The Galaxy (includes maps)

Mass Effect Walkthrough and Guide

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The Galaxy

Galaxy Map

Note -- Not all of the clusters and systems in the galaxy are available from the get-go; a good number of them must be unlocked. Scroll down to the 'Unlockable Systems' section below for a complete list.

Argos Rho
- Hydra System
- Phoenix System

Armstrong Nebula
- Gagarin System
- Grissom System
- Hong System
- Tereshkova System
- Vamshi System

Artemis Tau
- Knossos System
- Macedon System
- Sparta System

Attican Beta
- Hercules System
- Theseus System

Exodus
- Utopia System

Gemini Sigma
- Han System
- Ming System

Hades Gamma
- Antaeus System
- Cacus System
- Dis System
- Farinata System
- Plutus System

Hawking Eta
- Century System

Horse Head Nebula
- Fortuna System
- Pax System
- Strenuus System

Kepler Verge
- Herschel System
- Newton System

Local
- Sol System

Maroon Sea
- Caspian System
- Matano System
- Vostock System

Pangaea Expanse
- Refuge System

Sentry Omega
- Hoc System

Styx Theta
- Acheron System
- Erebus System

Voyager
- Amazon System
- Columbia System
- Yangtze System

Unlockable Clusters and Systems

Grissom system of the Armstrong Nebula cluster:
Unlocked during the 'UNC: Geth Incursions' assignment.

Han system of the Gemini Sigma cluster:
Trigger the 'UNC: Hostile Takeover' assignment.

Cacus system of the Hades Gamma cluster:
Unlocked once Shepard’s Paragon or Renegade meter is 80% full (4 bars).

Dis system of the Hades Gamma cluster:
Trigger the 'UNC: Hostile Takeover' assignment.

Plutus system of the Hades Gamma cluster:
Unlocked once Shepard’s Paragon or Renegade meter is 80% full (4 bars).

Fortuna system of the Horse Head Nebula cluster:
Unlocked during the 'UNC: Hostile Takeover' assignment.

Herschel system of the Kepler Verge:
Trigger the 'Garrus: Find Dr. Saleon' assignment.

Sol system of the Local cluster:
Reach character level 20.

Maroon Sea cluster and its systems:
Complete the storyline mission on Feros.

Pagnea Expanse cluster and Refuge system:
Complete the storyline missions on Therum, Feros, Noveria, and Virmire.

Sentry Omega system and Hoc system:
Complete storyline missions on Therum, Noveria and Feros.

Styx Theta cluster and its systems:
Complete the storyline mission on Noveria.

Columbia system of the Voyager cluster:
Complete the 'UNC: Cerberus' assignment.

Yangtze system of the Voyager cluster:
Trigger the 'UNC: Cerberus' assignment.

Argos Rho Cluster

Hydra System

Metgos


Assignment:
Unusual Readings/UNC: Distress Call

Minerals:
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Turian Corpse -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Canrum -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Syba -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

Inactive Planets
Theyar
Varmalus


Phoenix System

Tuntau


Assignment:
Wrex: Family Armor

Minerals:
Lithium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Patashi -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Verbinok -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
*Scan inner asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Sylsalto


Gorgon System

Unidentified Space Facility

Assignment:
UNC: Depot Sigma-23

Inactive Planets
Camaron
Sharblu
Slekon
Vectra
Wuo


Armstrong Nebula Cluster

Gagarin System

Rayingri


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 locations)

Minerals:
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Polonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Titanium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Crashed Escape Pod -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Antirumgon -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Junthor -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Inactive Planets
Pressha
Sogelrus


Grissom System

Solcrum


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 Locations)

Minerals:
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)


Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Benda -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Zaherux -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Rocky Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
*Scan outer asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Notanban


Hong System

Casbin


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 Locations)

Minerals:
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Samarium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Beacon -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)
Surveyable Planets
Matar -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Treagir -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Pomal
Theshaca


Tereshkova System

Antibaar


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 locations)

Minerals:
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Lithium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Prothean Ruin -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)

Surveyable Planets
Thegeuse -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Patamalrus -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Mawinor
Solmarion
Hunsalra


Vamshi System

Maji


Assignment:
Geth Activities/UNC: Geth Incursions (1/5 locations)

Minerals:
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Pregel -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Inactive Planets
Almos


Artemis Tau Cluster

Knossos System

Therum

Mission: Find Liara T'Soni
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Surveyable Planets
Archanes -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan inner asteroid belt.

Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
*Scan outer asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Zakros
Phaistos
Armeni


Macedon System

Sharjila


Assignment:
UNC: Asari Diplomacy

Minerals:
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Fargeluse -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Porolan -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Patavig


Sparta System

Edolus


Assignment:
UNC: Missing Marines

Minerals:
Lithium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Polonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)

Surveyable Planets
Ontamalca -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Alsages -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Asteroid Cluster -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
*Scan inner asteroid belt

Inactive Planets
Temanre
Altaaya


Attican Beta Cluster

Hercules System

Eletania


Assignment:
UNC: Lost Module

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Surveyable Planets
Syided -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Zatorus -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Xanthorron


Theseus System

Feros

Mission: Feros: Geth Attack
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Surveyable Planets
Sharring -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Quana -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Sytau
Logan


Exodus Cluster

Utopia System

Eden Prime

Mission: Prologue
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Inactive Planets
Arcadia
Zion
Xanadu
Nirvana


Gemini Sigma Cluster

Han System

Mavigon


Assignment:
UNC: Hostile Takeover (1/2 locations)

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Cobalt Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)

Surveyable Planets
Paravin -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Patatanlis -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Farcrothu
Huningto


Ming System

MSV Worthington

Assignment:
UNC: Lost Freighter

Surveyable Planets
Altanorch -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Parag -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Inactive Planets
Antiroprus


Hades Gamma Cluster

Antaeus System

Trebin


Assignment:
UNC: Missing Survey Team

Minerals:
Plutonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Edmos -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Ploba -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Vemal -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Ageko
Hunidor


Cacus System

Chohe


Assignment:
UNC: Besieged Base
Minerals:
Plutonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Mercury Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Locked Crate/Technician Kit/Secure Wall Safe -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing x3)

Surveyable Planets
Faringor -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Zayarter -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Treyarmus
Xamarri


Dis System

Klensal


Assignment:
UNC: Hostile Takeover (1/2 locations)

Minerals:
Platinum Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Nearrum -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Raysha -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
*Scan the asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Jartar
Gremar


Farinata System

MSV Ontario

Assignment:
UNC: Hostage

Surveyable Planets
Juntauma -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Nepneu -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Rocky Asteroid: --Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
*Scan the inner asteroid belt

Inactive Planets
Tunshagon


Plutus System

Nonuel


Assignment:
UNC: The Negotiation

Minerals:
Titanium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Samarium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Crate -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)
Anomaly -- Mercenary Corpse -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Clocrolis -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Mingito -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Maidla
Veyaria


Hawking Eta Cluster

Century System

Presrop


Assignment:
Strange Transmission /UNC: Major Kyle
*Biotic Compound

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Tharopto -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Canctra -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Tamahera


Horse Head Nebula Cluster

Fortuna System

Amaranthine


Assignment:
UNC: Hostile Takeover

Minerals:
Iridium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly: --Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Maganlis -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Therumion -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Wentania


Pax System

Noveria

Mission: Noveria: Geth Interest
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Surveyable Planets
Veles -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Inactive Planets
Svarog
Morana


Strenuus System

Xawin


Assignment:
UNC: Privateers

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Cobalt Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Iridium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Ancient Debris -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Yunthori -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Antitarra -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

MSV Majesty -- Scan: Unlock Xawin.
*Scan the area left of planet Xawin to find 'Unknown.'

Inactive Planets
Trelyn
Thesalgon


Kepler Verge

Herschel System

MSV Fedele

Assignment:
Garus: Dr. Saleon

Surveyable Planets
Rocky Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Tungel
Clobaka
Matol
Clugon


Newton System

Ontarom


Assignment:
Doctor at Risk/UNC: Dead Scientists

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Turian Corpse -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Juncro -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)
Klencory -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Inactive Planets
Sesmose


Local Cluster

Sol System

Luna


Assignment:
UNC: Rogue VI
*Alliance Training Ground

Inactive Planets
Mercury
Venus
Earth
Mars
Jupiter
Saturn
Uranus
Neptune
Pluto


Maroon Sea Cluster

Caspian System

MSV Cornucopia

Assignment:
UNC: Derelict Freighter

Surveyable Planets
Antida -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Clotanca -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Farnuri -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Almacrux


Matano System

Chasca


Assignment:
Investigate Samples

Minerals:
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Plutonium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Crate -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)

Surveyable Planets
Supay -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan inner asteroid belt.

