IGN writes: "Commander Shepard dies ten minutes into Mass Effect 2.
You read that correctly. After a brief introduction into the story, you take control of your version of Shepard. The Normandy is attacked by an unknown enemy and there is no hope of defense. You charge to the command deck. Your old pal Joker refuses to leave the helm. He can save the ship, he swears. You know he's wrong. You drag him to an escape pod as your ship falls apart around you. All is lost."