This game follows the story of what happens after the John Carpenter 1982 movie adaptation of the John W. Campbell JR Novel "Who Goes There?". The original game borrows heavily on the story from the 2002 video game and the current sequel expands further on the plot after Captain Blake defeats the Thing entity. After the death of Whitley and the destruction of Gen Inc property; Captain J.F.Blake boards a rescue plane and leaves Antarctica. Complications arise and the aircraft malfunctions and crashes. With no report from Blake the Alaska base sends in a new rescue team of which you the player take control. Your task is to find Captain Blake and escort him back to Alaska. However the thing entity did not die with Whitley on that day...
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The Final Level in Original Mode (12 of 12). This is where the final battle against the Whitley Thing monster will occur. There are 3 tents to investigate as well as the UFO's Exterior. Whitley will try to lure the player into a trap / ambush of sorts here and everything will come down to one final battle. Any of the Characters from Original Mode that survive this encounter may be transferred over to a new Story Mode game.