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Mass Effect Legendary Edition Achievements relieve a lot of the ol’ grind

Thank heavens!

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Achievements and Trophies are now accessible and reveal a list that requires less grinding than the original titles did.

Perhaps the largest change is amendments to Mass Effect’s Achievement list; while the original basically required you to play through the entire game with same two squad members to get corresponding Achievements — meaning at least three full playthroughs at a minimum — Legendary Edition merely requires you to complete five missions with each supporting character. By our calculations, you can bust out a handful of those Achievements on the Citadel alone.

Most Achievements are allocated to specific games, through a handful are cumulative across the three titles. Some require playthroughs on the franchise’s hardest difficulty, Insanity.

You can take a look at all Achievements and Trophies below. There are 127 Achievements or Trophies all up (plus additional Platinums on PlayStation), totalling 2,915 Gamerscore on Xbox.

Mass Effect 1 specific Achievements

  • Medal of Honor: ME1: Complete the game on any difficulty
  • Completionist: ME1: Complete the majority of the game
  • Distinguished Service Medal: ME1: Complete Eden Prime
  • Medal of Heroism: ME1: Complete Feros
  • Honorarium of Corporate Service: ME1: Complete Noveria
  • Council Legion of Merit: ME1: Complete Virmire
  • Meritorious Service Medal: ME1: Complete Ilos
  • Spectre Inductee: ME1: Become a Spectre
  • Search and Rescue: ME1: Locate Dr. T’soni in the Artemis Tau cluster
  • Charismatic: ME1: Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation
  • Principled: ME1: Accumulate 75% of total possible Paragon or Renegade points
  • Soldier Ally: ME1: Complete 5 missions with the Alliance soldier squad member
  • Sentinel Ally: ME1: Complete 5 missions with the Alliance sentinel squad member
  • Krogan Ally: ME1: Complete 5 missions with the krogan squad member
  • Turian Ally: ME1: Complete 5 missions with the turian squad member
  • Quarian Ally: ME1: Complete 5 missions with the quarian squad member
  • Asari Ally: ME1: Complete 5 missions with the asari squad member
  • Archivist: ME1: Find all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries
  • Medal of Exploration I: ME1: Land on an uncharted world
  • Medal of Exploration II: ME1: Land on 4 uncharted worlds
  • Medal of Exploration III: ME1: Land on 8 uncharted worlds
  • Lift Mastery: ME1: Use biotic Lift 25 times
  • Barrier Mastery: ME1: Use biotic Barrier 25 times
  • Throw Mastery: ME1: Use biotic Throw 25 times
  • Warp Mastery: ME1: Use biotic Warp 25 times
  • Singularity Mastery: ME1: Use biotic Singularity 25 times
  • Stasis Mastery: ME1: Use biotic Stasis 25 times
  • AI Hacking Specialist: ME1: Use AI Hacking 25 times
  • Damping Specialist: ME1: Use Damping Field 25 times
  • Electronics Specialist: ME1: Use Shield Overload 25 times
  • Sabotage Specialist: ME1: Use Sabotage 25 times
  • First Aid Specialist: ME1: Use medi-gel 50 times
  • Neural Shock Specialist: ME1: Use Neural Shock 25 times
  • Colonial Savior: ME1: Complete the Bring Down the Sky mission

Mass Effect 2 specific Achievements

  • Mission Accomplished: ME2: Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation
  • Missing in Action: ME2: Save your crew from an overwhelming attack
  • Very Elusive: ME2: Return to active duty
  • Colony Defense: ME2: Defend a human colony from attack
  • Ghost Ship: ME2: Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel
  • Suicide Mission: ME2: Use the Omega 4 Relay
  • Against All Odds: ME2: Survive suicide mission
  • No One Left Behind: ME2: Keep your team alive through the suicide mission
  • Friend or Foe: ME2: Obtain geth technology
  • The Archangel: ME2: Successfully recruit Archangel
  • The Assassin: ME2: Successfully recruit the Assassin
  • The Convict: ME2: Successfully recruit the biotic Convict
  • The Justicar: ME2: Successfully recruit the Justicar
  • The Krogan: ME2: Successfully recruit the krogan
  • The Professor: ME2: Successfully recruit the Professor
  • The Quarian: ME2: Successfully recruit the quarian
  • A House Divided: ME2: Hack a geth collective
  • Battlemaster: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the krogan
  • Cat’s in the Cradle: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Assassin
  • Catharsis: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict
  • Doppelganger: ME2: Help the Justicar resolve her mission
  • Fade Away: ME2: Gain the loyalty of Archangel
  • Ghost of the Father: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative
  • The Cure: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Professor
  • The Prodigal: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer
  • Treason: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the quarian
  • Big Game Hunter: ME2: Thresher Maw defeated
  • Head Hunter: ME2: Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets
  • Incineration Specialist: ME2: Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies
  • Merciless: ME2: Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire
  • Overload Specialist: ME2: Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies
  • Tactician: ME2: Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects
  • Warp Specialist: ME2: Warp the barriers of 25 enemies
  • Agent: ME2: Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds
  • Galactic Explorer: ME2: Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster
  • Operative: ME2: Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world
  • Scientist: ME2: Complete any research project in the Normandy’s laboratory
  • Weapon Specialist: ME2: Fully upgrade a weapon
  • Scholar: ME2: Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries
  • Power Full: ME2: Evolve any power
  • Revenge!: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the mercenary
  • Broke, Blind, and Bedlam: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the thief
  • Digital Exorcist: ME2: Successfully shut down the rogue VI in Project Overlord
  • Heart of Darkness: ME2: Confront the Shadow Broker

