Percentile Rank

Mass Effect Andromeda is ranked in the 52nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 177 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

39%

Critics Recommend

Based on 177 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Games Xtreme
Recommended
Recommended
May 10, 2017

I'd have loved to say Must Buy on this, but the raft of bugs early on and the fact that it just doesn't quite hit the spot as one of those must-have games even for a fan like me meant that it missed out on our top result. Still, it is a fun game and you may want to grab it down the line.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Mar 20, 2017

The combat crackles and the worlds are lush, but mediocre writing and tepid quests add up to what is probably BioWare's worst RPG yet.

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Mar 20, 2017
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Kotaku
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 21, 2017

The plot and structure of Mass Effect: Andromeda can be viewed as a metaphor for the game itself, where a population eager for a fresh start makes a leap into a new frontier. The destination isn't the paradise we hoped for.

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 20, 2017

This is a good game. This is a BioWare space RPG. This is a Mass Effect game, in character and execution as well as in name. If you're a Mass Effect fan—the kind who created a custom Shepard and imported a single save game all the way through the original trilogy and has fierce feelings about the proper romance choices for Shepard—then you'll want to buy Andromeda, because even though it won't give you any more Shepard, it will give you more Mass Effect (and there are some hints and voice logs from familiar original trilogy faces to be found—if you look for them).

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 20, 2017

As a follow-up to the previous trilogy, it's a timid and tepid tale too heavily reliant on what came before, too unambitious for what could have been, trapped in a gargantuan playground of bits and pieces to do.

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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 22, 2017
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TotalBiscuit, The Cynical Brit
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 27, 2017
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Birth. Movies. Death.
Unscored
Unscored
Apr 27, 2017

I'm not sure Mass Effect: Andromeda is a bad game, but it is a colossally average game, drowning in its own feature list and quest journal.

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VGChartz
Unscored
Unscored
Mar 24, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is like a good book that you don’t want to put down, nor do you want it to end. The litany of complaints and problems are little typos or creases in the pages. You’d be hard pressed to miss them, but you gladly look past them to continue the stellar experience.

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Scored Reviews

Stevivor
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Andromeda is superb, easily jettisoning Ryder and crew ahead of Commander Shepard and his team.

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Generación Xbox
9.2 / 10.0
9.2 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2017

After 5 long years of waiting, Mass Effect returns in a big way with a new title that meet our expectations. A more polished combat system, good RPG elements, an intriguing plot and a high level secondary missions that lay the foundations of this new story. It does not reach the perfection, but it is one of the best games that we have been able to play this generation.

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Press Start
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to successfully bring back the sense of exploration and discovery that fans have longed for since the original Mass Effect, whilst honing and improving the already enjoyable combat mechanics of Mass Effect 3. The result is something truly special – a metaphorical slow burn, a hybrid that is sure to appeal to fans of both the original game and its flashier sequels. Despite this, Andromeda is hampered slightly by its lack of visual polish and presentation, which can kill the wonder and fantasy as quickly as it builds it.

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Impulsegamer
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Apr 1, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a little rough around the edges but still provides fans of this series or newcomers an immersive experience in another part of this universe. There’s some good storytelling and world building with interesting gameplay mechanics to help keep you invested. I like my protagonist of Sara Ryder and even though she’s no Commander Shepherd, we did have a connection and I look forward to visiting this universe time and time again. Sure, the graphics can cause some issues at times and as mentioned, hopefully these will be resolved in the future but overall, Mass Effect Andromeda ticks all the right boxes when it comes to space exploration as it channels its persona from science fiction. Sure, there is still grinding involved as you ‘level-up’ your character but if you make the investment, Mass Effect Andromeda delivers on most levels.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny

Top Critic

Mar 22, 2017

If you are a fan of Mass Effect, RPGs, or open-world games, this is one to pick up.

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Leadergamer
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 24, 2017

Just give this game a chance, you won't regret it.

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SomHráč.sk
90%
90%
Apr 11, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda may not be a flawless return to a well-known world, but its has no real competition in its own sub-genre. As the first chapter of the new series, it does its job well, but you have to give it a chance to prove it.

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Sirus Gaming
9 / 10.0
Sirus Gaming
James Gopperton
9 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

From the perspective of a new fan of the Mass Effect franchise, this game was a huge amount of fun and I never felt myself left out for not having played the other 3 Mass Effect games.

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Areajugones
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great proyect by BioWare and it is a stunning experience. Amazing narrative and plot, a true feeling of exploration and a very dynamic combat system. Even though its animations may not be the best ones, this game offers hours and hours of action and entertainment.

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Gamefa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is one of the biggest RPGs ever made by BioWare. The game will amaze you with it's excellent narrative and lovely characters. You have a huge world to explore and a lot of things to do. And of course, a charming story to follow. The game suffers from some technical issues and poor facial animations but it won't ruin your experience even a bit.

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Gaming Nexus
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn’t quite live up to the hype, but it comes close. Considering the situation in which the developers found themselves, they put out an addition to the franchise that really feels like returning home even though you’re millions of light years from Earth. With stunning scenery, a distinct Mass Effect feel, and an abundance of things to do, it’s a worthy investment for any Mass Effect veteran or newcomer—but don’t expect it to be perfect.

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COGconnected
88 / 100
88 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

The fantastic combat and strong story points far outweigh the technical missteps and more cringeworthy moments.

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GamePro
87 / 100
Rae Grimm

Top Critic

87 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a gigantic science fiction epic and a brave new start for the series, but it doesn't completely capture the magic of the predecessors.

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MMORPG.com
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a very solid game. BioWare had obviously taken their lessons both from original Mass Effect trilogy as well as Dragon Age series and mixed it with fair dose of experience of other AAA titles of late. It is not Inquisition in space, although the influence of it is clearly seen.