Rocky Asteroid -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
*Scan outer asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Apo
Inti
Illapa


Vostock System

Nodacrux


Assignment:
Investigate Facility/UNC: ExoGeni Facility

Minerals:
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Cobalt Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly – Turian Wreckage -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Pataiton -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Metallic Asteroid -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Alko
Clomarthu


Pangaea Expanse

Refuge System

Ilos

Mission: Race Against Time/Ilos: The Conduit
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Inactive Planets
Agetoton
Zafe


Sentry Omega Cluster

Hoc System

Virmire

Mission:
Virmire
*See mission walkthrough for details.

Inactive Planets
Jarfor
Nemata
Cloroplon
Prescyla


Styx Theta Cluster

Acheron System

Altahe


Assignment:
UNC: Listening Post Theta

Minerals:
Samarium -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Gold Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly --Asari Capsule -- UNC: Asari Writings (Asari Writing)

Surveyable Planets
Carbonaceous Asteroid -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
*Scan asteroid belt.

Inactive Planets
Farthorl
Imaneya
Grosalgen



Erebus System

Nepmos


Assignment:
UNC: Listening Post Alpha

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Titanium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Buried Safebox -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)

Surveyable Planets
Wermani -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Quaji -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)

Inactive Planets
Chofen


Voyager Cluster

Amazon System

Agebinium


Assignment:
Investigate Shipments/UNC: Espionage Probe

Minerals:
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Samarium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Magnesium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Scavenger Corpse -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)

Surveyable Planets
Sondema -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)
Sybin -- UNC: Turian Insignias (Turian Emblem)
Tremar -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Gas)

Inactive Planets
Derneuca


Columbia System

Nepheron


Assignment:
UNC: Hades' Dogs

Minerals:
Beryllium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Platinum Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Thorium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Collectibles:
Anomaly -- Mummified Salarian -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (Salarian ID Tag)

Surveyable Planets
Gromar -- UNC: Locate Signs of Battle (League Medallion)
Ontaheter -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planets
Clojiia


Yangtze System

Binthu


Assignment:
UNC: Cerberus

Minerals:
Palladium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Heavy Metal)
Uranium Deposit -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)


Collectibles:
Anomaly --Prothean Pyramid -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)

Surveyable Planet
Alrumter -- UNC: Prothean Data Discs (Prothean Artifact)
Dregir -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Light Metal)
Patajiri -- UNC: Valuable Minerals (Rare Earth)

Inactive Planet
Renshato



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This saved me so much damn time.. definitely appreciate it (:

Nic21
Added 10th May 2014, ID #383139

 
Mavigon - north east of Gold deposit is also a Salarian mummy containing ID tag.

Guest
Added 10th May 2014, ID #382981

 
is there a console or ini command there will make these things show on your map

Guest
Added 7th Jan 2014, ID #340977

 
This helped so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You!!

Guest
Added 23rd Jun 2013, ID #292288

 
On presrop there is an abandoned mining cap west of the starting point

Guest
Added 16th Jan 2013, ID #243238

 
the monkey world where you have to find a probe module its th far right chamber monkey but after you leave the chamber approximettley 10 geth 2 of which are shock troopers come out top play

Guest
Added 25th Jun 2012, ID #156767

 
Thanks, those maps are really useful!

Guest
Added 15th Apr 2012, ID #133720

 
hidden abandoned encampment on Mavigon with two lootable containers(one of which requires master decryption). Located in far Upper left corner of map, on other side of mountains.

On Luna, in addition to the turret cluster for the VI mission, there is also two other groups of turrets not far from the main one.

Guest
Added 22nd Jan 2012, ID #108437

 
Thank you!

Guest
Added 29th Oct 2011, ID #83882

 
Maji has another site on the lower section of sites - it's a skull.

Guest
Added 14th May 2011, ID #42972