Game Expansions for Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2: The Arrival
RPG 29 March 2011
Another DLC for the action RPG game Mass Effect 2 from studio BioWare. The Arrival presents events which fill in the gap between the second and the third installment in the Mass Effect series. Admiral Hackett asks commander Shepard to rescue a covert operative from Batarians - dr Amanda Kenson has found evidence for existence of the Reapers and knows the exact time of their attack on the defenseless galaxy. The main difference between The Arrival and the core game or other expansions (as well as a factor which makes this DLC more difficult) is the fact that this time you are working alone, without other members of your team. Therefore you need to avoid open battles and depend only on your own skills. However, The Arrival offers not only combat and sneaking but also a lot of dialogues and new information about the Mass Effect universe which prepare you for Mass Effect 3.
Mass Effect 2: Lair of the Shadow Broker
RPG 07 September 2010
A major story expansion for the action RPG game Mass Effect 2 which was released at the beginning of 2010. The plot of Lair of the Shadow Broker concentrates on the eponymous, mysterious information dealer. Liara T’Soni had a clash with him trying to recover commander Shepard’s body in one of the comic books, and he's been keeping an eye on her ever since. Your task in the DLC is to help her in taking revenge on the Shadow Broker and stopping his ominous operations. The action takes place in several locations, including Liara’s Illium appartment, emporium attacked by terrorists and the enormous ship serving as the Broker's base of operations. In the expansion you are fighting the agents of Shadow Broker mostly on foot, but there is also a spectacular flying car chase sequence. After finishing the new storyline you can access Broker’s hideout, where you can look into dossiers of your team members, plan next missions, watch vids and get information about planets rich in resources.
Mass Effect 2: Overlord
RPG 15 June 2010
Another DLC for the second installment in the action RPG series Mass Effect. The expansion offers new storyline which can be started during the main campaign or after its conclusion. The add-on tells the story of a failed Cerberus experiment which was supposed to discover a way to communicate with the geth. Former chief of the project asks Shepard for help, when an aggressive AI takes control of his research station and tries to take over the surrounding computer systems. During the mission your task is to find the base where the experiment took place and stop the AI before it manages to infect networks in the entire galaxy. It is also worth mentioning that Mass Effect: Overlord allows to you to use a vehicle – hovercraft M-44 Hammerhead (unavailable in the core game).
Mass Effect 2: Kasumi - Stolen Memory
RPG 06 April 2010
A story DLC expansion for the science-fiction action RPG Mass Effect 2 developed by BioWare studio. Kasumi - Stolen Memory expansion adds a new plot to the base game. The new plot focuses on the title female thief who asks commander Shepard for help in getting inside a mansion of an arms dealer, Donovan Hock. From there, she wants to steal a neural implant which belonged to her brutally murdered partner. The mission objective is to reach the location and fight a challenging opponent in a final duel. What’s interesting, after completing the mission Kasumi becomes a full-fledged member of the team. She has very useful camouflage ability. The expansion also offers some previously unavailable technologies, including a submachine gun, Shepard’s casual outfit and the possibility to explore a few additional planets.
Mass Effect 2: Firewalker
RPG 23 March 2010
A free DLC for the second installment in the series of action RPG games from BioWare, available for download from the Cerberus Network (accessible from the main menu). Mass Effect 2: Firewalker offers seven new locations and five story missions. The most important new feature, however, is the M-44 Hammerhead – a vehicle which makes exploration of certain planets much easier. Unlike Mako from the first game in the series, Hammerhead is a hovercraft reaching top speed of 120 kph and equipped with homing missiles, very useful when it comes to destroying enemies.