[Official] Mass Effect 2


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Platforms:

XBOX360, PS3 & PC

Released On:

26th Jan 2010

Buy at:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Find it cheapest at: Gamestracker

Game Info:

Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthless organization devoted to human survival at any cost, to stop the most terrifying threat mankind has ever faced.

To even attempt this perilous mission, Shepard must assemble the galaxy’s most elite team and command the most powerful ship ever built. Even then, they say it would be suicide. Commander Shepard intends to prove them wrong.

XBOX360 Achievements List:

Missing in Action (5)

Save your crew from an overwhelming attack

Very Elusive (10)

Return to active duty

The Convict (10)

Successfully recruit the biotic Convict

The Krogan (10)

Successfully recruit the krogan

The Archangel (10)

Successfully recruit Archangel

The Professor (10)

Successfully recruit the Professor

The Quarian (10)

Successfully recruit the quarian

The Justicar (10)

Successfully recruit the Justicar

The Assassin (10)

Successfully recruit the Assassin

Friend or Foe (10)

Obtain geth technology

Colony Defense (25)

Defend a human colony from attack

The Prodigal (10)

Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer

Ghost of the Father (10)

Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative

Catharsis (10)

Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict

Battlemaster (10)

Gain the loyalty of the krogan

Fade Away (10)

Gain the loyalty of Archangel

The Cure (10)

Gain the loyalty of the Professor

Treason (10)

Gain the loyalty of the quarian

Doppelganger (10)

Help the Justicar resolve her mission

Cat's in the Cradle (10)

Gain the loyalty of the Assassin

A House Divided (10)

Hack a geth collective

Ghost Ship (25)

Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel

Suicide Mission (50)

Use the Omega 4 Relay

Mission Accomplished (125)

Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation

Against All Odds (15)

Survive suicide mission

Insanity (75)

Complete the game on the "Insanity" difficulty level without changing the setting

No One Left Behind (75)

Keep your team alive through the suicide mission

Long Service Medal (75)

Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or complete it once with a character imported from Mass Effect 1

Paramour (50)

Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate

Head Hunter (10)

Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets

Brawler (10)

Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they're knocked back by a punch

Big Game Hunter (10)

Thresher Maw defeated

Tactician (10)

Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects

Master at Arms (15)

Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game

Merciless (10)

Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire

Overload Specialist (15)

Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies

Warp Specialist (15)

Warp the barriers of 25 enemies

Incineration Specialist (15)

Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies

Operative (15)

Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world

Agent (50)

Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds

Prospector (5)

Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map

Explorer (10)

Visit 100 percent of the planets in an unexplored cluster

Power Gamer (10)

Reach Level 30 with one character

Scholar (15)

Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries

Technician (15)

Obtain (10) technology upgrades

Weapon Specialist (15)

Fully upgrade a weapon

Scientist (10)

Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory

Fashionista (5)

Personalize your armor in your quarters on the Normandy

Power Full (15)

Evolve any power

Highly Trained (15)

View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard's private terminal.

Screenshots:

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Videos:

More at: Gametrailers

Game Highlights:

Save Game Importing

This past summer, we learned that Mass Effect 2 players could import save files from the previous entry in the franchise, bringing all of the decisions made in the first game into the sequel. But are decisions capable of decimating hordes of insidious, robotic invaders? No, boosted stats and abilities are -- and according to a recent forum post from BioWare Community Coordinator Chris Priestly, players who import their saves will get access to these as well.

Of course, you won't be able to play as your super-high-level Shepard when you import -- however, the higher your character's level was when you finished Mass Effect, the better bonuses your Mass Effect 2 Shepard will receive. Some of the bonuses mentioned include extra money or crafting resources when you start the game. In addition, though BioWare has said that the game won't have a "New Game Plus" option, Priestly says that multiple playthroughs with the same Shepard will be possible.

Mass Effect 2 Classes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l696jgb1X5Q&hl=en&fs=1

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I just cannot wait for this game - it looks EPIC.

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Yusuf M.

I was wondering when someone would make an official thread for Mass Effect 2. :p

Here's some cool screenshots: http://www.gamikaze.pl/Galerie/Mass_Effect...leria_17.aspx#0

And a video showing how to import your ME1 save file (X360): http://www.vg247.com/2010/01/20/mass-effec...epard-from-me1/

There's more: The Mass Effect trilogy is confirmed to end in this generation of consoles. Basically, we can expect Mass Effect 3 to come out on the X360 and PC. (Y)

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deletedxyz

Less than two weeks left! :D I can't wait! I hope it has many more hours of gameplay than the 40+ hour campaign in Mass Effect.

