Red Shark 2 is a simulation game where the player pilots a high-tech helicopter, sent back in time to World War Two in order to prevent undesirable changes to history. The game pits the player against various fascist military forces in Europe, over the Pacific and in the Mediterranean regions. The helicopter is equipped with a powerful cannon and missiles, both normal and homing ones.
The game is played in third person perspective, with a number of cinematic camera angles available. The player controls the helicopter's direction and aims with the mouse.