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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 4.3
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.5
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
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Overall User Score (13 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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The Game Hoard (Apr 30, 2018)
While Mass Effect 3 certainly has a few narrative troubles and a bad infection of vapid side quests, the majority of the experience is the refinement of the Mass Effect series’s elements. It continues the trend of a strong emotional core and choices of galactic consequence, but the gunplay has finally achieved a level where it could carry a game on its own and the resolution of an entire galaxy of interesting worlds, characters, and experience provides an incredibly satisfying conclusion to an altogether amazing video game trilogy.
For those willing to brave a conclusion that isn’t spoon fed to them by idiots, Mass Effect 3 is a breathtaking, gorgeous piece of software. Its few quibbles aren’t enough to detract from the monumental achievement in storytelling that Bioware has released. Let’s just hope they don’t cheapen it with an MMO.
95 (Mar 06, 2012)
I have never given a “5 out of 5″, and I probably never will, can anything ever be truly perfect? But I can promise you I gave it some very serious thought in this case. Very serious. I’ve ended up cheating and giving it a 4.75 out of 5, which I’m not technically allowed to do. (*Sorry Ed.!) What is Mass Effect 3 like overall? Put it this way; if you buy this and don’t like it I’ll personally refund you. If you own a system capable of playing this and do not buy it I actually feel bad for you. Seriously. Please do yourself a favour and spend your hard earned cash on this piece of gaming genius. Please.
IGN (Mar 06, 2012)
All told, Mass Effect 3 is an absolutely amazing game, one that successfully puts a bow on the Mass Effect trilogy while still leaving us hungry for even more. It looks and plays great, but Mass Effect 3’s true strength lies in its ability to tell a deeply-woven story. Better yet, the sheer ambition shown by BioWare in announcing an intersecting trilogy complete with save importation becomes fully realized in Mass Effect 3. BioWare deserves applause for not only having the courage to attempt something like the Mass Effect trilogy, but for pulling it off with such exceptional poise and skill. Mass Effect 3 isn’t the best game ever made. But it’ll certainly be in the conversation for a very long time to come.
GamingEvolution (Mar 12, 2012)
Does Mass Effect 3 live up to the hype that came with it the months, weeks, days and hours before it was released? Yes in short, because it completes one of the best trilogies in videogames today. It ties up loose ends and concludes the story nicely. It builds upon what the previous games had and provides an experience that fans of the franchise can get behind as well as new people to the franchise. By having Role-play, Story, and Action for the differing modes you can play the Single Player Campaign on, you give something for every type of player. With the addition of multiplayer, which is necessary in any kind of game that has a shooting element to it this game, provides the player with many opportunities to keep playing well after the single player campaign has ended. Whether you are a fan of the franchise or someone new who heard about the game and all the hype, I am here to tell you it’s worthy of the hype and you should buy this game right away.
PlayStation Trophies (Mar 18, 2012)
Mass Effect 3 is the perfect ending to a masterful trilogy that's gone from strength-to-strength with each title. It's the conclusion we were hoping for – despite the divisive fallout the ending has sparked since the game's launch - with each decision demanding that you think twice before pulling the trigger. Thanks for the memories, BioWare... It's been emotional.
RPG Site (Mar 06, 2012)
A handful of bugs and dodgy moments aren't enough to drag Mass Effect 3 down. It's not perfect, but as a delivery of the package Bioware had conceived, it's pretty damn close. It's epic, exciting, fun and ultimately - above all else - satisfying. Shepard's story may be over, but I can't wait to see what this team does - and what happens to this universe - next.
PlayFrance (Mar 09, 2012)
Avec une mécanique de jeu largement basée sur celle de son prédécesseur, Mass Effect 3 ne procède au final qu'à quelques ajustements pour perfectionner une recette déjà diablement efficace. Mais si l'expérience pad en main a un petit air de déjà-joué, l'aventure qui nous est proposée n'en demeure pas moins passionnante, vivante, épique : l'importance de la mission qui nous incombe est vite palpable, tout comme l'urgence de rallier toujours plus de peuple afin de permettre la survie des différentes espèces de l'univers. Alors certes les développeurs ont profité de ce thème façon "course contre la montre" pour délaisser quelque peu l'aspect exploration des précédents opus, mais ils sont par la même occasion parvenus à mieux maîtriser la narration de l'aventure pour faire monter la tension jusqu'à l'affrontement final. Bref Mass Effect 3 est une expérience vidéoludique peu commune, qui ne s'appréciera toutefois à sa juste valeur qu'en ayant d'abord joué aux deux premiers volets.
90 (Mar 09, 2012)
Un mot pour résumer Mass Effect 3 ? Jouissif ! Plus immersif, plus dynamique mais également plus profond que ses prédécesseurs, celui-ci constitue la conclusion parfaite pour une série tout simplement exceptionnelle. Shepard s'offre donc un final en apothéose mêlant le meilleur des deux premiers opus et porté par un scénario extraordinaire. Le terme épique prendra alors tout son sens et on ne peut désormais que prier pour que la licence perdure.
