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 ...
They Don't Expect You To Survive
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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
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
How are you holding up?
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.
[Chuckles, and with quotation finger gestures
"Much point." Ah, never mind.
References Dirty Harry