Captain America: Super Soldier is a third-person action game based on the movie Captain America: The First Avenger, which is in turn based on the Marvel comics series. The plot revolves around the fight between Captain America and his nemeses: Red Skull, Arnim Zola, and the HYDRA organization. Most of the action takes place in a massive castle, where these enemies are brewing up their evil plans. The player controls Captain America in a succession of athletic fights. The hero's shield is used in various ways in combat: thrown against enemies, deflecting projectiles, scaling walls... Some levels will also require puzzle solving and platforming skills in order to advance in the story.