Mass Effect 2 and 3 now available as downloadable for Xbox 360/One

Mass Effect 2 and 3 now available as downloadable for Xbox 360/One

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It took a while, but EA has finally released Mass Effect 2 and 3 as downloadable games for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. When Microsoft launched Xbox 360 BC for the Xbox One, the original Mass Effect was one of the first games since it was originally released from Microsoft. Even though EA finally has the rights to the first game, it still has the Microsoft Games Studios logo (now just Microsoft Studios) when you boot the game.

Mass Effect 2 is considered one of the best games in history, with a much darker tone (including a jaw-dropping prologue) and an improved interface. It also introduced memorable characters such as the attractive yet deadly Cerberus operative Miranda Lawson, the heavily-tattooed Jack (female BTW), a loyal Jacob Taylor, and your boss, the sinister yet very sophisticated Illusive Man.

Mass Effect 3, while good in its own right, faced a lot of controversy with original ending, such that EA changed it, renaming it “Extended Cut”. While the “Extended Cut” version was an improvement over the original one, it soured the reputation of what was otherwise one of gaming’s best franchises. The souring of the relationship seemed to have been solidified with the disappointing Mass Effect: Andromeda.

Mass Effect 2 and 3 are now available for $20 each, and is playable for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.