BioWare developed a game; Mass Effect 2 which is a sequel to Mass Effect. Mass Effect 2 is a role-playing action game.
Electronic Arts published it. The game takes place in the 22nd century in the Milky Way galaxy when insectoid species decide to attack humanity.
The game came out on Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 in 2010, and PlayStation 3 in 2011.
Players will play the role of the protagonist, Commander Shepherd. Commander Shepherd brings diverse human soldiers together to go on a suicide mission to stop the attack.
For the combat, the players can have two members from their squad to accompany them on the battlefield. Since the game is a single-player, the members are controlled by artificial intelligence. The game has over the shoulder angle for the players.
Shields, armors, etc. protect both the protagonist and the enemies. Enemies protection and armors have their weaknesses, and the players have to make their move accordingly. The squad is also protected by a shield, upon its depletion a health shield is activated.
The shields are revived if they are not taking a hit.
Jack Wall composed music for both the games, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. He aimed for delivering a dark and mature sound to the game, and he succeeded.
The game comes with downloadable content and ranges from single-player to new and different sets of the mission.
Mass Effect 2 was a success. It received critical acclaim from video game publications. It was rated 96 out of 100 on Xbox 360.
It also received a lot of awards like Game of the Year, Best Game, Television Art Award. Its sequel Mass Effect 3 was released later in 2012.
Mass Effect 2 is still considered a great game, and it remains a great game over time.
All love the characters. It is claimed to be one of the best space role-playing games of the decade. The intro of the game is also fantastic.
It gives the player a very clear what will come their way and how they should be prepared for it.
The characters grow on the players, and they fill up the sci-fi world with a familiarity and a life of its own.