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Mass Effect 2 (2010)

Multiple Endings and Extras After the Credits

Game Details

Release Date: January 26, 2010
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer(s): BioWare
Actor(s): Mark Meer (Male Commander Shepard), Jennifer Hale (Female Commander Shepard), Martin Sheen (Illusive Man), Yvonne Strahovski (Miranda Lawson), Keith David (David Anderson), Seth Green (Jeff ‘Joker’ Moreau), Tricia Helfer (EDI), Kimberly Brooks (Ashley Williams), Steve Blum (Grunt), Steven Barr (Wrex), Ali Hillis (Liara T’Soni), Brandon Kenner (Garrus), Liz Sroka (Tali’Zorah), Maggie Baird (Samara)
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
ESRB: M for Mature
Website(s): Official Site
Our Review: 5 out of 5 (Game of the Year 2010)
Game Length: Around 30 hours (depending on amount of side-missions completed)
Credits Length: 7 minutes

During the Credits

There are no extras during the credits of Mass Effect 2.

After the Credits (spoilers)

After the credits of Mass Effect 2 there is a notice saying that the player can either continue playing the same game and complete any missions that may have been skipped during the first play-though or start a new game with the current character’s stats. There are no extra scenes after the credits, but there is more dialog between characters if you choose to continue and talk to them on the Normandy.

Alternate Endings (spoilers)

There are also multiple endings depending on the decisions the player makes throughout the game. Doing different character’s loyalty missions and buying upgrades can alter the storyline and increase chances of characters surviving the suicide mission. Multiple characters can die during the suicide mission based on choices made and even the main character, Shepard can die. Little is known about how Mass Effect 3 will play out if Shepard does die in ME2 and a save game is imported to ME3; however, BioWare has stated that if Shepard dies, it will transfer to the Mass Effect 3 storyline. Hit the jump to see both endings.

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  • http://mediastinger.com/ Paul Curtin

    The game screwed me, I made all the right choices, all the upgrades and maxed out my paragon; yet, it randomly showed Mordin lying dead on the ground while everyone was escaping the suicide mission… eh I guess he was kind of annoying anyways, not having him in ME3 won’t be too bad.

    Also, anybody notice how the planet/star or whatever behind the Illusive Man changes colors from red to blue based on a player’s reputation? Very strange…

    • hybrid

      send mordin with the crew back to the normandy before the main battle

      • http://nitruc.com/ Paul Curtin

        Yeah, I’ve heard that was the one solution to the glitch that works, but I don’t have the game anymore. Guess anybody who reads this who hasn’t beat the game yet can use that method, but in my Mass Effect universe, Mordin is dead haha

        • Valorium

          I kept losing Legion and/or Garrus but never lost Mordin. I have about 5 folders with copies of different save files so I can do the suicide mission with different circumstances. I suspect if you kept losing Mordin, he wasn’t “loyal”, just “normal” mission status. I haven’t lost Mordin once. Enjoy!

    • Derrick Shanks

      your suppose to have mordin take the dr and them back to the normandy

    • Slambryan

      If you don’t leave behind at least two of the assault guys (Zaeed, Garrus, Grunt), at least one of your squad mates will die in their defense spot. It was really close call for me, I was about to bring two of those guys along with me and then chose not to. Everyone survived in my first try.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshisyourmom Joshua McClain

      Oddly I never lost Mordin, but I did lose Legion and Grunt.

  • http://mediastinger.com/ Paul Curtin

    The game screwed me, I made all the right choices, all the upgrades and maxed out my paragon; yet, it randomly showed Mordin lying dead on the ground while everyone was escaping the suicide mission… eh I guess he was kind of annoying anyways, not having him in ME3 won’t be too bad.

    Also, anybody notice how the planet/star or whatever behind the Illusive Man changes colors from red to blue based on a player’s reputation? Very strange…

    • hybrid

      send mordin with the crew back to the normandy before the main battle

      • http://nitruc.com/ Paul Curtin

        Yeah, I’ve heard that was the one solution to the glitch that works, but I don’t have the game anymore. Guess anybody who reads this who hasn’t beat the game yet can use that method, but in my Mass Effect universe, Mordin is dead haha

  • mitchell cox

    The star changed colors because it was a red giant and it is burning out. its just simple star life. but im sure it plays a significant role in ME3

    • Runroy

      Its diff colors depending on weather you kept the base or not

  • mitchell cox

    The star changed colors because it was a red giant and it is burning out. its just simple star life. but im sure it plays a significant role in ME3

  • mitch g

    @Mitchell cox: uh do you know how long the process takes for a star in the red giant phase to burn out? its not possible for the color of the star to change color due to burn out in the time frame that the game takes place so Paul is right.

  • mitch g

    @Mitchell cox: uh do you know how long the process takes for a star in the red giant phase to burn out? its not possible for the color of the star to change color due to burn out in the time frame that the game takes place so Paul is right.

  • neal

    maybe it’s not a star

  • neal

    maybe it’s not a star

  • vperezpriego

    Have you seen that the Illusive Man’s shape when he sits and faces the star seems like a Reaper shape??? It really freaked me out lol, but i think it means it is somewhat related to Sovereign i guess….

