The Con is a fighting game featuring 20 different characters as well as the ability to create-a-fighter with the ability to use face-mapping from the players photo collection. The player competes in fights and tournaments to earn money and pay off debts to a lone shark, but not only can the player win fights to earn money, but they can take a dive in a fixed fight while trying not to show to the crowd that it was rigged. Players can also bet against their own matches.
Players can also customize their fighters, tweaking their fighting stats with upgrade points acquired through fights, they also can change their appearance with clothing unlocked through the course of the game. There are also fives modes to compete in, Story mode, Survival, Quick Fight, Time Attack mode and a Two-player mode.