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Parallax Live
86%
86%
Apr 9, 2017
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God is a Geek
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

A welcome return to Bioware’s space opera, introducing great characters, an interesting story and some fantastic designs, always providing things to do.

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Post Arcade (National Post)
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

BioWare's daring and imaginative sci-fi epic is loaded with topical, optimistic, and progressive themes–plus a requisite dollop of humdrum combat

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Atomix
85 / 100
85 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

Despite it's problems with the facial animations, Mass Effect Andromeda is a great entry of one of the must beloved franchises of all time. Great side quests, a compiling story, memorable characters, a solid combat system, decisions that matters and a deep atmosphere, makes this game a must have to every SciFi fan.

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Everyeye.it
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda puts the player into an enormous and varied galaxy, supported by a plot which moves away from the mood of the first trilogy. Andromeda is an incredible action-rpg, a new chapter of the sci-fi series made by Bioware.

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Forbes
8.5 / 10.0
Paul Tassi

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

I have a feeling that Mass Effect fans will enjoy the game, but I don't think anyone will claim it outclasses the original trilogy, outside of maybe the very first game. If you could combine the story and memorable quests of the originals with the combat, visuals and scope of Andromeda, you would have the perfect video game, though I think what's offered here will satisfy most.

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Softpedia
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

I, for one, am going back to Andromeda, fighting the Kett and the Remnant, and I'm going to enjoy every second of it.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Whether it’s the combat system that is both new and familiar or multiplayer with its improvements or the interesting variety of quests or the epic score that screams Mass Effect, it all gels together into a whole. Ryder’s galaxy is as well-suited to her as the Milky Way was for Shepard. If we’re lucky, there are a lot more adventures in store for Ryder and her crew. To take a phrase from the original trilogy’s Anderson, “You did good, BioWare. You did good and I’m proud of you.”

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IGN Spain
9 / 10
9 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great game, but far from being perfect. It will satisfy the expectacions of the fans but fails on delivering a master piece with errors in almost every aspect of the game.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a huge space opera, made by interesting character stories and a beautiful and dynamic combat system, set up in beautiful planets rich of activities and sub quest.

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Life is Xbox
84 / 100
84 / 100
Apr 4, 2017

Despite a few flaws Mass Effect: Andromeda is still a wonderful science fiction story with some memorable moments. It is without a doubt one of the best single player experiences on Xbox One. That said, it would be a mistake to overlook the online mode because the frantic shootings with friends is a great thing to do!

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Hobby Consolas
84 / 100
84 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

It's one step below the original trilogy, but even so it manages to improve it in certain aspects and offers a gigantic, overwhelming adventure, plenty of interesting stories. If it only had been more polished in the technical department...

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VGProfessional
8.3 / 10.0
8.3 / 10.0
Mar 25, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is neither a bad entry to the series, nor a title capable of reaching to the heights of the original trilogy. If it enhances the core gameplay of the saga, and offers fresh new settings and a solid game lifespan, Mass Effect Andromeda's lack of finishing touches hurts the experience, whether in terms of technical performance or even core storyline and a cast of character that can't keep up with the Commander Shepard's crew. Yet you will experienced a new memorable adventure, marked by discovery, which becomes a sign that not only the game has traveled to a new galaxy, but the franchise itself is ready to explore new boundaries.

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PixelVulture
82%
82%
Mar 26, 2017

The game builds on the experience of previous titles adding an increased level of beauty and scale but doesn’t really add a huge amount of innovation to win over brand-new entrants to this genre of gaming.

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Game Informer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda has the series’ signature mixture of story, characters, and combat. Though its success rate varies in each area, it still provides dozens of hours of fun

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Game Revolution
Mar 22, 2017

I warp drived into Andromeda with low expectations, but emerged a fan. While many common complaints are absolutely true, such as the storytelling and animations being rough around the edges, the experience is successful in its mission of delivering the generation's first epic space opera. I can't wait to see what comes next.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

I found it hard to be excited during the opening hours of Mass Effect: Andromeda. It feels too safe, too much like what's gone before, but then it clicks. There's a moment where the galaxy opens up and you find yourself embarking once more on a huge mission across compelling, beautifully constructed planets, surrounded by memorable characters. Sadly the glut of technical missteps serve to cheapen proceedings, but this is still an adventure you don't want to miss out on.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda fails to deliver a compelling plot and the journey to a whole new galaxy offers little that's new or exciting. Still, it does give you the same quality gameplay the series is known for and you'll enjoy your time with your new crew, even if they're no replacement for the originals.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a return to the original Mass Effect game in ways both good and bad. Interesting characters, solid gameplay and RPG mechanics, and the revival of the open-world elements of the series will immerse and delight longtime fans. However, wooden characters, a light story, and plenty of glitches hold this title back from fulfilling its full potential.

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Game Rant
Mar 27, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda starts out just a bit too slow, but is sure win over fans of sci-fi action RPGs once the real open-world space exploration begins.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Andromeda’s first adventure is plagued by frustrations. But memorable characters, a satisfying story, and deep RPG systems ultimately win the day.

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ZTGD
8 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a great game with some serious side effects. The bugs and glitches take me out of the experience at times, and some of the story falls apart, but the exploration and characters constantly drag me back in. It is a rough start for sure. I wondered a few hours in if I was going to keep going, but it finally sucked me in and never looked back. It feels safe, it feels like Mass Effect, but that is also what makes it worth playing.

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PC Gamer
80 / 100
80 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

Marred by inconsistency and in need of a polish pass, this vast new sci-fi frontier nonetheless rewards dedicated exploration.

