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Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Achievements Guide

Mass Effect Legendary Edition has a long list of achievements players can complete for bragging rights.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition has a long list of achievements players can complete for bragging rights. / BioWare, EA

Mass Effect Legendary Edition has a long list of achievements players can complete for bragging rights.

Like any game, Mass Effect and its sequels were imbued with several distinct achievements and trophies for players to earn through their adventure in-game. Some are simple—having to do with normal plot progression rather than relying on players to seek them out. Others are more abstract and can only be completed if Shepard makes certain decisions. Even more complicated is the fact that a handful of achievements are unique to the game they take place in.

Below, we've compiled a list of all of them within Legendary Edition and how to get them.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition: Achievements Guide

For the sake of convenience, we've broken these down according to the game they correspond to.

Mass Effect (32)

  • Medal of Honor—Complete the game on any difficulty.
  • Completionist—Play through 75% of the game.
  • Colonial Savior—Complete "Bring Down the Sky" mission.
  • Distinguished Service Medal—Complete mission on Eden Prime.
  • Spectre Inductee—Become a Spectre.
  • Search and Rescue—Rescue Liara T'Soni in the Artemis Tau cluster.
  • Medal of Heroism—Complete mission on Feros.
  • Honorarium of Corporate Service—Complete mission on Noveria.
  • Council Legion of Merit—Complete Mission on Virmire.
  • Meritorious Service Medal—Complete mission on Ilos.
  • Charismatic—Use Charm/Intimidate options to resolve an "impossible" situation.
  • Principled—Accumulate 75% of total possible Paragon or Renegade points.
  • Archivist—Find all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races, and Non-Council Races codex entries.
  • Solider Ally—Complete five missions with a soldier (Ashley) squad member.
  • Sentinel Ally—Complete five missions with a sentinel (Kaiden) squad member.
  • Quarian Ally—Complete five missions with a quarian (Tali'Zorah) squad member.
  • Turian Ally—Complete five missions with a turian (Garrus) squad member.
  • Asari Ally—Complete five missions with an asari (Liara) squad member.
  • Krogan Ally—Complete five missions with a krogan (Wrex) squad member.
  • Medal of Exploration I/II/III—Land on 1/4/8 uncharted world(s).
  • Lift Mastery—Use biotic Lift ability 25 times.
  • Throw Mastery—Use biotic Throw ability 25 times.
  • Barrier Mastery—Use biotic Barrier ability 25 times.
  • Warp Mastery—Use biotic Warp ability 25 times.
  • Singularity Mastery—Use biotic Singularity ability 25 times.
  • Stasis Mastery—Use biotic Stasis ability 25 times.
  • First Aid Specialist—Use Medi-gel 50 times.
  • AI Hacking Specialist—Use AI Hacking ability 25 times.
  • Dampening Specialist—Use Dampening Field ability 25 times.
  • Neural Shock Specialist—Use Neural Shock ability 25 times.
  • Sabotage Specialist—Use Sabotage ability 25 times.
  • Electronics Specialist—Use Shield Overload ability 25 times.

Mass Effect 2 (44)

