Mass Effect 3 features a terribad ending option

Thursday, 25th August 2011 04:01 GMT By Brenna Hillier

We’ve suspected for some time that Commander Shepard could die in Mass Effect 3, but did you know everyone else can, too? Some Mass Effect 1 and 2 spoilers ahead.

Speaking to BioWare community manager Mike Gamble at gamescom, NowGamer asked if it were possible for Shepard to fail to stop the Reapers, a race of sentient machines, from destroying all biological life throughout the universe.

Gamble said “Yes”. Twice.

BioWare has indicated that Shepard’s success against the Reapers will vary depending on how united the disparate species are – clearly there’s room for epic failure.

In Mass Effect 2, it was possible for Commander Shepard to succeed against the Collectors but die in the process, leaving players to try again or start a fresh save in the third title.

Mass Effect 3 is due in March on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Thanks, Gamefront.



  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    Nice. It’d be kinda cool if he could die at the beginning leaving the rest of the crew toi try and muddle through without him somehow. In theory at least. :^)

    #1 3 years ago
  2. daytripper

    cant wait for this, i do hope they leave another entry in the mass effect universe till next generation though, the art style the series has would look so much better.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DSB

    As opposed to Mass Effect 2, which only had a completely ridiculous ending.

    I guess we’re making strides!

    #3 3 years ago

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