What you need to know
- Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda have both been brought to Steam by EA in a surprise move.
- Originally, both games were exclusive to Origin, EA's PC gaming distribution platform.
- All DLC for both games is available as well.
- Both games are on sale for 50% off until July 9, 2020.
In a surprise move, EA has brought both Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda to Steam. Previously, both games were exclusive to Origin, which is EA's own distribution service. The DLC for both games is available on Steam as well. All of Mass Effect 3's singleplayer expansions (including the Extended Cut ending) are sold as part of a bundle, while Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer DLC packs are sold individually. Now that all of Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda are on Steam, fans can now enjoy the entire Mass Effect franchise in one place instead of having to swap between Steam and Origin.
Both games are also on sale for 50% off on Steam until July 9, 2020 as part of a promotion. This sale extends to Mass Effect 3's DLC bundle, but it doesn't apply to Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer packs. Still, it's nice that Steam users will be able to get Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda for a great price right away.
Will you be getting these games on Steam? Let us know. Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect: Andromeda are available for $15 right now on Steam. On Xbox One, the games are even cheaper.
Resist the Reapers
Save Earth...and the universe, too
Mass Effect 3 is the final game in the famous Mass Effect trilogy, giving players the chance to defeat the Reapers once and for all.
Welcome to a new galaxy
A new beginning
Mass Effect: Andromeda takes place long after Mass Effect 3, far away from the conflict with the Reapers. This gives players an opportunity to experience a whole new adventure.
Affordable accessories that'll pair perfectly with your PC
Every one of these awesome PC accessories will enhance your everyday experience — and none cost more than $30.
KLIM Aim RGB gaming mouse (opens in new tab) ($30 at Amazon)
Whether you're a gamer or not, this is an absurdly good mouse for the price. It's ambidextrous, has a responsive sensor, a braided cable, tank-like build quality, and, yes, it has RGB lighting, though you can turn it off if that's not your thing.
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Use a wired mouse? You need a mouse bungee to keep your cable tidy and free of snags. You get no drag on the cable, and this one has subtle styling, a rust-resistant spring and a weighted base, all for $20.
In 2012 I promised EA that I wouldn't buy another game from them until they stopped making them Origin exclusive. 8 years later I can finally make good on that promise.
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