  • Mission Accomplished—Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation.
  • Missing in Action—Save your crew from an overwhelming attack.
  • Very Illusive—Return to active duty.
  • Colony Defense—Defend a human colony from attack.
  • The Archangel—Recruit Archangel (Garrus).
  • The Assassin—Recruit the assassin (Thane).
  • The Convict—Recruit the convict (Jack).
  • The Quarian—Recruit the quarian (Tali'Zorah).
  • The Professor—Recruit the professor (Mordin).
  • The Krogan—Recruit the Krogan (Grunt).
  • The Justiciar—Recruit the justiciar (Samara).
  • Friend or Foe—Obtain geth technology.
  • Cat's in the Cradle—Gain the loyalty of the assassin (Thane).
  • Catharsis—Gain the loyalty of the biotic convict (Jack).
  • Fade Away—Gain the loyalty of Archangel (Garrus).
  • Doppelganger—Help the justiciar complete her mission (Samara).
  • Ghost of the Father—Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative (Jacob).
  • The Cure—Gain the loyalty of the professor (Mordin).
  • Battlemaster—Gain the loyalty of the krogan (Grunt).
  • The Prodigal—Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer (Miranda).
  • Treason—Gain the loyalty of the quarian (Tali'Zorah).
  • Revenge!—Gain the loyalty of the mercenary (Zaeed).
  • Broke, Blind, and Bedlam—Gain the loyalty of the thief (Kasumi).
  • Ghost Ship—Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel.
  • Digital Exorcist—Successfully shut down the rogue VI in Project Overlord.
  • Heart of Darkness—Confront the Shadow Broker.
  • A House Divided—Hack a geth collective.
  • Suicide Mission—Use the Omega 4 Relay.
  • No One Left Behind—Keep your team alive through the suicide mission.
  • Against All Odds—Survive the suicide mission.
  • Power Full—Evolve any power.
  • Scholar—Unlock 15 new ME2 codex entries.
  • Weapon Specialist—Fully upgrade a weapon.
  • Scientist—Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory.
  • Operative—Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world.
  • Agent—Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds.
  • Galactic Explorer—Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster.
  • Tactician—Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects.
  • Head Hunter—Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets.
  • Big Game Hunter—Defeat the Thresher Maw.
  • Merciless—Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire.
  • Incineration Specialist—Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies.
  • Overload Specialist—Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies.
  • Warp Specialist—Warp the barriers of 25 enemies.

Mass Effect 3 (38)

  • Driven—Return to active duty.
  • Bringer of War—Chase down an assassin.
  • Mobilizer—Bring a veteran officer aboard.
  • World Shaker—Destroy an Atlas dropped from orbit.
  • Party Crasher—Sabotage a dreadnought.
  • Tunnel Rat—Survive the swarm.
  • Pathfinder—Explore a lost city.
  • Hard Target—Call down an orbital strike.
  • Savior—Free Omega from Cerberus Occupation.
  • Under Pressure—Uncover an ancient secret.
  • Last Resort—Stop an out-of-control scheme before it's too late.
  • Saboteur—Disable a group of fighter squadrons.
  • Arbiter—Win a political stand-off.
  • Last Witness—Extract ancient technology.
  • Executioner—Defeat an old adversary.
  • Fact Finder—Discover an enemy's monstrous origin.
  • Well Connected—Send a warning across the galaxy.
  • Problem Solver—Evacuate a scientific facility.
  • Liberator—Stop a Cerberus kidnapping.
  • Master and Commander—Deliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict.
  • Patriot—Make the final assault.
  • Legend—Mission accomplished (complete the game).
  • The One and Only—Defeat a group of Spectre-level opponents on Normal, Hardcore, or Insanity.
  • Shopaholic—Visit a store on the Citadel.
  • Lost and Found—Dispatch 10 probes to retrieve people or resources in Reaper territory.
  • A Personal Touch—Modify any weapon.
  • Gunsmith—Upgrade any weapon to level 10.
  • Focused—Evolve any power beyond rank six.
  • Untouchable—Escape Reapers on the Galaxy Map.
  • Combined Arms—Perform any combination of 50 biotic combos or tech bursts.
  • Shield Breaker—Overload the shields of 100 enemies.
  • Sky High—Lift 100 enemies off the ground with powers.
  • Pyromaniac—Set 100 enemies on fire with powers.
  • Mail Slot—Kill 10 guardians with headshots from the front while their shields are raised.
  • Always Prepared—Obtain two non-customizable suits of armor.
  • Giant Killer—Defeat a harvester.
  • Hijacker—Hijack an Atlas mech.
  • Eye of the Hurricane—Kill a brute while it's charging you.

Collective (7)

  • Insanity I/II/III—Complete Mass Effect/ME2/ME3 on Insanity without changing difficulty.
  • Paramour I/II/III—Establish (or rekindle) a romance in Mass Effect/ME2/ME3.
  • Long Service Medal—Complete all three games using the same character.
  • Bruiser—Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks.
  • Recruit—Kill 250 enemies.
  • Soldier—Kill1000 enemies.
  • Veteran—Kill 2000 enemies.

Good luck, Commander. DBLTAP out.