Silent Ops is a third person action game with stealth elements. The game is similar to Gameloft's Splinter Cell: Conviction game but is more combat oriented. The game contains seven different levels and takes place in locations across the world (Geneva, Hongkong and Dubrovnik among others). Enemies can be sneaked upon and taken out with a stealth kill or they can be attacked with either a silenced gun or an SMG. When getting close to an enemy the player instead enters hand-to-hand melee combat. In addition to the regular levels, there are also sniping levels and quick time event based levels.
In addition to the singleplayer mode, there is also a multiplayer mode for up to twelve players. It can be played online, or locally over bluetooth or wi-fi.