Visually striking environments and alien designs.
Revamped interface rocks.
Good use of keyboard + mouse.
Includes bonus DLC from Xbox360 version.
Good character customization.
Tons of galactic exploration.
Raises the bar for the role-playing genre.
Messy inventory system.
Some pointless locations.
Only one ending.
Inventory still sucks.
Game play a bit slow.
No expansion episode.
Huge amount of dialogue can get tedious.
Frame-rate stutter reported on less powerful systems.
By Game Observer on December 14, 2010
The bizarre collision of these elements creates an experience unlike any other, which at the end feels like the perfect Sci-fi RPG. However, minor flaws concerning the presentation and mostly unnecessary secondary nuances and details make this...95
By Tech Digest on January 28, 2010
I've long since resigned myself to the fact that I'll probably never travel to another planet, never make friends with a cool alien being and never have my own robot servant. It used to keep my up at night, sweating my way through nightmares...100
By New Game Network on December 06, 2009
With Mass Effect, it is immediately apparent from the start of the game that Bioware, while very skilled developers, aren’t very original. Before Mass Effect, Bioware had worked on the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Kotor) games, and had...88
By PC Authority on February 12, 2009
Epic plot and an intruiging mix of RPG and FPS make Mass Effect worth a look, though we cant help but see some similarity with Knights of the Old Republic....83
By BrightHub on January 27, 2009
Read this review…100
By Diehard GameFAN on January 12, 2009
Mass Effect is an addictive, original, sci-fi action RPG that really delivers a fantastic story that any sci-fi or RPG fan can appreciate. The PC version has fixed a few bumps and glitches that were present in the 360 version, and although it needs a...100
By Expert Reviews on August 01, 2008
Mass Effect is very much a Star Trek game under another guise. Its you, as the gruff-yet-heroic starship captain, and your mixed-species crew of companions, against an evil force that threatens the entire universe. Its an age-old formula, but it...80
By Maximum PC on July 16, 2008
Fans of Star Wars and Star Trek finally have a role-playing game that’s worthy of their love. Mass Effect takes the most compelling themes and ideas of both franchises and mind-melds them into one of the best science fiction games we’ve ever...90
By DarkZero on July 11, 2008
Remember Mass Effect? You should – it only came out last year, and it was really bloody good. A sci-fi RPG from the talented chaps at BioWare, it was released on the 360 to critical acclaim, and went on to sell a boatload of copies. It...80
By GameZone on July 09, 2008
If you’ve held out until now, this is your chance to play one of the best RPGs to hit in the past several...95