In the first Crysis game, set in the year 2020, you play as First Lieutenant Jake Dunn, otherwise known as ‘Nomad’. Part of a military team called Raptor Squad, his teammates include Laurence ‘Prophet’ Barnes, Aztec, Jester and another important character: the wise-cracking Londoner, Michael ‘Psycho’ Sykes who only really makes a brief appearance here, but is quite integral to the rounding of the plot.
The nanosuit-wearing Raptor team are sent to the Ling Shan Islands (fictional islands just off the Philippines), to rescue a group of civilian archaeologists that have unearthed an artifact a few million years old that turns out to be of alien origin. With some rather topical involvement with North Korea, it is here we welcome the ‘phone home’ aliens known as the Ceph. -