15 May 2021 3:26 PM +00:00

How long is Mass Effect Legendary Edition?

Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes the first three Mass Effect games, remastered with new visuals up to 4K resolution and some mechanic improvements to make this the optimal version of the game.

But, with the first three games being included, how long is the Mass Effect Legendary Edition?

How Long Is The Mass Effect Legendary Edition?

Mass Effect Legendary Edition includes Mass Effect 1, 2, and 3 which were originally released on PC, Xbox 360, and PS3 between 2007 and 2012.

The series is an action RPG that could be likened to series' such as Star Wars Knight Of The Old Republic and Dragon Age, as they were developed by the same teams. So that should give you an idea as to how long these games are.

Mass Effect team
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HowLongToBeat is a website where users can upload their completion times for games, and then it is averaged out to give an estimate as to how long the game will take to complete.

According to the website, for a basic playthrough without focusing on side quests, unlocking achievements/trophies etc, here is how long it would take.

  • Mass Effect - 17.5 hours
  • Mass Effect 2 - 24.5 hours
  • Mass Effect 3 - 24.5 hours

So in total, you could expect approximately 66.5 hours just to play through all three games on a standard difficulty.

Mass Effect How Long To Beat
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Focusing on side quests ups the times to 28.5, 35.5, 35.5 for each game, while a full completionist run will likely take 44, 50.5, and 50 hours, a total of 145.5 hours.


For achievement and trophy hunters, unless you play the game immediately on the hardest difficulty and go for a completionist run, you will likely need two playthroughs of each game.

Due to the extra difficulty, it is likely that the playthroughs will take longer than the basic playthrough time.

But, even without extra time, aiming to unlock all of the achievements will likely take over 200 hours.

So, all in all we would call that incredible value for money, and the series is fantastic and well worth a play if you've never played them before.