Capture Phantom Drop-Ship
Head down the stairs, to the left, and kill the trio of grunts. Now approach the ledge and grab a Beam Rifle from the weapon stash, then use it to clear the opposite platform of as many enemies as you can. When you run out of ammo, grab the second Rifle. When that's depleted, you'll find two Brute Shots farther up the platform--use it to clear whatever's left.
With the enemies down for the count, Mickey will commandeer drop ship, but he'll request your assistance in a Banshee. Oblige him by taking control of one of the Banshees just behind where the drop ship is (or was).
Escort Phantom in a Banshee
Okay, quick Banshee rundown: It controls similar to the Ghost, that is Right-Trigger shoots and Left-Trigger boosts. However, it also has an unlimited supply of missiles that can be fired with "B." Beyond that, it can also perform different stunts by holding a direction on the control stick and pressing "A." To perform a quick barrel roll to the left or right, tap "A" while pressing it in either direction. The Banshee can also perform a somersault by holding down while pressing "A," allowing you to gain altitude quickly.
Now that you have the controls down, let's kill some fools. Don't bother waiting for the drop ship to tell you what to do--you can find some enemies to take down just opposite of where you entered. We suggest attacking them from high above, bringing down a barrage of plasma blasts and missiles. But stay close to the wall so you can roll behind it if you begin taking fire. Once you've cleared the area, follow the Phantom up to the large opening gate.
After the gate opens, two enemy Banshees will dart through. If you can't take them down from head-on (using missiles or lasers), just get behind them and try again. Now continue into the tunnel, taking down the tower full of enemies, and whatever lies beyond.
You'll emerge in a large room with more flying enemies and Banshees. After taking them down, land on the platform by the large gate and interact with the controls in its center to force it open. Now hop back into the Banshee
Open All Blocking Doors
Inside the next tunnel, destroy the tower (with a missile) and take down the Ghost. When back outside, destroy another tower, then focus on the Banshee on the far bridge. Simply strafe back and forth to evade its fire and return the favor in kind. When clear, you'll have to park the Banshee again to open another door…
…dammit, the door's jammed! No worries, go ahead and walk through the convenient man-sized opening. Inside, you may want to grab either a Carbine or Beam Rifle from the racks dead-ahead, as you have more enemies to take on. Once you're equipped, your current location is actually perfect to attack them from. Simply stand at the base of the stairs and use the sniper rifle to pick them off, using the walls on either side for cover.
Once they're down, climb up the staircase toward the far control room, where you'll face a few more Brutes. Grenades or the sniper rifle work best, but be ready as one of them is equipped with a hammer. Back away from him as far as you can--jumping if you have to--to evade his attacks. Once the room's clear, enter the far control room and interact with the panel inside to open the way. Now go and get your Banshee and continue forth young ODST!
Evade or Destroy Scarab
The next room is home to a Scarab. The easiest way to deal with it is to take it down from the inside. Simply fly right toward its head, rolling to evade its fire, and hop out of your Banshee to land on the main deck of the Scarab, just behind its noggin. Once there, fight down the ramp, through a few enemies including a Brute--a well place grenade should take most of them out. Melee attacks are also quite effective, due to the tight quarters. Once you've cleared the enemies, continue up to the control room, on the backside of the Scarab (the walkway at the top of the ramp leads to it). Once there, destroy the large, glowing control unit with either a couple of grenades or a ton of ammo. Once destroyed, you have about 10 seconds to get the hell off to avoid the resulting explosion--just drop to the ground and back away a few meters.
With the Scarab defeated, you should now be able to open the large door just behind it, to the left. Head through, grab a Banshee, and simply take down one of the marked targets ahead to start a chain reaction so powerful that you finish the level. Whoa.
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