Gameplay is a third person cover shooter with the ability to use adrenaline to slow down time and curve bullets. Some levels contain QTE sequences with on-rail shooter elements.
The player controls Wesley, while in flashback sequences, the player controls Cross, Wesley’s father. His father’s Fire Eater guns can curve Shrapnel bullets, an explosive variation of the regular bullets. The player also can use other characters that can be unlocked by defeating bosses: the SWAT leader, the Russian, Brummel and Arana/Spider.