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Mass Effect 3
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Andrew Mills
First Published: 22-03-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-02-2019 / 19:28 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 23-07-2019 / 05:36 GMT

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You can now finally have some time off from all the killing and explosions. Joker suggests you throw a party to celebrate. You need to purchase some supplies from the Casino Bar but first check the Private Terminal for some messages from your friends.

Everyone wants a piece of Shepard it seems, so head out to the Silversun Strip to find them. You can purchase furnishings for the apartment at Home Spun just outside if you wish to liven up the place. When you’re done, take the elevator out to the Strip.

Note : Not all friends will message you straight away so don’t worry. Go and do things and come back to find the other messages. If you want to invite all of the past team members to your party, they must still be alive and you must have fully completed their story arcs. Thus, it makes sense to do this section towards the end of the game to get the most out of it.

This is where you can buy furnishings for the apartment.

Meet Friends And Purchase Party Supplies

Most people will want to head straight to the Armax Arena as there are three trophies/achievements up for grabs there. Most of your time on the Strip will be spent there so if you wish to do that now, go to the next section.

Catching Up

If you have had emails from them, you can meet various members of your crew out on the Silversun Strip. You can meet Jacob, Traynor and Zaeed in the Arcade. Javik will want to meet in the Lower Silversun Strip and a C-Sec Officer will ask you to see him about Grunt around here too.

Cortez can be found near the Rapid Transit while Jack wants to meet in the Armax Arena. Miranda and Kasumi will want to meet in the Casino and you can also meet Garrus, Joker and later Wrex in the bar upstairs. If Ashley survives, she can also be met here. All the others can be invited to the apartment via the private terminal.

Sadly you can only watch Kepesh-Yakshi.

Castle Arcade

You can play three games here namely Shattered Eezo, Claw and Relay Defense. If you want to obtain the other weapon mods, you must either get them from the orange balls in the Claw or beat the high score in the other two. The easiest method is the Claw.

If Zaeed is alive in your game, you must first talk to him before you can play. All you have to do is move the hand over the ball you want and confirm. You have 20 seconds to choose a prize and will always win something no matter what.

Learn the patterns to the colour changes and time your grab just right. It may take a few tries but with a bit of luck you can get it right. If you get a purple ball, you will win the Plush Volus toy. The green and blue balls have music tracks for the apartment in. Once you have all the prizes, you will only earn credits. 250 for green, 500 for blue, 750 for purple and 1000 for orange.

If you get an orange ball you will win a weapon mod.


Shattered Eezo is not hard to play yet it is difficult to master. Watch the opponent’s movements carefully and plan your attacks accordingly. Like anything, practise makes perfect.

The same can be said for Relay Defense. Keep a steady stream of ships going to the relay while keeping a close eye on any enemy ships. If you get desperate you can send some of them on suicide runs to stop some of the enemy’s ships but this tactic should be used as a last resort. You will eventually learn when to attack and when to defend.

Once you’ve finished with your friends, purchase the party supplies from the Casino bar and head back to the apartment to begin the festivities. Invite who you want and then talk to Glyph when you’re done.

Lets Party!

There really is no right way to play this next bit. The outcome is entirely in your hands so pick the options you think best. The energetic party does yield more amusing outcomes though, it has to be said. Just go around talking to all of your guests and have fun.

The energetic party can get a bit rowdy.

In the morning Shepard will wake up with his/her love interest if they have one. You will gain the Team Spirit War Asset . Check to make sure your guests are still alive and then head out when you’re ready. A final cutscene makes the perfect send-off for a wonderful and incredible story.

Note: You can still invite people to the apartment if you haven’t already and can visit the Silversun Strip whenever you want to complete anything yet to be done.

Farewell and into the inevitable.


Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms
    Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    22 March 2012
  • Last Updated
    12 February 2019
  • Guide Author
    Andrew Mills

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