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Mass Effect 3: Leviathan (Video Game Review)

By : Kenny King on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 | 11:00 AM

Developer Bioware has released numerous expansions and post launch DLC for their hit game Mass Effect 3 including the first batch of content known as From Ashes, the Extended Cut DLC that plenty of bonus content for the game's controversial ending and numerous multiplayer expansions. Still, none have focused on delivering as much bonus content to the game's original story as Leviathan. This content drop landed on PlayStation Network only a couple of weeks back, but it has already become one of Mass Effect 3's best selling expansions for a really good reason.

Mass Effect 3's Leviathan takes Shepard on a hunt for a mythical creature known simply as Leviathan. Few know of the creature, but legend states that it is one of the only beings in existence that is powerful enough to stop a Reaper. You receive this information from a man called Dr. Bryson, and as you learn more about the Leviathan a conspiracy begins that will see former allies turn against one another and have Shepard protecting important people from further attacks. The DLC offers up a fantastic piece of storyline that is best served before completing the entire game, but it is well worth witnessing for yourself either way.

Of course, Leviathan isn't just about the new storyline. You'll spend a lot of time in battle with many of the same enemies you've already seen dozens of times if you've already played through the Mass Effect 3 storyline. These parts are easily forgettable and often boring, luckily, you'll spend the other portion of the game investigating the strange happenings surrounding the new storyline as Shepard and crew get closer to unlocking the secrets of the Leviathan. The latter parts offer up far more excitement surprisingly instead of the former which has you trudging through the same locations fighting what feels like meaningless battles. Still, there is enough action and intrigue to keep the game's excellent storyline moving forward until the very end.

All in all, Mass Effect 3: Leviathan is an excellent expansion that is well worth the money as one of the first content drops for the game you'll actually have to purchase. It should be noted that you likely won't have too much replay value with Leviathan as it is essentially a one and done expansion, unless you want to revisit the DLC in a new save file from the beginning of the game. It may be worth more than one playthrough for some just to experience the game's great voice acting and phenomenal soundtrack from the amazing Sam Hulick. Check out Mass Effect 3's Leviathan on PlayStation Network today and continue humanity's struggle against the Reapers once more!

Mass Effect 3 is now available from all major retailers for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Mass Effect 3 is rated M by the ESRB for Blood, Partial Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language & Violence. For more information on the game, check out the official Mass Effect 3 website.

Game Features:
  • Single Player
  • New Storyline
  • More Weapons
  • Additional Enemies
  • 3 Hours of Content


  • Game Information:
    Developer: BioWare
    Publisher: EA
    Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (reviewed) & PC
    Release Date: August 28, 2012
    Score: 7.5 out of 10
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