As the Reapers continue their unremitting march across the galaxy, PlayStation Network becomes one of the fiercest battlegrounds in Mass Effect 3. Form an elite strike squad with up to three friends, then co-ordinate your abilities and tactics to neutralise enemy positions.
Head into battle as a human fighter, and as you and your team complete specialised objectives, new races and character classes become available to you. If you choose to become a Krogan vanguard, for instance, you’ll combine tank-like stopping power with the lightning fast Biotic Charge ability.
Deadly in itself, Biotic Charge helps the rest of your squad by knocking foes out of cover. An infiltrator, hanging safely back with a sniper rifle, can then pick off these stunned units, while an adept can use the Singularity power to render them weightless and vulnerable to attack.
With every multiplayer victory, the Galactic Readiness level of the forces under your command in the single player campaign increases. It’s a clever way of making it feel as though everything you do, either as Commander Shepard or in the multiplayer mode, contributes to a colossal, overarching war effort.