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Gameplanet
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a paradox: it's both disappointing and excellent. A mammoth title, it delivers tons of great content, but hamstrings itself with a poor first few hours, a few horrible systems, and some uninspired scenarios. Even so, it's pretty great!

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PCGamesN
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 22, 2017

If you look at it as a reboot, a starting point for the series, there's lots of promise in that future. The first Mass Effect had countless problems, far more than here, but that will always be remembered as a classic, despite leaving similar threads hanging. Ultimately, this is a story about laying the foundations of a civilization, and it feels like BioWare were doing the same for the future of the franchise. In that way, these RPG developers have become Pathfinders themselves.

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Xbox Achievements
80%
80%
Mar 20, 2017

You might initially turn your nose up at Mass Effect: Andromeda, but stick with it and you'll be richly rewarded with a vast space opera that gets better and better. It has problems, but they pale into insignificance once you're swept up in the exploits of Mass Effect: Andromeda's Pathfinder.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a game for a different kind of gamer. Those who can appreciate the lore and immense depth of stories upon stories, upon stories. However, if you're a newcomer and are interested in the content that this game brings, I encourage you, it is a wonderful ride. The universe, characters, tone, the music… EVERYTHING plays a part in this game and melds together in a way that feels like this could be where our technology heads towards in 600 years.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

Despite its vague links to the trilogy, Mass Effect: Andromeda can largely be described as a soft reboot for the series. For the most part, this has worked out really well for Bioware, giving them a launching pad to take the story ahead in future installments. The game is not without its problems, but the wealth of content on offer here will suck you right into the experience.

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Gadgets 360
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 27, 2017

There are several annoyances with the game, but, overall, BioWare has delivered yet another stellar role-playing experience with a fascinating story to boot.

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Game Debate
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2017

The tale is the right mixture of occasionally-interactive cutscenes and third-person adventuring to enhance the feeling that you're starring in a big budget space movie that, despite the reams of dialogue, doesn't require you to think too hard in order to keep up.

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Player.One
Mar 20, 2017

Despite all of the flaws with bugs, graphics, story and everything else, Mass Effect: Andromeda is still a wonderful game and something very special. Just like the characters in the game, Andromeda establishes a bold new start for the series, and builds a foundation for even greater things to come.

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GearNuke
8 / 10.0
GearNuke

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is brimming with potential but is held back by its numerous flaws that could have been easily fixed, yet remain as a blemish on the overall quality of the game.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Apr 7, 2017

Andromeda is still Mass Effect, and for some that might be enough, but this avenue needs more to be held in similar esteem. It does reach a satisfying conclusion, at least as far as the buildup warrants, but it takes the long way around. It does hit something that feels like a fresh, Mass Effect-patterned beginning, but a lot of the sophistication in plot that's alluded to is left up in the air.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

Some slight technical issues occasionally hamper what is a solid Mass Effect entry. Fun, dynamic combat, some great missions and an interesting new setting provide an enjoyable place to get lost and spend some time in. It does sometimes feel like a “Mass Effect Greatest Hits” but there are worse things to be.

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Honest Gaming Reviews
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 1, 2017

For a game I was apprehensive about trying, the different elements, the open-ness to the worlds and the freedom that you have the explore, discover and enjoy, I am so glad that I did, and I have a feeling that despite the 20+ hours I’ve put in already, I’m no where near finishing my journey.

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The PlayStation Hub
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 23, 2017

Andromeda is vast, immersive and just fun to play and get lost in. There will be a lot of things you can do in each planet and making them a viable place to live for everyone is actually pretty fun. You can even just spend time flirting with your crew or some NPC's hoping to get some romance whether it be with humans or aliens. Whether it's for fun or just plain serious will be up to your discretion. So try it out and get a taste of what an intergalactic adventure would be like.

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PowerUp!
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 7, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a joyful experience. Be a part of the discovery in the Andromeda system and tell your own story.

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OnlySP
May 2, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda succeeds in realizing BioWare's vision to make players feel like a Pathfinder making their way through the unknown. From the characters and plot, to the galaxy map and open planets, the studio uses a familiar set of ingredients to craft a new adventure that still bears the flavor of Commander Shepard and the Normandy. This game is an instance where, more than ever, the game genuinely gets better the more one plays. While not a perfect sequel, with issues that need to be addressed, both technically in the now and narratively in the future, BioWare has created a strong opening to a new story that is worthy of the Mass Effect mantle, while also forging a fresh path through the shadows of legend.

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RPGamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Apr 2, 2017

The game still provides many hours of enjoyment and lots of the good things that fans have come to expect, but those hoping the series uses this opportunity to take another giant leap may find themselves brought back to Earth with a bump.

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Fenix Bazaar
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an important first step for a franchise looking to enter into a new generation. It might get off on the wrong foot, but some crafty navigation quickly gets it back on track.

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SA Gamer
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

The final mission of the game evokes a sense of scale and awe that punches home that this is Mass Effect.

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Checkpoint
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a good game. There are many new thing to explore for old fans like the jump/dash ability, it´s small open world style maps and the new version of the mako. For newcomers the core formula of Mass Effect is still intact. However the game can't surpass its predecessors only because they were superb games and this one isn´t. It´s a nice experience but not one you should play on day 1.

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TheXboxHub
Mar 28, 2017

All in all, the scope and fun of the game shines through, and if you give it a chance, Andromeda will reward you with an enormous amount of satisfaction.

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Use a Potion
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 26, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda delivered exactly what I hoped it would – an epic sci-fi adventure with fantastic combat mechanics, stunning alien worlds to explore, and a narrative that’s full to the brim with side-quests and sub-plots. However, there’s no denying that it’s severely lacking polish. You’ve just got to look at the character’s faces, animations, occasional framerate drops, and jaunty menus to realise that it might’ve benefited with a bit longer in the oven. Do these flaws make it a broken, terrible game though? Certainly not. The positives of Mass Effect: Andromeda outweigh the negatives and it certainly lives up to the series’ high standards in almost all facets of design. I have no doubt that it’ll probably be one of the most divisive titles released this generation, but for me it certainly delivered on its promise of providing a compelling, action-packed adventure.

