This mod turns Stellaris into the Mass Effect strategy game you've dreamed of

If, like me, you’ve always wanted to see a more strategic, zoomed-out take on the Mass Effect setting, you’re in luck: the Binary Helix mod group (cheekily named for a genetic engineering corporation in Mass Effect) is creating the Beyond the Relays (opens in new tab) project for Stellaris—a  total conversion of the space strategy sim to the Mass Effect setting.

Stellaris has a history of great total conversion mods, with previous efforts bringing Star Trek (opens in new tab) and Warhammer 40K (opens in new tab) to life in the setting. Additionally, talented modders have, in the past, made individual addons based on Mass Effect to Stellaris, but Beyond the Relays looks to recreate the entire setting down to its political climate and rules of space travel.