Everything in BioWare’s epic space opera leads to one thing: the suicide mission. After forming a crew of the galaxy’s most notorious mercenaries, criminals, and genetically engineered super-soldiers, Shepard has to fly his ship through the mysterious and feared Omega Relay.
In the Mass Effect universe, people use ancient devices called Mass Relays to travel between the stars. But anyone who travels through the Omega Relay, which glows a sinister red rather than the usual soft blue, never comes back. It’s a cosmic Bermuda Triangle, and is said to lead to the home of the Collectors: a race of insect-like creatures that serve as the antagonists in Mass Effect 2.