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The Ultimate Insider’s Guide -- Go Behind The Scenes for the Making of the Mass Effect Trilogy!

Take a trip inside BioWare to experience THE FINAL HOURS OF MASS EFFECT 3, one of the most anticipated video games of 2012. Reporting from Edmonton, Canada, journalist Geoff Keighley (The Final Hours of Portal 2) documents the untold story behind the creation of this epic sci-fi trilogy.

This extensive 15,000 word story is brought to life with video interviews, games, quizzes and other interactive elements. Readers will see top secret documents, hear about the rejected ideas and meet the people behind this legendary game franchise. This is one Mass Effect story you've never heard.

- Deleted scenes from Mass Effect 3 and details on what was let on the cutting room floor!
- Details, images and video from META, a top-secret Mass Effect prototype game.
- Learn how the team approached the ending of the trilogy and see their brainstorm notes.
- Exclusive video interviews with executive producer Casey Hudson and writer Mac Walters.
- The first info on the Illusive Man boss battle that never happened.
- The mini-game “Reaper Chase,” where you have to escape the Reapers!
- Never-before-seen concept art and details on the evolution of the major characters.
- Interactive story sequences where you can see how choice matters in Mass Effect.
- 360 Degree Panoramas that take you inside the offices of BioWare.
- Surprising statistics that reveal the choices players made in Mass Effect 1 and 2.
- See how it started: Early footage and documents from the creation of Mass Effect 1.

What's New

Version 1.1

Updated for iOS7 and Now Retina Display Compatible!

Ratings and Reviews


kc runyan

If you have ever wondered what the games are like inside and out what the devs go through during the whole process of making some of the best games check out the final hours apps they are awesome

Fantastic Read


This is the reason that books are so much cooler on the iPad. I read the whole thing in an afternoon and had a great time flipping through all the interactive features this book had. It's a great honest look at the development of one of the best game series and game companies ever created. Well worth every cent if you are a Mass Effect fan and want to know more about the series. They even have alternate scenes in here so you can see how different things played out during development. Great job Geoff. Can't wait to see what you do in the future with this Final Hours series

An amazing post mortem


If you're a fan of Mass Effect and you want a really great look into the development of the franchise, this app is worth the download. It has tremendous production values and is formatted well on the iPad.

There isn't much "replay" value of course...once you've read all the content there isn't much else to do. Despite that I wholeheartedly recommend the app at $3. This is the type of games journalism that deserves to be supported.

Kudos to Geoff for putting this out.


Ola Balola LLC
285.4 MB
Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2012 Ola Balola LLC


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