Looking for a Mass Effect romance guide? Shepard meets plenty of dashing individuals from various species on their mission to save the galaxy, and it’s no secret that if you play your cards right with a few of them, you might be able to do a no clothes hug in the cargo hold.
Your romantic choices and relationships carry over across the three games, but you need to bear in mind the events that take place between them (spoilers ahead, you’ve been warned) so, don’t expect your space waifu or husbando from ME1 to pop back up in ME2 as if nothing happened.
In ME2, you can choose to remain faithful to your ME1 love interest, or get to know one of your current squadmates a little more intimately. Even if you do this, you can reignite your relationship with your ME1 paramour in ME3, and break up with your ME2 squeeze – the last game is where things get a little complicated, as there are so many variables at play. Luckily, we’re here to help you navigate Shepard’s love life.