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Mass Effect PC Reviews

G-Phoria: Fan-Voted Best RPG of 2008
"...an intergalactic adventure like no other."
GameSpot: 9/10 ("Editors' Choice")
"Makes you feel like the badass warrior you were meant to be."
IGN: 9.2/10
"If you haven't played Mass Effect, then you need to."
G4: 5/5
"The same amazing game with noticeable improvements."
GameSpy: 5/5
"Mass Effect takes interactive entertainment to new heights and is wholeheartedly recommended."
Game Informer Magazine: 9.5/10
"If you haven't played through BioWare's masterpiece yet, my only warning is that once you do you'll also be wishing you could time travel so you could jump into the future and play the sequel."
Game Daily: 92/100
"It's almost blasphemy to call this game a port. The controls are so good that it's virtually impossible to tell that the game was originally a console release."
PC Zone: 9.2/10
"If you've never played the game before, this is an unequivocal must-buy."
Ars Technica/Opposable Thumbs: N/A
"Mass Effect for the PC is a stellar game."
Atomic Gamer: 92/100
"Demiurge's PC port of Mass Effect clearly shows they understand their target audience."
GamesRadar: 9/10
"Mass Effect deserves a spot on your shelf next to the rest of the PC's great RPGs."
GamePro: N/A
"The new squadmate-specific combat interface and mouse-centric UI are a joy to use."
Bit-Tech: 9/10
"As soon as this review is done we're going to play it some more."
ActionTrip: 8.8/10
"Top-of-the-line - worthy of big-budget Hollywood flicks."
Houston Chronicle: N/A
"The PC version is gorgeous."
Guardian UK: 4 Stars
"Mass Effect is a must."
Eurogamer: 8/10
"It's an incredibly ballsy game."
Videogamer: 10/10
"All I can say to PC-owning Mass Effect virgins is: I'm jealous. I wish I could play it for the first time once again."
Gaming Heaven: 94/100
"Many moments of joyous disbelief"
 

Mass Effect Xbox 360 Reviews

GameTrailers.com: 9.6/10
"Involving, ambitious, and beautifully executed, Mass Effect is a powerful experience that has a lot to offer anyone who plays games as more than a casual diversion."
IGN: 9.4/10
"This is a game that takes the aspects of film that make cinema so compelling and crosses it with the interactivity of games with unprecedented success. Linear storytelling feels quaint by comparison."
Official Xbox Magazine: 10/10
"It's the best game I've ever played."
1Up.com: 9/10
"Allow me a single Star Wars quip - the Force is strong with this one."
Game Informer Magazine: 9.75/10
"One of the greatest science fiction stories ever told, and a new benchmark for video game storytelling."
Games Radar: 9/10
"Few games deserve the word 'epic.' This fantastic sci-fi, role-playing shooter is one that does."
G4TV: 5/5
"Mass Effect is a towering achievement that surpassed my expectations on every level."
ActionTrip: 91
"Unbelievable emotional depth given to the appearance of characters, story, combat system, interesting moral dilemmas which finally transcend the most obvious choices between our notions of good and evil."
XboxFront: 96%
"Atmosphere, Sound, Camera selection - the presentation is almost perfect and immediately enthralls the player. The game practically 'beams' you from the couch directly into the action."
Canada.com: 5/5
"the game is an incredibly complex immersive experience that goes beyond anything ever developed before."
Electronic Gaming Monthly: 9.17/10
GameSpy: 5/5
BioWare's space opera is one of the greatest role-playing games ever made.
GameSpot: 8.5
"An excellent story and fun battles make this a universe worth exploring."
PALGN: 9/10
" Mass Effect is undoubtedly one of those games that will be talked about for a very long time."
TeamXbox: 9.6/10
"Mass Effect is one of the best games of the year, and is certainly the best RPG on the Xbox 360."
GameZone: 9.5/10
"Mass Effect is the closest thing we have to perfection on the next-generation consoles."
ZTGamedomain: 10/10
"The most cinematic gaming experience since Metal Gear Solid on the PSOne."
VideoGamer.com: 10/10
"Mass Effect is my game of the year."
ExtremeGamer: 9.6/10
"Bioware has made another successful role-playing game that will please fans of the genre, science fiction advocates and any gamer who is looking for an engaging new experience."
Planet Xbox 360: 9.8/10
"Every minute of Mass Effect was a joy to play and we will play through it another 5 times."
MSXbox World: 10/10
"Mass Effect certainly delivers."
 

Awards

Fans and members of the press are raving about Mass Effect. Thanks to years of support and feedback from our fans and community, and the constant hard work, passion, and effort of BioWare's top-notch developers, each game we craft pushes the RPG envelope further.

Below are the 80 awards and accolades Mass Effect has earned to date.

