This is a strategy role-playing game in which players assume the roles of characters from the TV show Falling Skies. Players command small squads of fighters around grid-like areas, battling alien creatures and alien-possessed humans. Characters use machine guns, grenades, rocket launchers, and pistols to deplete enemies' health meters. Aliens are depicted slashing at humans with claws or shooting at them from large robots. When characters are close, they can use a knife to slash at aliens; splashes of red blood briefly appear during these combat animations.