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Real Game Media
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is overall an enjoyable experience, with a stand out combat system and expansive worlds to explore. Where it lets itself down in character animations and dialogue, it makes up for it in the gripping storyline and customization options. I believe that the release time was essentially one of the biggest problems Andromeda has had to deal with regarding its acceptance, due to hitting the shelves after games that are contenders for Game of the Year such as: Horizon: Zero Dawn and Zelda: Breath of the Wild. After experiencing games that are almost graphically perfect and storylines that captive you from the word go, it can be quite easy to pick apart what is essentially a very good game, but hasn’t hit the mark quite as well as those released just before it. It is important to push through the first few hours of the game to really begin to experience everything that Andromeda has to offer, and it’s a lot. Fans of the franchise will most likely be as conflicted about their overall feelings as I am however, still be happy with the end result. Andromeda deserves it’s time in the spotlight, as the things that have not been done well are greatly outweighed by the things that have been done exceptionally well.

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SmashPad
Apr 11, 2017

Everything else, however, is of the quality you would expect of a Mass Effect game. The writing and characters are amazing. The combat is extremely enjoyable, the graphics are gorgeous, and the plot is gripping.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a fresh start – but in borrowing liberally from the first game it’s made many of the same mistakes. In spite of them, it’s an exciting space adventure that delivers everything that’s become important to Mass Effect: Great characters, fun exploration and a climactic tale of good vs evil.

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Azralynn
79 / 100
79 / 100
Mar 23, 2017
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Guns & Pixels
79%
79%
Apr 12, 2017

A fantastic game despite a bunch of problems. There is a lot to improve, and the technical issues will hopefully get patched. If you can look beyond that, you will experience polished combat, explore several planets and get to meet a new crew.

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IGN Italy
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is disappointing in many aspects (not just the visual ones), even if sci-fi mood, exploration, crafting and multiplayer are well done.

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RPG Fan
78%
78%
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda presents plenty of great ideas, but these tend to be either aped too closely from its predecessors or buried under issues that are surmountable yet frustrating all the same.

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New Game Network
78 / 100
78 / 100
Apr 2, 2017

If you can come to terms with Mass Effect: Andromeda's rough edges and embrace its focus on exploring interesting planets and sub-plots above a single epic storyline, there is a substantial and captivating interstellar adventure to be found within.

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PSX Brasil
78 / 100
78 / 100
Apr 16, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is more of Mass Effect, which is both a pro and a con. You can enjoy a lot of improvements to the combat and the story. Even if it lacks innovation, it is interesting enough. However, the quality of the script has too much lows and downs. Besides that, the game drowns itself in technical problems and exposes admiration and a fear of innovation when compared to previous installments, which is a little disappointing.

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IGN
7.7 / 10.0
Dan Stapleton

Top Critic

7.7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda only occasionally recaptures the series' brilliance, but delivers a vast and fun action-RPG.

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TeamNerd
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

In short, perhaps it was not exactly the title we expected, after a saga like the trilogy passed, and after 5 long years; yet Mass Effect, as far as defects are concerned, always succeeds in attracting us into its vortex.

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Gaming Masters
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
May 20, 2017

Overall I would defiantly recommend Mass Effect Andromeda as the story, the characters and the multiplayer draw you in and ensure that your stay in the galaxy is as action packed as possible. Even though some of the graphics leave a lot to be desired, even looking slightly worse than its 2012 predecessor Mass effect 3, the adventure and the exploration is more than enough to make up for it.

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Polygon
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Andromeda succeeds, despite a host of problems

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The Games Machine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 19, 2017

The first Mass Effect trilogy is probably not a masterpiece, but, like basically everybody else, we become very fond of it, and loved the unique experience if offered. The main problem with Mass Effect Andromeda is that the main flaws of the first trilogy are still here, and that's not only the animations and the graphic quirks. Despite an open world sometimes visually majestic, the game lacks the boldness you need in order to go where no man has gone before.

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Wccftech
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda could have been one of the best RPGs ever, but sadly the game never realizes its full potential. While the gameplay experience and RPG mechanics are mostly well done, with the best combat system of the entire series, the predictable story, uninteresting characters, and generally mediocre writing make the Pathfinder's quest to find a new home for humanity not as memorable as it could have been.

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DualShockers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Perhaps Mass Effect Andromeda will serve as a wake-up call for BioWare, letting them realize that it’s time to evolve beyond the change of  setting and cast. In the meanwhile, we’re still given a game that might not be the monumental fresh start that the masses expected, but is still a quite solid experience than many will enjoy.

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Reno Gazette-Journal
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Like the explorers entering Andromeda's new world, Mass Effect Andromeda appears to be feeling its way into something new. The game has a good foundation to work with but an assortment of niggles and glitches combined with a lack of polish add up to one shaky melting pot at times. As a big Mass Effect fan, I'm still looking forward to seeing what's next. I just hope that the series gets a chance to keep continuing its journey.

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NEOsite
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a huge and addictive game which stands for nearly 100 hours, but unfortunately is suffering from a few irrelevant ideas. If Bioware did not look for changes where they were not needed, the end results would have made a better impression.

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TechRaptor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

Much like the character of Ryder, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a title that struggles to find its footing at first, but does come around to more stable ground as the game progresses. It is a shame that the unpolished animations and technical hiccups really accentuate the underlying problems the game has.

