Mass Effect 3 Happy Ending Mod Is Out Now For Legendary Edition

A popular Mass Effect 3 finale mod is finally available to download for last year’s Legendary Edition version of the game (thanks, Eurogamer).

It’s likely that when you hear Mass Effect 3, your go to thought is ‘bad ending.’ This will probably be the case whether you played the game or not. The ending was infamously poorly received when the game was released back in 2012.

Players felt that no matter what ending you got, it didn’t end well. So a modder made the Mass Effect 3 Happy Ending Mod. And now modder Audemus has brought that mod to the Legendary Edition version of the game.

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The mod opts for the Destroy ending, but this time the geth and EDI survive, whereas all Reapers end up dead. And the mod also restores some cut dialogue in Shepard’s final conversation with Anderson.

On top of that, the Starchild section of the game was removed, as a lot of players didn’t enjoy the depiction of the Starchild as an infant. While this removes a lot of exposition, the mod adds it back in as Codex entries. It also cuts the Normandy crash sequence, the original ending of the game, prior to the Extended Cut.

The Happy Ending Mod isn’t the first mod to restore cut content to the game. A separate mod restored the Pinnacle Station DLC to the first Mass Effect. Something BioWare wasn’t able to achieve due to losing the source code.

Mass Effect 3 will always be known as a game with a messy ending. BioWare has never quite been able to recover from that, as Mass Effect: Andromeda wasn’t very well received. But with a new Mass Effect game on the horizon, perhaps they can turn it all around.

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