Mass Effect Legendary Edition controls guide

Learn the full combat controls for Mass Effect Legendary Edition, split for all three games.

Mass Effect is understandably a seminal game, but it’s also so old now that its control choices are a little out of touch with modern standards. To help you get to grips with combat and avoid embarrassment as the first human Spectre, we’ve put together a quick Mass Effect Legendary Edition controls guide for PS4 and Xbox One.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition controls guide

We’ve split the Mass Effect Legendary Edition controls below for each three games in the series. These are the general combat controls rather than universal, so don’t expect them to work perfectly in the Mako or other environments.

Mass Effect controls

Mass Effect Legendary Editions controls guide PS4 Xbox One
 
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Action

PS4 Control

Xbox One Control

Move

Left Analog Stick

Left Analog Stick

Look

Right Analog Stick

Right Analog Stick

Crouch

L3 (Click In Left Analog Stick)

Click In Left Analog Stick

Zoom

R3 (Click In Left Analog Stick)

Click In Right Analog Stick

Action

X

A

Melee

Circle

B

Grenades

Square

X

First Aid/Medigel

Triangle

Y

Weapon Wheel

L1

LB

Aim

L2

LT

Power Wheel

R1

RB

Shoot

R2

RT

Order Squad to Attack

D-Pad Up

D-Pad Up

Order Squadmate 1/2 to Move or Attack

D-Pad Left/Right

D-Pad Left/Right

Order Squad to Follow

D-Pad Down

D-Pad Down

Holster Weapon

Touchpad

View Button

Pause Menu

Options Button

Start Button

Mass Effect 2 controls

Mass Effect Legendary edition controls Mass Effect 2
 
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Action

PS4 Control

Xbox One Control

Move

Left Analog Stick

Left Analog Stick

Look

Right Analog Stick

Right Analog Stick

Show Map

L3/R3 (Click In Left or Right Analog Stick)

Click In Left or Right Analog Stick

Action

X

A

Melee

Circle

B

Weapon

Square

X

Use Class Power

Triangle

Y

Weapon Wheel (hold)/Mapped Power 1

L1

LB

Aim

L2

LT

Power Wheel (hold)/Mapped Power 2

R1

RB

Shoot

R2

RT

Order Squad to Attack

D-Pad Up

D-Pad Up

Order Squadmate 1/2 to Move or Attack

D-Pad Left/Right

D-Pad Left/Right

Order Squad to Follow

D-Pad Down

D-Pad Down

Holster Weapon

Touchpad

View Button

Pause Menu

Options Button

Start Button

Mass Effect 3 controls

Mass Effect Legendary Edition Controls Mass Effect 3
 
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Action

PS4 Control

Xbox One Control

Move

Left Analog Stick

Left Analog Stick

Look

Right Analog Stick

Right Analog Stick

Ping Objective or Cover Turn

L3/R3 (Click In Left or Right Analog Stick)

Click In Left or Right Analog Stick

Action

X

A

Melee

Circle

B

Grenades

Square

X

Use Mapped Power 3

Triangle

Y

Weapon Wheel (hold)/Mapped Power 1

L1

LB

Aim

L2

LT

Power Wheel (hold)/Mapped Power 2

R1

RB

Shoot

R2

RT

Order Squad to Attack

D-Pad Up

D-Pad Up

Order Squadmate 1/2 to Move or Attack

D-Pad Left/Right

D-Pad Left/Right

Order Squad to Follow

D-Pad Down

D-Pad Down

Quicksave

Touchpad

View Button

Pause Menu

Options Button

Start Button

Those are the full combat controls for Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Hopefully by reading the above you’ll have learned what you need to take on all the threats the galaxy has to offer. Good luck, Shepard!

Associate Editor

Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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