"Mass Effect" is an epic science-fiction action and role-playing game (RPG) experience created by BioWare, the commercially and critically acclaimed RPG developer of "Jade Empire" and "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic."
"Mass Effect" will deliver an immersive, story-driven gameplay experience presented in a cinematic style with high production values, extraordinary levels of visual fidelity, incredible exploration and realistic digital actors. Published by Microsoft Game Studios, "Mass Effect" is an exclusive title for the Xbox 360 video game system.
Players assume the role of an elite human Spectre agent, Commander Shepard, entrusted with keeping law and order in the galaxy. The player uncovers a threat so great it could destroy all life in the galaxy. As the only human Spectre, Commander Shepard's job is complicated by the fact that no one will believe the word of a human, a race not fully trusted by the other alien races. However, the galaxy must be convinced of the grave threat at hand or all life could be exterminated for all eternity.
Players will travel across an expansive universe to piece the mystery together. As they discover and explore the uncharted edges of the galaxy, they come closer to an overwhelming truth - learning that the placid and serene universe they know is about to come to a violent end and that they are the only being who can stop it. Throughout Shepard's exploits, players will face morally challenging decisions that will impact the future of all races, and how humans are ultimately viewed on the galactic stage.