David Jenkins writes:
"Many video games are obsessed with describing themselves as epic. If it's got more than two cut scenes, and the story campaign lasts over four hours, then as far as the back of the box is concerned it's the video game equivalent of Ben Hur. But Mass Effect is one of the few that really earns the classification. And now that the initial trilogy of games is complete we've no hesitation in describing it as one of the most important achievements in interactive storytelling."