Finally, the Halo: Reach countdown has winded down, and gamers worldwide can get their hands on this masterpiece. IGN reports that “the whole shebang will last you about nine or ten hours on your first play through on the Heroic difficulty.” Video review after the jump. Click here for more screenshots.

The campaign is excellent, backed by solid storytelling and a powerful audio-visual experience. The competitive multiplayer is familiar, yet brand new with a lot more options and a faster pacing. And the cooperative Firefight arcade mode has finally met its potential.

[via IGN]