Mass Effect Game Guide & Walkthrough (1/61)
Welcome to the guide to Mass Effect. Here you will find walkthrough of all game: primary mission as well as side quests (or optional assignments if you prefer). When a specific quest could be completed in few different ways, I tried to describe all of them: some add to the Paragon points, the other to Renegade. A lot of attention is also paid to the exploration of the space. I marked minerals and other collectibles which could be found on specific planets.
Finishing Mass Effect once is not enough to reveal all secrets of the game. I encourage you to experiment, test various characters, pursuing different romances and find out personally who has better life - paragon or renegade.
Mass Effect Game Guide & Walkthrough (1/61)
Mass Effect Video Game
You must act without remorse, without hesitation, and outside the limits of the law.
The galaxy is trapped in an endless cycle of extinction. Every 50,000 years, an ancient machine race invades the galaxy. With ruthless efficiency, the machines wipe out all advanced organic civilization. They leave behind only the scattered ruins of technology, destroying all evidence of their own existence.
Few believe this ancient legend. You, however, know it to be true. The fight to stop this extinction event has become the most important mission in the galaxy.
It is your mission. As Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy, you will take your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil, in a desperate race to stop the return of an enemy without mercy. To stop this enemy, you must act without remorse, without hesitation, and outside the limits of the law. Your only imperative is to preserve the safety of civilized life in the galaxy - at any cost. You must become the tip of the spear of humanity, for you alone know the full extent of what is at stake if you should fail.
Science-fiction Role-playing: Perfected
Mass Effect allows you to create your own customizable version of Commander Shepard (or jump in and use the pre-created character) and plunge yourself into the center of an epic science-fiction story. Choose your squad-mates, your weapons, skills and abilities, and customize your vehicles, armor and appearance - you are in complete control over your experience.
In the course of your mission to stop the machine invasion, you may choose to follow the path of the soldier, the tech-specialist, or the biotics-specialist…each of which brings an arsenal of unique yet equally powerful abilities to use against the enemy. Wield a multitude of weapon types with precision accuracy…utilize your technical skill to turn enemy war machines against their creators…or unleash the full power of Dark Energy against your foe with devastating effects.
As you progress throughout the game you will improve your character's skills, abilities, and equipment (including weapons, armor, biotic implants and more) to ensure that you have the means to face the growing threat before you.
The role you choose to play in Mass Effect will have tremendous consequences on the galaxy around you. You will face moral dilemmas in which the decision you ultimately make will significantly alter the fate of civilized life in the galaxy.
The Vastness of Space Beckons
Your mission will take you into the deepest reaches of known space - and beyond. Aboard your ship, the Normandy, you will choose which planets to investigate, and where to take your team. In addition to the major worlds of the main story arc, you will have the freedom to visit a wide array of uncharted planets and other locations such as asteroids and abandoned space freighters adrift in space. On many worlds, take your team planet side in the MAKO in order to explore and find alien life, ancient artifacts and ruins, rogue trader colonies and a host of other amazing discoveries.
Lose Yourself in a Living Galaxy
Mass Effect combines astonishing photo-realistic graphics with innovative new dialog systems to create a cast of living characters to interact with. Engage these characters in real-time conversations that allow you to immerse yourself in dramatically charged situations.
Characters communicate with full voice-acting and amazing animation that displays their emotions right down to subtle nuances in their facial expressions. Every wrinkled brow and slight twist of the mouth is captured to infuse every interaction with a feeling of realism.
Lead Your Squad in Intense, Real-Time Combat
The struggle to stop the return of the machines will ultimately be a violent one. You will assume responsibility for the lives of your squad as you lead them into often uncharted, hostile alien environments. Each decision you make could mean the difference between victory and disaster. Although combat will take place in real-time, you will have the ability to pause combat and issue commands to your squad which they will then execute with the precision of a highly trained elite force. Upgrading certain skills and abilities as you level up your character will also allow you to increase your ballistic skill - this can ultimately lead to easier aiming, more damaging use of weapons, and biotic effects with the power to turn the tide of battle in your favor.
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Comments and responses
AdventureLady 04/01/2014 09:46
Thank you SO much for this game guide! I'm playing Mass Effect for the first time via the PS3 Trilogy, and I was a bit lost in terms of role-playing/mission order. Much appreciated!
jasonlck 24/02/2011 06:13
very like this game.
fifagiggs 09/07/2008 09:16
BigT#99 16/03/2008 00:04
all so i forgot to tell you you can change your difficulty while on eden prime but as soon as you leave its stuck. and to get the achievements for allies you have to complete all but like 3 of the mission. hope that helps some of you.
BigT#99 10/03/2008 22:58
damn 360 is doing the red ring thing sent it in to get fixed doubt they will. so do any o you know if the new ones have the same problems. if my original comes back broken im gonna buy a new black one or something
Mr. Progamer 09/03/2008 17:04
beat it on veteran i guess it worked for me bu t i havent beat it on hardcore
unscarred 08/03/2008 16:03
i have changed my diffuculty in the main menu to hardcore setting i saved and confirmed before i began the game but when i get in the game it startes off on normal. do i need to beat on veteran to play hardcore or can i change it to hardcore after starting the game. This is a very cool game but i would like to minimize my play throughs. i have already made the mistake once. went through the whole game thinking it was on hardcore, i was wondering Y it was so easy. help would be greatly appreciated
Mr. Progamer 15/01/2008 23:25
just do most of them or all of them
xsniperx99 14/01/2008 23:36
I wouldn't want to waste my time getting achievements or my girlfriend will say I'm an "achievement whore".
BigT#99 14/01/2008 23:13
im a level 60 solider ,ruthless ,colonist
also how many of the mini missions do you have to do in order to get the achevments like solider ally. or turrian ally
ive beaten the game three times with these two only using these two. not counting the time up to getting garrus. and ive gone to every system doing every mission
any help would be appreciated.
ps the guide i have didn't go in to much detail
Mr. Progamer 13/01/2008 18:37
nice avatar too
xsniperx99 13/01/2008 02:41
Yeah...but - this is me, UnKn0wN since I checked on my MSN mail and this was my old account I signed up here long time ago. I wish UnKn0wN was deleted now. -_- but this game is still great, im doing videos of this game on stumpedgamervideos.com after i finsh oblivionthis post has been modified by its author [2008-01-13 03:45:42]
Mr. Progamer 12/01/2008 20:24
UnKn0wN 12/01/2008 19:00
Fun game, just couldn't be like Oblivion. and Mr. Progamer, I have a new gamertag. It's HaNn1b4l
Mr. Progamer 12/01/2008 15:59
Best RPG of all time so far.The guide has arrived.One of the best games inn gaming history.It will never be forgotten!!!