Mass Effect Cheats

Glitches

  • Glitch: Use Mako on Therum Mini-Boss Fight

    It is possible to take the Mako through the gap in between the two rocks, where you are supposed to get out and travel on foot. Drive in to the gap, then from inside the gap drive up the left rock, until you are completely on your side, wedged between both rocks. Slowly inch forward and use boosts to slide through the gap.

    The geth and the walkers (the mini boss fight after the video) will not attack the Mako, and they die after only a couple of cannon shots.

    Contributed By: ErekChee.

  • Have ANY character equip ANY armor even without training!!!

    Potential of Glitch: You could have Kaiden (normaly a light armor only character) Wearing Krogan Heavy Armor!!!! Preparation: 1) First, you have to have the armor you want to equip in your inventory... 2) Then make sure that you have more armor upgrades(ex: Combat Exoskeleton IX) than armors. 3) Count, from the bottom of the armor list, up until you have highlighted the armor you want to equip. Remember that number. 4) Press " X " to go to the upgrades then.... Here is where the glitch is performed... 5) This part must be executed very fast, almost instantly, but not quite... Press and HOLD " Y " then hit " A " in that order. DO NOT press them simultaneously. Normally this would turn the upgrade into Omni-Gel, but since you HELD DOWN THE " Y " BUTTON, and tapped " A " very quickly... the game glitches!! 6) If done correctly... you will here the salvage sound, then a Prompt Screen pops up asking "Are sure you want to reduce to Omni-Gel..." Press " B " so you DO NOT salvage your upgrade. 7) You should see a lot of armor upgrades with duplicated info. (info located just to the left of item) 8) Once again go to the bottom and count up to the number you found earlier... 9) Press " A " to equip and enjoy!!!!!

    Contributed By: N3W8Y.

Unlockables

  • Character Benefit Unlockables

    You have to attain certain achievements to gain benefits on future plays through the game. Simply do the achievement to gain it.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    +10% Experience BonusComplete 75% of Game
    +10% Hardening BonusComplete 75% of Game with Ashley in Squad
    +10% Health BonusKill 150 Organic Beings
    +10% Shield BonusKill 250 Synthetics
    +25% Marksman Cooldown BonusAttain 150 Kills with Pistol
    +5% Experience BonusReach 50th level with one character
    10% Reduced Cooldown for Barrier and StasisComplete 75% of Game with Liara in Squad
    10% Reduced Cooldown for Lift and ThrowComplete 75% of Game with Kaiden in Squad
    10% Reduced Cooldown for Overload and DampingComplete 75% of Game with Garrusin Squad
    10% Reduced Cooldown for Sabotage and AI HackingComplete 75% of Game with Tali in Squad
    10% Shield IncreaseSustain More Shield Damage than Health Damage on One Playthrough
    5% Increase in Weapon DamageComplete the Game Twice on any Difficulty
    Assault Rifle Skill for New CharactersAttain 150 Kills with Assault Rifle
    Barrier Skill for New CharactersUse Barrier 75 Times
    Decryption Skill for New CharactersUse Sabotage 75 Times
    Electronics Skill for New CharactersUse Overload 75 Times
    First Aid Skill for New CharactersUse 150 Medi-gel
    Hacking Skill for New CharactersUse AI Hacking 75 Times
    Lift Skill (for non-biotics)Use Lift 75 Times
    Medicine Skill for New CharactersUse Neural Hacking 75 Times
    Regenerate 1 Health per SecondComplete 75% of Game with Wrex in Squad
    Shielding Skill for New CharactersUse Dampening 75 Times
    Shotgun Skill for New CharactersAttain 150 Kills with Shotgun
    Sniper Rifle Skill for New CharactersAttain 150 Kills with Sniper Rifle
    Spectre Grade Weapons for PurchaseAttain 1,000,000 Credits in your Wallet.
    Statis Skill for New CharactersUse Statis 75 Times
    Throw Skill for New CharactersUse Throw 75 Times
    Unlocks "Singularity" skill for future charactersUse "Singularity" 75 times
    Warp Skill for New CharactersUse Warp 75 Times
  • DLC Achievements

    Complete each achievement to receive the allotted gamerscore.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Best of the Best (50)Take first place in 12 combat scenarios on Pinnacle Station
    New Sheriff in Town (50)Take first place in any combat scenario on Pinnacle Station
    Undisputed (50)Complete Ahern's survival mission

    Contributed By: Guard Master.

