How Long Does It Take to Beat Mass Effect 1? – Answered

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If you still haven’t had a chance to lay your hands on a Mass Effect game or you want to return to that universe, now is the perfect time—if you have a PlayStation Plus subscription, you can get Mass Effect Legendary Edition for PS4 as a part of the December Monthly Games pack.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition contains single-player content from all three Mass Effect games and most of the DLC content for each. Mass Effect 1 received the biggest touchups in terms of graphics, loading time, and combat mechanics, considering that the game was released in 2007.

In case you’re planning to relive the story of Commander Shephard, you may want to know how long it takes to beat Mass Effect 1. Here’s your answer, so you can plan your gaming time accordingly!

How Long It Takes to Beat Mass Effect 1

Like for almost every other game, the answer to this question depends on your playing style. Some players may just want to run through the main story, while others may want to spend some more time with everything Mass Effect 1 has to offer.

The consensus is that Mass Effect 1 main story takes 17 or 18 hours on average to complete. This may feel short compared to some 25 to 30 hours of the main story that the biggest titles offer nowadays, but remember that Mass Effect 1 hails back from different times.

Still, those who wish to explore every nook and cranny and stay with the game as long as possible can end up with more than 40 hours of playtime.

How Long Does It Take to Beat Mass Effect 1 DLC?

If the base game is not enough to quench your Mass Effect thirst, you can get two pieces of DLC content—Bring Down the Sky and Pinnacle Station—that take some 2 hours each for 100% completion.

While Bring Down the Sky is included in the Legendary Edition, Pinnacle Station is available to PC and Xbox 360 players only.

If you’re looking for more Mass Effect content, check out which Mass Effect character we included in our top list of the sexiest video game characters or how to download Mass Effect: Infiltrator APK.

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