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Mass Effect 2 is the first game in the series to appear on a PlayStation console and it was released almost a year after the versions for other platforms. The game comes on a single Blu-ray and has additional, previously released content included on the disc.

The Blu-ray disc contains: A single-use code to access the online Cerberus Network is provided with each copy of a game.

Things that need to be downloaded from Cerberus Network in order to play: The included DLC packs introduce new missions, an expanded storyline, and new vehicles, weapons and items. Next to a tweaked engine for more graphical polish, there is an additional introduction. Players of the original Mass Effect could carry over a number of choices from the first title using a savegame. These involve events such as a romantic interest, a sacrifice near the end of the game, the main character's appearance and the statistics that had been built up. To resolve that and to bring PS3 owners up to speed with the storyline of the original game, a new chapter called Genesis was added. After determining the gender and look for Commander Shepard and playing the main introduction, Genesis is accessed. It is presented as an interactive comic where players get to relive the events of the first game and also determine the six major decisions that are carried over to the second game.


Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Mass Effect 2 - Loading screen
Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Kasumi: Stolen Memory - Kasumi, up close
Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Mass Effect 2 - Use wheel menu to change weapons or use special abilities
Mass Effect 2 PlayStation 3 Mass Effect 2 - Joker reporting detection of an unknown vessel

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videogamer.com Jan 18, 2011 10 out of 10 100
PlayStation Lifestyle Jan 20, 2011 10 out of 10 100
GamesRadar Jan 18, 2011 10 out of 10 100
Game Chronicles Feb 09, 2011 9.8 out of 10 98
AusGamers Feb 02, 2011 9.6 out of 10 96
Meristation Jan 25, 2011 9.5 out of 10 95
Atomic Gamer Jan 24, 2011 9 out of 10 90
Gamereactor (Denmark) Jan 21, 2011 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Jan 20, 2011 82 out of 100 82
GamingBolt Jan 30, 2011 8 out of 10 80


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Sciere (361598) added Mass Effect 2 (PlayStation 3) on Feb 12, 2011