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Fextralife
8 / 10
Fextralife
Emergence

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 3, 2017

Mass Effect games usually have decent gameplay and focus on an exceptionally written story with very engaging characters. This one feels completely reversed as the gameplay is loads of fun, with a lot of experimentation, and is also well executed. The story on the other hand suffers from major problems along with most of the characters being bland and boring. Multiplayer may be fun to play, but very little has been added to the mode to keep you engaged for long unless you’re a hardcore fan of the mode. Overall the game doesn’t really innovate much in the way of newness and there is some work to be done to make the sequel to be a success the Mass Effect that surpasses the original games. However, there is a lot of potential to explore in this brand new galaxy.

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LevelUp
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a game that forgot how to be a Mass Effect game. While it fails to deliver a compelling narrative and has little to offer, It’s the combat and planetary exploration the element that holds together this contrasting experience. The result is a game drifting away in the open and cold space.

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Zoomg
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda was one the most anticipated games of 2017 and so many fans wanted to know how Bioware plan to continue this franchise without Captain Shepard. Despite having a lot of positive points, graphical bugs, poor animations and repetitive missions prevent the game to be a true Mass Effect. If Andromeda didn't have the name of Mass Effect franchise attached, it could do a lot better.

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PushStartPlay
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Don’t rule out Mass Effect Andromeda entirely, as patience for the would-be Pathfinder just very well may be a virtue and regardless what many have said, Andromeda is still a good game in its own right, despite is flaws.

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Play Some Video Games
75%
75%
May 5, 2017

In all, this is a fun and engaging game.

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Cerealkillerz
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an action-packed parody of the previous titles. Besides countless technical issues it feels like the developers really don't know where to take the series. If you're looking for a thrilling story or thoughtful dialogues, you'll probably be disappointed. Action-Fans will still get some carefully thought out Gameplay-mechanics and a fun multiplayer-part.

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NerdyAf
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 29, 2017

Seriously, I wanted to love this game. I wanted to give it a massive ten out of ten and sing its praises all the way, however, it appears Bioware had as many issues making this game as the pathfinder's crew had in the Andromeda Galaxy. It's far from being a bad game, but it's certainly not a high contender for game of the year.

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GameNationSA
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

After a five-year wait since the end of Mass Effect 3 and the galaxies uniting against the reapers, the next game in the series provides fans more to discover and another weird alien species to fight. The latest game in the series is set in the Andromeda galaxy and follows new protagonists either Scott or Sara Ryder depending on your in game selection. You are to explore the galaxy as part of the Andromeda Initiative, a program put in place by various species as they attempt to work together to find a new home in this galaxy.

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GameCrate
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda manages to feel both overloaded with content and spread too thin. There are great battles to be won, puzzles to solve, and satisfying social interactions, but they're hidden behind layers of presentation problems and tedious travel times.

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GamesRadar+
Mar 20, 2017

Andromeda provides an interesting premise and story, but is let down by poor combat, excessive padding, and over-complication

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IGN Middle East
7 / 10.0
IGN Middle East
Ali El Sayed

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda does not follow the Mass Effect series very closely, yet Bioware has injected it with some of the elements that made the previous entries successful. Yet these elements alone weren't enough to compensate for the empty world, superficial characters, technical issues, and more. The gameplay experience will definitely be unique to each player and the level of enjoyment will depend on how attached the player is to the series.

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VideoGamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Performance issues are a huge let down, and it feels more Dragon Age than Mass Effect. But if you like open world exploration with fast paced gun fighting, and a hero story like an OTT Hollywood action movie, you'll probably like Andromeda.

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Windows Central
Mar 22, 2017

This game simply might not have been ready to emerge from its cryo-sleep, but the building blocks of an amazing game reside in Mass Effect: Andromeda. Hopefully, it will improve with future updates.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda has many noticeable problems, including strange animation, ugly characters, logically incomplete quests and numerous minor flaws. But this game offers an interesting main plot, nice RPG system and a huge world where you can explore different planets, solve puzzles, fight giant monsters, uncover secrets of the universe and participate in the colonization of deep space. Of course, this is not the Mass Effect we wanted, but a very large and interesting game, which significantly extends the known universe.

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The Escapist
Mar 23, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a game that takes few risks and pushes few boundaries. It's a Mass Effect game designed to make fans of the series feel at home, but technical issues and lackluster writing leave it feeling like a missed opportunity to regain the prestige the franchise once enjoyed.

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TrueAchievements
Apr 4, 2017

It feels like Andromeda is worth exploring just once. In many important ways it's a small step for BioWare, but with regard to characters especially, it's hard to ignore the giant leap backwards.

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Arcade Sushi
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Bioware brought a lot more planets, combat, exploration and mechanics to the table this time around, but more isn't always better. There may be no stronger case for keeping things simple than Mass Effect Andromeda.

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TrustedReviews
Mar 20, 2017

Andromeda is a good game and I've enjoyed my time with it. However, for those who've been waiting five years for another Mass Effect adventure, I don't think it will be good enough.

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We Got This Covered
Mar 21, 2017

Good? Yes. Great? No. This new Mass Effect is full of stuff to do, but it's a game that's been designed by consensus, not conviction.

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PCMag
Mar 21, 2017

Despite its rougher edges, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a fine third-person shooter that features terrific space exploration. If you can overlook the clunky menus and graphics issues, you're in for some fun space hijinks.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

Judged purely on its own merits, Mass Effect: Andromeda is a good game. But this is BioWare, and Mass Effect being merely good feels like a failure. It's a little clumsy in places, and daft in others, but I found it mostly endearing despite these quirks.

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Twinfinite
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 29, 2017

I will say that the end left me with hope for what comes next. The story will definitely pick up if my decisions were anything to go by, and that left me with a bittersweet smile as I watched the credits roll.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a good Space Opera RPG, with a lot of content, but the story isn't complete at the end, which is frustrating, calling for a sequel that could never be released.

