Play as a male or female character in two player co-op.
Based on the arcade game of the same name, the game actually has little to do with the movie's plot.
The game sees players fighting their way through waves of enemies, using their fists, feet, and a variety of weapons, from household items such as brooms to high-damage anti-tank cannons. Players progress through the requisite enemies and bosses with cut scenes interspersed into the action. Various cut scenes in the game contain Quick Time Event sequences, in which the player must press a particular button within a short time limit to alter the impending scene e.g., defeating an enemy or group of enemies in the sequence so that the player will not have to then engage them in combat.
At the end of the game if both players are still alive, the gameplay will change to that of a fighting game, where the two players will fight each other on the rooftop of the skyscraper to gain the sole appreciation of the President's daughter.