  • Downloadable Content Achievements

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Colonial Savior (50)Complete the Bring Down the Sky mission.

    Contributed By: ShinChuck.

  • Unlockable Gamer Pics

    Completing the game on the Hardcore and Insanity difficulties will unlock 2 special gamer pics for use on your profile.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    "N7" Gamer PicGain the Medal of Valor achievement
    Saren Gamer PicGain the Distinguished Combat Medal achievement

    Contributed By: thebigshow17.

  • Unlockables

    Complete the game on Normal to unlock the secrets

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Hardcore ModeComplete the game once
    Insane DifficultyBeat the game on the Hardcore difficulty without changing the difficulty
    New Game +Start a New Game, then select to use existing Career. You'll be playing with your older character (with all items and skills intact)

    Contributed By: Zweihanderhero and Harvest Master.

Achievements

  • Achievements

    Complete each of the following achievements below to get the allotted gamerscore.

    AchievementDescription
    AI Hacking Specialist (15)Use AI Hacking 75 times.
    Asari Ally (20)Complete the majority of the game with the asari squad member.
    Assault Rifle Expert (15)Register 150 Assault Rifle Kills.
    Barrier Mastery (15)Use biotic Barrier 75 times.
    Charismatic (10)Use Charm or Intimidate to resolve an impossible situation.
    Completionist (25)Complete the majority of the game.
    Council Legion of Merit (25)Complete Virmire.
    Damping Specialist (15)Use Damping Field 75 times.
    Distinguished Combat Medal (25)Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Hardcore difficulty setting.
    Distinguished Service Medal (25)Complete Eden Prime.
    Dog of War (25)Register 150 organic enemy kills.
    Extreme Power Gamer (50)Reach 60th level with one character.
    First Aid Specialist (15)Use medi-gel 150 times.
    Geth Hunter (25)Register 250 Synthetic enemy kills.
    Honorarium of Corporate Service (25)Complete Noveria.
    Krogan Ally (20)Complete the majority of the game with the Krogan squad member.
    Lift Mastery (15)Use biotic Lift 75 times.
    Long Service Medal (25)Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting.
    Medal of Exploration (50)Land on an uncharted world.
    Medal of Heroism (25)Complete Feros.
    Medal of Honor (100)Complete 1 Mass Effect Playthrough on any setting.
    Medal of Valor (50)Complete 1 Mass Effect playthrough on the Insanity difficulty setting.
    Neural Shock Specialist (15)Use Neural Shock 75 times.
    Overlord Specialist (15)Use Shield Overload 75 times.
    Paragon (15)Accumulate 75% of total Paragon points.
    Paramour (10)Complete any romance subplot.
    Pistol Expert (10)Register 150 Pistol Kills.
    Power Gamer (20)Reach 50th level with one character.
    Quarian Ally (20)Complete the majority of the game with the quarian squad member.
    Renegade (15)Accumulate 75% of total Renegade points.
    Rich (25)Exceed 1,000,000 Credits.
    Sabotage Specialist (15)Use Sabotage 75 times.
    Scholar (25)Find all primary Aliens: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries.
    Search and Rescue (10)Locate Dr. T’Soni in the Artemis Tau cluster.
    Sentinal Ally (20)Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance sentinel squad member.
    Shotgun Expert (15)Register 150 Shotgun Kills.
    Singularity Mastery (15)Use biotic Singularity 75 times.
    Sniper Expert (15)Register 150 Sniper Rifle Kills.
    Soldier Ally (20)Complete the majority of the game with the Alliance soldier squad member.
    Spectre Inductee (15)Become a Spectre.
    Stasis Mastery (15)Use biotic Stasis 75 times.
    Tactician (25)Complete playthrough with shield damage greater than health damage.
    Throw Mastery (15)Use biotic Throw 75 times.
    Turian Ally (20)Complete the majority of the game with the turian squad member.
    Warp Mastery (15)Use biotic Warp 75 times.

    Contributed By: Crazy Jezus.

