Which Mass Effect Character Are You?

ENTERTAINMENT

By: Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

Image: BioWare / Electronic Arts

About This Quiz

When "Mass Effect" showed up in 2007, could anyone have predicted just how big the franchise would become? Over 17 million copies of the various games in the series have been sold, cementing "Mass Effect" as one of the most popular video game series of all time. The games have consistently pulled down incredible reviews, especially the series' second game. "Mass Effect 2" is one of the top-reviewed games ever made. The Xbox version has a 96 aggregate rating right now. That's out of 100. That's amazing. Part one and part three also rank in the 90s across multiple platforms, and it's that kind of consistently awesome content that made fans fall in love with it. 

It also doesn't hurt that the game has a great story and also some really intensely interesting and varied characters. Numerous races, numerous motivations, numerous personalities — all make the cast of companion characters fun and cool and engaging. With all those personalities, both heroic and villainous, there's got to be someone out in the galaxy that matches up with you, right? One character who really made you think, "oh yeah, that's me."  So let's head into the cold, dark vastness of this quiz and find out who it is!

We've got a fight on the way. How do you prepare?

Advertisement

The universe is dark and full of terrors. Which creature creeps you out the most?

Advertisement

Do you do your best work alone or with others in a group?

Advertisement

How much time do you spend customizing Shepherd in a game?

Advertisement

What kind of a fighter are you for the most part?

Advertisement

Did you like how "Mass Effect 3" ended?

Advertisement

Do you like Jack in "Mass Effect 2?"

Advertisement

Are you a sniper?

Advertisement

"Mass Effect" relies on choices. How do you handle someone choosing to betray you?

Advertisement

Do the ends justify the means?

Advertisement

Sometimes it's just more fun to use a melee weapon. Pick one!

Advertisement

What's your absolute favorite type of game ever?

Advertisement

Do you need to be the winner all the time or can someone else be in the spotlight?

Advertisement

Are you willing to sacrifice your own health and well-being to accomplish your goals?

Advertisement

How serious are you?

Advertisement

What would you say is the best gaming platform overall?

Advertisement

Who does Shepherd belong with anyway?

Advertisement

Do you like games that include the ability for you to have a romantic relationship?

Advertisement

Have you ever seen a "Mass Effect" fan film?

Advertisement

Are you more offensive or defensive in a fight?

Advertisement

What's the best Mass Effect game?

Advertisement

If you want someone at your back who knows their way around biotics, who do you choose?

Advertisement

What's the best biotic ability?

Advertisement

Are you the kind of person who pre-orders a game or do you wait to see what reviews say?

Advertisement

Do you have a quick temper?

Advertisement

Let's say "Mass Effect" glitches on you. What franchise would you play instead?

Advertisement

If you want a mercenary, you need a mercenary organization. Pick one!

Advertisement

Some gamers are more hardcore than others. How much time do you spend gaming?

Advertisement

What's more important, the gameplay or the story?

Advertisement

Are you stoked that BioWare may be working on a new "Mass Effect" game?

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!