If you’ve been itching for an intergalactic RPG to occupy you through the cold winter months, then you can do much worse than Mass Effect Legendary Edition, BioWare’s trilogy of remastered classics. The game is now included as part of EA Play on both PS5 and PS4, and is available to download at no extra cost if you’re a member.
It joins a growing vault of software, which also includes recent EA releases like It Takes Two. You can find the full selection of All EA Play Games on PS5, PS4 through the link. The download for Mass Effect weighs in at just over 85GB, so is a big’un – but it does compile three monstrous games at the end of the day, so it makes sense.
“Mass Effect Legendary Edition is the remastered collection that the trilogy deserves,” we wrote in our huge Mass Effect Legendary Edition PS4 review. “Playing these games back-to-back showcases the immensely impressive scope of BioWare's series – an ambitious project the likes of which we haven't seen since.”
Does this mean it’s included with Game Pass PC as well then? I dunno how the tiers and stuff work but I’ve played a couple of games through the EA Play thing there like Medal of Honor Allied Assault.
@nessisonett No idea to be honest. It's added to EA Play on all platforms today, so if Game Pass PC includes EA Play then yes.
this is kinda cool i never played mass effect back on ps3 or 360 so ill give the first one a shot. does this download the trilogy or can you pick and choose?
@alexbolton2 Downloads them all — it's technically all one game. You just choose which title you want to play from the main menu once you boot it up.
@get2sammyb It’s a confusing one because EA Play has several tiers, most of the actually good games are locked behind a higher tier. I was dead excited when I saw it had Sims 3 and 4 on it as well but both of them were just the base game with zero DLC at all. It’s not the best service.
@nessisonett I don't think I've ever seen a game hit just one of the two platforms as soon as it drops on ea play/gamepass. Mele is available on pc gamepass.
Edit: just seen your second comment. Yeah on the pc side of things they have these random deals with third party publishers to put their games on ea play pro, might make it confusing. Ubisoft+ proves it can be done better for sure.
I say it’s typically a great game you want to keep yours forever, not pay forever to maybe play it if the internet is ok.
@ShogunRok thanks for the heads up eh! ill give that a try this evening
With a game this huge i guess you need 3 months minimum to complete it..maybe it's better to go the blu-ray way once again.
I am so glad i opted for a year of EA Play in December instead of outright buying this trilogy.
Time to replay these for the first time in over 10 years.
@ShogunRok is the mulitplayer from ME3 available?
@Integrity Sadly not, but last year BioWare said that it might be looking into adding it. Heard nothing since.
@ShogunRok aw shame. I really enjoyed that. Ta.
man if I didn't have kids or a job then I'd totally get EA Play for a month and try to platinum all 3 games.
@JJ2 I don't think EA Play even has streaming on PS, only download.
@nessisonett AFAIK, yes, it's included. They list "EA Play" included with GP Ultimate and PC GP (not with basic console GP without ultimate), and ME trilogy is included on the GP Ultimate side, so I believe that means it's also in basic PC GP.)
Don’t care, old games played all 3 already, good ok games at the time of release.
New games please and new adventurous frontiers.
I mean in any case if you aren’t online to verify your account it’s nope.
It’s fine if people like subs services and play online and forget it. I’m just saying from my point of view this is a game you need to own (keep for your family and friends as an iconic game)
Great for those that have yet to pick it up and subscribe to the service.
Now EA needs to add the multiplayer from ME3.
It's even worth getting a month sub if you want to play it for £4 or the 12 months for £20, which is decent to be fair
@JJ2 I'd imagine it's similar to how PS Now checks the license and it's only once every couple weeks, so you can play offline, just need to come online every couple weeks. I see your point that there may be cases someone is without internet for an extended period.
Hi I don’t know the details exactly how it works. I’m just saying game is yours VS is not yours. 🤷🏼♂️
There are many differences between the two approaches like sub runs out or they remove it or whatever.
Trilogy is well worth the price of 1-2 months of EA Play, but I shall continue to wait until physical copies can be bought for $20 New or cheaper.
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