Originally Posted by argyle
Random question - I'm getting ready to play through the ME games (I never have finished any of them). I own all 3 on PC now, thanks to various sales (and I grabbed ME3 from the EC sale the other day). Unfortunately I didn't think until after the fact that I should have gotten the digital deluxe version to get the dlc pack. And that leads me to my question!
What is the best way to get all of the story-related dlc for all 3 games? It looks like even the trilogy pack is missing some that I've heard people say is really good (shadow broker for 2, and it doesn't look like it has any of it for 3). EA made it way too complex to get a "complete" version of this series.
As far as I know, they don't sell 'complete' versions anywhere (except for Mass Effect 1). They want you to buy the DLC from the Bioware store.
That said, I've bought nearly all of them and found them to be a good value. I bought all of them after I had finished each game too, because I bought each game at release, and while they would be nice to play 'mid story' they work just as well generally playing them after a playthrough because once you finish the game it completes a save for you to play DLCs right before the final mission.
I'd say just play the series first and then consider whether you want to buy add-ons later or not. Shadow Broken is generally considered the best and well worth it. Kasumi, Zhaed, Overlord, also personal favorites of mine. ME3 DLC generally also good, but a little lackluster once you experience 'the ending'. Anyways, I'd just pick them up as you want 'additional content'. That's my 2 cents.
Also, great deal on the Walking Dead! (I already picked it up, but still!)