Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut: All 4 Endings Right Here

The fans cried out and someone at Bioware or EA listened because the Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut DLC is online and free for everyone. Find out if this is the kind of addition you wanted, or if it’s just more disappointment by watching all four endings yourself. That’s right, boosting the number from the original three major choices, Mass Effect 3 now features an all new fourth option. We won’t spoil it for you here, so check out what’s new and see the extended versions of the three originals endings below for your viewing (and judging) pleasure.

Check out more from the original cut of Mass Effect 3 on our walkthrough page, where we’ll get you through the main campaign alive. For more tidbits and specialty coverage on Mass Effect 3, check out the cheats page.

All 4 Endings Right Here

Control Ending

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Destroy Ending

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Synthesis Ending

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Refusal Ending

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11 Comments on Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut: All 4 Endings Right Here


On June 26, 2012 at 7:51 pm

i was hoping that there was one where shepard lived and not died. SCREW YOU EA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lupin Chevalier

On June 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm

The endings are no longer ‘Broken’. But they are still Bad.

I see how Bioware wants to stand by it’s story but it’s still a far cry from their declaration of how there will be a mass of choices and ends to reflect said choices. In the end the 3 original endings are now passable endings.

The whole narrative has trouble but the game is no longer offensive in it’s imcompleteness.


On June 27, 2012 at 1:23 am

Honestly, the only ending that I still dont like is the Destroy ending. It was still too cheerful, it should have been a hollow victory. One that makes you say “we won, but at what cost?”. Seeing everyone’s happy ending on various planets is completely out of place here. With the Relay’s destroyed, what we have left is an Alliance Flotilla. PLUS, we see the Normandy stranded on the planet with the Control ending but it’s perfectly fine to take off during the Destroy ending? How ‘TF does THAT make sense?


On June 27, 2012 at 3:02 am

I think the Extended Cut DLC did an amazing job expounding on the original idea and providing much needed explanation. I watched the destroy ending first, thinking that the previous destroy ending seemed the only right one, and cried at the end. Afterwards, I saw the other endings and realized how they all work quite well, especially with the monologue near the end just before the memorial scene.

I watched another version of the destroy ending and cried again, so I think that is the best work of the four endings.


On June 27, 2012 at 6:10 am

Aren’t there 2 versions of control ending now? One for paragon and one for renegade Shepard? I’m quite sure I’ve read there are and there’s only one here…

Mass effect fan 54

On June 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Now I have seen all these ending I think all fans can agree that this is a much needed inmprovement over what we were given at first. We are able to see what happens to what we left behind and what affects our choices we made throughout the game had on the rest of the mass effect univers. But this still must be taken into acount of what EA and Bioware wanted, Bioware wanted a articst way to send off their greatest game francise (in my ponion) but EA still wanted to profit from the game as long as they could. Now I belive that these endings do just that Bioware was now delivered what we asked for a ending that we can relate to and see how the choices we made affect what happens to us now in the final game and beyond the ending itself while EA may still be able to profit from the game in the future maybe a spin off or something. That said it is not without faults like in the ending in destory we still see our charicter take a breath and are given no further explation on it nor do we see what happens to the rest of the crew on the normidy like I would like to see what happens to our love interst after the war. To end on a postive note I belive that this is as good as an ending as we can get for how can one end a game like Mass Effect on a good note if anyone of you can think of better endings then this I would like to hear them.


On June 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm

I like the Refusal Ending. Of course Bioware must punish you and the galaxy for refusing their original three choices. But at least you are spared some of the inconsistencies and don’t sell out to the enemy.

Well there is a minor plot hole still left there. They want us to believe that the war is lost. But how can the war be lost when Shepard and Liara are still alive?

Wild Tiger

On June 27, 2012 at 8:48 pm

@Crazykiller: it’s called Destroy with 5,000+ war assets.

Wild Tiger

On June 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

@Crazykiller: It’s called Destroy with 5,000+ War Assets. There’s the ending you want.


On June 30, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Well we can agree on one thing….. the music certainly is a lot more epic.

The only one slightly better is the synthesis one though. The control one still makes absolutely no sense (okay, Shep becomes a reaper…….. and then????) The destroy one, sure it has to whole “we can rebuild” thing, but Shep breathing at the end still makes it entirely out of place.

The refusal one is actually an interesting one. Would’ve been nicer seeing more of the destruction and carnage, and maybe even a defense of those choices in the end, and how “by their sacrifice” (honestly, they laid that on a little too thick and cheesy) one day someone can defeat the Reapers.


On September 29, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Synthesis is the better option. You are way to biased