  • vperezpriego

    Have you seen that the Illusive Man’s shape when he sits and faces the star seems like a Reaper shape??? It really freaked me out lol, but i think it means it is somewhat related to Sovereign i guess….

  • Spectre

    Remember the mission where you run into Tali, and the sun is going wierd. I would guess it could be related.

  • Spectre

    Remember the mission where you run into Tali, and the sun is going wierd. I would guess it could be related.

  • Paul

    I feel that it is obvious that the illusive man is a bad guy. His plan is not to help you rid the universe of Reapers but to gain knowledge of the reapers hence his utter fury if you destroy the data in the final mission.

  • Paul

    I feel that it is obvious that the illusive man is a bad guy. His plan is not to help you rid the universe of Reapers but to gain knowledge of the reapers hence his utter fury if you destroy the data in the final mission.

  • daniccus

    to paul curtis, you obviously didnt do everything right then if he died, you probably didnt do his loyalty mission, or if you did you didnt do it right and didnt get his loyalty, and if not that, you still did something wrong if he died, maybe suicide mission choice about who does what, there was about 5 or 6 of them you had to make during the last mission and you must of messed up one

    • Illusive Man Jr.

      Mordin always has a chance to die if he’s left to hold the line, even if you have his loyalty. It’s because he has a low defense. Thane is the same way, but has a higher chance of living.

      • Koalas

        I know this is from 2 years ago, but man, it’s like none of you know anything about this game whatsoever. As long as you have everyone’s loyalty, get all of the required upgrades – Silas Armor, Thanix Cannon, Multicore shields, and pick the right person for the job – like Garrus, or Zaeed as squad leader, Tali or Legion for tech, Jack or Samara for Biotic, and then anyone with any real leadership experience – Garrus, Samara, Mordin, Zaeed, e.t.c., they’ll survive.

  • daniccus

    to paul curtis, you obviously didnt do everything right then if he died, you probably didnt do his loyalty mission, or if you did you didnt do it right and didnt get his loyalty, and if not that, you still did something wrong if he died, maybe suicide mission choice about who does what, there was about 5 or 6 of them you had to make during the last mission and you must of messed up one

  • Chunk_206

    mordin will always die if you leave him to defend the door, you have to make him the escort or put him in your final party. in a dialogue with him earlier in the game he says that he is only happy when he has a mission and the he never wants to be the one “left to hold the line”. if you dont leave him to defend, he doesnt die.

  • DRAGUNMISTER

    I left mordin to hold the line in the 2 times i played though the game and both times he survived. So he doesn’t always die if you do leave him to hold the line with the rest of the team. I did all loyalty missions and got all the upgrades. I’m now sitting with full paragon and all my team alive and well, including the crew of the Normandy. No one died and now I’ve added two other members with the DLC’s.

  • Wings of darkness

    well, iv yet to make it through the sequence with all party members. whenever i try to get the door to close after opening it, the person always gets sniped by a collector.

  • Valera_mcdaniel

     I got all the members alive on my suicide mission. The secret doesn’t lie only in evrybody loyalty. You got to talk to them after they become loyal until there is nothing to talk bout or it repeats itself (the conversation is the same over and over again).

  • Justindyork

     I lost Miranda.  She wasn’t loyal because I sided with Jack in their arguments, but Thane wasn’t loyal either because I screwed up his loyalty mission and he survived.  I never really used Miranda as a squad member that much though.  She annoyed me.  So I’m not too upset.

  • Derekone

    what’s up with elusive man’s eyes?

  • Masseffection Twain

    Send Mordin to escort crew back to Normandy. He always survives. Loyalty is a must with All the crew. Tali holds the door while Miranda/Jacob leads the second team. First time I played, I lost Thane, Jack (not loyal), Mordin, and Legion (not loyal). Second time I used the above formula and everyone survived. I even saved my cute personal assistant, Kelly Chambers. 

    • MrMetallicMonkey

      i just finished it, Went renegade all the way and everyone survived. Jack went back with the survivors (no one died!!), Garrus led the first assault team, Samara was the Biotic i chose, Tali was the engineer in the pipes. Since i rushed through the game i forgot to recruit legion.

      The only reason i looked at this thread is because a friend of mine lost a few crew members :)

  • Mass Effect Noob

    The secret is the upgrades. It doesn’t matter if any are not loyal, it matters is you do all the ship, armor and prototype upgrades. Obviously, doing all the weapon upgrades and buying (and wearing) increased ammo holders for the armor makes killing things so much easier. I saved all my followers (and the crew) by choosing the choices on the left.

  • Koalas

    As long as you have everyone’s loyalty, get all of the required upgrades – Silas Armor, Thanix Cannon, Multicore shields, and pick the right person for the job – like Garrus, or Zaeed as squad leader, Tali or Legion for tech, Jack or Samara for Biotic, and then anyone with any real leadership experience – Garrus, Samara, Mordin, Zaeed, e.t.c., they’ll survive.