Mass Effect Hints & Cheats
- Complete the game on Normal to unlock the secrets
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete the game once Hardcore Mode Start a New Game, then select to use existing Career. You'll be playing with your older character (with all items and skills intact) New Game + Beat the game on the Hardcore difficulty without changing the difficulty Insane Difficulty
AchievementsComplete each of the following achievements below to get the allotted gamerscore.
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete 1 Mass Effect Playthrough on any setting. Medal of Honor (100) Complete Feros. Medal of Heroism (25) Complete Eden Prime. Distinguished Service Medal (25) Complete Virmire. Council Legion of Merit (25) Complete Noveria. Honorarium of Corporate Service (25) Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting. Long Service Medal (25) Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Hardcore difficulty setting. Distinguished Combat Medal (25) Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Insanity difficulty setting. Medal of Valor (50) Register 150 Pistol Kills. Pistol Expert (10) Register 150 Shotgun Kills. Shotgun Expert (15) Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills. Assault Rifle Expert (15) Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills. Sniper Expert (15) Use biotic Lift 75 times. Lift Mastery (15) Use biotic Throw 75 times. Throw Mastery (15) Use biotic Warp 75 times. Warp Mastery (15) Use biotic Singularity 75 times. Singularity Mastery (15) Use biotic Barrier 75 times. Barrier Mastery (15) Use biotic Stasis 75 times. Stasis Mastery (15) Use Damping Field 75 times. Damping Specialist (15) Use AI Hacking 75 times. AI Hacking Specialist (15) Use Shield Overload 75 times. Overlord Specialist (15) Become a Spectre. Spectre Inductee (15) Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation. Charismatic (10) Locate Dr. TíSoni in the Artemis Tau cluster. Search and Rescue (10) Complete any romance subplot. Paramour (10) Accumulate 75% of total Paragon points. Paragon (15) Accumulate 75% of total Renegade points. Renegade (15) Reach 60th level with one character. Extreme Power Gamer (50) Reach 50th level with one character. Power Gamer (20) Complete the majority of the game with the asari squad member. Asari Ally (20) Complete the majority of the game with the quarian squad member. Quarian Ally (20) Complete the majority of the game with the turian squad member. Turian Ally (20) Complete the majority of the game with the Krogan squad member. Krogan Ally (20) Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance sentinel squad member. Sentinal Ally (20) Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance soldier squad member. Soldier Ally (20) Register 250 Synthetic enemy kills. Geth Hunter (25) Register 150 organic enemy kills. Dog of War (25) Exceed 1,000,000 Credits. Rich (25) Land on an uncharted world. Medal of Exploration (50) Complete playthrough with shield damage greater than health damage. Tactician (25) Complete the majority of the game. Completionist (25) Use Sabotage 75 times. Sabotage Specialist (15) Use medi-gel 150 times. First Aid Specialist (15) Use Neural Shock 75 times. Neural Shock Specialist (15) Find all primary Aliens: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries. Scholar (25)
Character Benefit UnlockablesYou have to attain certain achievements to gain benefits on future plays through the game. Simply do the achievement to gain it.
How to Unlock Unlockable Attain 150 Kills with Sniper Rifle Sniper Rifle Skill for New Characters Attain 150 Kills with Assault Rifle Assault Rifle Skill for New Characters Attain 150 Kills with Shotgun Shotgun Skill for New Characters Use Overload 75 Times Electronics Skill for New Characters Use Sabotage 75 Times Decryption Skill for New Characters Use Dampening 75 Times Shielding Skill for New Characters Kill 150 Organic Beings +10% Health Bonus Kill 250 Synthetics +10% Shield Bonus Attain 150 Kills with Pistol +25% Marksman Cooldown Bonus Complete 75% of Game +10% Experience Bonus Complete 75% of Game with Ashley in Squad +10% Hardening Bonus Attain 1,000,000 Credits in your Wallet. Spectre Grade Weapons for Purchase Use Lift 75 Times Lift Skill (for non-biotics) Use "Singularity" 75 times Unlocks "Singularity" skill for future characters Complete 75% of Game with Wrex in Squad Regenerate 1 Health per Second Complete 75% of Game with Tali in Squad 10% Reduced Cooldown for Sabotage and AI Hacking Complete 75% of Game with Garrusin Squad 10% Reduced Cooldown for Overload and Damping Complete 75% of Game with Kaiden in Squad 10% Reduced Cooldown for Lift and Throw Complete 75% of Game with Liara in Squad 10% Reduced Cooldown for Barrier and Stasis Use 150 Medi-gel First Aid Skill for New Characters Use Throw 75 Times Throw Skill for New Characters Use Statis 75 Times Statis Skill for New Characters Use Barrier 75 Times Barrier Skill for New Characters Use Warp 75 Times Warp Skill for New Characters Use Neural Hacking 75 Times Medicine Skill for New Characters Use AI Hacking 75 Times Hacking Skill for New Characters Complete the Game Twice on any Difficulty 5% Increase in Weapon Damage Sustain More Shield Damage than Health Damage on One Playthrough 10% Shield Increase Reach 50th level with one character +5% Experience Bonus
Unlockable Gamer PicsCompleting the game on the Hardcore and Insanity difficulties will unlock 2 special gamer pics for use on your profile.
