Mass Effect Legendary Edition for PlayStation 4
PS4

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

May 14, 2021 NEW
9.16
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Excellent
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About this game

Developer: BioWare
Content Rating: Mature

Summary

One person is all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat it’s ever faced. Relive the legend of Commander Shepard in the highly acclaimed Mass Effect trilogy with the Mass Effect™ Legendary Edition. Includes single-player base content and DLC from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3, plus promo weapons, armors, and packs - all remastered and optimized for 4k Ultra HD. More details coming soon.

Gamer Reviews

4251 Reviews
9.76
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May 26, 2021

I'm currently still playing Mass Effect 1. Will update the review as I go.

I've never played this trilogy before but I've played Mass Effect Andromeda. Obviously my first impression of this game is that it's basically the same game with different story and characters.

I really enjoy the RPG side and the relationship you develop between Shepard and his crew. I haven't played far enough to choose which one I'm having a romantic relationship yet though.

I would give a higher point if they tweak some gameplay mechanics that I don't enjoy. We already have to see the load screen so many times as we jump from planet to planet so why do they like to waste our time with some stupid terrain while we explore some of these places. It's just not fun stumbling into valleys and crevices. I don't mind the repetitive combat location and hacking mechanics but please at least don't waste my time just to get there.

I like doing all the side quests. I tend to do more side quests before proceeding to the main missions. I'm just a hoarder so I like finding new weapons and leveling up the characters before the harder missions. Overall I love the game and if ME2 and ME3 are even slightly better, I will have many more hours ahead of me to finish this trilogy.

(Update) Just finished ME1 and it was pretty good. To add on my first impression, the strongest point of this game is the story. I didn't feel as if there's much different on which weapons do you choose to play because they're all the same. Even though there are many types and level, there's not much difference in terms of gameplay and impact on your journey.

The enemies are not that great either. There's not much varieties and they can be taken down easily with whatever methods you prefer. Sometimes they also just run straight into your face. Hopefully it will get better in ME2 and 3.

I would rate 7.5/10 just for ME1 on its own.

The legendary edition is a must buy for returning players and newcomers alike.

May 19, 2021

Bioware has come through for fans with this Legendary Edition of the best video game trilogy of all time. They greatly improved #1, and #2 & #3 never looked better. It’s great to have all of the DLC included. It was a great experience playing all of them back-to-back, did it in 6 days. I didn’t realize how much I missed these games. This is a great collection- that includes ME2- my 2nd highest rated game of all time!

Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

This is the first time I’ve played the full game of ME1 in 2021- but I’ve played #2 & 3 many times in the past. I liked #1 quite a bit, although it’s a bit short. There’s only a few main missions. It definitely adds to the Mass Effect story. There’s a bit too much time in the Mako, and too many elevators. The gameplay is much improved to be close to #2 & #3. The graphics are better- except human’s faces in cutscenes. Overall I liked it pretty well- it was better than I thought. I will play it again the next time I want to experience the Mass Effect world.

Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition

Simply put- ME2 is one of the best games of all time! In my top 5. Shepard is at her best in this one. It’s great building your crew and going on loyalty missions for them. There’s such a wide variety of missions- never gets boring. It’s a great action rpg. There are great boss fights- but the worst enemies for me are those darn husks! It builds up to a great ending mission- although it stinks losing some of your crew. The 4k graphics look great- especially in several face models like Thane. It builds well off of ME1 and leads well to ME3. It’s the best in the series by far- but you should play all 3 games to truly experience the ME world. I’ve played this many, many times- and I highly recommend!

Mass Effect 3 Legendary Edition

ME3 ends the trilogy on a good note. Although I like ME2 better, there’s a lot going for #3. It has more action than the other two games. It also has many improvements- such as graphics, gameplay, and little elements like being able to use the omnitool to bypass doors, jumping across gaps, etc. Bioware was at its height of game making with this one. I must say the characters in #2 were much better except for Liara. Most people don’t like the ending, but I don’t mind it- especially with the extended cut. This rounds out the Legendary Edition well- and it’s a must to play all three games. 

Aggregate Gamer Reviews

Critic Reviews

25 Reviews
8.56
Nathan LeeMay 31, 2021
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is sure to bring in both new and returning fans with its slick presentation and positive word-of-mouth about the series over the years since the original game's release. I enjoyed playing through the series again on more recent hardware, and not needing to hook up my Xbox 360 again. While the games haven't changed much from their initial releases, which can sometimes make the games feel dated, this is still an amazing collection of games to experience.
Richard WalkerMay 17, 2021
If you've never played a Mass Effect game before, you can consider purchasing the Legendary Edition an absolute no-brainer. If you fancy revisiting BioWare's seminal sci-fi saga (and frankly, why wouldn't you?), then, equally, Mass Effect Legendary Edition is essential. Bottom line: you need this.
Chris "Atom" DeAngelusMay 31, 2021
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is absolutely fantastic. The amount of effort put into Mass Effect 1 alone is more than I've seen from a lot of other remasters, and overall, it's an absurd amount of content for one bundle. The games have aged well enough that they're still a ton of fun to play both for newcomers and returning veterans alike.