Real-time strategy game. The two sides are the evil Brotherhood of NOD (a criminal organization) and the Global Defense Initiative (a UN force). You get to play both sides and fight it out various scenarios. You must launch effective attacks on the enemy whilst protecting your bases. Resource management is an important element of the gameplay with the resource Tiberium being the most important. The game offers a selection of single-player missions and the multi-player option allows for up to four player to play via LAN or two people to play via modem/serial connection or on the same console. There are many unit types included, with unique unit-types for each side. Orders are issued to units using an easy-to-use menu system.