If you want to know how long it takes to hit the whole Mass Effect Legendary EditionYou are in the right place. This huge collection of three hugely popular titles has completely revamped some aspects of the series and provided a refreshing experience for the year-long trilogy. Not only did each game come with a considerable amount of content by default, but the numerous DLCs that were later released have added your playtime significantly, with plenty of new scenarios, areas to explore, and characters to interact with.
The Legendary Edition contains almost all of the DLC released before all three games. So if you want to experience all of the single player events in every game outside of the main storyline, expect a few hundred hours to be invested in Mass Effect’s Legendary Edition. Let’s look at some details below.
Oddly enough, all three Mass Effect Legendary Edition games take almost the same hours to complete, including DLC and side content. In addition, these statistics are based on thousands of reports from players who have registered their playthroughs in online forums and websites, and of course our personal experience.
The first game in the series is the shortest of the three games in terms of the single player base campaign and lasts around 18 hours. If you also want to clear all side missions and DLC content, look at around 30 hours of gameplay and for all the performance hunters out there, you can easily hit the 45 hour mark.
While Mass Effect 2 has a longer story, which results in more hours being spent on the campaign itself, the DLC and side content for this game are generally much shorter. However, expect around 25 hours for the main game to complete, around 36 hours for all of the side content, and a little over 50 hours trying to get 100% complete, including achievements and trophies.
This is extremely strange and also oddly satisfying, but the third and final game of the original trilogy requires almost exactly the same game time as Mass Effect 2. The base story contains around 25 hours of content, each side mission and DLC expansions can take up to 35 hours. Brand to be completed, and perfectionists take 50 hours for everything.
If we add up all three titles in the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, it would take around 65 to 70 hours to complete the main story. That alone justifies the price of the bundle, but when you consider that you can spend hundreds of hours doing every DLC and getting every trophy and achievement in the game, I’d say the price is more than worth it. And we’re not talking about rushing DLC or just cashing in to extend the life of the game. The Mass Effect series is known for having great branching stories through its additional content, and some of the characters it contains are some of the most memorable in the franchise. Not to mention how better Mass Effect 3 looks when you add the DLC to its subpar story and eventually bring us the conclusion we’ve always wanted for this part of the franchise, with Andromeda sitting on the sidelines.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition is available for PlayStation, Xbox and PC. For more related content on the game, check out our list here.
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