Just like the previous titles the 2013 part of the Emergency games is a real-time-strategy game with a context of saving lives. Instead of fighting enemies the player takes control of the fire department, police, medical rescue services as well as technical relief units and fights disasters to save humans.
The games has two different games modes:
There are five free to play maps, where the player decides which disaster and the goals are generated by the software.
A campaign with 19 missions. In the campaign the European super volcano is about to explode. The player has to prevent that by making boreholes on the strategic correct places. Beside this the player has to deal with the first results from the starting eruption. New places in the campaign are Sylt, Vienna, the Eifel and the Vatican.
Beside the units from the game Emergency 2012 there is an additional unit: The flying drone.