You might think Mass Effect is all about the chit-chat, but it's not. The talking and running and sexy times are just filler between lots and lots of shooting. Really, then, it's all about the guns. So let's take a look at them.
These weapons were all designed by Brian Sum, a concept artist currently employed at BioWare who's worked on games like Dragon Age, Sonic Chronicles and Shadowrun.
These show some of the guns from Mass Effect 2 in all their glory. What's so great isn't how they look so, well, great, but how the entire team at BioWare manages to keep a uniform visual identity for the series. If you saw any of these weapons in isolation, you'd straight away recognise the mix of gentle curves and blocky sections and say "yup, that gun's from Mass Effect".