The Mass Effect 2 review round-up of “I have to go and buy this game”

Tuesday, 26th January 2010 08:00 GMT By Johnny Cullen

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Congratulations, US kiddlewinks: Mass Effect 2 is now available on the West Coast.

East Coasters got it five hours ago.

For the rest of you, you’re wondering what it’s like, right? Hit the jump.

The reviews embargo for all online reviews just expired, so it’s go time for all the other reviews to get out after the region exclusives yesterday from IGN and NowGamer.

It currently has a meta-score of 97 for the 360 version, (thanks, Deathstar), which makes it the second highest rated Xbox 360 title ever next to Grand Theft Auto IV’s 98.

Full round-up is below.

If you have any links to add, add them below in comments.

While the Americans may get it now, us UK peeps must wait until Friday before we get our hands on it for 360 and PC.

But you can finally breathe again: your most antcipated game of 2010 is with you at last.



  1. DJ Deathstar

    Its got a 96 from Metacritic so far based off 8 reviews

    Grrrr i need this game but am currently playing through Fallout 3/Dragon Age!!! I’ll prob get it come fridays release and then have it there waiting lol!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. odessa

    TeamXbox review score: 10

    “From its mechanics to its writing to its presentation, Mass Effect 2 is the kind of game that justifies gushing clichés and superlatives. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Was it ever going to be anything other than a complete win? No. It was not.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Blerk

    10/10 from Eurogamer, btw.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Herlock

    Gametrailers > 9.7

    #5 5 years ago
  6. PlanetXbox360

    New review for addition to your list: – 10/10

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    Added a shitload of links and the GT video review.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. loki

    “I have to go and buy this game”, but i don’t because PC port and wait preowned copy for 30$ for my Xbox 360

    #8 5 years ago
  9. LeD

    Sucks to be a PS3 only owner. Which I’m not. So I can like, buy this game. And will. Just saying.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. M2Kx

    Seems like this is going to be more awesome than the first one. But I didn’t play the first so I don’t care :P
    Looking forward to the “final” metacritic score :)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Gekidami


    #11 5 years ago
  12. Pyrix

    Can’t wait, I pre-ordered it from Amazon when it was £30 but the estimated delivery date is 2nd – 4th Feb :( (Rather than UK release of 29th)

    #12 5 years ago
  13. RoarrrUK

    I wonder when Steam will start preloading?

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Sweet… now where the hell has the CE gone? :(

    #14 5 years ago
  15. dragct – 9.5 / 10

    #15 5 years ago
  16. The Hindle

    Meta rating of 97 so far will probally fall to 96 or a 95 though

    #16 5 years ago
  17. SniperWolf

    the superior PC version for me :-)

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Psychotext

    It’s funny, my PC would eat this alive… but for some reason I just enjoyed playing the first game more on the 360.

    Besides, that’s where my favourite Shepard is. :D

    #18 5 years ago
  19. The Hindle

    Has anyone recieved thier copy yet if you have bought it online?

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    @ 18 – Living room > bedroom.

    But I suppose the reverse would be true if you still lived at home with your parents.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Psychotext

    My PC is hooked up to my TV anyway.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. Gheritt White

    Do your parents not mind? ;)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. chieff 9.7/10

    #23 5 years ago
  24. Psychotext

    “Do your parents not mind?”

    I keep them in the basement.

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Michael O’Connor

    RPGSite: 95%

    #25 5 years ago
  26. modeps

    Evil Avatar: 5 out of 5

    #26 5 years ago
  27. Psychotext

    I really hope they find more copies of the collectors edition somewhere. :(

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Gheritt White

    @ 24: Along with your children/siblings, no doubt.

    #28 5 years ago
  29. OlderGamer


    “Sucks to be a PS3 only owner. Which I’m not. So I can like, buy this game. And will. Just saying.”

    Just like it would suck to be a xb360 only owner. Either waay you would be missing out on some very high quality games.

    #29 5 years ago
  30. Psychotext

    “Along with your children/siblings, no doubt.”

    Only other people’s children.

    #30 5 years ago
  31. Gheritt White


    #31 5 years ago
  32. tute

    PC Games (Germany): 88 %

    #32 5 years ago
  33. Retroid

    /Officially excited

    #33 5 years ago
  34. FalconGN

    A+ at GamingNexus –

    #34 5 years ago
  35. Blerk

    9/10 from Edge.

    #35 5 years ago
  36. reask

    If the EG review is anything to go by this game is really special.

    #36 5 years ago
  37. DarkElfa

    The Meta-Score is now 9.7

    #37 5 years ago
  38. revolting

    Gah. GAME screwed up my 360 collector’s edition pre-order, and of course now they’re completely sold out of them. I’d get it on PC, but I want to carry on with my ME1 save. Sad times. :(

    #38 5 years ago
  39. The Hindle

    The highest rated 360 exclusive congrats to Bioware

    #39 5 years ago
  40. The Hindle

    Gameinformer 9.75

    #40 5 years ago
  41. sleepless (Czech Republic) 10/10

    #41 5 years ago
  42. Harry

    Our PC review:

    Xbox 360 review will follow on Friday – code arrived late from EA.

    #42 5 years ago
  43. Psychotext

    Woohoo. The CE showed up on Game again, and I was able to get an order in. :D

    (It’s not a good price, but I don’t care… I was massively pissed off at the thought of missing it)

    #43 5 years ago
  44. Uncontested

    It sucks to be a PS3 owner? No it doesn’t. I play it on my PC, which is a far superior place for this game than the xbox360.

    Brb bragging the game isn’t on PS3… except for 10 bucks cheaper I get it on PC at x2 the quality and customization.

    However it does suck how much they dumbed certain aspects of the game down for the xbox360.

    #44 5 years ago

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