Matt Bertz (writer)
With Master Chief elsewhere in the universe, ODST follows an elite group of soldiers known as Orbital Shock Drop Troopers. As the team descends into New Mombasa amidst the heavy Covenant onslaught, they get separated, and a new recruit known as The Rookie must traverse the war zone and piece together what happened. As The Rookie uncovers information, players are launched into flashbacks that put them in control of the missing squad members as they fight for their lives. Once the mystery is solved, take the fight online with the new Firefight mode (think Gears of War 2’s Horde mode), then cash in your invitation to check out the Halo: Reach multiplayer beta that is set to launch in 2010. You’re gonna need more sick days to finish it all.