailer Takes Off

    Once more with feeling

    EA’s dropped a brand new Mass Effect 3 trailer ahead of next week’s release. The footage is suitably epic, packed with shooting, dialogue snippets and sex scenes. Oh don’t act so surprised — this is Mass Effect after all. Catch the trailer below, and feel the bitter burn of hype. Who’s excited?

February2012

  • News Mass Effect 3 Console Armour Comes with DLC

    Stretching EA's strategy

    Do you ever fear for your precious PlayStation 3? Are you worried it might get caught in the crossfire when the Reapers eventually arrive next month? Well worry not – EA’s got your console covered with this trendy set of armour based on Commander Shepard’s outfit from Mass Effect 3. Not only does the hub promise to...

  • News GAME Not Stocking Mass Effect 3

    Finishing the fight

    The woes for UK retailer GAME continue, with reports circulating that the publisher will not be carrying Mass Effect 3 or any EA titles beyond this week’s SSX. Eurogamer.net reports that if you have a pre-order placed for Mass Effect 3 at a GAME store, you’ll be able to claim it back as in-store credit. Apparently the store...

  • News Live Action Mass Effect 3 Trailer Debuts

    Save us Shepard

    This live action Mass Effect 3 trailer is largely what you’d expect; a cinematic soundtrack backs scenes of desperate families in tears as the Reapers arrive. There’s no need to worry though, because Commander Shepard’s on the scene. Come on – we don’t even need to play Mass Effect 3 to know everything will be ok. It will...

  • News Pre-order Mass Effect 3 from PSN for Exclusive Goodies

    Finish the fight digitally

    Mass Effect 3’s officially marking the transition into multiplatform series with a release day PlayStation Network release. Sony and BioWare’s announced that the upcoming sequel is available to pre-order from the PlayStation Store now. Plump up for the digital release and you’ll scoop the exclusive M55 Argus rifle...