Mass Effect 2


Key events

18th January 2011

Face-Off: Mass Effect 2

21st June 2010

Mass Effect 2: Overlord

26th January 2010

Mass Effect 2

21st January 2010

Mass Effect 2 launch trailer

16th December 2009

Mass Effect 2 - Blur trailer

23rd November 2009

Mass Effect 2 - Trailer

FeatureSyd Mead's artistic legacy lives on through video games

From Aliens to Cyberpunk via the Mass Effect arc.

FeatureFive of the Best: Hubs

Addicted to base.

BioWare reflects on a decade of Mass Effect

Tapestry tool to archive your choices now live.

EA: "I see no reason why we shouldn't come back to Mass Effect"

Soderlund offers hope alongside confirmation series is shelved.

BioWare veteran and Anthem lead designer Corey Gaspur passes away

"Corey was a talented designer and an even better person."

FeatureMass Effect's best mission

Curing the genophage.

FeatureMass Effect: the story so far

Get up to speed for the trip to Andromeda.

Mass Effect is getting four spin-off novels bridging the gap to Andromeda

N. K. Jemisin is penning the first, due this August.

Origin Access adds Mass Effect Trilogy

Plus Trine 1 & 2 and Peggle.

EA lambasts Donald Trump for using Mass Effect audio in campaign ad

UPDATE: Video removed due to copyright violation.

Decorated writer Drew Karpyshyn returns to BioWare

Lead writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 and KOTOR.

Microsoft announces native Xbox One-360 back compatibility

UPDATE: Saves transfer via cloud. Small Preview list of games shared.

BioWare turns 20 today

BioWare have the years gone?

See inside BioWare Edmonton with Google Maps

I spy with my little eye...

BioWare boss polls fans on potential Mass Effect Trilogy re-make

"Organic implementation" with all DLC "definitely what I have in mind."

Mass Effect and KOTOR project director Casey Hudson leaves BioWare

"BioWare is as magical a place today as it was when I started."

New Doctor Who character sure looks like Garrus from Mass Effect

Looks like the BBC has been doing calibrations.

Epoch: Returns - a game inspired by Mass Effect 1's planetary exploration

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign has been cancelled.

BioWare "discussed" Mass Effect PS4/Xbox One remasters

"If we can put solid plans together we'll share."

Should BioWare give up romances?

Dragon Age writer David Gaider mulls the answer.

BioWare artist reveals cut Mass Effect ideas

See how Tali's face originally looked.

EA makes some Online Pass content free on Xbox Marketplace

UPDATE: EA confirms it's eliminating Online Pass from all its existing titles.

More romance in BioWare games or less? Writer discusses

"...wish fulfllment on a level that reduced the characters into romantic playthings, sex dolls."

BioWare's "increasingly toxic" forum repels Dragon Age writer David Gaider

"Perhaps there is something to be said about whether the games BioWare makes still satisfy our core fans."

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 PC disc 2 is, for some, Mass Effect 2

UPDATE 2: Treyarch dev tells gamers to contact Activision customer service.

Mass Effect Trilogy includes DLC, amount depends on platform

PC gets more than Xbox 360. PS3 release date now "TBA".

Mass Effect Trilogy Edition announced for PC, PS3, Xbox 360

Original Mass Effect to finally launch on PS3, five years later.

The writer who left BioWare: Eurogamer interviews Drew Karpyshyn

On poor fiction, text versus graphics, KOTOR, the Mass Effect 3 ending and Children of Fire.

2K Games boss says photorealism aids diversity, Notch disagrees

Can games do nuanced emotion like Brokeback Mountain yet?

FeatureMs. Effect: The Rise of FemShep

Profiling sci-fi's greatest accidental heroine.

FeatureMass Effect: The Stories So Far

Reap the spoilers: a review of the wider universe of books, comics and add-ons...

KOTOR, Mass Effect lead writer Drew Karpyshyn leaves BioWare

Not because of Mass Effect: Deception.

