Ceph, sometimes called "squids" by the humans, are an extraterrestrial race that is one of the main factions in the Crysis series. Dr. Rosenthal estimates that they predate mankind by 2 million years, and Helena Rosenthal believes they sent a distress signal 400 light years away. They are chiefly headquartered on the island, but Dr. Rosenthal mentions finding similar specimens in Russia and Afghanistan, indicating a possible global movement. Three years later, more Ceph members invade New York City, and Prophet reveals that they have ships buried underground all over the planet. Ceph technology was also involved in the Tunguska event, from which Jacob Hargreave built a variety of anti-alien technology, such as the nanosuit.
Types of aliens include troopers, scouts, hunters, and the large warship, as well as the enormous alien ship itself, contained in the mountain on the island. When inside their zero-gravity ship, aliens move about without their scout exoskeletons, and use handheld MOAC ice shard launchers. The aliens are assumed to live in a methane enviroment, and cannot survive in Earth's oxygen-rich atmosphere without their exoskeletons.
|Crysis • Crysis Warhead (Crysis Wars) • Crysis 2 • Crysis (comic) • Crysis 3|
|Nomad • Psycho • Alcatraz • Prophet • Jacob Hargreave • Nathan Gould • Tara Strickland • Helena Rosenthal • Sean O'Neill|
|Ji-Sung Lee • Dominic Lockhart • Sherman Barclay • Chino • Ri-Shan Kyong • Strickland • Richard Morrison • Emerson • Dr. Rosenthal • Karl Rasch • Jester • Aztec|
|Locations and factions|
|Locations: Island • Alien ship • Ice sphere • USS Constitution • New York City|
Factions: United States • North Korea • Ceph (Trooper • Scout • Hunter • Warship • Soldier • Devastator • Pinger) • Crynet Systems
|Timeline • Nanosuit • Weapons • Attachments • Vehicles • Power Struggle • Instant Action|
|Crytek • Electronic Arts • Removed features • CryEngine 2 • CryEngine 3|