According to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, EA is currently working on a HD Remaster of the Mass Effect Trilogy. And while this is great news for most console Mass Effect fans, PC gamers can already enjoy such a remaster thanks to the following mods.
First things first. A couple of hours ago, Jeff Grubb claimed that EA’s unannounced HD game is Mass Effect Trilogy HD Remaster. While there isn’t any release date yet, we can assume that this remaster will be coming on current-gen consoles and the PC.
However, PC gamers can already overhaul the graphics of all three Mass Effect games. And, to be honest, these modded versions may be better than what EA is currently working on. After all, I don’t expect the publisher to significantly overhaul and remake these three games.
ALOT and ALOV
The first mod that you MUST download is ALOT. A Lot Of Textures (ALOT) is a visual upgrade of the Mass Effect trilogy. With over 20,000 high resolution textures and 40GB across all 3 games, it is also the largest modding project of its kind for any game. ALOT provides high resolution textures for squad mates, environments, weapons, armours, enemies, allies and more.
A Lot of Videos (ALOV) is another mod you must download. As its title suggests, this mod aims to upscale and remaster all prerendered cutscenes. You can download this mod from here.
Priority Earth Overhaul and Expanded Galaxy
Priority Earth Overhaul is another must-have mod for Mass Effect 3. This mod attempts to improve ME3’s final mission in every way possible. The project restores cut content, adds new scenes and dialogues, enhances the gameplay, improves textures and more. Seriously, I’m almost certain that the official HD Trilogy will not pack the improvements that this mod brings to the table.
Expanded Galaxy Mod is yet another must-have mod for Mass Effect 3. This mod adds a huge number of changes, both large and small, to improve the overall gameplay of Mass Effect 3. It also gives the user a more personalized experience. This mod adds (among others hundreds of modifications, restorations, and additions) new weapons and armors, changeable Normandy’s crew and new missions.
Spectre Expansion, Ark Mod and Omega Mod
Additionally, Spectre Expansion Mod aims to improve the underused Shadow Broker and Spectre terminals. It also gives the player new difficult choices to consider via Spectre authorizations. Furthermore, it improves the presence of background races in ME3, expands the galaxy map and provides clues to the battles happening beyond the scope of Shepard’s missions.
Lastly, Ark Mod adds new Hazard maps, new enemies and more. Additionally, Omega Mod creates a new hub on Omega. Players can visit Afterlife, hang with their crew and see how Omega is faring after the evens of Omega DLC.
So yeah, by using these mods you will be able to get the ultimate Mass Effect Trilogy HD Remaster experience. And you can enjoy it now, way sooner than the official Mass Effect Trilogy HD Remaster hits the Internet.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”