InsightBits writes, "Effect 2 literally starts off with a bang. This lays the foundation and impressively keeps the action packed momentum going throughout the game. The opening scene also provides justification for restarting Shepard from level 1 in a manner you would least expect.
As soon as players take control of Shepard, players will realize the astonishing improvements in controls. The controls, shooting mechanics and the cover system are of the standards we have come to expect from the best of shooters."