Long Service Medal achievement in Mass Effect

Long Service Medal

Complete 2 Mass Effect Playthroughs on any setting

Long Service Medal0
2 guidesOffline Game ModeSingle PlayerCumulative +Multiple Playthroughs Required

How to unlock the Long Service Medal achievement

  • BDSLiVeBDSLiVe49,209
    13 Jun 2010 06 Dec 2010
    29 4 2
    Mass Effect's story is long and can be challenging on the higher difficulties. The side quests are not needed for this achievement. You are looking at dozens of hours of time so make sure that you go for other achievements while on each playthrough.

    For instance, insanity unlocks after beating it on hardcore so play hardcore first playthrough and insanity the next. Also, you can use the same character from the first playthrough to make it easier for you. One playthrough can be renegade and the other be paragon.

    Make sure that you save a lot because you can forget to save and lose forty-five minutes of game time.

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    Mental Knight 5Great tips! I agree that you want to make the playthroughs "count," so the player has some tough decisions to make. If you use different characters, this can help the ability achievements come naturally--but this won't get you to level 60. Personally, I'm using one character for 3 playthroughs (the 2nd and 3rd being Hardcore and Insanity), and two other characters on Casual difficulty for their specific ability skillsets. I'll finish all campaigns for carryover into Mass Effect 2 and 3.
    Posted by Mental Knight 5 on 28 Aug 11 at 21:26
    WhyattThrashNote to anyone confused by this solution: You can't play hardcore for the first playthrough like the solution says because it only unlocks after beating the game once on another difficulty.
    Posted by WhyattThrash on 06 Dec 13 at 02:31
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  • SecondHALONICKSecondHALONICK625,312
    10 Dec 2008 17 Oct 2008
    23 18 6
    For this achievement all you need to do is complete the game twice. You don't need to do it on the same difficulty, you don't need to do the side quests, just complete the game 2 times and you will unlock this once you finish it for your second time.
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    The Fury I84IBest thing to do is change the difficulty for you second playthrough to hardcore. This way you unlock 2 achievements at the same time: Long service medal and Distinguised combat medal.
    Posted by The Fury I84I on 06 Jun 10 at 12:19
    Mental Knight 5Good guide, but you should probably add that it can be with multiple "careers" (characters), just to clear up any confusion at a glance.
    Posted by Mental Knight 5 on 28 Aug 11 at 20:55
    Solario32Also, you need 2 playthroughs to reach level 60 when you first play the game.
    Posted by Solario32 on 31 Oct 11 at 18:50
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