Mygamer writes: "In a holiday season highlighted by a pileup of blockbuster sequels, Mass Effect 2 is a game that still manages to stand out among its peers. Mass Effect 1 wowed RPG and shooter fans alike with its exceptional presentation and compelling story. While the gameplay was sturdy, it certainly didn't blow anyone away. Its sequel looks bring its gameplay up to snuff with the other aspects of the game, while bringing the whole game forward. Spoilers for ME1 are abound here, so look away if you don't want them."