BioWare responds to Mass Effect: Deception outcry

Changes coming to correct "errors and oversights".

Origin sale offers Mass Effect 1 and Dead Space 1 for 3

Sequels not much more expensive either.

Updated Mass Effect Liara statue has smaller breasts

BioWare listens to fan feedback on bishoujo figurine.

Mass Effect 3 features cancelled ME2 Citadel quest

Plus, lead writer discusses writing around ME2's ending.

FeatureSaturday Soapbox: Failure is Not an Option

The consequences of not having enough consequences.

BioWare wants Liara statue feedback

Busty figurine proving divisive.

BioWare: 18% play Mass Effect FemShep

"Aren't enough female heroes in games."

Mass Effect 3 box has lady Shepard

'FemShep' a cover girl at last.

Mass Effect 2: Genesis hits Xbox 360

Previously PS3-exclusive comic expands.

Mass Effect anime film for summer 2012

Will fans of Shepard flock to see it?

New Mass Effect novel announced

Deception due out later this year.

Buy Dragon Age II, get ME2 free

BioWare says thanks for 1 million sales.

VideoMass Effect 2 Arrival DLC trailer

Final add-on available today.

Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC date outed?

Plus, BioWare shows new screens.

Gaming BAFTA winners revealed

Mass Effect 2 takes top honours.

Mass Effect 2: Arrival DLC screenshot

First look at the game-bridging expansion.

EA happy with Mass Effect 2 PS3 sales

Did "very well" with digital experiment.

Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC spotted again

Inside the Dragon Age 2 box.

Mass Effect 2 Arrival DLC outed

How the Reapers found Earth?

Mass Effect 2 is AIAS game of the year

But game Oscars dominated by Red Dead.

BAFTA GAME Award shortlist revealed

Vote for your top title of 2010.

Clint Mansell making Mass Effect 3 music

BioWare hires Aronofsky's favourite.

Mass Effect 2 PS3 save bug patched

BioWare delivering "ASAP" to Sony.

BioWare on PS3 Mass Effect 2 save bug

"Working to understand what is occurring."

UK charts: LittleBigPlanet 2 number one

PS3 Mass Effect 2 helps RPG into seventh.

PlayStation Store update 19th January

Costume Quest! Mass Effect 2! Minis!

Digital FoundryFace-Off: Mass Effect 2

Hi, I'm Commander Shepard and this is my favourite platform on the Citadel.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2: PS3/360 Engine Performance

The same scenes tested on both platforms...

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2: PS3/360 Gameplay Performance

Frame-rate tests from in-game action.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2: PS3 Install Time-Lapse

Another lengthy wait analysed by Digital Foundry.

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2: PS3/Xbox 360 Face-Off

Only minor differences between the two games...

Out This Week

LittleBigPlanet 2! Mass Effect 2! Mindjack!

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2 PS3: demo vs. review code

Performance analysis of the demo and the final game.

PS3 Mass Effect 2 demo code is old

Final game "noticeably better" - BioWare.

Digital FoundryMass Effect's Interactive Comic walkthrough

Choose your own adventure video by video.

VideoMass Effect 2 ready to launch on PS3

With over 6 hours of bonus content.

PS3 Mass Effect 2 "not a simple port"

Plus, PSN digital release confirmed.

BioWare reveals Mass Effect backstory

Check out first five pages of new comic.

PS3 Mass Effect 2 gets free launch DLC

No charge for new weaponry, armour.

New Mass Effect 2 DLC announced

Plus: Cerberus Daily News to stop.

FeatureEurogamer's Game of the Year 2010

Do you ever miss those talks we had on the elevators?

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2 demo: PS3 vs. Xbox 360

Is the PS3 game really the "definitive" edition?

Three massive PSN demos today

Dead Space 2! LBP2! Mass Effect 2!

Digital FoundryMass Effect 2 demo: Xbox 360 vs. PS3 Face-Off

Comparison video of BioWare's epic space opera.

