Road.Wage is an action racing game. It takes place in a street environment, but the car can only go forward and switch lanes, not turn to take a different direction. It consists of multiple levels that always have the goal of delivering a type of cargo before time runs out. Various vehicles are available with some unusual statistics such as acceleration, braking, courage, deductible, mass, max speed and patience.
Races are very hectic as a lot is allowed to quickly reach the destination. Cars can be avoided by switching lanes, but it is also possible to ram or shoot them. There are pick-ups on the road such as extra cash, extra time, invisibility, repairs and nitro. The car can damaged and needs to be kept in good health. At a certain point tank rage can be activated, turning the vehicle into a powerful tank that shoots quickly and is not affected by collisions. It is also possible to carry an inflatable passenger on top of the car. To reach a high score the destination needs to be reached quickly.