This species of cyborgs are known for their presumably indestructible bodies controlled by jars containing the brains of species that they have conquered. The Cortexian's have a strong melee attack, strong enough to throw crew members into the air and send them backwards.
The Cortexian's intentions are similar to the Cybermen: Convert other species into their race. The Cortexian's have a procedure where they take the brain of their victim, and place it a jar, attached to a steel body which they claim is nearly indestructible.
The Cortexian's have a melee attack, which is strong enough to effectively corner and kill crew members. The Cortexian's value brains, and tell the player they will have the brains of you and your crew to convert into Cortexian's. They don't take "no" for an answer.
- Players encounter a Cortexian ship near Cranus.
- When you encounter the Cortex on Cranus, they offer to convert your crew. The game forces you to decline.
- This creature is also seened in the game Cortex Command.