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Mass Effect Legendary Edition achievements and trophies

All achievements and trophies for the original games

A mass effect relay from Mass Effect Image: BioWare/Electronic Arts via Polygon

Mass Effect Legendary Edition brings all three of the games in the franchise together in a single collection. Each of the titles in the series brings its own achievements and trophies, plus some accomplishments across all three games.

In this Mass Effect Legendary Edition achievement and trophy guide, we’ll list the descriptions of each accomplishment for the original Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3. We'll categorize all of them in an easy-to-understand series of lists and show you their in-game descriptions.


Table of contents


Trilogy-wide achievements

These accomplishments are listed in the achievements list in each installment of the trilogy. You can track your progress for these in any of the three games.

  • Insanity I — Complete Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3 on Insanity without changing difficulty
  • Insanity II — Complete two games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Insanity without changing difficulty
  • Insanity III — Complete all three games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition on Insanity without changing difficulty
  • Paramour I — Establish a romantic relationship in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Paramour II — Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship in two games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Paramour III — Establish or rekindle a romantic relationship in all three games in Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Long Service Medal — Finish Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3 with the same character
  • Recruit — Kill 250 enemies in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Soldier — Kill 1,000 enemies in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Veteran — Kill 2,000 enemies in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3
  • Bruiser — Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks in Mass Effect 1, 2 or 3

Gameplay

You’ll receive these achievements for completing certain actions through specific gameplay actions.

Mass Effect

  • Medal of Honor — Complete the game on any difficulty
  • Completionist — Complete the majority of the game
  • Soldier Ally — Complete 5 missions with the Alliance soldier squad member
  • Sentinel Ally — Complete 5 missions with the Alliance sentinel squad member
  • Krogan Ally — Complete 5 missions with the krogan squad member
  • Turian Ally — Complete 5 missions with the turian squad member
  • Quarian Ally — Complete 5 missions with the quarian squad member
  • Asari Ally — Complete 5 missions with the asari squad member
  • Principled — Accumulate 75% of total possible Paragon or Renegade points
  • Charismatic — Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation

Mass Effect 2

  • Scientist — Complete any research project in the Normandy’s laboratory
  • Weapon Specialist — Fully upgrade a weapon
  • Scholar — Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries
  • Power Full — Evolve any power

Mass Effect 3

  • Shopaholic — Visit a store on the Citadel
  • Master and Commander — Deliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict
  • Lost and Found — Dispatch 10 probes to retrieve people or resources in Reaper territory
  • A Personal Touch — Modify a weapon
  • Focused — Evolve any of your powers to rank 6
  • Untouchable — Escape a Reaper in the galaxy map
  • Hijacker — Hijack an Atlas mech
  • Giant Killer — Defeat a Harvester
  • Always Prepared — Obtain two non-customizable suits of armor
  • Gunsmith — Upgrade any weapon to level 10
  • The One and Only — Defeat a group of Spectre-level opponents on Normal, Hardcore, or Insanity

Combat

These achievements are given to you for completing certain tasks in battle.

Mass Effect

  • Lift Mastery — Use biotic Lift 25 times
  • Throw Mastery — Use biotic Throw 25 times
  • Warp Mastery — Use biotic Warp 25 times
  • Singularity Mastery — Use biotic Singularity 25 times
  • Barrier Mastery — Use biotic Barrier 25 times
  • Stasis Mastery — Use biotic Stasis 25 times
  • Damping Specialist — Use Damping Field 25 times
  • AI Hacking Specialist — Use AI Hacking 25 times
  • Overload Specialist — Use Overload 25 times
  • Sabotage Specialist — Use Sabotage 25 times
  • First Aid Specialist — Use Medi-gel 50 times
  • Neural Shock Specialist — Use Neural Shock 25 times

Mass Effect 2

  • Head Hunter — Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets
  • Incineration Specialist — Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies
  • Merciless — Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire
  • Overload Specialist — Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies
  • Tactician — Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects
  • Warp Specialist — Warp the barriers of 25 enemies

Mass Effect 3

  • 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
  • Eye of the Hurricane — Kill a brute while it’s charging you
  • Mail Slot — Kill 10 guardians with headshots from the front while their shields are raised

Exploration

You’ll get these achievements for exploring different areas of the Mass Effect universe. Mass Effect 3 has no exploration-specific achievemnts.

