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Mass Effect Trilogy [Online Game Code]

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Platform: PC Download
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  • ASIN: B009XDMQ0W
  • Release Date: November 2, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (251 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,090 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: PC Download

Product Description

Publisher / Software Vendor: ELECTRONIC ARTS Language: English

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As Commander Shepard, rise to become the galaxy’s most elite soldier and lead an all-out war to stop an ancient and ruthless enemy: the Reapers. With over 75 hours of content and more than 300 awards, one of gaming’s most acclaimed franchises is available for the first time in a premium foiled box set.

Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling where you decide how your unique story unfolds. Assemble and lead your team aboard the SSV Normandy, the most advanced ship in the galaxy, and travel to distant and unexplored star systems. On your journey, meet a cast of intriguing characters each with their own story to tell. Wield powerful weapons and customize them with upgrades to create new and devastating attacks. All the thrilling action and your decisions culminate into a heroic battle against the greatest threat ever known.

The fate of the galaxy lies in your hands-how will you chose to fight for it?

Key Features

  • Includes Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3. Over 75 hours of story content, plus Mass Effect 3’s critically acclaimed multiplayer mode.
  • Create and customize your own character with his or her appearance and skills, then play your Commander Shepard through all three Mass Effect games.
  • Experience an amazingly rich and detailed universe where your decisions have profound consequences on the action and the outcome.
  • Build a personalized arsenal with powerful weapons complete with their own upgrades and modifications.
  • Unleash devastating abilities and skills as you command and train an elite squad.
  • Take the war online with class-based, co-operative multiplayer in Mass Effect 3.

On PC, Mass Effect will include Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station. For Mass Effect 2, Cerberus Network will be included which features Zaeed – The Price of Revenge, The Firewalker Pack, Cerberus Assault Gear, Arc Projector heavy weapon, and Normandy Crash site mission. For Mass Effect 3, Online Pass will be included granting players access to co-op multiplayer.


System Requirements

EA Origin account required for game activation and installation.

 Minimum Specifications:Recommended Specifications:
OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
Processor:1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (equivalent AMD CPU)
RAM:1GB for XP / 2GB RAM for Vista/Win 72GB for XP / 4GB RAM for Vista/Win 7
Hard Drive:15 GB
Video Card:256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support)AMD/ATI Radeon HD 4850 512 MB or greater, NVidia GeForce 9800 GT 512 MB or greater
Additional Info:DirectX 9.0c August 2009 (included)

INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED FOR PRODUCT ACTIVATION. INTERNET CONNECTION, ORIGIN ACCOUNT, ACCEPTANCE OF PRODUCT AND ORIGIN END USER LICENSE AGREEMENTS, INSTALLATION OF THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (WWW.ORIGIN.COM/ABOUT) AND REGISTRATION WITH ENCLOSED SINGLE-USE SERIAL CODE REQUIRED TO PLAY, ACCESS BONUS CONTENT (IF ANY) AND ACCESS ONLINE SERVICES (IF ANY). SERIAL CODE REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO ONE ORIGIN ACCOUNT PER SERIAL CODE. SERIAL CODE IS NON-TRANSFERABLE ONCE USED. EULAS AND ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM/1/PRODUCT-EULAS. EA ONLINE PRIVACY POLICY AND TERMS OF SERVICE CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO ACTIVATE SOFTWARE, ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES AND REGISTER FOR AN ORIGIN ACCOUNT. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES, ONLINE SERVICES AND DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM/1/SERVICE-UPDATES.


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104 of 111 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars meh... December 29, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download
The good: ME 1/2/3 all included in one package. All of ME1 DLC is included.

The bad: the following DLC is missing:

ME2:
Lair of the Shadow Broker (really good)
Overlord Pack (meh)
Arrival (mainly a solo dlc pack)
Kasumi - Stolen Memory (get to add a new character)

ME3:
From Ashes (pretty good)
Leviathan (pretty good)
(anything else currently out)

The Ugly:
ME3 plays on with all ME2 DlC considered canon and played whether or not you have actually purchased it.

Conclusion-
As a player of the entire trilogy, it is hard to recommend this to people new to the series. The only period I would do so is when this is on sale. Also keep a look out if you can buy these separately at a cheaper price, because this collection is no different from buying the games separately.
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176 of 200 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some extra info for those interested November 26, 2012
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
As of the moment I'm writing this there are 5 Amazon customer reviews about this game and none of them are "Amazon Purchase Verified" (or whatever Amazon calls it). Heres some info I have learned for those considering purchasing the Mass Effect Trilogy (PC version):

I purchased this game today (Cyber Monday 2012) thru Amazon (for $29.99 instead of the $59.99 price! Amazon is awesome!) and I activated it on the Origin client. I've never used Origin. The only Digital Game sites I have ordered from have been either Steam or Amazon (& the game required Steam) or Good Old Games (which is DRM-less btw).

On the Origin Store I see that in regard to the Mass Effect games a "points " system is used instead of just stating how many dollars a dlc costs. Strike one. All points systems stink of ripoff imo (I think Xbox uses a point system but I've never played an Xbox before so this method of ripping off customers of a handful of dollars I am not used to).