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RPG Site
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

A worthy entry into the Mass Effect series on the basis of lore, story, and characters. However, technical failings hold it back.

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CGMagazine
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

At times, Mass Effect: Andromeda can feel like an expansion and not a true follow-up.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an unbalanced experience.

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NZGamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2017

Exhilarating combat, marred by awkward interactions and pervasive bugs.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 4, 2017

A divisive entry in a lauded series, which manages to succeed despite encumbering its open-world design and interesting upbeat narrative with lacklustre combat and poor UI.

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Game Revolution
Mar 20, 2017

I had a lot of fun with Mass Effect: Andromeda. The galaxy I got to explore was full of life and the combat felt incredibly satisfying. But various issues with important mechanics like the scanner and hefty technical problems prevented my enjoyment from ever lasting too long. Although familiar in some regards, this is a positive in Andromeda's case. Though, a truly successful revival needs to be innovative, not repetitive, and Andromeda often falls into a trap of tedium. It's a shame because it could have been so much more.

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DVS Gaming
7 / 10
DVS Gaming
Michael M

Top Critic

7 / 10
Apr 3, 2017

Honestly, I'd like to give Mass Effect a higher score. It's a fantastic game in the areas where it's strong. At the same time, it's also got a lot of problems that should not be this visible in a final release. This ultimately feels like a game of wasted potential, which is saying something because the finished product is still damn good.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
KhaosByDesign

Top Critic

Dec 6, 2017

Whilst not quite living up to the hype following the original trilogy, Mass Effect Andromeda provides us with a solid foundation to relaunch the series away from Shepard and the Reapers.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

At the end of the day, Mass Effect: Andromeda isn't bad so much as it is disappointing. The core gameplay has been improved from Mass Effect 3, and the multiplayer is almost worth the price of admission on its own. Alas, it's dragged down by a weak presentation, poor plot, and a general lack of ambition. When Andromeda shines, it's a lot of fun, but in a month filled with top-notch games, it's disappointing that Bioware's years-in-the-making follow-up is so thoroughly mundane. There's plenty of fun to be had if you're willing to overlook the flaws, but Andromeda asks you to overlook flaws just a bit too often.

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GameSpew
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 28, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is obviously not as good as it could have been. Once you get over the fact that it’s not quite as polished as its predecessors nor does it further the series in any meaningful way though, you can still appreciate what it is: a Mass Effect game through and through.

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Digiato
70 / 100
70 / 100
Apr 6, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda isn’t necessarily bad. It has its own highs and lows and it can be an enjoyable experience. But previous entries in Mass Effect franchise raised the bar so high, that Andromeda is a huge disappointment compare to them, even for the die-hard fans of this universe.

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Saudi Gamer
4 / 5
4 / 5
Apr 11, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda's flaws outweigh its strengths, as while I definitely enjoyed the gameplay and exploring the various planets, the uneven quality of the side missions, dialog and character designs can't be ignored.

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Nexus
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

Thankfully, combat is where the game shines. The gunplay is fantastic and the new contextual cover system works well, with only one or two instances where I couldn’t break or enter cover. The new jet pack is probably the best addition to the game.

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Pennyworth Reviews
May 8, 2017

An enjoyable albeit unpolished open-world sci-fi RPG shooter that suffers from quantity over quality.

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Words About Games
7 / 10
7 / 10
Apr 16, 2017

It’s a mess. A glorious mess, and one well worth taking a chance on but the faults are too much to ignore. What could have been a masterpiece is simply a great game worth playing if it’s your kind of thing. But there are enough elements here to promise a sequel. If that’s enough for you to invest your time, by all means do so.

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Gamerheadquarters
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 24, 2017

I look forward to the next entry, but there are steps needed to bring Mass Effect back to its proper form.

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Gaming Tree House
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 3, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a sci-fi adventure that flirts with greatness, but leaves the player wanting more.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 14, 2017

On the surface, it felt like the stars were aligned to make Mass Effect Andromeda one of my most anticipated games in a very long time. I absolutely love the original trilogy, and the idea that this was going to be a "Dragon Age Inquisition" in space captured my imagination. The problem is, the execution feels rushed, and in the end what I had hoped would be a spectacular game simply has to settle for being a pretty good one.

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WellPlayed
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 13, 2017

Great combat and decent story ideas are largely squandered by a game that buckles under the weight of its technical flaws

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Nation Fusion
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 17, 2017
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Click Click Play
7 / 10
7 / 10
Mar 26, 2017

With expectations as high as they were pre-release, Mass Effect Andromeda was always going to be set a very high bar, which in many areas it meets. The relationships you develop with your crew, the stunning and uniquely varied planets and the robustness of combat are standout features which keep drawing me back in. Unfortunately, its clichéd and agonisingly short plot has let it down far more than dodgy facial animations and occasional glitches, which for a series that prides itself on epic and engrossing storylines, ultimately results in a mediocre entry to the franchise.

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RPG Italia
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 8, 2017

The Mass Effect is not as good as the others. There are still interesting characters, but the story is too linear and the open world formula does not work as well.

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RedTieGuy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 6, 2017
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3DNews
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Mar 31, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda had a potential to become the greatest sci-fi adventure of this console generation, but it feels a bit better than your average game. Andromeda definitely has some great moments, but more often it's just plain boring and frustrating.

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Level Down Games
67 / 100
67 / 100
Jun 5, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda severely disappointed me with the way the game performed even down to basic things, and I have to reflect that in my final score. I have high hopes for the next installment in the Dragon Age franchise, and I honestly hope this game does not spell the end for Mass Effect. There's clearly another trilogy worth of content here. Please do not abandon ship.