Mass Effect

  • Archivist — Find all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries
  • Medal of Exploration — Land on an uncharted world
  • Medal of Exploration II — Land on 4 uncharted worlds
  • Medal of Exploration III — Land on 8 uncharted worlds

Mass Effect 2

  • Agent — Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds
  • Galactic Explorer — Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster
  • Operative — Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world

Story

These achievements are given to you for completing certain story missions or tasks.

Mass Effect

  • Medal of Heroism — Complete Feros
  • Distinguished Service Medal — Complete Eden Prime
  • Council Legion of Merit — Complete Virmire
  • Honorarium of Corporate Service — Complete Noveria
  • Meritorious Service Medal — Complete Ilos
  • Search and Rescue — Locate Dr. T’soni in the Artemis Tau cluster
  • Colonial Savior — Complete the Bring Down the Sky mission
  • Spectre Inductee — Become a Spectre

Mass Effect 2

  • Missing in Action — Save your crew from an overwhelming attack
  • Very Elusive — Return to active duty
  • Colony Defense — Defend a human colony from attack
  • Ghost Ship — Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel
  • Suicide Mission — Use the Omega 4 relay
  • Against All Odds — Survive suicide mission
  • No One Left Behind — Keep your team alive through the suicide mission
  • Friend or Foe — Obtain geth technology
  • The Archangel — Successfully recruit Archangel
  • The Assassin — Successfully recruit the assassin
  • The Convict — Successfully recruit the biotic convict
  • The Justicar — Successfully recruit the Justicar
  • The Krogan — Successfully recruit the krogan
  • The Professor — Successfully recruit the professor
  • The Quarian — Suesccfully recruit the quarian
  • A House Divided — Hack a geth collective
  • Battlemaster — Gain the loyalty of the krogan
  • Cat’s in the Cradle — Gain the loyalty of the assassin
  • Catharsis — Gain the loyalty of the biotic convict
  • Doppelganger — Help the Justicar resolve her mission
  • Fade Away — Gain the loyalty of Archangel
  • Ghost of the Father — Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus operative
  • The Cure — Gain the loyalty of the professor
  • The Prodigal — Gain the loyalty of the Cereburus officer
  • Treason — Gain the loyalty of the quarian
  • Revenge! — Gain the loyalty of the mercenary
  • Broke, Blind, and Bedlam — Gain the loyalty of the thief
  • Big Game Hunter — Defeat the thresher maw
  • Digital Exorcist — Successfully shot down the rogue VI in Project Overload
  • Heart of Darkness — Confront the Shadow Broker

Mass Effect 3

  • Driven — Return to active duty
  • Bringer of War — Chase down an assassin
  • Mobilizer — Bring a veteran officer on board
  • World Shaker — Destroy an Atlas dropped from orbit
  • Pathfinder — Explore a lost city
  • Tunnel Rat — Survive the swarm
  • Party Crasher — Sabotage a dreadnought
  • Hard Target — Call down an orbital strike
  • Saboteur — Disable a group of fighter squadrons
  • Arbiter — Win a political standoff
  • Last Witness — Extract ancient technology
  • Executioner — Defeat an old adversary
  • Well Connected — Send a warning across the galaxy
  • Fact Finder — Discover an enemy’s monstrous origin
  • Liberator — Stop a Cerberus kidnapping
  • Problem Solver — Evacuate a scientific facility
  • Patriot — Make the final assault
  • Legend — Mission accomplished
  • Under Pressure — Uncover an ancient secret
  • Savior — Free Omega from Cerberus occupation
  • Last Resort — Stop an out-of-control scheme before it’s too late