Worth Playing (Mar 09, 2012)
Mass Effect 3 is the end of a trilogy, and unfortunately, it's a mixed bag. Merely seeing the end of countless plotlines is almost worth the cost of the title, and the gameplay remains solid and fun. A few new features do a lot to spoil the mood, and the frustratingly unsatisfying ending casts a shadow over the entire franchise. Mass Effect 3 is not a bad game, but it doesn't feel like Bioware learned much from Mass Effect 2. If you enjoyed the previous game, there's plenty to like here, and the bad parts are easy enough to ignore. However, the problems make Mass Effect 3 a game for fans only. The sure-to-be controversial ending means that even fans may find a lot to complain about, but anyone who enjoyed Mass Effect 2 will find a lot to like in the final game in the trilogy, even despite its flaws.
Gamekult (Mar 09, 2012)
Epique. Voilà le mot qui vient immédiatement à l'esprit lorsque l'on pense à l'expérience Mass Effect 3. Si les aspirants explorateurs ne manqueront pas d'être choqués par le contraste entre l'immensité de l'espace et les aires de jeux cloisonnées, il est difficile de ne pas reconnaitre l'efficacité du cocktail proposé par BioWare. Avec son système de combat rodé, son rythme haletant, sa progression dramatique maîtrisée, en continuant d'enrichir sa mythologie et en s'attachant à ses personnages, le jeu tient en haleine. Pour les fans de la première heure, ceux qui voulaient voir la série renouer avec ses racines RPG, le dilemme restera entier. Mais dans le segment action-RPG spatial à grand spectacle, Mass Effect 3 fait preuve d'une belle maîtrise. Contrat rempli pour le studio canadien qui, après un coup de mou, signe ici une conclusion en fanfare pour sa licence galactique.
Edge (Mar 06, 2012)
It’s a third and final chapter, then, with all that implies. It’s off-putting to new players, too busy tying up loose ends to dangle any threads of its own, and fails to stand up as its own game in the same manner as its predecessors. But it’s also a spectacular, powerfully imagined and dramatically involving final act to one of gaming’s richest sci-fi sagas.
Giant Bomb (Mar 06, 2012)
At the end of the day, Mass Effect 3 is a game for people who liked Mass Effect 2 so much that they absolutely need to see how it all ends. Despite claims to the contrary from the game's publisher, I really don't think newcomers will get much out of it at all. All it would take is getting to the new character creation screen and being forced to select between Numerous, Ashley, or Kaiden from a screen that asks you who died during your previous missions for a new player to realize they're being asked questions they couldn't possibly answer in an educated way. The value in this story is from seeing characters you adore dealing with a continuing situation. Even though it doesn't come together quite as successfully as it did in the previous games, those of you with an attachment to the Mass Effect universe should still play it.
S'il ne revient pas sur les attraits RPG du premier volet de la série, Mass Effect 3 parvient désormais à proposer un savant mélange de de ses deux prédécesseurs au niveau de son gameplay et de l'approche en général. En revanche, le titre se veut plus liberticide, avec une exploration moins exacerbée que par le passé, dans le souci de servir un scénario plus pressant, plus dynamique et également plus épique. Le titre profite également de choix moraux extrêmement tranchants qui auront une incidence relativement importante sur l'histoire. Bref, cette conclusion demeure satisfaisante pour les fans, bien qu'elle aurait pu être davantage soignée si l'on pointe du doigts quelques interférences qui manquent de perfectionnisme.
75 (Mar 07, 2012)
Unterhaltsam, actionreich, ernüchternd - das ist der konsequente Abschluss einer Saga, deren Qualität mit jedem Teil sank. BioWare gelingt es wieder einmal nicht, so zu begeistern wie in alten Zeiten. Es macht Laune, die Kräfte seines Teams zu bündeln und auf die Feinde loszulassen. [...] Man trifft alte Bekannte und fühlt sich auf der Normandy fast wie Zuhause. Für all das schätze ich diese Saga. Aber das ist der inhaltlich schwächste, weil eintönigste Teil eines futuristischen Abenteuers, das sich in die falsche Richtung entwickelt hat. Irgendwann geht einem das primitive Geballer einfach auf den Keks: Nicht weil es Geballer ist, sondern weil es zu eintönig ist und zu selten die situative Spannung erstklassiger Shooter wie Killzone oder Gears of War erreicht. Anstatt die Taktik der Kräfte weiter über Konter zu vertiefen oder mal die schrecklich dumme KI zu verbessern, setzt man auf brachialen Nahkampf und einen Koop-Multiplayer mit blöder Wellenaction!