RPG of the Year: 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
Game of the Year: 2007 Game Awards
New York Times
New York Times
Best Writing For a Game Production: 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts
ELANs
ELANs
Best Game Design: 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts
ELANs
ELANs
Best Art Direction: 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts
ELANs
ELANs
Best Character: 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts
ELANs
ELANs
Game of the Year: 2nd Annual Canadian Awards for the Electronic and the Animated Arts
ELANs
ELANs
Best RPG: Game of the Year Awards
MSNBC
MSNBC
Best RPG: Best of 2007
IGN
IGN
Best Story: Best of 2007
IGN
IGN
Best Story of the Year: Game of the Year Awards 2007
TeamXbox
TeamXbox
Best Role-Playing Game of the Year: Game of the Year Awards 2007
TeamXbox
TeamXbox
Game of the Year: Game of the Year Awards 2007
TeamXbox
TeamXbox
RPG of the Year: GamePro Editors' Choice 2007
GamePro
GamePro
Developer of the Year: GamePro Editors' Choice 2007
GamePro
GamePro
2007 Video Game Awards: Xbox 360 Gamers' Choice Award
GameSpy
GameSpy
2007 Video Game Awards: Best Voice Acting
GameSpy
GameSpy
2007 Video Game Awards: Best Soundtrack
GameSpy
GameSpy
Best Role-Playing Game: Game of the Year Awards
Yahoo! Games
Yahoo! Games
Best RPG: Best of 2007 Awards
Action Trip
Action Trip
Best Original Score: Game of the Year Awards
GameZone
GameZone
Best Role-Playing Game: Game of the Year Awards
GameZone
GameZone
Best Console Exclusive Game: 2007 Game of the Year Awards
Voodoo Extreme
Voodoo Extreme
Best Console Role Playing Game: 2007 Game of the Year Awards
Voodoo Extreme
Voodoo Extreme
2007 Video Game Awards: RPG of the Year
Spike TV
Spike TV
Editor's Choice Award: November 2007
TeamXbox
TeamXbox
Editor's Choice Award: November 2007
GameSpy
GameSpy
Editor's Choice Award: November 2007
ActionTrip
ActionTrip
Best Console Game: E3 2007
2007 Game Critics Awards
2007 Game Critics Awards
Best Role Playing Game: E3 2007
2007 Game Critics Awards
2007 Game Critics Awards
Best RPG: Best RPG
Kotaku
Kotaku
Winner: Best RPG: Winner: Best RPG
GameDaily
GameDaily
Winner: Best Overall Game: Winner: Best Overall Game
CinemaBlend Games
CinemaBlend Games
Winner: Best RPG: Winner: Best RPG
TeamXbox
TeamXbox
Best 360 Game E3 2007: Best 360 Game E3 2007
IGN
IGN
Best of E3 2007: Game of the Show
Meristation
Meristation
Best in Show E3 2007: Game of the Show
IGN
IGN
E3 2007 Game of the Show: Game of the Show
Evil Avatar
Evil Avatar
Game of E3 2007: Best Game of E3
CVG
CVG
Best of E3 2007: Best of E3
ShackNews
ShackNews
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best 360 Game
1UP.com
1UP.com
E3 06 Editor's Choice: Best Xbox 360 Game (Finalist)
GameSpot
GameSpot
E3 06 Editor's Choice: Best RPG (Finalist)
GameSpot
GameSpot
E3 06 Editor's Choice: Best Stage Demo (Finalist)
GameSpot
GameSpot
Annual E3 Awards: 2006: Best RPG
GameSpy
GameSpy
Annual E3 Awards: 2006: Top 10 Console Games
GameSpy
GameSpy
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Graphics Technology (Runner Up)
IGN
IGN
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Role-Playing Game (Runner Up)
IGN
IGN
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Role-Playing Game
GameTrailers.com
GameTrailers.com
Best of E3 06: Xbox 360
Games Radar
Games Radar
Best of E3 06 Awards: Best RPG
GameHelper
GameHelper
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of E3 2006 - Microsoft (Runner Up)
CV Games
CV Games
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Game of the Show
CV Games
CV Games
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best RPG (Runner Up)
1UP.com
1UP.com
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of Show: Overall
Daily Game
Daily Game
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of Show: RPG
Daily Game
Daily Game
Nod Awards: E3 2006
GameDaily
GameDaily
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of Show: Xbox 360
Daily Game
Daily Game
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Console Game of the Show (Runner Up)
IGN
IGN
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Game of the Show (Runner Up)
IGN
IGN
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Sound (Runner Up)
Team Xbox
Team Xbox
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Xbox 360 Game
Team Xbox
Team Xbox
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best RPG
Team Xbox
Team Xbox
Best of E3 2006: Top 10 Games of E3
The Mercury News
The Mercury News
Best of E3 2006: Top 10 Games of E3
Xbox Evolved
Xbox Evolved
Best of E3 2006 - Editors Pick: The Best of the Best: Favorite Pick
Amazon.com
Amazon.com
Best of E3 2006: Best Role Playing Game of Show
Game Critics Awards
Game Critics Awards
Best of E3 2006: Top 10 Games of E3
Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of Show - 360
PressStart Blog
PressStart Blog
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of Show - RPG
PressStart Blog
PressStart Blog
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Artistic Design (Runner Up)
IGN Xbox 360
IGN Xbox 360
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Most Innovative Design
IGN Xbox 360
IGN Xbox 360
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Graphics Technology
IGN Xbox 360
IGN Xbox 360
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Overall Xbox 360 Game (Runner Up)
IGN Xbox 360
IGN Xbox 360
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Role-Playing Game (Runner Up)
IGN Xbox 360
IGN Xbox 360
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best of Show
PressStart Blog
PressStart Blog
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Best Technological Excellence (Runner Up)
IGN Xbox 360
IGN Xbox 360
Best of E3 2006 Awards: Game of the Show (Runner Up)
1UP.com
1UP.com
Best of E3 2006: Best of E3
Life Teen
Life Teen
Best of E3 2006: Bronze Award
Primotech
Primotech
 

Top Awards

Academy of Interactive Arts & SciencesRPG of the Year
Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences
11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards
New York TimesGame of the Year
New York Times
2007 Game Awards
 

Top Reviews

GameTrailers.comGameTrailers.com - 9.6/10
"Involving, ambitious, and beautifully executed, Mass Effect is a powerful experience that has a lot to offer anyone who plays games as more than a casual diversion."
IGNIGN - 9.4/10
"This is a game that takes the aspects of film that make cinema so compelling and crosses it with the interactivity of games with unprecedented success. Linear storytelling feels quaint by comparison."