This is my favorite guide on the Citadel. Our Mass Effect 3 Walkthrough covers the entire spectrum of the single player story, multiplayer tips, and how to build a powerful army.
This is the final battle for the universe. Head down to the Normandy's cargo hold and buy all of the best weapons and armor from Cortez. We preferred shields and weapon damage for this battle, but go with something that aligns with your class and play style.
You can take whoever you want, but having Liara or Javik with their biotics works best. For a second teammate go for Garrus or Ashley. You'll be up against a massive amount of cannibals and marauders with very little cover. Get into hiding and quickly snipe down as many enemies as possible.
A brute will soon emerge, so concentrate your armor piercing weapons on it before it can get in close. Climb up to the next level and Cortez's shuttle will be attacked. If you lack enough war assets he will die horribly; he survives if your arbitrary numbers are high enough.
On the next floor you'll be attacked by more cannibals. However, your objective is to snatch up the M-920 Cain and blow up the reaper in the background. Don't worry, you have like three or more of these so don't worry about ammo.
At this point you may fight Morinth if she lived through ME2, otherwise it will be a basic banshee. Both possibly enemies will be joined by more cannibals. Use any Cains that still have before switching to a good sniper rifle.
You'll be rescued and sent to the military encampment. To all of your squad members, as well as surviving crew members from ME2. Along the way will be a turret sequence, but your only foes will be weak husks. Take them out quick and head further to speak with Anderson. Pick your final party members for the last section of the game. For us we sticked with the classic pair of Garrus and Liara.
Help escort the Alliance tanks by blasting through the first wave of marauders and cannibals. Be mindful of enemies above you who can easily shoot over lower chest high walls. A harvester will soon appear should be the focus of your ire. The only threat after that will be a lone banshee and you've already fought a billion of those.
Head into the garage and disable the husks with a strong singularity or well tossed grenade. Brutes will soon the tiny area so powerful area of effect attacks will do nicely. Head through the next ladder and loot the damage apartment for a small bit of medi gel.
More marauders will attack, soon followed up by a brute and several husks. As always, destroy the weaker enemies before going after the meaty brute. Destroy the cannibals that emerge around the corner and loot the area for medi gel.
Now for the last stand as you attempt to power the missile battery. Destroy the brutes quickly with any means of fire power. Around the zone will be at least four medi gel and a hydra launcher that can be used to clear out several waves of foes. At first you'll just need to deal with cannibals, but as the hoard mode increases you'll be up against more brutes, banshees and harvesters at once. These later rounds are when you should whip out the hydra and blow everything to kingdom come. Once EDI alerts you to the battery's repairs, ignore the enemy and make a blitz towards the controls.
It's time for the final push against Harbinger and the Reapers. Don't worry about the giant mega death laser of murder, as Harbingers shots won't actually hit you. Just keep running forward and you'll be blasted into a new zone, complete with charred armor. Destroy the husks and/or marauder in your way. Yup, that was the last boss, now head into the beam for talkie time.
Briskly lug your bloody corpse into the main room and get ready for dinner with Anderson and TIM. If you lack high enough paragon or renegade points you will have to be mindful of the renegade prompts. If you success in all dialogue choices, the Illusive Man will kill himself. Otherwise he may first kill Anderson, and then turn the gun on you for a game over. Just keep talking and things can flip around.
After taking the magic elevator and speaking with space Jesus you may or may not have several options ahead of you. If you lacked war assets the Starchild will block off paths and endings. If you had 4000 EMS and Anderson lived or 5000 EMS and Anderson died you will have access to all possible Mass Effect endings. If you have a high color pick A, B, or C and watch the light show.
@ Verne: Well the Rannoch end level boss of course. The giant laser beaming one. It was really hard to defeat it and this certain walkthrough was not a big help, so I checked wiki and found some useful tips. There was no chance that I could beat the boss without tips from wiki.
@khatibi22 Hmph ... I replied to this but don't know where my reply went.
Go to the left of the chasm and target the the boss with the designator.
As I recall, he shoots low and raises his aim point until he hits you. Before the laser gets high enough to hit you, cartwheel to the right and continue targeting him. He should get slammed from space before his laser gets you.
For the next round, go to the right side of the chasm and target him. Target him with the designator and cartwheel to the left when his laser gets close to you and continue targeting him. Again he should get stomped before his laser toasts you.
Go back to the left and repeat.
As I recall, once you get a hang of the pattern to use it's not terribly difficult.
I have tried several times but somehow I can't figure out the right way to defeat this boss:| any tips?
The main, of many, problems with this guide is the label on the titles. Yes, it`s Canada. But, where in Canada? Vancouver! What a surprise!! Seriously, more attention to detail and a lot less sloppyness, Mr. Seid. For Example, Cerberus base mission...ok, well ,um which of hundreds of planets was that?
