|Mass Effect Cheats and Hints!|
Hints: Hades Gamma Cluster Hidden Missions:
To play the hidden mission in the Plutus system of the Hades Gamma Cluster, get 75% Renegade. To play
the hidden mission in the Cacus system, get 75% Paragon.
Hints: Recommended Career:
Play as a War Hero Soldier first. By doing this, during your second play through you will have all of
the money, weapons, and armor to use for the other careers.
Hints: Things to Achieve:
Complete each of the following tasks below to get the allotted gamerscore:
Charismatic  - Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation.
Pistol Expert  - Register 150 Pistol Kills.
Search and Rescue  - Locate Dr. T'Soni in the Artemis Tau cluster.
Paramour  - Complete any romance subplot.
Sabotage Specialist  - Use Sabotage 75 times.
Renegade  - Accumulate 75% of total Renegade points.
Overlord Specialist  - Use Shield Overload 75 times.
Paragon  - Accumulate 75% of total Paragon points.
Singularity Mastery  - Use biotic Singularity 75 times.
Throw Mastery  - Use biotic Throw 75 times.
Warp Mastery  - Use biotic Warp 75 times.
Stasis Mastery  - Use biotic Stasis 75 times.
Spectre Inductee  - Become a Spectre.
AI Hacking Specialist  - Use AI Hacking 75 times.
Sniper Expert  - Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills.
Shotgun Expert  - Register 150 Shotgun Kills.
Neural Shock Specialist  - Use Neural Shock 75 times.
First Aid Specialist  - Use medi-gel 150 times.
Damping Specialist  - Use Damping Field 75 times.
Lift Mastery  - Use biotic Lift 75 times.
Barrier Mastery  - Use biotic Barrier 75 times.
Assault Rifle Expert  - Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills.
Quarian Ally  - Complete the majority of the game with the querian squad member.
Soldier Ally  - Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance soldier squad member.
Asari Ally  - Complete the majority of the game with the asari squad member.
Power Gamer  - Reach 50th level with one character.
Turian Ally  - Complete the majority of the game with the turian squad member.
Krogan Ally  - Complete the majority of the game with the Krogan squad member.
Sentinal Ally  - Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance sentinel squad member.
Distinguished Combat Medal  - Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Hardcore difficulty setting.
Completionist  - Complete the majority of the game.
Council Legion of Merit  - Complete Virmire.
Tactician  - Complete playthrough with shield damage greater than health damage.
Rich  - Exceed 1,000,000 Credits.
Honorarium of Corporate Service  - Complete Noveria.
Medal of Heroism  - Complete Feros.
Distinguished Service Medal  - Complete Eden Prime.
Geth Hunter  - Register 250 Synthetic enemy kills.
Dog of War  - Register 150 organic enemy kills.
Long Service Medal  - Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting.
Scholar  - Find all primary Aliens: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries.
Medal of Exploration  - Land on an uncharted world.
Medal of Valor  - Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Insanity difficulty setting.
Extreme Power Gamer  - Reach 60th level with one character.
Medal of Honor  - Complete 1 Mass Effect Playthrough on any setting.
Hints: Mako Controls:
Use the following controls while in the Mako.
Press RB - Fire rockets.
Press RT - Fire main gun.
Press A - Undercarriage Rockets. This is useful for getting 'unstuck', setting the Mako upright if
upside down, and stabilizing from falling off a mountain.
Press X - Return to the Nomandy.
Press B - Exit Mako for on-foot exploration.
Hold LT - First person view.
Click Right Analog-stick while hiting LT - Zoom. Click it again for additional zoom. Click it again
to exit zoom.
Hints: Easy Ally Achievements:
Use the following trick to unlock all six ally tasks with only three playthroughs. When you start
the game, focus on getting all six of your teammates. Choose two of them to play through the game
with. Keep those two until you complete the majority of the game. You will get the ally achievement
for the teammate you recruited first. After you get it, replace that teammate with another one
as soon as possible. After the next assignment you complete, you will then unlock the ally achievement
for the second teammate.
Hints: Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2 Reference:
Nihlus, the first Spectre you meet, is a reference to Darth Nihlus in Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
2. They both have the same face paint.
Hints: Ensure Experience Points and Gamerpoints:
After a major plot has been played, make sure to talk to your crew. This will give you experience points
for clues and boost your crew's morale.
Hints: 'Scholarship' Achievement Codec Locations:
This achievement requires that you locate information on all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races,
and Non-Council Races.
Aliens: Council Races
Asari: Speak with Captain Anderson after the first meeting with the council.
Salarians: Speak with Captain Anderson after the first meeting with the council.
Turians: In the beginning of the game if you miss it, you can get it by speaking to people about Specters
and Saran. Otherwise, it should appear after your first encounter with Ashley.
Aliens: Extinct Races
Rachni: Speak with the VI Avina near the Consort Chambers/Krogran Statue about the Rachni wars.
Protheans: Speak with Captain Anderson and Nihlus on the Normandy at the beginning of the game in the
Communications Room. This is your only chance in the game to get this codec. If you miss it, you
will not be able to recover it later in the game.
Aliens: Non-Council Races
Batarians: After you become a Spectre, speak with Captain Anderson about his Spectre activities at the
Elcor: Speak with the diplomat Calyn in the embassy. He is located at the end of the hallway to the right
of the Embassy Clerk next to Udina's office.
Geth: While on the mission Eden Prime you will receive this codec automatically.
Hanar: Speak with the Hanar Shopkeeper at the Emporium.
Keepers: Speak with the VI Avina in the northwest part of the Presidium. She is very close to the Preaching
Hanar and C-Sec Turian whom are arguing.
Krogan: You get this automatically by entering Choras Den. A scene will play showing the Krogran Wrex.
Quarians: Speak with Garrus in the medical center after fighting the thugs.
Volus: Talk to the VI Avina closest to the Embassy Clerk. You will get this by asking the VI why the
Volus were the first race to get an embassy.
When looking for certain items or armor, save before talking to merchant for first time. The merchandise
is random. If you do not get anything you want, reload the game and talk to the merchant again.
This trick can be used about three times whenever enough game time has elapsed for merchants to
respawn new items.
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