The galaxy is trapped in an endless cycle of extinction. Every 50,000 years, an ancient machine race invades the galaxy. With ruthless efficiency, the machines wipe out all advanced organic civilization. They leave behind only the scattered ruins of technology, destroying all evidence of their own existence.
Few believe this ancient legend. You, however, know it to be true. The fight to stop this extinction event has become the most important mission in the galaxy.
It is your mission. As Commander Shepard of the SS Normandy, you will take your elite recon squad across a galaxy in turmoil, in a desperate race to stop the return of an enemy without mercy. To stop this enemy, you must act without remorse, without hesitation, and outside the limits of the law. Your only imperative is to preserve the safety of civilized life in the galaxy - at any cost. You must become the tip of the spear of humanity, for you alone know the full extent of what is at stake if you should fail.
To run Mass Effect on high graphics settings your PC will require at least a 0MB GeForce 7900 GTX / Radeon X1800 Series 256MB with a Pentium 4 2.66GHz or Athlon 64 3700+ CPU. 2 GB will also be needed to achieve the Mass Effect rec specs and get 60FPS. To be able to run at all you will need at least 1 GB system memory. We suggest a 13 year old PC to play smoothly.