How to Unlock Unlockable Gain the Distinguished Combat Medal achievement Saren Gamer Pic Gain the Medal of Valor achievement "N7" Gamer Pic
Downloadable Content Achievements
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete the Bring Down the Sky mission. Colonial Savior (50)
DLC AchievementsComplete each achievement to receive the allotted gamerscore.
How to Unlock Unlockable Complete Ahern's survival mission Undisputed (50) Take first place in any combat scenario on Pinnacle Station New Sheriff in Town (50) Take first place in 12 combat scenarios on Pinnacle Station Best of the Best (50)
Glitch: Use Mako on Therum Mini-Boss FightIt is possible to take the Mako through the gap in between the two rocks, where you are supposed to get out and travel on foot. Drive in to the gap, then from inside the gap drive up the left rock, until you are completely on your side, wedged between both rocks. Slowly inch forward and use boosts to slide through the gap.The geth and the walkers (the mini boss fight after the video) will not attack the Mako, and they die after only a couple of cannon shots.
Have ANY character equip ANY armor even without training!!!Potential of Glitch: You could have Kaiden (normaly a light armor only character) Wearing Krogan Heavy Armor!!!! Preparation: 1) First, you have to have the armor you want to equip in your inventory... 2) Then make sure that you have more armor upgrades(ex: Combat Exoskeleton IX) than armors. 3) Count, from the bottom of the armor list, up until you have highlighted the armor you want to equip. Remember that number. 4) Press " X " to go to the upgrades then.... Here is where the glitch is performed... 5) This part must be executed very fast, almost instantly, but not quite... Press and HOLD " Y " then hit " A " in that order. DO NOT press them simultaneously. Normally this would turn the upgrade into Omni-Gel, but since you HELD DOWN THE " Y " BUTTON, and tapped " A " very quickly... the game glitches!! 6) If done correctly... you will here the salvage sound, then a Prompt Screen pops up asking "Are sure you want to reduce to Omni-Gel..." Press " B " so you DO NOT salvage your upgrade. 7) You should see a lot of armor upgrades with duplicated info. (info located just to the left of item) 8) Once again go to the bottom and count up to the number you found earlier... 9) Press " A " to equip and enjoy!!!!!
Walkthroughs & FAQs
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by infernalshadow5||176K|
|Achievement Guide||Achievement Guide by Gamer364||50K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by Haeravon||370K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by etjester||410K|
|Other||Item Price Guide by GreatEmerald||236K|
|Other||Perfect Shepard Guide by HuyDucTran||39K|
|Other||Planets Guide by Shadow.||212K|
|Other||Codex Guide by Shadow.||211K|
|Other||Mass Effect Galaxy Map by jekoln||129K|
|Other||Prothean/Turian/Asari Collectible Map by jekoln||107K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by Shotgunnova||350K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by Warfreak||500K|
|Other||Character Optimization Guide by Sajber||44K|
|Other||Enemy/Tactics Guide by Kranti1992||70K|
|FAQ/Walkthrough||FAQ/Walkthrough by TheGum||192K|
|Other||Class/Skill Guide by Fragnarok||55K|
|Other||Sidequest Guide by fish_guts||106K|
|Other||Citadel Map by Fungah||101K|
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