I just watched two of the new ending cinematics, there are now four major endings. Apparently it is now possible to choose badly enough to lose the entire war against the Reapers. Try it, choose all Renegade responses at the end and watch what happens.
Great guide, fail to see everyone's problem with the ending, you defeat the Reapers and get a life, the end
@wavelength121 DUH, there are no clear details, just generalized findings. Completely unprofessional.
its there anyway to hide these commens, they are longer than the guide pages. It makes the pages load alot slower with extra stuff i dont even want
When dealing with the 2 brutes and the marauders just before finding General Victus on Menae (Palaven's moon), there is a reaper blackstar heavy weapon located on the right hand side of the map for you to use. So use it!! On insanity, it becomes a necessity!
@Dead_Locked795 this was, by far, the most helpful suggestion. Thanks! Too bad this guide was not even close to that. What a waste of space, and this fool gets paid to give mediocre advice.
How come the Table of Contents only goes up to Geth Dreadnaught? That's the exact point I'm at in the game, and the only reason I looked at this guide was to see how many missions I have left to get to this terrible terrible ending I keep hearing about!
@ali0918: Are you mad? The ME series is one of the few true eletronic roleplaying games we have. Yes, RPG stands for roleplaying game. In Mass Effect series: - Roleplaying? Check. I don't know much games that gives me so many choices about what kind of character I want to be with so many ways to demonstrate it. - Does your choices make difference? While most eletronic "RPG" we see out there gives you choices but they simply doesn't matter at the end, in ME your choices actually shapes and changes the world around you, and also what you'll have to do to accomplish some objectives. So this game is not rpg? You either have got to be kidding me or you simply doesn't know the meaning of the acronym.
NEW ITEM PICKUP: after entering the broken airlock and taking out the Cerb punks, turn around to the left and look around the sink to find a SMG Scope upgrade.
Your After Geth Dreadnought scans are the same as your After Sur'Kesh. You should really take a look at that!
@tex242 Yeah, some having to be completed before you embark on your next big mission ot they'll be gone. A shame the strategy guide didn't tell me that in the first few pages....
also for the record people who are saying they didnt get the special ending yet who did multi you need to have between 4-5k war assets forget which it is
in case GS forgot to mention it in their walk through... make sure you do multiplayer and get 100% war readiness... that will allow you to CHOSE the GREEN light which is BY FAR the Prettiest of the 3
[spoiler] Renegade Interrupt: kill Kai Leng, Don't press Renegade Interrupt: Kill Kai Leng. CHOICE! [/spoiler]
OKK ME MY SELF DONT CARE IF IT WAS GOOD OR BAD ENDING BUT I WISH FOR BIOWARE TO GET US NEXT TIME A ONE DECIDED ENDING, AT LEAST THE ENDING, SO WE COULD REST IN PEACE
Everyone complains about the ending saying that is wreaks the game completely. I think that yes, the ending was quite disappointing, but it didn't erase the fun I had getting up to that point. It is still a good, fun and powerful game I had a really good time with. In my opinion it's the journey not the destination.
@djforlife84 You are so right, god forbid we ask for quality for the price they demand. It is also so unreasonable and selfish to ask them to live upto the promises they made pre-launch. You have made me realize the error of my ways and from now on I will accept the pile of crap they give me, and will even smile and thank them, because we all know we got where we are today by accepting everything as-is.
Just for laughs...what will ending a beloved series the way Bioware did in future be called? Pulling a Bioware? Pulling a Hudson? Embracing Enternity? ?
Let me see... -Blue explosion or -Green explosion or -Red explosion decisions...decisions...decisions
@djforlife84 100% agree with you. I hope bioware doesn't alter the ending in the slightest. Sometimes gamers look like 3 year old kids who enrage for a bag of crisps or candy.
@ag_04 @djforlife84 you sound like retirees being told what to accept and having no choice but to accept it. `Off to the retirement home for you sailor, and no, you have no say in the matter because we know what`s right! for you`... LMFAO, I rather be a child that fights for his rights than a fool that gets herded to nowhere. Really, think about. They`re abusing your rights as a consumer and you just take it. WEAK.
P.S. I played all 3 games with same character. With all DLC installed. I actually played them in a roe... in the month before ME3... so do not dare telling me i don't understand what ME is. Thank you.
@djforlife84 i totally agree with you. Some opinions are so puerile. I actually loved the ending. Seeing Joker and EDI made Shepard's sacrifice (if he really did die) worthy. I hate the ending because it doesn't give me more details. What happened next. What happened to Shepard and the others... But there are ways to explain all these later... just keep the hope burning. These Stop Koni, Stop Acta kids now want to change a game ending!? What next... petition Tolkien to bring Boromir back to life?
@CornelMosneag Really, your comparing a literary work of art to a commercial sell out. Do you even know the difference? Obviously not.