Mass Effect's Citadel "like Manhattan"

Ripe for thousands of stories, says BioWare.

BioWare Docs videogame Hall of Famers

Join Miyamoto, Suzuki, Molyneux, Carmack.

PS3 Mass Effect 2 uses ME3 engine

"This really is the true, best version."

PS3 Mass Effect 2 demo announced

Download it next week.

PlayStation 3 Mass Effect 2 release date

Suicide mission begins (restarts) next month.

BioWare: "Too many games today"

Says we gamers can't "keep up".

New Mass Effect 2 DLC fixed

No longer Shadow of the Lairbroken.

Mass Effect 2 Shadow Broker DLC dated

Liara T'Soni joins the party.

Mass Effect 2 confirmed for PS3

Coming January 2011.

New Mass Effect 2 DLC stars Liara

In Lair of the Shadow Broker.

BioWare's Zeschuk defends paid DLC

"We're not gouging anyone," he insists.

FeatureBioWare's Dr. Greg Zeschuk

On Dragon Age 2, Star Wars and DS MMOs.

Mass Effect 2 DLC released

New sniper rifle and armour.

FeatureBioWare's Greg Zeschuk

Doctor in the house.

VideoMass Effect 2 - The story so far

New DLC and a new demo for EA's space epic.

Mass Effect 2 Overlord DLC dated

Duke: Manhattan Project for XBLA too.

Project Ten Dollar "improves experience"

EA UK boss denies it's about second-hand.

EA hints at Mass Effect multiplayer

Job posting reveals series' ambitions.

EA sells off Mass Effect movie rights

Doctors Ray and Greg to exec produce.

Mining won't be ditched for Mass Effect 3

"Functionally it serves a purpose."

Mass Effect 2 patched on 360

Mineral scanning "optimised"!

VideoMass Effect 2 at EA's London showcase

Geth AI runs riot in the new DLC pack.

ME2 Overlord DLC priced, dated

Uses Hammerhead, is horror inspired.

Mass Effect 2

Shots from the latest DLC.

EA: Project $10 "a positive experience"

Riccitiello not opposing pre-owned sales.

Mass Effect 2 Equaliser Pack live

Shepard herds new armour in.

BioWare DLC codes do not expire

Bonus DAO, ME2 content is timeless.

Mass Effect 2 DLC Roundup

Firewalker Pack and Kasumi - Stolen Memory.

Mass Effect 2 DLC now live after delay

Kasumi's Stolen Memory held up.

BioWare bosses apologise for Bazaar

Promise future events for "excluded" fans.

BioWare countdown reveals competition

North American gamers bid on loot.

Mass Effect 2's Stolen Memory DLC

Meet Kasumi Goto, who costs 560 MSP.

New ME2 costumes tomorrow

For Jack, Thane and Garrus.

Mass Effect 2 Hammerhead next week

Firewalker DLC out on Tuesday.

BioWare: EA helped us "see everything"

Didn't understand DLC when independent.

More Mass Effect 2 DLC announced

Kasumi's Stolen Memory in April.

BioWare "think of games as franchises"

Sequels are fun to make, says Muzyka.

Mass Effect 2 Hammerhead in late March

Firewalker pack introduces vehicle.

Mass Effect 2

Featuring the Hammerhead.

NPD: ME2 helps 360 overcome PS3

But Nintendo is still ruler of all.

EA: more Mass Effect for early 2011

Plus: New ME2 DLC released today.

UK charts: Mass Effect 2 holds on to top

Plus: Dante's Infourno, Star Trek in at 11.

Shepard is heterosexual "by choice"

Muzyka explains lack of gay relationships.

BioWare unable to address ME2 text issue

Will bear SDTV users in mind next week.

More free Mass Effect 2 DLC very soon

Couple of weeks away, says BioWare.

BioWare: PS3 refs in ME2 code erroneous

UE3's fault, not proof of another SKU.

Mass Effect 2 DLC Roundup

Spoiler-free views on The Price of Revenge and the other one.

