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MASS EFFECT 3 (2012)

MASS EFFECT 3 <span>(2012)</span> artwork

MASS EFFECT 3 (2012)

Type VideoGame

Release dates 09/03/2012

Ratings Info Contains strong language and infrequent strong violence

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

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Note: The following text may contain spoilers

MASS EFFECT 3 is a third person RPG/Shooter set in the future. It follows on from the previous instalments and continues the lead character's quest to prevent a large scale alien attack. The player can choose to play the game as an RPG, with decisions presented during dialogue exchanges, as a mixture of RPG elements and shooting sequences, or as a pure shooter with no dialogue interactions. The game was classified '15' for strong language and infrequent strong violence.

The game contains occasional uses of strong language which also appear in the subtitles if that option is enabled. The uses occur during conversation exchanges with the main character. The BBFC's Guidelines at '12A'/'12' state 'The use of strong language (for example, 'fuck') must be infrequent'. The nature of gameplay means that strong language, even if it occurs sporadically in the game, may be heard frequently if the player returns to that point or restarts the level as part of normal play progression.

The violence is generally undetailed and takes place in a futuristic setting. Gun shots cause bloody wounds and there are some images of the aftermath of violence with sight of blood on walls and under bodies. Some alien creatures explode into a mass of red chunks when shot with high impact rounds. The player can also view headshots through a sniper rifle scope.

As with the two previous editions, love scenes can be triggered by a sequence of conversation choices. Depending on what characters the player has assumed, sex can take place between humans and humanoid aliens of both sexes. The sex scenes contain no nudity and no detail of sexual activity.


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