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Mass Effect 2 - PC

by Electronic Arts


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Product ID: 809375

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Description

  • Improved NPC conversation system where Commander Shepard can take matters into your own hands - interrupting or using force to get the answer required.
  • The second act of BioWare's epic sci-fi RPG trilogy continues the story of Commander Shepard and humanity's first steps onto the galactic stage.
  • Integration with the original Mass Effect game allows players to import saved files and contiue play with those files in Mass Effect 2.
  • Choose from 19 different weapons, including devastating heavy weapons that can end a battle in seconds.
  • New location based damage system allows for targeting of key weak points, blasting off limbs, igniting enemies, or cripple and disable enemy troops.
  • Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to BioWare's hit space-based role-playing game (RPG), Mass Effect. A single player
    adventure, Mass Effect 2 allows players to continue the adventures of the fully customizable series hero, Commander
    Shepard, as you take on a whole new adventure and cast of supporting characters. Features new to this latest release in
    the franchise include the ability to import game save files from the original Mass Effect game to continue the adventure
    in an unbroken fashion, a new damage system, a more flexible dialogue game mechanic and more.

    Mass Effect 2 game logo
    Story
    Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new
    danger 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, doubters say it would be suicide. Commander Shepard intends to
    prove them wrong.

    Commander Shepard ambushing a mech in Mass Effect 2
    The return of Commander Shepard.
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    New characters from Mass Effect 2
    A new cast of characters.
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    The Turian Garrus Vakarian from Mass Effect 2
    Along with familiar faces from the past.
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    Mass Effect 2's new damage system illustrated as an enemy continues to pursue Shepard even with its legs are blown off
    New damage and dialogue systems.
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    Taking aim at evil zombie thingie in Mass Effect 2
    Integration with original game.
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    Gameplay
    An space-based action RPG like its predecessor, gameplay in Mass Effect 2 revolves around the player's particular
    version of Commander Shepard and continuing development of this character as the game proceeds. As the game opens a
    variety of character classes are made available to the player, with talents, both exclusive and general, associated with
    each. With experience these talents are leveled up, resulting in the unlocking of related abilities and/or entirely new
    talents. The player has the ability to customize their Commander Shepard in a number of ways including physical
    appearance, gender, and certain aspects of their personal history, with the rub being that these choices can influence
    things like available missions, dialogue choices with non-player characters (NPCs), and character background.

    Accompanying this main character are a number of preset supporting characters that the player can direct and develop
    relationships with, which again, will alter the outcome of the story. All the characters from the original game make an
    appearance in Mass Effect 2, but the immediate characters surrounding Commander Shepard are new. Additional new features
    that players can expect to experience include new alien races; a more realistic damage system; a new heavy weapons
    system allowing for maximum damage; a regenerative health system; a dramatic increase in the number of character
    animations available to Shepard; and updates to the dialogue mechanic used when conversing with NPCs.

    Integration with the Original Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2 allows players of the original Mass Effect game to import save games to continue the story of their own
    Commander Shepard. In doing this, the decisions that were made in the first game will affect the events of the second
    game. In addition, characters from the first game will return, as long as they were not killed off by the player in the
    first game. On the other hand, new players coming to the series for the first time in Mass Effect 2 will start a
    brand-new character, discover the events of the previous games as they progress and embark on a thrilling stand-alone
    adventure that does not require the previous game for play.

    Key Features * Futuristic Weapons - Choose from 19 different weapons, including devastating heavy weapons that can end
    a battle in seconds.
    * Elite Specialists - Recruit up to a dozen of the galaxy's most dangerous operatives to help you in your mission. Train
    and equip your team to survive insurmountable odds.
    * Explore the Galaxy - Scan planets to uncover unique secret missions in the Mass Effect universe.
    * Integration with Original Mass Effect - Players of the first Mass Effect can import save games to continue the story
    of their own Commander Shepard. New players will find a thrilling stand-alone adventure awaits them, a polished and
    action packed journey that surpasses the first game in nearly every possible way.
    * Intense Third-Person Combat - Increased intensity with precision shooter controls to let you control the action and
    overcome insurmountable odds.
    * New Damage System - New location based damage system allows for targeting of key weak points, blasting off limbs,
    igniting enemies, or crippling and disabling enemy troops.
    * Character Customization - Choose a player class, customize your appearance, and tailor your own abilities and
    strengths. As you progress, so do Shepard’s abilities.
    * Improved Dialogue Mechanic - Improved NPC conversation system where Commander Shepard can take matters into your own
    hands – interrupting or using force to get the answer required.

    System Requirements:
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    Minimum Specifications:
    Recommended Specifications:

    OS: Windows XP or Vista.

    Processor: 2.4+ GHz Intel or 2.0+ GHz AMD 2.6+ GHz Intel or 2.4+ GHZ AMD

    RAM: 1GB+ (XP), 2GB+ (Vista) 2GB+

    Disc Drive: 8x DVD-ROM drive or better

    Hard Drive: 12GB or more

    Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series (6800GT or better), ATI 1300XT or better (X1550, X1600 Pro and HD2400 are below
    minimum system requirements) NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX or higher. ATI X1800 XL series or higher

    Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers – 5.1 sound card recommended

    Input Device: Mouse and keyboard

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