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Mass Effect 2 - Greatest Xbox 360 game of all time?
Posted: 01/30/2010 06:24 by Jake_SIComments: 7
Metacritic has posted an awesome article on their website regarding Mass Effect 2, it takes a look at the overwhelmingly positive reviews Mass Effect 2 has received thus far.

With over 40 perfect scores from around the world, Mass Effect 2 is poised to be one of Xbox 360's greatest games of all time. Read Metacritic's article below.

http://features.metacritic.com/features/2010/mass-effect-2-inside-the-reviews

Having been playing ME2 for the last couple of days, I can say it is improved in almost every way, though there is a couple of things like the simplification of inventory which I thought was changed too much. Regardless though, it's a very solid game without any clear flaws in sight, and definately a big contender for Game of the Year 2010.

If your interested, you can also see the exact scores and reviews from each site/magazine on the page below.

http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/masseffect2

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By Revan (SI Elite) on 01/30/2010 17:10
Revan
I just hope it'll come to the PS3 yet. Because theres noway I'm going to waste my money on getting another 360.
By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on 01/30/2010 20:28
Jake_SI
Cant run it on your PC?
By Revan (SI Elite) on 01/31/2010 05:09
Revan
I might be able to, but I need to upgrade it first. I don`t have a graphics card. :(
Any idea what the specs are for Mass Effect 2?
By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on 01/31/2010 07:16
Jake_SI
PC MINIMUM System Requirements

OS = Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
Processor = 1.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent AMD CPU
Memory = 1 GB RAM for Windows XP / 2 GB RAM for Windows Vista and Windows 7
Hard Drive = 15 GB
DVD ROM = 1x Speed
Sound Card = DirectX 9.0c compatible
Direct X = DirectX 9.0c August 2008 (included)
Input = Keyboard / Mouse
Video Card = 256 MB (with Pixel Shader 3.0 support). Supported Chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or greater; ATI Radeon X1600 Pro or greater. Please note that NVIDIA GeForce 7300, 8100, 8200, 8300, 8400, and 9300; ATI Radeon HD3200, and HD4350 are below minimum system requirements. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.

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PC RECOMMENDED System Requirements

Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7
2.6+ GHz Cure 2 Duo Intel or equivalent AMD CPU
2 GB RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT, or better recommended
100% DirectX compatible sound card and drivers
DirectX August 2008
NOTES: For the best results, make sure you have the latest drivers for your video and audio cards. Laptop or mobile versions of the above supported video cards have not had extensive testing and may have driver or other performance issues. As such, they are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2. Intel and S3 video cards are not officially supported in Mass Effect 2.
By Revan (SI Elite) on 01/31/2010 17:32
Revan
2.50 GHz is all my AMD has, with 2GB of RAM, no sound card and no GPU. Looks like I might have to build a gaming PC after all if I don't want to miss out on Microsoft's future releases. Oh well, would be smarter than buying another 360 I guess.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on 01/31/2010 18:02
herodotus
Interesting how XP Service PAck 3 has now become necessary for so many games. I've done without it until December when I had to install it for GTA IV.
Lookiing good Jake, but I'm just not in a RPG frame of mind just yet. Just think of Mass Effect 3 with Natal, but it will always look better on PC (equipped with IRTrack 5 and 3 monitors).
On the scoring side, the game's done well...as expected. Oh well, end-of-the-year sale perhaps.
By WANTEDKILLER (SI Veteran Newbie) on 02/11/2010 20:51
WANTEDKILLER
If i had a Xbox 360 i would have tried out mass effect 2