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Mass Effect Legendary Edition System Requirements

We Examine The System Requirements For Mass Effect Legendary Edition And The Ideal PC Builds To Play It On

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Can I Run Mass Effect Legendary Edition On My Computer?

The release of Mass Effect Legendary Edition has been much awaited by fans and its release is finally upon us! The trilogy of revamped games packaged in one will be available to play on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and on Windows PC. Although the older games are being given graphical improvements, these won’t be groundbreaking and the trilogy will still be based on the same engine as before, so the vast majority of machines should be able to run it. You can find a list of the minimum and recommended system requirements below.

If you don’t know the specifications of your PC, do have a look at our guide on how to look up your PC specifications to see if your current machine can run the game or if you will need an upgrade. At the foot of this page, we will also go over which PC builds we think would be best to play the game on, on both the highest and lowest settings.

If you want to pick up Mass Effect Legendary Edition on PC or Xbox, be sure to check out Eneba for great prices on the game nearer to its release.


Mass Effect Legendary Edition Game Details

  • Release Date : 15th May 2021 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
  • System Requirements : Low-Medium
  • Genre : Action Adventure / Platformer
  • Developer : Bioware
  • Publisher : Electronic Arts

The Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a revamp of the original Mass Effect trilogy, one which is primarily limited to graphical and textural improvements (still on Unreal Engine 3), although the first game is receiving more substantial changes to the gunplay and User Interface. The Legendary Edition of the trilogy will include virtually all the DLC which was originally purchased separately from the games.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition System Requirements

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Minimum System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i5 3570 / AMD FX-8350
  • RAM : 8GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GTX 760, AMD Radeon 7970 / R9280X GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • Storage : 120GB HDD space
  • Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit only)

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Recommended System Requirements

  • CPU : Intel Core i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
  • RAM : 16GB RAM
  • GPU / Video Card : NVIDIA GTX 1070 / RTX 200, Radeon Vega 56
  • Storage : 120GB HDD space
  • Operating System : Windows 10 (64-bit only)

What Gaming PC Do We Recommend To Play Mass Effect Legendary Edition?

To enable Mass Effect Legendary Edition to run on the lowest settings at 1080p resolution, we would suggest you look to one of our $600 self-build PCs. If you really want to crank up the resolution and graphics to the max though then a $1,000 self-build or higher is advisable.

If you really don’t want to put together your own computer and would prefer a pre-built option, then one of our under $800 PCs will run Mass Effect Legendary Edition on the lower settings at 1080p. However, for the higher settings and resolutions, you’d be better going with something as powerful as our $1,000 pre-built PC.

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Aaron Ritchie

From halcyon days playing Sonic 2 on the Megadrive, to trying to work out how to make the 'TOASTY!' man appear on Mortal Kombat 3, many of Aaron’s fondest childhood memories are associated with gaming. He regrets nothing. First getting into PC gaming through exposure to Drug Lord 2.0 and then the original Half Life, he has been a fiend ever since. If you need to know anything about gaming laptops, he's your guy.