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...
Two of the new mechanical drone enemies to appear in story mode. Gen Inc deploy these drones about halfway through the game and they appear assisting both Gen Inc Troops and the US Military.
The MLNR Heavy (Black)
The Heavy is like a mini tank. It has thick armor plating giving it a big reduction to bullet and explosive attacks. It uses a LMG to attack & suppress enemies and utilizes its giant Launcher to deploy Explosive & CS Rounds.
The MLNR Hellfire (Silver)
This unit is designed to fight off viral threats and the like. It has fairly strong armor and can take a lot of damage. It's equipped with a flamethrower and deploys Incendiary & Nitrogen Rounds against whatever it identifies as a threat.