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Destructoid
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda spends a lot of time not really feeling like a Mass Effect game. If anything, it feels like a spin-off -- the sort of thing created by another studio that's unsure about what direction to take it. Like in the game itself, there are problems with the atmosphere. But Andromeda is very clear that it doesn't aim to be like the other Mass Effects. New beginnings, not funerals -- for better and for worse.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

With the vast love of the Mass Effect series, Andromeda was never going to make people 100% happy, the same way the ME3 ending didn't make people happy. The BioWare team put so many great things in place, but the main story, the characters, and most of the writing keep the game from being great. Sadly, technical mess keeps it from being good.

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Pardis Game
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 25, 2017

Despite all the positives Andromeda" is the worst entry in 10 years of Mass Effect. Flaws and setbacks in the narrative, characters and shameful bugs and technical issues and many other problems outweigh the positives from shining and turning the game to a title on par with the trilogy

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Game Volt
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

The game is very fun and you'll find yourself spending hours and hours without getting bored but unfortunately Mass Effect Andromeda having significant quality problem, fighting system and skill tree in addition to dazzling environments also design variety, but complexity in unnecessary things like side missions pushing developers to neglect the main story, Problem with the game that Mass Effect Andromeda is unfinished production with quality problem but when you play it you will find the game not bad at all and definitely enjoyable but when evaluated objectively there will be a lot of problems that cannot be condoned within the core of the game

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PowerPyx
6.5 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
6.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect is not what it used to be. It feels like playing a Pre-Alpha build with tons of bugs, a slow paced story, a mind-numbing travel system, topped off with a completely broken Multiplayer. The only positive things are the combat and sheer amount of singleplayer content. Sadly this is overshadowed by poor technical performance and lackluster side quests.

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Goomba Stomp
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Apr 8, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is a great game buried under a mountain poor design choices and narrative shortcomings. Everything is more complicated than it needs to be, and the sheer amount of busy work forced upon the player is staggering, but if you can be bothered to put in a few hours doing the admin there are plenty of rewards for fans of the series. It's not the Mass Effect you were hoping for, and it doesn't live up to the high standard set by the original trilogy, but as a jumping off point for a new trilogy in a new galaxy there are enough promising characters and intriguing story elements to suggest the Andromeda 2 might be everything you wished this game would be.

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Video Game Sophistry
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral
6 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

What could have been an all-time classic action role-player is let down by a surprisingly poor script and unengaging characters.

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GameSpot
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Andromeda's combat soars but its storytelling sputters, making the series' first venture into uncharted space a shaky but occasionally satisfying new adventure.

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USgamer
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda falls short of its predecessors, but it's still a competently executed open-world action RPG with an interesting world and tons of quests to complete. Its biggest shame is that it doesn't make better use of its setting, opting instead to go with more of the same. Hopefully BioWare will be more ambitious when it comes time for the inevitable sequel.

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Shacknews
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Weirdly enough, despite how frustrating and silly all of these problems were, I still wanted to push ahead and see more, but not because I expected anything to improve. Part of it was my nostalgia for the Mass Effect trilogy. Another reason I wanted to keep going was because I genuinely hoped there might be some way to redeem all of the bad parts that have kept me steaming and laughing my head off at the same time.

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Guardian
Mar 23, 2017

Problems are inevitable in a game of such epic proportions but there is a lot here that will make you want to keep playing

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The Angry Joe Show
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 3, 2017
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Telegraph
Apr 3, 2017

As you might imagine, humanity branching out into a new galaxy comes with a few teething problems.

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Daily Mirror
Apr 1, 2017

Whether you're new to Mass Effect or a long-time fan like me, there's a passable adventure here. But in order to actually have any fun you'll have to ignore the enormous amounts of chaff and stick to the story.

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Digital Spy
Mar 3, 2017

BioWare is a pillar of the gaming landscape, but somewhere along the line the Andromeda project steered off course. Who knows where this leaves the franchise, but any sequel is going to have to rediscover its focus or just like the Initiative, fans may also choose to emigrate to pastures new.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 22, 2017

Mass Effect deserves better than Andromeda. The series has stumbled into a new generation, weighed down by tedious open world tropes and a catalogue of performance issues on the PS4. That said, it's not quite the disaster that some would have you believe. There really is a good Mass Effect game here, complete with endearing characters and great combat, but it's buried beneath a mountain of unnecessary clutter. In time, patches may sort many of its problems out, but until then, we can only recommend Andromeda to the BioWare faithful.

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Daily Dot
Mar 20, 2017

In many ways, this new chapter fails to live up to its predecessors.

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EGM
6 / 10.0
Ray Carsillo

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

There is a strong core of characters and story bedrock laid down in Mass Effect: Andromeda, but between questionable design choices, boring missions, and glitches galore, it's hard not to view BioWare's journey to a brand new galaxy as anything less than mission failure.

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IBTimes UK
Mar 25, 2017

To the credit of BioWare, despite Andromeda's many flaws I still wanted to visit the planets with my teammates, to progress and colonise new worlds. It is a solid game, but one with issues that appear worse than they are due to high expectations the developers have earned from a stellar history of better RPGs. Would I be thrilled about the prospect of another game set in the Andromeda galaxy? Probably not. However, if future games can push past the familiar and embrace ideas of the "unknown" that Andromeda aspires to, but never realises, then I do think the series still has something to offer.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
Apr 18, 2017

Andromeda is not a terrible game, but it's not what could have been. I applaud BioWare for what they've done with the game and their willingness to accept the original trilogy "as is" while branching out into a wildly different territory. The introduction of the Kett, the mystery surrounding the Remnant, and the new combat system makes this game a fun experience in its own right. Tossing in the extra baggage of tedious/pointless quests, annoying glitches (hopefully fixed by the first major patch), and a general empty feeling makes me wonder about what might have been.

