Best Assignments Mass Effect 2 Dlc

Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playingvideo game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 on January 26, 2010, and for PlayStation 3 on January 18, 2011. The game features a variety of downloadable content packs that were released from January 2010 to May 2011. The downloadable content ranges from single in-game character outfits to entirely new plot-related missions. Notable packs include Kasumi – Stolen Memory, Overlord, Lair of the Shadow Broker, and Arrival. The downloadable content of Mass Effect 2 was generally well received by critics and some packs were nominated for Best DLC (downloadable content) at the Spike Video Game Awards.[1][2]

New purchases of the game are provided with a one-time use card granting access code that unlocks the game's Cerberus Network, an online downloadable content and news service that enables free bonus content for the game. However, users who buy the game used have to pay for the Cerberus Network separately if they want access to the bonus content.[3] Some downloadable content packs were originally only available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities. These were then made available on the PlayStation Network when the game was released for the PlayStation 3.[4][5][6]

Narrative packs[edit]

TitleRelease dateRef.
Normandy Crash SiteJanuary 26, 2010[7]
  • Requires the Cerberus Network.
  • Adds a mission and other items.
  • Concerns the exploration of the SSV Normandy crash site.
Zaeed – The Price of RevengeJanuary 28, 2010[8]
  • Requires the Cerberus Network.
  • Adds two missions, a squad member, a heavy weapon, and other items.
  • Concerns Zaeed Massani and his history with a mercenary organization called the Blue Suns.
FirewalkerMarch 23, 2010[9][10]
  • Requires the Cerberus Network.
  • Adds five missions and other items.
  • Concerns planetary exploration aboard a hovering vehicle.
Kasumi – Stolen MemoryApril 6, 2010[11][12]
  • Included in the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2.
  • Adds two missions, a squad member, a submachine gun, and other items.
  • Concerns the recovery of data of great importance to Kasumi Goto.
OverlordJune 15, 2010[13][12]
  • Included in the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2.
  • Adds five missions and other items.
  • Concerns the events of an experimental virtual intelligence that has gone rogue.
Lair of the Shadow BrokerSeptember 7, 2010[14][12]
  • Included in the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2.
  • Adds a mission and other items.
  • Concerns Liara T'Soni and her history with an information dealer known as the Shadow Broker.
GenesisJanuary 18, 2011[15][16]
  • Requires the Cerberus Network for the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2.
  • Adds a digital interactive comic that allows the player to impact the story of the game.
  • Concerns major events of the original Mass Effect.
ArrivalMarch 29, 2011[17][18]
  • Adds a mission and other items.
  • Concerns the events of an imminent invasion of a highly advanced machine race of synthetic-organic starships.

Weapon and armor packs[edit]

TitleRelease dateRef.
Collectors' Weapon and ArmorJanuary 26, 2010[19][20]
  • Originally included in the Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition and Limited Collector's Edition that were released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.
  • Adds an assault rifle and an armor set.
Terminus Weapon and ArmorJanuary 26, 2010[21]
  • Originally available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities.
  • Adds a heavy weapon and an armor set.
Blood Dragon ArmorJanuary 26, 2010[12][22]
  • Originally available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities, and included in the PlayStation 3 version of Mass Effect 2.
  • Adds an armor set.
Recon HoodJanuary 26, 2010[23]
  • Originally available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities.
  • Adds an armor part.
Sentry InterfaceJanuary 26, 2010[23]
  • Originally available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities.
  • Adds an armor part.
Umbra VisorJanuary 26, 2010[23]
  • Originally available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities.
  • Adds an armor part.
Cerberus Weapon and ArmorFebruary 9, 2010[24]
  • Requires the Cerberus Network.
  • Adds a shotgun and an armor set.
Arc ProjectorMarch 9, 2010[25]
  • Requires the Cerberus Network.
  • Adds a heavy weapon.
Equalizer PackMay 4, 2010[26]
  • Adds two armor parts and an armor set.[a]
Aegis PackJuly 6, 2010[27]
  • Adds five armor parts and a sniper rifle.[b]
Firepower PackAugust 3, 2010[28]
  • Adds an assault rifle, a heavy pistol, and a shotgun.

Appearance packs[edit]

TitleRelease dateRef.
Alternate Appearance Pack 1March 23, 2010[29]
Alternate Appearance Pack 2February 8, 2011[30]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  1. ^The armor set, called Inferno Armor, was individually and originally available for the Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360 versions of Mass Effect 2 through limited promotional opportunities.[21]
  2. ^The sniper rifle, called M-29 Incisor, was individually and originally included in the Mass Effect 2 Digital Deluxe Edition that was released for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.[19]

I have all of the DLC for all 3 games so here's my personal list of DLC from most to least essential:

  1. From Ashes
  2. Leviathan
  3. Lair of the Shadow Broker
  4. Overlord
  5. Citadel
  6. Zaeed - The Price of Revenge
  7. Kasumi - Stolen Memory
  8. Arrival
  9. Omega
  10. Bring Down the Sky
  11. Normandy Crash Site
  12. Pinnacle Station

1-3 expand on the setting's "lore" in some very meaningful ways. They are not to be missed, in my opinion. Overlord doesn't really have any major revelations, but it's an interesting little story nugget and a well-designed side mission. Citadel is silly but it's a welcome break from the ever-present doom & gloom in Mass Effect 3. For people who really enjoy the characters of the Mass Effect series a lot, it's almost as essential as the first 3 on the list. Zaeed and Kasumi are almost tied for me. They both have some fun and mildly interesting story missions. Kasumi's pack gives some insight into the humans' history in Mass Effect, which is fun, but there's nothing major there that you need to know. Both of those characters are pretty useful in fights which helps to make the packs more appealing. Arrival is kind of mediocre in terms of its design. They definitely weren't firing on all cylinders when they made it. Still, a major story event occurs in Arrival that sets up the events of Mass Effect 3. I personally wouldn't want to go without it, but I wouldn't necessarily encourage anyone to pay money for it without pointing out that seeing that major story event happen is the only real reason to buy Arrival. Omega is overpriced, in my opinion. It's a decent side mission, but it's made over-long in an obvious attempt to justify its whopping $15 price. Other than giving you the chance to finally meet a female Turian, it does pretty much nothing to expand upon the ME universe. It's easily skippable at its high price, but if you are irrationally completionist then just succumb to your temptation and buy it. I almost wanted to put Bring Down the Sky higher on the list because at the time of its release, it was significant for introducing the Batarian race, who would play a more significant role in the plot of the following two games. However, other than that, it's not fantastically well-made, nor does any major story stuff take place in it. If you do buy it and finish it, the events of Bring Down the Sky will at least get a couple of passing references in the subsequent games. The Normandy Crash Site is nothing more than a random goofabout. Nothing of consequence happens, but the area they made for it is kind of fun to look at, so at least it has that going for it. Pinnacle Station is combat and nothing more. There's absolutely nothing interesting in terms of story and worst of all, it's actually boring to the point where I'd rather sit and do nothing at all than play Pinnacle Station. Don't waste your money on that one.

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