For last squad mate you choose, I chose Thane and Grunt and they survived.
Also if you choose to save the crew.. Zaeed or Jack, I chose first time as Jack, and second time as Zaeed, they both survived and crews were safely returned to Normandy.
[Edited by Mississauganese, 2/3/2010 11:54:35 AM]
[Edited by Mississauganese, 2/3/2010 11:55:38 AM]
Any squad mates who are loyal they will survive.
[Edited by Mississauganese, 2/3/2010 11:56:40 AM]
[Edited by Seroster, 2/3/2010 11:25:55 PM]
[Edited by dh19440113, 2/4/2010 2:35:24 AM]
The only PROBLEM is with Mordin. He's...well...a troublesome character. If you have not chosen him to escort the normandy crew back, there's 2 other ways to keep him alive:
Method 1) Pick him as one of the squad mate for the final boss. Well, of course, to expect him to survive it, he must be loyal.
Method 2) Do not drain assault rifle users, or rather, the soldier characters (Zaeed, Garrus, Grunt, Samara) from the team (if Mordin is in it) that is holding the rear for you while you go finish off the final boss. Meaning, dun put so many of them into your final boss squad. Apparently, the game picks this up and determines that the rear line was too weak and mordin gets killed. Also, this applies to the escort...dun use these people for escort otherwise it thins the line. I mean if you wan to maximize the chance of his survival.
I tested no. 2 myself. The 1st time I had zaeed and garrus with me for the final boss. Mordin killed. The 2nd time i try, I took Jacob and Thane, and left all the rifle users behind. My whole team survived.
If you are playing at higher difficulty, obviously no. 2 is going to make your life more miserable. Get him for escort is the best way to keep him out of harm's way.
i used tali as commander for other squad and i later squad was garrus and i picked Grunt and Tali for the Reaper battle
only lost thane, ANNOYING and now i am stuck with the joker mission bug