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Cheat Code Central
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Mar 22, 2017

There's a decent game in here somewhere, but Mass Effect: Andromeda feels like a collaboration from Mass Effect fans rather than a group of known and established developers.

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Gamers Heroes
6 / 10
Gamers Heroes
Captain Camper

Top Critic

6 / 10
Mar 29, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda feels like a rushed entry into a struggling IP – a poorly executed swan song aimed at rinsing a games last market value down to a dry sponge. But this is Mass Effect. This is not a struggling IP. This is one of BioWare’s greatest achievements. The franchise deserved more, the fans deserved more and honestly, I feel the developers deserved more.

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BaziCenter
6 / 10
6 / 10
Mar 31, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda isn't a bad game, but it's not what one would expect from BioWare after 5 years. The world is huge and full of potential, but slow story, poor combat, uninteresting characters and lots of bugs prevent the game from reaching that potential.

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Easy Allies
Apr 5, 2017
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Pause Resume
3 / 5
3 / 5
Mar 26, 2017

Andromeda isn’t the return to form for Mass Effect that we were hoping for. Its issues are obvious from the opening few hours and if you can manage to accept them, Andromeda is capable of providing an interesting and combat heavy RPG.

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GBAtemp
5.9 / 10.0
5.9 / 10.0
Mar 23, 2017

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In Andromeda, I was beholden to beautiful environments and robust gameplay, yet marred by inhuman animations and a story more loose than spare change in a long woolen sock. Andromeda is a galaxy of empty promises and one I could not find enjoyment in.

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Mar 30, 2017

"Andromeda" missed its mark by lightyears.

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Readers Gambit
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

Andromeda seems to miss the point on what made the Mass Effect games great. Marred by constant bugs and framerate issues, you'll be hard pressed to find anything that will keep you in for the long haul.

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Geeks Under Grace
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Apr 19, 2017

Everything players grew to love about Mass Effect is here but its all the same. Mass Effect: Andromeda doesn't take any risks or go to any serious lengths to differentiate itself from the previous games or stand out among any of the other high-profile releases launched in 2017. Mass Effect: Andromeda is a shining example of how NOT to resurrect a franchise.

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GamesBeat
55 / 100
55 / 100
Mar 20, 2017

Games have to fit into our lives, and that's not always fair. Mass Effect: Andromeda might've worked a decade ago on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, but it doesn't work in a world that is delivering games like Horizon: Zero Dawn, Nier: Automata, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this reality, BioWare's latest role-playing game is old, broken, and often boring. Worst of all, it's going to disappoint fans of the Mass Effect series.

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DigitalCentralMedia
51%
51%
Mar 25, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda is an extremely disappointing game and is the weakest in the series. The story is very bland and the facial animations are awful. Hopefully, the next game in the series will be something special.

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The Jimquisition
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Apr 7, 2017

Andromeda is fun… sometimes. Other times it's a dreary slog through recycled cutscenes, infantile character interactions, and a lot of badly masked loading screens.

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M3
5 / 10
M3

Top Critic

5 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Bioware's highly anticipated space adventure sadly fails to deliver on some critical points. Wonky animations, a boring set of characters and so-so story elements have officially de-railed the hype train for Mass Effect: Andromeda.

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Digital Trends
Mar 20, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda often comes off like a giant checklist of Mass Effect–themed content, but what it's missing is the wonder and excitement that made the last Mass Effect games feel special. The previous games had their issues, but combined their elements to create a vast, interesting world full of deep characters with conflicting desires and experiences that made us feel connected to it.

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Slant Magazine
Mar 30, 2017

Instead of boldly striking out into the unknown, Mass Effect: Andromeda merely imposes its most predictable habits onto it.

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PCWorld
Apr 1, 2017

It's mediocre, not awful. This review slants negative because I find the writing mostly bad, but my experience with Andromeda is almost worse in some ways: For much of my 55 hours with it, I felt nothing at all. It just exists, content to let you run from fetch quest to fetch quest, chasing the appearance of importance while saying nothing at all. It'd be easier to just condemn the whole endeavor and write it off, but that's not entirely fair. I'm mostly ambivalent, or "I'm not mad, just disappointed," as my parents might've said—and ouch, that always stung much worse.

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Oyungezer Online
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Mar 21, 2017

Mass Effect Andromeda is a souless and a poor game that gets overwhelmed by the success of its predecessor. It's bug filled gameplay, non-inspired storytelling and horrible animation quality makes it one of the the biggest disappointments of all time. Will we ever see a new Mass Effect game? To be honest I couldn't care less after Andromeda.

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Paste Magazine
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Apr 10, 2017

There are a handful of good stories to be found in Andromeda, but they’re hidden away, worthwhile moments tucked within hours and hours of disposable ones. In an effort to be as comprehensive as possible in tone, styles of mission objective and purpose, the game ends up feeling as impossibly vast as nature but as rigid and artificial as a computer system.

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Giant Bomb
Mar 31, 2017

Andromeda largely feels like a shoddily assembled facsimile of the previous Mass Effect games.

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CDavis_Games
Apr 13, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda offers the dream of exploration in a distant galaxy, but every time the dream looks like it’s within reach, it’s snapped from your grasp by poor quest design, performance problems, or simply mediocre writing.

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Total Gaming Network
Apr 6, 2017

As a huge fan of the first three games, the state of this game is honestly depressing. I fully grasp the idea that this is supposedly the first game in a new trilogy and that things are being set up for the next games. I still hope that is the case. There are some decent foundations here that could lead to some really fantastic adventures in the next two games if BioWare plays their cards right and addresses the major issues that plague this game.

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