Locations in Mass Effect are the areas the players explore during their journey. Mass Effect takes place in the Milky Way but can take Commander Shepard all along the galaxy, exploring clusters, planets, space stations or starships.
The Galaxy Map
In order to travel through the Mass Effect universe, you have to access the Galaxy Map, located in the Center of the Normandy. You will be able to access it for the first time after completing Citadel: Expose Saren. and you won't have all Clusters available until you advance further completing Missions or your squad reaches a certain level.
Clusters, Systems, Planets
Once you decided a destiny, you set course to a Cluster, inside each cluster you can find a different number of systems, and within each system you will find mostly planets, but also asteroids or drifting ships. You can't land on every planet available, sometimes you can only survey them to obtain resources.
All Mass Effect Locations
|Systems in Mass Effect|
Acheron ♦ Amazon ♦ Antaeus ♦ Asgard ♦ Athens ♦ Cacus ♦ Caspian ♦ Century ♦ Columbia ♦ Dis ♦ Erebus ♦ Farinata ♦ Fortuna ♦ Gagarin ♦ Gorgon ♦ Grissom ♦ Han ♦ Hercules ♦ Herschel ♦ Hoc ♦ Hong ♦ Hydra (location) ♦ Knossos ♦ Macedon ♦ Matano ♦ Ming ♦ Newton ♦ Pax ♦ Phoenix (Location) ♦ Plutus ♦ Refuge ♦ Sol ♦ Sparta ♦ Strenuus ♦ Tereshkova ♦ Theseus ♦ Utopia ♦ Vamshi ♦ Vostok ♦ Yangtze