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Mass Effect 3 romance guide

Tali’Zorah


Above: Dammit, Tali, I said “say cheese!” Ok guys, let’s try this again...

Race: Quarian

Role: Admiral or outcast, depending on previous choices

Preference: Males only

Personality: Intelligent, humble

Some might be turned off by the fact that we’ve never seen Tali’s face and/or that she has one less finger than a Simpsons character. Still, she’s one of the most brilliant technical minds in the galaxy and wields a shotgun better than most krogans, so that makes her sexy in our book. She’s changed a bit since the first two Mass Effect games, and is now less shy and awkward - something you’ll find out should you pursue a romantic relationship. 


Previously, on Mass Effect

Only imported male Shepards who romanced Tali in ME2 can continue the relationship in ME3. That’s assuming you get her to successfully join your crew after the Priority: Rannoch mission, which takes place in the second half of the game. However, a continued romance with Tali can be one of the most satisfying in the entire game, with numerous meaningful conversations, both traditional and ambient.


Romance Walkthrough

During Tali’s introduction, make it clear you want to continue the relationship. She’ll propose some ‘private time’ up in the captain’s cabin, away from the other admirals. You can invite her up immediately, and confirm you want to continue the relationship. Make sure to do this, or else risk losing your chance at love.

After the Priority: Rannoch mission, visit Tali down in Engineering. She’ll be standing near the drive core.

It is at this point Tali will say she’s left a gift for you in your cabin. The gift is actually a photo of her without her mask, which you can look at any time.

35 comments

  • 11eviathan - March 9, 2012 12:10 p.m.

    Absolutely loving that picture! Thank you for the laugh as always Gamesradar.
  • db1331 - March 9, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    I love how the husk looks all clingy and Shep looks like she just wants to get out of there. I told Diana to get lost from the get go. I think Chobot is attractive irl, but they made her look hideous in the game. She looks like she has Droopy Dog's face. It was all a bit too much uncanny-valley for me to have her on my ship.
  • ObliqueZombie - March 9, 2012 2:40 p.m.

    I hear that. Her cheeks look like she just had an allergic reaction to peanuts.
  • Al_Capwn - March 9, 2012 3:15 p.m.

    she looks like snooki
  • SentientSquidMachine - March 10, 2012 11:27 a.m.

    Agreed!
  • Person5 - March 14, 2012 6:15 p.m.

    Shame I couldn't punch her when I rejected her, My Shep just hates reporters and people who lick video game controllers
  • DevonOO7 - March 9, 2012 1:29 p.m.

    I just beat the game.
  • JMarsella09 - March 9, 2012 1:57 p.m.

    Wow... Samantha's scene is terrible.
  • sutrebla15 - March 9, 2012 1:58 p.m.

    No Miranda Lawson in this game? :(
  • GhostbustTyler - March 9, 2012 2:33 p.m.

    She's in the game and you can have a relationship with her, but it's a long distance one, and I'm not sure if there is a romance scene. All I know is that you need to have a ME 2 save where you have a relationship with her.
  • SentientSquidMachine - March 10, 2012 11:40 a.m.

    They made up for it with Ashely...visually, still wanted to punch her in the face a couple of times though. And Jack's hot now.
  • majorsuave - March 11, 2012 11:22 a.m.

    Mini spoiler about Jack ------ Jack's hot as hell now... When I talked to her at Grissom Academy she said "You want to pin me against the wall of the cargo bay again?" Which my Carlos Sheppard did in ME2 before romancing Tali.
  • Al_Capwn - March 9, 2012 3:17 p.m.

    i stayed home from work tuesday to punish liara it was anal sex night on the normandy
  • agrizzl - March 28, 2012 5:28 p.m.

    Man.. That is the funniest thing iv ever heard
  • LEGOMatrix - March 10, 2012 4:14 a.m.

    That image is hlarious! I wish your love interest got turned into a husk at some point in ME3 now, but you could still "complete the romance"!
  • inkyspot - March 10, 2012 4:19 a.m.

    I romanced Miranda Lawson, so I guess I don't get to bang before the final mission, (Sad) That dude who takes care of the ships in the cardo bay tried to romance me in the club (what gives?) Needless to say, while I was flatered my male Shepard kindly turned him down ... lol
  • dakingzmen - March 10, 2012 6:38 a.m.

    ashley williams guide, 2nd paragraph: "Both new and imported female Shepards can romance Ashley, but actions you took in previous games can complicate things." I assume this is just a typo, or is it possible to romance ash as a femshep??
  • Matt Hughes - March 10, 2012 8:29 a.m.

    Oops, definitely a typo, thanks for the catch :)
  • Mishmonster - March 15, 2012 9:14 a.m.

    They finally made a FemShep, but they still didn't improve the romance options for her. They're crap! Three females, some not human; one human male that possibly didn't make it thru ME1; and a Turian? WTF??
  • Stegga - March 21, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    Has anyone actually kept Kaidan alive all the way through? Of all the people I know not a single one kept him alive in ME1. Although for my second playthrough I really don't want Ashley as a squad member, she's such a moany bitch

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