UK chart: Mass Effect 2 takes lead

MAG features, Tatsunoko bombs.

Ray Muzyka: BioWare's Illusive Man

On E3 reveals, new games, Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 2 DLC is out now and free

Shepards are delighted. (Slight spoilers.)

Mass Effect 2

Of things to come.

VideoMass Effect 2 launch trailer

It's nearly here it's nearly here.

More Mass Effect games after third one

Zeschuk: universe too "valuable" to ditch.

BioWare outlines Mass Effect 2 DLC plans

Hammerhead hover tank! New character!

Mass Effect 2 DLC details this week

BioWare won't charge for launch content.

Mass Effect 2 has "intense" DLC schedule

Plus: work has begun on Mass Effect 3.

Mass Effect 2 does have New Game+

Or you can just go back in after the end.

Mass Effect 3 to finish story arc?

Plus: romances reflected in ME2.

How ME2 will work without ME1 save

"What can you remember?" asks Muzyka.

ESRB outs Mass Effect 2 mature content

Colourful summary of sex, drugs and so on.

VideoMass Effect 2 - Blur trailer

President Barlett sizes Shepard up.

VideoMass Effect 2 - Sentinel

Biotic and tech lovers unite.

BioWare details Mass Effect 2 voice cast

Barlett! Worf! Tigh! Trin! Jayne!

VideoMass Effect 2's Engineer

Drinks tea well, excels at long lunch breaks.

Mass Effect 2 elevator change explained

"A lot of complaints." Load screens it is!

Mass Effect 2 comes on two discs

"You cannot fit this much awesome on one".

VideoMass Effect 2 - Samara

She's a pro biotic.

Mass Effect 2 video shows off Adept class

Plus: Quarian team-member Tali returns.

Mass Effect 2

Tali returns, as does the Adept class.

Mass Effect 2 will use Dragon Age DRM

Plus: PC system requirements revealed.

BioWare defends story structure

"Nothing wrong with it," says Weekes.

Mass Effect 2

Collectors' edition.

Mass Effect 2 Collector's Ed detailed

DVD! Art! In-game treats! Tin!

Significant DLC plans for Mass Effect 2?

Retail quiz points to extensive support.

Mass Effect 2 dated

BioWare targeting end of January.

VideoMass Effect 2 - Subject Zero

Not one to take home to momma.

Split/Second coming to the Expo

Mass Effect 2 and Army of Two 2 too.

Mass Effect 2 "such a better experience"

BioWare relishing first sequel in 9 years.

Mass Effect 2

Squad core.

Mass Effect 2 on PC/360 simultaneously

No space in between this time.

Mass Effect 2

Drell assassin Thane joins the crew.

BioWare explains Mass Effect save usage

Tiny details in first game to make an impact.

FeatureBioWare's Dr Greg Zeschuk

At length on making Dragon Age, the toolset, and the merger with Mythic.

BioWare "interested" in modern setting

"It's rich with possibility."

No same-character replay for ME2

And Insanity will be harder, say devs.

FeatureE3: Mass Effect 2

Shepard's delight.

E3: Mass Effect 2

Not so sheepish now.

ME2 characters and new details revealed

Shepard "much bigger and more powerful".

ME2 will "really beat up the hero"

BioWare offers more on "dark act".

Mass Effect iPhone is a side-story

Plus: Shepard likely for Mass Effect 2.

BioWare making Mass Effect for iPhone

Graphic novel-style prequel to ME2.

Multiplayer not ruled out for Mass Effect 2

Could a co-op mode be in the works?

BioWare shows Mass Effect 2

Reveals first real plot elements.

Mass Effect 2 officially announced

PC and 360, early 2010, not much more.

Mass Effect 2 teased in trailer

Shephard killed in action?

Mass Effect to get arena DLC next

Plus: sequel will be "much darker".

Dead Space heading to Wii this year

Mass Effect II, Bad Company by April 2010.