Despite the controversial end to the trilogy, Mass Effect remains one of the greatest RPG achievements of the past two console generations, so a new entry to the series is one of the three biggest games of 2017 (the others being the new Zelda and Red Dead Redemption 2 this fall). Those with EA Access have already been exploring the Andromeda galaxy since yesterday, and so far, the game (aside from the slightly creepy face texture they’ll eventually get around to patching) takes the best gameplay from the trilogy and adds a heightened focus on discovery and exploration. My first time playing the game, I didn’t move for six hours and I started at 1:30 a.m. (I’m not advising that). If an RPG (and there are sadly fewer and fewer) is made by Bethesda or Bioware, it’s worth the dozens if not hundreds of hours you devote to it. In a game like this, achievements are almost beside the point (did I say that?), but as always the complete list is below courtesy of the Internet’s Mass Effect Relay for Cheevo Hunters: xboxachievements.com. Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available to all gamers on Playstation, PC, and Xbox One this Tuesday.
Mass Effect: Andromeda – Achievements
There are 55 achievements with a total of 1000 points.
Fireworks (15 points)
Perform 100 power combos.
Terminator (15 points)
Kill 2000 enemies.
Death from Above (15 points)
Kill 100 enemies while hovering. (Single-Player)
Close Combat Specialist (15 points)
Kill 100 enemies with melee attacks.
With Our Powers Combined (15 points)
Detonate 10 targets that were primed by a teammate. (Single-Player)
Pinpoint Shot (15 points)
Hit 250 enemy weak points while using a scope. (Single-Player)
Medic! (15 points)
Perform 25 revivals on teammates.
Mastermind (10 points)
Using constructs, kill 100 enemies.
Icebreaker (10 points)
Shatter a frozen enemy with a jump melee attack. (Single-Player)
Fastball (10 points)
Hit an enemy with a thrown enemy 25 times. (Single-Player)
Rough Landing (10 points)
Detonate a trip mine with a thrown enemy. (Single-Player)
Friendly Fire (10 points)
Direct your Remnant VI to attack each type of Remnant enemy. (Single-Player)
Trapshooter (10 points)
Hit 25 floating enemies with Concussive Shot, Lance, or Incinerate. (Single-Player)
Sucker Punch (10 points)
Use a melee attack to hit 25 floating enemies. (Single-Player)
Pyrotechnics Expert (10 points)
Light three enemies on fire with one continuous Flamethrower attack. (Single-Player)
Long-Distance Jump (10 points)
Travel at least 30m in a single jump. (Single-Player)
Matchmaker (20 points)
Complete romances with three different characters across all playthroughs.
Vanguard Surprise (10 points)
While cloaked, hit an enemy with a Charge attack. (Single-Player)
Hang Time (10 points)
Keep the Nomad airborne for 35 seconds.
Unwavering (90 points)
Complete an “Insanity” single-player game, or 5 “Gold” multiplayer extractions from any firebase.
Veteran (30 points)
Successfully complete a combined 25 strike team missions or APEX multiplayer mode extractions.
APEX (10 points)
Complete the multiplayer mode tutorial mission.
Explorer (10 points)
Complete a combined five strike team missions or APEX extractions in multiplayer mode.
Mission Accomplished (30 points)
Activation (20 points)
Activate the Remnant city.
Family Connections (20 points)
Reboot the Pathfinder.
Liberation (20 points)
Free the salarian ark.
Foothold (15 points)
Establish an outpost.
Exaltation (15 points)
Destroy the exaltation facility or save the angara prisoners.
First Steps (15 points)
Meet the angara on Aya.
Alliance (15 points)
Ally with an outlaw faction.
Pathfinder (15 points)
Become the new Pathfinder.
Initiated (15 points)
Gain access to the Tempest.
World-Shaper (15 points)
Activate the first Remnant vault.
Buccaneer (15 points)
Recover the krogan colony ship.
Building Bridges (15 points)
Stop the Roekaar leader.
United (15 points)
Unite the outposts against a common threat.
Helping Hand (15 points)
Help Vetra’s sister.
Signal Tracking (15 points)
Find the source of the strange signal Peebee discovers.
Role Model (15 points)
Rescue the asari ark.
Full Roster (15 points)
In single-player mode, recruit all 6 squadmates.
First Contact (10 points)
Land on an alien planet.
Peak Condition (30 points)
Reach Level 40 in single-player mode or Level 20 in multiplayer mode.
Kitted Out (30 points)
Kill a foe with a Rank 5 weapon in a single-player game or equip a Rank 10 weapon in multiplayer.
High Performance (30 points)
Unlock Rank 6 for each single-player profile type, or obtain a Level 6 multiplayer bonus stat.
Full Power (20 points)
Evolve one tech, one combat, and one biotic power to Rank 6. (Single-Player)
Almost There (20 points)
Reach Level 25 in single-player mode or Level 15 in multiplayer mode.
Teamwork (20 points)
Create six strike teams or earn 25 assist medals in multiplayer mode.
Top Talent (20 points)
Promote a strike team to Level 20.
Jack Of All Trades (10 points)
Equip three different profile types.
All Clear (90 points)
Increase all discovered planets to 100% viability.
Terraformer (15 points)
Increase a discovered planet to 100% viability.
Craftsmanship (10 points)
Craft armor or a gun with 3 augments.
Data Mining (10 points)
Scan 100 different objects.
Cryptographer (10 points)
Complete 20 Remnant puzzles in a single playthrough.