"All in all, Mass Effect is every bit a great as we were promised. The story is fantastic, the graphics are unbelievable, sound is fairly good and the music is wonderful, but weird difficulty changes, ridiculous length and a failed 'run and gun' battle system keep Mass Effect from its almost perfect score. Even with the tiny faults, Mass Effect will be one of those games that still gets discussed years and years from now."
- Jason Nimer, 12/1/2007
In The End, This Game Hath Been Rated: 95% - Award of Excellence