Mass Effect 3: Citadel Review
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Mass Effect 3: Citadel Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3*, PC
Dev: BioWare
Pub: EA
Release: March 5, 2013
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language, Violence

Not to mention the Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC gives us more treasured moments with our favorite characters. It provides the perfect bonding experience, seeing as how squaddies can be invited to Shepard's new digs. Or, when Shepard's out on the town, the crew could be at locations and events can be triggered. The Garrus date is my new favorite social event in the series. Still, the moments with the team aren't the only great parts. Even characters who aren't present get development, as new Anderson information comes up thanks to excerpts from his biography conveniently placed around Shepard's new apartment.

Mass Effect 3: Citadel Screenshot

The overall quality of Mass Effect 3 Citadel is just fantastic. The voice acting is top notch, the new areas are detailed and look fantastic, I dig the new music, and even the casino and arcade games are a decent way to kill some time. I did experience some texture issues, mainly where clothing didn't display properly for a moment. You know, the minor Mass Effect 3 hiccups we've seen before. They happen, but they're usually brief.

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I'd say the Mass Effect 3 Citadel DLC is the add-on to acquire. It's full of fun and feel-good moments. In fact, I'd say that it's so good that it makes up for the lack of a happy ending. Sure, the world's coming to an end, things look grim, and, depending on your choices, Shepard won't come out of this alive. But until that happens, we'll enjoy some fluff and plan a rocking party.

By
Jenni Lada
Contributing Writer
Date: March 6, 2013

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
4.5
Graphics
All the new areas look fantastic, but there are still some texture issues in event scenes.
5.0
Control
Shepard and her team are easy to control, and none of the essential gameplay mechanics have been changed.
5.0
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
All of the voice actors return with fantastic performances and the new background tracks provide the perfect ambiance.
5.0
Play Value
This DLC is loaded with content, so even after the nine missions are done, people will have plenty of reason to explore the new areas alone or with virtual friends.
4.8
Overall Rating - Must Buy
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game Features:

  • 9 new missions for Shepard and her crew to undertake.
  • New social events for every Mass Effect 3 squadmate.
  • Prior Mass Effect squadmates return for socializing and arena battles.
  • Five new areas are added to the Citadel.
  • New weapons, weapon mods and war assets can be acquired.


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