BioWare’s Mass Effect trilogy took gamers on a captivating science fiction journey that will not soon be forgotten. It is why there’s so much anticipation surrounding the upcoming release of Mass Effect: Andromeda. While there are many things that make Mass Effect stand out among video games, one of the reasons why it's such a memorable series is because of its characters.
From the protagonist, Commander Shepard, to the side characters you meet along the way, the trilogy would not be the same without its fantastic cast. Many of the most beloved characters are the ones who find their way onto your squad in the three games. These companions not only accompany you aboard the Normandy as you try to save the galaxy but they fight at your side on missions, comment on what’s happening around them and add a whole new layer to the role-playing experience. Some become friends, and others become enemies depending on your choices.
We probably won’t know for a while who will be going with us on our journey in Andromeda, but until then we can at least look back and remember the squad mates who had our backs while we tried to stop the Reapers in the original trilogy. Here’s my ranking of the main companions in Mass Effect!