[edit] Background

The second chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy takes you to the darkest reaches of space, where you must uncover the mystery behind the disappearance of humans across many worlds. Prepare yourself for a suicide mission to save mankind. Travel the galaxy to assemble a team of soldiers and combat specialists, and launch an all-out assault on the heart of enemy territory.

[edit] Features

  • The second act of BioWare’s epic sci-fi trilogy continues the story of Commander Shepard and humanity’s first steps onto the galactic stage
  • Success – or failure – depends heavily on the crew you assemble and their loyalty to you and the mission
  • Stunning graphics and a refined dialog system will draw you into the story like never before
  • Numerous improvements to the intense, third-person shooter combat
  • Deep character customization options let you create your own vision of Commander Shepard

[edit] Hardware Info

PC MINIMUM System Requirements OS = Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
Processor = 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory = 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Hard Drive = 15 GB
DVD ROM = 1x Speed
Sound Card = DirectX 9.0c compatible
Direct X = DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)
Input = Keyboard / Mouse
Video Card = 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

PC RECOMMENDED System Requirements Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended
100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
DirectX August 2008
NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards. Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

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Original Mass Effect coming to PSN, too

Sep 26, 2012, by Troy Crumley | 10 comments
Mass Effect low-poly miniature characters are ridiculously adorable

Cuteness may result in temporary loss of sight/productivity

Feb 10, 2012, by Lydia Sung | 7 comments
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BioWare not too pleased with ME2 end mission

Nov 29, 2011, by Lydia Sung | 8 comments

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jan 18, 2011 (PS3)
    • Jan 26, 2010 (PC)
  • Japan:
    • Jan 13, 2011 (XBOX360)
    • Q1 2010 (PC)
  • Europe:
    • Jan 21, 2011 (PS3)
    • Jan 29, 2010 (PC)
  • Australia:
    • Jan 20, 2011 (PS3)
    • Jan 28, 2010 (PC)
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