Mass Effect 2 Cheats

Unlockables

  • Bonus Skills for Shepard *SPOILERS*

    After completing a character's loyalty mission, you can unlock a new skill for use by the main character. To pick or change which skill you are using, simply complete the "Advanced Training" research upgrade on your ship. On your first character, you will need to train to use these skills, but on every character made or imported after unlocking these skills you can pick them immediately upon creation.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    Armor Piercing AmmoComplete Archangel's Loyalty Mission
    Biotic BarrierComplete Jacob's loyalty mission.
    DominateChoose to kill Samara during her Loyalty mission and have Morinth replace her in your party.
    FlashbangComplete Kasumi's Loyalty Mission.
    FortificationComplete Grunt's loyalty mission.
    Geth Shield BoostComplete Legion's loyalty mission.
    Inferno GrenadeComplete Zaeed's loyalty mission.
    Neural ShockComplete Mordin Solus's loyalty mission.
    ReaveComplete Samara's loyalty mission.
    Shield DrainComplete Tali's loyalty Mission.
    SlamComplete Miranda's loyalty mission.
    Warp AmmoComplete Jack's loyalty mission.
  • Bonuses to All New Characters

    All new characters, including imported ones, gain these bonuses after you have completed the game.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    200k CreditsStart New Game after 1 Playthrough
    50k of each ResourceStart New Game after 1 Playthrough
    Bonus 25% ExperienceBeat the game on any difficulty

    Contributed By: MC_Hamer and ChronoTrigger07.

  • Bonuses to Imported Mass Effect Characters

    Characters imported from Mass Effect gain these bonuses based on its level.

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    100k CreditsImport a Mass Effect character with the Rich Achievement.
    10k of each ResourceImport a level 60 Mass Effect character.
    2k Experience PointsImport a level 50 Mass Effect character.
    30k CreditsImport a level 50 Mass Effect character.
    4k Experience PointsImport a level 60 Mass Effect character.
    50k CreditsImport a level 60 Mass Effect character.
    5k of each ResourceImport a level 50 Mass Effect character.
    Start as a level 5Import a level 60 Mass Effect character.

    Contributed By: Spindoc_SEI and Elite_264.

  • Unlocked Alternate Color Schemes and Loyalty Skills for Party Members

    Complete the Loyalty missions each party member gives you to unlock their hidden Loyalty skills and alternate colors for their costumes

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    New Colors for Party MembersComplete a party member's loyalty mission.
    Unlock Loyalty SkillsComplete the Loyalty missions for each of your party members to unlock their individuals skills.

    Contributed By: Zweihanderhero.

Achievements

  • Achievements

    Complete each achievement to receive the allotted gamerscore.

    AchievementDescription
    A House Divided (10)Hack a geth collective
    Against All Odds (15)Survive suicide mission
    Agent (50)Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds
    Battlemaster (10)Gain the loyalty of the krogan
    Big Game Hunter (10)Thresher Maw defeated
    Brawler (10)Shoot and kill 20 enemies while they're knocked back by a punch
    Cat's in the Cradle (10)Gain the loyalty of the Assassin
    Catharsis (10)Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict
    Colony Defense (25)Defend a human colony from attack
    Doppelganger (10)Help the Justicar resolve her mission
    Explorer (10)Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster
    Fade Away (10)Gain the loyalty of Archangel
    Fashionista (5)Personalize your armor in your quarters on the Normandy
    Friend or Foe (10)Obtain geth technology
    Ghost of the Father (10)Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative
    Ghost Ship (25)Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel
    Head Hunter (10)Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets
    Highly Trained (15)View all advanced combat training videos at Shepard's private terminal.
    Incineration Specialist (15)Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies
    Insanity (75)Complete the game on the "Insanity" difficulty level without changing the setting
    Long Service Medal (75)Complete Mass Effect 2 twice, or complete it once with a character imported from Mass Effect 1
    Master at Arms (15)Kill enemies with 5 different heavy weapons during the game
    Merciless (10)Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire
    Missing in Action (5)Save your crew from an overwhelming attack
    Mission Accomplished (125)Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation
    No One Left Behind (75)Keep your team alive through the suicide mission
    Operative (15)Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world
    Overload Specialist (15)Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies
    Paramour (50)Successfully pursue a relationship with a teammate
    Power Full (15)Evolve any power
    Power Gamer (10)Reach Level 30 with one character
    Prospector (5)Retrieve mineral resources by scanning and probing a planet in the galaxy map
    Scholar (15)Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries
    Scientist (10)Complete any research project in the Normandy's laboratory
    Suicide Mission (50)Use the Omega 4 Relay
    Tactician (10)Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects
    Technician (15)Obtain 10 technology upgrades
    The Archangel (10)Successfully recruit Archangel
    The Assassin (10)Successfully recruit the Assassin
    The Convict (10)Successfully recruit the biotic Convict
    The Cure (10)Gain the loyalty of the Professor
    The Justicar (10)Successfully recruit the Justicar
    The Krogan (10)Successfully recruit the krogan
    The Prodigal (10)Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer
    The Professor (10)Successfully recruit the Professor
    The Quarian (10)Successfully recruit the quarian
    Treason (10)Gain the loyalty of the quarian
    Very Elusive (10)Return to active duty
    Warp Specialist (15)Warp the barriers of 25 enemies
    Weapon Specialist (15)Fully upgrade a weapon

    Contributed By: Guard Master.