Mass Effect 3 specific Achievements

  • Driven: ME3: Return to active duty
  • Bringer of War: ME3: Chase down an assassin
  • Mobilizer: ME3: Bring a veteran officer aboard
  • World Shaker: ME3: Destroy an Atlas dropped from orbit
  • Pathfinder: ME3: Explore a lost city
  • Tunnel Rat: ME3: Survive the swarm
  • Party Crasher: ME3: Sabotage a dreadnought
  • Hard Target: ME3: Call down an orbital strike
  • Saboteur: ME3: Disable a group of fighter squadrons
  • Arbiter: ME3: Win a political stand-off
  • Last Witness: ME3: Extract ancient technology
  • Executioner: ME3: Defeat an old adversary
  • Well Connected: ME3: Send a warning across the galaxy
  • Fact Finder: ME3: Discover an enemy’s monstrous origin
  • Liberator: ME3: Stop a Cerberus kidnapping
  • Problem Solver: ME3: Evacuate a scientific facility
  • Patriot: ME3: Make the final assault
  • Legend: ME3: Mission accomplished
  • Shopaholic: ME3: Visit a store on the Citadel
  • Master and Commander: ME3: Deliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict
  • Lost and Found: ME3: Dispatch 10 probes to retrieve people or resources in Reaper territory
  • A Personal Touch: ME3: Modify a weapon
  • Combined Arms: ME3: Perform any combination of 50 biotic combos or tech bursts
  • Focused: ME3: Evolve any of your powers to rank 6
  • Untouchable: ME3: Escape a Reaper in the galaxy map
  • Shield Breaker: ME3: Overload the shields of 100 enemies
  • Sky High: ME3: Lift 100 enemies off the ground with powers
  • Pyromaniac: ME3: Set 100 enemies on fire with powers
  • Eye of the Hurricane: ME3: Kill a brute while it’s charging you
  • Mail Slot: ME3: Kill 10 guardians with headshots from the front while their shields are raised
  • Hijacker: ME3: Hijack an Atlas mech
  • Giant Killer: ME3: Defeat a harvester
  • Always Prepared: ME3: Obtain two non-customizable suits of armor
  • Gunsmith: ME3: Upgrade any weapon to level 10
  • Under Pressure: ME3: Uncover an ancient secret
  • Savior: ME3: Free Omega from Cerberus Occupation
  • Last Resort: ME3: Stop an out-of-control scheme before it’s too late
  • The One and Only: ME3: Defeat a group of Spectre-level opponents on Normal, Hardcore, or Insanity

Cross-game Achievements

  • Insanity I: Complete Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3 on Insanity without changing difficulty
  • Insanity II: Complete two games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Insanity without changing difficulty
  • Insanity III: Complete all three games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Insanity without changing difficulty
  • Paramour I: Establish a romantic relationship in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Paramour II: Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship in two games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Paramour III: Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship in all three games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Long Service Medal: Finish Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3 with the same character
  • Recruit: Kill 250 enemies in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Soldier: Kill 1,000 enemies in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Veteran: Kill 2,000 enemies in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Bruiser: Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3

Expect Mass Effect Legendary Edition from 14 May on Windows PC via EA Play and Steam alongside Xbox One and PS4 (also compatible on Xbox Series S & X and PS5).

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

14 May 2021
PC PS4 Xbox One
 

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