FAQs or Frequently Asked Questions for Mass Effect 3 gives answers to the most common queries for the game. Players can find details on the game's PC specs, its performance, as well as useful links to in-depth information for each Location, NPCs, Bosses, and many more.

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Mass Effect 3 FAQ

When is the release date of Mass Effect 3?

Mass Effect 3 was originally released on March 6th, 2012 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. A Wii U version of the game, was released later that year, on November 2012.
Alongside its prequels, Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3 will be released on May 14, 2021. The compilation of the three games is called Mass Effect Legendary Edition. It will be available for Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.


What is Mass Effect 3 about?

Mass Effect 3 revolves around Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier and his journey to stop the Reapers, a highly advanced machine race of synthetic-organic starships, from eradicating all sentient life from the galaxy. It is a direct sequel to Mass Effect 2.


Can I import my Mass Effect 2 save?

Yes! It is highly advised to import your save if possible. You can reap the benefits of your long journey through Mass Effect 2 by importing your save. You can learn more about this by checking the Mass Effect 2 Transfer File page.


What Genre is Mass Effect 3?

Mass Effect 3 is an action role-playing game developed by Bioware. Making it an exciting blend of conversation and decision-making through its complex and rich story, while also retaining a fast pace and a frantic cover-based shooter mechanic.


Is there Character Customization in Mass Effect 3?

You can customize and create YOUR OWN Commander Shepard. Making every choice regarding him or her! You can choose the Commander's sex, and navigate through many sliders to make your character look as cool as possible. Besides Commander Shepard's looks, you are also able to choose one of the six available Classes for the Commander. This determines which Powers will be at your disposal. You are only limited in the Race department, Commander Shepard is a Human, for better or worse.

Do I have to play the previous games in order to get into Mass Effect 3?

Although recommended, you don't have to play the prequels in order to enjoy Mass Effect 3. Many in-game events, specially at the beginning, are created in order to let the player catch-up about what's going on in the Mass Effect universe. Keep in mind, that although it is not mandatory to play the prequels, it enriches the experience and allows you to experience it to its fullest.


Can I select the character I play as?

That's not possible, you play the whole game as Commander Shepard, as is the case in the prequels. You can, however, select two Companions to be part of your squad. 


What is the best class in Mass Effect 3?

There's no specific "Best class" per se in the game. Each one of the six Classes focuses on a different approach of the game. It ultimately depends on your style of play and what adjusts best to your strengths and weaknesses. 


What are the PC minimum requirements to play Mass Effect 3?

  • Internet Connection: Required
  • OS: / Vista
  • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Intel or 2.0+ GHz AMD
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP)/2 GB Ram (Vista)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6 series (6800 GT or better), ATI X1300 XT or better (X1550, X1600 Pro and HD2400 are below minimum system requirements)
  • Hard Drive Space: 14 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers


What are the PC recommended requirements to play Mass Effect 3?

  • Internet Connection: Required
  • OS: / Vista
  • Processor: 2.6+ GHz Intel or 2.4+ GHz AMD
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Video Card: ATI X1800 XL series or higher, NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX or higher
  • Hard Drive Space: 14 GB
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card and drivers

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