With the release schedule slowing down a bit for the time being (don't worry, it gets a lot busier in June), we wanted to go with a fun Friday poll this week. In case you somehow didn't know, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is out right now, and we're thoroughly enjoying Commander Shepard's quest to stop the Reapers all over again. We're definitely not the only ones, either.
And so it seems like a good time to ask: who's your favourite Mass Effect squadmate? Shepard teams up with all kinds of people to get the job done throughout all three games in the original trilogy. From hard-talking humans to articulate and, er, attractive aliens, the Mass Effect series has some amazing characters.
Choosing just one of them as your favourite certainly isn't easy — but that's what we're asking you to do. So vote in our polls, and then try to explain yourself in the comments section below.
(Character render credit: Audemus77 on Reddit)
The correct answer is Garrus.
Love Garrus, but like Thane better
I always wanted a spin off game with just Liara and that hasn't changed after all these years 🙂
Thane.....I am his Siha forever!
Mass Effect 2 by a mile…not too surprising at all
Sandstorm by Darude
That one guy. You know who I'm talking about.
Mass Effect 2 is the best game but it doesn't have Liara outside of Lair of the Shadow Broker so I had to vote for 3. Also asking me to vote for 1 character when Liara, Tali and Garrus are all there is unfair. I'll never forgive you
@Gatatog I feel terrible about making it one vote only, but it had to be done so we could get definitive proof.
I love Jack and Grunt. I always romance Jack and I wish she was playable in Mass Effect 3, along with Grunt and Aria because her new in look in 3 is the best. Plus she holds no punches when it comes to her feelings and stuff.
Ever since I heard Mordin sing I would sacrifice the lives off all of my team for him
Voted tali because that's who I kept choosing to go on missions with in ME1 lol finished it last night and just started number 2 although I have a "relationship" with liara being a femshep lol 🤭
The disrespect given to Urdnot Wrex is sad to see! But in reality I really do like all of them in some way. If I play an RPG I need a good cast of party members and Mass Effect has that covered easily.
Sudden surge of votes for Tali! The fan club's here.
Garrus is the only ME bro I need. Ashley has always been my romance option (except in 2, obviously), but there's no replacing Garrus.
Miranda fan club here!
Liam Kosta from Andromeda.
So many great squadmates to choose from, I typically go for the Garrus & Tali combo, because Tali is perfect in every way, and Garrus is the best ally a human could ask for. I also enjoy bringing Mordin, Legion & Miranda along from time-to-time, but traditionally I stick to Garrus & Tali.
Really surprised Tali is so popular. She must be my least favorite character. Mostly because I dont like her powers and also because she has an annoying voice.
Voted Garrus btw. He's decent with assault rifles and snipers and the overload power is vital on higher difficulties. Hes also just a cool character. He looks badass, especially in ME2, his actions are also badass and his voiceacting is top notch
Tali. She's bloody adorable.
I went Liara, she's the only girl who will sleep with my FemShep.
As for crew I see I'm in the minority, but I went with the O.G.
Jack is lowkey one of the best characters. I feel like people would like her more if they could have had her on their team in Mass Effect 3 with her new and better look.
Tali and Garrus. Perma squadmates whenever possible. Glad to see pushsquare agrees
About halfway through 2 and I've forgotten how astounding this trilogy is; I feel bad for getting the first game "out of the way" as it were (finished it in around 13 hours), but for me 2 is where the real meat is and I'm just soaking it all back in. One of the best games of the year and one of the best remasters ever.
Mordin at 3% is an absolute travesty. He should win simply for singing "I am the very model of a scientist salarian".
Plus his death scene in ME3 is gut wrenchingly perfect.
I romanced Liara because I wanted the trophy (sorry Liara)... I wanted to romance Kaiden but the game wouldn’t allow it, not through lack of trying 🙄 Tried so hard to make it happen and he starts talking about some girl like I’m his main bro in high school. Erm, sorry Kaiden I’ve got to go... 🤣
Edit: I heard he ‘turns’ in ME3. I can wait 🤣
Tali, ofc, is best girl.
Garrus, he's that best friend everyone wants.
Drunk Tali. She's hilarious.
I'd have to go with Garrus. He's my best bud that's there from beginning to end.
Also Mass Effect 2 has my favorite squad.
wrex its definitely wrex he steals the show despite only being a squad mate in the first game
I brain had flushed all memories of squad mates after the first game except for big jaw whitesuit, tattooed lady and project 10 dollars.
cant believe grunt isn't getting the love - grunt and tali best combo - Liara is my squeeze though
Anyone that doesn't vote Tali is dead to me.
