Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in 2010, and PlayStation 3 in 2011. A sequel, Mass Effect 3, was released in 2012. A remaster of the trilogy, titled Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, will be released in 2021.
About Mass Effect 2 in brief
Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in 2010, and PlayStation 3 in 2011. The game takes place within the Milky Way galaxy during the 22nd century, where humanity is threatened by an insectoid alien race known as the Collectors. The player assumes the role of Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who must assemble and gain the loyalty of a diverse team and stop the enemy in a suicide mission. Mass Effect 2 was a commercial success and received universal acclaim from video game publications. A sequel, Mass Effect 3, was released in 2012. A remaster of the trilogy, titled Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, will be released in 2021. It received numerous year-end awards, including Game of the Year at the 14th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, and Best Game at the 2011 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards. The video game is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time by some critics. It is the second installment of the Mass Effect series and a sequel to the original Mass Effect. It has been described as the most successful video game of the 21st century, with sales exceeding $1.5 billion worldwide. The Xbox 360 version holds a score of 96 out of 100 at the review aggregate website Metacritic. The PlayStation 3 version holds an aggregate score of 98 out of100 at the website’s review aggregate, and the PC version of the game holds an aggregated score of 97 out of 98.
The PC version has an overall score of 90 out of a possible 100, with some critics calling it the best of the series. It also has a higher score than the PlayStation 2 version, which has a rating of 89 out of an possible 100. It features six different character classes for the player to choose from. Each class is proficient in a different set of powers and weapon types. The overworld is a galaxy map that the player can explore to find and complete quests. Most quests consist of combat missions, but some involve the player interacting with non-player characters during visits to settlements. As the player progresses throughout the game, different locations and new squad members become available. Each time a sufficient amount of experience is obtained, the player is awarded Squad Points that can be used to develop powers for both Shepard and the members of the squad. Each rank costs the same number of Squad Points as its rank. For example, unlocking the first rank of a power requires one point, but unlocking all four ranks of a single power requires a total of ten points. Upon raising a power to its fourth rank, the player must evolve the power into one of two given forms. A number of downloadable content packs, ranging from single in-game character outfits to entirely new plot-related missions, have been released for the game. Notable packs include Kasumi – Stolen Memory, Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker, and Arrival.