Conrad B. Hart, an intelligence operative, learns that Morphs—shape-shifting aliens—have penetrated human society in the year 2142. Before he can warn anybody else, he captures himself and has his memory erased. Nevertheless, he records a message to himself. Later, he manages to flee, but not before crashing his car in a jungle, where he drops his recorded message and the game starts. Conrad is told to meet his friend Ian in New Washington if the player finds it.