Metacritic has begun removing suspiciously negative Mass Effect 3 user reviews.
Within minutes of the action RPG’s US release, large numbers of negative Metacritic user reviews began rolling in – many rating the game at the lowest possible score and leaving derisive, inflammatory comments.
Many of the accounts had been registered specifically to leave Mass Effect 3 reviews, leading many to suspect the work of trolls.
A number of other user reviews from established members give positive or balanced results, and the critical reception has been notably positive.
Mass Effect 3 is out now in the US, and arrives in Australia on march 8 and Europe on March 9, for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.