Here's how much Mass Effect 2 & 3 dlc will cost you in dollars. The dlc that adds to the story of Mass Effect (as far as I can tell) are the folowing (there is a digital comic also being sold but I will not list it since I'm not sure it adds anything to the story):

Mass Effect 2 DLC:

Lair of the Shadow Broker: cost 800 "BioWare Points"

Overlord Pack: cost 560 "BioWare Points"

Arrival: cost 560 "BioWare Points"

Kasumi - Stolen Memory: cost 560 "BioWare Points".

Mass Effect 3 DLC:

From Ashes: cost 800 "BioWare Points"

Leviathan: cost 800 "BioWare Points".
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60 of 69 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Complete the trilogy. EA. why is it incomplete? March 26, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I already owned the first 2 titles and couldn't justify buying ME3 full price knowing full well it costs about $80 to get all the DLC for the game once it is all released.

I was surprised to find that ME2 & ME3 only comes with a small selection of DLC and not all of it like anyone who buys a trilogy/box set expects, EA really stuffed up on this package, It should have been released only with all the content, instead of pulling a bait and switch just to nickel and dime you for all the missing extras.

Do yourself a favour and wait for this package to hit the bargain bin, or wait for a complete trilogy that has all the DLC included.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite series of all time. January 19, 2013
By kt
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
This game series has been one of my favorites for a very long time. My only issue is that more DLC should be added directly into the download.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By SRW
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I bought the trilogy off of amazon at 10$ for the origin code. Disregard the previous reviews that say Origin is difficult to work with/ the game is difficult to download. If you already are familiar with the process of digital downloads this is a walk in the park. Here are the basic things you will need.

1.) An Origin Account
2.) The program Origin downloaded to your PC (Off of EA's website)
3.) The download code received from the purchase

Simply take the code, then open up Origin by using your account information. Click the "origin" button in the top left corner and click the first option "Redeem a game code." Copy and paste your code into the box provided and you will have access to the trilogy.

EA is currently selling the games for 23.99 off of Origin itself, so take advantage of this deal. It is a fantastic value for hundreds of hours of one of the best sci-fi game series to date.

Also, be aware that game controllers DO NOT WORK on this series on PC, it is a bioware developed game primarily, similar to Star Wars knights of the old republic, so it is expected that there would not be a gamepad option. It is still worth purchasing the game and adjusting the controls. You may have a little trouble driving the Mako (Rover vehicle in the game) but other than that you will have no issues.
-Eric Whinnery
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Games; WATCH OUT, ORIGIN REQUIRED December 30, 2013
Platform for Display:PC Download|Verified Purchase
I played the Mass Effect games on my XBox 360(except 3), and I was curious about how it'd run on my gaming laptop.

I can't go back to the 360 versions.

60FPS, better inventory options, keyboard & mouse interface...the works. No controller support, so there have been some growing pains, but nothing serious if you already play PC games to begin with.

A NOTE THOUGH; THE BUNDLE DOES REQUIRE ORIGIN(which I was not aware of, nor am outright adverse to), SO KEEP THAT IN MIND IF YOU'RE THINKING OF REDEEMING THIS ON STEAM. Mass Effect 3 isn't even available on Steam, so Origin is the only way to play the trilogy on PC, short of splitting them up(1+2 on Steam, 3 on Origin).

Now, for the games themselves; I like the games, Origin isn't the Devil, I recommend this purchase to anyone curious about the games. There's lots of content here(Mass Effect 1 alone could take over 40+ hrs. to 100% complete)to enjoy, and even though the games change drastically between installments in terms of features and depth(and arguably, quality), the whole package is pretty damn satisfying.

You play as a soldier of great renown, created by you; everything from your appearance to your backstory and your skills in combat. Once you're done creating your character, you're positioned within the narrative as a representative of humanity as a whole, fighting as part of an intergalactic group of(essentially)special forces agents known as "Specters". You quickly, through circumstances beyond your control, end up in control of your own vessel, full of crew members, dispatched to space in pursuit of a criminal bent on destroying all life in the galaxy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
The top of this page clearly states DRM:Origin. There is nothing hidden there. Nothing wrong with Amazon's description. Origin is required for all EA games on PC these days. Read more
Published 1 hour ago by Jack_Bauer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game but DO NOT BUY FROM AMAZON
DO NOT BUY FROM AMAZON. Game is great but they farm their digital out to a third party which I would not have made the purchase if I had known that was the case. Read more
Published 7 days ago by frank kearney
5.0 out of 5 stars Tour De Force
Stellar series all the way around
Published 12 days ago by Tug Yeager
5.0 out of 5 stars Mass Effect is a great games series with a lot of ups and downs ...
Mass Effect is a great games series with a lot of ups and downs on the gameplay and store side both. If you like sci-fi you should definitely play them.
Published 15 days ago by Nick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
great games, got it at a great price too
Published 15 days ago by Johnny D.
1.0 out of 5 stars Origin sucks
You can only install it to ur origin account and origin sucks, so I never even sign in to remember that I need to install mass effect. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Brett
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
3 out of the 5 worst games I forced myself to complete all year.
Published 21 days ago by Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this because mass effect is my favorite game series of all...
I bought this because mass effect is my favorite game series of all time, it is well designed and has a lot of customization availiable, the first game in the series is a bit... Read more
Published 25 days ago by chris kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars this is a very enjoyable game at a good price though
I haven't beaten all of the games in the trilogy yet,this is a very enjoyable game at a good price though :D
Published 1 month ago by Damon
2.0 out of 5 stars So sad. Can't play it at all
makes me sick ... So sad. Can't play it at all.
Published 1 month ago by Julia D. Parsons
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