Mass Effect Guide
Mass Effect is an action role-playing game set in the distant future. The year is 2183 and mankind has attained the ability to travel at faster-than-light speeds (FTL). FTL travel has brought mankind into contact with a number of alien races from other systems. These races have already established a greater galactic community, and humanity must now find its place among them.
You are Commander Shepard of the Systems Alliance Military, and executive officer of the SSV Normandy. After a beacon built by an ancient race known as the 'Protheans' is discovered on the human colony of Eden Prime, Shepard and crew-accompanied by a turian Spectre named Nihlus-land on the planet; their mission being to recover the Prothean beacon. Unfortunately, the colony is under attack by the geth; a self-aware, synthetic race. The geths’ interest in the Prothean beacon is puzzling, as is the betrayal by a turian Spectre named Saren. Something strange is afoot, and humanity must do its part to defend the galaxy.
The galaxy is monstrously huge, but luckily this guide is here to help you find your way. You’ll find a complete walkthrough for the main storyline missions, as well as walkthroughs for each optional assignment that can be undertaken. There is also a listing of artifact and mineral locations, as well as an outline of the vast galaxy that you’ll explore during your adventure.
Note: This walkthrough was written based on the NORMAL combat difficulty level. The only difference between difficulty levels are your enemies’ stats, so they are tougher to take down and will deal more damage on higher difficulty. All strategies and instructions within still apply for playthroughs on higher difficulty levels, but enemy health estimations will be inaccurate.