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After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Admiral Shala'Raan vas Tonbay (voice)
Maggie Baird ... Samara (voice)
Adam Baldwin ... Kal'Reegar (voice)
Michael Beattie ... Mordin Solus / Aresh (voice)
Claudia Black ... Admiral Daro'Xen vas Moreh / Matriarch Aethyta / Rachni Envoy (voice)
Steve Blum ... Grunt / Wilson / Crewman Matthews / Shadow Broker - Lair of the Shadow Broker DLC (voice)
Keith David ... David Anderson (voice)
D.C. Douglas ... Legion / Crewman Hawthorne / Unit 431 / Vij / Feral Hunter / Fired Miner / Krogan Guard / Merc Radio Chatter / Nakmor Warrior (voice) (as DC Douglas)
Keythe Farley ... Thane Krios / Fortack / Guard / Mine Foreman (voice)
Seth Green ... Jeff 'Joker' Moreau (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Commander Shepard - Female / Blue Suns Dispatcher / Refinery Worker / Party Guest - Kasumi: Stolen Memory DLC (voice)
Tricia Helfer ... EDI (voice)
Michael Hogan ... Captain Bailey (voice)
Brandon Keener ... Garrus Vakarian (voice)
Adam Lazarre-White ... Jacob Taylor / Additional Voices (voice)
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Storyline

Following the conclusion of the first Mass Effect, Shepard and his ship, the Normandy, are dispatched to wipe out any further geth resistance. During the patrol in space, the Normandy is attacked by an unknown ship. Most of the crew escapes the Normandy, but Shepard is killed. Fortunately, Shepard's body is retrieved and is revived by Cerberus, a pro-human organization that is at odds with the Alliance, whom Shepard was a part of. Two years later, Shepard learns from the Illusive Man, the leader of Cerberus, that numerous human colonies are vanishing, but the latter does not know why. After Shepard visits a colony that was recently attacked by these unknown belligerents, he learns that the belligerents are in fact Collectors, the same species that was behind the downing of the Normandy. Attacking the Collectors home world would be suicide. In response to this growing threat posed by the Collectors, Shepard creates a team made up of former squad members from the first Mass Effect was ... Written by Sam

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Release Date:

26 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

In the games' Overlord DLC, an announcement is made from an AI in one of the stations: "To all Cerberus personnel, in an effort to reduce workplace stress, music bas been approved for station-wide broadcast." When one listens closely, the elevator music from the first game plays in a more ominous tone, giving a more unsettling feeling. See more »

Goofs

In the codex entry of the Mass Relay the still image of the relay has a "LOADING" watermark in the lower left hand corner of the codex's image, even though nothing is loading when reading this entry which means the image is a direct screen shot grab from the first game. See more »

Quotes

Commander Shepard: How are you holding up?
Grunt: You're soft, Shepard. My fingers's length in your back and i can sever your spine. You're just like the Salarians and Asari, all soft. Turians and Quarians, they're tougher. It takes more to get through a Turian, but there really isn't much point.
Grunt: [Chuckles, and with quotation finger gestures] "Much point." Ah, never mind.
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Mass Effect 2: An Experience to Remember.

Mass Effect has become one of the most iconic franchises in the growing field of gaming, and it's easy to see why: it feels like a franchise that's always been there and it has a self-constructed history that we buy, just like the worlds of Star Wars, Star Trek and Doctor Who. However, Mass Effect 2 is debate-ably more ambitious than those franchises combined. And dare I say it: Mass Effect leaves the Halo franchise for dead (but that's just my opinion).

This game is one of the most phenomenal experiences I've ever seen play out before my eyes, and I'm happily replaying it now. The whole series is immersive, deep in character development and freedom of player-choice: I can't fault this game if I tried. It's gorgeous, fun, exciting, and it's got an engrossing story that can take you on so many side-quests that are necessary to your choices as the player.

The characters are three-dimensional, graphically and figuratively speaking, and they don't bore you; they compliment the world of Mass Effect even more with their presence. No character is a carbon copy of the other; they're all their own persons, something that a lot of developers wish they could say; but most cannot.

Mass Effect 2 is a masterpiece of the video game medium and I think it's even suitable for non-gamers who want to try something new in the world of sci-fi.


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