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Mass Effect 2 is a third-person action game that was developed by BioWare Corporation. The game was released on Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows on January 26, 2010. The game takes place in the future, after the events of Mass Effect. Also available as a Limited Collector's and Digital Deluxe Edition.


Mass Effect 2 is a third-person role playing shooter video game, much like its predecessor Mass Effect. Like the first game, the player has the ability to pause the game mid-battle and issue commands to the player's allies, as well activate their own personal powers. The player also has the ability to upgrade their armor and weapons over time as the player locates upgrades. Many changes were made over the first instalment, such as removing the confusing mod & upgrade system for weapons and armor, and introducing an ammo constraint for weaponry in lieu of an overload mechanic.

The game allows the player to play as their player from the previous game, or start as a whole new Commander Shepard. Some of the ways to customize the character include selecting their gender, race, and personal history.


Mass Effect 2 received generally positive reviews. GamePro gave the game a 4.5 out of 5, stating that "the games' build up was great but the ending left disappointment".

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Minimum & Recommended Specifications[]

OriginMicrosoft Windows Minimum/Recommended Specifications
Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Operating System Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
CPU Intel-logo.svg Core 2 Duo 1.80 GHz CPU Intel-logo.svg Core 2 Duo 2.60 GHz
RAM 1.0 GiB (Windows XP)
2.0 GiB (Windows Vista / 7)
RAM 2.0 GB
Graphics Pixel Shader 3.0 Support
GPU NVIDIA.png GeForce 6800
ATI-Logo.svg Radeon X1600 Pro
GPU NVIDIA.png GeForce 8800 GT
ATI-Logo.svg Radeon HD 2900 XT
Graphics RAM 256 MB
Storage 15 GB
Sound DirectX 9.0c-compatible Sound DirectX 9.0c-compatible
Optical Drive 1X DVD-ROM
Additional Software DirectX 9.0c August 2008 Additional Software DirectX 9.0c August 2008
Notes The following minimum system requirements apply to NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, 9300, ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350. Video and sound card driver updates may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Notes For best performance, make sure your video and audio card drivers are up to date. The notebook or mobile version of the video card is not sufficiently verified and may cause drivers or other performance issues. These cards are also not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.