  • Cerberus Network DLC Achievement

    AchievementDescriptionValue
    Revenge!Gain the loyalty of the mercenary15

    Contributed By: Guard Master.

Mass Effect 3 Cheats

Unlockables

  • Avatar Awards

    UnlockableHow to Unlock
    N7 HelmetReturn to Active Duty.
    OmnibladeKill 25 Enemies with Melee Attacks.

    Contributed By: Guard Master.

Achievements

  • Achievements

    Complete each achievement to get the allotted gamerscore.

    AchievementDescriptionValue
    A Personal TouchModify a weapon.10
    Almost ThereReach level 15 in multiplayer or level 50 in single-player.15
    Always PreparedObtain two non-customizable suits of armor.10
    ArbiterWin a political stand-off.25
    Battle ScarredPromote a multiplayer character to the Galaxy at War or import an ME3 character.25
    Bringer of WarChase down an assassin.10
    BruiserKill 100 enemies with melee attacks.10
    Combined ArmsPerform any combination of 50 biotic combos or tech bursts.25
    DefenderAttain the highest level of readiness in each theater of war.25
    DrivenReturn to active duty.5
    EnlistedStart a character in multiplayer or customize a character in single-player.5
    ExecutionerDefeat an old adversary.25
    ExplorerComplete three multiplayer matches or five N7 missions.15
    Eye of the HurricaneKill a brute while it's charging you.10
    Fact FinderDiscover an enemy's monstrous origin.15
    FocusedEvolve any of your powers to rank 6.25
    Giant KillerDefeat a harvester.10
    GunsmithUpgrade any weapon to level 10.25
    Hard TargetCall down an orbital strike.15
    HijackerHijack an Atlas mech.10
    InsanityFinish the game on Insanity without changing difficulty after leaving Earth.75
    Last WitnessExtract ancient technology.25
    LegendMission accomplished.50
    LiberatorStop a Cerberus kidnapping.15
    Long Service MedalComplete Mass Effect 3 twice, or once with a Mass Effect 2 import.50
    Lost and FoundDispatch 10 probes to retrieve people or resources in Reaper territory.25
    Mail SlotKill 10 guardians with headshots from the front while their shields are raised.10
    Master and CommanderDeliver most of the Galaxy at War assets to the final conflict.50
    MobilizerBring a veteran officer aboard.15
    Overload SpecialistOverload the shields of 100 enemies.15
    ParamourEstablish or rekindle a romantic relationship.25
    Party CrasherSabotage a dreadnought.15
    PathfinderExplore a lost city.15
    PatriotMake the final assault.25
    Peak ConditionReach level 20 in multiplayer or level 60 in single-player.25
    Problem SolverEvacuate a scientific facility.15
    PyromaniacSet 100 enemies on fire with powers.15
    RecruitKill 250 enemies.10
    SaboteurDisable a group of fighter squadrons.15
    ShopaholicVisit a store in the single-player campaign.10
    Sky HighLift 100 enemies off the ground with powers.15
    SoldierKill 1,000 enemies.15
    Tour of DutyFinish all multiplayer maps or all N7 missions in single-player.20
    TouristComplete one multiplayer match or two N7 missions.5
    Tunnel RatSurvive the swarm.15
    UntouchableEscape a Reaper in the galaxy map.10
    UnwaveringFinish all multiplayer maps on Gold or all single-player missions on Insanity.50
    VeteranKill 5,000 enemies.25
    Well ConnectedSend a warning across the galaxy.15
    World ShakerDestroy an Atlas dropped from orbit.15

    Contributed By: Similac.

Know Something We Don't?

You can submit new cheat codes for this game using our Cheat Submission Form.

Have We Been Fooled?

If you see a non-working or fake code in the list above, let us know by using our Problem Submission Form.