New York City can't catch a break. In Crysis 2, the city was the battleground as we fought against the alien Ceph and the corrupt CELL organization. But as Crysis 3 quickly proves, New York, along with the rest of the world, is far from safe.
Taking place 24 years after the events of Crysis 2, the game begins by telling us how things have unfolded since. CELL, in its attempt to continue its plan for world domination, captured most of those equipped with the Nanosuit and skinned it from their bodies. One of these victims was Michael "Psycho" Sykes, the protagonist in Crysis Warhead. At the game's outset, Psycho and others help spring Prophet, returning from Crysis 2, from a storage device - sparing him from a fate similar to Psycho's.
The Ceph's intent has always been to eradicate all human life on earth, and while some believed that the aliens were all but wiped out, that wasn't the case. Instead, our protagonists discover the existence of the Alpha Ceph, an overlord of sorts that has opened up a wormhole leading from its home planet, to earth. You, as Prophet, and Psycho now must wage a war to eliminate the alien threat. Review: Techgage