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spacer

I've been looking forward to this game ever since I saw the credits roll on the first one. I may be taking some days off from work when this comes out... :shifty: *cough* *cough*

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WastedJoker
Less than two weeks left! :D I can't wait! I hope it has many more hours of gameplay than the 40+ hour campaign in Mass Effect.

Dude, there's less than a week left :devil:

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Yusuf M.

So, this is what I'm pre-ordering on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/901242/

I hope the servers aren't hammered because this is going to be one big download.

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Draken

6 days left or less :woot:

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Midgetman

its nout out till 29th in uk :(

sad panda :(

wonder if an american can gift it to me, hmmm :D

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Yusuf M.
I have ordered the exact same thing :D

I'm tempted to buy it in-store now because of the 48-page hardcover art book as well as the Mass Effect Redemption (Issue 1) comic book. :unsure:

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WastedJoker
I'm tempted to buy it in-store now because of the 48-page hardcover art book as well as the Mass Effect Redemption (Issue 1) comic book. :unsure:

don't we get it as pdf?

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Zain Adeel

well i didnt find mass effect that impressive..

and i dont play RPGs..

i just wana ask something

how do i get more interest in RPGs??

i played Fallout 3and i liked it a bit..

but too boring for me :(

all RPGs are. :(

lack of action if u ask me.

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biorK

Hehe wasn't the main character's name in Stargate: Atlantis also John Shepard?

Too bad this isn't released to the PS3...

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qdave

I hope the storyline will be as good as it was in the first game.

And i also hope that there are no more of boring planet exploration :p

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WastedJoker

The side quests were pretty dull and samey in first game. Not read anything about them in the sequel.

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Grumpy Old Man

I have about a week to try and finish the original ME then. I'm still not sure whether to buy ME2 for PC or XBox though.

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Anyone know what the minimum PC specs are? I have a pretty decent PC, would be nice to benefit from better graphics and loading times if I can handle it.

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metal_dragen

OXM has a review in their Feb issue. They say that the side missions are better, but still not that interesting - they say the scanning minigame is a bit boring, but IMHO it's got to be better than landing on planet and driving for 30 minutes to find a mineral to survey.

They also say that the main story line is a bit of a disappointment given that this is the "bridge" game since ME is supposed to be a trilogy.

I'm at work and don't have the mag with me. If anyone's interested, I can post some more details from the review when I get home.

I've already pre-ordered my limited edition and don't regret it in the least, even after reading OXM's review.

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Anyone know what the minimum PC specs are? I have a pretty decent PC, would be nice to benefit from better graphics and loading times if I can handle it.

Min:

OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU

Memory: 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7

Graphics: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)

DirectX?: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)

Hard Drive: 15 GB

Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

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OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

Processor: 2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU

Memory: 2 GB RAM

Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended

DirectX?: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)

Hard Drive: 15 GB

Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

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Anyone know what the minimum PC specs are? I have a pretty decent PC, would be nice to benefit from better graphics and loading times if I can handle it.
System Requirements

o OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

o Processor: 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU

o Memory: 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7

o Graphics: 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)

o DirectX?: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)

o Hard Drive: 15 GB

o Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

o Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

o OS: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7

o Processor: 2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU

o Memory: 2 GB RAM

o Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended

o DirectX?: DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)

o Hard Drive: 15 GB

o Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible

http://store.steampowered.com/app/24980

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+Audioboxer

Banging, thanks guys, I got a GTS250, 4GB ram and a E6600 clocked to 3.4ghz, so I should be good to go (Y)

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YounGMessiah

i dont think i can wait any longer! lol

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Another question, does anyone know if the ME PC port supported the 360 pad?

I have a wired 360 pad for my PC, that would be bliss if it worked in ME2 (Y)

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WastedJoker
Another question, does anyone know if the ME PC port supported the 360 pad?

I have a wired 360 pad for my PC, that would be bliss if it worked in ME2 (Y)

I can confirm it does not support the gamepad - ME controls are much better on PC than 360 because in the console you're forced to use a wheel thingy to select guns/powers for squad whereas PC supported Quick Slots via number keys and weapon slots via Function keys.

I think the controls could be a bit more intuitive for weapon customization though - it's a bit confusing in ME.

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