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Will Mass Effect 2 Be Better on the PS3?

by Jack McGrath | January 18, 2011January 18, 2011 10:00 am PST

The Mass Effect franchise has been hailed by many as being the single-most memorable series of this console generation. PlayStation 3 owners, however, have been left out as the first two games have been exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC for some time now. Though PS3 fanboys will not get the opportunity to play the first installment considering the fact that Microsoft owns the publishing rights, BioWare has decided to launch the second game, all DLC included, onto Sony’s platform. Are PS3 owners better off with the newer version of the game?

To put it succinctly – absolutely. How great of a deal are PlayStation fans getting? They get to play one of last year’s best games on the Mass Effect 3 engine, which ups the graphical capabilities as well as technical finesse, with all of the DLC ever released for it at no additional charge. To prove that free DLC is enough to make many considering buying the game again on the PS3, we created a chart of all downloadable content that has been made available for Mass Effect 2.

For all of the paid content within that list, players would usually have to shell out between $30 and $40. It is an added bonus for PlayStation owners. They have to jump on a great deal of this content early, however, as much of it becomes paid DLC after February 23rd.

What do you think? Are you going to pick up a PS3 version of Mass Effect 2? If you played through Mass Effect on the Xbox, would this convince you to buy the game again? Let us know in the comments below.

Jack McGrath

Rooted in his childhood obsession with dismantling and reassembling gizmos and gadgets around the house, Jack McGrath's knowledge of programming,...