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Mass Effect 2 The Stars – Trailer

Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The game was released for PC and Xbox 360 on January 26, 2010 and for PlayStation 3 on January 18, 2011.It is the second chapter in the Mass Effect trilogy of video games.

Gameplay in Mass Effect 2 is influenced by decisions from the original Mass Effect. Many aspects of the game have been changed and refined, including the removal of long elevator rides, the Mako and a complex inventory system. Conversations with the A.I. have been given a more cinematic touch and players are now able to use a context-sensitive interrupt system. In combat, players now have ammunition and regenerable health.

After the events of Mass Effect, the Normandy is attacked by an unknown starship and Commander Shepard is killed. Shepard’s body is recovered and he/she is brought back to life by Cerberus, a human supremacist organization led by the Illusive Man. Shepard eventually learns that the Reapers were responsible and working by proxy through an insect-like species called the Collectors, and that they are responsible for entire human colonies disappearing throughout the galaxy. Shepard must recruit and gain the loyalty of a diverse team in order to defeat the Collectors in a suicide mission.

A critical and commercial success, Mass Effect 2 shipped over two million copies worldwide in its first week of release, and has received universal critical acclaim.It is currently the third best reviewed game for Xbox 360 and the 14th best reviewed game overall according to GameRankings.The game holds over 70 perfect scores and has an average score of 96 for the Xbox 360 and 94 for the PC and PS3 on Metacritic.In July, 2011, IGN named Mass Effect 2 the best game of the modern console generation (2005 – present).

Awards

In 2010, Mass Effect 2 won numerous year-end awards, including Best Xbox 360 Game at the 2010 Spike Video Game Awards.AIAS,GameTrailers,and IGN each called it 2010’s best game overall. The game’s characters, soundtrack, story, voice acting, visuals and writing also won awards.

It also received the 2010 Bafta award for best video game and the 2010 Golden Josystick awards for best RPG and “Ultimate Game of the Year” which are voted for by the public

Since its release, Mass Effect 2 has garnered a small legacy. In 2011, IGN ranked the game number one in their “Top 100 Modern Video Games” article. It has been announced that the game will be placed in the Art of Video Games exhibit in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.As of July 10, 2011, the game has accumulated over 70 perfect review scores, making it the highest rated game in the 28-year history of EA Games.

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