The cast of characters is so great and being able to mostly play through 3 games with them is awesome. Garrus is definitely my pick though for best squad mate. Played the trilogy a few years ago as male paragon this time went femshep renegade. I'm loving the renegade dialog choices already
Blue girl , best girl
Hi there fellow gamers.
This kinda of choice is the most difficult one I have ever had to do. @ShogunRok you devil 😜
So I´m going to cheat 😉
Liara T´soni will always be my bae, my girl, my blue beauty.
Tali is the cute little sister who can´t handle a drink and Urdnot Wrex is the crazy uncle with the cool stories.
Then we have Grunt, our tank bred cousin who likes to bash some heads, Samara, the righteous old aunt that wants us to just and Thane Krios, the cool and quiet fiend that likes to stay in a corner.
Zaeed Massani is the paranoid one, always looking for traps.
Ashley Williams is the military woman alongside Kaidan Alenko, the L2 biotic soldier.
Kasumi Goto is always invisible and, so be careful when you think you are alone..... Cause you might not be....
Miranda Lawson is the cold cheerleader who is always fighting with Jack, the dangerous, but actualy kind woman, with Jacob Taylor in the middle, all biotics, trying to make peace.
Mordin is the doctor on cafeine, who loves to sing and Legion is so much more than just 1183 geth programs..... But only when you get to know "it".
James Vega is the one that is always talking about his muscles, because he´s proud of them with Javik, the cold uncle whos always making fun of him..... And of everyone really. Just like cousin Edi does with Joker. EVERY TIME.
But, if there can be only one, then I have to choose my man, my brother in arms Garrus Vakarian, who can often be found calibrating some piece of equipment to a point that even a synthetic would be surprised.
I love this crew so much, their like family.
Bioware really struck gold with this trilogy series.
Cheers, stay safe and happy gaming to us all
@nessisonett Correct answer was Tali but thanks for playing.
Garrus for sure.
for me all 3 games is 1 game, love this series. garrus rules!
Of course it's Garrus and ME2. I think it's all about Garrus' voice and demeanor that makes him cool. I like to call him Archangel though.
Legion hands down. The concept is interesting and in the game where you had to choose between Tali and Legion (was it 3??), I chose Legion.
There's only one acceptable answer and it is "Miranda's butt".
LOL but for real, my favourite is Garrus
Why are we restricted in giving just one answer as opposed to multiple answers?
Liara all the way. I mean she is the canon romance after all, no one is going to convince me otherwise lol
Ive only completed the first game yesterday but Garrus stood out for me.
@QBGaming12 Unfortunate that Jack’s character wasn’t playable in ME3, but I loved her sequence at the Academy. It was also cool to see Kahlee Sanders in the games at the Academy. She was the protagonist of the books, which were fantastic if you haven’t read them. Drew Karpyshyn wrote them (ME1 and ME2 head writer).
I wanted to vote for Jacob and / or James, because it's a shame seeing them at zero and they're really awesome characters, but I had to vote my heart.
So I voted for Kaidan.
Garrus and Tali are the correct answers but many of the characters are memorable. Even the annoying ones have charm.
“I’m Commander Shepherd, and this is my favorite crew on the Citadel”
Mordin, Garrus, and Tali are my favourites.
Samara, Miranda, and EDI are least favourites.
Tali is my number one, followed by Liara and Miranda, then Mordin.
I like a lot of them to be honest, but the one I truly hate is Jack. Cannot stand anything about that woman.
Poll results for favorite ME game are looking very phallic...
ME2 = whoever’s world I was going to + Miranda.
@Juanalf one part intergalactic Indiana Jones, one part Star Wars, add a dash of Shadow Broker and let the fun begin. I’d play that.
Miranda because warp and overload are much needed when playing on insanity
Liara is my me wifey! I tried to cheat on her with Jack in me2 but after struggling to figure out why i couldn't I looked it up and realised bioware didn't have that option for femshep. Just as well as we hooked up in the shadowbroker dlc again and never looked back.
Tali and Wrex were my favourite in number 1, slightly preferred him to Grunt. It was cool when I found out I got to have a Geth on my team in number 2, though. So I voted on that
Ashley is great!
Ashley and Tali best team. (Infiltrator)
I don't know what people are smoking..
I used to love Garus in ME3 (the one game I played on ps3) but in ME1 he's just boring..
Surprised Miranda topped Liara!
Must be the bottom
@themightyant Its ME, everyone has a great bottom! Its honestly a great bonus for the series, lol.
Wow, I'm surprised Kaiden even got a 2% vote. He's easily the worst character in the entire series.
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