What does ME stand for in gaming?

Mass Effect

When gamers say ME, they’re talking about the Mass Effect series. This action RPG series is a hit among players, who get to explore the Milky Way galaxy, engage in battles with extraterrestrial beings, and make decisions that shape the future of the galaxy.

ME was first introduced to the gaming world by BioWare in 2007. The series later expanded with two more installments, commonly referred to as ME2 and ME3, in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

In all three games, the player steps into the shoes of Commander Shepherd, a badass human soldier. Shepherd is in charge of a diverse team of humans and aliens, tasked with opposing the Reapers. The Reapers are an advanced race of sentient spaceships intent on resetting life in the Milky Way.

As Commander Shepherd, players have the power to make key decisions that shape the outcome of the series. And yes, these decisions also decide who Shepherd gets to romance. It’s not just about saving the galaxy, after all!

Example for using ‘ME’ in a conversation

Hey, have you played ME yet? 🎮

ME? What’s that? 🤔

It’s short for Mass Effect, a really cool game series! 🌌

Oh, got it! I’ve heard of Mass Effect, but didn’t know about the abbreviation. 🙌