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Mass Effect 3 Legendary Edition

The Catalyst (An End, Once and For All)

Claire Farnworth

Keep staggering forwards until you reach the central room inside the Citadel; when you get here you’ll begin your final conversation with The Illusive Man. If you’ve been using the persuasion options in your previous conversations you have options available to you now that you wouldn’t have had otherwise.

We’ll not spoil the options of this interesting conversation, but suffice to say that sometimes sudden Renegade options are really just Paragon options in disguise…

Keep moving forward from the beam but beware the Marauder (left) and through the Citadel to reach the central room.

The Final Choice (Obvious Spoilers)

Once you reach the upper lair of the Citadel you’ll be presented with a number of different options depending on how many War Assets you finished with. But essentially it boils down to three things:

Blue = Control the Reapers;

Red = Destroy the Reapers;

Green = Join Synthetics and Organic lifeforms to create a hybrid race (this is only available if your Military Strength was high enough).

Make your choice and enjoy the ending. Do note that trying to kill the Star Child results in a game over screen. This is not an option (trust us, we tried!)

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, Wii U, XB 360
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    15 June 2022
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills, Claire Farnworth

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For years, a lone soldier has told tales of the Reapers, of their return, of these sentient machines reaching out across the vastness of space, to harvest all sentient life. But the warnings were all for nothing. Until now. The Reapers have at last come to Earth and these warnings can no longer be ignored. You are Commander Shepard, the first human spectre and elite soldier of the Alliance, tasked with uniting the galaxy in the fight to stop the Reapers destroying everything you hold dear. In your hands lies the fate of the entire Milky Way but luckily, this time, you are no longer alone.

  • All side missions completed containing the included DLC.
  • Find every single weapon mod tucked away in the game.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on all possible Romances.
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • All Biotic Combos and Tech Bursts explained.
  • Details on every Power.
  • Builds for all squad mates.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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